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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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Interview: Bryan Brown on New East Franklinton Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Bryan Brown on New East Franklinton Development

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and their partners recently revealed new details of their plan to develop 13 acres in East Franklinton. The project will likely be the first major development shaped by the vision laid out in the East Franklinton Creative Community District Plan – a high-density, mixed-use, urban neighborhood on the western banks of the Scioto River.  […]

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Proposal for Front and Long Would Add Affordable Housing Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for Front and Long Would Add Affordable Housing Downtown

A collection of buildings at the southeast corner of Front and Long Streets Downtown is being considered for redevelopment as workforce housing; about 40 units of affordable apartments would sit on top of street-level retail. The project, along with another potential development on the South Side, would be the first under the city’s new Housing […]

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State of the City 2014 Focuses on Quality of Life Issues

Walker Evans Walker Evans State of the City 2014 Focuses on Quality of Life Issues

A common thread that has emerged from previous State of the City addresses is that the annual event is not a time for grand flashy announcements, but instead one where focus areas should be defined for future initiatives. Keeping with that theme, the 2014 edition of Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s State of the City made […]

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