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    New owners want it to be ‘premier’ community
    Monday May 5, 2014 9:42 AM

    When the chief operating officer of the company that owned Metro West said in March a buyer was interested in purchasing the troubled apartment complex located at 4312 Westport Road, Prairie Township Administrator Tracy Hatmaker was skeptical.

    “They’ve said they had buyers before, and then the buyers were elusive,” he said.

    On Tuesday, April 29, Hatmaker and other West Side business and community leaders learned that the Romney Group, run by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his son, Josh, had purchased the 1,732-unit apartment complex from Wingate LLC of New York for an undisclosed price.

    The Utah-based Romney Group invests in apartments, office buildings and industrial properties. It also owns and manages the Kingswood Court Apartments in Newark.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/west/news/2014/05/02/metro-west-sold-new-owners-want-it-to-be-premier-community.html



    New Park and Trailhead Designed to be West Side Destination
    November 11, 2014 9:12 am – Brent Warren

    The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is finalizing plans for a 45 acre park on the west side. Wilson Road Park, which will occupy a long-vacant triangle of land across the railroad tracks from the Hollywood Casino, will also serve as a trailhead for the recently-funded Columbus portion of the Camp Chase Trail.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-park-and-trailhead-designed-to-be-west-side-destination-bw1



    Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion
    May 25, 2015 1:16 pm – Brent Warren

    The city’s new Connect Columbus initiative got started last month with multiple “plan van” appearances around town and a series of meetings on the west side. Among the proposals and ideas discussed is a look at four different “premium transit” scenarios. Should Columbus pursue a straight-line light rail system like Salt Lake City, or a streetcar system meant to revitalize the urban core like Portland? How about the Charlotte model, in which a radial system connects different employment nodes to downtown via light rail and bus rapid transit?

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/transit-proposals-beginning-to-generate-discussion-bw1



    Jeff Bell
    From the August 2015 issue of Columbus CEO

    The glitzy opening of Hollywood Casino Columbus in 2012 came with plenty of talk about the positive impact the $400 million gaming palace off West Broad Street would have on efforts to rescue the surrounding neighborhood whose long-term future was not a safe bet by any measure.

    Now, as the casino approaches its three-year anniversary in October, there are signs that the hoped-for revitalization is taking hold in an area whose economic decline had been so precipitous that an Associated Press story referred to it as “America’s Loneliest Neighborhood” in 2009.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusceo.com/content/stories/2015/08/hollywood-casino-boosts-development-on-columbus-west-side.html

    Gus W
    Gus W

    Anyone have a link to that Loneliest Neighborhood article?



    West-side revival slow-moving 3 years after Hollywood Casino’s debut
    Sep 17, 2015, 11:51am EDT
    Evan Weese – Staff reporter – Columbus Business First

    Columbus’ west side can count some wins and some losses since betting on a Hollywood Casino Columbus-led revival starting in 2012. The $350 million facility itself employs 950 in a neighborhood scarred by the loss of manufacturing jobs. And a number of small businesses are seeing a bump in traffic with the help of thousands of daily visitors to the casino, says Haydocy Automotive President Chris Haydocy, whose Buick and GMC dealership on West Broad Street is rebounding to pre-recession sales levels this year.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/17/west-side-revival-slow-moving-3-years-after.html

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