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Decade in Development: Arena District Moves Toward Completion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Decade in Development: Arena District Moves Toward Completion

A lot has changed in Columbus between 2010 and 2020. In this series we take a look at large-scale development projects and trends that shape where we live, work and play.

While the Arena District was already in full swing in 2010, developer Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI) was nowhere near finished with the original vision outlined in its master plan. Nationwide Arena opened its doors for hockey in the year 2000 and subsequent office and apartment buildings went up quickly in the decade that followed, but […]

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Decade in Development: Franklinton Uprising

Walker Evans Walker Evans Decade in Development: Franklinton Uprising

A lot has changed in Columbus between 2010 and 2020. In this series we take a look at large-scale development projects and trends that shape where we live, work and play.

Franklinton was the original settlement in Central Ohio with some of the longest and richest history in the region. But after multiple devastating floods in the 20th century, the neighborhood was federally designated as a floodplain in 1983. That meant that strict development restrictions on the area would leave it practically untouchable for building maintenance, […]

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Decade in Development: Jeffrey Park Reinvents Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Decade in Development: Jeffrey Park Reinvents Italian Village

A lot has changed in Columbus between 2010 and 2020. In this series we take a look at large-scale development projects and trends that shape where we live, work and play.

In 2010, the 41 acre site formerly home to the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company in Italian Village was a mostly empty dirt field. In 2004, a local developer had announced a grand vision for a new community called “Jeffrey Place” that never fully got off the ground. Only two smaller buildings were ever constructed before the […]

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Decade in Development: Dublin Grows Up With Bridge Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Decade in Development: Dublin Grows Up With Bridge Park

A lot has changed in Columbus between 2010 and 2020. In this series we take a look at large-scale development projects and trends that shape where we live, work and play.

In 2007, civic and community leaders in the city of Dublin decided that in order to stand apart from other Central Ohio suburbs, some bold moves would need to be made. Out of those meetings, the Bridge Street Corridor plan was born. That plan outlined the city’s desire to convert 1,000 acres in the center […]

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Decade in Development: From Poindexter Village to Legacy Pointe

Walker Evans Walker Evans Decade in Development: From Poindexter Village to Legacy Pointe

A lot has changed in Columbus between 2010 and 2020. In this series we take a look at large-scale development projects and trends that shape where we live, work and play.

In 2010, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Ohio State University President Gordon Gee jointly announced a $10 million investment into the city’s Near East Side, centered around the OSU East Hospital. The plan was to improve the quality of life, housing stock, safety and job opportunities for the King-Lincoln District and surrounding Near East neighborhoods. […]

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Decade in Development: Grandview Yard Rises From Big Bear’s Ashes

Walker Evans Walker Evans Decade in Development: Grandview Yard Rises From Big Bear’s Ashes

A lot has changed in Columbus between 2010 and 2020. In this series we take a look at large-scale development projects and trends that shape where we live, work and play.

In 2004, the Big Bear grocery store ceased to exist when parent company Penn Traffic filed for bankruptcy, and the large grocery logistics hub that the business operated in Grandview Heights shut down. Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI) purchased the property and began publicly presenting their plans for redeveloping the area in 2007. After working through […]

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