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Commission to Weigh in on New Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission to Weigh in on New Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge

The latest plans for a new pedestrian bridge and riverfront park near the new Crew stadium will be presented to the Downtown Commission next week. Building a bike and pedestrian bridge to connect the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard to the Olentangy Trail across the river is an idea that was first floated in 2015. […]

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Apartment Tower Could be Part of Giant Eagle Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartment Tower Could be Part of Giant Eagle Redevelopment

One meeting has been scheduled for tonight and another for next week to discuss the future of the Thurber Village retail plaza in Victorian Village. The five-acre site, which sits at the southwest corner of Neil and Buttles avenues, is home to an assortment of restaurant and retail offerings, including Spinelli’s Deli, Boston Stoker Coffee […]

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The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

There are a myriad of possible solutions to breathe new life into a neighborhood. The Idea Foundry has a solution for Franklinton. In this episode, CEO Casey McCarty discusses how they helped transform an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant community that houses over 30 private office spaces for small businesses, startups, and corporate innovation spaces, […]

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175-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed for Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren 175-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed for Italian Village

A proposal to build a 175-unit apartment complex on a surface parking lot in Italian Village got a first look from the neighborhood’s review board earlier this week. The proposal calls for two separate buildings at the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Sixth Street – one five stories tall and the other four. A […]

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Affordable Housing Project Moves Forward Despite Opposition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Project Moves Forward Despite Opposition

A rare split vote from the Columbus City Council means that a 100-unit affordable housing project in the Southfield neighborhood on the South Side will be moving forward. Council voted 4-3 at its February 10 meeting to approve a rezoning for the project, which will offer supportive housing in a two-building complex at 2565 Lockbourne […]

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Solar Co-op Launches in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Solar Co-op Launches in Columbus

A national nonprofit organization is bringing its solar co-op model to Central Ohio, and is hosting a series of meetings to explain the concept. Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is hoping to find a group of between 50 and 100 local homeowners (any Franklin or Delaware County residents are eligible) who are interested in solar panels. […]

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New Plan for IBEW Site Heading to Victorian Village Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for IBEW Site Heading to Victorian Village Commission

Kaufman Development is returning to the Victorian Village Commission this week with a new plan for the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) site at 23 W. Second Ave. The site – which also encompasses a large parking lot and an empty field – sits just west of High Street, between Second and Price […]

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