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Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

The Downtown Commission met virtually this morning, the first convening of the board since the spread of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of all such meetings in March. The agenda was longer than usual, with 11 applicants seeking certificates of appropriateness for their projects and another two going before the board for initial conceptual reviews. […]

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Plan for PNC Building Calls for New Plaza

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for PNC Building Calls for New Plaza

Edwards Companies, which bought the PNC Building at 155 E. Broad St. in 2016, is now moving forward with plans to add a residential component to the 24-story office tower. As part of those plans, the local developer wants to remove the two-story glass atrium that sits in front of the larger tower and replace […]

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First Look: The Nicholas

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: The Nicholas

The first residents have moved into the Nicholas, a 230-unit mixed-use development that has filled in one of the last large gaps along High Street Downtown. The building, which occupies the entire west side of High Street between Gay and Long Streets, replaced what for decades was a large surface parking lot. Apartments in the […]

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State Auto Floats Plan for New Downtown Garage

Brent Warren Brent Warren State Auto Floats Plan for New Downtown Garage

State Auto Insurance is looking to build a 791-car parking garage behind its headquarters at 518 E. Broad St. Plans for the new building were presented to the Downtown Commission on Tuesday. An existing row of trees along Washington Avenue would be preserved under the proposal, but that strip of land could potentially be developed […]

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Plans for Two Parking Garages Presented to Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plans for Two Parking Garages Presented to Downtown Commission

Amid the ongoing conversation about how autonomous vehicles and “mobility as a service” could render parking garages in urban areas obsolete, proposals for two new parking garages were on the Downtown Commission’s agenda this month. The larger of the two is the 650-space Ohio Center Garage, which will serve the Greater Columbus Convention Center and […]

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Latest Phase of Neighborhood Launch Proposed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Latest Phase of Neighborhood Launch Proposed

The latest phase of the Edwards Companies’ seven-and-a-half-acre Neighborhood Launch development could be described as a two-unit residential project, but that wouldn’t really do it justice. One of those units is a three-story townhouse similar in size and design to the buildings that currently line Gay Street, but the other is a large single-family home […]

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The Top 10 Urban Development Projects in Columbus in 2017

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Urban Development Projects in Columbus in 2017

2017 was another banner year for urban development in Columbus, with dozens of active construction sites bringing new projects to life all across the city. Some of those projects included massive new multi-acre neighborhoods being planned out, while others were more intimate renovation projects. When asked about the top project of the year, our readers […]

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