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OSU Moving Forward with Plans for Arts District

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Moving Forward with Plans for Arts District

The last month has seen the release of detailed plans for the next phase of the 15th and High project – designs were unveiled for WOSU’s new headquarters and for a series of new buildings on the east side of North High Street, between 14th and 16th avenues. Today, plans for the west side of […]

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“Healthy Community Center” Planned for Former Library Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren “Healthy Community Center” Planned for Former Library Building

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced a plan today to turn the former Martin Luther King Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library into a “Healthy Community Center.” Plans call for the 9,000-square-foot building, located at 1600 E. Long St., to be renovated to accommodate a demonstration kitchen, meeting rooms, and a café dedicated […]

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Mixed-Use Development Proposed for West Fifth Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development Proposed for West Fifth Avenue

Preliminary plans for a mixed-use development on the former Fifth Avenue Elementary site in Dennison Place have been presented to the zoning committee of the University Area Commission (UAC). The development was also the subject of a neighborhood meeting in September, in which residents provided some initial feedback on the proposal to the developer, Upper […]

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New Housing Concept Could Be Headed to Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Housing Concept Could Be Headed to Near East Side

Local architect Jonathan Barnes has spent much of the last year working on a housing concept that he thinks may be unique in the country. And with a site selected on the Near East Side to build a prototype, he is hopeful that his vision will come to fruition soon. Barnes formed a nonprofit organization, […]

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Vote on the Best Columbus Architecture of 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vote on the Best Columbus Architecture of 2018

For the fourth year in a row, Columbus Underground is celebrating the contemporary architectural and design talents represented in the myriad of new development proposals that have been announced over the course of the past 12 months. While other local architectural awards honor completed projects after construction has finished, ours instead takes a look at […]

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Developer Hopes New RV Park Draws Casino Fans as Well as Cyclists

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Hopes New RV Park Draws Casino Fans as Well as Cyclists

A new “upscale RV resort” planned for 20 acres of land behind the Columbus Hollywood Casino will feature 135 spots for campers and trailers, a central lodge and fitness center, and a vertical camping platform designed to attract thru-bikers on the Ohio to Erie Trail. The plan comes from Chris Haydocy, the President of Haydocy […]

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New Renderings Released for 15th and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Renderings Released for 15th and High

New renderings released today by Campus Partners give the best idea yet of what Pearl Alley between 14th and 16th Avenues will look like after the multifaceted 15th and High project is complete. The images show three five-story buildings, one overlooking University Square – the public plaza planned as the centerpiece of the development – […]

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