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Three Columbus Projects Get Historic Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three Columbus Projects Get Historic Tax Credits

A new plan to restore the long-vacant Madison’s and White-Haines buildings at 72-84 N. High St. may be moving forward after many false starts. The Ohio Development Services Agency announced today that the project was one of 28 statewide to be awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits.  It’s the second time that the credits have […]

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Renovation and New-Build Planned for Rich Street Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation and New-Build Planned for Rich Street Site

A plan to build a 30-unit apartment building behind two historic structures on East Rich Street is working its way through the approval process. Schiff Capital Group has proposed renovating the two original buildings, which are located at 530 E. Rich St. and were built around 1900, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s site. A […]

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Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated

A plan to renovate a pair of historic buildings in Franklinton got another hearing yesterday. The former warehouse buildings at 373 and 375 W. Rich St. have been vacant for decades and have significant structural issues. The buildings, which survived the 1913 flood and are listed on both national and local historic registries, sit immediately […]

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The List: 9 Most Endangered Buildings of 2020

Brent Warren Brent Warren The List: 9 Most Endangered Buildings of 2020

Columbus Landmarks has released its annual Most Endangered Buildings list, highlighting nine buildings that are at risk of being demolished, redeveloped, or simply left to sit vacant and deteriorate. This year’s list features buildings from many different eras and neighborhoods, encompassing a range of different architectural styles. Urban neighborhoods like Franklinton and Linden are represented, […]

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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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