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Pump House rezoning request moves to council

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A recommendation to rezone the city's historic Pump House to a more limited use before city officials sell it was approved by the Columbus Plan Commission Wednesday night.

The Columbus City Council will consider the rezoning at 6 p.m. March 4 at City Hall council chambers.

City officials hope to have a private investor purchase the Pump House, 148 Lindsey St., and invest about 2.5 million to upgrade its interior for a use such as a restaurant, a food co-op, a museum or a brew pub. The zoning request would limit the possible uses, and the city plans to ask the developer through an easement requirement to save the historical exterior of the building. The building is eligible for historic landmark status.

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