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Report Shows Development Opportunities Along Proposed Transit Route

Brent Warren Brent Warren Report Shows Development Opportunities Along Proposed Transit Route

A new LinkUs report shows how a proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along Olentangy River Road could spur the redevelopment of several large, suburban-style retail centers. Frequent, reliable, high-speed transit – designed in a way that also accommodates cyclists and pedestrians – will encourage more urban, walkable development, adding density to a corridor that […]

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Board Weighs in on Proposed 15-Story Building in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Board Weighs in on Proposed 15-Story Building in Franklinton

A proposal to build a 15-story building at 567 W. Broad St. was brought before the East Franklinton Review Board this week, spurring a wide-ranging conversation about density, affordable housing, transit-supportive development and historic preservation. The board was discussing an updated version of a proposal that was submitted last fall. That one called for a 13-story, […]

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Fast Forward: The Scioto Peninsula & East Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Scioto Peninsula & East Franklinton

In 2017, we featured East Franklinton and the Scioto Peninsula in our “Fast Forward” series, and a lot has changed since then. The vision for the Scioto Peninsula master plan has been completely redesigned and ground has broken, while newer projects have been announced. In this update to our “Fast Forward” series, we take a look at […]

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Plan Lays Out Vision for the Hilltop

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Lays Out Vision for the Hilltop

An event at the Glenwood Community Center earlier this week served as the official unveiling of the Envision Hilltop Plan, the latest attempt from Mayor Andrew Ginther’s administration to shine a light on the neighborhood’s needs and to encourage further investment in its future. Much like the One Linden plan released in 2018, the Hilltop […]

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The 2019 Westgate Home & Garden Tour

  The 2019 Westgate Home & Garden Tour

Wonder what “Unexpected” features await for 2019? We won’t spoil all the tour’s surprises, but expect to see both unique original features as well as lots of modern updates. Interesting finds include a Sears catalog home, a working phone booth converted to a wine cabinet, a walkout basement art studio, and a vaulted Zen room. […]

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Bike Lanes Planned for Broad Street in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes Planned for Broad Street in Franklinton

The City of Columbus is planning a redesign of a mile-and-a-half stretch of West Broad Street in Franklinton. The new alignment will feature a center turn lane and bike lanes running in each direction. The two outside lanes – which are currently used for car travel in some places and on-street parking in others – […]

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Gravity 2.0 Proposal Calls for 12-Story Building, Co-Living Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Gravity 2.0 Proposal Calls for 12-Story Building, Co-Living Apartments

Kaufman Development is bringing an ambitious plan for West Broad Street to the East Franklinton Review Board this afternoon. The development would sit on about five acres directly across from the company’s Gravity project, which is currently under construction. It would feature four new buildings, including a 12-story office and residential building at the northeast […]

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