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Jeff Speck on Building Walkable Neighborhoods in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Jeff Speck on Building Walkable Neighborhoods in Columbus

The Great Placemakers Lab kicks off Tuesday, September 16th at the Westin Great Southern Hotel downtown. Organizers promise a diverse lineup of speakers, neighborhood tours and activities, all united by the common theme of building great neighborhoods. One facet of a great neighborhood is its walkability, and Jeff Speck may be the foremost expert on […]

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10 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 10 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Wine is not a product that is hard to come by in Columbus. Every grocery store has a selection, some of which have grown to be pretty impressive in recent years. Even CVS has a wine shelf (even if they did just stop selling cigarettes, which means wine is still classified as a healthy product, right?). […]

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City Attorney Pfeiffer Launches Neighborhood Video Series

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Attorney Pfeiffer Launches Neighborhood Video Series

The best way to get to know your neighborhood is to get out there and explore it in person. Or, as Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer likes to put it: “take a mosey”. “Moseying is an expression I’ve used for decades,” said Pfeiffer. “It means getting out into the community, visiting neighborhoods, talking to people […]

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Grandview Yard Gets LEED Neighborhood Certification

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grandview Yard Gets LEED Neighborhood Certification

Only a small fraction of the 100+ acres of the Grandview Yard development footprint has been complete, but the project just landed a major feather in its cap with one of the first LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) Silver designations in the Midwest. As recognized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED-ND means that Grandview Yard […]

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Best Neighborhood of 2013: Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Neighborhood of 2013: Short North

The Short North is a neighborhood that is constantly evolving. Many new large-scale developments are filling in vacant lots (The Hub, Fireproof, The Joseph) with more proposed development on the way (Parkside on Pearl, Poplar Building, Hubbard Park Place). And with those new developments come chain establishments large (Anthropologie, Chipotle) and small (Bakersfield, Melt). But […]

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Pandora Tackles Parking, Shopping and Other Short North Issues

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pandora Tackles Parking, Shopping and Other Short North Issues

The Short North gained a new leader in August as Betsy Pandora took the reigns as the Executive Director of The Short North Alliance. She’s only been on the job for two months, but she’s already involved in event planning, retail development, marketing, advocacy, parking policies and other important focus areas. We had the opportunity […]

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Renovated Milo-Grogan Recreation Center Reopens

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renovated Milo-Grogan Recreation Center Reopens

The newly renovated Milo-Grogan Recreation Center officially reopened today at a dedication ceremony that involved community residents and civic leaders. The former 9,500 square foot building was constructed in 1976 and was the smallest recreation center in Columbus. The new expanded facility is 16,000 square feet and includes a new gym, art room, dance studio, […]

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