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Fast Forward: The Scioto Peninsula & East Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Scioto Peninsula & East Franklinton

In 2017, we featured East Franklinton and the Scioto Peninsula in our “Fast Forward” series, and a lot has changed since then. The vision for the Scioto Peninsula master plan has been completely redesigned and ground has broken, while newer projects have been announced. In this update to our “Fast Forward” series, we take a look at […]

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UPDATED: Proposal Calls For Colorful Apartment Tower in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren UPDATED: Proposal Calls For Colorful Apartment Tower in Franklinton

Editor’s note (11/18/20): This article was updated with more information from the project’s developer. A new proposal calls for a 13-story apartment building at 567-575 W. Broad St. in Franklinton. The development, which would contain 80 residential units and about 2,700 square feet of ground floor commercial space, would require the demolition of a single-story […]

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Artistic Apartment Building Opens in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Artistic Apartment Building Opens in Franklinton

A new apartment building at the corner of State and Mill streets in Franklinton is now complete and ready for its first occupants. It will add 12 one-bedroom apartments to the neighborhood, along with a new piece of art – a mural by local artist Andrew Lundberg that covers a large portion the building’s facade. […]

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Franklinton Project on Church Site Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Project on Church Site Approved

Homeport now has the green light to move forward with its plan to build 50 units of affordable housing at 79 McDowell St. in Franklinton. The East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) approved the latest plan for the four-story building at its meeting on June 24. The board had previously cleared the way for the project […]

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Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated

A plan to renovate a pair of historic buildings in Franklinton got another hearing yesterday. The former warehouse buildings at 373 and 375 W. Rich St. have been vacant for decades and have significant structural issues. The buildings, which survived the 1913 flood and are listed on both national and local historic registries, sit immediately […]

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The Top 10 Development Projects of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Development Projects of 2019

2019 was a big year for urban development projects throughout Central Ohio. Not only has Downtown Columbus and the Short North continued to grow denser, we’re seeing more verticality and mixed-use projects fully forming in suburban areas like Dublin and Easton. Our readers and editors surveyed the year’s development landscape to name the top project […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019

What makes a neighborhood great is a very personal definition. Some people prefer being able to walk to nearby restaurants and nightlife while others want to be close to parks and nature. We surveyed our readers about the most important neighborhoods of 2019, and the list shifted pretty drastically compared to last year’s rankings. In […]

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