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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.

Program to Bring Unique Public Art to the University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Program to Bring Unique Public Art to the University District

The University District Organization is soliciting proposals for a wide-ranging public art program, one that organizers hope will shine a spotlight on the rich cultural life of the neighborhood. Matt Hansen of the UDO explained that the five “tactical art projects” are designed to be experimental – the ideas that are the most well-received could […]

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Apartments Proposed for Unusual Campus-Area Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Proposed for Unusual Campus-Area Site

An unusually-shaped parcel located behind the Gateway parking garage could be the site of the latest student housing project in the University District. Buckeye Real Estate is hoping to put a three-story building on the long and skinny parcel (it measures 26 by 235 feet). Eight ground-floor garages would provide direct access to apartments above, […]

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Changes Made to Mixed-Use Development Proposal at Seventh and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Made to Mixed-Use Development Proposal at Seventh and High

A proposal to build a six-story building at the northeast corner of East Seventh Avenue and North High Street is heading back to the University Area Review Board. Although the basic parameters of the proposal are similar to what was brought before the board this past April (and before that, in April of 2015), some […]

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Chumley’s Relocating to Highline at Nine Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Chumley’s Relocating to Highline at Nine Development

Campus-area sports bar Chumley’s is losing their home to the wrecking ball at 1918 North High Street, but the business has plans to relocate and reopen just a few blocks south. The bar posted an updated on its Facebook page earlier this month announcing that it will be relocating inside the new Highline on Nine […]

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Demolition Begins at High & 16th in University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition Begins at High & 16th in University District

Three buildings have begun the demolition process at the site of the High & 16th redevelopment project in the University District this past week. The former Huntington Building, Charley’s Grilled Subs, and the house behind it have all been reduced to rubble with cleanup left to be completed once the weather improves. The remaining five […]

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Five New CoGo Bike Share Stations Being Added to System

Walker Evans Walker Evans Five New CoGo Bike Share Stations Being Added to System

Representatives from CoGo Bike Share and the City of Columbus released a joint announcement today about their system expansion that includes five new stations at popular locations and destinations, bringing the grand total to 46 stations and 365 bikes for rent. “With each expansion we hope to accomplish two goals: fill in the existing stations […]

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Northside Library Branch Reaches Construction Milestone

Walker Evans Walker Evans Northside Library Branch Reaches Construction Milestone

The new Columbus Metropolitan Library Northside Branch is officially “topping out” its construction tomorrow, celebrating a milestone in working toward the reopening of the busy library location at 1423 North High Street. Construction began back in March, with a targeted completion scheduled for late spring or early summer of 2017. Once completed, the new 24,900 square […]

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