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The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

There are a myriad of possible solutions to breathe new life into a neighborhood. The Idea Foundry has a solution for Franklinton. In this episode, CEO Casey McCarty discusses how they helped transform an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant community that houses over 30 private office spaces for small businesses, startups, and corporate innovation spaces, […]

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Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

After a year’s worth of work, the expansion of the Columbus Idea Foundry is approaching an end date. The entire second floor of the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street is being reconstructed, retrofitting what was once a shoe factory into more maker space aimed at attracting creative office tenants, video game developers, […]

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Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

When the Columbus Idea Foundry first opened its doors in Franklinton last year, they were actually only halfway done with work on the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street. Today, the leadership behind the makerspace organization is announcing that the second half of buildout is about to begin. “When we moved to Franklinton […]

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First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

The team at the Columbus Idea Foundry has been hard at work since the start of 2014 at renovating the first floor of an old Franklinton warehouse to make their new home. Today, the CIF will host its official ribbon cutting ceremony to usher in a new era for one of the largest maker space […]

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Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

After a year of careful planning, the Columbus Idea Foundry (CIF) is officially ready for its next growth spurt. The creative collective of small manufacturers and inventors has outgrown their 25,000 square foot Milo-Grogan home, and is officially making the leap into a 60,000 square foot East Franklinton warehouse. Next Tuesday, January 14th at 11am, […]

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Idea Foundry Lands $350,000 Grant for Franklinton Relocation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry Lands $350,000 Grant for Franklinton Relocation

The Franklinton Development Association (FDA) and the Columbus Idea Foundry (CIF) have jointly received a $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America to assist with the relocation of the creative space to a warehouse located at 421 West State Street in the East Franklinton neighborhood. The grant will allow the FDA to renovate the existing two-story 60,000 […]

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Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Last night in his State of the City address, Mayor Coleman announced that the Columbus Idea Foundry would be moving to East Franklinton. Today we can confirm that the specific destination is 421 W. State Street, a building the Franklinton Development Association purchased last summer with the help of a Green Columbus Grant from the […]

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