Our City Online

University District

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.

New Apartments Proposed for Space Behind Smith and High Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Apartments Proposed for Space Behind Smith and High Building

A new proposal calls for an 18-unit apartment building behind the existing Smith & High development at 1254 N. High St. It would require the demolition of a one-story, 1970s-era building that has held a range of different office and retail users through the years. The plan will be presented on Thursday to the University […]

No Comments

University District’s Japanese Oriental Will Reopen, Add Second Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega University District’s Japanese Oriental Will Reopen, Add Second Location

Japanese Oriental, located near Cazuelas Grill and Trillium Kitchen and Patio in the University District, closed quietly on August 13. The restaurant will reopen next summer, however, and will add another location with a new name: Bonsai. “We regret to inform you that we will be closing for a brief while due to construction in […]

No Comments

Street Party in the Short North Will Double as Ideas Session for Public Art Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Street Party in the Short North Will Double as Ideas Session for Public Art Plan

The folks behind a plan for public art on High Street in the Short North are throwing a party to get the public involved in the process. GoLive with Art on High will feature over 30 local musicians, stationed at 10 different spots all along High Street. The musicians will swap places every hour, from […]

No Comments

School Board Approves Sale of Historic Building to OSU

Brent Warren Brent Warren School Board Approves Sale of Historic Building to OSU

The Columbus Board of Education last night approved the sale of the former Indianola Middle School to the Ohio State University. The school, located at 420 East 19th Avenue, sits on about nine acres of land next to the railroad tracks that form the eastern boundary of the University District. Although the sale had been […]

No Comments

OSU Increases Incentives for Home Ownership in the University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Increases Incentives for Home Ownership in the University District

The Ohio State University is stepping up its efforts to encourage faculty and staff to buy homes in the University District. The OSU Board of Trustees was updated today on a proposal to increase the amount of an existing incentive and to expand its borders. The original program, which started in 1998, provided down payment […]

No Comments

Buildings Demolished as Work on Pavey Development Begins

Brent Warren Brent Warren Buildings Demolished as Work on Pavey Development Begins

Construction fencing is up and six buildings have been demolished in the block of North High Street between West Northwood and West Oakland avenues in Old North Columbus. The View on Pavey Square, the controversial mixed-use development that was debated for much of 2016 before being approved last September, will soon start to rise on […]

No Comments

Amazon Opens Pickup Location in University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Opens Pickup Location in University District

While many brick-and-mortar retailers have claimed that Amazon is part of the reason for sagging sales and massive store closures, Amazon is continuing to test news waters with brick-and-mortar concepts. First came the Locker Service at Polaris Mall, and as of today, Columbus now has its first Amazon pick-up store location at 2114 N. High […]

No Comments

1 2 3 40

metro categories