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Spanning five quarter blocks south of the Lazarus building, the district is bordered by State Street on the north, the Miranova tower on the south, Pearl Street on the east, and the Scioto River on the west. The Columbus Downtown Development Corp. has been charged with redeveloping the area by the city of Columbus.

Five-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Five-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved Downtown

The Matan is the latest Downtown development proposal from Lifestyle Communities, which gained approval from the Downtown Commission during this morning’s monthly meeting. LC Director of Development Chase Miller presented the project to the Commission for review, which primarily featured only cosmetic updates from last month’s initial proposal. Members of the Downtown Commission praised the overall design […]

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Downtown Apartment Proposal Adds Units, Reduces Parking

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Apartment Proposal Adds Units, Reduces Parking

The Downtown development proposal announced at 303 South Front Street in October is getting an update. The six story building will lose a floor of parking in favor of adding more apartments, bringing the total to 89. “The architecture is largely unchanged — the mass and scale is basically the same,” said Doug Borror, CEO of […]

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Photos: Scioto Greenways Project Transforms Downtown Riverfront

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Scioto Greenways Project Transforms Downtown Riverfront

After two years of ongoing construction, today marks the official completion of the $36 million Scioto Greenways project in Downtown Columbus. With the removal of the Main Street Dam, the Scioto River has been narrowed through Downtown, returning the river to a cleaner natural flow, and allowing 33 acres of new greenspace to be planted […]

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LC Proposes Five-Story Mixed-Use Project for Main and Front Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren LC Proposes Five-Story Mixed-Use Project for Main and Front Downtown

Lifestyle Communities has submitted plans for two adjoining five-story buildings at the northwest corner of Main and Front streets, a proposal that would add 117 apartment units to an area of Downtown that is already attracting plenty of interest from both developers and apartment-seekers. Submitted renderings show a traditional design somewhat similar in style to […]

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First Look: Salt & Pine Approaches Downtown Opening

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Salt & Pine Approaches Downtown Opening

Columbus restauranteur Chris Crader, the mind behind Harvest Pizzeria, Harvest Kitchen+Bar and The Sycamore, is on the cusp of opening a new Downtown restaurant. Salt & Pine will open soon as a full-service restaurant, coffee/liquor bar, and grab-and-go store. “I think the only way I can define it is to call it chef-driven cuisine,” said […]

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Apartment Building Proposed for Former Red Zone Site Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartment Building Proposed for Former Red Zone Site Downtown

Borror Properties has proposed a 75-unit apartment building on the southwest corner of Main and Front streets Downtown. Four floors of apartments would sit on top of a two-story parking garage, replacing a two-story building that was once home to the Red Zone nightclub. It would be the first project in the River South district […]

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Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room

Of the grande dames of the Columbus Food League, only the femmie Chintz Room remains standing. To be sure, in the wake of Surly Girl and Betty’s departures, there are still CFL joints such as Dirty Franks to feed you, but hot dogs don’t exactly say “GIRL POWER”. Though not upscale, The Chintz Room is […]

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