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Following is a short listing of recent Compact-supported developments ... the Compact makes a big impact with its signature projects and its work revitalizing central city neighborhoods.




Franklin Park Condominiums

Franklin Park Condominiums merge green living with a cosmopolitan urban lifestyle.

This unique development will infuse Art Noveau’s “green” ideas of the past with the contemporary living of today. Nature walks, bike trails, water features, tennis courts, public art, Wolfe Park, Nelson Park, Alum Creek and the ultimate display of award winning landscaping will be only steps from your front door. In addition, workout facilities, places of worship, magnet and private schools, are within an easy walk.

Located one block south of Franklin Park, the city’s premier urban park, Franklin Park Condominiums will be within two blocks of the restored historic enclaves of Franklin Park South, Franklin Avenue and Bryden Road.

Franklin Park Condominiums will be newly built from the ground up and are geared for people who are seeking an affordable, low maintenance alternative in an authentic historic neighborhood. Construction is expected to begin in late spring of 2008, move in by early 2009.

Pre-sale buyers have incentive pricing and the ability to select all interior unit finishes at reduced pricing. We have extensive options in granite, wood, flooring, cabinets, carpet and painting schemes.

Franklin Park Condominiums merge value, ecology, nature conservation, diversity, and an active lifestyle into one location for a total life-in-balance approach to living.

Contact Helen Nilsson for more information:
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  •  32 flats & 20 town homes - 708 to 2,093 square feet

  •  Priced from $119,000 to $246,000

  •  100% tax abatement for 15 years

  •  Nightlife, arts & entertainment 5 minutes away

  •  Exterior detailing designed to complement the historic
      fabric of the surrounding neighborhood

  •  Private parking & secure gated entrance & garages

  •  Green space and exceptional landscaping

  •  One block from Franklin Park, city’s premier urban park

  •  Half mile from interstate interchanges I-71 & I-70

  •  Standard high-end amenities including:

č  Stainless steel kitchen appliances

č  Granite countertops

č  Central air

č  Washer dryer hookups

č  Hardwood floors & ceramic tile

č  Optional features include washer/dryer

č  Gas fireplace, finished lofts



Sherman Oak Condominiums

Sherman Oak Condominiums

With our partners, we are redeveloping a vacant and abandoned 15-unit apartment building at 143-151 Sherman Avenue in the Olde Towne East neighborhood, and we are converting it to condominiums. The project cost is $1.2 million.  As of summer 2009, the first seven units are complete and occupied as apartments, with the remaining units scheduled to come on-line in November 2009.  Each unit has tremendous natural light and a spacious sunroom. Hardwood floors, stainless steel, and butcher block counters are typical amenities, and four units have a mezannine accessed by a spiral staircase.  The units range from 650 s.f. to nearly 1,600 s.f., and are priced from $69,900 t o $159,900.  For more information, visit: www.ShermanOakCondominiums.com.


For more information, please contact:

Jonathan C. Beard 
Phone: 614.251.0926 ext. 101
Email: jbeard@colscompact.com


Heritage Square Marketplace

Heritage Square Marketplace: we are focused on developing a $9.1 million, 60,000 square foot retail/commercial business district covering three city blocks.

Our first project, completed in May 2008, is Heritage Square Marketplace: a 16,000 square foot Save-A-Lot supermarket, which will be followed immediately by another 12,000 square feet of additional retail immediately adjacent between Oakwood and Wilson avenues, on E. Main Street on the Near East Side of Columbus.


Main and Wilson retail development (North and East elevation)

Click here to view the Final Report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Proposed Undertaking Subject to a N.H.P.A. Section 106 Historic Review: 411-423 Wilson Avenue and 1209 E. Main Street


The Compact now owns, and is currently renovating, the pair of buildings at the Northeast corner of Main Street and Champion Avenue.  Together, the buildings total over 10,000 square feet, with commercial offices on the first floor and residential units upstairs.  The western building (1106-1108 E. Main) now houses Larry's Landscaping (a lawncare company) and Alpha Security Systems (a security/computer company).

Rehabilitation of the eastern building, 1112-1114 E. Main Street, is proceeding rapidly, with construction of the commercial units expected by mid-August 2009.

Near East COTA Transit Center

Located at 1125 E. Main Street, this center offers many benefits to the central Ohio community. The primary tenant for the facility is Children's Close To Home facility. Community residents have convenient access to continuous bus service (Local # 2 Main Street route and Crosstown # 81 Hudson Street route) on both E. Main Street and Champion Avenue.

COTA Transit Center (southeast view)
COTA Transit Center (southwest view)

Central Community House

Central Community House (CCH) is a private non-profit settlement house that has maintained a "quiet tradition of caring" since 1935. Today, CCH offers a variety of programs designed to strengthen family, neighborhood and community life within an identified service area that includes most of the southeast quadrant of the county. CCH is the only settlement house within this area.

Since 1965, Central Community House had operated from a house located at 1251 Bryden Road. Neither the main facility nor the child daycare program, located several blocks away in the Blackburn Recreation Center could satisfy program requirements for space. As a multi-service neighborhood center, CCH needed additional space for childcare, senior activities, youth and family programs, support groups and community organizations.

With this vision in mind, Central Community House launched a Capital Campaign to raise $2.8 million to construct a 16,500 square foot building at 1150 East Main Street. To date, CCH received commitments totaling over $2.7 million. Turner Construction Special Projects was chosen as the contractor and the new facility was completed in April 2005.


A new, larger facility has enabled CCH to increase its daily after school program capacity by 40% and the child daycare program by 45% and to bring all of programs and administrative offices under one roof. CCH also has enough space to add childcare for infants and toddlers. The new building also allows CCH to expand our employment services and trainings and contains a computer lab for both youth and adults.



Main Street Camera Program

As part of this effort, the Compact has developed a wireless security camera program on E. Main Street, connecting Pan-Tilt-Zoom security cameras from 5 off-site partner locations to a common image viewing and recording station. Streaming camera images of E. Main Street are available 24 hours a day, from any computer with Internet access.

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan C. Beard 
Phone: 614.251.0926 ext. 101
Email: jbeard@colscompact.com





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