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Retro Remodel Planned for High Street Motel

Brent Warren Brent Warren Retro Remodel Planned for  High Street Motel

A makeover is planned for the South Wind Motel, which has stood at 919 S. High St. for over 60 years. Michael Kelley of the Kelley Companies recently presented plans to renovate the building to the Brewery District Commission. He shared a postcard of the motel showing what the building looked like soon after it […]

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Work Could Start This Summer on IBEW Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Could Start This Summer on IBEW Development

Kaufman Development received approval this week from the Victorian Village Commission to redevelop the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers site at 23 W. Second Ave. If that sounds familiar, it’s because this is not the first time a plan for the site has been approved by the commission. Kaufman purchased the land in 2016 and returned […]

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Group Hoping to Find Taker for Free Historic Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Group Hoping to Find Taker for Free Historic Building

Columbus Landmarks is hoping that a historic building can be saved before it is demolished to make way for a new development. The organization sent out an email to its membership late last week, offering to help facilitate a deal – the service station that has occupied a small section of North High Street near […]

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COTA Brings Express Lines Back, but Riders Still Waiting for Late Night Service

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Brings Express Lines Back, but Riders Still Waiting for Late Night Service

Last week, several express lines starting running again for the first time since the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) was forced to start cutting back service in mid-March of last year. The return of COTA’s limited-service, rush-hour-focused lines is a sign that some level of demand is returning for buses that take commuters from the […]

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Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Brent Warren Brent Warren Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Metro Schools is looking to move its 6th-through-12th graders into the former Indianola Middle School in the University District. Columbus City Schools sold the long-vacant building – located on about nine acres of land at 420 E. 19th Ave. – to Ohio State University in 2018. The Columbus Board of Education initially agreed to sell […]

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Apartments Planned for Historic Building that Tells the Story of a Neighborhood

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Planned for Historic Building that Tells the Story of a Neighborhood

A plan to convert a historic building in Harrison West to residential use and to build new apartments behind it is moving forward. Together, the two buildings will bring a total of 55 apartment units to 875 Michigan Ave., the former headquarters of the International Derrick and Equipment Company (later known as IDECO). Built in […]

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Board Weighs in on Proposed 15-Story Building in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Board Weighs in on Proposed 15-Story Building in Franklinton

A proposal to build a 15-story building at 567 W. Broad St. was brought before the East Franklinton Review Board this week, spurring a wide-ranging conversation about density, affordable housing, transit-supportive development and historic preservation. The board was discussing an updated version of a proposal that was submitted last fall. That one called for a 13-story, […]

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