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Plans To Demolish Vets Memorial Move Forward

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The east facade of Veterans Memorial faces the Scioto River and downtown Columbus
12:26PM
July
8, 2014

The Franklin County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a firm that will draw up plans to raze the 60 year old building.

Loss Of Vets Memorial Performance Space Hard To Replace

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Franklin County Veterans Memorial
11:03PM
December
8, 2013

For decades, the Franklin County Veterans Memorial complex has been a popular venue for all sorts of cultural performances and sporting events such as The Arnold Classic. But now that county commissioners plan to demolish the building to make way for a smaller memorial, regular patrons are looking for alternative spaces.

Commissioners OK Demolition Of Vets Memorial

An exterier view of Veteran's Memorial. Inside these walls is a room with names of  local men and women who perished in wartime.
Franklin County Commissioners passed a resolution to approve a contract with the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation. The contract calls for demolition of Vets Memorial.
12:22PM
December
3, 2013

Franklin County Commissioners have cleared the way for demolition of Vet’s Memorial. It’s part of a project to spruce up the west side of the Scioto River. But some veterans are not happy, and at least one group may still try to stop it.

Veterans Group May Pursue Ballot Initiative To Save Vets Memorial

An exterier view of Veteran's Memorial. Inside these walls is a room with names of  local men and women who perished in wartime.
A group of veterans may soon begin to gather signatures for a possible ballot issue to save Vets Memorial.
4:42PM
December
2, 2013

A group of veterans opposed to the demolition of Vets Memorial said it may try to stop the re-development plans by taking the issue to voters.

Commissioners OK Contract To Raze Vets Memorial

An exterier view of Veteran's Memorial. Inside these walls is a room with names of  local men and women who perished in wartime.
Franklin County Commissioners support a redevelopment contract that would demolish Veterans Memorial to make way for a new one that would include a museum.
5:29PM
November
26, 2013

Franklin County Commissioners announced Tuesday they will support a contract that would lead to the demolition of Vets Memorial. The issue has been hotly contested by veterans.