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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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Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

Walker Evans Walker Evans Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

The long-neglected Westland Mall will officially be empty this fall as the final tenant shutters its doors. Sears announced its latest round of 72 store closures yesterday, which includes its Westland Mall and Eastland Mall locations. The Westland Mall property has been discussed many times as a possible site for a catalytic development project that could […]

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New Owner Plans Renovation of Historic Broad Street Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Owner Plans Renovation of Historic Broad Street Buildings

The new owner of a pair of historic buildings on Capitol Square is planning a complete renovation of the two structures. Michael Tomko, the local developer behind the renovation of 145 East Rich Street downtown, is hopeful that his plan will fare better than previous efforts to bring 16 and 20 East Broad Street back […]

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Block’s Bagels Opening Broad Street Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Block’s Bagels Opening Broad Street Location

In its 50th year of business, Block’s Bagels is making some locale and leadership changes. This January, Block’s Bagels will open a second store on East Broad Street just outside Bexley to better cater to their main clientele. Hal and Steve Block, the father-son duo running the business, turned to long-time family friend Jeremy Fox […]

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