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Latest Updates on Hilton Hotel Expansion at Convention Center (Updated)

Brent Warren Brent Warren Latest Updates on Hilton Hotel Expansion at Convention Center (Updated)

Update 5/15/19: New video renderings (below) were added to this story, originally published on April 23, 2019. The team behind the proposed 28-story Hilton hotel next to the Greater Columbus Convention Center presented the latest plans for the project to the Downtown Commission this morning. The $220 million building was first announced in March of […]

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Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All

The Columbus region will add 1 million new residents over the next three decades. While that rate of growth will feel relatively steady in the coming years — that’s around a 1.5 percent annual increase in population — the long term effects will add up to be a very drastic change to central Ohio. While Columbus and […]

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The List: 8 Most Endangered Buildings of 2019

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 8 Most Endangered Buildings of 2019

The Columbus Landmarks organization announced its annual list of Most Endangered Sites in Central Ohio, shining a spotlight on buildings that could potentially face the wrecking ball if not for continued historic preservation efforts. New buildings on the list this year include the Kroger Bakery facility at 457 Cleveland Ave., which recently closed, and the […]

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Evans Farm: A 1,200-Acre New Urbanist Development Takes Shape in Delaware County

Brent Warren Brent Warren Evans Farm: A 1,200-Acre New Urbanist Development Takes Shape in Delaware County

The first residents have moved in and about 50 single family homes are currently under construction at Evans Farm. Located off of Lewis Center Road in Delaware County, the 1,200-acre development has drawn attention for its adherence to the principles of New Urbanism. Tony Eyerman, co-developer of Evans Farm along with Dan Griffin, is a […]

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Urban Living Tour – May 5th, 2019

Megan Green Megan Green Urban Living Tour – May 5th, 2019

UPDATE: Whether you got your tickets in advance, or are buying them day-of, you’ll start the tour at one of two locations — Coffee Connections at The Gateway (1572 North High St) or at the Stauf’s at The View on Grant (350 Mt Vernon Ave). See you on Sunday! If looking at real estate is one of your favorite […]

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New Development Near Grandview Avenue Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Development Near Grandview Avenue Moving Forward

A 62-unit apartment project near Grandview Avenue is now moving forward after receiving a vote of approval from the Columbus City Council. The three-story building, from local developer Avenue Partners, is located at 1450 Broadview Ave. A parking garage on the first floor of the building will hold 86 cars and will be accessed from […]

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Sale of Sears Property Bodes Well for Westland Mall Redevelopment Prospects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Sale of Sears Property Bodes Well for Westland Mall Redevelopment Prospects

Plaza Properties has acquired the former Westland Mall Sears store and parking lot for $3.15 million, bringing the entire 80-plus acre site under the control of one owner and removing a major barrier to the property’s redevelopment. Franklin County officials and neighborhood advocates have grown frustrated over the course of the last several years with […]

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