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Construction Roundup: The Barrett

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When we checked in with The Barrett development in Merion Village last summer, Columbus Underground was given a guided hard-hat tour of the inside of the historic Barrett Middle School building. Renovations of the building had just begun, and the transformation into apartments was under way. An exterior tour of the site last week reveals […]

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Columbus Completes Demolition of 900 Abandoned Properties

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In February 2012, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman declared war on vacant properties, pledging to tear down 900 buildings deemed to be dangerous and uninhabitable — just a portion of the city’s inventory of 6,200 abandoned properties. His original goal was to complete the project in four years, but announced today that the mission has been […]

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900 Abandoned Homes to be Demolished in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 900 Abandoned Homes to be Demolished in Columbus

Mayor Michael B. Coleman kicked off a new initiative today to combat vacant housing in Columbus. The city has identified 900 of the 6,200 vacant homes in Columbus as dangerous and uninhabitable, and be razing the buildings over the next four years. “Despite the efforts we have made in the past, the scourge of vacant […]

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Documentary on Neighborhood Blight Released By City Attorney

Walker Evans Walker Evans Documentary on Neighborhood Blight Released By City Attorney

A new documentary was released today that provides a deeper look into the issue of abandoned properties in Columbus. Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr spearheaded this project, which describes the impact that abandoned homes have on individual neighborhoods and on the city as a whole. A portion of the documentary focuses on a […]

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BREAD Organization Highlights Blighted Homes

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From 10tv.com: Tour Draws Attention To Blighted Neighborhoods A faith-based group of local activists is calling on city and county leaders to do more to clean up blighted neighborhoods. The BREAD organization held a tour of empty homes in the Franklinton neighborhood on Monday to highlight the problem. [Read More]

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