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Downtown Development Boom Continues to Accelerate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Development Boom Continues to Accelerate

The Schottenstein Real Estate Group announced plans on Tuesday to construct “Grand Central,” a new 23-acre mixed-use development on an empty tract of land in the northwest corner of Downtown Columbus. If developed as currently proposed, their plans call for a mix of apartments, condos, hotels, retail, grocery and parking garages spaces. This large-scale plan […]

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Construction to Begin This Fall on New 10-Story Short North Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction to Begin This Fall on New 10-Story Short North Hotel

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story indicated there would be no parking in the building at 800 North High Street. It has been fixed to include the building’s parking information. Final plans for the new 10-story Moxy Hotel building were unveiled this afternoon, which will replace the former Haiku restaurant building at 800 […]

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Hotel LeVeque Opens Doors

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hotel LeVeque Opens Doors

The Columbus skyline’s most prominent building, LeVeque Tower, opened its long-anticipated Hotel LeVeque today. The hotel, one of 100 Autograph Collection Hotels in the nation, takes up floors five through 10 in the tower and offers 149 rooms. It’s the result of a partnership between Illinois-based First Hospitality Group and Tower 10. The 90-year-old building, […]

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New Details Unveiled on Six-Story Lane Avenue Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Details Unveiled on Six-Story Lane Avenue Development

Nearly a year after it was first unveiled, a six-story development planned on Lane Avenue will return to the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning next week for continued review. The proposed building at 1640 Lane Avenue would include two ground-floor restaurants — one being a J. Liu location — with a 118-room Home2 Suites […]

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Village Idiot & DareDevil Dogs Await Redevelopment Plans

Walker Evans Walker Evans Village Idiot & DareDevil Dogs Await Redevelopment Plans

If a new hotel development proposal is approved, then the two two-story buildings located at the southwest intersection of Eighth Avenue and High Street could be slated for demolition in the near future. Currently, three businesses call those two buildings home: design firm 180 Co., hot dog restaurant DareDevil Dogs, and campus-area bar Village Idiot. […]

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Eight-Story Hotel Proposed for University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eight-Story Hotel Proposed for University District

The latest proposal for the University District calls for an eight-story hotel with ground floor retail at the corner of West Eighth Avenue and North High Street. That puts it right next door to the currently-under-construction Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. NBBJ, the architecture firm responsible for the library’s design, presented the new […]

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Airbnb Reports Rapid Growth in Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Airbnb Reports Rapid Growth in Columbus Market

National online hospitality service Airbnb released a new report this week, showcasing rapid growth across all the midwest. That includes a 200 percent increase in usage in Columbus over the past year. “Among the 14 largest home sharing cities in the Midwest, every market has experienced at least 90% year-over-year inbound guest growth over the […]

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