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Opinion: Sprawl is Alive and Well in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: Sprawl is Alive and Well in Central Ohio

While the development beat here at Columbus Underground tends to focus primarily on new construction happening within the urban center of our city, it’s worth noting that suburban sprawl is still going strong. Reporter Brent Warren wrote up a well-read story several weeks ago about two large suburban developments on the outskirts of the city […]

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Pizzuti Acquires 6.8-Acre Site in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pizzuti Acquires 6.8-Acre Site in Franklinton

The transformation of Franklinton continues, as local development firm The Pizzuti Companies has officially acquired the vacant auto dealership lot located at 707 West Broad Street, next to Mount Carmel hospital. The company announced the purchase yesterday, but has not unveiled development plans for what the 6.8 acre site may hold in the future. “In […]

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The Top 10 Development Projects of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Development Projects of 2018

2018 was another big year for change in the built spaces of Columbus. Numerous new developments were announced, many were under construction, and a handful of them even saw completion this year, including a couple that made our top 10 list. Our readers and editors were given carte blanche to choose development projects at any stage […]

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Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $6.1 million to the Community Shelter Board in Columbus today, to help fund the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The funding came as a part of a larger announcement where $43 million was distributed across 11 cities in the U.S. “Young people who are victims […]

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Housing JV Impact Gala with Keynote: Angel Investor Manny Fernandez

  Housing JV Impact Gala with Keynote: Angel Investor Manny Fernandez

CREATING AN UNSHAKEABLE GENERATIONAL LEGACY “…Columbus is among the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. But the boom feels more like a bust to many residents whose lives are compromised by the high cost of housing.” —Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio Due to a confluence of favorable market forces, formerly down-and-out housing markets across the […]

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The Top 10 Urban Development Projects in Columbus in 2017

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Urban Development Projects in Columbus in 2017

2017 was another banner year for urban development in Columbus, with dozens of active construction sites bringing new projects to life all across the city. Some of those projects included massive new multi-acre neighborhoods being planned out, while others were more intimate renovation projects. When asked about the top project of the year, our readers […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & Grandview Yard

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & Grandview Yard

Earlier this month, we profiled construction updates from both Downtown and the Near East Side, but did not get a chance to focus on a few neighborhoods where development is currently most active. So in this installment, we’re featuring photos from Italian Village, Victorian Village, the Short North, University District and Grandview Yard areas. Check […]

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