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Downtown Office Vacancy Rates Now Lower Than Suburbs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Office Vacancy Rates Now Lower Than Suburbs

Over 232,000 square feet of vacant Downtown office space was leased and taken off the market in 2014, dropping the vacancy rate from 15.1% in the first quarter of the year to 13.2% in the final quarter. The drop brings the number below the overall suburban office market vacancy rate, which is currently pegged at […]

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Residential Population Continues to Climb in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Residential Population Continues to Climb in Downtown Columbus

Approximately 7,080 people call Downtown Columbus home. While that number is still much lower than the all-time high of 30,000 residents in the 1950s, it’s still a significant improvement over the all-time low of 3,488 that was recorded just 15 years ago. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District released their quarterly Downtown Economic Development Update […]

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Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Although plans appear to be in the early stages, the Stonehenge Company is looking to build on the current site of the Ibel Building at the corner of West Third Avenue and North High Street in the Short North. Architect Jonathan Barnes presented a proposal for a six-story, 32-unit apartment building to the Victorian Village […]

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Downtown Leaders See Opportunity in Southeast Gateway

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Leaders See Opportunity in Southeast Gateway

Big changes are coming soon to the southeast quadrant of Downtown – work is happening now on the Mound Street Connector project, and 2014 will see the start of the next phase of the massive 70/71 split project. When it’s all said and done, Fulton Avenue could see an additional 10,000 cars daily as it […]

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