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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Newark Zoning To Limit New Downtown Businesses
    By STEVE WAINFOR
    Published: August 23, 2010

    The city of Newark has been trying to make its Downtown a destination point for visitors to Licking County. By tearing down older buildings and updating others, the city is trying to attract new businesses to the area.

    But with a new piece of legislation, not all new businesses are wanted. The new legislation, which currently passed committee, says that no new tattoo parlors, pawns shops or auto-repair businesses will be allowed to set up shop Downtown. Also, businesses that need a liquor permit will now have to get a conditional use permit.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2010/aug/23/3/newark-zoning-will-limit-new-businesses-downtown-ar-205323/

    #385605
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Newark’s Midland Theatre gets state cash
    Business First
    Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    The operators of the renovated Midland Theatre in Newark are getting some help from the state as they make continued improvements to the 82-year-old landmark.

    The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission recently approved a $300,000 grant to the Newark Midland Theatre Association Inc. The group wants to make several improvements to the performance center and concert hall, including adding a dressing room shower and box office and board room renovations and roof improvements.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2010/11/24/newarks-midland-theatre-gets-state-cash.html

    #385606
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Newark pursues studies of transit needs
    6:37 AM, Feb. 13, 2011

    Written by
    KENT MALLETT
    Advocate Reporter

    Newark officials hope to better understand the public’s transportation needs and clear up misconceptions about the city’s current transit program.

    The city recently invited requests for proposals from consulting firms interested in helping the city with feasibility studies of fixed-route transit, an intermodal passenger hub and streetcars.

    READ MORE: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20110213/NEWS01/102130302/1006/sports/Newark-pursues-studies-transit-needs?odyssey=nav|head

    #385607

    Antonio
    Member

    Walker wrote >>
    Newark pursues studies of transit needs
    6:37 AM, Feb. 13, 2011
    Written by
    KENT MALLETT
    Advocate Reporter
    Newark officials hope to better understand the public’s transportation needs and clear up misconceptions about the city’s current transit program.
    The city recently invited requests for proposals from consulting firms interested in helping the city with feasibility studies of fixed-route transit, an intermodal passenger hub and streetcars.
    READ MORE: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20110213/NEWS01/102130302/1006/sports/Newark-pursues-studies-transit-needs?odyssey=nav|head

    Who knew Newark Ohio had money to burn ?

    #385608
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    There’s a huge opportunity for Newark to make an investment in public infrastructure than can be used to leverage new development.

    #385609
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Newark mayor proposes solar field, downtown bike path
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    BY JOSH JARMAN
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    NEWARK, Ohio – Mayor Bob Diebold unveiled a citywide initiative yesterday aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles for Newark residents while also attracting businesses and promoting renewable energy.

    Diebold said his Healthy Green and Growing campaign would help the city meet many of its challenges. Among them: an older population, increased energy costs, limited natural resources, obesity and other health problems, and an aging city infrastructure.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/03/23/copy/newark-mayor-proposes-solar-field-downtown-bike-path.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

    #385610

    groundrules
    Participant

    substitute ‘bikepath’ with ‘4-wheeler path’ and i think you got a winner.

    #385611

    News
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    Once-busy downtown Newark on up and up
    By Lori Kurtzman
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Monday June 18, 2012 4:56 AM

    NEWARK, Ohio — The downtown here is like so many downtowns, a once-bustling place left behind in the enthusiasm for shiny malls and suburban homes. The department stores are all gone. Some of the city’s most beautiful buildings sit empty.

    It will never be the way it was, said Jeff Hall, mayor of this 48,000-resident Licking County seat, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be something else. With several major building projects in the works, city leaders hope downtown Newark is poised to become a new kind of destination for visitors and locals.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/06/18/once-busy-downtown-newark-on-up-and-up.html

    #385612

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    South Main development plans picking up steam
    3:57 PM, Jun. 25, 2012
    Written by
    Brian Miller
    Sentinel Reporter

    A Columbus developer has spread dirt on a five-acre site on South Main Street on which it plans to put up three commercial buildings. Metropolitan Partners has done grading work in preparation for construction of building pads and parking areas, said company president Tim Rollins. The spreading of the dirt, which was stockpiled on the property, was regulated by a village-approved plan that called for various drainage-related improvements.

    READ MORE: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20120625/COMMUNITIES02/120625007

    #385613

    News
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    Ohio Cities Clean Up Neighborhoods By Tearing Down Homes
    Tuesday October 23, 2012 5:06 PM

    NEWARK, Ohio – Newark is one of the Ohio cities that are aggressively using tax free money to clean up neighborhoods. One home on Chestnut Street in Newark was recently taken down.

    “I hate to see it go, but it has to go,” said neighbor Robert Sponseller. “If nobody is going to use it, get it out of here.”

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/10/23/newark-home-demolitions.html

    #1079376

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    Downtown Newark In The Midst Of Revitalization Project
    By Bryant Somerville
    Thursday May 21, 2015 11:50 PM

    “This is a great project,” Newark Mayor, Jeff Hall, said. “It’s one of the biggest projects Newark’s done. You can take a downtown and do nothing to it and nothing’s going to change. Or, we can change that; have short-term pains, but in the long run more people downtown…more sales.”

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2015/05/21/newark-ohio-downtown-newark-in-the-midst-of-revitalization-project.html

    #1089498

    News
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    Licking County residents back to buying, building homes
    Kent Mallett 7:16 p.m. EDT August 15, 2015

    NEWARK – Licking County residents are buying homes, building homes, finding jobs and spending money this year at a faster rate than any year since the recession of 2007-09.

    READ MORE: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2015/08/15/licking-county-residents-back-buying-building-homes/31796993/

    #1095866

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    Improving neighborhoods key to Newark’s development
    Kent Mallett, Reporter 5:47 p.m. EDT October 3, 2015

    NEWARK — The Licking County economy has made great improvements since the depths of the Great Recession six years ago, but for many Newark residents, little has changed and the struggle continues.

    READ MORE: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2015/10/03/newark-neighborhoods-housing-economy/73079690/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

    #1104736

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    Newark opens first roundabout in downtown project
    Barrett Lawlis, Reporter 4:09 p.m. EST November 25, 2015

    NEWARK – The first roundabout opened in Newark on Wednesday, marking the end of the second phase of the downtown utility improvement project. Located at South Park Place and South Second Street, it is first of four roundabouts to be installed around the Courthouse Square as part of the $19.9 million project to upgrade downtown’s water and gas utilities.

    READ MORE: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2015/11/25/newark-opens-first-roundabout-downtown-project/76321286/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

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