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Located within a 2.8-square-mile area two miles north of downtown Columbus, the district is home to the main campus of The Ohio State University, the Battelle Institute, and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The district is Columbus’s most densely populated neighborhood featuring human service agencies, churches, schools, and more than 650 businesses, including boutiques, tattoo studios, the Landmark Gateway theater, and restaurants and bars.

New Redevelopment Plan Floated for Lane and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Redevelopment Plan Floated for Lane and High

A new plan to redevelop the northeast corner of High Street and Lane Avenue will be presented to the University Impact District Review Board next week. Landmark Properties, a Georgia-based developer that specializes in student housing, is proposing a five-story building on the site that would hold 143 apartments over first floor retail and a […]

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Texas Developer Pitches New Plan for Lane Avenue Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Texas Developer Pitches New Plan for Lane Avenue Site

A new plan to replace the Harrison Apartments building at 222 W. Lane Ave. with a mixed-use development has been submitted to the city. A previous proposal for the site – which called for 361 apartments, 22,000 square feet of office space, a parking garage, and ground floor commercial space – had already won zoning […]

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Indianola Realignment to Include Bike Lanes, but Advocates Pushing for Better Ones

Brent Warren Brent Warren Indianola Realignment to Include Bike Lanes, but Advocates Pushing for Better Ones

A planned resurfacing of Indianola Avenue from North Broadway to Hudson Street will provide an opportunity to rearrange the street and add bike lanes. The City of Columbus has picked its favorite option for the realignment, and has presented the design to the neighborhood. The project picks up where a previous effort left off – […]

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Roots Natural Kitchen Joins Barrio and LemonShark at University Square (15th and High)

Walker Evans Walker Evans Roots Natural Kitchen Joins Barrio and LemonShark at University Square (15th and High)

Last week, representatives at Campus Partners announced a third restaurant lined up for the new “University Square” development located at 15th and High in the heart of the University District. Virginia-based chain Roots Natural Kitchen will be opening its first Ohio location there, alongside the previously announced Barrio and LemonShark. Roots Natural is described as a […]

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Viral ‘Selfie Museum’ Now Open in University District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Viral ‘Selfie Museum’ Now Open in University District

Viral Selfie Museum, dubbed Columbus’ first selfie museum, has opened in the University District at 1555 N. Fourth St. The self-serve photography studio features nearly 20 art installation rooms for amateur and professional photographers alike to snap “insta-worthy” photos in a variety of scenes. Owner Danielle White said she got the idea for the space […]

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King and High Project Approved After Two-Year Process

Brent Warren Brent Warren King and High Project Approved After Two-Year Process

A plan to redevelop the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street was approved last night by the University Impact Review Board (UIDRB). The approval comes after a long and at times contentious process in which the development team floated many different concepts and design iterations for the prominent corner. Subtext, the St. […]

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First Look: Pelino’s Pasta

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Pelino’s Pasta

Pelino’s Pasta is ready to bring an authentic taste of Italy to King Avenue. The previously traveling enterprise and pasta pop-up will make things permanent with their first brick-and-mortar restaurant. Owners Vinny and Christina Pelino transformed the former home of Yellow Brick Pizza at 245 King Ave., and will celebrate the grand opening of Pelino’s […]

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