Village Pointe set to change The Avenue

No one can say that Jeff May doesn’t have vision.  The one-time owner of Bobb Chevrolet and the southwest corner of Parsons and Livingston Avenues carefully watched the expansion plans of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  He observed how the rebuilding of I-70 and I-71 would bring increased traffic to Parsons.  He noted the increased demand for …

Design for New Parsons Avenue Library Unvieled

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has released the initial design for the new Parsons Avenue library.  The new facility, located on the west side of The Avenue between Stewart and Deshler, is designed by Columbus-based architecture firm Moody-Nolan.  It clearly is inspired by similar looking library branches on Livingston Avenue in Driving Park and on Cleveland …

Making it family style

A group of judges gathers daily at 6 am in a cheerful, light-filled room on the corner of Parsons and Livingston Avenues. They order strong coffee and doctor their breakfast plates from the lazy Susan they bought personally to park at their morning post. This is the kind of gathering place Jeff and Marie May …

A century old anchor puts a new stake in the ground

Angela Mingo remembers when there was no “Nationwide” before the name “Children’s Hospital”—before the Columbus-based financial company provided the largest gift in the hospital’s history. She remembers when its campus was nearly a million square feet smaller. And when the surrounding area of Parsons and Livingston Avenues looked and felt drastically different. Director of Community …

Area residents rally for revitalization

The most effective revitalization efforts are the ones local residents have a stake — and a role in. That’s exactly what Sherri Palmer, manager of the city’s Keep Columbus Beautiful program. The most effective revitalization efforts are the ones local residents have a stake — and a role in. That’s exactly what Sherri Palmer, manager …