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First Look: Lear Block

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Lear Block

The latest apartment project to open downtown features one- and two-bedroom units heavy on charm and historic details. The Lear Block – located at 288 E. Long St., but with a second entrance at 145 N. Sixth St. – is the result of an extensive renovation from local developer Don DeVere. The oldest part of […]

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Renovation Planned for Zettler Hardware Building Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Zettler Hardware Building Downtown

A plan to renovate the Zettler Hardware building at 101 E. Main St. was approved by the Downtown Commission yesterday. A small addition to the building will add square footage on the second and third floor, and also accommodate a new rooftop patio for tenant use. The upper floors will be fitted for office use, […]

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Renovation Planned for Downtown Building at Fourth & Long

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renovation Planned for Downtown Building at Fourth & Long

New plans to renovate a six-story building located at the Downtown intersection of Fourth Street and Long Street have emerged this week, courtesy of local developer Connect Realty. Former plans to demolish and replace the building have been scrapped, and new plans call for a renovation into approximately 40 apartment units with ground-floor retail, and […]

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Last Day for Local Group to Gain Support to Transform Abandoned Theatre

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Last Day for Local Group to Gain Support to Transform Abandoned Theatre

Just after Rodney Grist and his group, Livingston Cultural Arts Theatre (LCAT), appeared on the scene to revitalize the abandoned Livingston Avenue Theatre, Westerville developer The Woda Group swooped in with a $12 million check to fund a low-income senior housing project. Grist, a 20-year Columbus City Schools educator and relatively new resident of Old […]

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Best Urban Development in Columbus of 2016: The Madison

Best of CU Best of CU Best Urban Development in Columbus of 2016: The Madison

Everywhere you look around Columbus, you’re likely to see construction cranes in the sky. For some people that means extra traffic and noise, but to most people it means that our city is growing and evolving. While Columbus Underground Writer Brent Warren covers the daily development beat, the end of the year is a time […]

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Former Lazarus Warehouse Converted into Audubon Park Office Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Former Lazarus Warehouse Converted into Audubon Park Office Center

Since 2009, the Scioto Audubon Metro Park has become one of the city’s top urban green spaces, and soon it could also double as the front yard for several local companies. Local real estate firm E.V. Bishoff has completed the renovation of the former Lazarus Warehouse building into the Audubon Park Office Center, providing a unique […]

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Historic Weisheimer Building Slated for Renovation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Weisheimer Building Slated for Renovation

If you buy your vacuum cleaner parts and supplies from Weisheimer’s, you’ll soon need to find a new place to do so. Local real estate firm Capitol Equities is in the process of purchasing the building with plans for a historic renovation. “We’re really excited about this opportunity because it’s a true historic building with wood […]

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