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Restoration of Lazarus House a Win for Preservationists

Brent Warren Brent Warren Restoration of Lazarus House a Win for Preservationists

Although small in scale compared to the many large apartment projects currently planned or under construction Downtown, the recent renovation of the Lazarus House at 380 East Town Street may provide some lessons for developers faced with the significant cost of restoring historic properties. The husband and wife team of Jeff Darbee and Nancy Recchie, […]

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New Gateway Concepts Shared for Town and Rich Streets in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Gateway Concepts Shared for Town and Rich Streets in Franklinton

When the plan to convert Town and Rich Streets in Franklinton into two-way streets was first announced last fall, city leaders stressed that a key element was the installation of new “gateway” features designed  to welcome vistors to the neighborhood and to connect East Franklinton with the Scioto Peninsula. The city (along with consultants MKSK […]

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The Center for Architecture and Design Unveils New Home

Brent Warren Brent Warren The Center for Architecture and Design Unveils New Home

The Center for Architecture and Design is hosting an Opening Reception on Friday to celebrate their move from 390 East Broad to 50 West Town Street in the Lazarus Building. The event, set to run from 7pm to 9pm, will feature light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as well as a chance to see […]

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Center for Architecture and Design Relocating to Lazarus Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Center for Architecture and Design Relocating to Lazarus Building

The Center for Architecture and Design announced today that they plan to relocate from 380 East Broad Street to the Lazarus Building. The Center originally opened on Broad street in January of 2010. “As the gateway for education, conversation and debate about the importance of quality design and its impact on our city’s architecture, planning, […]

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Town and Rich Streets to Go Two-Way in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Town and Rich Streets to Go Two-Way in Franklinton

The finalized East Franklinton Plan was presented in July and lays out a dense urban future for this near-Downtown neighborhood that is slated to be filled with art studios, apartments, corner cafes and creativity. One critical portion of the plan that was discussed in greater detail at a public meeting this evening was that of […]

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The Commissary Brings Kitchen Incubator to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Commissary Brings Kitchen Incubator to Franklinton

There’s certainly no shortage of news coming out of Franklinton in 2012, as every month yields a big new story about yet another new project in the works. August is no different, but this time there’s a unique twist. Instead of more art studios or artist residences, a medium-sized warehouse located at 610 West Town Street […]

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The Topiary Park: A Best Kept Secret

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Topiary Park: A Best Kept Secret

Prior to 2010, The Topiary Park was hands down the nicest green space to be found in Downtown Columbus. This one-of-a-kind space is the only park in the world based on a painting (George Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte”) and illustrated through topiary. But in the two years since 2010, we’ve […]

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