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Fabric Dolls of Tiny Activist Project Advocate for Historic Preservation

Anne Evans Anne Evans Fabric Dolls of Tiny Activist Project Advocate for Historic Preservation

If you found out that only 8% of designated historic sites represented the history of minority populations (women, people of color, LGBTQIA), what would you do about it? Sarah Marsom, a Heritage Resource Consultant, decided to make educational fabric dolls, under her Tiny Activist Project. With the project, she seeks to highlight lesser-known stories of […]

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Mansion, Car Dealership Both Land Historic Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mansion, Car Dealership Both Land Historic Tax Credits

Plans to renovate a Frank Packard-designed mansion in Marble Cliff and a historic car dealership on the Near East Side both got a significant boost today. The projects were the only two from Central Ohio to be awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency. The tax credits, which are awarded […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Trolley District Taking Shape Near Franklin Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Trolley District Taking Shape Near Franklin Park

Workers are busy transforming the collection of historic buildings at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Kelton Avenue into a food and entertainment destination. New floors and structural supports are in the process of being installed, ceilings are being repaired on buildings that have been open to the weather for decades, and bricks from […]

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Development Roundup: November 2020 Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: November 2020 Edition

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Clintonville, Driving Park, Italian Village and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Demand for the affordable senior units at The Livingston has been high, according to the project’s developer, Woda Cooper […]

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Shorter King and High Proposal Still Faces Hurdles

Brent Warren Brent Warren Shorter King and High Proposal Still Faces Hurdles

A plan to redevelop the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street does not appear to be any closer to getting approval after a meeting of the University Impact District Review Board on September 24. Representatives of the developer, Collegiate Development Group (CDG), were not seeking final design approval from the board at […]

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Plan to Restore Historic Terminal Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan to Restore Historic Terminal Moving Forward

A new nonprofit organization – the Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Museum (OAS) – announced this week that it has signed a long term lease for the original Port Columbus Air Terminal building. After many years of fundraising and several stalled efforts to renovate and restore the historic building, the lease-signing is […]

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New Building Proposed for High Street Across from OSU

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Building Proposed for High Street Across from OSU

A new proposal calls for a six-story, 68-unit apartment building at 1778 N. High St. in the University District. The project as initially submitted would require the demolition of two structures – a 100-year-old, three-story brick building that holds a BiBiBop restaurant on its ground floor; and a 20-year-old, single-story building that is home to […]

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