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Two Large Projects in Upper Arlington Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Large Projects in Upper Arlington Moving Forward

A plan to build a mixed-use development at the site of the Golden Bear shopping center in Upper Arlington received a vote of approval from the city’s Board of Zoning Approval last night. First proposed in the fall of 2018, plans for the development have been revised several times. The latest design calls for a […]

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Plan Revealed for First Phase of Scioto Peninsula Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Revealed for First Phase of Scioto Peninsula Development

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) unveiled a plan today for the first phase of the redevelopment of the Scioto Peninsula. The new plan involves six acres of land in the center of the site and calls for an eight-story hotel, flanked by an 11-story residential building and an eight-story office building. Directly to the […]

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Near East Side Group to Refocus After Loss of Funding

Brent Warren Brent Warren Near East Side Group to Refocus After Loss of Funding

A shakeup in its funding structure has led to some significant changes for Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), a Near East Side organization that has been active in the neighborhood for almost 10 years. PACT was formed in 2010 as a joint venture, with funding and oversight provided in equal parts by the Columbus Metropolitan […]

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Next Step for the Hyperloop? A $500 Million Test Track

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Step for the Hyperloop? A $500 Million Test Track

An XP-1 Hyperloop pod was unveiled yesterday morning in a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside COSI. It was the first of several events being held this week to promote the futuristic technology and the possibility that Columbus could be involved in its inaugural line. The pod being displayed (yesterday it was at COSI, today it will be […]

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First Look: The Nicholas

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: The Nicholas

The first residents have moved into the Nicholas, a 230-unit mixed-use development that has filled in one of the last large gaps along High Street Downtown. The building, which occupies the entire west side of High Street between Gay and Long Streets, replaced what for decades was a large surface parking lot. Apartments in the […]

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New Plan Will Direct Affordable Housing Funds

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Will Direct Affordable Housing Funds

This year has seen two high-profile commitments to addressing the shortage of affordable housing in Central Ohio – the establishment of a $100 million Housing Fund in June and the allocation of $50 million toward the cause from a bond package approved by Columbus voters in May. Details about how exactly that money will be […]

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Development Roundup: Proposals Could Mean 1,500 New Housing Units

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: Proposals Could Mean 1,500 New Housing Units

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news about some significant proposals scattered around the Columbus region. Taken together, the projects could mean an additional 1,500 units of housing constructed in the metro area. Each of the projects is at a different point in the development process, so read on for more details and […]

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