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« Reply #350 on: June 15, 2016, 08:16:38 AM »
No doubt about it, Columbus is one of the hottest cities in the Midwest.

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« Reply #351 on: June 15, 2016, 02:17:09 PM »
On a side note, too bad Edwards couldn't do something fun like this Kaufman project for their student housing project at 16th and High. Instead it will be a 6 story student barracks...
On a side note, too bad Edwards couldn't do something fun like this Kaufman project for their student housing project at 16th and High. Instead it will be a 6 story student barracks...
Another proposal...will any of these projects actually go in is the question.

I think there have only been two large proposals for Franklinton(while a lot of land acquisition has gone on)..this and the one that was sent back with the request for 'more height' and being directed more toward he river. The CU article says they want to break ground within six months, so hopefully things start moving quickly(unless there are some macro-economic things that happen of course).

*Also they are moving ahead with the Vets thing nearby, and I don't know if the garage/park construction has started yet.

There's also the smaller Warner Junction project that was proposed. It's been stalled for a couple of years now.

Yeah there is that. Also aren't there plans for a building across the street from 400 Rich that would be 5 floors and be artist work/live spaces?

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« Reply #352 on: June 16, 2016, 01:09:52 PM »
Site plans of the Kaufman proposal for those interested:



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« Reply #353 on: June 21, 2016, 08:01:31 AM »
Franklinton Building to be Partially Demolished, Future Development Planned



After decades of neglect and gradual deterioration, a portion of the building located at 435 West Town Street in Franklinton is expected to see demolition within the next several months. The two-story section of the building on the south side of the property facing Walnut Street has long been without a roof, and signs on the side of the building facing the parking lot at 400 West Rich have long warned visitors to stay at least 15 feet away from the building.

“We’ve worked with the Building and Zoning department to obtain the proper compliance orders to move the demolition forward, as it currently has an unsafe building order,” explained Chris Sherman, a project manager with Urban Smart Growth. “Lance [Robbins, Principal and Manager of Urban Smart Growth] has a big soft spot for wanting to save old buildings, so this was a sad decision for him to make.”

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/franklinton-building-to-be-partially-demolished-future-development-planned
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« Reply #354 on: July 12, 2016, 01:31:11 PM »
^ I'm beginning to wonder if Urban Smart Growth is ever going to do anything with that property.  I give them credit for subsidizing 400 West Rich (which is great).  But local people have managed and developed that project.  So far, this California-based USG group hasn't done anything on their own with that neighboring property in the 8+ years they've owned it - except produce two conceptual development plans that didn't go anywhere.
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« Reply #355 on: July 12, 2016, 01:31:36 PM »
Here's another interesting Franklinton project that may or may not go anywhere:

Lower Lights Ministries to open grocery, cafe in Franklinton
By Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:31 PM


Franklinton leaders and residents have wanted a full-service grocery store in the heart of the neighborhood for years.  Now it looks like they’ll finally get one.  Lower Lights Ministries wants to open a grocery store in vacant space at its health center at 1160 W. Broad Street.

It’s the building where Anthony Thomas Candy created its confections from 1970 to 1994.  Lower Lights, which bought the building in 2009, wants to use 5,000 square feet for the grocery store and a cafe, with a small commercial kitchen on the second floor. ... The plan is to open by early 2017.
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People will pay based on income.  If a cafe or grocery customer lives at below 200 percent of the poverty level, the cost will be adjusted, Lower Lights’ development manager Ann Schiele said.  If this sounds familiar, it should.  The Reeb Avenue Center on the South Side also hosts a cafe and a 1,000-square-foot market.  People there also pay what they can afford.

But to make it work, Lower Lights has to attract customers who can pay full price.  A subsidiary of Milo’s Catering, Graze Seasonal Market Grill, would operate the cafe,

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/07/06/Grocery-to-open-in-Franklinton.html
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« Reply #356 on: July 16, 2016, 10:10:03 AM »
Well, it's a bit of an exaggeration that Franklinton projects never go anywhere.  The three-story CMHA Franklin Station apartments, located on West Broad Street next to the ambitious proposed Kaufmann mixed-use project, was completed.  And, as mentioned earlier, 400 West Rich is doing very well.  Plus other artistic-type ventures like the Columbus Idea Foundry at 421 W. State Street and Glass Axis at 610 W. Town Street have relocated into Franklinton and seem to be doing well.

Add Pilot Dogs to the list of projects that are going somewhere in Franklinton.  Pilot Dogs of Columbus is one of just 12 U.S. facilities that train guide dogs for the blind and the only one within walking distance of a major city’s downtown where dogs can be walked and tested to see how they respond to busy urban areas.  The Business First article excerpted below reports that Pilot Dogs of Columbus is beginning construction on a $8.5 million new kennel and veterinary medical facility next to its existing campus in Franklinton.  The construction is taking place on the block immediately east of the Pilot Dogs office building at 625 W. Town Street.


Pilot Dogs building $8.5M Franklinton facility
By Jeff Bell, Columbus Business First
June 30, 2016, 3:38pm EDT


Pilot Dogs Inc. has a long and proud history of improving the lives of the blind and visually impaired.  Now Executive Director Jay Gray thinks the time is right to make life a little better for the dogs that are the heart and soul of the endeavor.  To do that, Pilot Dogs is making an $8.5 million investment to build a new kennel and veterinary medical facility next to its campus on West Town Street in Franklinton.  Construction began recently at the 1.4-acre site and is expected to be completed in the next 12 to 18 months.
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Pilot Dogs had been looking at building a new kennel for years, Gray said, but the discussion got serious when he talked with his friend, Ed Straub at Elford Construction, about what would be involved in the design and construction process.  Elford brought in the AECOM engineering firm (URS Corp. prior to a merger) to design the building.  The firms had experience with projects involving animals – Elford and URS had previously partnered on the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center in the Northland area and the State of Ohio’s exotic animal holding center in Reynoldsburg.
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The new facility will allow Pilot Dogs to move its kennel from a 54-year-old building off Stimmel Road, a 4-mile round trip from the Town Street campus.  It will eliminate the transport of dogs now made several times a day from the kennel to the campus that is stressful for the animals and disruptive to their training, Gray said. ... The 33,000-square-foot facility will have room for 160 pilot dogs and additional shell space that could house another 40.  That compares to the 90-dog capacity at the current kennel. ... The new building was designed to be compatible with the existing Pilot Dogs buildings on West Town Street, incorporating limestone into the new building’s exterior and replicating a Pilot Dogs sign from the 1950s.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/30/pilot-dogs-building-8-5m-franklinton-facility.html
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« Reply #357 on: July 28, 2016, 10:43:28 PM »
New Kaufman Development Project Moving Forward in Franklinton



Kaufman Development’s proposal to build a five-story mixed-use building at 500 West Broad Street has cleared its first hurdle, receiving overall approval last week from the East Franklinton Review Board.

The project’s unusual site plan – a six-story building would face Broad but its shape would created a series of angled plazas, while a more traditional four-story parking garage would sit behind that – was approved by the board, as were the proposed uses, height and parking plan.

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/new-kaufman-development-project-moving-forward-franklinton-bw1
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« Reply #358 on: August 12, 2016, 08:31:37 AM »
Theater troupe targeting Franklinton warehouse



An unassuming warehouse in Franklinton will be renovated into an 80-seat performing arts theater, bringing a much-needed smaller venue to Columbus while raising the potential to draw visitors into the redeveloping neighborhood west of downtown.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/08/12/first-look-theater-troupe-targeting-franklinton.html
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« Reply #359 on: August 18, 2016, 11:19:32 PM »
124-year-old Franklinton fire station being renovated into offices, plus retail/restaurant space



A historic fire station on West Broad Street is being renovated into offices amid accumulating development in the eastern portion of Franklinton.

The nonprofit historic preservation group Heritage Ohio Inc. plans to rehab the 124-year-old Engine House No. 6 for its headquarters, partnering with the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority to seek federal and state historic preservation tax credits. The first floor will be used for retail or restaurant space.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/08/18/124-year-old-franklinton-fire-station-being.html
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« Reply #360 on: August 19, 2016, 11:42:22 AM »
^ So pleased to hear about this.  That's got to be one of the only 19th-century era firehouses that hasn't been renovated.
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« Reply #361 on: August 19, 2016, 12:01:11 PM »
^Indeed, although there are couple still in transition:

Engine House 14 on Parsons is still vacant.
Engine House 12 on Oak--I guess Black Creek Bistro might move in?
Engine House 10 further down Broad is still vacant, correct?

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« Reply #362 on: August 20, 2016, 07:43:14 PM »
This is very good news. With this nearly half of the North side of Broad in East Franklinton would be done. The building just west of this between Mill and Gift looks like it would be ideal for a small grocery store-about 10,000 square feet with room for a small parking lot behind it. Just saying and all.

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« Reply #363 on: September 21, 2016, 09:13:17 AM »
Photo-tour of the renovation work going on inside the Columbus Idea Foundry at 421 W. State Street from CU:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/sneak-preview-columbus-idea-foundry-expansion



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« Reply #364 on: September 26, 2016, 02:17:28 PM »
City proposing demolition of pair of Franklinton buildings for redevelopment
By Evan Weese, Staff Reporter - Columbus Business First
Updated: September 20, 2016, 2:15pm EDT


Columbus is considering the demolition of two city-owned buildings in the improving East Franklinton neighborhood, pushing for site redevelopment over cost-prohibitive renovations.  The city’s Land Redevelopment Office, along with the Franklinton Development Association, recommend tearing down a 10,000-square-foot warehouse at 629 W. Rich Street and a neighboring 5,700-square-foot modular pole barn at 245 S. Skidmore Street.

The East Franklinton Review Board will consider the proposal on Tuesday.

Both demolitions would include buildings, which are not eligible to be listed on local or national registers of historic places, along with parking lots.  The city, which acquired the two properties in a $220,000 portfolio transaction in 2013, expects to issue a request for redevelopment proposal by next summer.

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« Reply #365 on: September 27, 2016, 11:36:57 AM »
BrewDog announced that a former auto repair shop at 463 W. Town Street will be the location of their Franklinton brewpub.  In the article below, BrewDog set the opening target date for the 4,200 square-foot building at 2018:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/09/26/brewdog-ceo-reveals-franklinton-pub-site-new-start.html

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« Reply #366 on: October 05, 2016, 09:14:59 AM »
Rendering of a restored Deardurff House and surrounding Franklinton neighorhood


The above project - also know as the Deardurff House - received an Historic Preservation Tax Credit Award from the state.  Below is the press release from the Ohio Department of Development:

From the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Awards press release:

Franklinton Post Office (Columbus, Franklin County)
 · Total Project Cost: $640,000
 · Total Tax Credit: $125,000
 · Address: 72 South Gift Street, 43215
Constructed from logs in 1807, the Franklinton Post Office was one of the first public buildings constructed in present-day Columbus.  Later expanded and covered in clapboards, the property functioned as a private residence until the 1950's.  The vacant building will be rehabilitated in celebration of the City of Columbus' bicentennial celebration as a local history museum.  Construction activities are expected to create 10 jobs.

Four years later and they're still poking around in the Old Franklinton Post Office / Deardurff House:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2016/10/02/1-so-to-speak-joe-blundo-1807-deardurff-house-still-yielding-secrets-of-franklinton.html
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« Reply #367 on: October 12, 2016, 08:34:25 AM »
Broad Street Project Could Be First to Break Ground in Franklinton



Residents and neighborhood leaders in East Franklinton are still waiting for the first of a number of proposed residential projects to break ground. That wait could be soon be over, according to Brett Kaufman, CEO of Kaufman Development.

His company’s five story mixed-use development on the site of Phillip’s Original Coney Island and the National Office Warehouse on West Broad Street was approved by the East Franklinton Review Board in July. The plan is to start construction on the project before the end of the year.

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/broad-street-project-could-be-first-to-break-ground-in-franklinton-bw1
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« Reply #368 on: October 28, 2016, 02:37:57 PM »
Franklinton's Idea Foundry innovation center close to opening



The sun shines once more through long-boarded windows as construction nears completion on Idea Foundry's second-story innovation center where corporations can explore a hive of creativity and new entrepreneurs get help launching businesses in the country's largest makerspace.

The renovation in the 60,000-square-foot Franklinton industrial building, led by Columbus-based Compton Construction LLC, replaces the roof, restores and adds windows, created a mezzanine level and converts dusty warehouse space into offices, co-working space, classrooms and event spaces including bleacher seating. Costs are expected to surpass a $1.5 million estimate. The foundry’s $500,000 first-floor renovation that opened in 2014 created workshops for metal and woodworking, laser cutting and other tools for rental.

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« Reply #369 on: November 10, 2016, 04:38:30 PM »
A 45-unit apartment development is being proposed for the empty portion of the block bounded by W Town St, S Gift St, W Chapel St, and Mead Aly,

Full application packet, https://www.columbus.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147491648
Location on map, https://goo.gl/maps/LwiokUBPoQC2

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« Reply #370 on: November 11, 2016, 10:56:30 PM »
More on that...

East Franklinton to get more apartments after sale of city-owned land



More apartments are planned for the developing East Franklinton neighborhood.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/11/11/east-franklinton-to-get-more-apartments-after-sale.html
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« Reply #371 on: November 30, 2016, 02:48:12 PM »
Casto Project in Franklinton Approved



Casto’s long-planned development in East Franklinton cleared its latest hurdle earlier this month, winning a vote of approval from the East Franklinton Area Review Board. The project features a pair of five-story buildings fronting Rich Street, two three-story buildings on either side of Lucas Street, and four smaller townhome buildings on the Scioto River side of the site.

The broad outline of the development remains similar to what was proposed in June – a total of 230 residential units, about 36,000 square feet of office and retail space, and a 290-space parking garage. A landscape plan for the property and further details on the materials used on the exterior of the buildings were presented at the November 15th meeting.

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« Reply #372 on: January 30, 2017, 03:04:26 PM »
Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name
By Brent Warren, Columbus Underground
January 25, 2017 - 8:00 am


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 a wider ranges of services.  The first new hire is already working on food access issues, which he hopes will complement the housing and economic development programs that the group has been focussed on for years.

A physical move is also in the works, from the current building at 480 West Town Street – in East Franklinton – to a spot in West Franklinton that is closer to the group’s housing projects and to the majority of residents in the neighborhood.  The Town Street building has been sold, as have a number of other commercial properties that the organization has controlled for years, part of a strategy designed to raise funds in anticipation of certain federal housing programs winding down and others facing an uncertain future under the Trump administration.

Columbus Underground recently sat down with Storey and Housing Director Eric Skidmore to get more details on the changes planned for the organization and to hear their thoughts on the future of the neighborhood.

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« Reply #373 on: January 30, 2017, 04:18:29 PM »
Columbus considering financial assistance for Kaufman’s mixed-use Franklinton project



Kaufman Development could get a financial boost from Columbus for its ambitious mixed-use project in the city’s Franklinton neighborhood.

City Council on Monday will consider a package of incentives valued at up to $3.8 million to assist with streetscape improvements, reserve public parking spaces and ensure the availability of affordable apartments.

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« Reply #374 on: March 14, 2017, 04:04:35 PM »
Kaufman acquires Franklinton sites, demolition coming for office store and Phillip’s Original Coney Island



Kaufman Development expects to begin demolishing East Franklinton’s National Office Warehouse and neighboring Phillip’s Original Coney Island in the coming days.

The Columbus developer has acquired the two buildings and surrounding land - 4.4 acres in all - on West Broad Street, planning to clear the site before breaking ground on its mixed-use development in the spring, CEO Brett Kaufman said.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/14/kaufman-acquires-franklinton-sites-demolition.html
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« Reply #375 on: March 17, 2017, 09:42:10 AM »
Mapping the top property owners in East Franklinton



I’ve been writing a lot lately about development plans in Franklinton.

The long-blighted and formerly flood-prone neighborhood is not exactly the city's main hub of employment and economic activity – usual prerequisites to warrant attention from Central Ohio’s business community.

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« Reply #376 on: March 20, 2017, 02:56:59 PM »
Big mixed-use project in Franklinton ready to kick off



Five years after Franklinton’s crime-ridden Riverside-Bradley public housing complex was torn down, new apartments and retail will be going up in its place.

The joint venture behind the newly named River & Rich project will host a groundbreaking ceremony April 3.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/20/big-mixed-use-project-in-franklinton-ready-to-kick.html
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« Reply #377 on: March 20, 2017, 05:32:54 PM »
Finally!

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« Reply #378 on: March 23, 2017, 03:33:00 PM »
More art studios, event space and apartments coming to Franklinton



With a risky real estate investment paying off, the owner of 400 West Rich is ready to redevelop neighboring properties in Franklinton.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/23/more-art-studios-event-space-and-apartments-coming.html
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« Reply #379 on: March 24, 2017, 09:50:28 AM »
Mount Carmel West reveals priorities for Franklinton campus



A farmer’s market, more space for medical and nutrition classes, parkland and nearby affordable housing are part of Mount Carmel West’s prescription for a healthier Franklinton neighborhood.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/24/mount-carmel-west-reveals-priorities-for.html
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« Reply #380 on: March 27, 2017, 10:58:27 AM »
Franklinton is finally getting its grocery store
By Carrie Ghose, Staff Reporter - Columbus Business First
March 24, 2017, 1:01pm EDT


Franklinton is getting a grocery store with a cafe, two years after Lower Lights Christian Health Center proposed opening one because commercial grocers refuse to operate in the neighborhood just west of downtown.  A $300,000 grant from the West Side Community Fund, a joint initiative of the city of Columbus and Hollywood Casino Columbus, allows the project to move ahead, said Ann Schiele, chief strategy officer of the nonprofit, federally supported health clinic.
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Lower Lights, at 1160 W. Broad St., has hired a grocery manager and is finalizing a design with Columbus contractor Brexton LLC.  The target opening is Sept. 1.  ...  The grocery and cafe will front Broad Street, re-opening boarded windows and adding sidewalk seating.  It will take up the last undeveloped 4,500 square feet on first floor of the 48,000-square-foot building, and upstairs the clinic will add a 1,500-square-foot commercial kitchen.

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Re: Columbus: Franklinton Developments and News
« Reply #381 on: March 28, 2017, 03:55:44 PM »
Columbus-Franklin County agency's financing to save Kaufman $1.7M on Franklinton project



The developer of a large mixed-use project in Franklinton is getting some assistance with financing from a public agency.

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« Reply #382 on: May 05, 2017, 11:29:53 PM »
Nonprofit giving historic building in Franklinton a $900K facelift, also developing affordable housing

The Columbus-based affordable housing and economic development arm of a behavioral services nonprofit is renovating a historic three-story office building and neighboring former print shop for commercial use in west Franklinton as it seeks funding for two housing developments in the neighborhood.

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« Reply #383 on: May 09, 2017, 11:09:15 AM »
A.D. Farrow doubling size of dealership in latest investment for Franklinton
By Evan Weese, Staff reporter - Columbus Business First
Updated: April 14, 2017, 1:22pm EDT


America’s oldest Harley Davidson dealer is expanding in Columbus’ oldest neighborhood.  A.D. Farrow Co. plans to double the size of its 491 W. Broad Street dealership west of downtown, where it has been located since 1941 and where property developers are investing in new housing, retail and office projects.
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The company will add 15,000 square feet to an existing 15,000-square-foot building.  A two-story showroom will front West Broad Street, with natural light “to show off the craftsmanship” of the motorcycles, Althoff said.  The facade will feature a new slogan, “America’s Oldest Harley Dealer,” below the A.D. Farrow Co. logo.

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Re: Columbus: Franklinton Developments and News
« Reply #384 on: May 09, 2017, 11:10:07 AM »
An update on the Lower Lights grocery store planned for 1160 W. Broad Street:



City supports nonprofit grocery store for Franklinton
By Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch
Updated: May 2, 2017 - 6:31 AM


The Columbus City Council on Monday approved $150,000 from the Westside Community Fund to help pay for the grocery store to be run by Lower Lights Christian Health Center at 1160 W. Broad Street.  Lower Lights plans to build a 5,000-square-foot nonprofit grocery store and cafe at the site, selling fresh produce and other items.

Fifteen jobs will be created at the store, which should be open by late October, said Ann Schiele, Lower Lights’ chief strategy officer. ... The total cost of the project is $1.5 million.  Lower Lights has obtained private financing for the development and is raising money to help pay off that debt, she said.  So far, $700,000 has been raised, including the $150,000 from the city fund.

Lower Lights bought the building in 2009.  The site is where Anthony-Thomas Candy made its treats from 1970 to 1994. ... The city and Penn National Gaming, owner of the casino near the Westland Mall site, agreed to create the West Side Community Fund to help pay for development and charitable projects in that part of town as part of a settlement agreement in 2011 to resolve annexation and utility issues.

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