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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.

First Major Piece of 15th and High Redevelopment Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Major Piece of 15th and High Redevelopment Approved

Edwards Communities received approval last week from the University Area Review Board to build a six-story, mixed-use development on the east side of High Street between 16th and 17th avenues. Ryan Szmanski of Edwards said that work on the site could begin as soon as this summer, with a goal of opening by the start […]

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Six Story University District Proposal Returns for Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans Six Story University District Proposal Returns for Review

A new plan to replace the Dollar Tree building at the intersection of High Street and Seventh Avenue has resurfaced exactly one year after when it was first proposed to the University Area Review Board in April 2015. The six-story project would include 156 apartments, 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail along High Street, and […]

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Restaurant Review: Rippers Roadstand

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Rippers Roadstand

There are lots of ways to cook a hot dog. You could grill it like they do at Daredevil Dogs. Other joints plump them with water. For desperation dining, hot dog cooking is often a microwave event. At Rippers Roadstand, a new joint near OSU, the kitchen deep fat fries the hot dogs. Of all […]

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Used Kids Records Relocating to Old North Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Used Kids Records Relocating to Old North Columbus

One of the oldest vinyl shops in Columbus — Used Kids Records has been a campus-area institution for over 30 years. And today the owners of the store announced that the legacy will continue in a new area when the shop moves from 1980 North High Street to 2500 Summit Street — right across from […]

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Construction Roundup: University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: University District

The entire University District is abuzz with new construction and development. New dormitory buildings are rising on the northern section of The Ohio State University’s Campus while new apartments are under construction on the south side. Meanwhile, there’s new single-family homes popping up nearby in Weinland Park and historic building renovations in the works as […]

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Pavey Square Project Gets Major Design Update

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pavey Square Project Gets Major Design Update

The developers of The View on Pavey Square will return to the University Area Review Board (UARB) next week to present an update design update for their mixed-use proposal. Most significantly, the large new building located in the rear of the property is getting a height reduction and a new architectural style, while six buildings […]

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Seven-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved for Lane Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved for Lane Avenue

Work could begin as early as this spring on a seven-story building at the northeast corner of Lane Avenue and Tuttle Park Place. The project was approved by the University Area Commission on February 17th and by the Board of Zoning Adjustment the next week, meaning it is now cleared for construction pending the acquisition of […]

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