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Centered on the main stretch of High Street north of downtown Columbus and extending just south of The Ohio State University’s campus, the Short North experienced street-level crime and gang violence as affluent Columbus residents followed the economic bubble into the suburbs during the 1960s and ’70s. Its rebirth began when art galleries began to open there in the ’80s. Most of its buildings date back to at least the early 20th century, with traditional storefronts along High and apartment buildings, row houses and condominium developments in the surrounding blocks.

Pricing and Floorplans Released for Fireproof Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pricing and Floorplans Released for Fireproof Building

Pricing and floor-plans have been released for 56 apartment units in the Fireproof project in the Short North. Monthly rents range from $1,295 for a 785 square-foot studio to $3,300 for a 2,350 square-foot, two-bedroom unit. The large two-bedroom units – there are four in total – are all located in the historic Fireproof building. […]

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Solar Trash Compactors Coming Soon to Short North Sidewalks

 Olivia Bower Solar Trash Compactors Coming Soon to Short North Sidewalks

The city of Columbus bought several trash-compacting garbage cans to put on sidewalks in the Short North, but they haven’t been used yet. Working on streets in cities across the world, these trash cans – solar compactors – are made by BigBelly Solar to harness solar energy to compact trash and recyclable materials, if desired. […]

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Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Although plans appear to be in the early stages, the Stonehenge Company is looking to build on the current site of the Ibel Building at the corner of West Third Avenue and North High Street in the Short North. Architect Jonathan Barnes presented a proposal for a six-story, 32-unit apartment building to the Victorian Village […]

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Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

The pace of development in Italian Village shows no signs of slowing any time soon. Wood Companies has proposed a five-story mixed-use building for 940 North High Street – the concept will be presented at tomorrow’s Italian Village Commission meeting, where commissioners will also weigh in on Borror Properties’ six-story Pearl Alley proposal. Both projects are […]

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CoGo Bike Share Expands Three Popular Station Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Bike Share Expands Three Popular Station Locations

While you spent your time relaxing this past weekend, the team at CoGo was busy working. The local bike share system upgraded three of its most popular station locations to add a bit of extra bike capacity to the system as the first phase of a larger expansion plan occurring this year. Four additional bike […]

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First Look: Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Oddfellows Liquor Bar

You’ve got to love Columbus’ entrepreneurial spirit! Indeed, this is a city where anyone with a dream, and the right mix of hard work and creative vision, can have it all. Look at Mikey Sarboro, who, five years ago, launched what has become one of the city’s best-loved and most recognizable pizza brands, Mikey’s Late […]

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6 Places to Stop During Gallery Hop: August 2014

Michelle Mwaura Michelle Mwaura 6 Places to Stop During Gallery Hop: August 2014

Every first Saturday of every month, the Short North district hosts an array of activities in an event called Gallery Hop. During this bustling event from 4 pm to 10 pm (with some places staying open later) people come from all over Columbus to shop at boutiques, view galleries, listen to performers, and dine at […]

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