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Timeline: A Look Back at the Events That Led to Today’s Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking

Brent Warren Brent Warren Timeline: A Look Back at the Events That Led to Today’s Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking

Today’s groundbreaking on the Scioto Peninsula is being celebrated as a milestone for Downtown Columbus, but it was a long time in the making. The seven-acre first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022, with the full 26-acre site perhaps being built-out in about a decade’s time. Here’s […]

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Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Work will officially get underway today on a major new mixed-use development on the Scioto Peninsula. Now known as The Peninsula, the first phase of the new development will bring a 200-room hotel, 250,000 square feet of office space, 329 residential units and 1,400 parking spaces to about seven acres of land directly west of […]

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Grant to Expand Reproductive Health Programming in CCS

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Grant to Expand Reproductive Health Programming in CCS

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant to support and expand its school-based teen healthcare services within Columbus City Schools. With partners including CCS, The Ohio State University, the City of Columbus and CelebrateOne, Nationwide Children’s will lead the initiative. 7,000 seventh and eighth-grade students in Franklin County are expected to be […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cartoonist Jeff Smith

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cartoonist Jeff Smith

The work of an artist isn’t much different from other pursuits. You have to plan, react to change, and it doesn’t hurt if you’re in the right place at the right time. This week, we talk with cartoonist and one of the organizers of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Jeff Smith, to discuss the origins of his character […]

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Developer Announced for Kingsdale Macy’s Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Announced for Kingsdale Macy’s Site

The City of Upper Arlington announced today that a developer has been chosen to redevelop the former Macy’s store – and surrounding parking lot – at the Kingsdale Shopping Center. The six-acre parcel, which was bought by The Kroger Company for $10.5 million in 2015, is now in contract and will transfer to the Continental […]

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Lightning Strikes Bellows School in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lightning Strikes Bellows School in Franklinton

The former Bellows School in Franklinton was struck by lightning last night, but the owner of the building insists that the damage was minimal and that renovation plans are still on track. Yhezkel Levi, who bought the historic building in 2014 and announced plans to convert it into condos in 2017, told CU that Columbus […]

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Free Little Farmstand Sprouts at Franklin Park Conservatory

Anne Evans Anne Evans Free Little Farmstand Sprouts at Franklin Park Conservatory

Similar in mission to a Little Free Library, a new take-what-you-need-for-free farmstand has opened on the grounds of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus of the Franklin Park Conservatory. “We have bountiful vegetable gardens, and a free little farmstand seemed right in our wheelhouse,” says Jenny Pope, Director of Community Outreach and Education for the Franklin Park […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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