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Enrollment Starts Soon for Free Downtown Bus Pass Program

Brent Warren Brent Warren Enrollment Starts Soon for Free Downtown Bus Pass Program

Eligible employers can start signing up for the Downtown C-Pass program on May 1, and employees can start using their free, unlimited bus passes starting June 1. Any business, organization, or government entity that is located within the boundary of the program — with a few exceptions — is eligible to participate. It’s a district […]

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Some Major Property Owners Opt Out of Free Bus Pass Program

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Major Property Owners Opt Out of Free Bus Pass Program

The new free Downtown bus pass program — now dubbed C-Pass and set to roll out in June — has been hailed as an innovative approach to solving the Downtown parking shortage and a new way to convert car-centric commuters in Columbus into bus riders. The program is made possible by a host of partners, […]

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Charity Yoga Session to be Held in Honor of Bexley Student

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Charity Yoga Session to be Held in Honor of Bexley Student

On Sunday, April 29, 2018 there is a very special yoga event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in support of Bexley High School student, Sari Goldson. The event takes place at the Bexley High School gym. Goldson was diagnosed with leukemia in the fall of 2017 and her strength through these health issues […]

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70-Acres of Land For Sale on South Side of Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 70-Acres of Land For Sale on South Side of Columbus

A new chapter is about to begin for a 70+ acre industrial site located at 2211 Parsons Ave. on the city’s South Side. The land was formerly home to metalworking factory Columbus Castings, which closed its doors in 2016 following a bankruptcy filling. Today, commercial real estate group CBRE has announced that they are working […]

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Parkside on Pearl Proposal Brought Back to Italian Village Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Parkside on Pearl Proposal Brought Back to Italian Village Commission

Just over five years ago, a proposal to build a seven-story residential building at the corner of East Hubbard Avenue and North Pearl Street was met with some resistance from residents in the neighborhood. Concerns included the scale of the 47-unit proposal and the impact it would have the adjacent Italian Village Park. An agreement […]

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With $6.5 Billion in Multifamily Development since 2000, Columbus Lags Behind Competitive Markets

Walker Evans Walker Evans With $6.5 Billion in Multifamily Development since 2000, Columbus Lags Behind Competitive Markets

Based solely on the sight of construction cranes and orange barrels, it’s apparent that Columbus is in the midst of an apartment-building boom. A new report from ApartmentList.com puts some raw numbers behind what exactly that means for our city, and how it compares to other markets across the U.S. According to the study, the […]

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Latest Design for Bollinger Tower Hotel Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Latest Design for Bollinger Tower Hotel Approved

The Italian Village Commission approved the latest design for the renovation of Bollinger Tower last night, clearing the way for the 11-story building to be converted into a hotel with a two-story addition in front. The project has been through numerous iterations since the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority first agreed to sell the building, located at […]

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