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New Scooter Companies, Local E-Bike Startup Set to Enter Columbus Market

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Scooter Companies, Local E-Bike Startup Set to Enter Columbus Market

Three new “micro-mobility” companies have received approval from the City of Columbus to enter the market and are planning summer launches. Jump, which was acquired by Uber last April for $200 million, will deploy both its rentable e-bikes and scooters, while Spin, which was acquired by Ford Motor Company in November, will soon be rolling […]

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The List: 8 Most Endangered Buildings of 2019

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 8 Most Endangered Buildings of 2019

The Columbus Landmarks organization announced its annual list of Most Endangered Sites in Central Ohio, shining a spotlight on buildings that could potentially face the wrecking ball if not for continued historic preservation efforts. New buildings on the list this year include the Kroger Bakery facility at 457 Cleveland Ave., which recently closed, and the […]

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Evans Farm: A 1,200-Acre New Urbanist Development Takes Shape in Delaware County

Brent Warren Brent Warren Evans Farm: A 1,200-Acre New Urbanist Development Takes Shape in Delaware County

The first residents have moved in and about 50 single family homes are currently under construction at Evans Farm. Located off of Lewis Center Road in Delaware County, the 1,200-acre development has drawn attention for its adherence to the principles of New Urbanism. Tony Eyerman, co-developer of Evans Farm along with Dan Griffin, is a […]

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Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Angela Meleca has announced the closure of Angela Meleca Gallery, stemming from a new role with community-service driven nonprofit Besa. Meleca will be joining the team at Besa as Director of Advancement, focusing on relationship building and fundraising. Besa is an award-winning organization that connects individuals and businesses with community service projects, previously partnering with […]

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Olentangy Trail Updates: Detour, Widening and Bridge Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren Olentangy Trail Updates: Detour, Widening and Bridge Plans

A portion of the Olentangy Trail will be closed from May 13 to July 12 as construction work ramps up on Founders Park, the 20-acre development on former Battelle parking lots in Harrison West. The trail will be closed between West Fifth and West Third Avenues, where users will be detoured east to a separated […]

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The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

How is Columbus going to deal with its anticipated growth? Former United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who was in town for MORPC’s State of the Region meeting, sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss that, the importance of helping people with technology, and autonomous vehicles. The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The […]

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Video: The Wealth Gap Holding Back Central Ohio Women

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: The Wealth Gap Holding Back Central Ohio Women

We’ve heard the statistic: white women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes; black women just 62.5 cents; and Hispanic women just 54.4 cents. But the gender gap goes far beyond wage, according to a new study from the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. Women aren’t just earning less than their male counterparts, […]

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