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Three Columbus Projects Get Historic Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three Columbus Projects Get Historic Tax Credits

A new plan to restore the long-vacant Madison’s and White-Haines buildings at 72-84 N. High St. may be moving forward after many false starts. The Ohio Development Services Agency announced today that the project was one of 28 statewide to be awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits.  It’s the second time that the credits have […]

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Kaufman Gets Initial Approval After More Commission Drama

Brent Warren Brent Warren Kaufman Gets Initial Approval After More Commission Drama

The ongoing saga of the redevelopment of the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers site took another turn yesterday afternoon during a contentious meeting of the Victorian Village Commission. The commission voted three-to-one to approve the height, footprint and massing (or general shape) of the latest design for the project, which is located at 23 […]

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City to Buy Douglas Elementary, Starling Middle to be Auctioned

Brent Warren Brent Warren City to Buy Douglas Elementary, Starling Middle to be Auctioned

The former Douglas Alternative Elementary School building, located at 51 S. Douglass St. in Olde Towne East, will hold a new Senior Creative Campus run by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department. The department will also take over the former Stockbridge Elementary School site on the South Side, and plans to use it to extend […]

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Design for New Downtown Riverfront Park Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design for New Downtown Riverfront Park Approved

A new three-acre Downtown riverfront park got a final stamp of approval from the Downtown Commission this morning. The park is designed to complement a bike and pedestrian bridge – already approved by the commission – which will connect the Olentangy Trail to the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard, where a new soccer stadium is […]

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Renovation and New-Build Planned for Rich Street Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation and New-Build Planned for Rich Street Site

A plan to build a 30-unit apartment building behind two historic structures on East Rich Street is working its way through the approval process. Schiff Capital Group has proposed renovating the two original buildings, which are located at 530 E. Rich St. and were built around 1900, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s site. A […]

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Second Public Hearing Planned for OSU Power Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Second Public Hearing Planned for OSU Power Plant

The Ohio Power Siting Board has scheduled a second public hearing to gather feedback on a proposed combined heat and power plant on Ohio State University’s main campus. The hearing will be held virtually on August 4 at 6 p.m., utilizing the Webex platform. The plant, which is proposed for a piece of OSU-owned land […]

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New Apartments Planned for Cargominium Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Apartments Planned for Cargominium Site

A new building will soon be rising on the site of the recently-demolished Cargominium project on Old Leonard Avenue. Opportunity Zone Development Group has formed a joint venture partnership with the nonprofit organization Nothing into Something Real Estate (NISRE) to develop the site, and the team is now moving forward on a different design using […]

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