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Development Roundup: June 2020 Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: June 2020 Edition

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Franklinton, Northland, the South Side and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Sway Mobility, a Cleveland-based company that offers “carshare as a service” for apartment complexes and offices, has partnered with […]

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Kaufman Moving Forward With IBEW Project

Brent Warren Brent Warren Kaufman Moving Forward With IBEW Project

Despite an uncertain economic climate, Kaufman Development is continuing to pursue the redevelopment of the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers site at 23 W. Second Ave. Representatives of the developer presented the latest design for the project to the Victorian Village Commission yesterday. The meeting was held virtually, using the WebEx platform, and streamed […]

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Second Avenue Project Tops Italian Village Commission Agenda

Brent Warren Brent Warren Second Avenue Project Tops Italian Village Commission Agenda

The Italian Village Commission was scheduled to vote on a proposed 155-unit mixed-use development on East Second Avenue earlier this week, but a discussion of the project was delayed due to the large number of cases on the agenda. Many of the city’s review boards and historic commissions are dealing with similar challenges, having to […]

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Concerns Raised About Proposed Power Plant on OSU Campus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Concerns Raised About Proposed Power Plant on OSU Campus

Several local environmental organizations are sounding the alarm and trying to raise awareness about a power plant proposed for the campus of The Ohio State University. Officially known as the Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP), the facility would have a capacity of 105.5 megawatts, power that would be generated – for the first decade […]

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Updated: Arrest Made in Topiary Park Building Fire

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updated: Arrest Made in Topiary Park Building Fire

UPDATE (June 4): An arrest has been made of a suspect in the burning of the nearly-complete apartment building at 65 S. Washington Ave. Derrick Lee, whose address is listed as the streets of Columbus, was arrested on Tuesday and charge with aggravated arson. The Columbus Division of Fire did not immediately reply to a request […]

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Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

The Downtown Commission met virtually this morning, the first convening of the board since the spread of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of all such meetings in March. The agenda was longer than usual, with 11 applicants seeking certificates of appropriateness for their projects and another two going before the board for initial conceptual reviews. […]

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Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated

A plan to renovate a pair of historic buildings in Franklinton got another hearing yesterday. The former warehouse buildings at 373 and 375 W. Rich St. have been vacant for decades and have significant structural issues. The buildings, which survived the 1913 flood and are listed on both national and local historic registries, sit immediately […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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