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Gravity 2.0 Project Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Gravity 2.0 Project Moving Forward

The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project is moving forward. The East Franklinton Review Board yesterday voted to approve the overall plan, just a month after the five-acre development was first proposed. Some changes to the design of the four new buildings proposed for the site were made: a new outdoor area was added […]

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First Look: Brunner Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Brunner Building

Work is wrapping up at the Brunner Building, a six-story mixed-use project at 940 N. High St. On the first floor, clothing retailer THREAD opened last month and the build-out for Ampersand Asian Supper Club next door has started. Workers have moved into the second-floor office space and about half of the 33 apartments in the building […]

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Local Couple Makes Largest Donation in WOSU’s History

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Couple Makes Largest Donation in WOSU’s History

Local couple Sandy and Andy Ross have made a $5 million gift to WOSU Public Media, the largest in its history and a “transformative” donation for the public radio and television station network. The Rosses are longstanding WOSU members, and have significantly contributed for more than 30 years to advance initiatives focused on news and […]

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Plan for Renovation of Madison Building Downtown Updated

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for Renovation of Madison Building Downtown Updated

The Day Companies bought the three historic and long-vacant buildings at 72-84 N. High St. in 2014. The local developer was awarded state historic tax credits to renovate the buildings in 2015, and started work on the project soon after. That work included demolishing the small two-story building at 90 N. High St., and dismantling […]

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City Sets First Rules for Scooters, More to Come

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Sets First Rules for Scooters, More to Come

The City of Columbus released its first set of rules for companies operating “shared mobility devices,” its term for electric scooters, dockless bikes and other types of small vehicles that have yet to be deployed here but may be in the future. Companies like Bird and Lime, which both brought their rentable scooters to Columbus […]

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New Plan Calls for Preserving Four Apartment Buildings Across from Library

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Calls for Preserving Four Apartment Buildings Across from Library

The developer behind a plan to demolish the Grant Oak Apartment buildings Downtown presented a new plan today that calls for renovating four of the seven buildings. When the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Board of Trustees voted in January to approve the sale of the 1.25-acre site, which sits across the street from the Main Library, the plan […]

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Construction Roundup: August 2018 – Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: August 2018 – Part 2

The second half of our Construction Roundup photo series includes an update on a variety of new projects. These include new apartment buildings, for-sale single family homes, new offices, hotels, retail spaces and more. This installment focuses on construction currently taking place in Italian Village, the University District, The Short North and Downtown Columbus. Check […]

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