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Interview: Keith Myers on OSU’s Growth, the Arena District’s Origin Story, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Keith Myers on OSU’s Growth, the Arena District’s Origin Story, and More

A look at the original master plan for the Arena District reveals a template for urban development that has since become very familiar –a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development featuring restaurants, offices and apartments. When the project was first proposed, though, that was a new idea for Columbus, and not everyone was convinced it would work. The […]

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The Confluence Cast: Real Estate at OSU

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Real Estate at OSU

Much like the rest of our city, the land controlled by and surrounding The Ohio State University is continually evolving. Columbus Underground Reporter Brent Warren spoke with Ohio State’s Vice President of Planning, Architecture and Real Estate, Keith Myers, to discuss their framework plan, the importance of connecting the university to the surrounding community, and […]

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Pedestrian-Friendly Street Approved For Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pedestrian-Friendly Street Approved For Scioto Peninsula

A new, pedestrian-focused street that will run through the center of the new Scioto Peninsula development was approved by the Downtown Commission yesterday. Also approved were two large parking garages that will sit next to the elevated railroad tracks that make up the western edge of the development. Brian Kinzelman, Principal of MKSK, explained that […]

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New Riverside Crossing Park Plans Revealed

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Riverside Crossing Park Plans Revealed

The City of Dublin unveiled new details on the new Riverside Crossing Park last week during a public input session, providing residents a glimpse of what phase one of the east side of the new riverfront will look like upon completion. In addition to the walking and biking paths, the new park is set to […]

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Building Tour: Coleman Government Center

Brent Warren Brent Warren Building Tour: Coleman Government Center

The first city employees moved into the Michael B. Coleman Government Center at 111 N. Front St. in March of this year, a little over three years after the design of the eight-story building was first unveiled to the Downtown Commission. The building is now fully occupied, and the green spaces around it are starting to […]

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Design Teams Present Grand Visions of a Transformed Olentangy River Corridor

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Teams Present Grand Visions of a Transformed Olentangy River Corridor

The City of Columbus and Ohio State University are interested in strengthening the connections between Downtown and campus. With North High Street developing at a rapid rate, both entities have turned their attention to the other primary connection – the Olentangy River corridor. An event last night at the Knowlton School of Architecture was meant […]

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Columbus Museum of Art Expansion Wins 2016 Recchie Design Award

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Museum of Art Expansion Wins 2016 Recchie Design Award

Last night, the Columbus Landmarks Foundation unveiled the winner of their 2016 James B. Recchie Award: The Columbus Museum of Art. The CMA saw an expansion and renovation that was completed in October 2015, helmed by a local architectural team that included DesignGroup and MKSK. Local architectural firm Schooley Caldwell was also recognized for previous renovation work completed at the […]

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