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Growing and Growth Collective’s Holistic Approach to Urban Ag Centers in BIPOC Neighborhoods

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Growing and Growth Collective’s Holistic Approach to Urban Ag Centers in BIPOC Neighborhoods

The Partners Achieving Community Transformation backed Growing and Growth Collective sets out to improve health outcomes and heighten community engagement through social action in high-BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) neighborhoods by facilitating programming that is responsive, culturally-relevant and evidence-based. Group volunteer Adrienne Williams has been growing in community garden spaces for over four […]

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Two New Proposals Could Bring 158 Apartments to Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two New Proposals Could Bring 158 Apartments to Near East Side

The Near East Area Commission will soon weigh in on new development proposals for two prominent sites in the neighborhood – one for the former Save-A-Lot grocery store on East Main Street, and the other for the empty lot across from the new Adelphi Quarter development on East Long Street. 1179 E. Main St. (Save-A-Lot) […]

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Development Roundup: Jackie O’s Patio, Long Street Apartments and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: Jackie O’s Patio, Long Street Apartments and More

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Downtown, the Near East Side, Southern Orchards and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Jackie O’s has the green light to move forward with its ambitious patio plans. The Downtown Commission […]

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36-Unit Apartment Community The Jacqueline Opens on Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans 36-Unit Apartment Community The Jacqueline Opens on Near East Side

On a quiet stretch of Oak Street in the Franklin Park neighborhood (just outside the official border of Olde Towne East) is a new apartment development that just wrapped up construction. Known as “The Jacqueline,” the 36-unit, two-building development at 1305 Oak St. is the first urban project from local developer Wilcox Communities, which has […]

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Mansion, Car Dealership Both Land Historic Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mansion, Car Dealership Both Land Historic Tax Credits

Plans to renovate a Frank Packard-designed mansion in Marble Cliff and a historic car dealership on the Near East Side both got a significant boost today. The projects were the only two from Central Ohio to be awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency. The tax credits, which are awarded […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Trolley District Taking Shape Near Franklin Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Trolley District Taking Shape Near Franklin Park

Workers are busy transforming the collection of historic buildings at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Kelton Avenue into a food and entertainment destination. New floors and structural supports are in the process of being installed, ceilings are being repaired on buildings that have been open to the weather for decades, and bricks from […]

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Contentious Olde Towne East Project Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Contentious Olde Towne East Project Moving Forward

Despite concerns expressed by some neighbors about its height and density, a development proposal in the heart of Olde Towne East has received a vote of approval from the Near East Area Commission and will now move on to the city’s Development Commission. The proposal calls for a five-story building at the northeast corner of […]

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