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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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Columbus Projects Miss Out on Latest Round of Historic Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Projects Miss Out on Latest Round of Historic Tax Credits

A handful of high-profile redevelopment projects in Columbus received some bad news today. The Ohio Development Services Agency announced the 19 projects state-wide that will be awarded Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and no Columbus proposal made the cut. That means that plans for the Near East Side Trolley Barn, the Broadwin building, and two historic buildings […]

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New Downtown Car Wash Opens to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Downtown Car Wash Opens to the Public

When the Klean A Kar closed at 404 E. Main St. to make way for the construction of a new Home2 Suites hotel, Downtown Columbus was left without a single car wash business. That change last Thursday with the grand opening of Connect Lazerwash inside the recently renovated parking garage at 60 E.Long St. “We’ve been […]

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Project Update: Micro Apartments at Front and Long Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Micro Apartments at Front and Long Downtown

A plan to redevelop the cluster of historic buildings at the corner of Front and Long Streets Downtown is back on track after a series of delays. First announced in 2014, the project still calls for micro apartments over ground-floor retail. We recently checked in with developer Brad DeHays, of Connect Realty, to get an […]

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New Plan for Trolley Barn Site Calls for “East Market,” Restaurants and Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Trolley Barn Site Calls for “East Market,” Restaurants and Apartments

A Columbus Brewing Company tap room, a new concept from the owner of Ray Ray’s and an “East Market” could all be part of a new plan to revive the deteriorating brick buildings that were once used to store and repair trolleys at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Kelton Avenue on the Near […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Municipal Light Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Municipal Light Plant

Work continues on the renovation of three unique and historic buildings at the western end of Nationwide Boulevard. Brad Dehays of Connect Realty, the developer behind the project, recently gave Columbus Underground a hart hat tour of the buildings. Known as the Municipal Light Plant, the site was once home to a coal-burning power plant. […]

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Long Street Parking Garage Reopening to Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Long Street Parking Garage Reopening to Public

Since September 2013, the Long Street Parking Garage has been condemned, unable to accommodate Downtown office worker and visitor vehicles due to its crumbling and dangerous condition. After nearly four years of sitting empty, the garage will officially reopen on May 1, with monthly parking spaces already being secured in advance online. The garage has […]

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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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