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Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

The 2016 Smart City Challenge win put Columbus at the forefront of a national conversation about autonomous vehicles, and plenty of people have since weighed in with opinions about what the technology will mean for the future of cities. A group of City and Regional Planning students at OSU recently studied the issue for a studio […]

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More New Condos Coming to Olde Towne East

Brent Warren Brent Warren More New Condos Coming to Olde Towne East

More new condos are on the way in Olde Towne East. Nineteen units are scheduled to be completed by July of this year at the corner of Oak Street and South Ohio Avenue. The units are being developed by Gallas Zadeh Development and Mulberry, the same team behind a 15-unit project just down the street […]

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Renovation Planned for Historic Franklin Avenue Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Historic Franklin Avenue Building

A proposal to renovate a former car dealership on the Near East Side is working its way through the city’s approval process. The plan calls for 15 residential units on the second floor, about 7,550 square feet of first floor commercial space and three small outdoor patios. The first floor of the building, located at […]

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Proposal Calls for Three-Story Building at Maennerchor Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Three-Story Building at Maennerchor Site

A proposal to build a three-story, 18-unit residential building at 966 S. High St. was presented to the Brewery District Commission last night. The plan calls for the demolition of a two-and-a-half story building – along with its one-story front addition – that sits immediately north of the Valters at Maennerchor restaurant, where the Columbus Maennerchor […]

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Fast Forward: North Fourth Street in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: North Fourth Street in Italian Village

While the High Street stretch of the Short North has become very well known as ground zero for construction, there’s an even larger amount of new development occurring along the strip of North Fourth Street in Italian Village just two blocks east. Just a few short years ago, this street was best known for being […]

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Making Columbus Age Friendly: A Note from City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano

Michael Stinziano Michael Stinziano Making Columbus Age Friendly: A Note from City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano

We’re getting older. While your first reaction might be an eye roll for saying the obvious, I want you to think about the fact that we are all experiencing the obstacles of aging on a daily basis. Older neighborhoods in cities like Columbus have cracked sidewalks, crosswalks that offer little time to cross busy streets, […]

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4 Tips to Cure Your Holiday Spending Hangover

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis 4 Tips to Cure Your Holiday Spending Hangover

Have the holidays left you scared to log in to check your credit card account? This might sound familiar, and it’s what we like to call the “Holiday Spending Hangover,” and unfortunately, it’s not one that an Advil and glass of water will cure. (Although it may help.) According to USA Today, it will take […]

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