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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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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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