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Work Could Start This Summer on IBEW Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Could Start This Summer on IBEW Development

Kaufman Development received approval this week from the Victorian Village Commission to redevelop the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers site at 23 W. Second Ave. If that sounds familiar, it’s because this is not the first time a plan for the site has been approved by the commission. Kaufman purchased the land in 2016 and returned […]

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New Hire at City to Focus on Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Hire at City to Focus on Affordable Housing

At a press event yesterday, Mayor Andrew Ginther announced the creation of a new position within the city’s Department of Development focused on affordable housing. He also announced his pick for the position – Erin Prosser, who has worked as a planner for MKSK and Franklin County, and who most recently worked for Ohio State […]

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Apartments Planned for Historic Building that Tells the Story of a Neighborhood

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Planned for Historic Building that Tells the Story of a Neighborhood

A plan to convert a historic building in Harrison West to residential use and to build new apartments behind it is moving forward. Together, the two buildings will bring a total of 55 apartment units to 875 Michigan Ave., the former headquarters of the International Derrick and Equipment Company (later known as IDECO). Built in […]

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Board Weighs in on Proposed 15-Story Building in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Board Weighs in on Proposed 15-Story Building in Franklinton

A proposal to build a 15-story building at 567 W. Broad St. was brought before the East Franklinton Review Board this week, spurring a wide-ranging conversation about density, affordable housing, transit-supportive development and historic preservation. The board was discussing an updated version of a proposal that was submitted last fall. That one called for a 13-story, […]

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Development Roundup: Jackie O’s Patio, Long Street Apartments and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: Jackie O’s Patio, Long Street Apartments and More

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Downtown, the Near East Side, Southern Orchards and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Jackie O’s has the green light to move forward with its ambitious patio plans. The Downtown Commission […]

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Competition Seeks Affordable Housing Prototype

Brent Warren Brent Warren Competition Seeks Affordable Housing Prototype

Can a new house be built on a vacant lot in Columbus for less than $170,000? And can that design be easily replicated or adapted to fit into a different neighborhood, on a different vacant lot? A new competition is offering a prize of $5,000 to the person or team that comes up with the […]

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Central Ohio Senators Propose Bill to Allow Expungement of Ohioans’ Eviction Records

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Central Ohio Senators Propose Bill to Allow Expungement of Ohioans’ Eviction Records

By Tyler Buchanan When a tenant faces eviction, the filing can stay with them for years — potentially impacting their ability to find stable housing again. A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, proposes to allow eviction records to be expunged under certain circumstances. A tenant would be able to request to […]

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