Our City Online

Metro

A healthy mix of news and opinion on urban development, city planning, smart growth and transportation networks.

Coronavirus Update: Utility & Business Assistance, Travel Advisory & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Utility & Business Assistance, Travel Advisory & More

Editor’s Note: 11/25/2020 8 p.m.: This article has been updated to include information from the latest travel advisory. Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 534 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, Nov. 24. And as of Wednesday, Nov. 25, 38,013 total […]

No Comments

Teachers Unions Urge Veto on New School Funding Bill

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Teachers Unions Urge Veto on New School Funding Bill

By Susan Tebben Two of Ohio’s top teachers unions are asking the governor to veto a new education bill just passed by the legislature. The Ohio Senate and House passed Senate Bill 89 last week after it spent months in a conference committee being revised and developed into a bill that, among other things, focuses on the private […]

No Comments

Parallel Technologies Reflects on Transition to Employee Ownership

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Parallel Technologies Reflects on Transition to Employee Ownership

Dublin-based voice communications company Parallel Tech has recently moved into a new era. Founded in 1983 by Executive Vice President Marty Jacobs and Chairman of the Board Joe Redman, the company has 45 employees with an average tenure of 18 years, says Vice President of Major Accounts Jamie Baird. “[It’s] pretty crazy in our industry, […]

No Comments

Vote on the Best Columbus Architecture of 2020

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vote on the Best Columbus Architecture of 2020

For the six year in a row, Columbus Underground is celebrating the contemporary architectural and design talents represented in the myriad of new development proposals that have been announced over the course of the past 12 months. While other local architectural awards honor completed projects after construction has finished, ours instead takes a look at […]

No Comments

The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to Downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two Downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of Downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer. Shownotes for […]

No Comments

Development Roundup: November 2020 Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: November 2020 Edition

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Clintonville, Driving Park, Italian Village and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Demand for the affordable senior units at The Livingston has been high, according to the project’s developer, Woda Cooper […]

No Comments

Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

For the past week, Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System indicated Franklin County was on the Level 4 health advisory watch list, which would signal severe virus exposure and spread. Now, Franklin County becomes the first in the state with the distinction. The change was announced Thursday, November 19 during one of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s […]

No Comments

1 2 3 718

metro categories

Subscribe to the Columbus Underground YouTube channel for exclusive interviews and news updates!

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE