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The city of Upper Arlington was incorporated in 1918 and has grown into a primarily residential community. A plan developed by prominent landscape architect William Pitkin Jr. called for curving streets that followed the land instead of the grid-like patterns used in Columbus. Its population grew considerably following World War II when many returning servicemen made the suburbs of Columbus their home.

The New Suburban Infill Proposals: How They Compare, and the One Thing They’re All Missing

Brent Warren Brent Warren The New Suburban Infill Proposals: How They Compare, and the One Thing They’re All Missing

The last month has seen four significant mixed-use developments proposed in Columbus suburbs. Two of them will be adding new uses to what used to be single-use shopping centers (the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington and the Shops at Worthington Place), while the other two are calling for new, walkable neighborhoods on sites that […]

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Plan Revealed for Kingsdale Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Revealed for Kingsdale Redevelopment

A redevelopment plan for the Kingsdale Shopping Center was submitted to the City of Upper Arlington, calling for a six-story senior housing facility, a seven-story apartment building and a nine-story mixed-use building featuring residential and office space. Earlier this month, the suburb announced that Continental Real Estate Companies was in contract to buy the six-acre […]

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Developer Announced for Kingsdale Macy’s Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Announced for Kingsdale Macy’s Site

The City of Upper Arlington announced today that a developer has been chosen to redevelop the former Macy’s store – and surrounding parking lot – at the Kingsdale Shopping Center. The six-acre parcel, which was bought by The Kroger Company for $10.5 million in 2015, is now in contract and will transfer to the Continental […]

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Development Roundup: June 2020 Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: June 2020 Edition

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Franklinton, Northland, the South Side and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Sway Mobility, a Cleveland-based company that offers “carshare as a service” for apartment complexes and offices, has partnered with […]

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UA Parent Group Premieres Dyslexia Doc

Hope Madden Hope Madden UA Parent Group Premieres Dyslexia Doc

When last we checked in with UA-KID (Upper Arlington Kids Identified with Dyslexia), the parent organization was crowd funding a documentary. That film, Our Dyslexic Children, is scheduled for a May 21 digital premiere. The documentary traces the steps taken by the Upper Arlington parent group to bring about systemic change in the way the […]

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Restaurant Review: Charritos

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Charritos

There’s a strip mall at the corner of Henderson and Reed that is just jam packed with stuff. It’s got pizza, it’s got donuts, it’s got phone service providers and maybe mattresses, too. It’s all crammed in there.  In fact, Charritos is crammed in there, too. Somehow, the operation fits all the elements of a traditional Mexican restaurant […]

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Connect with Mindfulness

  Connect with Mindfulness

Research indicates that empathy exercises result in changes in brain structure and functioning more quickly than concentration or relaxation exercises. In this session, learn an exercise that helps support empathy, compassion and resilience. Cost: $12 for UA Residents, $15 for Non-Residents

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