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Construction Roundup April 2020: Franklinton, OSU & More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction Roundup April 2020: Franklinton, OSU & More

April gets a second Construction Roundup this year, and it features some projects that we haven’t checked in on in a while. Scroll down for recent photos of developments in several different neighborhoods, including Franklinton, Clintonville, the University District and more. Check out the captions below each photo for more information and links to project […]

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Lime Bringing Scooters Back, Offering Free Rides for Health Care Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lime Bringing Scooters Back, Offering Free Rides for Health Care Workers

Lime is returning to the Columbus market today, deploying about a hundred of its rentable electric scooters around several central city neighborhoods. Crew Cypher, Midwest General Manager for Lime, said that more scooters could be added in the future, depending on demand. The deployment comes along with a new policy that will offer free 30-minute […]

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Advocates Fear Spike in Evictions This Summer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Advocates Fear Spike in Evictions This Summer

It’s been one month since the governor’s Stay at Home order went into effect and 40 days since restaurants and bars in Ohio were closed to dine-in customers. Some local advocates are worried that the cumulative impact of large parts of the economy being shut down for such a long time – combined with a […]

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Rogue Arena on Hold for Now, Parking Lot Under Construction

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rogue Arena on Hold for Now, Parking Lot Under Construction

Work is underway at the corner of Fifth and Cleveland avenues in Milo-Grogan, although for now all that’s planned for the space is a parking lot, not a 4,000-seat arena. In early 2019, Rogue Fitness floated a plan to build an arena on the strip of land the company controls to the north of its […]

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Cleve Ricksecker to Retire as Head of Downtown Groups

Brent Warren Brent Warren Cleve Ricksecker to Retire as Head of Downtown Groups

The Downtown organizations behind initiatives like the Pearl Street Market and the C-Pass program announced yesterday that the founding executive director of both groups will be retiring at the end of May. Cleve Ricksecker has served as head of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) since 2000, when it was established – with funding […]

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Three Affordable Housing Developments Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three Affordable Housing Developments Moving Forward

The City of Columbus announced this week that three affordable housing developments in Franklinton will be moving forward. The projects, which will bring a total of 150 units to three different sites in the neighborhood, will offer senior housing, apartments and single family homes that will be affordable to those making between 30% and 80% […]

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Hudson and Sullivant Get Redesigns, Other Street Projects Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hudson and Sullivant Get Redesigns, Other Street Projects Moving Forward

The City of Columbus is gearing up for a busy spring and summer of road work. Although the long term impact of the coronavirus pandemic is unknown – and some state projects are already being impacted because of a projected loss of gas tax funds – work is continuing on the local projects that were […]

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