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Weinland Park

Named for Edgar Weinland, a popular city councilman in the 1920s, the neighborhood is bounded by High Street to the west, Fifth Avenue to the south, railroad tracks to the east, and the east-west alley north of Chittenden Avenue to the north. Thanks to public and private investments, home renovation and new construction is on the upswing and the area is steadily becoming a stable, mixed-income neighborhood.

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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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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Big Changes in Store for Intersection of Fifth and Summit

Brent Warren Brent Warren Big Changes in Store for Intersection of Fifth and Summit

Developer Brad Howe’s Burwell Heights project got another look from the Italian Village Commission this month. The five-story, mixed use building with ground-floor commercial would hold 74 residential units and sit at the southwest corner of Summit Street and East Fifth Avenue. The first detailed discussion of the project by the commission was in March […]

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Columbus Opens City’s First Protected Bike Lane to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Opens City’s First Protected Bike Lane to the Public

While cyclists have already been utilizing some of the completed portions of the new bike lanes along Fourth and Summit Streets for several weeks, the new project officially opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday afternoon by city leaders. The new installment includes the first protected lane in the City of […]

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Construction Has Started on Middle West Spirits Addition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction Has Started on Middle West Spirits Addition

Yet another construction project is underway in the Short North, but this one will not be adding condominiums or apartments to the area – it will allow an existing production facility to remain in its increasingly-crowded neighborhood by expanding vertically. Middle West Spirits, the popular micro-distillery which had previously announced plans to add a second production facility […]

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City of Columbus Announces Plans to Plant 300,000 New Trees by 2020

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus Announces Plans to Plant 300,000 New Trees by 2020

When it comes to urban revitalization, there are many different ways to go about building (or rebuilding) a community. Nearly every idea comes with its share of proponents and detractors, with some ideas being more controversial than others. But there’s one form of community enhancement that few people would argue is problematic for a neighborhood: […]

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New Renderings of Northside Library Branch Unveiled, Construction Delayed

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Renderings of Northside Library Branch Unveiled, Construction Delayed

We got our first look at the new Northside branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library system back in April when architectural firm NBBJ first revealed the design of the new two-story building at 1423 North High Street. Today, we’re getting a better look from a couple of different angles with updated renderings that show the […]

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