Columbus Sprawl Slows Down and Gets Smarter

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Two weeks ago, The Dispatch ran a story about the annexation and growth of the City of Columbus. The article was fairly straightforward with it’s message of advocating smart growth policies within our existing city boundaries, and abandoning the aggressive outward annexation that was pursued during the latter half of the 20th century. What the […]


Columbus Needs to Grow Upward, Not Outward

Walker Evans Walker Evans

There was an interesting article in The Dispatch yesterday that you may have overlooked during the holiday: City shouldn’t push outward, critics contend. Denser growth is something that many urban living enthusiasts have been advocating for a long time, so this concept isn’t really anything new. But what it does display could be a changing […]


Development Deal in Jerome Township may be the answer to the City of Columbus’ financial woes

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The City of Dublin is attempting to annex around 300 acres of land from Jerome Township for development. This would require Dublin to cut a deal with the City of Columbus and at would require water and sewer services from the City of Columbus. This 300 acres is the beginning of Dublin’s plan to create […]


City’s measured growth conserves past gains


The Dispatch wrote A sharp slowdown in the city of Columbus’ once-sprawling growth isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. Thursday, February 14, 2008 Blossoming like a well-cultivated rose is, in Columbus’ case, preferable to growing like a weed. That’s not to question the benefit of the city’s policies of the past. Anyone conversant with Columbus’ […]


Columbus has a slowing appetite for annexation

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus still has an appetite for annexation, but it’s swallowing up land much slower lately Monday, February 4, 2008 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS Columbus used to grow like a weed. But lately, its suburbs are more likely to be broadening their borders. In Franklin County last year, Columbus added 111 acres while Hilliard […]


Not on the brink: Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote On the brink: Columbus Sunday, December 9, 2007 BY JOE HALLETT, ALAN JOHNSON AND MARK NIQUETTE The aggressive growth policy Sensenbrenner spun in motion during a record 14 years as mayor, beginning in 1954, catapulted Columbus from a cowtown with a good football team to a dynamic urban gem that sparkled as […]


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