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  • #1046382

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    Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus
    October 16, 2014 7:15 am – Brent Warren

    The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office space, living quarters and complementary businesses that together local leaders hope would provide a boost to the city’s entrepreneurial culture.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/innovation-district-proposed-to-boost-entrepreneurism-in-columbus-bw1

    #1046394
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    What are you doing tonight?

    We’re going to the Innovation District!

    Said nobody ever.

    Cool idea, but we don’t need to name it.

    #1046398
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
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    “There was strong alignment around the idea of a two-to-six square block innovation district,” he said. “Within that, there was strong alignment that it should be a mixed-use area that includes small businesses, living areas, and lifestyle businesses (like coffee shops), that incorporate an integrated lifestyle conducive to people pursuing their passions through startups.”

    What a relief, I was worried there would only be moderate alignment.

    #1046408
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    I thought this was already in existence (minus housing component) through Tech Columbus on Kinnear?

    #1046409
    adrite
    adrite
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    Neato, maybe I can launch my web 2.0 .Com startup in the Innovation District!

    In all seriousness, if they are really going to do this they should consider South Campus.

    #1046417
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    What are you doing tonight?

    We’re going to the Innovation District!

    Said nobody ever.

    Cool idea, but we don’t need to name it.

    I don’t think it’s a suggested name. It’s what the type of development plan is called:

    http://www.brookings.edu/about/programs/metro/innovation-districts

    Like a “Business District” or an “Urban Commercial Overlay” or a “Special Improvement District (SID)”.

    #1046420
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I thought this was already in existence (minus housing component) through Tech Columbus on Kinnear?

    Tech Columbus is one business accelerator / incubator housed in one building. They do a ton of great work, but this this plan calls for building something bigger with multiple stakeholders, multiple facilities, and creating a sort of “hotspot” around it.

    One of the most popular examples of comparison would be Boston’s Innovation District:

    http://www.innovationdistrict.org/new-resources-2/

    #1046429

    JAL
    Participant

    If they are talking about a several block area. Wouldn’t this fit nicely into Franklinton near COSI or maybe the Southeast corner of downtown around the new Mound Street corridor. Not sure where there would be room in the Short North, especially since the big focus there is now more retail & residential

    #1046434

    drew
    Participant

    Sounds like a good idea, interested to hear more details as they come out.

    #1046466

    AMEEKER
    Participant

    There is plenty of opportunity at the intersection of Weinland Park and Italian Village (think near Cookie Cravings, or even the buildings on Fifth which face the Guild or Grant) which could be redeveloped or repurposed for something like that, and still get into the “Short North-ish” area. To me, ESPECIALLY because of all of the upcoming residential and retail in the area, it could be an ideal fit. Spaces like these:

    http://columbus.craigslist.org/off/4695554795.html
    http://metro-rentals.com/KramerPlace/Photos/commercial/commercial.htm
    http://metro-rentals.com/TheNewVictorians/Photos/225EFifth/Commercial/225Comm.htm

    #1046770

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    Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District
    October 20, 2014 8:10 am – Walker Evans

    As reported, the research conducted thus far has looked at the possibility of creating an Innovation District in one of three areas: Downtown, The Short North or Franklinton. After spending a week thinking about the possibilities, I’ve come to the personal conclusion that the RiverSouth District in Downtown Columbus is the most ideal place for this initiative to land. That’s not to say that it couldn’t work in other areas, but the Short North is growing short on space, and East Franklinton’s development plan calls for a more robust creative rebirth that doesn’t focus specifically on startups. Here’s why RiverSouth has all the right ingredients for the making of an Innovation District:

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/opinion-riversouth-is-ideal-for-innovation-district

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    Categorizing the collaboration and community promotion spaces that make urban innovation ecosystems tick
    SUBMITTED BY VICTOR MULAS ON MON, 11/17/2014

    A variety of collaboration spaces are spreading across urban innovation ecosystems. This makes sense intuitively, because collaboration spaces create and — in some cases — manage and sustain the communities that make the ecosystem exist and grow.

    READ MORE: http://blogs.worldbank.org/ic4d/categorizing-collaboration-and-community-promotion-spaces-make-urban-innovation-ecosystems-tick?hootPostID=e4174cacee0735263c77b54a1905ff5a

    #1085165

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    June 24, 2015
    One year after: Observations on the rise of innovation districts
    By: Bruce Katz, Jennifer S. Vey and Julie Wagner

    In the year since we released “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America,” Brookings has visited or interacted with dozens of leaders in burgeoning innovation districts in the United States and Europe. In so doing, we’ve sharpened our knowledge of what’s happening on the ground and gained some important insights into how cities and metros are embracing this new paradigm of economy-shaping, place-making, and network-building.

    READ MORE: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/06/24-one-year-innovation-districts-katz-vey-wagner

    #1095291
    _calebross
    _calebross
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    Downtown becoming tech and creative cluster, with more than 1,800 jobs projected
    Carrie Ghost
    Columbus Business First

    Technology, design and marketing firms are combining into a powerful employment sector downtown, together projecting more than 1,800 new jobs.

    That’s like moving the entire Central Ohio work force of Time Warner Cable inside Interstate 670. The tally includes companies granted job-creation incentives for downtown moves, plus those moving into 250 S. High St.

    “It’s hundreds and hundreds of jobs in this little cluster,” said Steve Schoeny, development director for the city of Columbus.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015/09/downtown-becoming-tech-and-creative-cluster-with.html

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