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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For three years running, the local architects at NBBJ have now been recognized as the top designers in Columbus by the readers of Columbus Underground. This year is a bit different though, as they share the title along with Acock Associates and Hollwich Kushner for the multi-building “Gravity 2.0” project announced back in August by Kaufman Development. “Over […]
The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project is moving forward. The East Franklinton Review Board yesterday voted to approve the overall plan, just a month after the five-acre development was first proposed. Some changes to the design of the four new buildings proposed for the site were made: a new outdoor area was added […]