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The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

There are a myriad of possible solutions to breathe new life into a neighborhood. The Idea Foundry has a solution for Franklinton. In this episode, CEO Casey McCarty discusses how they helped transform an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant community that houses over 30 private office spaces for small businesses, startups, and corporate innovation spaces, […]

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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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Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Former assistant director of the Franklin Development Association, Jack Storey, officially took over as executive director of the nonprofit organization back on July 1st. Storey was officially hired as assistant director in January of this year, but has worked in community development in Ohio since 2010. He said that part of what attracted him to […]

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Jim Sweeney Exiting Post at Franklinton Development Association

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jim Sweeney Exiting Post at Franklinton Development Association

After serving for 14 years as the Executive Director of the Franklinton Development Association, Jim Sweeney is “hanging up his spurs.” Sweeney has helped to oversee a wide variety of projects that the group has been involved with — both directly and indirectly — including the construction and renovation of over 150 single family homes […]

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Planning Underway for Mount Carmel West Campus in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planning Underway for Mount Carmel West Campus in Franklinton

Mount Carmel Health Systems announced a plan last year to transfer inpatient operations from their Franklinton hospital to a new one to be built in Grove City. Along with that announcement came a promise to invest time and money into creating a new Mount Carmel West Campus, with an expanded College of Nursing and opportunities for […]

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Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Walker Evans Walker Evans Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Three local Columbus development organizations were awarded over $200,000 in grants from the city’s Green Columbus Fund at yesterday’s City Council meeting. That includes a grant for $135,990 for the Day Companies to redevelop and restore three commercial buildings Downtown, known as the long-vacant Madison’s department store. The company acquired the properties two weeks ago […]

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New Mixed-Use Buildings, Renovation of Warehouses Planned in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Mixed-Use Buildings, Renovation of Warehouses Planned in Franklinton

Plans for the development of 13 acres between West Rich Street and the Scioto River in East Franklinton now call for two five-story, 110-unit apartment buildings with enclosed parking and ground floor commercial space in the first phase. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) selected a team led by Casto and the Robert Weiler Company […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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