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Apartments Planned for Historic Building that Tells the Story of a Neighborhood

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Planned for Historic Building that Tells the Story of a Neighborhood

A plan to convert a historic building in Harrison West to residential use and to build new apartments behind it is moving forward. Together, the two buildings will bring a total of 55 apartment units to 875 Michigan Ave., the former headquarters of the International Derrick and Equipment Company (later known as IDECO). Built in […]

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Homes Proposed for German Village Parking Lot

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homes Proposed for German Village Parking Lot

A plan to build single family homes on a German Village parking lot is getting a warmer reception from the neighborhood than an earlier proposal for the site that called for an apartment building. Lykens Companies purchased the collection of parcels at the southeast corner of Thurman Avenue and South Fourth Street in 2017, bringing […]

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New Event Venue Opening in Italian Village Next Year

Susan Post Susan Post New Event Venue Opening in Italian Village Next Year

Work is underway on a new event venue in Italian Village. A recently-vacant building just north of the Columbus Electrical Works at 777 N. Fourth St. will find new life as the Edison. It’s the latest addition to the BTTS Holdings portfolio, which also operates Brookshire in Lewis Center, WatersEdge in Hilliard, The Estate in […]

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315-Unit Development Proposed for Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren 315-Unit Development Proposed for Italian Village

Two local developers are teaming up to bring over 300 apartments to the northeastern corner of Italian Village. The proposal, announced today by Homestead Companies and Lykens Companies, calls for 315 units and 398 parking spaces to be built on eight of the 22 acres that make up the Clark Grave Vault site. A five-story […]

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Work Progressing on Italian Village Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Progressing on Italian Village Projects

Residents have started moving into the first of two new projects from the Lykens Companies on Detroit Avenue. The four townhomes on the south side of the narrow Italian Village street were originally proposed as a for-sale product, but are now for rent. “Those are pretty unique, and we’ve seen a lot of excitement for […]

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Project Update: Budd Dairy

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Budd Dairy

Although renovation work in the former Budd Dairy building in Italian Village is not set to begin for another month or two, the new-build development immediately to its north is nearing completion. Kevin Lykens, owner of the Lykens Companies, said that the 36-unit, four-story building will likely open for residents by the end of September, […]

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Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

The redevelopment of the Spring Cleaners site at the northwest corner of North Fourth Street and East First Avenue was approved last week by the Italian Village Commission. The project calls for demolishing the existing one-story building and replacing it with a three-story mixed-use building featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and two ground-level retail spaces. “We […]

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