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Desire grows for Columbus Streetcar

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The Christian Science Monitor wrote Desire grows for Streetcar By Cristian Lupsa February 5, 2007 Columbus, Ohio, might not be your image of booming America, but Mayor Michael Coleman says an explosion of jobs and immigration have made it the second-fastest-growing city in the Midwest from 2000 to 2005 (after Indianapolis). Now in his second […]


Modified 315 Technology Corridor in works

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The Dispatch wrote Modified 315 tech corridor in works Sunday, February 24, 2008 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS A year and a half ago, Columbus announced plans to turn 10,000 acres along Rt. 315 into a place that would attract research and technology companies. The so-called 315 Research & Technology Corridor would bring 50,000 jobs to an […]


Leave vehicles home, cash in with EcoBucks

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The Dispatch wrote Leave vehicles home, cash in with EcoBucks Saturday, February 23, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Calfee, Halter & Griswold is participating in a new program called EcoBucks, which provides workers $1 a day for each time they walk, bike, rollerblade or even ski to and from work rather than drive. They get 50 […]


Save-a-Lot Under Construction on East Main Street


Good news for the Near East Side. Rumor was that this fell through due to the Walmart that opened in Whitehall. Jon Beard, Columbus Compact wrote Narrowing my eyes at my 10-year old daughter across the table, I snarled, “draw your chip, chick” — but that’s near the end — let me start at the […]


Zoombezi Bay slides toward its May opening

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Business First wrote Zoombezi Bay slides toward its May opening at Columbus Zoo Friday, February 22, 2008 by Brent Wilder With ongoing construction projects totaling $45 million, the zoo’s May opening of the Zoombezi Bay water park is only part of the future enhancement of the visitor experience at the complex following the 2006 buyout […]


Creation of 5XNW neighborhood plan to begin

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This Week News wrote Creation of neighborhood plan to begin Thursday, February 21, 2008 ALAN FROMAN The Fifth by Northwest Area Commission has begun the process of creating a neighborhood plan. A series of four public workshops will be held to gather public input that will form the basis for development of the plan, commission […]


Columbus improves traffic flow with synched signals

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The Dispatch wrote City wants to improve traffic flow by synchronizing signals with neighboring towns Thursday, February 21, 2008 BY TIM DOULIN Timing is everything when it comes to traffic signals. Few things annoy drivers more than being kept waiting at red light after red light. Take heart, rush-hour commuters. Columbus is planning to synchronize […]


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