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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.

Construction Roundup: Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown

No matter which way you look at the Columbus skyline, you’re bound to see at least one construction crane or two these days. New apartments, condos and offices are rising all across the center of our city at a rapid pace, indicating a continued strong investment into the redevelopment of our urban core. This month’s installment in our Construction […]

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Development Update: LC RiverSouth

 Brent Warren Development Update: LC RiverSouth

After a series of delays and false starts, progress is now undeniable at the corner of Rich and High streets Downtown. An eight-story building is close to being topped out at the northwest corner, and foundation work for the second “mirror-image” building on the south side of Rich is well underway. Lifestyle Communities brought the […]

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New 11-Story Building Approved Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New 11-Story Building Approved Downtown

A new 11-story mixed-use building that was unveiled last month has quickly been approved by the Downtown Commission during this morning’s monthly meeting. The project, being developed by Crawford Hoying at the Swan Cleaners site at the corner of South High and West Cherry streets, was presented last month for conceptual review, and re-presented today for […]

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Naturally Impactful: The Cultural Arts Center Serves as a Catalyst in Many Ways

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: The Cultural Arts Center Serves as a Catalyst in Many Ways

With all of the changes that have recently happened along the riverfront Downtown and Bicentennial Park, it is hard to imagine the area at its beginning. In 1861, the Ohio State Arsenal was built at 139 W. Main Street. It served its purpose storing arms until the mid-1970s when a transformation into the Cultural Arts […]

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New Improv Theater Opening Downtown in October

Ella Douglass Ella Douglass New Improv Theater Opening Downtown in October

“Get a job in computers.” If you’ve ever told your parents you want to entertain for a living, you likely received a similar response. But the virtues of a solid career in IT didn’t keep Tara DeFrancisco or Rance Rizzutto from pursuing improv comedy professionally in Chicago. Now, after more than 10 years performing with […]

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New Visuals Unveiled for 11-Story Downtown Development Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Visuals Unveiled for 11-Story Downtown Development Proposal

Last week, we got our first look at a new 11-story apartment building proposal from local developers Crawford Hoying that would replace the three-story Swan Cleaners building at the Downtown intersection of Cherry Street and High Street if built as planned. While the original article only featured basic building schematics as visuals, we’ve been given an […]

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Pop-Up Project will Transform RiverSouth Alley to Pedestrian Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pop-Up Project will Transform RiverSouth Alley to Pedestrian Space

In just a couple of weeks, an underutilized alleyway in the RiverSouth neighborhood will take on a new life as a temporary pedestrian-centric outdoor amenity space, thanks to Transit Columbus — the same group that is currently installing the Parklet Project on Gay Street. Starting on June 9th, the block of West Cherry Street between […]

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