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Latest Updates on Hilton Hotel Expansion at Convention Center (Updated)

Brent Warren Brent Warren Latest Updates on Hilton Hotel Expansion at Convention Center (Updated)

Update 5/15/19: New video renderings (below) were added to this story, originally published on April 23, 2019. The team behind the proposed 28-story Hilton hotel next to the Greater Columbus Convention Center presented the latest plans for the project to the Downtown Commission this morning. The $220 million building was first announced in March of […]

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Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All

The Columbus region will add 1 million new residents over the next three decades. While that rate of growth will feel relatively steady in the coming years — that’s around a 1.5 percent annual increase in population — the long term effects will add up to be a very drastic change to central Ohio. While Columbus and […]

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Evans Farm: A 1,200-Acre New Urbanist Development Takes Shape in Delaware County

Brent Warren Brent Warren Evans Farm: A 1,200-Acre New Urbanist Development Takes Shape in Delaware County

The first residents have moved in and about 50 single family homes are currently under construction at Evans Farm. Located off of Lewis Center Road in Delaware County, the 1,200-acre development has drawn attention for its adherence to the principles of New Urbanism. Tony Eyerman, co-developer of Evans Farm along with Dan Griffin, is a […]

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The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

How is Columbus going to deal with its anticipated growth? Former United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who was in town for MORPC’s State of the Region meeting, sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss that, the importance of helping people with technology, and autonomous vehicles. The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The […]

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Sale of Sears Property Bodes Well for Westland Mall Redevelopment Prospects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Sale of Sears Property Bodes Well for Westland Mall Redevelopment Prospects

Plaza Properties has acquired the former Westland Mall Sears store and parking lot for $3.15 million, bringing the entire 80-plus acre site under the control of one owner and removing a major barrier to the property’s redevelopment. Franklin County officials and neighborhood advocates have grown frustrated over the course of the last several years with […]

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River & Rich Sets Grand Opening Date

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman River & Rich Sets Grand Opening Date

On Sunday, May 5, CASTO, with development partners Robert Weiler Company, Kelley Companies, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and S2 Construction, will celebrate the opening of its newest development project, River & Rich. The opening coincides with the grand re-opening of ROY G BIV Gallery. The project includes 230 multifamily units, a 300-space public parking garage […]

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Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Nearly five years ago, the Insight 2050 initiative helped to shine a light on the challenges that Central Ohio will face as a predicted one million new people move into the region. Today, with growth continuing at its highest rate yet — about 120 people are moving into the region every day — a new […]

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