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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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The List: 13 Most Endangered Buildings in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 13 Most Endangered Buildings in Columbus

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced their annual “Most Endangered Buildings” list this evening during the group’s annual membership meeting. The list was created to draw attention to historic properties throughout the city that are in danger of being demolished for new development, or collapsing due to long-term neglect. The 2016 list features seven properties carried […]

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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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