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A collection of neighborhoods south of downtown Columbus, the South Side is bounded by Interstate 70 on the north and east, Frebis Avenue on the south, and Parsons Avenue on the west.

Public Meetings Under Way for Southern Gateway Revitalization Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Public Meetings Under Way for Southern Gateway Revitalization Effort

Southern Gateway, the public-private partnership first announced by the Mayor in the 2012 State of the City address and officially launched last summer, has started its engagement with the neighborhood. Four public meetings have been held so far, and another two are scheduled: March 28 at the Parsons Avenue Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library […]

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Demolition of Settlement House Leaves Another Empty Lot on South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Demolition of Settlement House Leaves Another Empty Lot on South Side

City crews have taken down the main structure at 310 E. Innis Ave., where the South Side Settlement House stood for over 30 years. Dave Bush, Columbus assistant finance director, explains that while there is still some work to be done (the ornamental stairwell is to be saved and moved into storage, and the lot […]

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WOSU’s ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’ Series to Continue

Brent Warren Brent Warren WOSU’s ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’ Series to Continue

Originally developed as part of Columbus’ bicentennial celebration (which officially concluded earlier this week), WOSU announced plans today to extend it’s documentary series on the history of Columbus neighborhoods.  Six additional communities will be featured through 2015: The South Side Clintonville Worthington Bexley The Tri-Villages (Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff, and Grandview Heights) ‘New Americans’ (a […]

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Southern Gateway Initiative Launched to Benefit South Side Neighborhoods

Walker Evans Walker Evans Southern Gateway Initiative Launched to Benefit South Side Neighborhoods

This morning, a group of city and community leaders announced the launch of the Southern Gateway Initiative, designed to improve the quality of life for the South Side of Columbus. The initiative includes new housing, health and wellness facilities, and upgraded neighborhood infrastructure. Additionally, the former Reeb Elementary School, located at 280 East Reeb Avenue, was […]

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Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

Anne Evans Anne Evans Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

The houses that line the streets in the South Side’s community near Lincoln Park show the hard times that have fallen on the area. It’s not hard to find a vacant home with broken or boarded up windows or overgrown lawns. The median house price is only $32,500, which is better than where the prices […]

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Sneak Preview: The New & Improved Scioto Downs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: The New & Improved Scioto Downs

Scioto Downs will be reopening their doors this Friday, June 1st at 2pm with some noteworthy upgrades to this horse racing destination. New ownership at MTR Gaming Group are completing the installation of 1,800 new video lottery terminals (slot machines), two restaurants and multiple bars. Once open, the venue will operate 24 hours a day, […]

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At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

One of the most famed celebrities from Columbus during his time, Howard Thurston was a magician who earned the status of one of the world’s greatest. His act, “The Wonder Show of the Universe,” became an institution in America for close to thirty years. If you went to see his show, you not only saw […]

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