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Franklinton

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.

Franklinton group builds new homes in neighborhood

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The Dispatch wrote Franklinton group builds home, fulfills mother’s dream Wednesday, April 30, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK Yesterday, Karen Drake talked about being the owner of one of the few new houses to be built in Franklinton in the past 50 years as community leaders try to boost homeownership in a poor neighborhood filled with […]

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Franklinton Residents Push For Rebirth

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NBC4i.com wrote Franklinton Residents Push For Rebirth Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 By Denise Yost A neighborhood with a bad reputation is seeing a rebirth. Franklinton is an area just west of downtown Columbus. For years, the area has been thought of as run down, but it’s now becoming a location of news development. For the […]

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B&T Metals project sits idle in Franklinton

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The Dispatch wrote Franklinton revitalization project sits idle Sunday, March 23, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE Nearly a year after Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced a $23 million privately funded project to turn land around the former B&T Metals plant into loft condos and apartments, town houses, gallery space and a small theater, little has changed […]

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Struggle for development in West Franklinton

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Struggle for development in Franklinton Homes not right fit for neighborhood, leaders say Sunday, October 28, 2007 By Mark Ferenchik Vince Gazzara wants to build four houses in Franklinton, the poor Columbus neighborhood of century-old houses just west of Downtown that is struggling to reverse its fortunes. But he doesn’t want […]

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Tommy’s Diner – Nostalgia alive and well

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Tommy’s Diner – Nostalgia alive and well Thursday, October 4, 2007 By BY TIM FERAN Tommy’s Diner doesn’t resemble the Statehouse, but the Franklinton establishment does have some notable things in common with the Ohio seat of government. Both are longtime Columbus institutions. Both have seen their share of politicians wheeling […]

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