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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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Downtown Bus Ridership Has Doubled Over Past Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Bus Ridership Has Doubled Over Past Year

Thanks to a unique program that offers free bus passes to most Downtown workers, transit ridership for the Downtown area has more than doubled year-over-year since the program went into effect. The C-pass program is a collaborative effort between the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID), Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Central Ohio […]

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Bridge Park Expands Condo Offerings with “The Warren”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bridge Park Expands Condo Offerings with “The Warren”

The next phase of Bridge Park is well underway, expanding the mixed-use Dublin development northward with a combination of residential and commercial uses. In addition to the North Market expansion, developer Crawford Hoying is currently building out another 43-unit condominium building called “The Warren” which overlooks the new Riverside Crossing Park. “The views from The […]

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NEXT: The Politics of Trees

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Politics of Trees

Two notable events in the news the past few days involved our stewardship of trees.   Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, fired the Director-General of his country’s National Institute for Space Research because the agency revealed that deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased dramatically. Since Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, there has […]

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Work Begins on Second Phase of Pizzuti’s “The Sutton”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Work Begins on Second Phase of Pizzuti’s “The Sutton”

The second of two new buildings at the Short North intersection of First Avenue and High Street is well under way. Known as “The Residences at The Sutton,” this six-story building will be the residential compliment to the four-story “The Offices at The Sutton” building on the corner. “The Residences at The Sutton is uniquely […]

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New Culinary Facility Opens at Columbus State

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Culinary Facility Opens at Columbus State

An official dedication of Mitchell Hall took place today at the Downtown campus of the Columbus State Community College. The new building — named for philanthropic donor Cameron Mitchell — will house CSCC’s School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts in state of the art facilities at 250 Cleveland Avenue. “Today is a celebration of an […]

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28-Story Hilton Breaks Ground, Showcases Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Walker Evans Walker Evans 28-Story Hilton Breaks Ground, Showcases Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Work officially began on the new 28-story Hilton hotel at the Columbus Convention Center yesterday. The 463 room expansion of the existing Hilton Hotel will bring their combined total room count to 1,000. “The addition of the tower to the Hilton Columbus Downtown will allow Columbus to attract new meetings and events business,” stated Don […]

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