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Rental Market in University District Showing No Signs of Slowing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rental Market in University District Showing No Signs of Slowing

If you’re looking for high-end student housing and were hoping to live in a new development like the View on High or Norwich Flats next year, you might be out of luck — both developments are fully leased for the fall, and have been since November of last year. “In about two and a half weeks, […]

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Density and Parking Revisted in Draft University District Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Density and Parking Revisted in Draft University District Plan

Since kicking off the University District planning process in September, the city’s Planning Division has been compiling input and drafting a land use plan to bring back to the neighborhood for further review. About sixty people attended a meeting on February 11th in which those recommendations were presented. The proposals include new guidelines for density […]

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Olentangy West Area Gets First Neighborhood Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Olentangy West Area Gets First Neighborhood Plan

City planners and neighborhood leaders hope that a new plan brings some attention to a part of the city that has sometimes been overlooked. Despite being home to over 11,000 people, the collection of Columbus neighborhoods known as Olentangy West maintains a relatively low profile. That may be because the area, which is defined roughly […]

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City, OSU Have High Hopes for New University District Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren City, OSU Have High Hopes for New University District Plan

The City of Columbus held the first of four public meetings on the future of the University District last night. The meetings are part of a year-long process that will result in a new plan meant to guide development in the area for the next ten years. Planning Administrator Vince Papsidero said that the plan […]

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Wasted Space in Downtown: Surface Parking at Gay and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wasted Space in Downtown: Surface Parking at Gay and High

A series of articles looking at large and under-utilized spaces downtown debuted on Columbus Underground back in 2007. And while some of the spaces we highlighted have been filled since that time and some have not, there is no denying that plenty of parking lots and grass fields with potentially transformative development possibilities remain. In […]

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Downtown Getting Updates to Design Guidelines

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Getting Updates to Design Guidelines

The City of Columbus is currently in the process of revising the design guidelines for the Downtown area for the first time in 16 years. The Downtown Commission is the group that oversees development projects large and small, and the new code and guideline updates aim to make their jobs easier. “The updates should be […]

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West Side Leaders Excited About Casino and Future Green Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren West Side Leaders Excited About Casino and Future Green Development

Since opening nearly five months ago, much of the media discussion of the Hollywood Casino in Columbus has centered on the number of people coming through the door and what kind of experience they are having once they do. A group of planners, business leaders and other interested parties gathered at an event on Thursday […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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