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Redevelopment Planned for Two Near East Side Sites

Walker Evans Walker Evans Redevelopment Planned for Two Near East Side Sites

Should two century-old buildings on Taylor Avenue be renovated or demolished? That question was asked last night at a community charette hosted by representatives of PACT, the nonprofit organization that is overseeing large-scale revitalization efforts for a portion the city’s Near East Side. While PACT’s mission touches upon everything from workforce development to early education, […]

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Input Solicited for Olde Towne East Public Art Installation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Input Solicited for Olde Towne East Public Art Installation

The Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association (OTENA) is seeking neighborhood input on a new public art installation on Parsons Avenue. The project was originally announced nearly two years ago, but the artwork component was slated to come on line as a final phase in 2017 following roadwork and utility work that needed to take place […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in The Brewery District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Top 10 Things to Do in The Brewery District

During its heyday in the nineties, The Brewery District was known as a raucous nightlife district that attracted imbibing visitors to a dozen bars crowded on South Front Street in an environment not unlike the Park Street area today. While the nightlife has moved on, the neighborhood has been reborn as more of a multipurpose area, […]

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Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Former assistant director of the Franklin Development Association, Jack Storey, officially took over as executive director of the nonprofit organization back on July 1st. Storey was officially hired as assistant director in January of this year, but has worked in community development in Ohio since 2010. He said that part of what attracted him to […]

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Fast Forward: The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Short North

Last week’s news that Kaufman Development is proposing a 10-story development in the Short North is just the latest in a recent string of announcements for the area. While the hip arts district has transformed dramatically from its beginnings in the early eighties, the next several years will see a more rapid evolution of the […]

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Voters to Decide on Columbus City Council Ward Proposal

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Voters to Decide on Columbus City Council Ward Proposal

Columbus residents will vote on August 2nd whether or not Columbus City Council needs to add six more members. Represent Columbus, a grass-roots group, leads this most recent attempt to change the Council Member election process from seven citywide positions. The goal is 13 members, with 10 coming from specific neighborhoods and three elected at-large. […]

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Huntington Announces $16 Billion Lending Plan for Low & Moderate Income Communities

Walker Evans Walker Evans Huntington Announces $16 Billion Lending Plan for Low & Moderate Income Communities

Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares unveiled their Community Development Plan today, which features a $16 billion commitment to loan programs targeted to home owners and business owners in low-income and moderate-income communities across the Midwest. “The Huntington Bank community benefits agreement is recognition of the importance to reinvest in low-income communities,” said Nate Coffman, Executive Director of Ohio CDC […]

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