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Borror Properties Unveils 5.5 Acre Mixed-Use Project Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Borror Properties Unveils 5.5 Acre Mixed-Use Project Downtown

Doug Borror, the CEO of local development company Borror Properties, recently told us the story of his own personal relocation from Dublin to The Short North, which ended up sparking a major change in the company’s business strategies for investing in development opportunities. “It was a beautiful April night in 2013, and I was sitting […]

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Lucas Lofts Development Approved in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lucas Lofts Development Approved in Franklinton

In February, a new 69-unit residential building known as Lucas Lofts was proposed for East Franklinton, next door to 400 West Rich Street, and this afternoon the project got the greenlight from the East Franklinton Review Board. Over the past three months, the project has seen minor updates from developer Urban Smart Growth, mostly with […]

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Four-Unit Townhome Approved for Detroit Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four-Unit Townhome Approved for Detroit Avenue

At this week’s busy Italian Village Commission, one smaller development was approved after multiple previous rounds of architectural revisions and redesigns. A four-unit townhome building developed by Lykens Companies is slated to fill in an empty lot on Detroit Avenue, behind the St. James Tavern. The development will directly face another from Lykens right across […]

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Burwell Heights Development Gets First Architectural Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans Burwell Heights Development Gets First Architectural Review

The design for the ambitious Burwell Heights mixed-use development that was revealed last week went in front of the Italian Village Commission last night, and received a combination of praise and critique during the feedback session. The design was noted as being a very preliminary one, with room for discussion about the specific best use […]

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Infill Development Proposed to Add 24 New Homes to Jeffrey Park Site

Walker Evans Walker Evans Infill Development Proposed to Add 24 New Homes to Jeffrey Park Site

When the massive Jeffrey Park project from Wagenbrenner Development was first proposed in 2012, it encompassed the majority of the site formerly planned as the Jeffery Place, with a few small gaps in the site. Two existing buildings had already been completed on the far east and west sides of the site, with two more […]

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More Details Unveiled for Development at Summit and Fifth

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Details Unveiled for Development at Summit and Fifth

The March 17th Italian Village Commission meeting promises to be an extremely busy (ie: lengthy) one, with nearly two dozen projects submitted for review. Some of the submissions are smaller, like residents in the neighborhood who want to build a privacy fence, and some of the submissions are larger, like the five-story mixed-use Burwell Heights […]

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Residential Population Continues to Climb in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Residential Population Continues to Climb in Downtown Columbus

Approximately 7,080 people call Downtown Columbus home. While that number is still much lower than the all-time high of 30,000 residents in the 1950s, it’s still a significant improvement over the all-time low of 3,488 that was recorded just 15 years ago. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District released their quarterly Downtown Economic Development Update […]

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