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13-Story Building Downtown Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren 13-Story Building Downtown Approved

A proposal to build a 13-story mixed-use building at 195 E. Broad St. was approved by the Downtown Commission this morning. The programming of the building is unchanged from when the project was first presented to the commission in November – 133 apartments over a five-floor parking garage and ground-level retail space. Changes were made […]

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Commission to Weigh in on Design of Stadium-Adjacent Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission to Weigh in on Design of Stadium-Adjacent Apartments

The Pizzuti Companies will present the latest plans for the residential portion of their Confluence Village development to the Downtown Commission next week. The project, which calls for two five-story buildings that together will hold 449 apartments, will get an initial review from the board at its meeting on February 23. In December, the developer […]

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Is the City’s Tax Abatement Policy Meeting Affordable Housing Need?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Is the City’s Tax Abatement Policy Meeting Affordable Housing Need?

In the summer of 2018, the Columbus City Council passed legislation that would change the way the city used tax abatements to incentivize development projects moving forward. At the time, council members and city officials described the new policy as a way to both encourage the building of more affordable housing and to target the […]

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Redesign of Short North Building Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Redesign of Short North Building Moving Forward

A familiar building in the heart of the Short North will be getting a complete redesign. Much of the existing roof and large portions of two exterior walls will be removed as part of the project, which will transform the look of 700 N. High St., at the south corner of E. Lincoln St. The […]

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Hundreds of New Units Approved at Busy Commission Meeting

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hundreds of New Units Approved at Busy Commission Meeting

The Pizzuti Companies’ proposal for the Schumacher Place Giant Eagle site wasn’t the only significant project approved by the Development Commission earlier this week. During a five-hour virtual meeting on February 11, the commission signed off on several high-profile developments, sending them on to City Council for final approval. Although the actual start of construction […]

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Whittier Street Proposal Moving on to Council

Brent Warren Brent Warren Whittier Street Proposal Moving on to Council

The Pizzuti Companies’ proposal to redevelop the former Whittier Street Giant Eagle will be heading to City Council after receiving a vote of approval from the Development Commission last night. The 3-2 vote from the commission came a month after the same board voted to table the project, and after many months of contentious neighborhood […]

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Apartments Proposed for North Fourth Street Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Proposed for North Fourth Street Site

A five-story apartment building has been proposed for 1020 N. Fourth St., a site currently occupied by the Hyer Hookah Lounge. The proposed building would hold a total of 62 apartments and a 1,200-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor. A parking garage with room for 96 cars would occupy a basement level as well […]

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