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Danger zones lurk for cyclists on Columbus streets

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Danger zones lurk for cyclists Wednesday, October 3, 2007 By Tim Doulin The roughly 7-mile stretch of High Street from Downtown to Morse Road had the most bicycle-vehicle crashes, 105, in central Ohio over a five-year period beginning in 2000, according to the MORPC report. The agency’s 2006 Regional Bicycle Transportation […]


Former Salvation Army thrift store going condo


An article in this week’s Business First shows a rendering of the new condos that are going to be developed in the old Salvation Army thrift store building in the Brewery District by Edwards Cos. Jeff Edwards is quoted as saying, “We think that of all the buildings we’ve renovated in the Brewery District over […]


121 new recycling locations in Columbus

 John Ross

Neighborhood recycling efforts will get easier as the number of free, public drop-off sites multiplies from 69 to 190. New bins will be placed in 121 Columbus City Schools – thanks to a partnership between the City of Columbus, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio and the Columbus City School District. Today, Mayor Michael […]


Bexley Gateway’s condos are selling, developer says

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Bexley Gateway’s condos are selling, developer says Monday, October 1, 2007 By Mike Pramik The developer of Bexley Gateway says he’s encouraged about life at the top. Larry Ruben said potential buyers have spoken for five of the six penthouses he’s building inside the Alexander, the condominium building at the Gateway […]


Canal Winchester Revamping Downtown Area

Walker Evans Walker Evans

This Week News wrote Future uses suggested for downtown properties Thursday, September 27, 2007 ROBERT PASCHEN Canal Winchester Village Council is expected to vote Oct. 1 on a resolution outlining preferred future uses for 13 downtown properties now for sale. Development director Chris Strayer said Main Street Canal Winchester and the village’s Old Town Committee […]


The Oktoberfest Shuttle should run every week

Coremodels Coremodels

So, I’m sending a letter to Katherine Moore over at the GV Society to see if this can happen. I know dozens of people who’d love to have the trolley available every weekend to make hourly runs back and forth from GV to the SN or AD, even if it cost a couple bucks. I […]


Downtown living has perks, say residents

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Downtown living has perks, say residents Sunday, September 30, 2007 By Debbie Gebolys Nearly halfway through Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s 10-year plan to add 10,000 Downtown housing units, the city announced plans last week to buy downtrodden Columbus City Center. A day earlier, developers of just-built Carlyles Watch said they’ll auction […]


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