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A collection of neighborhoods south of downtown Columbus, the South Side is bounded by Interstate 70 on the north and east, Frebis Avenue on the south, and Parsons Avenue on the west.

New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Homeport’s new plan for the Barrett Middle School site in Merion Village drops the total unit count from 152 to 130, replacing several rows of two- and three-unit condo buildings with 22 single-family homes. The historic school building will still be renovated and turned into apartments, and small apartment buildings are still planned for the […]

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Community Grounds Bringing Coffee Shop to South Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Grounds Bringing Coffee Shop to South Side

New business growth along Parsons Avenue has finally gained the momentum that many South Side neighborhood residents have been craving for years. The new three-story Village Pointe building is nearing completion, which will house Fitness Loft, Strut the Salon, Alchemy (juice bar) and a new restaurant from the owners of The Crest. Nearby, the old […]

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Group Looking at Possibility of South Market, Greenhouse on Parsons

Brent Warren Brent Warren Group Looking at Possibility of South Market, Greenhouse on Parsons

The Parsons Avenue Merchants Association (PAMA) has received money from City Council to evaluate the feasibility of some big ideas for the South Side — a commercial greenhouse, a grocery store, a research kitchen and even a food and farmer’s market modeled on the North Market. Bob Leighty, PAMA’s Executive Director, said that the $17,000 […]

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Whitt’s End Saloon Opens on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Whitt’s End Saloon Opens on Parsons Avenue

The revitalization of Parsons Avenue on the South Side has long been in focus for the City of Columbus, but aside from major projects at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, private investment has been slow-going. A group of entrepreneurial folks have taken one project into their own hands with the conversion of the old Avenue Bar at […]

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Concept Calls for 150 Residential Units at Barrett Site in Merion Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Concept Calls for 150 Residential Units at Barrett Site in Merion Village

According to a “first draft” concept presented by Homeport to the neighborhood last month, the old Barrett Middle School in Merion Village could be converted into a 50-unit apartment building, with another 100 new units built on the grounds of the former school. After first unveiling the project at a neighborhood meeting in July, the community […]

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Maloney Health Center Opens on South Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Maloney Health Center Opens on South Side

Local leaders gathered today at the new John R. Maloney Health Center for a ribbon cutting ceremony on the city’s South Side. “This new facility represents our commitment to providing primary health and wellness services to South Side families close to where they live,” said Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman. “I salute the collaborative efforts of […]

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Interview: New Columbus Development Director Steven Schoeny

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: New Columbus Development Director Steven Schoeny

Steven Schoeny was appointed earlier this month to serve as the next director of the Department of Development for the City of Columbus. As director he will oversee a wide range of divisions responsible for things like zoning, code enforcement, planning, neighborhood services and the city’s land bank, as well as provide direction for the economic […]

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