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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.

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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Opinion: Campus Culture Worth Preserving

Scott Ellsworth Scott Ellsworth Opinion: Campus Culture Worth Preserving

As a business owner affected by the latest Campus Partners announcement, I try to stay level headed enough to see both sides of the redevelopment. I certainly understand people wanting a “prettier” setting for parents to visit their college students. I am a father. I can appreciate the comfort behind dropping an 18 year old […]

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Photos: Central Campus Development Zone

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Central Campus Development Zone

Campus Partners announced last week an ambitious plan to redevelop a large swath of the University District adjacent to the campus of the Ohio State University. The zone sits along the east side of High Street between 14th and 17th Avenues. The plans are very preliminary, and do not outline which buildings within the zone […]

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OSU Unveils Ambitious Nine-Acre Plan for 15th and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Unveils Ambitious Nine-Acre Plan for 15th and High

OSU unveiled a vision for redeveloping a nine-acre swath of land around the intersection of 15th Avenue and North High Street. The plan was announced yesterday by Campus Partners, the OSU-affiliated non profit that developed the South Campus Gateway, and it goes far beyond simply redeveloping the long-vacant Long’s Bookstore site. 15th Avenue would be […]

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Restaurant Review: DareDevil Dogs

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: DareDevil Dogs

DareDevil Dogs opened its doors in a South Campus crevice that’s about perfect for a hot dog joint. The former home of Commonwealth Sandwich Bar boasts a no-frills, edgy décor featuring just a few window seats for dining in. You’d want to schedule your visit at off-hours to score a spot in on of those […]

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