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Wasted Space: Surface Parking Crater in Downtown Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wasted Space: Surface Parking Crater in Downtown Columbus

The High Street corridor Downtown has witnessed a steady stream of development the last few years. The 12-story 250 High now sits where a parking lot once was, historic renovations are bringing the Citizens Building and the former Madison’s Department Store back to life, and the largest remaining “missing tooth” along the corridor — parking lots […]

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Historic Buildings Downtown Sitting Empty Despite Demand

Brent Warren Brent Warren Historic Buildings Downtown Sitting Empty Despite Demand

Despite a strong market and a demonstrated demand for commercial and residential space with historic character, a number of buildings featuring precisely those types of spaces in Downtown Columbus have sat empty for years. It’s a dilemma that has Downtown boosters shaking their heads — lamenting the lost opportunity but also worried for the future […]

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Massive Rogue Fitness Facility Starting to Take Shape in Milo-Grogan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Massive Rogue Fitness Facility Starting to Take Shape in Milo-Grogan

The scale of what is being built at the southwest corner of East Fifth and Cleveland avenues is beginning to sink in, both for neighbors of the site and for the many people who pass through the busy intersection on a daily basis. Enormous concrete walls show the footprint of what will eventually be a […]

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Milo-Grogan Works Toward Economic Integration

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Milo-Grogan Works Toward Economic Integration

A recent study found communities where poor and wealthy people coexist are typically safer and better educated. Using housing prices, a list was made to show cities that were either integrated or segregated, and by what degree. At the bottom of the list, among the most segregated cities, is Columbus, with four percent of its […]

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CU Podcast Episode #11: Coffee with Mark Lundine

Walker Evans Walker Evans

In this week’s podcast we sit down for a chat with Mark Lundine who works for the Urban Development Division with the State of Ohio. Mark shares with us some insight on various development efforts around the state including the Smart Decline concept in Youngstown, the Over-the-Rhine redevelopment in Cincinnati, the Oregon District in Dayton, […]

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Franklinton gets development attention with plans

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Alive wrote On principles By Tracy Zollinger Turner May 29, 2008 Throw a stick from any corner along Columbus’ east-west artery of Broad Street and you’ll likely hit an area that somebody hopes will become the city’s next great urban neighborhood. But few have drawn as much consideration as the historic area of Franklinton, […]

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