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Construction at River & Rich in Franklinton.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus leaders baked in the Tuesday morning sun at River And Rich to promote a new tax abatement strategy aimed at increasing Columbus’ stock of affordable housing.

Adora Namigadde / WOSU

One afternoon, Johnetta Thomas is visiting Lower Lights Christian Health Center for check-up. She lives five houses down from the nonprofit in Columbus’ Franklinton neighborhood - but lives quite a bit further away from other necessities. 

Artist rendering of the redeveloped Mount Carmel campus in Franklinton
Mount Carmel Health System

Mount Carmel Health System plans to start demolishing Mount Carmel West hospital in Franklinton next November.

City of Columbus

Columbus city officials have announced the developer for a 20 acre project on the Scioto Peninsula. Buckingham Companies, based in Indianapolis, will spearhead a massive construction project that will alter the Franklinton neighborhood.

All Sides Weekend: Urban Art and Urban Renewal

Aug 25, 2017
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Today at 11am 

Host, Clare Roth, talks with community members and creators about the Columbus take on public art and urban renewal. This weekend marks the 10 year anniversary for the Urban Scrawl arts festival, held in the Franklinton Arts District.

Franklinton being a site of much change and development in the city has used art to spur changes in the community- we'll look at that and more. 

Debbie Holmes

Seventeen-year-old Andrew Cain likes building things with his hands. Earning $10 an hour, the West High School graduate is one of eight trainees using power tools to rehabilitate a duplex on Chicago Avenue in Franklinton. 

Columbus Police body camera footage

Columbus Police on Thursday released video of the department’s first officer-involved shooting to be captured by police body cameras.

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A 30-year old man shot by Columbus Police officers last Friday in Franklinton died Monday morning from his injuries. But the case is raising some questions.

Nativity set at Jubilee Museum in Columbus neighborhood of Franklinton.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

A plain old Columbus building with a soup kitchen in the basement houses the largest diversified collection of Catholic art in the country, according to the Vatican.

The Jubilee Museum which started as a small hobby collection is now a resource for Central Ohio churches.

WOSU

Since 2012, the city of Columbus has torn down more than 1,000 vacant houses to improve neighborhoods. 

But the city is having trouble developing the lots.

One goal was to rebuild single family homes, but that’s only happened a few dozen times. One reason is the process is tough for average home buyers to navigate.

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