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« Reply #450 on: May 11, 2018, 07:33:35 PM »
Today in Franklinton...

River and Rich is beginning to get its colorful metal panel exterior installed. Brickwork and balconies are complete



Out of Town is quickly coming along and has a nice street presence



Brewdog is now open



And finally Gravity which might be my favorite project going up around town right now



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« Reply #451 on: May 13, 2018, 09:54:26 PM »
^ The amount of quality projects in East Franklinton is really starting to add up.  Thanks for the photos.
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« Reply #452 on: May 13, 2018, 09:54:57 PM »
CU has some more photos of the BrewDog Franklinton, which held its grand opening on Friday, May 11:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-brewdog-franklinton-ls1

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« Reply #453 on: May 14, 2018, 03:28:37 PM »
Jubilee Market and Cafe opening in Franklinton, an oasis in a food desert

Jubilee Market and Cafe opens in the front portion of owner Lower Lights Christian Health Center. In a social enterprise model, the clinic's nonprofit grocery leases space to the for-profit Milo's Catering and Graze Cafe.

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« Reply #454 on: May 19, 2018, 02:19:44 PM »
More about the Jubilee Market grocery store that opened last week at 1160 W. Broad Street:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-non-profit-grocery-store-to-open-in-franklinton-tm1



Hope this market thrives here.  The non-profit group behind it is doing some good work in Franklinton.  Plus the renovation of the former Anthony-Thomas candy factory looks real good.  I particularly like that Franklinton mural they added to railroad side of the building:



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« Reply #455 on: May 31, 2018, 04:27:19 PM »
Today's Dispatch contained this aerial photo of Kaufman's mixed-use Gravity project being built along W. Broad Street.  This is a little different view of Gravity, as this view is from the railroad side of the project looking back toward Broad Street.

Next door to Gravity is the recently completed Franklin Station CMHA Senior Housing project.  Also in the distance to the left is the Out of Town workforce apartment project on W. Town Street.  And the soon-to-be-vacated Mount Carmel Hospital complex is visible in the distance across SR 315:

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« Reply #456 on: May 31, 2018, 04:33:30 PM »
^ Wow, that is massive! Hopefully this is just the first of many great projects for the surrounding area.

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« Reply #457 on: June 21, 2018, 12:29:35 PM »
CoverMyMeds' proposed Franklinton HQ represents 'huge deal' for urban core, city says

CoverMyMeds' plans to build a $100 million headquarters campus in west Franklinton to accommodate more than 1,000 new jobs would be the biggest office expansion near the city's center since American Electric Power Company Inc. built its headquarters, according to Columbus officials.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/opinion-covermymeds-should-cover-their-taxes-ae1

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« Reply #458 on: June 21, 2018, 12:48:15 PM »
Another big project proposed for Franklinton - but this one is in a surprising location.  Or maybe not, if you know the background story.

CoverNyMeds launched in 2010 as a startup business in Columbus.  CoverMyMeds automates the process of obtaining prior authorization from insurers for certain prescriptions – eliminating faxes, long waits and multiple attempts that often caused frustrated patients to abandon the prescription.  The company doubled every year since and was acquired by health distributor McKesson Corp. in 2017 for $1.1 billion.

-- More about this $1.1B acquisition in the Columbus Business thread at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,3163.msg837870.html#msg837870

CoverMyMeds currently has 500 employees located in 132,000 square feet of the Two Miranova office tower in Downtown Columbus.  But they have plans for greater growth in future.  Their growth plans require needing 400,000 square feet of office space.  This week they announced they would like to build that office space near the Orange Barrel Media HQ southeast of I-670 and north of McKinley Avenue.  In a presentation to the school board, the company said the first phase of the project would be 200,000 square feet and would open in 2021 and second phase of another 200,000 square feet would open between 2022 and 2024.

That proposed location actually makes alot a sense if you know the principals behind CoverMyMeds and Orange Barrel Media.  CoverMyMeds founder Matt Scantland was retained as the company's CEO after the McKesson acquisition.  The founder and CEO of Orange Barrel Media is Matt's brother, Pete Scantland - who also owns the property that the proposed CoverMyMeds HQ would be built on:

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180620/covermymeds-eyes-franklinton-site-for-expansion-project
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« Reply #459 on: June 21, 2018, 12:49:21 PM »
Here's more about the CoverMyMeds HQ proposal from http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180620/covermymeds-eyes-franklinton-site-for-expansion-project and https://www.columbusunderground.com/opinion-covermymeds-should-cover-their-taxes-ae1

This is a conceptual rendering and site plan that CoverMyMeds presented to the school board: https://www.ccsoh.us/cms/lib/OH01913306/Centricity/Domain/4/Presentation%20for%20Schools%2006-18-18b.pdf




This is an aerial view of the proposed CoverMyMeds HQ site next to the existing Orange Barrel Media HQ.  I've hi-lighted where it looks like the CoverMyMeds HQ would be built:
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« Reply #460 on: June 21, 2018, 01:19:14 PM »
I do agree that they are an important player to keep in the city, but also I have grown really tired of these tax games.

My more personal pet peeve is with the site plan and buildings themselves, I really wish they would commit and actually build something meaningful Downtown vs building a Google-esque campus in Franklinton. I get that Franklinton is the next up-and-up neighborhood, and that they want that tech campus vibe, but a sub/urban office campus here is not a great use of space.

Blah, I guess we will see what happens. I am pretty torn on this one.   

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« Reply #461 on: June 21, 2018, 03:44:47 PM »
I do agree that they are an important player to keep in the city, but also I have grown really tired of these tax games.

My more personal pet peeve is with the site plan and buildings themselves, I really wish they would commit and actually build something meaningful Downtown vs building a Google-esque campus in Franklinton. I get that Franklinton is the next up-and-up neighborhood, and that they want that tech campus vibe, but a sub/urban office campus here is not a great use of space.

Blah, I guess we will see what happens. I am pretty torn on this one.

Agree, I'd like to see it be a substantial urban-type proposal instead of the Dublin-office-park look.  The visibility in that location would be huge, and a short, squat building is squandering the location.

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« Reply #462 on: June 21, 2018, 04:02:08 PM »
Another big project proposed for Franklinton - but this one is in a surprising location.  Or maybe not, if you know the background story.

CoverNyMeds launched in 2010 as a startup business in Columbus.  CoverMyMeds automates the process of obtaining prior authorization from insurers for certain prescriptions – eliminating faxes, long waits and multiple attempts that often caused frustrated patients to abandon the prescription.  The company doubled every year since and was acquired by health distributor McKesson Corp. in 2017 for $1.1 billion.

-- More about this $1.1B acquisition in the Columbus Business thread at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,3163.msg837870.html#msg837870

CoverMyMeds currently has 500 employees located in 132,000 square feet of the Two Miranova office tower in Downtown Columbus.  But they have plans for greater growth in future.  Their growth plans require needing 400,000 square feet of office space.  This week they announced they would like to build that office space near the Orange Barrel Media HQ southeast of I-670 and north of McKinley Avenue.  In a presentation to the school board, the company said the first phase of the project would be 200,000 square feet and would open in 2021 and second phase of another 200,000 square feet would open between 2022 and 2024.

That proposed location actually makes alot a sense if you know the principals behind CoverMyMeds and Orange Barrel Media.  CoverMyMeds founder Matt Scantland was retained as the company's CEO after the McKesson acquisition.  The founder and CEO of Orange Barrel Media is Matt's brother, Pete Scantland - who also owns the property that the proposed CoverMyMeds HQ would be built on:

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180620/covermymeds-eyes-franklinton-site-for-expansion-project

The tax abatement thing is a bit of an Amazon effect I think.

They say they have phase one planned by 2021 and phase two planned for as close as a year later, but no location or rendering for that phase?-seems odd to me. Also 1000 surface lot spaces!!! Yikes!

I suppose they will get what they want. Better than them leaving for Nashville or some other location. *sigh*

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« Reply #463 on: June 21, 2018, 04:06:28 PM »
Today's Dispatch contained this aerial photo of Kaufman's mixed-use Gravity project being built along W. Broad Street.  This is a little different view of Gravity, as this view is from the railroad side of the project looking back toward Broad Street.

Next door to Gravity is the recently completed Franklin Station CMHA Senior Housing project.  Also in the distance to the left is the Out of Town workforce apartment project on W. Town Street.  And the soon-to-be-vacated Mount Carmel Hospital complex is visible in the distance across SR 315:



This looks great. Does anyone know what will happen to that empty church on the corner of McDowell and State (in the left/center of pic)?  I hope it does not get torn down.

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« Reply #464 on: June 21, 2018, 07:31:12 PM »
Does anyone know what will happen to that empty church on the corner of McDowell and State (in the left/center of pic)?  I hope it does not get torn down.

I posted this news item about that church from a special Franklinton-oriented issue of Business First they had last year.  Haven't seen any updates since.

No announced project for this church near the northwest corner of State and McDowell yet.  But the City of Columbus owns this church and two vacant lots next to it through its land bank and is seeking development proposals:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2016/03/25/franklinton-sites-up-for-grabs-as-city-seeks.html

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« Reply #465 on: June 22, 2018, 11:46:41 AM »
Does anyone know what will happen to that empty church on the corner of McDowell and State (in the left/center of pic)?  I hope it does not get torn down.

I posted this news item about that church from a special Franklinton-oriented issue of Business First they had last year.  Haven't seen any updates since.

No announced project for this church near the northwest corner of State and McDowell yet.  But the City of Columbus owns this church and two vacant lots next to it through its land bank and is seeking development proposals:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2016/03/25/franklinton-sites-up-for-grabs-as-city-seeks.html


Great. I see demolition in it's future.   :(

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« Reply #466 on: June 22, 2018, 02:25:12 PM »
Does anyone know what will happen to that empty church on the corner of McDowell and State (in the left/center of pic)?  I hope it does not get torn down.

I posted this news item about that church from a special Franklinton-oriented issue of Business First they had last year.  Haven't seen any updates since.

No announced project for this church near the northwest corner of State and McDowell yet.  But the City of Columbus owns this church and two vacant lots next to it through its land bank and is seeking development proposals:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2016/03/25/franklinton-sites-up-for-grabs-as-city-seeks.html


Great. I see demolition in it's future.   :(

Not sure why you'd feel that way.  If the City wanted to demolish the church, it would probably be demolished by now.  It seems like the City is waiting for the right developer to make a proposal that would include re-use of the church.
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« Reply #467 on: June 22, 2018, 03:52:24 PM »
Does anyone know what will happen to that empty church on the corner of McDowell and State (in the left/center of pic)?  I hope it does not get torn down.

I posted this news item about that church from a special Franklinton-oriented issue of Business First they had last year.  Haven't seen any updates since.

No announced project for this church near the northwest corner of State and McDowell yet.  But the City of Columbus owns this church and two vacant lots next to it through its land bank and is seeking development proposals:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2016/03/25/franklinton-sites-up-for-grabs-as-city-seeks.html


Great. I see demolition in it's future.   :(

Not sure why you'd feel that way.  If the City wanted to demolish the church, it would probably be demolished by now.  It seems like the City is waiting for the right developer to make a proposal that would include re-use of the church.

I am just thinking it might just sit there forever and deteriorate until it is deemed not worth saving or whatever.  From google streetview it does not look that great with some apparent broken out windows and other damage to the facade. I just don't want it to continue to crumble until it is beyond repair. But you are right if the city 'wanted' it gone it would be gone already. I just hope the right developer will come up with something fairly soon. I really like that church and the apartment building just past it on State. They tore down the little brick house that was right next to it.

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« Reply #468 on: June 22, 2018, 06:53:26 PM »
Great. I see demolition in it's future.   :(

Not sure why you'd feel that way.  If the City wanted to demolish the church, it would probably be demolished by now.  It seems like the City is waiting for the right developer to make a proposal that would include re-use of the church.

I am just thinking it might just sit there forever and deteriorate until it is deemed not worth saving or whatever.  From google streetview it does not look that great with some apparent broken out windows and other damage to the facade. I just don't want it to continue to crumble until it is beyond repair. But you are right if the city 'wanted' it gone it would be gone already. I just hope the right developer will come up with something fairly soon. I really like that church and the apartment building just past it on State. They tore down the little brick house that was right next to it.

Okay. I see your point.  Demolition by neglect is a real concern.  I just don't think having the church under public ownership makes it more likely to be demolished versus having it under private ownership.

You could even make the argument that having it under public ownership could make it less likely to be demolished.  A private owner might have tax and/or maintenance costs that would push him toward demolishing the church to cut costs and make the property easier to sell.  The City shouldn't have any of those concerns and might instead face public pressure to maintain the church so that it doesn't fall into a 'demolition by neglect' condition.
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« Reply #469 on: June 22, 2018, 10:47:54 PM »
I don't know how successful it would be considering the McKinley site has family ties or how much leverage there really is to work with, but the city should at least try and steer CoverMyMeds into the Scioto Peninsula or another proper, shovel-ready urban site

Biz1st made an interesting comparison between this project being a similar size to when AEP relocated their HQ here in the 1980s. Then, we got a very transit-accessible 31-story downtown skyscraper, now it looks like we're getting a 4 story pancake with a surface lot wedged between the freeway and the tracks...

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« Reply #470 on: June 22, 2018, 11:19:56 PM »
^And it's a very nicely designed 4-story pancake and it's a big building covering up some ugly land.  So what if it's wedged between tracks and a highway? Everyone moans when a skyscraper isn't built.  That's not what the company wants because it doesn't suit their needs.  A skyscraper would also cost a lot more.

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« Reply #471 on: June 22, 2018, 11:55:33 PM »
^My problem with it is more that the pancake as designed will exist in a bubble, not as part of the urban environment. Plop this pancake down on the Mount Carmel site with some structured parking and you would really start to have something. Height would be nice, but I agree it's not what's really important. Spinoff activity and connections are. That's why the city is jumping through hoops like crazy to incentivize developers to build commercial office space in the Short North. It optimizes investments in parking by increasing usage during the day, which residents and visitors then use at night. It encourages and allows for more people to bus, walk, and bike to work. It produces all kinds of daytime activity to support shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. Etc etc

How many people are going to bus to work at the McKinley pancake? Zero. They'll drive in by themselves and park in the Polaris-scale surface lot. Where can someone working there walk to nearby to grab lunch or shop? Nowhere. They'll go downstairs to the cafeteria/vending machines, or hop in the car and pop over to Wendy's

The pancake will be totally dead nights and weekends as much as any Dublin office park. Yes, its a sleek rendering and will look nice when you drive by it at 65 mph on 670. But no, I don't think it's a particularly smart or advantageous scheme for urban development

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« Reply #472 on: June 23, 2018, 08:00:29 AM »
I don't know how successful it would be considering the McKinley site has family ties or how much leverage there really is to work with, but the city should at least try and steer CoverMyMeds into the Scioto Peninsula or another proper, shovel-ready urban site

Biz1st made an interesting comparison between this project being a similar size to when AEP relocated their HQ here in the 1980s. Then, we got a very transit-accessible 31-story downtown skyscraper, now it looks like we're getting a 4 story pancake with a surface lot wedged between the freeway and the tracks...

Maybe this was the project that they tried to get to go to the Scioto Peninsula and it fell through and caused them to ditch Buckingham?

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« Reply #473 on: June 23, 2018, 01:37:44 PM »
Another big project proposed for Franklinton - but this one is in a surprising location.  Or maybe not, if you know the background story.

CoverNyMeds launched in 2010 as a startup business in Columbus.  CoverMyMeds automates the process of obtaining prior authorization from insurers for certain prescriptions – eliminating faxes, long waits and multiple attempts that often caused frustrated patients to abandon the prescription.  The company doubled every year since and was acquired by health distributor McKesson Corp. in 2017 for $1.1 billion.

-- More about this $1.1B acquisition in the Columbus Business thread at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,3163.msg837870.html#msg837870

CoverMyMeds currently has 500 employees located in 132,000 square feet of the Two Miranova office tower in Downtown Columbus.  But they have plans for greater growth in future.  Their growth plans require needing 400,000 square feet of office space.  This week they announced they would like to build that office space near the Orange Barrel Media HQ southeast of I-670 and north of McKinley Avenue.  In a presentation to the school board, the company said the first phase of the project would be 200,000 square feet and would open in 2021 and second phase of another 200,000 square feet would open between 2022 and 2024.

That proposed location actually makes alot a sense if you know the principals behind CoverMyMeds and Orange Barrel Media.  CoverMyMeds founder Matt Scantland was retained as the company's CEO after the McKesson acquisition.  The founder and CEO of Orange Barrel Media is Matt's brother, Pete Scantland - who also owns the property that the proposed CoverMyMeds HQ would be built on:

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180620/covermymeds-eyes-franklinton-site-for-expansion-project

The tax abatement thing is a bit of an Amazon effect I think.

They say they have phase one planned by 2021 and phase two planned for as close as a year later, but no location or rendering for that phase?-seems odd to me. Also 1000 surface lot spaces!!! Yikes!

I suppose they will get what they want. Better than them leaving for Nashville or some other location. *sigh*

The parking lot could just be a placeholder for phase 2.  I'm not sure why they would want to build a second phase in another location if they had the space there.  They could easily put in another building and build a garage.

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« Reply #474 on: June 23, 2018, 04:08:56 PM »
Another big project proposed for Franklinton - but this one is in a surprising location.  Or maybe not, if you know the background story.

CoverNyMeds launched in 2010 as a startup business in Columbus.  CoverMyMeds automates the process of obtaining prior authorization from insurers for certain prescriptions – eliminating faxes, long waits and multiple attempts that often caused frustrated patients to abandon the prescription.  The company doubled every year since and was acquired by health distributor McKesson Corp. in 2017 for $1.1 billion.

-- More about this $1.1B acquisition in the Columbus Business thread at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,3163.msg837870.html#msg837870

CoverMyMeds currently has 500 employees located in 132,000 square feet of the Two Miranova office tower in Downtown Columbus.  But they have plans for greater growth in future.  Their growth plans require needing 400,000 square feet of office space.  This week they announced they would like to build that office space near the Orange Barrel Media HQ southeast of I-670 and north of McKinley Avenue.  In a presentation to the school board, the company said the first phase of the project would be 200,000 square feet and would open in 2021 and second phase of another 200,000 square feet would open between 2022 and 2024.

That proposed location actually makes alot a sense if you know the principals behind CoverMyMeds and Orange Barrel Media.  CoverMyMeds founder Matt Scantland was retained as the company's CEO after the McKesson acquisition.  The founder and CEO of Orange Barrel Media is Matt's brother, Pete Scantland - who also owns the property that the proposed CoverMyMeds HQ would be built on:

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180620/covermymeds-eyes-franklinton-site-for-expansion-project

The tax abatement thing is a bit of an Amazon effect I think.

They say they have phase one planned by 2021 and phase two planned for as close as a year later, but no location or rendering for that phase?-seems odd to me. Also 1000 surface lot spaces!!! Yikes!

I suppose they will get what they want. Better than them leaving for Nashville or some other location. *sigh*

The parking lot could just be a placeholder for phase 2.  I'm not sure why they would want to build a second phase in another location if they had the space there.  They could easily put in another building and build a garage.
  My point was it seemed odd to not have the 2nd phase not appear in the rendering-especially since it is supposed to rather quickly follow phase 1. As in are they really going to build a phase 2. Nothing to do with building it in another location. If it is going to open 1-3 years later after the first one, why leave it out?-that's all. And yeah if it is built the parking lot plus maybe an additional garage would make sense.  Not a big deal really I am just suspicious of Big out of state companies I guess lol.

 Something just seems fishy to me about this McKesson- not sure why.  Maybe I sense that this is just the beginning of companies wanting 100% tax abatements after seeing Columbus prostrate itself (like many other cities) before Amazon.  "If they offered it to Amazon, we should go for it too..or threaten to go to a suburb/sunbelt city/etc. "  This puts the city in a difficult position.  And I am increasingly against Amazon for putting North America through this H2Q bidding war/contest/bullsh@t.
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« Reply #475 on: July 11, 2018, 05:35:06 PM »
10 things to know about the proposed CoverMyMeds HQ in Franklinton

The developer, architect and other details – bike ramps to each floor? – are slowly trickling out about the proposed CoverMyMeds headquarters in Franklinton.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/07/11/10-things-to-know-about-the-proposed-covermymeds.html
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« Reply #476 on: July 30, 2018, 09:33:16 PM »
Columbus City Schools approved a tax-sharing deal with CoverMyMeds to build a new HQ in Franklinton on June 30.  Columbus City Council approved its part of the overall tax abatement on July 23.  Today, the State approved its part of the deal:  http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180730/covermymeds-approved-for-ohio-tax-credits-for-new-headquarters

The CoverMyMeds HQ project - previously shown in this thread at - https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,205.msg921330.html#msg921330 - has a first phase that would include a 200,000 square-foot office building and surface parking that is expected to be finished in 2021.  A second phase would build an additional 200,000 square feet of office space and add an 1,150-space parking garage on the site by 2024.

CoverMyMeds has promised to retain and relocate 592 existing jobs from its current offices in Miranova Place to the new site just west of Downtown near the recently built Orange Barrel Media office and to create 1,032 jobs with payroll of $75.3 million, according to the Dispatch article.
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Re: Columbus: Franklinton Developments and News
« Reply #477 on: August 04, 2018, 01:20:47 PM »


https://www.columbusunderground.com/more-than-25-artists-to-install-murals-for-gravity-project-in-franklinton-tm1

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Previous news of the development has mostly been during the proposal and construction phases of the project, but it has now been announced that more than 25 local artists are set to execute Gravity’s vision for more than 14,000 square feet of murals on site.

Gravity aims to promote this vision by showcasing the work of world-renowned Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra, Columbus College of Art & Design muralists Rather Severe, and many more local artists curated and commissioned by Gravity, in partnership with the Franklinton Arts District and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Gravity’s leasing office opens August 15, and business tenants will begin moving in this fall.  Residents can begin moving in spring 2019.

Gravity will celebrate the launch of this art initiative with a block party at Art Bazaar, 455 W. Broad St., on Aug. 24 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.  For more information on Gravity, including amenities and additional programming, visit http://gravityproject.com/.
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Re: Columbus: Franklinton Developments and News
« Reply #478 on: August 21, 2018, 03:29:17 PM »
Gravity 2.0 Proposal Calls for 12-Story Building, Co-Living Apartments



https://www.columbusunderground.com/gravity-2-0-proposal-calls-for-12-story-building-bw1

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Re: Columbus: Franklinton Developments and News
« Reply #479 on: August 21, 2018, 03:36:55 PM »
WOW!
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