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Large Solar Facility Planned for South Side Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Large Solar Facility Planned for South Side Site

A new plan has emerged for the 173-acre former landfill site near the intersection of I-71 and I-270 on the South Side. SWACO will lease the land to New York-based BQ Energy Development to build a 50-megawatt solar energy facility. The SWACO Board of Trustees approved a contract for the project, which will be known […]

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Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Access to rentable electric scooters in Columbus was taken away completely – at the request of the Columbus Division of Police – after multiple incidents in which police say protesters threw the devices at officers. Riders were unable to rent scooters anywhere in the city from June 22 to June 31. On July 1, a […]

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Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

Brent Warren Brent Warren Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

The stalled Cargominium project – a 25-unit apartment building made out of shipping containers on Old Leonard Avenue – has now been completely demolished, and crews were busy this morning carting scrap metal away from the site. Work first started on the affordable housing development in November of 2016, and by early 2017 the shell […]

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Work on Northwest Corridor Plan Advances, East and West Corridors to be Next

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work on Northwest Corridor Plan Advances, East and West Corridors to be Next

Work is progressing on a plan to bring new transit options and more concentrated development to the Northwest Side, and work will begin soon on a similar effort focused on two additional corridors – one extending west from Downtown, the other traveling east. The City of Columbus and its partners held a press conference today […]

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CoGo E-Bikes, Discounted Memberships Now Available

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo E-Bikes, Discounted Memberships Now Available

CoGo is adding electric bikes to its growing fleet of rentable bikes. The bikes, which are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated boost, are available to rent starting today. Also new to the bike share system is an equity program – called CoGo for All – which will offer $5 annual memberships to […]

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COTA: Free Fares to End This Summer, Shift to Cashless Payment Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA: Free Fares to End This Summer, Shift to Cashless Payment Planned

The free fare policy that was implemented this spring by the Central Ohio Transit Authority in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will likely come to an end this summer, although exactly how the transition back to full fares will work is not yet clear. One thing that is known is that cash payment will not […]

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Artistic Apartment Building Opens in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Artistic Apartment Building Opens in Franklinton

A new apartment building at the corner of State and Mill streets in Franklinton is now complete and ready for its first occupants. It will add 12 one-bedroom apartments to the neighborhood, along with a new piece of art – a mural by local artist Andrew Lundberg that covers a large portion the building’s facade. […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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