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OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved a proposal from Ohio State University to build a combined heat and power plant on its main campus. The natural gas-powered facility, which was opposed by the Sierra Club and several other environmental organizations, will be located on about one acre of OSU-owned land at the northeast corner […]

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Work Underway on Four-Story Building on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Underway on Four-Story Building on Near East Side

Construction crews are busy at 1001 Atcheson St. on the Near East Side, where an 80-unit apartment building is on track to open by next fall. The four-story building is a project of the Woda Cooper Companies (formerly the Woda Group), a Columbus-based developer of affordable housing. To be known as Atcheson Place Lofts, the […]

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Timeline: A Look Back at the Events That Led to Today’s Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking

Brent Warren Brent Warren Timeline: A Look Back at the Events That Led to Today’s Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking

Today’s groundbreaking on the Scioto Peninsula is being celebrated as a milestone for Downtown Columbus, but it was a long time in the making. The seven-acre first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022, with the full 26-acre site perhaps being built-out in about a decade’s time. Here’s […]

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Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Work will officially get underway today on a major new mixed-use development on the Scioto Peninsula. Now known as The Peninsula, the first phase of the new development will bring a 200-room hotel, 250,000 square feet of office space, 329 residential units and 1,400 parking spaces to about seven acres of land directly west of […]

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Grant to Expand Reproductive Health Programming in CCS

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Grant to Expand Reproductive Health Programming in CCS

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant to support and expand its school-based teen healthcare services within Columbus City Schools. With partners including CCS, The Ohio State University, the City of Columbus and CelebrateOne, Nationwide Children’s will lead the initiative. 7,000 seventh and eighth-grade students in Franklin County are expected to be […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cartoonist Jeff Smith

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cartoonist Jeff Smith

The work of an artist isn’t much different from other pursuits. You have to plan, react to change, and it doesn’t hurt if you’re in the right place at the right time. This week, we talk with cartoonist and one of the organizers of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Jeff Smith, to discuss the origins of his character […]

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Developer Announced for Kingsdale Macy’s Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Announced for Kingsdale Macy’s Site

The City of Upper Arlington announced today that a developer has been chosen to redevelop the former Macy’s store – and surrounding parking lot – at the Kingsdale Shopping Center. The six-acre parcel, which was bought by The Kroger Company for $10.5 million in 2015, is now in contract and will transfer to the Continental […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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