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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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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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Construction Roundup: Downtown & Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown & Franklinton

Welcome back! It’s been four months since the last installment in our Construction Roundup photo series — and after dozens of emails, tweets and comments asking about it, we’ve finally brought it back. The lapse in photography doesn’t mean that there’s been a lapse in construction throughout the city though. This update includes a new look […]

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Golden Bear Redevelopment to be Heard by Board

Brent Warren Brent Warren Golden Bear Redevelopment to be Heard by Board

Arcadia Development will present its plan to redevelop the Golden Bear shopping center to the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning on March 25. The proposal, which is similar to one that was presented conceptually to the board last fall, calls for a six-story, mixed-use building to replace the one-story shopping center. The existing […]

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