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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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Downtown Commission Likes Two25 Commons, Dislikes Elevated Walkway

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Commission Likes Two25 Commons, Dislikes Elevated Walkway

An updated version of the 12-story mixed-use Two25 project that was unveiled yesterday went in front of the Downtown Commission this morning. Overall, the individual commission members responded positively about the majority of the project’s details, with some discussion about material choices, color palettes and other architectural aesthetics. “It looks beautiful, but I have two […]

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Downtown Commission Weighs in on Millennial Tower Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Commission Weighs in on Millennial Tower Proposal

The recently-announced 25-story Millennial Tower received its first round of feedback from the Downtown Commission this morning as the project went in front of the group for conceptual review. Developer Bill Schottenstein presented the project to the Commission, and explained the thought process behind the design, the height, the uses, and the architecture. The mixed-use […]

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