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CMHA Selling Bollinger Tower for Proposed Hotel Redevelopment

Walker Evans Walker Evans CMHA Selling Bollinger Tower for Proposed Hotel Redevelopment

Constructed in 1984, the 11-story Bollinger Tower was the first high rise building to appear in the Short North, predating more recent buildings that have been constructed or proposed for the neighborhood. The building has long served as a home for low-income elderly residents, but will soon see renovations at the hand of a new […]

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Hotel Concept Calls for 12 Stories on High Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hotel Concept Calls for 12 Stories on High Street Downtown

In the midst of much discussion about the Edwards Companies’ proposal to build a six-story building on the west side of High Street between Gay and Long streets, another local developer – the Day Companies – has quietly floated a concept for a 12-story hotel across the street. The Day Companies posted renderings and a site plan […]

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New Hotel Could Jumpstart Downtown’s Southeast Gateway Area

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Hotel Could Jumpstart Downtown’s Southeast Gateway Area

When the Discovery District Special Improvement District commissioned a plan for the southeast quadrant of Downtown over two years ago, it was with the expectation that changes in traffic patterns due to the Interstate 70/71 split project could spur development in an area that has been dominated by surface parking lots and other car-oriented land […]

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Proposal for 12-Story Hotel Downtown Met with Concerns from Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for 12-Story Hotel Downtown Met with Concerns from Commission

A proposal to build a 12-story, 170-room Hilton Garden Hotel at 77 East Nationwide Boulevard has run into resistance from the Downtown Commission. Indus Hotels brought plans to the commission’s May 26th meeting, having made changes to the design they first presented in January. The latest proposal calls for reconstructing the brick facade of the existing […]

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Hard Hat Photo Tour: Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Photo Tour:  Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph

With our recent hard hat tour of The Joseph office building, we were able to share great views of Victorian Village, Downtown and the ten-story Le Méridian hotel that has risen quickly across the street. Today we had the opportunity to explore that building, and the views were no less spectacular. Jason Mack, General Manager […]

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Convention Center to Expand, But Abandons Mixed-Use Concepts

Brent Warren Brent Warren Convention Center to Expand, But Abandons Mixed-Use Concepts

The convention center will be getting a $125-million makeover, but that money will mostly be spent on improvements to the interior of the building. Plans for a large mixed-use development at the corner of Goodale and High Street have been abandoned. The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, which earlier this year considered a number of large-scale proposals […]

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The Joseph Breaks Ground in The Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren The Joseph Breaks Ground in The Short North

The Joseph, Pizzuti’s much-anticipated hotel, office and retail project, officially broke ground today in a ceremony on a former parking lot at the corner of High Street and Milay Alley. Soon to rise on that lot is a six-story office building with an attached parking garage, an Anthropologie store, and space for additional ground-floor retail. […]

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