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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.

Board Weighs in on Proposed 15-Story Building in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Board Weighs in on Proposed 15-Story Building in Franklinton

A proposal to build a 15-story building at 567 W. Broad St. was brought before the East Franklinton Review Board this week, spurring a wide-ranging conversation about density, affordable housing, transit-supportive development and historic preservation. The board was discussing an updated version of a proposal that was submitted last fall. That one called for a 13-story, […]

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Opera Columbus Returns With Magical, Magnetic Don Giovanni

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Opera Columbus Returns With Magical, Magnetic Don Giovanni

After a year of tending the flame with crucial streaming and online content, Opera Columbus roars back to life with a trimmed-down and vibrant take on Mozart’s masterpiece (with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte) Don Giovanni.  I was lucky enough to see the last dress rehearsal of this, one of my favorite operas. The production, […]

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Franklinton Trail and Park Plans Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Trail and Park Plans Moving Forward

The next two years could see several different projects spearheaded by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department come to fruition in Franklinton. Plans for a new bike and pedestrian bridge over the Scioto River and an off-street trail along Souder Avenue are moving forward, although the details have changed since the idea was first proposed […]

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New Office Building Proposed in Franklinton as Firm Branches Out

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Office Building Proposed in Franklinton as Firm Branches Out

TRIAD Architects has submitted plans to build a new two-story office building in Franklinton. If the plans are approved, the 24-year-old firm hopes to transfer its operations into the building, targeting the summer of 2022 for a move-in date. The East Franklinton Review Board got a first look at the proposal last month – voting […]

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Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Service Grants, Ice Cream, Pizza, Beer Collabs & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Service Grants, Ice Cream, Pizza, Beer Collabs & More

There’s much to catch up on in the world of drinking and dining in Central Ohio. As things churn back to life, bars and restaurants are reopening, menus are expanding and there’s some special beer to drink. Plus, Service has reopened its grants for service industry workers and you can help raise more grant dollars! […]

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Long-Standing Franklinton Pizza Joint Closes

Susan Post Susan Post Long-Standing Franklinton Pizza Joint Closes

After more than six decades, family-run Josie’s Pizza has closed its doors at 952 W. Broad St. in Franklinton. Initial rumblings that the pizza joint would be closing began earlier in January, with the business confirming the news via social media post on January 27. “We would first like to thank all of our customers […]

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LinkUs Team Presents Vision for Northwest Transit Corridor

Brent Warren Brent Warren LinkUs Team Presents Vision for Northwest Transit Corridor

The City of Columbus and its partners have made some key decisions regarding a planned transit corridor along Olentangy River Road. During an informational meeting about the project held virtually last week, Kristina Whitfield, Project Planner with consultant Kimley-Horn, said that the best chance for the corridor to receive federal funding moving forward is if […]

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