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Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

Brent Warren Brent Warren Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

The stalled Cargominium project – a 25-unit apartment building made out of shipping containers on Old Leonard Avenue – has now been completely demolished, and crews were busy this morning carting scrap metal away from the site. Work first started on the affordable housing development in November of 2016, and by early 2017 the shell […]

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Work on Northwest Corridor Plan Advances, East and West Corridors to be Next

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work on Northwest Corridor Plan Advances, East and West Corridors to be Next

Work is progressing on a plan to bring new transit options and more concentrated development to the Northwest Side, and work will begin soon on a similar effort focused on two additional corridors – one extending west from Downtown, the other traveling east. The City of Columbus and its partners held a press conference today […]

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Three Affordable Housing Developments Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three Affordable Housing Developments Moving Forward

The City of Columbus announced this week that three affordable housing developments in Franklinton will be moving forward. The projects, which will bring a total of 150 units to three different sites in the neighborhood, will offer senior housing, apartments and single family homes that will be affordable to those making between 30% and 80% […]

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Equity, Stopping Racism Focus of Mayor’s State of the City

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Equity, Stopping Racism Focus of Mayor’s State of the City

In his 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Andrew Ginther spoke on an Equity Agenda and a focus on addressing racism and discrimination in the city. In his speech, he highlighted where the city stood on issues of infant mortality, diversity and inclusion, improving neighborhoods, affordable housing, public safety, innovation, economic development and sustainability. […]

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Affordable Housing Project Moves Forward Despite Opposition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Project Moves Forward Despite Opposition

A rare split vote from the Columbus City Council means that a 100-unit affordable housing project in the Southfield neighborhood on the South Side will be moving forward. Council voted 4-3 at its February 10 meeting to approve a rezoning for the project, which will offer supportive housing in a two-building complex at 2565 Lockbourne […]

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Platform Promises Access to Untapped Supply of Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Platform Promises Access to Untapped Supply of Affordable Housing

The issue of affordable housing in Central Ohio received a lot of attention in 2019 – a $100 million Housing Fund was established in June, and a bond package was approved by Columbus voters in May that allocated $50 million toward the cause. But what if there were a way to increase the supply of affordable housing in Columbus […]

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City Announces $25 Million Linden Initiative

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Announces $25 Million Linden Initiative

The City of Columbus announced a new initiative yesterday that is designed to implement some of the ideas laid out in last year’s One Linden plan. An initial donation of $5 million for the project will come from a national program run by JPMorgan Chase called Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods.   An additional […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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