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Broad Street Ramps to Close, Future Phase of 70/71 Project Delayed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Broad Street Ramps to Close, Future Phase of 70/71 Project Delayed

Two ramps that connect I-71 to Broad Street Downtown will close permanently on April 9 – the I-71 South exit to Broad Street and the Broad Street onramp to I-71 North. The other two Broad Street ramps are due to close later in the year. All of the closing will be permanent, part of the […]

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Plan for PNC Building Calls for New Plaza

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for PNC Building Calls for New Plaza

Edwards Companies, which bought the PNC Building at 155 E. Broad St. in 2016, is now moving forward with plans to add a residential component to the 24-story office tower. As part of those plans, the local developer wants to remove the two-story glass atrium that sits in front of the larger tower and replace […]

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Proposal Calls for 11-Story Building Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for 11-Story Building Downtown

A three-story office building would be renovated and an 11-story apartment building constructed on the surface parking lot behind it under a plan submitted to the Downtown Commission. The proposal calls for a total of 153 apartment units over a four-story, 206-space parking garage, in addition to about 30,000 square feet of renovated office space […]

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Pizzuti Acquires 6.8-Acre Site in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pizzuti Acquires 6.8-Acre Site in Franklinton

The transformation of Franklinton continues, as local development firm The Pizzuti Companies has officially acquired the vacant auto dealership lot located at 707 West Broad Street, next to Mount Carmel hospital. The company announced the purchase yesterday, but has not unveiled development plans for what the 6.8 acre site may hold in the future. “In […]

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Plans for Better Bike Lanes Sit on a Shelf

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plans for Better Bike Lanes Sit on a Shelf

Despite strong ridership and a generally favorable reception from the neighborhood, the city has no current plans to expand its network of on-street, protected bike lanes. For now, the 1.4-mile long Summit Street lane in the University District remains the only one. Reconfiguring city streets in a way that has the potential to inconvenience drivers […]

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Fast Forward: Olde Towne East & Franklin Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: Olde Towne East & Franklin Park

The renaissance of the Olde Towne East neighborhood on the Near East Side of Columbus began decades ago, but is certainly far from finished. This geographically large area is primarily a residential neighborhood, known for its 100-plus year old housing stock, but with a lot of room for new buildings on empty lots sprinkled throughout. […]

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Plans Reviewed for New Six-Story Residential Building on Broad Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Plans Reviewed for New Six-Story Residential Building on Broad Street

A new six-story residential building proposal was given its first review by the Downtown Commission this morning. The project was presented by developer Robert Meyers and architect John Behal with an updated design from their original submission, which removed the yellow color from the facade. Behal walked the Commission through the plans for 350 East […]

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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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