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New Plan Floated for River & Rich Phase Two

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Floated for River & Rich Phase Two

A new plan for the second phase of the River & Rich development in Franklinton has been making its way through the approval process. The East Franklinton Review Board will weigh in on the latest iteration of the proposal at its meeting on September 22. Although an earlier plan called for a 12-story building, a […]

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Kroger Bakery Project Gets Commission Approval

Brent Warren Brent Warren Kroger Bakery Project Gets Commission Approval

A modified plan to redevelop the former Kroger Bakery site on Cleveland Avenue got a vote of approval from the Development Commission last night. The new plan calls for fewer residential units – 364 instead of 448 – and more office space – 49,000 square feet instead of 2,400 – than the previous proposal, which […]

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Opposition from Abbott Leads to Delay in Kroger Bakery Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Opposition from Abbott Leads to Delay in Kroger Bakery Proposal

The developers trying to turn the former Kroger bakery site north of Downtown into a 448-unit apartment complex have seen the proposal tabled twice in the last two months by the Development Commission. The main opposition to the project is from Abbott Laboratories, the now-global corporation that has been operating next door to the Kroger […]

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Giant Slingshot Sculpture in Franklinton Gets Approval

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Giant Slingshot Sculpture in Franklinton Gets Approval

A “not slingable” slingshot will soon be the latest eye-catching art piece to hit Franklinton. Designed by Franklinton resident and artist Andrew Lundberg with Lundberg Industrial Arts, LLC, the approximately 20-foot sculpture will be a towering statue and potential tourist attraction set among CASTO’s River & Rich development. Lundberg, who does corporate signage and furniture […]

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Plan Calls for 448 Apartments at Kroger Bakery Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Calls for 448 Apartments at Kroger Bakery Site

A plan to transform the former Kroger Bakery site into a 448-unit residential development has been submitted to the Historic Resources Commission. The two existing buildings on the site would be renovated, and three additional apartment buildings would be constructed around them on what is now a large surface parking lot. The 9.4-acre complex, which […]

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Two New Restaurants Coming Soon Downtown: Speck Italian Eatery and Grande Rue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two New Restaurants Coming Soon Downtown: Speck Italian Eatery and Grande Rue

Two new restaurants were formally announced today in Downtown Columbus during a virtual showcase hosted by CASTO and The Edwards Companies. Speck Italian Eatery will open inside one of the retail spaces in the recently constructed The Nicholas building on High Street between Gay Street and Long Street, while Grande Rue launches across High in […]

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Development Roundup: June 2020 Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: June 2020 Edition

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Franklinton, Northland, the South Side and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Sway Mobility, a Cleveland-based company that offers “carshare as a service” for apartment complexes and offices, has partnered with […]

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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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