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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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Decade in Development: Franklinton Uprising

Walker Evans Walker Evans Decade in Development: Franklinton Uprising

A lot has changed in Columbus between 2010 and 2020. In this series we take a look at large-scale development projects and trends that shape where we live, work and play.

Franklinton was the original settlement in Central Ohio with some of the longest and richest history in the region. But after multiple devastating floods in the 20th century, the neighborhood was federally designated as a floodplain in 1983. That meant that strict development restrictions on the area would leave it practically untouchable for building maintenance, […]

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Updates to Gravity Project Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updates to Gravity Project Approved

The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project was back in front of the East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) yesterday. Plans for the development’s two courtyards – one public and accessible from West Broad Street, the other private and meant for occupants of the residential building planned for State Street – were approved by the […]

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12-Story Building Part of New Franklinton Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren 12-Story Building Part of New Franklinton Proposal

The developers behind the River & Rich project are bringing a plan for its second phase to the East Franklinton Review Board this afternoon. The first phase of the development, which opened last spring, consists of 230 apartments, a 300-space public parking garage and approximately 30,000 square feet of retail space. The proposed second phase […]

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First Look: Gravity

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Gravity

With events already scheduled, multiple office tenants secured, and the first residents set to move in some time this spring, the impact of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project is already being felt in Franklinton. The six-story building at 500 W. Broad St. will hold a total of 236 residential units. Commercial space will fill the ground […]

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Affordable Housing Proposed for Franklinton Church Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Proposed for Franklinton Church Site

Homeport has proposed replacing a 107-year old former church at 79 McDowell St. with a four-story, 52-unit apartment building. The affordable housing nonprofit presented plans for the building to the East Franklinton Review Board last week. According to documents submitted to the city, the apartments would be reserved for families earning 80 percent or less […]

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