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High gas prices won’t stop Columbus sprawl


The Dispatch wrote High gas prices won’t stop sprawl Saturday, June 14, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK Soaring gas prices are prompting potential homebuyers to look closer to the central city to save money, say those promoting so-called “smart growth” for Columbus. They want people to buy in urban neighborhoods where they can walk to the […]


Columbus Mega Summer Weekend 2008 – Vol. 3

Walker Evans Walker Evans

While this weekend doesn’t contain any major downtown festivals, it does have one large downtown annual event… City Hop. The tour of downtown living spaces kicks off on Saturday from 10am through 6pm and features 18 developments this year. A great way to check out these places all at once. This weekend is also a […]


2012 Commission Report now available online

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release wrote The “Blueprint for the Bicentennial” is available online June 12, 2008 After a year of public input from thousands of residents, the 2012 Bicentennial Commission co-chairs presented the “Blueprint for the Bicentennial” to Mayor Michael B. Coleman and members of City Council. In transmitting its summary report, the Commission Co-Chairs called their […]


Zombie Walk Invading Columbus this Weekend

Walker Evans Walker Evans

On Saturday, hundreds of zombies will be gathering in Goodale Park at 3pm to participate in the annual Zombie Walk. So bust out your best zombie costume and participate! The walk will take place up and down High Street, mostly in the Short North. Bring your camera if you want to document the insanity! Here […]


Passenger Rail Act passes US House

Stu Nicholson Stu Nicholson

Major news this afternoon. The U.S. House just a few moments ago passed HR-6003, the Passenger Rail Investment & Improvement Act of 2008, by a veto-proof majority…. 311 to 104. You’ll recall the Senate passed its version of the bill (S-294) by a 93 to 6 margin late last year. The next step will be […]


Columbus Scooter Parking Debate

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Urban In-Fill wrote Columbus Scooter Parking Debate June 10, 2008 by Jeff Johnson A group of downtown enthusiasts/scooter fans met this past Friday to discuss ways to enhance the urban experience and how it relates to moving people in, out and around downtown Columbus. Those who commute to work on motorized two-wheeled vehicles are seeking […]


Google Street View is now live for Columbus



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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!