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Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Although it hasn’t inspired the kind of spirited debate that Mayor Coleman’s idea to create a rail link to the airport has, the city’s Blueprint Columbus program – which also got a shout-out in his recent State of the City speech – could potentially have an even bigger impact on the city. The program, if […]

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Parklet Proposed for South Fourth Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Parklet Proposed for South Fourth Street

The temporary conversion of on-street metered parking spaces into public greenspace is not a new one. The national Park(ing) Day event launched in San Francisco in 2005, and Columbus officially took part in 2008 and 2009. Since then, the movement pushing for new Downtown greenspace has waned in part due to the completion of Columbus […]

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Best Hidden Gem of 2013: The Topiary Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Hidden Gem of 2013: The Topiary Park

Columbus loves its parks. Not only did Downtown’s Topiary Park narrowly edge out Frank Fetch in German Village for the second year in a row, four other parks were picked by our readers to round out the top ten hidden gems in Columbus for this year’s survey. And while it’s a bit cold outside right […]

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Dublin to Enhance Riverside Drive with Roundabout and Pedestrian Updates

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dublin to Enhance Riverside Drive with Roundabout and Pedestrian Updates

Yesterday it was announced that Crawford Hoying has plans to develop over 1,1100 residential units in a new mixed-use development at the northeast intersection of Bridge Street and Riverside Drive in Dublin. The plan would alter this area significantly from a density perspective, affecting both the thousands of new residents, workers and shoppers in the […]

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Scioto Audubon Metro Park Adds Obstacle Course

Walker Evans Walker Evans Scioto Audubon Metro Park Adds Obstacle Course

The weather is turning cool, but the Scioto Audubon Metro Park wants to keep you outside a little longer this year with the unveiling of their new Obstacle Course this weekend. The Columbus Rotary secured over $100,000 dollars in donations and services for the design and development of the facility. “This project started in 2012 […]

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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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Downtown Riverfront Park Given Green Light

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Riverfront Park Given Green Light

Two potentially transformative projects were cleared to move forward this week by Downtown Commissioners. In addition to giving their conditional approval to the 250 High development, the commission also gave a thumbs up to the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation’s plan for the 33 acres of greenspace that will be created along the Scioto River downtown […]

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