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Designing the 15th and High Urban Framework Plan and Development in Columbus, Ohio

MKSK MKSK Designing the 15th and High Urban Framework Plan and Development in Columbus, Ohio

In 2013, the non-profit redevelopment corporation Campus Partners, MKSK, and University senior leadership came together to envision a future for the private and University-owned land on the east side of High Street across from The Ohio State University’s main campus surrounding the intersection of 15th Avenue and High Street. The 15th & High Street Urban […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Quarry Trails Development and Metro Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Quarry Trails Development and Metro Park

Work has been steadily progressing on the much-anticipated Quarry Trails Metro Park and the 80-acre mixed-use development that is integrated into its design. Steve Bollinger, Principal and Executive Vice President of Development for the developer of the project, Thrive Companies, said that he expects the first move-ins to happen in “October or November.” For-sale townhomes […]

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Advocates Say Budget Measure Would Undermine State’s Affordable Housing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Advocates Say Budget Measure Would Undermine State’s Affordable Housing

By Marty Schladen Scores of Ohio business and social service organizations are voicing opposition to a move by Senate President Matt Huffman to raise taxes on housing for the state’s poor. A spokesman for Huffman didn’t respond to a request for comment. But a measure that Huffman placed in the state budget would require county auditors […]

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The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

The work of architects has an impact on our lives every day. But how does that work get done? This week, we’re talking architecture and development with the principal of architecture and design firm JBAD, Jonathan Barnes. We discussed how architecture firms work, the importance of relationships, the issues that should be kept in mind […]

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New Leaders of Downtown Group to Focus on Affordable Housing, Safety

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Leaders of Downtown Group to Focus on Affordable Housing, Safety

The Columbus Downtown Development Commission now has a new leadership team to go along with a newly-reconfigured board and a new directive from the mayor’s office to push for an “equitable recovery” for the region’s core. Greg Davies, who most recently worked for the Columbus Partnership and previously served as Mayor Andrew Ginther’s Chief of […]

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Renovation Plan Floated for Short North Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Plan Floated for Short North Building

A new proposal for a prominent Short North building will be heard by the Italian Village Commission next week. The building, at 608 N. High St., was once home to Callandar Cleaners and several other businesses stretching along the pedestrian-only East Poplar Avenue. The plan calls for a new glass structure on the roof of […]

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Designing The Scioto Peninsula in Columbus, Ohio

MKSK MKSK Designing The Scioto Peninsula in Columbus, Ohio

The Scioto Peninsula has seen significant transformation in recent years in partnership with the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), with investment in and development of a ‘cultural district’ of knitted facilities and new greenspaces and is on track for construction of the first phase of mixed-use development to provide a unique live-work-play neighborhood experience. Implementation […]

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