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Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

Brent Warren Brent Warren Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

The stalled Cargominium project – a 25-unit apartment building made out of shipping containers on Old Leonard Avenue – has now been completely demolished, and crews were busy this morning carting scrap metal away from the site. Work first started on the affordable housing development in November of 2016, and by early 2017 the shell […]

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Artistic Apartment Building Opens in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Artistic Apartment Building Opens in Franklinton

A new apartment building at the corner of State and Mill streets in Franklinton is now complete and ready for its first occupants. It will add 12 one-bedroom apartments to the neighborhood, along with a new piece of art – a mural by local artist Andrew Lundberg that covers a large portion the building’s facade. […]

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CU Live: The State of Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans CU Live: The State of Downtown Columbus

In February, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District unveiled its annual report, detailing the development and progress of Downtown Columbus. We spoke with Marc Conte, Deputy Director of Research, Planning & Facilities to learn more about what the report indicates for the future of the city. Collectively, the report outlines that over $1.7 billion in […]

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Six New Downtown Apartment Buildings Now Open

Brent Warren Brent Warren Six New Downtown Apartment Buildings Now Open

Six new apartment developments are now open Downtown; several recently welcomed their first tenants and the others are scheduled to do so soon. Move-in specials and other enticements are advertised on the projects’ websites, as are options for virtual tours and other ways of safely viewing the properties at a time when many are still […]

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Second Avenue Project Tops Italian Village Commission Agenda

Brent Warren Brent Warren Second Avenue Project Tops Italian Village Commission Agenda

The Italian Village Commission was scheduled to vote on a proposed 155-unit mixed-use development on East Second Avenue earlier this week, but a discussion of the project was delayed due to the large number of cases on the agenda. Many of the city’s review boards and historic commissions are dealing with similar challenges, having to […]

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Updated: Arrest Made in Topiary Park Building Fire

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updated: Arrest Made in Topiary Park Building Fire

UPDATE (June 4): An arrest has been made of a suspect in the burning of the nearly-complete apartment building at 65 S. Washington Ave. Derrick Lee, whose address is listed as the streets of Columbus, was arrested on Tuesday and charge with aggravated arson. The Columbus Division of Fire did not immediately reply to a request […]

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Construction Roundup April 2020: Franklinton, OSU & More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction Roundup April 2020: Franklinton, OSU & More

April gets a second Construction Roundup this year, and it features some projects that we haven’t checked in on in a while. Scroll down for recent photos of developments in several different neighborhoods, including Franklinton, Clintonville, the University District and more. Check out the captions below each photo for more information and links to project […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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