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Seven-Story Development Approved for Long Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven-Story Development Approved for Long Street Downtown

Another large surface parking lot Downtown will be going away soon. A seven-story, 234-unit mixed-use project to be built at 230 E. Long St. was approved by the Downtown Commission this morning. The development, from Denver-based Charles Street Investment Partners and designed by NBBJ and Architectural Alliance, had been before the commission twice previously. It […]

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Commission Hears from Neighbors of Proposed 15-Story Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission Hears from Neighbors of Proposed 15-Story Building

The architect of a proposed 15-story building at the corner of Rich and Fourth streets presented the concept to the Downtown Commission this morning. George Berardi, Managing Partner of Berardi + Partners, walked through the plans and received largely favorable comments from commissioners. He said that the developer – Town Inn Co., LLC, an affiliate […]

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The Best Architectural Design of 2017: Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch by NBBJ

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best Architectural Design of 2017: Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch by NBBJ

For the second year in a row, local architectural firm NBBJ has been recognized by the readers of Columbus Underground as the top design firm for their work on local development projects. This year, the firm stood out for their design of the new Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library system, which is scheduled […]

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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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Dublin Branch Library Gets Design Update

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dublin Branch Library Gets Design Update

The design of new Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) system was first unveiled back in January, but as of today the design has gotten a bit of a touch-up. A new “transition” element has been added to the design to provide a connection from historic Dublin’s architecture to the contemporary design of […]

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Experience Columbus Identifies Sites for Hotel Expansion by Convention Center

Brent Warren Brent Warren Experience Columbus Identifies Sites for Hotel Expansion by Convention Center

Experience Columbus has been making the case for years that a new 1,000-room hotel is needed in order for the city to attract bigger conventions. Even as new, smaller hotels have been proposed and built downtown, the city’s tourism officials have insisted that a large, full-service hotel adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center would […]

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Eight-Story Hotel Proposed for University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eight-Story Hotel Proposed for University District

The latest proposal for the University District calls for an eight-story hotel with ground floor retail at the corner of West Eighth Avenue and North High Street. That puts it right next door to the currently-under-construction Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. NBBJ, the architecture firm responsible for the library’s design, presented the new […]

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