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

The Launch of New Merion Village Blog

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Urban InFill wrote The Launch of Merion Village Oct 29th, 2007 by Jeff Walker Evans and I had a conversation about neighborhoods earlier in the year. We chatted about what’s going well with Columbus neighborhoods and what could be better. We talked about neighborhood involvement. How to get discussion started and how to keep people […]


Metropolitan offering condo buyers unique floorplans

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Metropolitan offering 20 condo buyers some unique floorplans Monday, October 29, 2007 By Mike Pramik The four-story, 20-unit structure is impossible to miss, striking a dramatic profile at the five-point intersection that includes Northwest Boulevard and 3rd Avenue. Developer Metropolitan Holdings is putting the finishing touches on the building in anticipation […]


City lacks money for removal of Olentangy dam

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Olentangy dam puts Columbus in a pickle Monday, October 29, 2007 By Mark Ferenchik It’s a dam conundrum for Columbus: The city doesn’t have enough money to remove a dam on the Olentangy River, a project that would improve the river’s water quality. But if the dam doesn’t come out, the […]


Big Ideas for City Center

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The November issue of Columbus Monthly magazine features a huge front-page article about some concept ideas for the City Center project. The article summary from their website states: “Now that the city has control of downtown’s biggest headache, it’s time for bold action. We asked three design firms to share their visions.” Anyone have a […]


The I-70/71 corridor: Wrecks waiting to happen

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote The I-70/71 corridor: Where wrecks are waiting to happen Monday, October 29, 2007 By Suzanne Hoholik According to a Dispatch analysis, a two-vehicle rear-ender on a clear, dry day — is the most common of the 830 wrecks that happen on average every year in the corridor that includes I-71 from […]


Struggle for development in West Franklinton

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Struggle for development in Franklinton Homes not right fit for neighborhood, leaders say Sunday, October 28, 2007 By Mark Ferenchik Vince Gazzara wants to build four houses in Franklinton, the poor Columbus neighborhood of century-old houses just west of Downtown that is struggling to reverse its fortunes. But he doesn’t want […]


Chicago, NYC, Niagara Falls on Skybus’ radar


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Chicago, New York on Skybus’ radar Friday, October 26, 2007 By Marla Matzer Rose Having cut most of its West Coast flights, Skybus Airlines is now looking to add shorter, more-profitable flights. Niagara Falls, N.Y., Gary, Ind., and several greater-New York City area airports are among those reportedly talking to Skybus. […]


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