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Retro Remodel Planned for High Street Motel

Brent Warren Brent Warren Retro Remodel Planned for  High Street Motel

A makeover is planned for the South Wind Motel, which has stood at 919 S. High St. for over 60 years. Michael Kelley of the Kelley Companies recently presented plans to renovate the building to the Brewery District Commission. He shared a postcard of the motel showing what the building looked like soon after it […]

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Group Hoping to Find Taker for Free Historic Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Group Hoping to Find Taker for Free Historic Building

Columbus Landmarks is hoping that a historic building can be saved before it is demolished to make way for a new development. The organization sent out an email to its membership late last week, offering to help facilitate a deal – the service station that has occupied a small section of North High Street near […]

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Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Brent Warren Brent Warren Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Metro Schools is looking to move its 6th-through-12th graders into the former Indianola Middle School in the University District. Columbus City Schools sold the long-vacant building – located on about nine acres of land at 420 E. 19th Ave. – to Ohio State University in 2018. The Columbus Board of Education initially agreed to sell […]

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Apartments Planned for Historic Building that Tells the Story of a Neighborhood

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Planned for Historic Building that Tells the Story of a Neighborhood

A plan to convert a historic building in Harrison West to residential use and to build new apartments behind it is moving forward. Together, the two buildings will bring a total of 55 apartment units to 875 Michigan Ave., the former headquarters of the International Derrick and Equipment Company (later known as IDECO). Built in […]

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Plan Calls for 448 Apartments at Kroger Bakery Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Calls for 448 Apartments at Kroger Bakery Site

A plan to transform the former Kroger Bakery site into a 448-unit residential development has been submitted to the Historic Resources Commission. The two existing buildings on the site would be renovated, and three additional apartment building would be constructed around them on what is now a large surface parking lot. The 9.4-acre complex, which […]

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Columbus Partnership Buys Vacant Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Partnership Buys Vacant Downtown Building

The Columbus Partnership has bought a prominent building Downtown and plans to work with a local developer to renovate it. Some combination of retail, office and residential uses is likely for the seven-story building at 145 S. Front St., according to Alex Fischer, President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership. The organization first signed a […]

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New Renderings Show Plans for Historic Air Terminal

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Renderings Show Plans for Historic Air Terminal

The non-profit organization behind the renovation of the original Port Columbus Air Terminal has released new renderings showing what the building will look like when the project is complete. Ron Kaplan, Executive Director of the Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Museum, shared the new images during a virtual event today meant to kick […]

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