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Seven Story Apartment Building Proposed Near Topiary Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven Story Apartment Building Proposed Near Topiary Park

A local developer is looking for feedback from the city on a proposal for the southwest corner of East Town Street and Washington Avenue Downtown, across from the Topiary Park. Eli Adahan, who is in contract to buy the vacant parcel from Franklin University, submitted a proposal for a seven-story apartment building to the city’s […]

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Grant Hospital Plans Downtown Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grant Hospital Plans Downtown Expansion

Grant Hospital and OhioHealth will go before the Downtown Commission this month to present an $11 million expansion to the healthcare provider’s Discovery District facilities. An application for a certificate of appropriateness was submitted to the commission, which calls for the demolition of an existing building at 303 East Town Street and the construction of […]

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New Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed Downtown

Two local development companies are teaming up to add more apartments and retail to Downtown Columbus. Bluestone Brothers and Crawford Hoying presented plans for a new five-story mixed-use apartment building at the corner of East Town Street and South Fifth Street, located just two blocks east of Columbus Commons. The $13 million project would replace […]

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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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