West Side Development News & Discussion
May 6, 2014 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #1013958
New owners want it to be ‘premier’ community
By STEVE WARTENBERG
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.November 11, 2014 9:17 am at 9:17 am #1049799
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-bw1May 25, 2015 1:21 pm at 1:21 pm #1077640
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-bw1July 21, 2015 11:54 am at 11:54 am #1085868
HOLLYWOOD CASINO BOOSTS DEVELOPMENT ON COLUMBUS’ WEST SIDE
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.htmlJuly 21, 2015 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #1085944
Anyone have a link to that Loneliest Neighborhood article?September 17, 2015 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #1093766
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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