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Graceland Apartment Project Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Graceland Apartment Project Moving Forward

A three-year-old proposal to build an apartment complex at the Graceland Shopping Center in Clintonville has been revived, thanks to a partnership with a local affordable housing developer. Originally proposed as a market-rate project by CASTO, the developer has brought in Homeport as a partner and now plans to build a 180-unit complex in which […]

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Video: The State of Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Video: The State of Affordable Housing in Columbus

The Columbus region has an affordable housing gap. Local experts estimate that an additional 54,000 units are needed to close that gap today, with more units needed to serve the rapidly growing region over the next several decades. Development reporter Brent Warren recently spoke with Leah Evans, Vice President of Real Estate Development at housing […]

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Homeport Releases More Details on Linden Project

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Releases More Details on Linden Project

With City Council approval secured, Homeport is now just waiting on financing before it can proceed with a 50-unit affordable housing project in Linden. The development will feature a three-story, 45-unit apartment building at 2959 Cleveland Ave. — across the street from the New Salem Baptist Church — as well as five single family homes […]

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Board Approves Demolition of Franklinton Church for Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Board Approves Demolition of Franklinton Church for Affordable Housing

The East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) gave its conditional approval yesterday to a plan to demolish the former West Side Spiritualist Church at 79 McDowell St. The proposal, from the affordable housing nonprofit Homeport, calls for a four-story, 50-unit apartment complex on the site. Residents of the building would have access to 60 parking spaces in […]

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Affordable Housing Proposed for Franklinton Church Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Proposed for Franklinton Church Site

Homeport has proposed replacing a 107-year old former church at 79 McDowell St. with a four-story, 52-unit apartment building. The affordable housing nonprofit presented plans for the building to the East Franklinton Review Board last week. According to documents submitted to the city, the apartments would be reserved for families earning 80 percent or less […]

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Development Roundup: News from Italian Village, Franklinton, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: News from Italian Village, Franklinton, and More

The latest Development Roundup features news from German Village, Franklinton, the Near East Side and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: A preliminary proposal for a small piece of land in the larger Jeffrey Park development was heard by the Italian Village […]

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Savings: Not Just for the Holidays

Layden Hale Layden Hale Savings: Not Just for the Holidays

Holiday sales often blur the calendar. How many days does that Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day or Thanksgiving Day “sale” last? Now that we have entered November, have you noticed how many days are consumed by “Black Friday” sales and advertising? This is the time of year when most are concerned with budgeting for […]

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