Gentrification ‘Without the Negative’

Nearly a quarter of the homes in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio are vacant. In 2011, an arts group moved into an abandoned factory in the area to create 400 West Rich Street, a community that now leases space to woodworkers, performance artists, a coffee shop, painters, sculptors, and others.

Hipsterisation is really a more accurate term, but it’s still nice to see.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.