North of Broad

Homeport supports Bike the C-Bus 2014, KLD start

Homeport is proud to support Bike the C-Bus, organized by Yay Bikes!, for the SEVENTH straight year. The 2014 edition of the ride will start and finish in front of the historic Lincoln Theatre at the Homeport Gallery. The route will also highlight North of Broad where our Homeport Home Ownership department is continuing neighborhood revitalization, plus NOBO on Long Condominiums on the corner of East Long and North 21st Street as it meanders through Columbus neighborhoods. In 2013, 615 participants gathered on E. Long St. to ride through the city and return for lunch and entertainment.

Registration is open for Bike the C-Bus 2014 at bikethecbus.com.

Homeport supports Bike the C-Bus 2013, highlights NOBO

Homeport is proud to support Bike the C-Bus, a collaboration of Yay Bikes! and Long Street Businessmen's Association, for the sixth year. The 2013 edition of the ride will start and finish in front of the historic Lincoln Theatre at the Homeport Gallery. The route will also highlight North of Broad where our Homeport Home Ownership department is continuing neighborhood revitalization on North 20th and 22nd, plus NOBO on Long Condominiums on the corner of East Long and North 21st Street.

Registration is open for Bike the C-Bus 2013 at bikethecbus.com.

Homeport Home Ownership rolls out new designs [UPDATED]

UPDATE 05.31.2013 The first of our new models is scheduled for completion by the end of June! At 275 N 22nd Street–where less than a year ago stood a run-down, vacant house–soon a Louis Sway 3 bed, 2 bath home will be ready for a new to family to move into. The Louis models are Homeport Home Ownership's first venture into single-story homes in North of Broad, built in response to changing homebuyer preferences. Along with our Eartha models (scheduled for completion by the end of summer), our newest homes combine tradition, convenience, and environmental design. Scroll down to see a time lapse video of the beginning stages of construction!

With the hopes of appealing to a wider audience, Homeport Home Ownership has launched new home designs, beginning in the North of Broad neighborhood. Whether you are looking for a small and cozy space, solar panels to offset your electrical usage, or simply a new-build home in a historically-rich neighborhood, these latest models have something for everyone.

The homes below will be the first to hit the market, but stay tuned for even more to come in the future!

Smaller Footprint, Simple Living

Sustainably Solar

Neighborhood marketing plan highlighted at national conference

When the NeighborWorks America Stable Communities Initiative was starting to develop their new Home Marketing and Sales Guide, Homeport was honored to provide insight from our own experiences as an example for others to learn from. Our North of Broad neighborhood, where much has been learned in its eight years of redevelopment, served as the perfect case study.

Abigail Mack and Emily Moser, Homeport Home Ownership’s Director and Project Manager, presented the NoBo Marketing Strategy to a national audience at NeighborWorks' most recent Training Institute in Portland, Oregon. The workshop served as a roll-out for the new guide–providing an overview and offering creative strategies, customizable tools, and practical advice to assist participants in developing and implementing a successful home marketing and sales program.

For more information on the Home Marketing and Sales Guide and to see how it can be put to use in your community, please visit the Stable Communities Initiative website.

African Rhythms in Paint, Act 2

Homeport Gallery is welcoming Suzanne Accetta back with her body of work, African Rhythms in Paint, Act 2.  Come help us celebrate the opening of the exhibit!

Stop by for art, light refreshments, and the chance to chat with the artist!

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
Location: 779 E Long St (next to the Lincoln Theatre)

If you cannot make it out for the reception, the exhibit will be up through July 7th.

RSVP and invite your Facebook friends!

Suzanne Accetta has been drawing and painting for over thirty-five years. Accetta’s paintings are exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in public, private and corporate collections as well as juried exhibitions. In May 2011, her series African Rhythms in Paint was the inaugural exhibition for the new Homeport Gallery at the Lincoln Theatre. Accetta was featured in Columbus Monthly, American Artist Magazine, Watercolorpainting.com and in the book The Complete Colored Pencil Book. Her biography is included in Who’s Who In American Art. Recently, Accetta was selected to appear in two publications; The Best Of Worldwide Watermedia and The Best Of America Portraits And Figures. Presently she works primarily in watercolor and in all her art, she tries to emphasize character, expression and feeling. Calvin J. Goodman wrote in the July, 1989 issue of American Artist Magazine, “Accetta tries to employ some narrative elements in every painting. She is a keen student of faces and human anatomy. As a result, her work shows great empathy for her subjects.” Accetta is a much sought after lecturer, demonstrator, juror, and teacher. She has illustrated children’s books for Continental Press and teaches drawing and painting at Otterbein University in the Department of Theatre and Dance. 

 

 

Pop-up art takes NoBo by storm

Longtime home to the Lincoln Theatre, and most recently Homeport Gallery, the King-Lincoln District is no stranger to the Columbus arts scene. But the neighborhood has never experienced anything like what is to come this summer.

Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space has announced its summer series of pop-up projects and exhibitions, which culminate in a neighborhood crawl on May 18. The event will present over ten exhibitions and projects from local and regional artists; creations span a multitude of mediums including sound, interactive performance, a massive camera obscura, invasive sculpture, text, and art “in the dark”.

28 artists will be represented in the crawl, which will lead visitors from house to house along N 20th and 21st streets in Homeport’s North of Broad neighborhood in the King-Lincoln District. Food carts will also be present, celebrating both the artists and the neighborhood in which these pieces live.

Rooms to Let supports projects that are social, individual, site-specific, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Artists are asked to acknowledge both the status of the house and the property's role within its neighborhood; the primary goal is in bringing a neighborly familiarity to contemporary art practice. Through incredibly diverse and experimental projects, Rooms to Let supports a rare mix of artists and visitors who leave considering the function of art and place, and, of course, the opportunities of unoccupied homes.

You can RSVP on Facebook by clicking here. 

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About Rooms to Let

Rooms to Let was founded in 2010 by local artist and curator Melissa Vogley Woods as a means to provide artists the opportunity to work in diverse environments. By placing artists within an anomalous environment, Rooms to Let challenges the traditional constructs of an exhibition space and supports the local development of contemporary art and public art projects.  http://roomstolettemporaryartspace.com 

Rooms to Let supports projects that are social, individual, site-specific, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Artists are asked to acknowledge both the status of the house and the property's role within its neighborhood; the primary goal is in bringing a neighborly familiarity to contemporary art practice. Through incredibly diverse and experimental projects, Rooms to Let supports a rare mix of artists and visitors who leave considering the function of art and place, and, of course, the opportunities of unoccupied homes.

Reception at Homeport Gallery

Please join us for a reception as we celebrate the closing of Jazz: An Improvisation, featuring the work of Mike Fields, Stephen Pariser, and James E. Wright. The show includes a diverse history of jazz with photographic, portraiture, and abstract perspectives.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit The Jazz Academy of the Jazz Arts Group, located in the historic Lincoln Theatre.

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Location: 779 E Long St (next to the Lincoln Theatre)

If you cannot make it out for the reception, the exhibit will be up through December 2nd.

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook!


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Artist Reception with Kojo Kamau and Kevin D. Willis

Columbus: 2000s and Beyond

Help us celebrate the newest artists at Homeport Gallery!

The Artists:

Kojo Kamau, a Columbus, Ohio native has exhibited his photographs throughout the Midwest and has collected numerous awards including the 2006 Ohioanna Library Career Award, the 2004 Columbus Winterfair Award of Excellence, the 2005 and 2000 Dublin, Ohio Arts Festival Jurors Choice Award and  the 1999 Contemporary Works of Faith ’99 Jurors’ Award at the Schumacher Gallery in Bexley, Ohio. His photography retrospective sponsored by the Upper Arlington, Ohio Cultural Arts Commission, was chosen one of the Best Exhibitions of 1999 by the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper. In 1998 he received the Juror’s Merit Award at the Three Rivers Art Festival in Pittsburgh and the 1997 Outstanding Artist Award from the Columbus Public Schools and  the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery.

His photographs have traveled with the Columbus Museum of Art’s  Elijah Pierce collection to the Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of African American Life and Culture in Dallas, the Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia; and the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, N.M., to name a few.

Kevin Willis, also a Columbus native, has studied and worked with black and white and color film for over 40 years.  Since 2000, Kevin Willis has found inspiration in digital photography and media using Photoshop.  He has created strong images of architectural structures, cityscapes and landscapes.  His newer work also includes candid and posed portraiture.  Kevin's work has shown in many local and national forums winning numerous awards. 

More information about Homeport gallery can be found here.

More of Kojo Kamau's work can be seen here.  You can also see Kevin D. Willis' work here.

Were you AWARE that all of our new Homeport homes are built to sustainable, accessible standards?

Franklin County and the City of Columbus are adopting the AWARE Green/Universal Design Manual as the performance standard for the construction and renovation of federally-funded residential projects. AWARE stands for:

Accessible
Water Conservation
Air Quality
Resource Conscious
Energy Efficient 

The AWARE Manual was designed to achieve Enterprise Green Communities Standards.

The AWARE Manual will provide new and existing housing stock to residents of Franklin County and Columbus that is healthier, more accessible, resource conscious, and environmentally friendly. The City and County are committed to promoting AWARE green and universal design standards of construction throughout Franklin County and Columbus. 

Healthier Homes

    • Testing and mitigating radon gas, if necessary, (a main cause of lung cancer)
    • Active/forced or passive air systems to bring fresh air into the home
    • Ventilation to remove moisture, which causes mold and mildew
    • Integrated pest control using non-chemical methods
    • Low/No VOC products:
      • Paints
      • Adhesives
      • Carpet
      • Floor tiles and sheet goods
      • Bathroom and kitchen cabinets 
More Accessible Homes
  • No-step entry (making it wheelchair accessible)
  • Wider doorways and halls (making them wheelchair accessible)
  • Wider stairways (for future installation of a stair lift)
  • 1st floor bath and bedroom (making home accessible to all)
  • Providing floor space and fixtures to accommodate wheelchair access in bathrooms and kitchens
  • 1st floor laundry (accessible to all)
  • Lever handle faucets (easy operation for all)
  • Lever handle door locks/latches (easy operation for all)
  • Wood blocking in the walls (for future installation of grab bars)
  • Positioning the height of wall outlets, switches, thermostats, door locksets and cabinet handles (accessible to all) 

Resource and Energy Conscious Homes 

  • 90% + gas forced air furnaces
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures
    • commodes
    • faucets
    • shower heads
  • Better house insulation
  • Using Energy Star-Rated:
    • Windows and doors
    • Appliances
    • Light fixtures
    • Fans
    • Hot water heaters
Environmentally-Friendly Homes
      • Recycling construction waste
      • Using recycled materials/products
      • Using a detailed framing plan to reduce material waste wood without compromising structural integrity
      • Creating a framing order waste factor limit holding the waste material to 10% or less
      • Using pre-cut or pre-assembled building systems or methods
      • Use materials from renewable resources or agricultural byproducts
Look for the AWARE  logo on the home listing page.

AWARE resources at Franklin County Board of Commissioners Economic and Development

Why rent when you can own for as low as $650/month?

Call us today at 614-545-4826 to see if you qualify for below market 30 year fixed financing! Or, send us a message with our web form.

It’s a great time to buy a NoBo on Long Condominium, with payments as low as $650/month!

  • Carefree, convenient condominium living
  • Energy-efficient 1 and 2 bedroom townhomes with garage
  • Select your own finishes!
  • Low fixed interest, no PMI, and low down payment mortgage options available*
  • Reduced taxes on all units!
  • Ask about grants and current offers
  • More information at NoBo on Long Condominium section

*For qualified buyers. 

Call us today at 614-545-4826 to see if you qualify for below market 30 year fixed financing!

 

North of Broad Development

NoBo (North of Broad) part of the King Lincoln District North of Broad is a development in the King-Lincoln District, developed by Homeport, www.HomeportColumbus.com, in collaboration with the City of Columbus. The vision for North of Broad (NOBO) is to develop an economically diverse urban community that sets a new standard in Columbus for neighborhood revitalization. We’re right downtown. Ideally located just minutes from downtown Columbus and the airport. Our homes are grand and we’re Columbus’ center for Jazz. Things are boppin’ at North of Broad. In a three block area we have built over 30 new homes and renovated several historic homes.

The NoBo Community is being revitalized as new residents work side by side with long-time residents to form block watches, tend community gardens and build a new civic association.