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Four Finalists Named for Scioto Peninsula Development Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four Finalists Named for Scioto Peninsula Development Plan

The 21 acre Scioto Peninsula redevelopment project took another step forward today, with the announcement that four semi-finalists have been named through the project’s RFQ process. The project is being spearheaded by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC). “Seven development teams — which included 14 different development companies — submitted in response to the Request […]

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Wait Over for Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wait Over for Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground

The long wait for actual construction to begin on the first new large-scale residential development in Franklinton appears to be over. Casto announced that a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 3rd for its 230-unit mixed-use project between Rich Street and the Scioto River. The nine-building project, now called River & Rich, has been developed […]

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Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Given the sheer number of development concepts, neighborhood plans, and other types of proposals that we write about every year, it can be easy to lose track of them – some are realized after a long delay, some are modified beyond recognition, and some quietly disappear without ever being built. Inspired by the recent book Never […]

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Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name

The Franklinton Development Association is now the Franklinton Urban Empowerment Lab. The name change is accompanying a rebranding, as well as some rethinking about the best way for the nonprofit organization to serve its fast-changing neighborhood. Executive Director Jack Storey said that the plan is to add one staffer a year in order to offer […]

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Top 10 Festivals in Columbus of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Festivals in Columbus of 2016

For two years in a row, the readers and contributors at Columbus Underground have selected Independents’ Day as the number one festival in the region. That nomination comes as high praise, as Columbus is home to over 100 summer and seasonal festivals that include a wide variety of entertainment opportunities for all kinds of tastes. […]

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Best Public Art of 2016: Graffiti Installations at Independents’ Day

Best of CU Best of CU Best Public Art of 2016: Graffiti Installations at Independents’ Day

Ever since the art-centric bicentennial birthday celebration in 2012, the City of Columbus has made more and more of an effort to incorporate public artwork displays into our daily lives. Those projects come in all forms — large and small, temporary and permanent, commissioned and guerrilla — and collectively they add up to making our […]

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Casto Project in Franklinton Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Casto Project in Franklinton Approved

Casto’s long-planned development in East Franklinton cleared its latest hurdle earlier this month, winning a vote of approval from the East Franklinton Area Review Board. The project features a pair of five-story buildings fronting Rich Street, two three-story buildings on either side of Lucas Street, and four smaller townhome buildings on the Scioto River side […]

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