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Located within a 2.8-square-mile area two miles north of downtown Columbus, the district is home to the main campus of The Ohio State University, the Battelle Institute, and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The district is Columbus’s most densely populated neighborhood featuring human service agencies, churches, schools, and more than 650 businesses, including boutiques, tattoo studios, the Landmark Gateway theater, and restaurants and bars.

Development Project Updated to Preserve Historic High Street Buildings

Walker Evans Walker Evans Development Project Updated to Preserve Historic High Street Buildings

The controversial “View on Pavey Square” development planned for a stretch of High Street just north of Ohio State will soon be getting a major revision that will likely please many within the neighborhood. A legal representative from developer JDI Celmark wrote to the University Area Commission on Wednesday, announcing that plans would be presented […]

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Cafe Bella Closes Doors After 20 Years in Business

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cafe Bella Closes Doors After 20 Years in Business

Old North restaurant Cafe Bella announced today that they have officially closed their doors for good. Located at 2593 North High Street, the restaurant has served customers for the past twenty years. Cafe Bella co-owner Emily Pearson informed Columbus Underground today about the closure, thanking friends and customers for their support. The restaurant was originally opened by […]

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Borror Properties Planning New Old North / Clintonville Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Borror Properties Planning New Old North / Clintonville Development

While Patrick J’s has officially closed as of this past weekend, the property won’t be sitting idle for long. Local development company Borror Properties purchased the property at 2711 North High Street on Friday, and plans to combine it with the former White Castle property next door at 2725 North High Street for a larger scale development. […]

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Casto Tapped to Manage Retail at Highline at Nine Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Casto Tapped to Manage Retail at Highline at Nine Development

Local development firm Casto officially announced today that they have been selected as the retail partner for the new Edwards Communities development at Ninth and High Streets in the University District. Additionally, the project has a new name: “The Highline at Nine”. Similarly, phase one of the development (which is currently under construction) is being redubbed […]

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Concerns Raised About Proposal for 16th and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren Concerns Raised About Proposal for 16th and High

A proposal from Edwards Communities to replace eight existing buildings on North High Street between 16th and 17th avenues with a six-story apartment building was met with concern at last night’s University Area Review Board meeting. “I wonder if there isn’t a missed opportunity here,” said board member Doreen Uhas Sauer, referring to language in […]

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Gateway Adding Starbucks & Jimmy John’s, Reaches 95% Retail Capacity

Walker Evans Walker Evans Gateway Adding Starbucks & Jimmy John’s, Reaches 95% Retail Capacity

The Gateway (formerly known as South Campus Gateway) continues to see a lot of new retail changes into the start of the new year. As we reported last June, Steiner & Associates has recently taken over retail leasing operations, quickly bringing new tenants in to fill vacant spaces at the University District development. The two […]

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Six-Story Building Approved for South Campus Taco Bell Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Six-Story Building Approved for South Campus Taco Bell Site

After many months of design reviews, Skip Weiler and David Ruma’s proposal to redevelop the Taco Bell site at 1525 North High Street was approved last night by the University Area Review Board. The new plan boasts a smaller unit and bed count, but retains the same number of parking spaces as the previous proposal. […]

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