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The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

The work of architects has an impact on our lives every day. But how does that work get done? This week, we’re talking architecture and development with the principal of architecture and design firm JBAD, Jonathan Barnes. We discussed how architecture firms work, the importance of relationships, the issues that should be kept in mind […]

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175-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed for Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren 175-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed for Italian Village

A proposal to build a 175-unit apartment complex on a surface parking lot in Italian Village got a first look from the neighborhood’s review board earlier this week. The proposal calls for two separate buildings at the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Sixth Street – one five stories tall and the other four. A […]

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Two Small Apartment Buildings Approved Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Small Apartment Buildings Approved Downtown

The Downtown Commission yesterday approved a plan to build a 19-unit apartment building at 600 E. Broad St. The new building will sit on a small parcel – less than a quarter of an acre – at the corner of East Broad Street and Jefferson Avenue. Also approved was a plan to build a nearly […]

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New Housing Concept Could Be Headed to Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Housing Concept Could Be Headed to Near East Side

Local architect Jonathan Barnes has spent much of the last year working on a housing concept that he thinks may be unique in the country. And with a site selected on the Near East Side to build a prototype, he is hopeful that his vision will come to fruition soon. Barnes formed a nonprofit organization, […]

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New-Build and Renovation on North Third Street Downtown Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren New-Build and Renovation on North Third Street Downtown Approved

The latest proposal for a collection of parcels near the corner of North Third and East Long Streets was approved this morning by the Downtown Commission. The new plan, like the previous one, calls for the renovation of the five-story Westwater Supply building at 154 N. Third St. It also calls for a five-story building […]

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Design Revealed for New Main Street Building Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Revealed for New Main Street Building Downtown

A proposal to build a six-story mixed-use building at 195 E. Main St. will be presented to the Downtown Commission tomorrow morning. The project was first brought before the commission as an eight-story building in January, although it was only presented conceptually, without any exterior details. The new design features exposed concrete, lots of glass and […]

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German Village Hotel Proposal Grows to Six Stories

Brent Warren Brent Warren German Village Hotel Proposal Grows to Six Stories

A proposal to build a hotel on the northern edge of German Village has grown in size. When the project was brought before the German Village Commission in March, plans called for a five-story building with 129 guest rooms. The latest concept, which was heard by the commission last night, calls for a six-story building […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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