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13-Story Building Downtown Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren 13-Story Building Downtown Approved

A proposal to build a 13-story mixed-use building at 195 E. Broad St. was approved by the Downtown Commission this morning. The programming of the building is unchanged from when the project was first presented to the commission in November – 133 apartments over a five-floor parking garage and ground-level retail space. Changes were made […]

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State Auto Lot Approved After Mural Taken Down, Garage Plan Dropped

Brent Warren Brent Warren State Auto Lot Approved After Mural Taken Down, Garage Plan Dropped

The Downtown Commission yesterday approved a plan from State Auto Insurance to build a new surface parking lot and plaza behind the company’s headquarters at 518 E. Broad St. In May of 2019, the commission had voted to approve a new, four-story parking garage on the site. In order to build the garage, State Auto […]

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Design for New Downtown Riverfront Park Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design for New Downtown Riverfront Park Approved

A new three-acre Downtown riverfront park got a final stamp of approval from the Downtown Commission this morning. The park is designed to complement a bike and pedestrian bridge – already approved by the commission – which will connect the Olentangy Trail to the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard, where a new soccer stadium is […]

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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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Demolition of Building Underway Despite Neighborhood Opposition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Demolition of Building Underway Despite Neighborhood Opposition

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proceeding with the demolition of a historic building on its campus despite pleas from a neighborhood group to save the structure. The house, at 574 S. 18th St., was built in 1928 as an apartment building and served as the hospital’s Ronald McDonald House from 1983 to 2008. After that, it […]

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Rogue Arena on Hold for Now, Parking Lot Under Construction

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rogue Arena on Hold for Now, Parking Lot Under Construction

Work is underway at the corner of Fifth and Cleveland avenues in Milo-Grogan, although for now all that’s planned for the space is a parking lot, not a 4,000-seat arena. In early 2019, Rogue Fitness floated a plan to build an arena on the strip of land the company controls to the north of its […]

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New Rules for Downtown Parking Coming in February

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Rules for Downtown Parking Coming in February

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published 1/9/2020. On 2/21/2020 the city of Columbus said: “Implementation of the app and meter rate changes may take a few weeks to complete following the Feb. 24 start date.” The rates of Downtown parking meters will be changing soon, along with the introduction of a new way to […]

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