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Renter’s Choice Legislation Would Mandate Alternative to Security Deposits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renter’s Choice Legislation Would Mandate Alternative to Security Deposits

Columbus City Councilmember Shayla Favor sought feedback this week on a legislative package designed to assist renters at a time when many are facing severe economic uncertainty. The package has three main components: Adding source of income as a protected status under the city’s fair housing law, meaning landlords couldn’t discriminate against tenants who receive […]

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Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

Brent Warren Brent Warren Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

In the last few years a handful of cities – led by Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon – have receive national attention for making changes to their zoning codes. Although zoning reform is not typically the kind of story that makes it past the local paper, the New York Times, Politico and many other national outlets […]

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The New Suburban Infill Proposals: How They Compare, and the One Thing They’re All Missing

Brent Warren Brent Warren The New Suburban Infill Proposals: How They Compare, and the One Thing They’re All Missing

The last month has seen four significant mixed-use developments proposed in Columbus suburbs. Two of them will be adding new uses to what used to be single-use shopping centers (the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington and the Shops at Worthington Place), while the other two are calling for new, walkable neighborhoods on sites that […]

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Work Underway on Four-Story Building on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Underway on Four-Story Building on Near East Side

Construction crews are busy at 1001 Atcheson St. on the Near East Side, where an 80-unit apartment building is on track to open by next fall. The four-story building is a project of the Woda Cooper Companies (formerly the Woda Group), a Columbus-based developer of affordable housing. To be known as Atcheson Place Lofts, the […]

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New Report Lays Out Affordable Housing Strategy for Region

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Report Lays Out Affordable Housing Strategy for Region

There have been plenty of reports and studies in the last several years on the shortage of affordable housing in Central Ohio. And last year, a $100 million housing fund was established and Columbus voters approved a $50 million bond package to address that shortage. A new effort was unveiled this week which aims to […]

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Two Linden Developments Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Linden Developments Moving Forward

Site work is underway on an affordable housing development at 2959 Cleveland Avenue in Linden, with a virtual groundbreaking for the project scheduled for next week. Less than a mile to the south, work will likely start some time next year on 100 units of senior housing, the first phase of a larger plan for […]

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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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