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Plan for Bellows School Site to be Heard by Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for Bellows School Site to be Heard by Commission

A plan to renovate the former Bellows Avenue School in Franklinton will be heard by the Development Commission at its meeting on October 14. Under the plan, the historic building at 725 Bellows Ave. would house office space in the basement and 27 apartments on the three floors above. On the surrounding parking lot, three […]

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Lightning Strikes Bellows School in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lightning Strikes Bellows School in Franklinton

The former Bellows School in Franklinton was struck by lightning last night, but the owner of the building insists that the damage was minimal and that renovation plans are still on track. Yhezkel Levi, who bought the historic building in 2014 and announced plans to convert it into condos in 2017, told CU that Columbus […]

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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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Micro-Apartments Planned for Macon Hotel Building on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Micro-Apartments Planned for Macon Hotel Building on Near East Side

A local developer is formulating plans to renovate the former Macon Hotel building on the Near East Side. Yhezkel Levi, who has rehabbed a number of residential and commercial buildings in the area, bought the building in February for $45,000, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s website. Located at 377 N. 20th St., it sits […]

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