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The Best Public Art in Columbus of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best Public Art in Columbus of 2015

2012 — the year Columbus celebrated its bicentennial birthday — was also a big year for public art installations. That celebration has continued with more works of art being installed throughout the city well into 2015. We decided to ask our readers for the first time about their favorite public art displays of the year, […]

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Best Urban Development in Columbus of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Urban Development in Columbus of 2015

There were many new development projects announced in 2015, many that were under construction in 2015, and many that were completed in 2015. When we polled our readers on the best of the best of the year, many pointed toward the completion of the Scioto Greenways development, which transformed the Scioto River through the heart […]

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Photos: Scioto Greenways Project Transforms Downtown Riverfront

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Scioto Greenways Project Transforms Downtown Riverfront

After two years of ongoing construction, today marks the official completion of the $36 million Scioto Greenways project in Downtown Columbus. With the removal of the Main Street Dam, the Scioto River has been narrowed through Downtown, returning the river to a cleaner natural flow, and allowing 33 acres of new greenspace to be planted […]

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Fifth Avenue Dam Removal and Olentangy River Restoration Project Complete

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fifth Avenue Dam Removal and Olentangy River Restoration Project Complete

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is commonly referred to as “Bikin’ Mike” due to his commitment to biking infrastructure and common spandex-clan sightings. Today, he can add “Canoein’ Mike” to his dossier, as he arrived at a press conference this morning where local officials celebrated the completion of the Olentangy River Restoration Project. “This project is a […]

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Downtown Riverfront Park Construction Begins

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Riverfront Park Construction Begins

Three and a half years after it was originally envisioned, massive changes to the Scioto River through Downtown Columbus are officially underway. Demolition began in earnest at Battelle Riverfront Park where fountains and concrete are being removed, trees have been chopped and uprooted, and the Santa Maria is being prepped for relocation. The entire construction […]

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Design Digest: MKSK

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: MKSK

Local firm MKSK has played a key role in some of the most transformational projects in downtown Columbus – from the Arena District, to the Scioto Mile and Audubon Metro Park, to the Downtown Strategic Plan. Principal Chris Hermann was kind enough to share with us some fascinating back story on these projects, as well […]

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Public Input Sought on Scioto Peninsula Master Plan

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The Columbus Downtown Development Corportation (CDDC) is hosting a public meeting this evening at COSI from 6pm to 8pm, to gather community input on the creation of the Scioto Peninsula Master Plan. This planning initiative was announced earlier this year as an effort to redevelop the 56 acre area adjacent to Downtown, nestled between the […]

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