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Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $6.1 million to the Community Shelter Board in Columbus today, to help fund the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The funding came as a part of a larger announcement where $43 million was distributed across 11 cities in the U.S. “Young people who are victims […]

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With Commission Split on Approval, Kaufman Project On Hold

Brent Warren Brent Warren With Commission Split on Approval, Kaufman Project On Hold

Kaufman Development’s plan to build a mixed-use development on the former IBEW land between West Second and Price Avenues is on hold after the latest iteration of the project failed to gain the support of the Victorian Village Commission last night. “Despite great support from the broader Columbus community and several members of the Victorian […]

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Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Pillar Technology, a growing Columbus-based company that has been active in the autonomous vehicle field for years, is now also playing a significant role in the Smart Columbus initiative. A group of Pillar employees were among the first occupants of the recently-opened Smart Columbus Experience Center. The focus of their work in the new space will […]

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Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

As of this morning, Columbus residents can now use their smartphones to book and pay for a ride on a small electric scooter. Dozens of the scooters, from California-based company Bird, were deployed today around Downtown, the Short North, and Bexley. Much like the LimeBikes that recently arrived in the city, the scooters are scattered throughout […]

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VIDEO: ECT Pedicabs Celebrates 10 Years

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman VIDEO: ECT Pedicabs Celebrates 10 Years

Jason Biundo of ECT Pedicab recently celebrated 10 years of the business that started as a venture with business partner and fellow Mikey’s Late Night Slice founder Mikey Sorboro. Sorboro got the idea after returning to Columbus from an extended vacation and raving about the pedicabs he saw in San Diego. They eventually decided to […]

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Construction Roundup: July 2018 Edition

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: July 2018 Edition

In this month’s Construction Roundup photo update, we take a look at some of the projects in development throughout Downtown, the Short North, Italian Village, South Side, Near East Side and University District neighborhoods. You’ll find a mix of new apartments, new retail and restaurant sites, new hospital facilities, offices, parking garages, hotels and more. […]

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CoGo Bike Share to Continue Expansion, Add Stations at Easton

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CoGo Bike Share to Continue Expansion, Add Stations at Easton

CoGo Bike Share has announced new bike stations will be coming to Easton as ongoing plans for expansion into Bexley, Grandview Heights, and Upper Arlington are underway. Four CoGo bike stations, including 60 docks and 32 bikes, will be placed at one of Columbus’ most popular shopping and entertainment destinations. Previous plans for expansion already included 26 […]

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