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Makeover Planned for Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Makeover Planned for Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East

The small stretch of Parsons Avenue that runs along the western edge of Olde Towne East has always been a hotspot of activity for the neighborhood. Home to numerous restaurants, bars, shops and businesses, Parsons Avenue is the default place to go for an art gallery exhibition, a haircut, or a cup of coffee. The […]

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New Gateway Concepts Shared for Town and Rich Streets in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Gateway Concepts Shared for Town and Rich Streets in Franklinton

When the plan to convert Town and Rich Streets in Franklinton into two-way streets was first announced last fall, city leaders stressed that a key element was the installation of new “gateway” features designed  to welcome vistors to the neighborhood and to connect East Franklinton with the Scioto Peninsula. The city (along with consultants MKSK […]

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Study to Take Another Look at Third Street Options in German Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren

The Columbus City Council has approved the use of Urban Infrastructure Recovery Funds to pay for a preliminary engineering study of South Third Street in German Village. The $500,000 study is the first concrete step in what has been a years–long discussion among village residents about aesthetic and safety-related improvements along the corridor. The engineering […]

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Road Improvements and Path Extension Planned for Third Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Road Improvements and Path Extension Planned for Third Avenue

The northern section of Grandview Yard, where a Giant Eagle-anchored shopping center is planned, will soon be seeing significant infrastructure improvements as well. Columbus City Council approved a plan two weeks ago to upgrade Third Avenue from Olentangy River Road to Dover Avenue. The upgrade will include widening and re-surfacing the section of the street […]

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Capitol Square Streetscape Improvements Planned for Spring 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Capitol Square Streetscape Improvements Planned for Spring 2013

This winter, the sidewalks surrounding Capitol Square will undergo a transformation as new planters and signage pops up along the streets that surround the Ohio Statehouse. The project is one of several new Downtown initiatives being launched by the team at the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. “We’ve heard comments from Downtown property owners that […]

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Pearl Alley Facelift Proposed for 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pearl Alley Facelift Proposed for 2013

If the corner of High and Broad is the epicenter of Columbus, then Lynn Street and Pearl Street are the back alley alter ego a half a block away where you can get acquainted with the real culture of the city: ethnic restaurants, graffiti murals and a quirky little farmers market that sells as many […]

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The Arches are up for Old North Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

There you have it. There is a downside though, some old fuddy duddy is whining that there’s no “e” on the end of “old” in this Dispatch article: “Olde was the spelling in the 1850s,” said preservation society member Seth Golding. “It’s more quaint — not just ‘old.’ “ This neighborhood ain’t quaint and residents […]

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