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Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Forty-six million Americans live in poverty. That’s one in ten people. More than half of them, around 12.4 million, live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. Carol Naughton, a founding staff member of Purpose Built Communities, spoke at the Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on Wednesday about the effects on the people living in these neighborhoods and […]

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Project Update: Poindexter Village Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Poindexter Village Site

Even though the Poindexter Village redevelopment has been in the news recently, the scale of the development and the progress made so far might still come as a surprise to anyone who doesn’t regularly pass by the 16-acre site on the Near East Side. Since the project was awarded a $30 million federal grant through […]

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Near East Side Historical Building to be Repurposed

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Near East Side Historical Building to be Repurposed

One of 35 historical buildings that occupied the former site of the Poindexter Village affordable housing complex is awaiting sufficient funds and a purpose. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) demolished 33 of the buildings a couple years ago to make way for its redevelopment project, Poindexter Place apartments. The 450-unit, updated complex was started […]

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Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

It’s taken resilience for the impoverished urban core of Columbus to get to this moment. Many didn’t make it. Many more are struggling to. The obstacles are dense and stifling. In a way, they’re a distraction from themselves. People are too busy navigating each minute to be able to look around and ask why and […]

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Near East Side Grocery Co-op Quietly Closes Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Grocery Co-op Quietly Closes Doors

When it was announced in March that a new frozen yogurt shop was opening at 85 Parsons Avenue, it was mentioned in passing that the former tenant was also closing. That tenant was the Near East Side Co-op, which called the location home for about a year after relocating from 1117 Oak Street. Former Co-op Board […]

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Construction Roundup: Near East Side, Bexley, Children’s Hospital & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Near East Side, Bexley, Children’s Hospital & More

While the city’s Near East Side may not be quite as bustling with new urban development as Italian Village, the University District, or even the Historic Dublin area, there’s still quite a bit of noteworthy construction going on. As Urban Development writer Brent Warren detailed last month, Olde Towne East has seen a lot of […]

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Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

The next phase of the multi-part Interstate 70/71 “Columbus Crossroads” construction project has officially been pushed back another year to 2018, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Transportation. This phase, known as the “Project 2D — East Interchange” includes the highway intersection where I-71 and I-70 meet on the southeast side of Downtown […]

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