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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.

Proposal for Front and Long Would Add Affordable Housing Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for Front and Long Would Add Affordable Housing Downtown

A collection of buildings at the southeast corner of Front and Long Streets Downtown is being considered for redevelopment as workforce housing; about 40 units of affordable apartments would sit on top of street-level retail. The project, along with another potential development on the South Side, would be the first under the city’s new Housing […]

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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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Public Meetings Under Way for Southern Gateway Revitalization Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Public Meetings Under Way for Southern Gateway Revitalization Effort

Southern Gateway, the public-private partnership first announced by the Mayor in the 2012 State of the City address and officially launched last summer, has started its engagement with the neighborhood. Four public meetings have been held so far, and another two are scheduled: March 28 at the Parsons Avenue Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library […]

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Demolition of Settlement House Leaves Another Empty Lot on South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Demolition of Settlement House Leaves Another Empty Lot on South Side

City crews have taken down the main structure at 310 E. Innis Ave., where the South Side Settlement House stood for over 30 years. Dave Bush, Columbus assistant finance director, explains that while there is still some work to be done (the ornamental stairwell is to be saved and moved into storage, and the lot […]

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WOSU’s ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’ Series to Continue

Brent Warren Brent Warren WOSU’s ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’ Series to Continue

Originally developed as part of Columbus’ bicentennial celebration (which officially concluded earlier this week), WOSU announced plans today to extend it’s documentary series on the history of Columbus neighborhoods.  Six additional communities will be featured through 2015: The South Side Clintonville Worthington Bexley The Tri-Villages (Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff, and Grandview Heights) ‘New Americans’ (a […]

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