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Commission to Weigh in on Design of Stadium-Adjacent Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission to Weigh in on Design of Stadium-Adjacent Apartments

The Pizzuti Companies will present the latest plans for the residential portion of their Confluence Village development to the Downtown Commission next week. The project, which calls for two five-story buildings that together will hold 449 apartments, will get an initial review from the board at its meeting on February 23. In December, the developer […]

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Is the City’s Tax Abatement Policy Meeting Affordable Housing Need?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Is the City’s Tax Abatement Policy Meeting Affordable Housing Need?

In the summer of 2018, the Columbus City Council passed legislation that would change the way the city used tax abatements to incentivize development projects moving forward. At the time, council members and city officials described the new policy as a way to both encourage the building of more affordable housing and to target the […]

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Hundreds of New Units Approved at Busy Commission Meeting

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hundreds of New Units Approved at Busy Commission Meeting

The Pizzuti Companies’ proposal for the Schumacher Place Giant Eagle site wasn’t the only significant project approved by the Development Commission earlier this week. During a five-hour virtual meeting on February 11, the commission signed off on several high-profile developments, sending them on to City Council for final approval. Although the actual start of construction […]

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Whittier Street Proposal Moving on to Council

Brent Warren Brent Warren Whittier Street Proposal Moving on to Council

The Pizzuti Companies’ proposal to redevelop the former Whittier Street Giant Eagle will be heading to City Council after receiving a vote of approval from the Development Commission last night. The 3-2 vote from the commission came a month after the same board voted to table the project, and after many months of contentious neighborhood […]

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Apartments Proposed for North Fourth Street Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Proposed for North Fourth Street Site

A five-story apartment building has been proposed for 1020 N. Fourth St., a site currently occupied by the Hyer Hookah Lounge. The proposed building would hold a total of 62 apartments and a 1,200-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor. A parking garage with room for 96 cars would occupy a basement level as well […]

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New Group Formed to Take On NIMBYs

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Group Formed to Take On NIMBYs

A new group has formed to advocate for more housing in urban Columbus. The founders of the organization, called Neighbors for More Neighbors Columbus, are hoping to push back against the Not-In-My-Backyard arguments that tend to dominate most discussions of new development in the city’s established neighborhoods. “We’re here to raise the voice of community […]

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Jeffrey Park Office, Parkside on Pearl Both Heading Back to Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Jeffrey Park Office, Parkside on Pearl Both Heading Back to Commission

A new plan for the final phases of the Jeffrey Park development will be heard by the Italian Village Commission this month. In 2019, Thrive Companies proposed building a large parking garage topped by as much as 140,000 square feet of office space – and perhaps several floors of apartments – at the southern end […]

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