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22 Acre Development West of Arena District


Business First of Columbus wrote Plaza Properties requesting state money for housing near Arena District Friday, May 23, 2008 by Brian R. Ball Plans for a residential community west of the Arena District in Columbus could get a boost if Plaza Properties Inc. lands a state grant to offset the cost of cleaning the former […]


Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Columbus

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The first big summer holiday is upon us, and there’s no shortage of things to do this weekend. If you get burnt out on backyard barbecues and neighborhood parades, then you can always take a break for the 14th Annual Asian Festival taking place at Franklin Park on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, COSI is opening […]


Columbus Streetcar Project Featured in The Alive

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The Alive wrote Rail road By John Ross May 22, 2008 Modern streetcars are similar in spirit — though not in appearance or functionality — to the trolleys that lined Columbus streets before being ripped up starting in 1933. Of the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, only Columbus, San Antonio and Indianapolis […]


ETC Pedicabs provides new transit option Downtown

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The Alive wrote Pedal pushers By Brittany Kress May 22, 2008 Cycling through High Street traffic while pulling two adults in a carriage on wheels isn’t as easy as it sounds. Oh, right. It doesn’t sound easy. But a month into business for Columbus’ startup foot-powered pedicab service, people are into it, with drivers excited […]


Columbus Metropolitan Club connects with students

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The Alive wrote Lunch school By Jesse Tigges May 22, 2008 For a few students at Ohio State, the old adage “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has been proven false. This spring, students in a civic engagement course will attend weekly Wednesday lunch forums as part of a curriculum closely aligned with […]

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Completing the cycle : Two-wheel transit on the rise

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The Alive wrote Completing the cycle By Chris DeVille May 22, 2008 Columbus residents have plenty of reasons to get on a bike. The city has been promoting its Commit To Be Fit initiative for years. Environmental consciousness is on the rise. So are gas prices. In a car-dominated city, alternative modes of transportation are […]


The Zone Initiative Project

 Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr.

Concerned about public nuisances in your neighborhood? Concerned about property not being kept up to the City’s housing, building, zoning or safety codes? Is street prostitution a problem in your neighborhood? Is your neighborhood being tagged by graffiti? Is there a liquor permit holder who is not maintaining his or her business pursuant to the […]


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