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New Design Proposed for Affordable Apartments Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Design Proposed for Affordable Apartments Downtown

Two different commissions will soon get a chance to weigh in on an updated design for Topiary Park Crossing, a 98-unit apartment building proposed for 497 E. Town St. The project will be presented to the Downtown Commission on August 24 and – because it is located in the East Town Historic District – to […]

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New Leaders of Downtown Group to Focus on Affordable Housing, Safety

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Leaders of Downtown Group to Focus on Affordable Housing, Safety

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation now has a new leadership team to go along with a newly-reconfigured board and a new directive from the mayor’s office to push for an “equitable recovery” for the region’s core. Greg Davies, who most recently worked for the Columbus Partnership and previously served as Mayor Andrew Ginther’s Chief of […]

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CDDC Looking to Build Apartments Near Topiary Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren CDDC Looking to Build Apartments Near Topiary Park

A new plan for an empty lot across from the Topiary Park Downtown could bring a five-story, 90-unit apartment building to the site. The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) bought the 0.7-acre parcel in February for $1.8 million. Located at 497 E. Town St. and once owned by Franklin University, the lot held a three-story […]

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New Board Members, Retiring CEO Point to New Direction for Downtown Development Group

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Board Members, Retiring CEO Point to New Direction for Downtown Development Group

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, the non-profit entity behind many large projects Downtown, appears to be shifting course after the appointment of new board members and the announced retirement of its President/CEO. Guy Worley’s last day will be May 31, according to a statement put out by the organization earlier this week. Worley led the […]

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Timeline: A Look Back at the Events That Led to Today’s Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking

Brent Warren Brent Warren Timeline: A Look Back at the Events That Led to Today’s Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking

Today’s groundbreaking on the Scioto Peninsula is being celebrated as a milestone for Downtown Columbus, but it was a long time in the making. The seven-acre first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022, with the full 26-acre site perhaps being built-out in about a decade’s time. Here’s […]

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Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Work will officially get underway today on a major new mixed-use development on the Scioto Peninsula. Now known as The Peninsula, the first phase of the new development will bring a 200-room hotel, 250,000 square feet of office space, 329 residential units and 1,400 parking spaces to about seven acres of land directly west of […]

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Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

The Downtown Commission met virtually this morning, the first convening of the board since the spread of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of all such meetings in March. The agenda was longer than usual, with 11 applicants seeking certificates of appropriateness for their projects and another two going before the board for initial conceptual reviews. […]

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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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