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Project Update: Budd Dairy

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Budd Dairy

Although renovation work in the former Budd Dairy building in Italian Village is not set to begin for another month or two, the new-build development immediately to its north is nearing completion. Kevin Lykens, owner of the Lykens Companies, said that the 36-unit, four-story building will likely open for residents by the end of September, […]

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New Plan Calls for Preserving Marble Cliff Mansion

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Calls for Preserving Marble Cliff Mansion

The developers behind a controversial proposal for a prominent site in Marble Cliff have changed course and now plan to preserve the historic mansion at the heart of the property. F2 Companies and Elford Development presented the updated proposal to the Marble Cliff Village Council Monday night, and plan to return to the council on […]

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With Commission Split on Approval, Kaufman Project On Hold

Brent Warren Brent Warren With Commission Split on Approval, Kaufman Project On Hold

Kaufman Development’s plan to build a mixed-use development on the former IBEW land between West Second and Price Avenues is on hold after the latest iteration of the project failed to gain the support of the Victorian Village Commission last night. “Despite great support from the broader Columbus community and several members of the Victorian […]

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Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Pillar Technology, a growing Columbus-based company that has been active in the autonomous vehicle field for years, is now also playing a significant role in the Smart Columbus initiative. A group of Pillar employees were among the first occupants of the recently-opened Smart Columbus Experience Center. The focus of their work in the new space will […]

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Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

As of this morning, Columbus residents can now use their smartphones to book and pay for a ride on a small electric scooter. Dozens of the scooters, from California-based company Bird, were deployed today around Downtown, the Short North, and Bexley. Much like the LimeBikes that recently arrived in the city, the scooters are scattered throughout […]

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Three-Story Residential Building Planned for Oak and Wilson

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three-Story Residential Building Planned for Oak and Wilson

A three-story condominium development has been proposed for the corner of Oak Street and Wilson Avenue on the Near East Side. The six-unit building marks the first new-build project from Eye Homes, a company that has been active in rehabbing properties in the neighborhood. The new building would sit on the northeast corner of the […]

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Driverless Shuttle Planned for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Driverless Shuttle Planned for Downtown

A driverless shuttle bus could be roaming Downtown streets before the end of the year if a new Smart Columbus initiative moves forward as planned. Mark Patton, Smart Columbus Vice President at the Columbus Partnership, shared the news yesterday during a tour of the about-to-open Smart Columbus Experience Center. “I think the next thing that […]

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