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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 Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

The work of architects has an impact on our lives every day. But how does that work get done? This week, we’re talking architecture and development with the principal of architecture and design firm JBAD, Jonathan Barnes. We discussed how architecture firms work, the importance of relationships, the issues that should be kept in mind […]

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Mixed-Use Project Planned for Parsons Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Project Planned for Parsons Avenue

A nonprofit organization has decided to replace two single family homes on Parsons Avenue with a new, three-story building that will hold 12 apartments. Brian Higgins, Executive Director of the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation (PARC), said that the organization has been renting out the two homes – located at 921 and 923 Parsons Ave. – […]

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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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