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.


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.


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.

Sam Hendren / 89.7 NPR News

A door-to-door campaign to install free smoke detectors continued today in the Franklinton neighborhood near downtown Columbus.  The program is a joint effort of the American Red Cross, the Columbus Fire Department and volunteers from Nationwide Insurance.

11:00 Our very own German Village is known nationally for its transformation, preservation and revitalization in the 1970s. Supporters of Franklinton are hoping for this same reaction to their revitalization efforts. On this hour, we'll talk about historic preservation across the country and in Columbus. Guests

10:00 The neighborhood of Franklinton is like a staple in the history of our capital city of Columbus. It seemed to be situated for many years on the wrong side of the river, but the flood wall in 2004 brought hope of both new commerce and stable home ownership to the area. Some parts have succeeded over time, but obstacles still remain. On this hour of "All Sides," we're talking about Franklinton during a special broadcast in front of a live studio audience at WOSU@COSI downtown.

Franklinton Area Development

Jun 14, 2010

Franklinton is primed for redevelopment. A discussion of some of the issues surrounding its revitalization, with Franklinton Area Commission chair Carol Stewart, Holy Family Church Pastor Kevin Lutz and The Other Paper reporter Stephanie Greegor.