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King and High Project Approved After Two-Year Process

Brent Warren Brent Warren King and High Project Approved After Two-Year Process

A plan to redevelop the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street was approved last night by the University Impact Review Board (UIDRB). The approval comes after a long and at times contentious process in which the development team floated many different concepts and design iterations for the prominent corner. Subtext, the St. […]

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Opposition from Abbott Leads to Delay in Kroger Bakery Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Opposition from Abbott Leads to Delay in Kroger Bakery Proposal

The developers trying to turn the former Kroger bakery site north of Downtown into a 448-unit apartment complex have seen the proposal tabled twice in the last two months by the Development Commission. The main opposition to the project is from Abbott Laboratories, the now-global corporation that has been operating next door to the Kroger […]

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Commission Approves Plan to Demolish Main Bar Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission Approves Plan to Demolish Main Bar Downtown

The Downtown Commission yesterday approved a plan to tear down a historic two-story building at 16 W. Main St., the longtime home of the Main Bar. The building will be replaced – at least for now – with parking, adding seven new spots to the large surface lot that has surrounded the building for decades. […]

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Renovation Planned for Delaware Train Station

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Delaware Train Station

A renovation is planned for the former CSX Rail Depot in Delaware. Located at the southeast corner of East Central Avenue and Lake Street, the historic building has been slowly deteriorating for decades. Columbus-based RiverWest Partners is now moving forward with the project after pandemic-related delays. An LLC associated with the firm bought the property […]

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The List: 9 Most Endangered Sites of 2021

Brent Warren Brent Warren The List: 9 Most Endangered Sites of 2021

Columbus Landmarks has released its annual Most Endangered Buildings list, highlighting eight buildings – and one iconic sign – that are at risk of being demolished, redeveloped, or simply left to deteriorate. This year’s list features three different buildings on Mt. Vernon Avenue, one Downtown building, and two former churches. The oldest structure on the list was […]

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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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