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Street Party in the Short North Will Double as Ideas Session for Public Art Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Street Party in the Short North Will Double as Ideas Session for Public Art Plan

The folks behind a plan for public art on High Street in the Short North are throwing a party to get the public involved in the process. GoLive with Art on High will feature over 30 local musicians, stationed at 10 different spots all along High Street. The musicians will swap places every hour, from […]

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Work Begins on Parsons Avenue Streetscape Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Work Begins on Parsons Avenue Streetscape Project

The stretch of Parsons Avenue that runs through Olde Towne East is getting a makeover. Workers recently began tearing up portions of the street between Franklin Avenue and Broad Street to begin burying utility lines. The project, originally announced in late 2014, was set to begin in mid-2015, but was delayed due to some changes. […]

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Bike Lanes and Medians Planned for Section of West Broad

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes and Medians Planned for Section of West Broad

A small section of West Broad Street will be getting the “road diet” treatment. Five-foot bike lanes will be added in both directions, stretching from Front Street to the railroad bridge just west of Starling Street on the Scioto Peninsula. West of the Scioto River, a planted median will also run down the middle of […]

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Downtown Alley Renovations Planned for Summer 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Alley Renovations Planned for Summer 2016

A long awaited improvement to a Downtown section of Pearl Alley and Lynn Alley will finally come to fruition this summer. Streetscape enhancements that were originally announced in late 2012 have been approved for construction this Spring, with a grand opening slated for June. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is overseeing the project, and Executive […]

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Makeover Planned for Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Makeover Planned for Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East

The small stretch of Parsons Avenue that runs along the western edge of Olde Towne East has always been a hotspot of activity for the neighborhood. Home to numerous restaurants, bars, shops and businesses, Parsons Avenue is the default place to go for an art gallery exhibition, a haircut, or a cup of coffee. The […]

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New Planters Installed Around Capitol Square

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Planters Installed Around Capitol Square

Planters large and small have been popping up on the streets surrounding Capitol Square. The planters, part of a series of streetscape improvements first announced last fall, were installed this spring and are now fully planted with a colorful assortment of flowers. Cleve Ricksecker, Executive Director of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, expects the […]

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Westerville Looking to the Future with Comprehensive Plan for Uptown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Westerville Looking to the Future with Comprehensive Plan for Uptown

Westerville is not looking to add large numbers of residents, offices or retail to their core the way some other central Ohio suburbs are (Dublin, Upper Arlington and Gahanna are three good examples). The city is, however, interested in ensuring that its existing historic town center — with its charming mix of small shops and restaurants […]

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