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Design and Location of New MLK Library Branch Revealed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design and Location of New MLK Library Branch Revealed

The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has released the latest design concept for its new Martin Luther King Branch. It has also revealed a new location for that branch – about two blocks west of the existing library, which sits at 1600 E. Long St. CML Marketing & Communications Specialist Ben Zenitsky confirmed that the new library […]

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Opinion: Long and Garfield Building Does Not Have to be Demolished

Kathleen Bailey Kathleen Bailey Opinion: Long and Garfield Building Does Not Have to be Demolished

An Open Letter to Columbus Development Director Steve Schoeny in response to the demolition plans announced for two buildings on the city’s Near East Side. Director Schoeny, I took a look at the building today. I can only give a layman’s opinion but it appears to me that the part of the building that collapsed is a […]

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Stretch of East Long Street Primed for Development after Purchase

Brent Warren Brent Warren Stretch of East Long Street Primed for Development after Purchase

A prominent two-block stretch of East Long Street in the King-Lincoln District is poised for a major mixed-use development, although what exactly it will look like is still very much up in the air. A one-acre parcel on the north side of Long, between North Garfield Avenue and Talmadge Street, was bought by the Columbus […]

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Breakfast Review: What the Waffle?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Breakfast Review: What the Waffle?

The What the Waffle story starts at the Columbus Food Hub. The Food Hub isn’t new. According to its website, it was founded in 2013 by Allen Scott, as an offshoot of his United Provision Meat, Seafood & Catering Company. United Provision itself is decades old, with a long history of offering well-priced, painfully fresh […]

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Worst Commercial Property in Columbus Being Demolished Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans Worst Commercial Property in Columbus Being Demolished Today

Demolition officially begins today on the building that city officials have dubbed the “#1 Vacant and Blighted Commercial Property” in Columbus. The building, located at 3150-3218 Allegheny Avenue, has accrued nearly $600,000 in fines since 2015 due to a new law that allows the city of Columbus to apply $1,000 per day penalties to properties deemed […]

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Woods Development Group is Betting on the Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Woods Development Group is Betting on the Near East Side

Over the past several years, Columbus Underground has featured in-depth interviews with many established developers in Columbus, including Brett Kaufman, Michael Schiff, Mark Wood, and Doug Borror. Those conversations focused on the Short North more than any other neighborhood, in part because that is where the developers were doing their most significant work, and in […]

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Near East Side Development Organization Finds New Leadership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Near East Side Development Organization Finds New Leadership

The Near East Side’s development partnership, Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), is going through some changes, including new leadership and new stages of their plan’s implementation. PACT, a collaboration between the City of Columbus, OSU, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Near East Side stakeholders, announced David Cofer as their new executive director. He’ll replace […]

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