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Photos: Inside the Former Kroger Bakery

Brent Warren Brent Warren Photos: Inside the Former Kroger Bakery

A group of local developers announced last week their plans to renovate the two historic Kroger Bakery buildings at 457 Cleveland Ave. Casto, Kelley Companies and The Robert Weiler Company – the same partnership behind the River & Rich development in Franklinton – officially acquired the 10-acre property on March 2 for a sum of […]

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Yet Another Plan for Prominent Corner to be Presented

Brent Warren Brent Warren Yet Another Plan for Prominent Corner to be Presented

The University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) will soon weigh in on another proposal for the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street, continuing a saga that began last spring when St. Louis-based Collegiate Development Group first floated a redevelopment concept for the site. According to documents submitted to the city in advance […]

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‘Unique Partnership’ Has High Hopes for Near East Side Project

Brent Warren Brent Warren ‘Unique Partnership’ Has High Hopes for Near East Side Project

A plan to build new apartments and renovate a long-vacant building across from East High School was awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits today. That means the project, which has been working its way through the Near East Area Commission approval process, will be moving forward. It also means that a partnership that formed two […]

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Open Air School Among Six Local Projects to Get Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Open Air School Among Six Local Projects to Get Tax Credits

The renovation of the historic Open Air School building in Old North Columbus will be moving forward. The Ohio Development Services Agency announced today that the project was one of 24 statewide to be awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Also receiving credits were two downtown buildings – the renovation of the Winders Building, which […]

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Addition Proposed for Downtown Warehouse Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Addition Proposed for Downtown Warehouse Building

A plan to breathe new life into a mostly-vacant warehouse building on the northern edge of downtown was presented to the Downtown Commission earlier today. The four- and six-story building, which sits at 260 E. Naghten St., contains about 100,000 square feet of space that would be renovated for office use. The proposal then calls […]

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Project Update: The Hayden

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: The Hayden

After a long and complicated renovation process, the first tenants are scheduled to move into The Hayden early next year. The two historic Capitol Square buildings, which will hold mostly offices, have been unoccupied for over a decade. Michael Tomko, President of the Tomko Company, said that the project is now about 40 percent leased, […]

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New King and High Plan Calls for Demolishing Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New King and High Plan Calls for Demolishing Buildings

A new plan for the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street calls for tearing down all of the existing buildings on the site. St. Louis-based Collegiate Development Group has floated several concepts for redeveloping the corner over the course of the last seven months. In July, a proposal to build an 11-story […]

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