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2007: Trolley Market + Franklin Park Condominiums

 Submitted News 2007: Trolley Market + Franklin Park Condominiums
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Franklin Park Condominiums merge green living with cosmopolitan urban lifestyle

Located one block south of Franklin Park, the city’s premier urban park, Franklin Park Condominiums are within two blocks of the restored historic enclaves of Franklin Park South, Franklin Avenue and Bryden Road.

This unique development infuses Art Noveau’s ‘green’ ideas of the past with the contemporary living of today. Nature walks, bike trails, water features, tennis courts, public art, Wolfe Park, Nelson Park, Alum Creek and the ultimate display of award winning landscaping are only steps from your front door. In addition, workout facilities, places of worship, magnet and private schools, are within an easy walk. Franklin Park Condominiums are newly built from the ground up and are geared for people who are seeking an affordable, low maintenance alternative in an authentic historic neighborhood. Franklin Park Condominiums merge value, ecology, nature conservation, diversity, and an active lifestyle into one location for a total life-in-balance approach to living.

The Columbus Compact is in contract for 1610 Oak Street just south of Franklin Park and has plans to turn the building into something called “Trolley Market.” This is the very preliminary stages of this but they are working to get an organic market and local crafts and art in the market! This building was originally built in 1887 for the Columbus streetcars (they were stored and turned here.) The city of Columbus has tax abated Oak Street from Parsons to Rhodes for 15 years and since this announcement two months ago Condo’s have been announced for the lot owned by the city across from “Trolley Market.” Has anyone else heard more details of this development?

For more information, visit www.colscompact.com (PDF).

2017 Update: New Plan for Trolley Barn Site Calls for “East Market,” Restaurants and Apartments

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