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400 West Rich Bar to Open This Fall

Walker Evans Walker Evans 400 West Rich Bar to Open This Fall

400 West Rich Street has quickly established itself as a new hub of artistic and entrepreneurial endeavors in Franklinton, hosting arts studios, creative offices, gallery spaces, and one of the city’s first food truck pod concepts. The only thing its missing is a bar. Well, this fall the building will be opening its own 4,000 square-foot bar, […]

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Be My Neighbor – Franklinton Edition

 Bruce Warner Be My Neighbor – Franklinton Edition

I arrived in Franklinton in 1958 when I married Jan, an original Franklintonian. We didn’t have two cents to rub together and her parents. who lived on Avondale Avenue, took us in. I was trying to attend OSU and working part time. Our first son was born there and shortly after I took a regular […]

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Town and Rich Streets to Go Two-Way in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Town and Rich Streets to Go Two-Way in Franklinton

The finalized East Franklinton Plan was presented in July and lays out a dense urban future for this near-Downtown neighborhood that is slated to be filled with art studios, apartments, corner cafes and creativity. One critical portion of the plan that was discussed in greater detail at a public meeting this evening was that of […]

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Green Columbus Grant to Assist Franklinton Live-Work Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Green Columbus Grant to Assist Franklinton Live-Work Development

An empty Franklinton warehouse located at 421-435 West State Street may receive some grant funding for cleanup work and redevelopment. Mayor Michael Coleman submitted legislation today to Columbus City Council to apply for a $200,000 brownfield cleanup grant from the Green Columbus Fund. The money will allow the Franklinton Development Associate to correct environmental issues […]

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East Franklinton Planned as Dense Hub of Urban Creativity

Walker Evans Walker Evans East Franklinton Planned as Dense Hub of Urban Creativity

On Thursday evening, dozens of locals gathered in an empty Franklinton warehouse to review and discuss the finalized results of the East Franklinton Plan. Public input has been gathered through a series of events over the past twelve months to help steer the development of the new neighborhood plan. The goal of the project is […]

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Community Input Sought on Next Steps for East Franklinton Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Input Sought on Next Steps for East Franklinton Plan

Development plans in East Franklinton continue to chug right along at a steady clip. Just three months ago, the information gathering process kickstarted with a public input meeting and a series of interviews with neighborhood stakeholders. “Many of those stakeholders came from within East Franklinton, like major property owners and area commissioners,” says Brian Davis, Planning […]

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