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State Auto Lot Approved After Mural Taken Down, Garage Plan Dropped

Brent Warren Brent Warren State Auto Lot Approved After Mural Taken Down, Garage Plan Dropped

The Downtown Commission yesterday approved a plan from State Auto Insurance to build a new surface parking lot and plaza behind the company’s headquarters at 518 E. Broad St. In May of 2019, the commission had voted to approve a new, four-story parking garage on the site. In order to build the garage, State Auto […]

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Design for New Downtown Riverfront Park Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design for New Downtown Riverfront Park Approved

A new three-acre Downtown riverfront park got a final stamp of approval from the Downtown Commission this morning. The park is designed to complement a bike and pedestrian bridge – already approved by the commission – which will connect the Olentangy Trail to the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard, where a new soccer stadium is […]

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Pedestrian-Friendly Street Approved For Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pedestrian-Friendly Street Approved For Scioto Peninsula

A new, pedestrian-focused street that will run through the center of the new Scioto Peninsula development was approved by the Downtown Commission yesterday. Also approved were two large parking garages that will sit next to the elevated railroad tracks that make up the western edge of the development. Brian Kinzelman, Principal of MKSK, explained that […]

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Crew Gets Last of Approvals for Stadium

Brent Warren Brent Warren Crew Gets Last of Approvals for Stadium

With the steel frame of the upper bowl now clearly visible at the end of Nationwide Boulevard, representatives of the Columbus Crew SC went before the Downtown Commission this morning with a final round of approvals for their new stadium. Steve Lyons, the team’s Chief Business Officer, told the commission during today’s virtual meeting that […]

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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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