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Interview: Retiring Homeport CEO Bruce Luecke Talks Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Retiring Homeport CEO Bruce Luecke Talks Affordable Housing

Last month, Homeport CEO Bruce Luecke announced that he would be retiring at the end of the year. The former banking executive led the affordable housing nonprofit for over five years, overseeing the development of new housing throughout Central Ohio while also working to make sure the organization’s many tenants stayed housed as the region’s […]

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New Design Proposed for Affordable Apartments Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Design Proposed for Affordable Apartments Downtown

Two different commissions will soon get a chance to weigh in on an updated design for Topiary Park Crossing, a 98-unit apartment building proposed for 497 E. Town St. The project will be presented to the Downtown Commission on August 24 and – because it is located in the East Town Historic District – to […]

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Updated: Linden Proposal Pits New Affordable Housing Against Existing Jobs, Neighbors Say

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updated: Linden Proposal Pits New Affordable Housing Against Existing Jobs, Neighbors Say

Update (7/27/21): Ascent Development chose to withdraw its development proposal for Bonham Avenue before it could come up for a vote last night at City Council. Ascent Principal Michael Rodriguez told CU that the decision to table the vote was made because “we ultimately did not have the votes needed to be successful.” He added; […]

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The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

As we navigate change, how can we create actionable plans for the future? Futurist Rebecca Ryan has a few ideas. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, her past work in Columbus led to the advent of the city’s young professional initiatives. We discussed the work of a futurist, the tangible things that can be done to improve […]

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Unique Process Has Guided Weinland Park Development Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Unique Process Has Guided Weinland Park Development Proposal

A new proposal for 50 E. Seventh Ave. was presented to the University Impact Review Board (UIDRB) last month. The plan calls for replacing several two and three-story apartment buildings with a six-story, 150-unit mixed-use building. Although the June 24 meeting marked the first time the proposal was heard by the review board, the developer […]

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Renter Mentor Stepping Up Efforts as Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renter Mentor Stepping Up Efforts as Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

Renter Mentor, a startup social enterprise that launched in 2019, has spent the past year adapting on the fly as the impact of the pandemic has continued to be felt by Columbus residents in need of affordable housing. The company’s initial focus – an online platform designed to connect tenants looking for affordable housing with […]

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Advocates Say Budget Measure Would Undermine State’s Affordable Housing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Advocates Say Budget Measure Would Undermine State’s Affordable Housing

By Marty Schladen Scores of Ohio business and social service organizations are voicing opposition to a move by Senate President Matt Huffman to raise taxes on housing for the state’s poor. A spokesman for Huffman didn’t respond to a request for comment. But a measure that Huffman placed in the state budget would require county auditors […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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