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New Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Grant Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Grant Avenue

Next week, the Downtown Commission will review the latest proposal for new apartments in Downtown’s Discovery District. Representatives with local developer Pizzuti have submitted plans to convert a surface parking lot at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Grant Avenue into a five-story mixed-use apartment building. If constructed as planned, the new building at […]

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Photos: Urban Living Tour 2019

Megan Green Megan Green Photos: Urban Living Tour 2019

The Spring 2019 Urban Living Tour showcased new townhouses, condos and apartments around the city of Columbus on Sunday, May 5. Over 800 potential home buyers and new residents explored the Short North to the South Side and all the neighborhoods in between. It was a beautiful day to enjoy rooftop views, decks, pools, and […]

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Changes Proposed for Second Phase of Gravity

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Proposed for Second Phase of Gravity

Kaufman Development has submitted a revised plan for the second phase of the Gravity development in Franklinton. The new plan calls for an increase in the total number residential units and parking spaces, different designs for each of the project’s four primary buildings, and the demolition of a former warehouse on McDowell Street that was […]

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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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