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Columbus was featured Wednesday on StreetsBlog, a national online resource focused on sustainable transit, smart growth and livable streets. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a very positive article. The main focus was on the recent proposal for a new highway interchange at I-71 and Routes 36/37 (previously discussed here). The StreetsBlog article goes on to discuss our city’s development patterns and the impact that highway development and sprawl has on retail development.

You can read the full StreetsBlog article at streetsblog.net.

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5 Responses to Columbus Sprawl Featured on StreetsBlog

  1. dru
    dru May 27, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm

    it was unfortunately not a very positive article because they seem to have overlooked a lot of details in their description about everything else in Columbus in order to describe the proposed development in Delaware as unnecessary.  while i subscribe to their main point, their backing points are largely exaggerated or wrong.

  2. bldng4jstc
    bldng4jstc May 27, 2011 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm

    Columbus has not done well on streetsblog in general, which as a whole is probably warranted:
    http://streetsblog.net/2010/11/04/columbus-developers-transit-riders-are-bad-for-business/
    http://streetsblog.net/2009/02/06/columbus-downtown-mall-to-be-demolished/

    Streetsblog outside NY tends to only focus on major stories and not on things like my ‘feeling’ as a cyclist in Columbus.

  3. bldng4jstc
    bldng4jstc May 27, 2011 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm

    I think the main point of “new development” is not new but simply “moved development” is a great point and gives a more regional view to the topic instead of just looking at how hot Delaware county has become.

  4. marypoppinzzz
    marypoppinzzz May 29, 2011 3:51 am at 3:51 am

    I’m super excited about this.

  5. Jeftrokat
    Jeftrokat May 31, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am

    This article is negative, but we deserve it! What is the local leadership thinking?  A new mall to kill Polaris! Wasn’t Polaris bad enough?

    The lifespan of shopping centers is getting shorter and blighted concrete wastelands are left behind like scar tissue.  How far can these malls move from the urban core before they become unfeasable?

    When will development start moving in the other direction?

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