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Near East Side Group to Refocus After Loss of Funding

Brent Warren Brent Warren Near East Side Group to Refocus After Loss of Funding

A shakeup in its funding structure has led to some significant changes for Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), a Near East Side organization that has been active in the neighborhood for almost 10 years. PACT was formed in 2010 as a joint venture, with funding and oversight provided in equal parts by the Columbus Metropolitan […]

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River & Rich Announces Franklinton Arts District Project Partnership

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman River & Rich Announces Franklinton Arts District Project Partnership

CASTO and development partners Robert Weiler Company, Kelley Companies, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, and Smoot Construction have announced a partnership with the Franklinton Arts District for the ALLOY ArtSpace project, creating new murals for the mixed-use development project River & Rich. River & Rich is set to begin phase one of the project on September 24. There […]

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Project Update: Legacy Pointe at Poindexter

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Legacy Pointe at Poindexter

Work continues at the Legacy Pointe at Poindexter on the Near East Side, with construction on the last phase of the development scheduled to start soon. When we checked in on the project in 2016, senior apartments had just been completed and work had started on the second phase of residential buildings. Recent updates have […]

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Construction Roundup: Legacy Pointe at Poindexter

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Legacy Pointe at Poindexter

A lot has changed this year at the Legacy Pointe at Poindexter since we last did an in-depth construction photo roundup feature back in May. Work has continued on the new 449-unit mixed-use community on the city’s Near East Side, which was constructed to replace an affordable housing community known as Poindexter Village. New construction includes […]

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Wait Over for Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wait Over for Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground

The long wait for actual construction to begin on the first new large-scale residential development in Franklinton appears to be over. Casto announced that a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 3rd for its 230-unit mixed-use project between Rich Street and the Scioto River. The nine-building project, now called River & Rich, has been developed […]

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Near East Side Development Organization Finds New Leadership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Near East Side Development Organization Finds New Leadership

The Near East Side’s development partnership, Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), is going through some changes, including new leadership and new stages of their plan’s implementation. PACT, a collaboration between the City of Columbus, OSU, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Near East Side stakeholders, announced David Cofer as their new executive director. He’ll replace […]

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Historic Fire House to be Renovated in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Fire House to be Renovated in Franklinton

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Heritage Ohio announced yesterday that the groups would be collaborating to renovate the historic Engine House #6 building, located at 540 West Broad Street in Franklinton. Most passers by will recognize the building as “Jimmie Rea’s Electronics,” which has had a sign on the building since 1975. Once […]

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