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Borror & Kingsley Selected to Develop Site in King-Lincoln District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Borror & Kingsley Selected to Develop Site in King-Lincoln District

Columbus Next Generation — a local development corporation established by the City of Columbus to focus on opportunities on the city’s Near East Side — has selected a developer for a prominent one-acre parcel of land on Long Street near the Lincoln Theatre. A press release issued late this afternoon identified a partnership between Dublin-based […]

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Renovation Planned for Downtown Building at Fourth & Long

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renovation Planned for Downtown Building at Fourth & Long

New plans to renovate a six-story building located at the Downtown intersection of Fourth Street and Long Street have emerged this week, courtesy of local developer Connect Realty. Former plans to demolish and replace the building have been scrapped, and new plans call for a renovation into approximately 40 apartment units with ground-floor retail, and […]

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New Plan Calls for Three-Story Building on Long Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Calls for Three-Story Building on Long Street Downtown

The Downtown Commission will hear two proposals for surface parking lots on Long Street this month — an eight-story apartment building at 55 E. Long and a three-story building down the street, at 274 E. Long. The three-story building is proposed for land owned by the Edwards Companies, on a parcel previously targeted by the […]

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Eight-Story Building Proposed for Long Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eight-Story Building Proposed for Long Street Downtown

The Downtown Commission will review a preliminary proposal next week to build an eight-story apartment building at 55 E. Long St. The 95-unit building would sit on what is now a narrow surface parking lot, and would back up to an existing eight-level parking garage. It’s a strategy similar to the one utilized at 250 […]

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Long Street Parking Garage Reopening to Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Long Street Parking Garage Reopening to Public

Since September 2013, the Long Street Parking Garage has been condemned, unable to accommodate Downtown office worker and visitor vehicles due to its crumbling and dangerous condition. After nearly four years of sitting empty, the garage will officially reopen on May 1, with monthly parking spaces already being secured in advance online. The garage has […]

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Opinion: Long and Garfield Building Does Not Have to be Demolished

Kathleen Bailey Kathleen Bailey Opinion: Long and Garfield Building Does Not Have to be Demolished

An Open Letter to Columbus Development Director Steve Schoeny in response to the demolition plans announced for two buildings on the city’s Near East Side. Director Schoeny, I took a look at the building today. I can only give a layman’s opinion but it appears to me that the part of the building that collapsed is a […]

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Near East Side Community Members Want to See Buildings Saved

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Community Members Want to See Buildings Saved

On Sunday, local development corporation Next Generation announced intentions to demolish two buildings on East Long Street to prepare a larger site for sale to a private developer. Reactions to the plans have been mixed, with some residents excited about the plans, and others preferring to see the buildings preserved. “Columbus City Government is supporting Mr. […]

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