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Commission Approves Hilton Hotel Expansion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission Approves Hilton Hotel Expansion

After more than a year of updates and revisions, the plan to build a 28-story Hilton hotel next to the Greater Columbus Convention Center passed a final milestone this morning when the project was approved by the Downtown Commission. The project has been described since it was first proposed as an expansion of the Hilton […]

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Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

In early May 2019, a long forgotten building in the historic King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood was demolished without warning. Adorning the building were four large murals depicting iconic black women by the late artist Jeff Abraxas, best known for his mural work around the neighborhood. In the foyer of Streetlight Guild — the venue project by […]

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$100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans $100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Central Ohio is lacking in affordable housing (ie: low-income housing), but a new fund hopes to change that. Local civic and business leaders announced today that a $100 million Housing Action Fund would help address that need. “We know that more than 54,000 people in central Ohio live at or near poverty and spend more […]

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2020 Presidential Debate Screenings Announced at the Gateway Film Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2020 Presidential Debate Screenings Announced at the Gateway Film Center

Columbus Underground is excited to announce that in partnership with the Gateway Film Center, locals can participate in the political process through the screening of the 2020 Presidential debates that kick off this week. Each free-to-attend event will include not only the screening, but also panel discussions, expert analyses and active conversations. “Bombarded with information […]

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The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Who should we have at the table when trying to address the challenges and opportunities in Columbus? Storyteller and filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes talks about that, being a young black man in Columbus, and how he tries to show the importance of being present with family and friends in his work. Shownotes for this episode This […]

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Parking Rules are Changing (Again) in The Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Parking Rules are Changing (Again) in The Short North

UPDATE: The changes outlined below will go into effect on Monday, June 24 in the Short North. Some of the new parking rules for the Short North that the City of Columbus rolled out in January will be changing this summer, including a price cut for resident guest passes and a reduction in how much […]

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CEA President Speaks Out Against District Use of “Scabs” in Event of Strike

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega CEA President Speaks Out Against District Use of “Scabs” in Event of Strike

Negotiations are going well on the new contract between Columbus City Schools and the Columbus Education Association (CEA), says CEA president John Coneglio. Still, the Board of Education’s plan to use alternative staffing in the event of a strike has union members concerned.  CEA, the union which represents the more than 4,000 teachers who work […]

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