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Jim Sweeney Exiting Post at Franklinton Development Association

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jim Sweeney Exiting Post at Franklinton Development Association

After serving for 14 years as the Executive Director of the Franklinton Development Association, Jim Sweeney is “hanging up his spurs.” Sweeney has helped to oversee a wide variety of projects that the group has been involved with — both directly and indirectly — including the construction and renovation of over 150 single family homes […]

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Planning Underway for Mount Carmel West Campus in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planning Underway for Mount Carmel West Campus in Franklinton

Mount Carmel Health Systems announced a plan last year to transfer inpatient operations from their Franklinton hospital to a new one to be built in Grove City. Along with that announcement came a promise to invest time and money into creating a new Mount Carmel West Campus, with an expanded College of Nursing and opportunities for […]

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Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

When the Columbus Idea Foundry first opened its doors in Franklinton last year, they were actually only halfway done with work on the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street. Today, the leadership behind the makerspace organization is announcing that the second half of buildout is about to begin. “When we moved to Franklinton […]

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Best Columbus Champion of 2014: Jim Sweeney

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Columbus Champion of 2014: Jim Sweeney

There are a lot of people who are passionate about the City of Columbus. These are the people who sing its praises to strangers, and devote themselves toward causes and careers that help to improve the quality of life in the city. When we ask our readers who the biggest “Columbus Champions” were of 2014, the […]

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NRI to Redevelop Byers Chevrolet Site in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans NRI to Redevelop Byers Chevrolet Site in Franklinton

Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI) has redeveloped The Arena District, is currently working on Grandview Yard, and now has turned their attention to Franklinton with news of a major property purchase on West Broad Street. The Byers Chevrolet dealership at 555 West Broad Street was announced as closing recently, and today NRI has stated that they […]

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Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

After a year of careful planning, the Columbus Idea Foundry (CIF) is officially ready for its next growth spurt. The creative collective of small manufacturers and inventors has outgrown their 25,000 square foot Milo-Grogan home, and is officially making the leap into a 60,000 square foot East Franklinton warehouse. Next Tuesday, January 14th at 11am, […]

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The Franklinton Tap Room Takes a Step Toward Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Franklinton Tap Room Takes a Step Toward Opening

The Franklinton Tap Room is already seven years in the making, and construction has not even begun yet. This long-awaited Columbus Food League (CFL) bar-and-restaurant concept is a bit closer to becoming a reality though, as the Franklinton Development Association (FDA) just purchased the building at 937 West Broad Street, where the venue will eventually […]

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