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City Now Restricting Scooter Use in the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Now Restricting Scooter Use in the Short North

A new policy that went into effect yesterday afternoon will restrict the use of scooters in the Short North. Users will not be able to park or ride the rentable devices along North High Street between Goodale Street and Fifth Avenue. The city’s Department of Public Service, which handles the permitting process for companies that […]

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Supporting Our Caring, Connected Community!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Supporting Our Caring, Connected Community!

Support Better Together projects that speak to your passions while being part of what makes our region great: its caring, connected community!

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New Plan Floated for River & Rich Phase Two

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Floated for River & Rich Phase Two

A new plan for the second phase of the River & Rich development in Franklinton has been making its way through the approval process. The East Franklinton Review Board will weigh in on the latest iteration of the proposal at its meeting on September 22. Although an earlier plan called for a 12-story building, a […]

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Board to Hear Updated Plan for Worthington Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Board to Hear Updated Plan for Worthington Site

An updated proposal for the former United Methodist Children’s Home site in Worthington will be reviewed by the city’s Architectural Review Board/Municipal Planning Commission next month. The latest plan for the 37-acre site calls for more office space and fewer residential units than a proposal from last fall that was reviewed by the board in January. […]

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New Karl Road Library Opens, Hilltop Branch to be Next

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Karl Road Library Opens, Hilltop Branch to be Next

The new Karl Road Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library officially opened for business earlier this month. A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new building, located at 5590 Karl Rd., was held on September 9. A similar event is scheduled for September 30 to celebrate the opening of a newly renovated and expanded […]

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Scaled-Down Merion Village Project Lands Approval

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scaled-Down Merion Village Project Lands Approval

A plan to build a three-story townhouse development in Merion Village got a vote of approval from the Development Commission last week. The project, from Kreais Companies, will bring 20 units supported by 27 garage parking spaces to 359 Frebis Ave. The 0.65-acre site had been used as an overflow parking lot for the nearby […]

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Interview: Retiring Homeport CEO Bruce Luecke Talks Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Retiring Homeport CEO Bruce Luecke Talks Affordable Housing

Last month, Homeport CEO Bruce Luecke announced that he would be retiring at the end of the year. The former banking executive led the affordable housing nonprofit for over five years, overseeing the development of new housing throughout Central Ohio while also working to make sure the organization’s many tenants stayed housed as the region’s […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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