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Cargominiums: Shipping Container Apartments Looking to Disrupt Real Estate Industry

Brent Warren Brent Warren Cargominiums: Shipping Container Apartments Looking to Disrupt Real Estate Industry

The developers of a 25-unit apartment building taking shape on Old Leonard Avenue think that they are onto something big, and a quick look at the project’s timeline shows why. After breaking ground in November, it took just five days to stack and weld 54 shipping containers together to form the basic shape of the […]

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Homeport Building 33 New Homes in Milo-Grogan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Building 33 New Homes in Milo-Grogan

Despite some uncertainty surrounding the tax credit program that is funding the project, Homeport is moving ahead with plans to build 33 new single family homes in Milo-Grogan. The homes will be lease-purchase, meaning that qualified residents will be eligible to purchase the homes after a 15-year rental period. To qualify to rent the homes, […]

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Uncertainty Surrounding Low Income Housing Tax Credits Impacts Local Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Uncertainty Surrounding Low Income Housing Tax Credits Impacts Local Projects

The election of Donald Trump had an immediate impact on a number of affordable housing projects in Columbus — an impact that was felt before he took office and long before any actual policy decisions were made by his new administration. The reason has to do with the central importance of Low Income Housing Tax […]

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Affordable Housing Coming to Former Hospital Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Coming to Former Hospital Site

More affordable housing is coming to the Hilltop. Construction is well underway on a three-story, 42-unit building at 180 Wheatland Avenue. The new project, called Wheatland Crossing Senior Apartments, sits on the northern end of a 20-acre site that was once home to the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. The City of Columbus bought the land […]

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Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name

The Franklinton Development Association is now the Franklinton Urban Empowerment Lab. The name change is accompanying a rebranding, as well as some rethinking about the best way for the nonprofit organization to serve its fast-changing neighborhood. Executive Director Jack Storey said that the plan is to add one staffer a year in order to offer […]

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120 Units of Affordable Housing Planned for Vacant Lots on South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren 120 Units of Affordable Housing Planned for Vacant Lots on South Side

Plans are moving forward to bring over 120 units of affordable housing to two city-owned vacant lots on the South Side. Community Housing Network (CHN) wants to build a 62-unit, three-story building at the corner of Washington and Barthman avenues, just west of the Maloney Health Center on Parsons Avenue. The building would house formerly […]

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St. Clair Hotel Building on Near East Side Being Sold to Developer

Brent Warren Brent Warren St. Clair Hotel Building on Near East Side Being Sold to Developer

Community Housing Network (CHN) is in contract to sell the former Hotel St. Clair on the Near East Side. The affordable housing nonprofit announced in August its plans to sell the building, and has now confirmed that it has a buyer. Tim and Mike Kelley, under the name Innisfree LLC, are currently inspecting the building […]

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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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