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Battelle Project in Harrison West Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Battelle Project in Harrison West Moving Forward

The team behind the 20-acre redevelopment of the Battelle parking lots south of West Fifth Avenue was back in front of the Harrison West Society this month, outlining the latest plans for the project. Representatives of Wagenbrenner Development, M/I Homes and Continental Real Estate walked through some of the changes in layout and programing that […]

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OSU Seeking Developer for Hotel at 15th and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Seeking Developer for Hotel at 15th and High

A new storm sewer has been installed underneath North High Street and a six-story apartment building with a ground-floor Target is set to open this summer, but there hasn’t been much new to report about the centerpiece of the 15th and High plan – a large boutique hotel that will look out onto a new […]

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Plans for New Convention Center Garage Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plans for New Convention Center Garage Moving Forward

Plans for a new parking garage behind the Greater Columbus Convention Center are moving forward. The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (FCCFA) has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the design of the garage, and will soon issue a second RFQ for firms interested in managing its construction. The FCCFA board authorized those steps […]

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Proposal Calls for Apartments, Condos, Hotels and More on Vacant Land Next to Arena District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Apartments, Condos, Hotels and More on Vacant Land Next to Arena District

An ambitious proposal from Schottenstein Real Estate Group calls for transforming over 20 acres of vacant land next to the Arena District into a mixed use development featuring apartments, condominiums, retail and multiple hotels. “We’ve been working on assembling the parcels for a long time,” said Managing Partner Corey Schottenstein. “Now that we have both […]

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Experience Columbus Identifies Sites for Hotel Expansion by Convention Center

Brent Warren Brent Warren Experience Columbus Identifies Sites for Hotel Expansion by Convention Center

Experience Columbus has been making the case for years that a new 1,000-room hotel is needed in order for the city to attract bigger conventions. Even as new, smaller hotels have been proposed and built downtown, the city’s tourism officials have insisted that a large, full-service hotel adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center would […]

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Work Starts on 12-Story Hotel Downtown, Rooftop Bar Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Starts on 12-Story Hotel Downtown, Rooftop Bar Planned

The former HER Realtors building at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd. has been demolished, and vertical construction is scheduled to start this summer on a 12-story hotel on the site. The Canopy by Hilton hotel will have 167 rooms and feature a first-floor bar and restaurant in addition to a rooftop bar with two separate outdoor […]

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A Look Inside ‘The Keep’ Bar at LeVeque Tower

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega A Look Inside ‘The Keep’ Bar at LeVeque Tower

When Hotel LeVeque opened last month, it brought a new purpose to the most prominent building in the Columbus skyline. The LeVeque Tower, built in 1927, had long been a place cut off from the city, reserved for those who worked in its offices. With its recent renovations, creating floors of hotel rooms, apartments, and, […]

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