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Founded in 1797, making it one of the oldest communities in Central Ohio, Franklinton is located immediately west of downtown Columbus. Since a floodwall was erected there in 2003, redevelopment efforts have included more than 40 residential projects, a new firehouse, two new schools, and a new residential dormitory at Mount Carmel Medical Center West.

Development Roundup: November 2020 Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: November 2020 Edition

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Clintonville, Driving Park, Italian Village and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Demand for the affordable senior units at The Livingston has been high, according to the project’s developer, Woda Cooper […]

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Fast Forward: The Scioto Peninsula & East Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Scioto Peninsula & East Franklinton

In 2017, we featured East Franklinton and the Scioto Peninsula in our “Fast Forward” series, and a lot has changed since then. The vision for the Scioto Peninsula master plan has been completely redesigned and ground has broken, while newer projects have been announced. In this update to our “Fast Forward” series, we take a look at […]

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UPDATED: Proposal Calls For Colorful Apartment Tower in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren UPDATED: Proposal Calls For Colorful Apartment Tower in Franklinton

Editor’s note (11/18/20): This article was updated with more information from the project’s developer. A new proposal calls for a 13-story apartment building at 567-575 W. Broad St. in Franklinton. The development, which would contain 80 residential units and about 2,700 square feet of ground floor commercial space, would require the demolition of a single-story […]

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Jewelweed Returning to Brick-and-Mortar with Franklinton Shop

Susan Post Susan Post Jewelweed Returning to Brick-and-Mortar with Franklinton Shop

Sarah Dixon, owner of flower and plant shop Jewelweed Floral Studio, thought a major catastrophe like the coronavirus pandemic could mean dubious things for her business. As it turns out, the opposite was true. “COVID encouraged people to reach out to each other in more ways than before,” Dixon says. “People were sending flowers and […]

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Bites & Sips: Oktoberfest in a Box, Beer Releases, Reopenings & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Oktoberfest in a Box, Beer Releases, Reopenings & More

Grab a snack (or a drink). It’s the biggest Bites & Sips ever! Despite the pandemic, there is plenty to eat and drink around Central Ohio. From celebrating Oktoberfest to getting your very own White Castle boombox case, read on for the rundown. Schmidt’s Oktoberfest in a Box – Plus a Very Special Cream Puff Flavor […]

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Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Work will officially get underway today on a major new mixed-use development on the Scioto Peninsula. Now known as The Peninsula, the first phase of the new development will bring a 200-room hotel, 250,000 square feet of office space, 329 residential units and 1,400 parking spaces to about seven acres of land directly west of […]

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Lightning Strikes Bellows School in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lightning Strikes Bellows School in Franklinton

The former Bellows School in Franklinton was struck by lightning last night, but the owner of the building insists that the damage was minimal and that renovation plans are still on track. Yhezkel Levi, who bought the historic building in 2014 and announced plans to convert it into condos in 2017, told CU that Columbus […]

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