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Board Approves Demolition of Franklinton Church for Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Board Approves Demolition of Franklinton Church for Affordable Housing

The East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) gave its conditional approval yesterday to a plan to demolish the former West Side Spiritualist Church at 79 McDowell St. The proposal, from the affordable housing nonprofit Homeport, calls for a four-story, 50-unit apartment complex on the site. Residents of the building would have access to 60 parking spaces in […]

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First Look: Gravity

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Gravity

With events already scheduled, multiple office tenants secured, and the first residents set to move in some time this spring, the impact of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project is already being felt in Franklinton. The six-story building at 500 W. Broad St. will hold a total of 236 residential units. Commercial space will fill the ground […]

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Gravity Adds Pet Toy and Treat Company Bark to Forthcoming Office Tenants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Gravity Adds Pet Toy and Treat Company Bark to Forthcoming Office Tenants

Gravity has added dog-centric company Bark to its growing list of pending office tenants. The dog product provider is known for monthly subscription services BarkBox and Super Chewer, as well as social media apps like BarkBuddy, known as the “Tinder for Dogs.” As one of two Bark offices, Columbus has 300 associates, but the move to Gravity […]

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Roosevelt Coffeehouse Among Three Tenants Headed for Gravity Development in Franklinton

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Roosevelt Coffeehouse Among Three Tenants Headed for Gravity Development in Franklinton

Roosevelt Coffeehouse is doubling its impact. The Gravity development in Franklinton will house the second location of the local social enterprise. They’re one of three tenants announced today, along with Pelotonia, which is moving its headquarters there, and Cova Cowork. Roosevelt Coffeehouse will have an 1,800-square-foot space on the first floor of the middle segment […]

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Gravity 2.0 Project Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Gravity 2.0 Project Moving Forward

The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project is moving forward. The East Franklinton Review Board yesterday voted to approve the overall plan, just a month after the five-acre development was first proposed. Some changes to the design of the four new buildings proposed for the site were made: a new outdoor area was added […]

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Gravity Announces 10 Local Artists to Install Murals for Project’s Arts Initiative

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Gravity Announces 10 Local Artists to Install Murals for Project’s Arts Initiative

As Kaufman Development nears completion of the Gravity project and business owners get set to move in, more news is being announced about the conscious community in Franklinton. In addition to large-scale murals commissioned by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra and CCAD alumni Rather Severe, Gravity has teamed up with the Franklinton Arts District to commission […]

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Photos: The Gravity Project Block Party at Art Bazaar

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: The Gravity Project Block Party at Art Bazaar

The Gravity project by Kaufman Development celebrated the launch of its community arts initiative with a block party at Art Bazaar on Friday, August 24, right across the street from the nearly completed development at 500 W. Broad St. in Franklinton. The block party also celebrated the completion of two of the initiative’s murals commissioned […]

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