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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.

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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Write Here: Graffiti Takes Center Stage

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Write Here: Graffiti Takes Center Stage

Compared to gallery and museum shows, writing about graffiti presents some pretty unique challenges. For starters, no one has ever provided me with a press release about new graffiti in our area. I’ve never been invited to a wine and cheese reception featuring graffiti writers or their assembled works. No obliging gallerist has ever taken […]

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60-Unit Building on East Ninth Moving Forward, More Housing on the Way

Brent Warren Brent Warren 60-Unit Building on East Ninth Moving Forward, More Housing on the Way

Community Housing Network (CHN) is moving forward with their four-story, 60-unit apartment building on East Ninth Avenue after receiving tax credits for the project from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The new building, which will offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for the formerly-homeless, will anchor the eastern edge of a much larger, market-rate project being developed by Edwards Communities. […]

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