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Franklinton Fire Station Acquired by Columbus Historical Society

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Fire Station Acquired by Columbus Historical Society

An organization devoted to chronicling the city’s history plans to set up shop in a building that has been around for a lot of it. The Columbus Historical Society announced the week that it has purchased the former fire station at 540 W. Broad St. The organization held an event at the historic building yesterday […]

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Franklinton Cycle Works Celebrates 10 Years, Debuts New Expanded Space

Susan Post Susan Post Franklinton Cycle Works Celebrates 10 Years, Debuts New Expanded Space

Franklinton Cycle Works recently celebrated two major milestones: its 10-year anniversary, and the grand opening of its new, expanded space. Over the last decade, Founder Jonathan Youngman has built Franklinton Cycle Works into a community resource providing access to affordable bikes, bike parts and maintenance, as well as educational resources for riding safely. Now, the […]

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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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