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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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Driving Park Library Wins 2015 Recchie Design Award

Walker Evans Walker Evans Driving Park Library Wins 2015 Recchie Design Award

Every year, the Columbus Landmarks Foundation recognizes the best in local urban design through their James B. Recchie Awards, and tonight the new Columbus Metropolitan Library Driving Park Branch was honored as this year’s winner. The library, located at 1442 East Livingston Avenue, was designed by NBBJ, and opened to the public last summer. “This […]

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Local Preservationists, Developers Fighting to Keep Historic Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Local Preservationists, Developers Fighting to Keep Historic Tax Credits

A proposal from Republicans in the State Senate to impose a two-year moratorium on the popular state historic tax credit program has spurred a coalition of preservationists, architects, and developers into action. An online petition posted Thursday by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation opposing the proposal has quickly garnered over 1,300 signatures, and a steady stream […]

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Owner Now Looking to Sell Downtown Building, Not Demolish It

Brent Warren Brent Warren Owner Now Looking to Sell Downtown Building, Not Demolish It

Plans to demolish a three-story brick building at 330 Oak Street appear to be off the table, as the owner of the property now is actively looking to sell the former pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc.(BIRI), an affiliate of Roxane Laboratories, submitted an application to the Downtown Commission last month to demolish the […]

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City Considers What to do with Vacant High Street Properties

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Considers What to do with Vacant High Street Properties

Columbus has development on the brain and a low tolerance for vacant buildings, particularly Downtown and particularly on coveted High Street. So it’s no wonder the vacant buildings at 72 North High have become such a topic of interest that 10TV devoted not one but two stories to the buildings and their owners last week. […]

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Restoration of Lazarus House a Win for Preservationists

Brent Warren Brent Warren Restoration of Lazarus House a Win for Preservationists

Although small in scale compared to the many large apartment projects currently planned or under construction Downtown, the recent renovation of the Lazarus House at 380 East Town Street may provide some lessons for developers faced with the significant cost of restoring historic properties. The husband and wife team of Jeff Darbee and Nancy Recchie, […]

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