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CDDC Looking to Build Apartments Near Topiary Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren CDDC Looking to Build Apartments Near Topiary Park

A new plan for an empty lot across from the Topiary Park Downtown could bring a five-story, 90-unit apartment building to the site. The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) bought the 0.7-acre parcel in February for $1.8 million. Located at 497 E. Town St. and once owned by Franklin University, the lot held a three-story […]

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Work Underway on Four-Story Building on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Underway on Four-Story Building on Near East Side

Construction crews are busy at 1001 Atcheson St. on the Near East Side, where an 80-unit apartment building is on track to open by next fall. The four-story building is a project of the Woda Cooper Companies (formerly the Woda Group), a Columbus-based developer of affordable housing. To be known as Atcheson Place Lofts, the […]

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Graceland Apartment Project Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Graceland Apartment Project Moving Forward

A three-year-old proposal to build an apartment complex at the Graceland Shopping Center in Clintonville has been revived, thanks to a partnership with a local affordable housing developer. Originally proposed as a market-rate project by CASTO, the developer has brought in Homeport as a partner and now plans to build a 180-unit complex in which […]

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Library Turned Down Offers to Renovate Grant Oak Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Library Turned Down Offers to Renovate Grant Oak Apartments

When the board of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) voted last week to sell the Grant Oak Apartments, it chose a proposal that will require the demolition of the seven 1940’s-era buildings that sit just north of the Main Library. Ben Zenitsky, Marketing & Communications Specialist for CML, confirmed that the library did receive proposals […]

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Opinion: A Big-Picture Conversation on Development is Necessary

Mike Brown Mike Brown Opinion: A Big-Picture Conversation on Development is Necessary

There is major new development in the heart of Columbus, and that is creating a needed conversation on affordability. Advocacy groups are working to drive a new generation of investment and policy in our region to spur affordable developments, along with various levels of government. We also have some voices very critical of the new […]

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More Artist Studios and Workforce House Coming to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Artist Studios and Workforce House Coming to Franklinton

A year ago we reported on the addition of more artist studios in Franklinton — and while that project has not yet come to fruition, it’s still in the works. 400 West Rich project manager Chris Sherman provided an update on the new project at 289 West Walnut this weekend, explaining that a roof replacement project […]

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More Details Emerge on Downtown “Micro Living” Developments

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Details Emerge on Downtown “Micro Living” Developments

Nearly a year ago, a redevelopment project at Front Street and Long Street was announced that would bring some much needed affordability to the Downtown core of Columbus. Three empty buildings in a prime location would be converted into “Workforce Housing”, a term used by Mayor Michael Coleman during the 2014 State of the City […]

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