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Residents continue talks on plans for Clintonville

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This Week News wrote Residents continue talks on plans for neighborhood Thursday, March 6, 2008 JENNIFER NESBITT Sustainability, green space, walkability and development continue to be key topics as Clintonville residents work to develop their community plan. Over the past month, the Clintonville area commissioners have conducted meetings within their districts to allow residents to […]


Gahanna Council approves support for rail-hub study

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This Week News wrote Council approves resolution of support for rail-hub study Thursday, March 6, 2008 TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI In its second attempt in less than seven months, the Ohio Rail Development Commission this time was successful in getting Gahanna City Council to support an Ohio Rail Hub study. Council member Tom Evers said he approved […]


Kramer Place "Condos" now "Apartments"

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Columbus RetroMetro wrote Kramer Place Apartments Posted by Paul Bonneville March 6, 2008 As with a number of condominium developments in the downtown area that have taken a rental approach, the former Kramer Place Condominiums are now being offered as apartments. One bedroom apartments start at $800 and two bedrooms start at $1250. READ MORE […]


Strickland wants 3-C Passenger Rail Restored


The Dispatch wrote Strickland wants 3-C passenger rail restored Thursday, March 6, 2008 COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. Ted Strickland says the nation’s passenger rail operator should take a look at restoring lines to Ohio cities that have been without them for decades. Strickland asks Amtrak in a letter to evaluate how practical it would be […]


Is this Columbus Neighborhood Safe?

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Columbus Homes Blog wrote Is this Columbus Neighborhood Safe? – finally, a convenient answer for home buyers March 4th, 2008 I get asked about the safety of neighborhoods all the time. “What do you think about this neighborhood—is it safe? Would you let your kids live here?” In general, I answer with a few sentences […]


Columbus is more than just riots and football

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The Lantern wrote C-Bus more than riots and football John Cropper Issue date: 3/4/08 In 2007 several major media outlets looked at our not-so-cowtown-anymore city in a positive light. In September The New York Times featured Columbus as a “Midwestern style capital,” referencing the Short North and our flagship brands such as the Limited and […]


CCAD to add mixed-use dorm building to campus

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The Dispatch wrote Art college to finish off quad with dorm that’s in demand Monday, March 3, 2008 BY MIKE PRAMIK The college’s planned $11 million dorm will provide an additional 208 beds, as well as another landmark framing the campus quadrangle. College President Denny Griffith said work should begin in mid-May. In addition to […]


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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!