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Is Columbus Following Through on the 2010 Downtown Strategic Plan?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Is Columbus Following Through on the 2010 Downtown Strategic Plan?

Five years ago, city leaders unveiled an ambitious redevelopment plan for Downtown Columbus that called for the implementation of 12 big ideas over the course of the next decade. In 2015, we’re halfway through that timeframe for implementation, and we thought it might be a good time to revisit the plan and review the progress […]

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Shop Talk: Traders Haven

Michelle Mwaura Michelle Mwaura Shop Talk: Traders Haven

If the city of Columbus is the heart of Ohio, then High Street can be considered the life line that brings all of it together, and right at the end is a tiny antique shop called Traders Haven. Founded three years ago by Anthony Dunning, Traders Haven showcases various different pieces of furniture and decor […]

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Retail a Possibility in New Convention Center Garage and Along High Street

Brent Warren Brent Warren Retail a Possibility in New Convention Center Garage and Along High Street

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has hired local architect NBBJ to design a parking garage for their parcel on Goodale Street just north of the Convention Center. The authority currently operates a surface parking lot on the site, which holds about 200 cars. The new garage would accommodate about 750 cars and may feature […]

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Design Digest: MKSK

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: MKSK

Local firm MKSK has played a key role in some of the most transformational projects in downtown Columbus – from the Arena District, to the Scioto Mile and Audubon Metro Park, to the Downtown Strategic Plan. Principal Chris Hermann was kind enough to share with us some fascinating back story on these projects, as well […]

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Downtown Riverfront Park Given Green Light

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Riverfront Park Given Green Light

Two potentially transformative projects were cleared to move forward this week by Downtown Commissioners. In addition to giving their conditional approval to the 250 High development, the commission also gave a thumbs up to the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation’s plan for the 33 acres of greenspace that will be created along the Scioto River downtown […]

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Public Input Sought on Scioto Peninsula Master Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Downtown Development Corportation (CDDC) is hosting a public meeting this evening at COSI from 6pm to 8pm, to gather community input on the creation of the Scioto Peninsula Master Plan. This planning initiative was announced earlier this year as an effort to redevelop the 56 acre area adjacent to Downtown, nestled between the […]

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How the Downtown Action Plan will Change Columbus: Part 3

Walker Evans Walker Evans How the Downtown Action Plan will Change Columbus: Part 3

The interview below is part two in a series where we discuss the transit and land use projects outlined in the Downtown Action Plan with Randy Bowman, the Division of Mobility Options Administrator at the Columbus Department of Public Service. CLICK HERE to jump back to Part One or CLICK HERE to jump back to Part […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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