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Construction Roundup April 2020: Franklinton, OSU & More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction Roundup April 2020: Franklinton, OSU & More

April gets a second Construction Roundup this year, and it features some projects that we haven’t checked in on in a while. Scroll down for recent photos of developments in several different neighborhoods, including Franklinton, Clintonville, the University District and more. Check out the captions below each photo for more information and links to project […]

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Gravity II Update: Demolition Begins, OhioHealth Facility Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren Gravity II Update: Demolition Begins, OhioHealth Facility Planned

The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project in Franklinton will include a primary and urgent care facility operated by OhioHealth. The news of OhioHealth’s involvement comes as demolition is scheduled to start on the overall project. Located directly across the street from the first phase of Gravity (at 500 W. Broad St.), the second […]

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The Top 10 Development Projects of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Development Projects of 2019

2019 was a big year for urban development projects throughout Central Ohio. Not only has Downtown Columbus and the Short North continued to grow denser, we’re seeing more verticality and mixed-use projects fully forming in suburban areas like Dublin and Easton. Our readers and editors surveyed the year’s development landscape to name the top project […]

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Taft’s Brewpourium Nears Opening in Franklinton

Susan Post Susan Post Taft’s Brewpourium Nears Opening in Franklinton

Dart boards for eyes, a bust of the brewery’s namesake on a spring, a painting of William Howard Taft driving a DeLorean a la Back to the Future – Cincinnati-based Taft’s Brewing Company is going all in on its soon-to-open Columbus Brewpourium at the Gravity development in Franklinton. Renderings give a peek inside the 5,800 […]

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Updates to Gravity Project Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updates to Gravity Project Approved

The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project was back in front of the East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) yesterday. Plans for the development’s two courtyards – one public and accessible from West Broad Street, the other private and meant for occupants of the residential building planned for State Street – were approved by the […]

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Rooftop Yoga at Gravity to Benefit Pets

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Rooftop Yoga at Gravity to Benefit Pets

“My little Piper weighed less than 4 pounds when I picked her up; she should’ve weighed 20!” says Julie Wilkes. “They said that she only had a day left before she would’ve died. Kidnappers stole her from someone’s yard and put her into a crate too small for her. They stored dogs in a barn, and […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Mandi Caskey

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Mandi Caskey

In April 2019, Mandi Caskey completed a six-story mural for Gravity titled “Day Dreams.” At 90 feet, the mural depicts a panorama of an enchanted forest, featuring butterflies, fish and a young woman with doe and buck deer heads encountering a creek. The mural would have taken Caskey four weeks to complete, but with construction, […]

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