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Wasted Space in Downtown: Surface Parking at Gay and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wasted Space in Downtown: Surface Parking at Gay and High

A series of articles looking at large and under-utilized spaces downtown debuted on Columbus Underground back in 2007. And while some of the spaces we highlighted have been filled since that time and some have not, there is no denying that plenty of parking lots and grass fields with potentially transformative development possibilities remain. In […]


Grant Money to Help Restore Mile on High Retail

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last night, City Council approved a new program that would offer a total of $100,000 in facade improvement grants for Downtown retailers. Individual businesses are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 each, and must match the funds one-to-one on projects that would fix up their storefronts. “Small matching grants can have a huge impact […]


Top 10 Chains We Wouldn’t Mind Seeing Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Let me start off by saying that here at Columbus Underground, we are all about supporting our wonderful local, independent businesses. We encourage people to dine locally, shop locally, and invest money in the local economy. With that being said, we’re fully aware that it’s unrealistic to buy everything from a local business. There is […]


Guy Worley Answers Your City Center Questions

Walker Evans Walker Evans

What will arguably be some of the biggest news of 2009 emerged yesterday when the long-awaited announcement for what is to be done with the old City Center mall was unveiled. Simply put, the City Center building is to be torn down and redeveloped into a new mixed-use project known as Columbus Commons. There’s been […]


The Mile on High Development off to a slow start

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote As holidays approach, mayor still looks for ways to pump new life into vacancy-riddled heart of city Sunday, November 23, 2008 By Mark Ferenchik In his State of the City address in March, Mayor Coleman announced a “Mile on High District.” It would be an incentive-laden plan to inject life into a […]


Downtown Re-Development Moving Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release wrote Demolition of Lazarus Sky Bridge will help prepare High Street for Active Retail In his 2008 State of the City Address Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced the creation of a new district downtown, The Mile on High District to focus on rebuilding the High Street Corridor with active retail, office and housing […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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