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Harrison West

Established at the turn of the 20th Century and added to the Register of Historic Places in 1975, Harrison West features brick streets and housing built by craftsmen for workers in nearby factories. The neighborhood is bordered by Victorian Village and the Olentangy River, and is home to several parks and works of public art.

Grocery Store Dropped from Plans for Battelle Land

Brent Warren Brent Warren Grocery Store Dropped from Plans for Battelle Land

More changes have been made to the plan to develop 20 acres of Battelle land south of West Fifth Avenue. Most significantly, a 39,000 square foot grocery store – which was included in a proposal presented to the neighborhood in March – has been dropped from the plan. A representative of Wagenbrenner Development, the company […]

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Battelle Project in Harrison West Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Battelle Project in Harrison West Moving Forward

The team behind the 20-acre redevelopment of the Battelle parking lots south of West Fifth Avenue was back in front of the Harrison West Society this month, outlining the latest plans for the project. Representatives of Wagenbrenner Development, M/I Homes and Continental Real Estate walked through some of the changes in layout and programing that […]

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13-Year Harrison West Staple Caffe’ Apropos to Close this Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 13-Year Harrison West Staple Caffe’ Apropos to Close this Month

For 13 years, Caffe’ Apropos, located on the corner of Third and Michigan, has served up espresso, coffee, snacks, wine and beer, satisfying customers’ cravings from dawn ’til dark. That’ll come to an end this month, as owner Anton Wood confirmed the building will close its doors on January 19. “It is true we will […]

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Four-Story Building to Bring More New Apartments to Harrison West

Brent Warren Brent Warren Four-Story Building to Bring More New Apartments to Harrison West

A four-story mixed-use building is under construction in Harrison West, bringing another 26 new apartment units to the neighborhood. The project, at 840 Michigan Ave., sits just to the north of the 140-unit Trotters Park apartment complex, which was completed in 2015. Chad Seiber of Mulberry, the developer of the project, said that work should […]

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Update: Over 500 Apartments, 128-Room Hotel Planned at Battelle Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Update: Over 500 Apartments, 128-Room Hotel Planned at Battelle Site

More details of the 20-acre mixed-use development proposed for Harrison West are emerging. Over 500 apartment units would be spread over four separate buildings, all clustered toward the Fifth Avenue side of the project and in close proximity to a three-story parking garage with enough room to accommodate 721 cars. A 128-key hotel with a […]

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20 Acre Mixed-Use Development Planned for Harrison West

Walker Evans Walker Evans 20 Acre Mixed-Use Development Planned for Harrison West

After months of anticipation and speculation, plans to redevelop a large surface parking lot near the campus of Battelle have finally been unveiled. Battelle is selling the property to a development team led by Wagenbrenner Development and Fortress Real Estate. The project, revealed at a community meeting tonight, calls for a mix of office, hotel, […]

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In Limbo: Updates on 15 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2016

Brent Warren Brent Warren In Limbo: Updates on 15 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2016

Here’s a list of potentially big stories that we didn’t hear much about in 2016. They didn’t fit into any of the categories for our annual Year in Review — completed, under construction, or proposed — so we thought we’d compile another list, this one focused on projects that first came to our attention in […]

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