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Columbus Partnership Buys Vacant Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Partnership Buys Vacant Downtown Building

The Columbus Partnership has bought a prominent building Downtown and plans to work with a local developer to renovate it. Some combination of retail, office and residential uses is likely for the seven-story building at 145 S. Front St., according to Alex Fischer, President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership. The organization first signed a […]

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Fourth and Long Renovation, Other Downtown Projects Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Fourth and Long Renovation, Other Downtown Projects Moving Forward

The renovation of a historic six-story building at the northeast corner of Fourth and Long streets will now be moving forward after the latest plan to renovate it got a yes-vote from the Downtown Commission. Built in 1912 and known as the Standard Building (for the insurance company that occupied it), the building served as […]

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What’s Next for Downtown?

Brent Warren Brent Warren What’s Next for Downtown?

By some measures, 2020 was a typical year for Downtown; it once again topped CU’s annual list of neighborhoods with the most announced and completed development projects, and new apartment buildings continued to open throughout the year. Several new, high-profile proposals were also unveiled – including one for a 30-story mixed-use tower on a North High Street […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Trolley District Taking Shape Near Franklin Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Trolley District Taking Shape Near Franklin Park

Workers are busy transforming the collection of historic buildings at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Kelton Avenue into a food and entertainment destination. New floors and structural supports are in the process of being installed, ceilings are being repaired on buildings that have been open to the weather for decades, and bricks from […]

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Photos: Salesian Building Downtown Has New Owner

Brent Warren Brent Warren Photos: Salesian Building Downtown Has New Owner

The former Salesian Boys and Girls Club at 80 S. Sixth St. has a new owner. Franklin County Auditor records show that a Connect Realty- affiliated company purchased the five-story building for $3 million at the end of last year. Connect Realty is the developer behind some high-profile historic renovation projects in and around Downtown, […]

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Plans for East Market at Trolley District Take Another Step Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans Plans for East Market at Trolley District Take Another Step Forward

The renovation of the Trolley Barn site on the city’s Near East Side took another step forward last night during a Near East Area Commission planning committee meeting. Representatives from developer Connect Realty presented updated plans for review, which now include a full parking plan and more information on the apartment site development on the […]

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Two Columbus Projects Awarded State Historic Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Columbus Projects Awarded State Historic Tax Credits

The Ohio Development Services Agency announced today that two Columbus redevelopment projects – both on the Near East Side – were awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. One was a proposal from Brad DeHays of Connect Realty to turn a long-vacant former trolley barn into a public market. Restaurants, offices and plazas are also planned for […]

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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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