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Rehab Activity Picking up Steam on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rehab Activity Picking up Steam on Near East Side

Neighborhood leaders and city officials are cautiously optimistic about a recent uptick in rehab activity on the Near East Side. John Turner, Administrator of the city’s Land Redevelopment Office, said that 23 homes — all vacant and in need of serious work when they were bought from the city’s land bank — are currently in […]

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Mayor Ginther Focuses on Safety, Schools and Neighborhoods in 2016 State of the City Address

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Ginther Focuses on Safety, Schools and Neighborhoods in 2016 State of the City Address

Tonight, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther took part in his first State of the City Address, utilizing the event to provide details on plans that will address some of the city’s biggest issues during his first year in office. Some of the big focus areas that Ginther spent the most time discussing include improvements to local […]

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Columbus Makes Efforts Toward Sustainability

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Makes Efforts Toward Sustainability

A recent data byte by Community Research Partners in Columbus showed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the suburbs to be more than twice those in Downtown Columbus. The source data is from a report by the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley, which assesses the nation’s efforts toward resource consumption reduction. According to […]

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The Best of Powell

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Powell

Powell is a small-but-rapidly-growing suburban city on the north side of Columbus, and over the past several years it has become a hotspot for new local restaurants and businesses. We asked Columbus Underground readers about their favorite new additions to Powell in our Best of 2015 survey, and they responded by nominating the Prohibition Gastro […]

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The Best of Worthington

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Worthington

Many Columbus suburbs have seen a surge in the opening of new local restaurants, retail stores and other businesses which is bringing great new amenities to those areas. That was evident in the City of Worthington in 2015, as our readers picked out their favorite new additions in our annual Best of Columbus survey. At […]

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The Best of Grandview

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Grandview

While the city of Grandview Heights is technically a suburban municipality, separate from Columbus, what is known as the “Grandview Area” typically extends beyond its borders into the Columbus neighborhood of Fifth by Northwest — or 5xNW for short. That was clearly evident in the results of our 2015 reader survey when we asked about […]

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The Best of Bexley

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Bexley

2015 was a big year for the suburb of Bexley. Many new stores and restaurants opened their doors (and construction began on a major new Giant Eagle grocery store), giving our readers plenty to choose from when asked about their favorite new additions to the city. The number one choice from our readers survey turned […]

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