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The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019

What makes a neighborhood great is a very personal definition. Some people prefer being able to walk to nearby restaurants and nightlife while others want to be close to parks and nature. We surveyed our readers about the most important neighborhoods of 2019, and the list shifted pretty drastically compared to last year’s rankings. In […]

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Project Update: Mount Carmel West Development in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Mount Carmel West Development in Franklinton

Construction is scheduled to start this spring on 14 single family homes along a one-block stretch of South Hartford Avenue, on land formerly used as a parking lot for Mount Carmel West. At the southern end of the block, on State Street, a four-unit townhome building is planned. The new homes will mark the first […]

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Abstract Painting Class

  Abstract Painting Class

Lauren Ashleigh, painting instructor from Art with Anna, and local artist, will be hosting an abstract painting class on February 16th at Bottoms Up Coffee! At Art with Anna studio, we call these Wine Your Art Out Parties 😉🍷 Come on out from 7-9pm and enjoy some community, light snacks, and leave with your own […]

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Renovation of Bellows School Underway Despite I-70/71 Split Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation of Bellows School Underway Despite I-70/71 Split Plans

There has been a flurry of good news lately for fans of historic buildings in Columbus, with property owners committing to restoration plans for the St. Clair Hotel, the Broadwin, 16 and 20 East Broad Street, and the Macon Hotel. Preservationists can now add to that list the former Bellows Avenue Elementary in Franklinton, which in […]

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Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name

The Franklinton Development Association is now the Franklinton Urban Empowerment Lab. The name change is accompanying a rebranding, as well as some rethinking about the best way for the nonprofit organization to serve its fast-changing neighborhood. Executive Director Jack Storey said that the plan is to add one staffer a year in order to offer […]

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Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Former assistant director of the Franklin Development Association, Jack Storey, officially took over as executive director of the nonprofit organization back on July 1st. Storey was officially hired as assistant director in January of this year, but has worked in community development in Ohio since 2010. He said that part of what attracted him to […]

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Jim Sweeney Exiting Post at Franklinton Development Association

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jim Sweeney Exiting Post at Franklinton Development Association

After serving for 14 years as the Executive Director of the Franklinton Development Association, Jim Sweeney is “hanging up his spurs.” Sweeney has helped to oversee a wide variety of projects that the group has been involved with — both directly and indirectly — including the construction and renovation of over 150 single family homes […]

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