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Three Affordable Housing Developments Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three Affordable Housing Developments Moving Forward

The City of Columbus announced this week that three affordable housing developments in Franklinton will be moving forward. The projects, which will bring a total of 150 units to three different sites in the neighborhood, will offer senior housing, apartments and single family homes that will be affordable to those making between 30% and 80% […]

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Hudson and Sullivant Get Redesigns, Other Street Projects Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hudson and Sullivant Get Redesigns, Other Street Projects Moving Forward

The City of Columbus is gearing up for a busy spring and summer of road work. Although the long term impact of the coronavirus pandemic is unknown – and some state projects are already being impacted because of a projected loss of gas tax funds – work is continuing on the local projects that were […]

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Apartment Rents Continue to Rise Despite Pandemic

Walker Evans Walker Evans Apartment Rents Continue to Rise Despite Pandemic

While a small handful of landlords may be waiving rent in April, the majority expect to continue to be paid — and according to a new report, they’re expecting to be paid even more than before. ApartmentList.com published its April Rent Report late last week and the numbers continue to climb. Month-over-month, the median rent for […]

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Work Continues – For Now – on These Major Construction Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Continues – For Now – on These Major Construction Projects

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order went into effect on March 24, but work on some of the biggest construction projects in Columbus is continuing. The order defines construction as “essential infrastructure,” meaning that workers will be expected to continue to […]

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Development and Construction Industries Already Seeing Impact of Coronavirus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development and Construction Industries Already Seeing Impact of Coronavirus

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Although many construction sites around Columbus are still buzzing with workers, significant disruptions from the Coronavirus pandemic have already been felt by developers, architects, construction workers, and others in the industry. Columbus Underground reached out to some local developers to get a sense […]

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Updated: Commission Meetings Canceled, Permit Desk Closed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updated: Commission Meetings Canceled, Permit Desk Closed

The City of Columbus has announced that several upcoming pubic meetings will be cancelled, and more announcements are expected in the near future. The following meetings administered by the Department of Building and Zoning Services are cancelled, with the meeting date in parentheses: Board of Zoning Adjustments (March 24) Columbus Building Commission (March 17) Development […]

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Construction Roundup: Trail Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction Roundup: Trail Edition

Central Ohio’s trails and greenways remain open for business, and are actually seeing quite a bit of traffic as people continue to utilize them both for transportation and recreation. The trails provide great views of the natural world along our river corridors, but they also can be a good place to catch a glimpse of […]

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