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Stonewall Redevelopment Gets Push Back from Italian Village Commission

Walker Evans Walker Evans Stonewall Redevelopment Gets Push Back from Italian Village Commission

A proposal to demolish and rebuild the Stonewall Columbus offices in the Short North returned to the Italian Village Commission on Tuesday night, where it was met with a certain amount of resistance. “The current Stonewall building is listed as a contributing building in the Short North Design Guidelines and has a significant impact on […]

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Italian Village Pushes Big Ideas for Redevelopment of Cafe del Mondo

Walker Evans Walker Evans Italian Village Pushes Big Ideas for Redevelopment of Cafe del Mondo

The building located at 659 North Fourth Street has been empty since August 20th, when an overnight fire gutted the interior and damaged the roof. The site was previously home to the Cafe del Mondo Italian restaurant, owned by the A&R Creative Group, but the building and land are owned by the St. John the […]

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Plans for Italian Village Parking Garage Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plans for Italian Village Parking Garage Moving Forward

The Wood Companies and Schiff Capital Group recently responded to a suggestion from the Victorian Village Commission to reduce the height of their proposed office building at 711 North High Street. Their proposal for a four-story parking garage at the northeast corner of Pearl and Lincoln streets, however, appears to be working its way through […]

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Four-Unit Townhome Approved for Detroit Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four-Unit Townhome Approved for Detroit Avenue

At this week’s busy Italian Village Commission, one smaller development was approved after multiple previous rounds of architectural revisions and redesigns. A four-unit townhome building developed by Lykens Companies is slated to fill in an empty lot on Detroit Avenue, behind the St. James Tavern. The development will directly face another from Lykens right across […]

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Retail Proposal A Nonstarter for Italian Village Commission

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retail Proposal A Nonstarter for Italian Village Commission

A new proposal for a retail center on Fourth Street was reviewed by the Italian Village Commission last night, and the group had a fairly strong negative response to the project. Last week when we announced the initial details, commission member Jason Sudy weighed in critically, and echoed much of his previous sentiment to the […]

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Transformative Redevelopment of Budd Dairy Site Proposed in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Transformative Redevelopment of Budd Dairy Site Proposed in Italian Village

The Budd Dairy Company building on North Fourth Street is one of the largest and most recognizable structures in Italian Village. A new proposal from Lykens Companies plans to not only restore and preserve the building, but also aims to complement it with five additional modern mixed-use buildings flanking it to the north, south and […]

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Italian Village Retail Proposal Gets Lukewarm Reception

Walker Evans Walker Evans Italian Village Retail Proposal Gets Lukewarm Reception

Commercial property developer Capitol Equities has a history of historic preservation in Columbus. The company invested heavily in the restoration of the Smith Bros’ Hardware Building several years ago, and wants to do the same with several buildings located a few blocks north at 995 North Fourth Street. A proposal was submitted to the Italian […]

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