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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.

Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Magdiale Wolmark, the James Beard-nominated chef behind Till Dynamic Fare, has finally opened the doors of the long-anticipated Jewish deli Izzy and Mo’s Luncheonette. Wolmark initally announced plans over three years ago for a donut shop called Glaze, which would occupy the empty space next to Till on 249 King Avenue. Construction began in 2012, but […]

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University District Leaders See Opportunity in New Development, Special Improvement District

Brent Warren Brent Warren University District Leaders See Opportunity in New Development, Special Improvement District

Although some University District residents have expressed concern about the impact of new development in the neighborhood, community leaders are hopeful that the influx of new mixed-use developments on High Street and Lane Avenue – along with plans for the redevelopment of nine acres at the corner of 15th Avenue and High and another seven acres […]

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Rental Market in University District Showing No Signs of Slowing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rental Market in University District Showing No Signs of Slowing

If you’re looking for high-end student housing and were hoping to live in a new development like the View on High or Norwich Flats next year, you might be out of luck — both developments are fully leased for the fall, and have been since November of last year. “In about two and a half weeks, […]

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Six-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 7th and High

Walker Evans Walker Evans Six-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 7th and High

The writing has been on the wall for the Dollar Tree / Wash & Tan building located at 7th and High, ever since the building was first slated for redevelopment back in 2011. While that original plan never came to fruition, a new proposal has been submitted to Columbus City Council that would see the […]

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OSU Announces Zagster as Bike-Share Partner

Walker Evans Walker Evans OSU Announces Zagster as Bike-Share Partner

The Ohio State University announced today that it has officially selected Zagster to service the campus with a new bike-share system. Zagster, which also launched a bike-share program at Easton Town Center last summer, will deploy 115 bicycles to 15 stations across the campus this year. “Our students, and the entire university community, have unique […]

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Mixed-Use Building Proposed to Replace South Campus Taco Bell

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mixed-Use Building Proposed to Replace South Campus Taco Bell

Suburban-style fast food restaurants are a dying breed on High Street near The Ohio State University. The Wendy’s at 18th Avenue has been rebuilt as the nearly-completed View on High project, and Campus Partners announced last summer that the Wendy’s at 9th Avenue would be next to go. The Robert Weiler Company plans to continue […]

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Redevelopment of Former Shell Station at Lane & High Continues to Progress

Walker Evans Walker Evans Redevelopment of Former Shell Station at Lane & High Continues to Progress

While catching up this morning with Mike Fitzpatrick of Elford Development on several other developments happening in Italian Village, we asked for a quick update on the company’s four-story building proposed at High & Lane back in late 2013. The project went in front of the University Area Commission Zoning Committee earlier this month, where […]

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