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New Affordable Homes Going up in Milo-Grogan, City-Owned Lots for Sale

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Affordable Homes Going up in  Milo-Grogan, City-Owned Lots for Sale

Affordable housing nonprofit Homeport has broken ground on the first of what will eventually be 33 new homes in Milo-Grogan. The single-family houses are being constructed on scattered lots east of I-71, on either side of East Fifth Avenue. Meanwhile, the City of Columbus has issued a Request for Proposals for 23 city-owned parcels located […]

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Stretch of East Long Street Primed for Development after Purchase

Brent Warren Brent Warren Stretch of East Long Street Primed for Development after Purchase

A prominent two-block stretch of East Long Street in the King-Lincoln District is poised for a major mixed-use development, although what exactly it will look like is still very much up in the air. A one-acre parcel on the north side of Long, between North Garfield Avenue and Talmadge Street, was bought by the Columbus […]

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Affordable Housing Coming to Former Hospital Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Coming to Former Hospital Site

More affordable housing is coming to the Hilltop. Construction is well underway on a three-story, 42-unit building at 180 Wheatland Avenue. The new project, called Wheatland Crossing Senior Apartments, sits on the northern end of a 20-acre site that was once home to the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. The City of Columbus bought the land […]

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Rehab Activity Picking up Steam on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rehab Activity Picking up Steam on Near East Side

Neighborhood leaders and city officials are cautiously optimistic about a recent uptick in rehab activity on the Near East Side. John Turner, Administrator of the city’s Land Redevelopment Office, said that 23 homes — all vacant and in need of serious work when they were bought from the city’s land bank — are currently in […]

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Historic Building Saved from Endangered List

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Building Saved from Endangered List

Each year, the historic preservation advocates at Columbus Landmarks compile a list of the region’s most endangered buildings in order to shine a spotlight on what may be lost to the wrecking ball if locals are not paying close enough attention. Their 2015 list included 14 buildings, and thanks to a collaborative effort, one of […]

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City Land Bank Looks to Shore up Properties Before Demolition Required

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Land Bank Looks to Shore up Properties Before Demolition Required

With over 500 properties for sale, most at prices in the sub-$10,000 range, the city’s land bank is actively looking for buyers. That’s nothing new, of course; the land bank has been acquiring and selling houses, multi-family buildings and vacant lots since its inception in 1994. Over the years, they’ve sold hundreds of properties to […]

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