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Columbus blogging featured in The Other Paper

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Other Paper wrote YOU’RE WELCOME BY LYNDSEY TETER / MAY 8, 2008 Ranked as the No. 8 most active blogging community in the nation, an estimated 10 percent of Columbus inhabitants regularly pounded the keyboard in 2007, offering up online commentary themselves or consuming somebody else’s, according to Nielson Media Research. Walker Evans, the […]


Weinland Park Section 8 housing to be torn down


The Dispatch wrote Section 8 Housing to be Torn Down Thursday, May 8, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK AND JONATHAN RISKIND The company redeveloping the Columbus Coated Fabrics site into apartments and condominiums plans to build unsubsidized housing along E. 11th Avenue to create a gateway to the old industrial site. Wagenbrenner Development plans to tear […]


Crumbling curbs on 4th Street must wait until 2011

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Crumbling curbs on 4th Street bridge must wait until 2011 Tuesday, May 6, 2008 BY JIM WOODS Sections of the curb on the 4th Street bridge resemble a crumb cake. Flakes of concrete litter the road, and rusted rebar is exposed in places along the curb. About 19,110 cars use the bridge […]


Firestone Mansion will be coming down soon


Press Release wrote COLUMBUS LANDMARKS FOUNDATION’S RESPONSE TO IMMINENT DEMOLITION OF 1266 E. BROAD ST. Physical evidence at the Joseph Firestone Mansion located at 1266 E. Broad Street suggests that demolition is imminent. Columbus Landmarks Foundation (CLF) is disappointed with the Columbus Foundation’s decision to demolish this hjstoric building as part of the restoration and […]


Request for Streetcar design is put on hold

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Request for streetcar design is shelved Tuesday, May 6, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE Bowing to criticism from council members who’ve complained about being left out of the debate and responding to concerns of residents and businesses, Mayor Michael B. Coleman removed a request to begin design of a High Street route and […]


Is there a problem with sidewalk patios downtown?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

UrbanOhio Forums wrote Downtown Columbus sidewalks: WTF? Posted by UrbanSurfin on: April 29, 2008 In Columbus, apparently, it’s all or nothing. It used to be almost impossible to have sidewalk cafes, leaving wide sidewalks for pedestrians. Now the sidewalk cafes are increasingly permanent (even in snow), leaving little room for pedestrians. Until 2003, restaurants had […]


Home & Away Magazine says "Experience Columbus&quot

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Home & Away Magazine wrote Experience Columbus in 2008 May/June 2008 By Lindsey Baker With appealing attractions, exciting events and ample entertainment options, there’s always something fun going on in Columbus, wherever your own or your traveling companions’ interests lie. Downtown Columbus’ entertainment districts are packed with shopping, dining and other attractions. The Arena District […]

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