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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.

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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Urban Neighborhoods Seeing More New Single-Family Homes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Urban Neighborhoods Seeing More New Single-Family Homes

As new construction reaches a fevered pitch in the central city neighborhoods of Columbus, it’s worth pointing out that it’s not just multi-story apartment buildings with ground-floor retail that are getting approved and built. New single-family housing is increasingly being offered as an alternative, both for people interested in more space than an apartment offers […]

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Six-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 7th and High

Walker Evans Walker Evans Six-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 7th and High

The writing has been on the wall for the Dollar Tree / Wash & Tan building located at 7th and High, ever since the building was first slated for redevelopment back in 2011. While that original plan never came to fruition, a new proposal has been submitted to Columbus City Council that would see the […]

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Food District Project Searching for a New Home

Walker Evans Walker Evans Food District Project Searching for a New Home

The “Food District” is an ambitious project that aims to be a local leader in food production, food technology, workforce development and distribution systems. Or at least that was the way it was originally announced in 2013, and after a virtual groundbreaking event last summer, we haven’t really heard a whole lot about the project. […]

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Wagenbrenner Sees Strong Market for Rehabbed Apartments in Weinland Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wagenbrenner Sees Strong Market for Rehabbed Apartments in Weinland Park

Leasing has started for Grant Commons, the 91 rehabbed apartments in 24 historic buildings along East Eleventh Avenue in Weinland Park. Wagenbrenner Development – which used historic tax credits and a Columbus Foundation grant to help fund the complete gutting and rehabbing of the buildings – is encouraged by early interest in the project. “It’s […]

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