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    Parsons Ave. future tied to hospital
    By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday May 29, 2012 7:40 AM

    It has been three years since Jay Cheplowitz opened his vegan restaurant and bar — Hal & Al’s — on Parsons Avenue. So far, no regrets. Cheplowitz said he thought Hal & Al’s would draw patrons from Merion Village and nearby German Village, and it has.

    But the future of his and other businesses along Parsons likely will be closely tied to the growth of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The hospital’s expanded footprint at Parsons and Livingston avenues already has had a big effect on the look of the business corridor. The $786 million expansion is nearly finished, and the new hospital will be dedicated on June 11.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/05/29/parsons-ave–tied-to-hospital.html



    Hal and Al’s has a great beer/cider selection. Nice that they have the food trucks there for a nieghborhood party too.



    Southern Gateway Initiative Launched to Benefit South Side Neighborhoods
    Published on July 11, 2012
    By: Walker

    This morning, a group of city and community leaders announced the launch of the Southern Gateway Initiative, designed to improve the quality of life for the South Side of Columbus. The initiative includes new housing, health and wellness facilities, and upgraded neighborhood infrastructure. Additionally, the former Reeb Elementary School, located at 280 East Reeb Avenue, was announced as transforming into a new center for community gathering and the delivery of neighborhood services.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/southern-gateway-initiative-launched-to-benefit-south-side-neighborhoods



    Locals step up for ‘South End’
    By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Thursday July 12, 2012 4:33 AM

    Don Kelley, Jim Williams and Bob Yoakam met in the first grade at Corpus Christi school in Columbus’ South End more than 70 years ago. Kelley grew up on Studer Avenue in a blue-collar neighborhood where people walked to work at nearby industries. “We learned about values from the South End. We learned what it meant to be industrious … and the value of making a contribution back to society,” Kelley said.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/07/12/locals-step-up-for-south-end.html



    Is it the South Side’s time to move forward?
    Posted on July 25, 2012
    by Melissa Dilley

    It’s obvious to anyone traveling south of Downtown Columbus that there’s a big difference between quaint German Village and the neighborhood on the far side of Schiller Park.

    READ MORE: http://www.theotherpaper.com/news/article_ab9e3be8-d6aa-11e1-97d4-001a4bcf887a.html



    Press Release:
    Lowe’s Grant Supports Parsons Avenue Beautification Project Neighborhood Effort Kicks off Columbus Volunteer Challenge

    Six hundred volunteers from Vineyard Columbus will join Mayor Michael B. Coleman to paint storefronts, trash containers, pull weeds and clean litter along Parsons Avenue between East Livingston Avenue and Hosack Street at 11 a.m. Saturday to kick off the Columbus Volunteer Challenge. The cleanup effort will be funded through a $20,000 community improvement grant from Lowes through Keep America Beautiful. The grant was awarded to Keep Columbus Beautiful in a partnership with the Parsons Avenue Merchants Association, the Neighborhood Design Center and the South Side Neighborhood Pride Center.

    “The City of Columbus is so grateful to Lowes and Keep America Beautiful for this grant,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “As we continue to invest in improving the South Side of Columbus, this grant will allow small businesses and property owners to take part in transforming Parsons Avenue.”

    The grant is targeted to helping small businesses and property owners along Parsons Avenue and expands the themes of the Plant Pride On Parsons beautification effort that KCB launched in 2010. The Neighborhood Design Center, in working with business and property owners, have suggested paint colors and simple design ideas to enhance the facades of Parsons Avenue businesses that will benefit from the volunteers’ work. The paint and painting supplies are paid for through the grant and all labor will be completed by supervised volunteers.

    The Columbus Volunteer Challenge is a citywide volunteer event focused on lifting up and highlighting the importance of service to others. The Columbus Volunteer Challenge, led by a city of Columbus and United Way of Central Ohio partnership, runs from August 25 through September 11, the National Day of Service.

    Find more information about the challenge at columbusvolunteerchallenge.org.



    Press Release:
    Mayor Coleman, Community Partners Break Ground on John R. Maloney Family Health & Wellness Center

    Mayor Michael B. Coleman today was joined by City Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, South Side residents and numerous community partners to break ground on the John R. Maloney Family Health & Wellness Center in the Southern Gateway neighborhood. The mission of the new facility will be to collaborate with other health care entities to deliver comprehensive medical services to residents. The single-story, 21,500 square-foot building will be constructed at the northwest corner of Barthman and Parsons avenues. Once constructed, it will be certified as a green building by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

    “The rebirth of the Maloney Family Health and Wellness Center will give neighborhood residents a one-stop shop for the quality health care services they need,” Mayor Coleman said. “And it will symbolize the resurgence of the Southern Gateway neighborhood that surrounds it.”

    Services will include:
    – The Columbus Public Health Women, Infants and Children program;

    – Family practice, Obstetrics and gynaecology, and internal medicine from Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers;

    – Physical and Occupational therapy services, clinical dietetics services, the Moms2Be Program and other specialty services from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center;

    – Behavioral services from North Community Counseling Centers.

    “Neighborhood Health Centers provide a critical level of health and wellness services in chronically underserved neighborhoods,” said Priscilla R. Tyson, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. “This new John Maloney Center continues the City’s commitment to building a safer, healthier and more sustainable South Side.”

    The building’s architect is the DesignGroup, and it will be constructed by Daimler Group. The total project is expected to cost almost $8.6 million. The John R. Maloney Family Health & Wellness Center is expected to open one year from now, in September of 2013. The facility will be a cornerstone of the revitalization of the Southern Gateway neighborhood led by the City of Columbus, private-sector champions and other community partners.

    “The rebirth of the John R. Maloney Health Center could not be possible without the support of the city of Columbus, our strong community partners and the neighborhood leaders of the South Side,” said Tom Horan, CEO of Columbus Neighborhood Heath Centers. “It is an honor and a privilege to provide these integrated, high-quality and affordable primary care services to our valued families here on the South Side and throughout Columbus.”



    News said:

    The building’s architect is the DesignGroup, and it will be constructed by Daimler Group.

    Hopefully, this architect/builder team remembers to put a roof on the building, unlike the previous Maloney Health Center.



    Crane Group giving $1M toward Southern Gateway Initiative
    Business First by Evan Weese, Web coordinator
    Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Crane Group is giving $1 million to redevelop a centerpiece of the city’s Southern Gateway Initiative. The contribution, in recognition of the Columbus plastic company’s 65th anniversary, will go toward the rehabilitation of the Southern Gateway neighborhood’s Reeb elementary school, which will offer social programming and house the South Side Learning Center.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/09/20/crane-group-giving-1m-toward-southern.html




    Thieves Crash Car into Carry Out To Steal 100 Cartons of Cigarettes

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thieves used a car to break through the gates of a carryout to steal cigarettes around 2 a.m. Monday.

    The thieves cut through a steel gate and turned outdoor security cameras away before plowing what police said was a stolen Ford Focus into E Jay’s Drive Thru, located along Parsons Avenue.

    The men used a sledgehammer to break open an office door and used trash cans to haul away about 100 boxes of cigarettes.

    The entire robbery took about five minutes.



    Stabilization Program Bringing New Life To Columbus Neighborhood
    By: NBC4 | NBC4
    Published: November 20, 2012

    The City of Columbus is using money from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to help Central Ohioans reclaim their neighborhoods. The program has been so successful that it has begun to generate its own funds. City leaders have worked with local groups to use the money from the program to renovate or tear down abandoned structures.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/nov/20/stabilization-program-bringing-new-life-columbus-n-ar-1247130/



    Proposal Would Remove Some On-Street Parking Along Parsons Avenue
    Tuesday December 4, 2012 5:56 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A proposed plan to ease traffic congestion along Parsons Avenue would eliminate some on-street parking spaces. The city wants to add a center turn lane between Livingston Avenue and Hosack Street. City officials said that the project would make the route safer to travel.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/12/04/columbus-proposal-would-remove-parking-along-parsons.html



    South Side Renewal Afoot After 2012 State Of City Address Promise
    February 21, 2013
    by Mandie Trimble
    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will make his annual state of the city address this evening at South High School. The event’s location is not far from some substantial improvements being made to the city’s South Side neighborhood, a proposal made in last year’s address. WOSU looks back on some of last year’s promises.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/02/21/south-side-renewal-afoot-after-2012-state-of-city-address-promise/

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