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Community Invited to Help Plan Poindexter Village Museum

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Invited to Help Plan Poindexter Village Museum

When it was decided that the Poindexter Village subsidized housing development would be demolished and replaced by a new community that includes a mix of market-rate and subsidized housing and community resources, locals on the Near East Side pushed to preserve at least a portion of the site to reflect the history of the area. […]

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Redevelopment Planned for Two Near East Side Sites

Walker Evans Walker Evans Redevelopment Planned for Two Near East Side Sites

Should two century-old buildings on Taylor Avenue be renovated or demolished? That question was asked last night at a community charette hosted by representatives of PACT, the nonprofit organization that is overseeing large-scale revitalization efforts for a portion the city’s Near East Side. While PACT’s mission touches upon everything from workforce development to early education, […]

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Input Solicited for Olde Towne East Public Art Installation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Input Solicited for Olde Towne East Public Art Installation

The Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association (OTENA) is seeking neighborhood input on a new public art installation on Parsons Avenue. The project was originally announced nearly two years ago, but the artwork component was slated to come on line as a final phase in 2017 following roadwork and utility work that needed to take place […]

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St. Clair Hotel Building on Near East Side Being Sold to Developer

Brent Warren Brent Warren St. Clair Hotel Building on Near East Side Being Sold to Developer

Community Housing Network (CHN) is in contract to sell the former Hotel St. Clair on the Near East Side. The affordable housing nonprofit announced in August its plans to sell the building, and has now confirmed that it has a buyer. Tim and Mike Kelley, under the name Innisfree LLC, are currently inspecting the building […]

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Construction Roundup: Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Near East Side

A lot has changed on the city’s Near East Side since we last did a neighborhood-centric Construction Roundup back in April. New homes have completed construction while many other projects have just gotten started. The 28-unit infill development in the King-Lincoln District that is provide affordable housing for working parents who are also students is already […]

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Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Forty-six million Americans live in poverty. That’s one in ten people. More than half of them, around 12.4 million, live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. Carol Naughton, a founding staff member of Purpose Built Communities, spoke at the Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on Wednesday about the effects on the people living in these neighborhoods and […]

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Project Update: Poindexter Village Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Poindexter Village Site

Even though the Poindexter Village redevelopment has been in the news recently, the scale of the development and the progress made so far might still come as a surprise to anyone who doesn’t regularly pass by the 16-acre site on the Near East Side. Since the project was awarded a $30 million federal grant through […]

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