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Construction Roundup: Short North & University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North & University District

Our third and final installment of Construction Roundup this month features some of the most prominent new developments on (and off) High Street through two of the most rapidly transforming neighborhoods: The Short North and University District. Much of the new development takes the form of residential housing, and includes the areas of Italian Village, […]

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What’s Next for The Continent?

Brent Warren Brent Warren What’s Next for The Continent?

Imagine seeing an advertisement for a new development that touts luxury apartments and townhomes situated in a “European style village (with) every convenience in strolling distance of your home.” Those conveniences include a wide range of unique, locally-owned retail shops, an artisan food market, a state-of-the-art pool and fitness center and a curated selection of […]

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The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to Watch

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to Watch

The Columbus Foundation has announced its 5 Nonprofits to Watch for 2019, as part of an annual program to provide recognition to innovative and exceptional nonprofit organizations. The 5 Nonprofits to Watch program debuted in 2014 to “honor remarkable nonprofit organizations working to strengthen and improve” the community. Each honoree will receive a $7,500 grant […]

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Columbus Police Disbands Vice Unit

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Police Disbands Vice Unit

Last night, the Columbus Division of Police announced that it would be getting rid of its Vice Section under the Narcotics Bureau, following last week’s federal indictment of Vice Detective Andrew Mitchell. Moving forward, vice-related crimes will be addressed with a “community-centered approach”. “Many officers who have worked Vice are dedicated professionals who responsibly carry […]

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Storage Facility Planned for Former Giant Eagle

Brent Warren Brent Warren Storage Facility Planned for Former Giant Eagle

A Georgia-based company plans to convert the former Giant Eagle store at 1000 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. into a self-storage facility. The Columbus City Council approved a rezoning of the nine-acre site in February, which will also allow for two commercial buildings to be built on outlots located closer to the main road. The gas station […]

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Construction Roundup: East Side, South Side & Grandview

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: East Side, South Side & Grandview

While it may seem like most of High Street is under construction through Downtown and the Short North, there’s quite a bit of new development occurring throughout traditionally quieter areas throughout the central city. This update includes a new look at projects throughout Olde Towne East, The King-Lincoln District, The Brewery District, Parsons Avenue Corridor, […]

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Next Round of Student Apartments Aiming for Summer Openings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Round of Student Apartments Aiming for Summer Openings

A new apartment building rising over Tuttle Park in the University District now officially has a name and an opening date. The Urban is a six-story building at 200 W. Norwich Ave. that will open before the start of fall semester, according to banners posted on construction fencing at the site. The development, from Kansas-based […]

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