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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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Scioto Peninsula Buildings Headline Busy Downtown Commission Agenda

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scioto Peninsula Buildings Headline Busy Downtown Commission Agenda

The Downtown Commission is scheduled to hear a full slate of development proposals at its meeting on May 26, including the first phase of the Scioto Peninsula development. The meeting, which will be held virtually, will be the first to take place since the city cancelled all such public meetings in March, at the beginning […]

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More Discrepancies Found Between Finished Buildings and Approved Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren More Discrepancies Found Between Finished Buildings and Approved Plans

A 311 complaint was lodged earlier this year with the City of Columbus, alleging that the design of a building going up at 275 S. Front St. did not match the plans for the building that were approved by the Downtown Commission. That complaint led to an investigation by the city, which uncovered similar issues […]

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Design of Downtown Building Doesn’t Match Plans Approved by Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design of Downtown Building Doesn’t Match Plans Approved by Commission

A six-story building currently under construction at 275 S. Front St. is not being built to the specifications approved by the Downtown Commission.  The building, called The Matan and developed by Lifestyles Communities (LC), was initially approved by the commission in late 2015. A series of design revisions followed, including one in January of 2018 […]

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New Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Grant Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Grant Avenue

Next week, the Downtown Commission will review the latest proposal for new apartments in Downtown’s Discovery District. Representatives with local developer Pizzuti have submitted plans to convert a surface parking lot at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Grant Avenue into a five-story mixed-use apartment building. If constructed as planned, the new building at […]

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Plans for Two Parking Garages Presented to Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plans for Two Parking Garages Presented to Downtown Commission

Amid the ongoing conversation about how autonomous vehicles and “mobility as a service” could render parking garages in urban areas obsolete, proposals for two new parking garages were on the Downtown Commission’s agenda this month. The larger of the two is the 650-space Ohio Center Garage, which will serve the Greater Columbus Convention Center and […]

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Changes to Two LC Projects Downtown Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes to Two LC Projects Downtown Approved

Although the approval of the Millennial Tower was the biggest news to come out of Tuesday’s Downtown Commission meeting, a project immediately to its south was also on the agenda. The five-story Matan development, which is planned for the northwest corner of Front and Main streets, was initially approved by the commission in late 2015. […]

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