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Victorian Village

Located north and west of downtown Columbus, the neighborhood is comprised of numerous elaborate Victorian-style homes that were mostly built in the early 1900s. Once automobiles became popular, many of its residents relocated to nearby suburbs. The neighborhood’s revitalization began in the last half of the 20th century when homes in the area could be purchased in the $80,000 range.

16-Unit Apartment Addition Planned in Victorian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans 16-Unit Apartment Addition Planned in Victorian Village

An historic home on Third Avenue in Victorian Village may soon be getting a noteworthy facelift. Borror Properties (who is also working on a larger 101-unit project at Third and Dennison as well as a 24-unit proposal in Italian Village) is planning to restore the Italianate-style home and complement it with a separate four-story building […]

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New Five Story 101-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Victorian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Five Story 101-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Victorian Village

A new 101-unit 100,000 square foot five-story apartment building is being proposed for development on a large 1.2 acre surface lot in a rapidly changing section of Victorian Village. Borror Properties is proposing the construction of two connected buildings at 991 Dennison Avenue, located between Second and Third Avenues just south of the Specialty Select Hospital […]

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Caring for Stray Cats in Urban Neighborhoods

Anne Evans Anne Evans Caring for Stray Cats in Urban Neighborhoods

When a stray cat starts hanging around your yard, what can you do? Some put food out and most probably do nothing. When Amber, the kitty that was hanging around Lisa Craig Morton’s backyard for awhile, showed up one night with bleeding wounds, Morton knew she had to do something. “In January of 2012 he […]

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Wood Companies Unveils Hubbard Park Place Renderings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wood Companies Unveils Hubbard Park Place Renderings

The Wood Companies brought new renderings for their Hubbard Park Place project to Thursday night’s Victorian Village Commission meeting. The development, which was first presented to the commission in October, would have approximately 100 apartment units, 10,000 square feet of office space and 155 parking spaces. The project would sit at the corner of Park […]

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Caffe Apropos Celebrates 10 Years in Harrison West

Walker Evans Walker Evans Caffe Apropos Celebrates 10 Years in Harrison West

Caffe Apropos has been a staple hangout in Harrison West for a decade now, serving up coffees, espressos, breakfast, lunch, snacks, wine, beer and more to residents who gather at the cozy intersection of Third and Michigan. But what you may not realize is that owner Anton Wood has his own roaster tucked away in […]

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City Looking at Raising Speed Limits in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Looking at Raising Speed Limits in Short North

A collection of streets in the Short North that have had “temporary” speed limits of 25 miles per hour for nearly 20 years may soon see those limits raised. The affected streets are Third, Fifth and King Avenues from Olentangy River Road to High Street, as well as Neil Avenue from Goodale Street to King […]

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Best Festival of 2013: Comfest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Festival of 2013: Comfest

Every year there’s a new Comfest discussion on Columbus Underground where people proclaim to either love it (beer! local music!) or hate it (crowds! no parking!). When it comes to our annual reader survey though, Comfest has reigned supreme for the past six years straight at the number one spot on the list. Columbus is […]

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