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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.

At Home by High: Building a Support Network for Short North’s Aging Residents

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega At Home by High: Building a Support Network for Short North’s Aging Residents

When Katie Beaumont’s mom moved in with her, she thought things would get easier. As an older woman with limited mobility and early signs of dementia, her mom needed near-constant assistance, so a shared residence made sense. But, when falls became more frequent, Beaumont realized she needed someone to fill the gaps between her and […]

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Weinland Park: Design Tour

Anne Evans Anne Evans Weinland Park: Design Tour

Design for All – Affordable Housing in a Revitalizing Neighborhood Meet with Michael Wilkos, Sr. Vice President of Community Impact for United Way Columbus. In his previous position as the Director of Community Research for The Columbus Foundation, Wilkos was instrumental in developing public/private/philanthropic partnerships to address housing and other poverty issues in the Weinland […]

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Construction Roundup: University District & Weinland Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: University District & Weinland Park

One of the most rapidly transforming areas in Central Ohio in the University District area. Construction cranes currently line High Street where taller buildings are being erected while projects with larger footprints are now under way in other parts of the larger neighborhood. One example is the start of construction on the next phase of […]

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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 […]

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Weinland Park Elementary Teacher Honored with Prestigious Award

Anne Evans Anne Evans Weinland Park Elementary Teacher Honored with Prestigious Award

It seemed like an ordinary assembly, but for one teacher at Weinland Park Elementary School, the assembly to commend the school on its partnership with Ohio State University and progress on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee turned out to be a huge surprise! Tiffany Tynes Curry was honored this morning with a Milken Educator Award. […]

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Vacant City Land to be Filled with Fruit Orchards

Brent Warren Brent Warren Vacant City Land to be Filled with Fruit Orchards

The Wexner Center for the Arts is partnering with local neighborhood organizations and two Los Angeles-based artists to bring a novel idea for developing vacant lots to Weinland Park and the South Side. Two “fruit parks,” featuring a carefully-curated selection of fruit-bearing trees and bushes, will be designed and planted by the artists and a […]

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New Apartments Planned for 11th Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Apartments Planned for 11th Avenue

A new development in Weinland Park will bring 16 apartments to a wedge-shaped parcel at the corner of Grant and 11th Avenues in the University District. Two separate buildings will each hold eight units, all with two bedrooms. BBCO Design is the architect and J.C. Hanks of Legacy Management Services (LMS) is the developer. Zoning variances […]

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