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Columbus Lags Behind Peers in Solar Power

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Lags Behind Peers in Solar Power

Despite steady growth in the number of solar panel installations in Columbus over the past several years, a new report shows that the city still lags behind many other places, including Cleveland and Cincinnati. The report, from the environmental organizations Frontier Group and Environment America, ranks Columbus 54th in the category of installed solar power […]

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First Look: New Single Family Homes at Grandview Yard

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: New Single Family Homes at Grandview Yard

Columbus-based M/I Homes unveiled today the first of what will eventually be 79 new single family homes at Grandview Yard. Work wrapped up this week on a model home at the northwest corner of First and Bocat avenues, and the first row of homes to the west are in various stages of completion. The remainder […]

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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is the driving force behind some high-profile initiatives in Central Ohio, such as the Insight 2050 and Corridor Concepts studies and the proposal to connect Columbus to Chicago via high speed rail or Hyperloop. Columbus Underground recently sat down with MORPC Executive Director William Murdock, who was happy to […]

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Former Village Bookshop Part of Apartment Proposal Heading to Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Former Village Bookshop Part of Apartment Proposal Heading to Commission

A Worthington-based firm is moving forward with a development plan that involves the former Village Bookshop, at 2424 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., as well as eight acres of land directly to the north. The historic portion of the former bookstore – which was built as a church in the 19th-century – will be renovated to serve […]

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First Look: New Dublin Library Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: New Dublin Library Branch

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Dublin Branch opened to the public June 6. A visit to the site a week later revealed a light-filled space that – judging by the number of people reading, studying, and just checking out the new building – is already being well-utilized by the community. The new branch, at 75 N. High […]

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Plan for Temporary Bus Lane on Third Street Concerns Bike Advocates

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for Temporary Bus Lane on Third Street Concerns Bike Advocates

The City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) are moving forward with plans for a demonstration project involving a stretch of Third Street Downtown. Starting on July 22 and running for two weeks, the far right hand lane of the one-way street, between Long and Mound Streets – which currently holds a […]

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Development Roundup: June 2019 Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: June 2019 Edition

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from the South Side, the West Side, Downtown and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: The Marble Cliff Village Council voted on May 20 to approve the rezoning for a closely-watched development […]

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