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OSU’s West Campus Plans Inspire New Look at Olentangy Corridor Ideas

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU’s West Campus Plans Inspire New Look at Olentangy Corridor Ideas

The latest plans for a west campus “innovation district” have inspired planners at Ohio State University to take a new look at where recreation facilities are located and how they can better be aligned with the Olentangy River. Now that much of Fred Beekman Park – the collection of recreation fields at the corner of […]

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First New Building, Larger Plan for OSU’s West Campus Unveiled

Brent Warren Brent Warren First New Building, Larger Plan for OSU’s West Campus Unveiled

Ohio State University took the first concrete steps this week toward the realization of its grand vision for a west campus “innovation district.” Materials presented to the Board of Trustees Master Planning and Facilities Committee on Thursday show preliminary designs for two new buildings that would sit near the southwest corner of Lane Avenue and […]

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Board Approves Demolition of Franklinton Church for Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Board Approves Demolition of Franklinton Church for Affordable Housing

The East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) gave its conditional approval yesterday to a plan to demolish the former West Side Spiritualist Church at 79 McDowell St. The proposal, from the affordable housing nonprofit Homeport, calls for a four-story, 50-unit apartment complex on the site. Residents of the building would have access to 60 parking spaces in […]

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Two Projects Would Transform 700 Acres of Farmland West of I-270

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Projects Would Transform 700 Acres of Farmland West of I-270

Two large development projects with contrasting approaches have been proposed for land that sits on the western edge of metropolitan Columbus. Dwight McCabe, whose McCabe Companies is redeveloping the Hoster Brewing Company complex in the Brewery District., presented a preliminary plan to the Hilliard Planning Commission last week for 350 acres of west of Alton Darby Creek Road and north of Roberts Road. Dubbed Alton Place, […]

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Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Insight 2050 initiative from the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has drawn a lot of attention to predicted population and job growth in the region and the need to plan for it. City planners, elected officials, and developers all tend to agree on one basic takeaway of […]

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Proposal Calls for New 10-Story Building in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for New 10-Story Building in Short North

A proposal to build a ten-story apartment building above the Axis Nightclub in the Short North will be heard by the Victorian Village Commission this evening. The proposed structure would occupy the entirety of the rear parking lot of 765-771 N. High St., the three-story mixed-use building that contains the Columbus Running Company, Karavan Treasures […]

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Proposal for Schumacher Place Mixes Modern, Historic

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for Schumacher Place Mixes Modern, Historic

A plan to build a three-story apartment building next to a 100-year-old commercial building on the South Side has been slowly making its way through the approval process. The new, modern building would replace a 1950s-era concrete block addition and sit just to the east of the existing, one-story brick building at 364 E. Whittier […]

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