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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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New Website Centralizes Information on Columbus Area Commissions

Susan Post Susan Post New Website Centralizes Information on Columbus Area Commissions

A new website launched by the Department of Neighborhoods is centralizing information about the city’s 21 Area Commissions. Created at the recommendation of the commissions, the website provides general information about Area Commissions, details on how to establish a new Commission, the appointment process and an interactive map. Links to each of the 21 commissions […]

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With Development Approvals on Hold, City Authorizes Virtual Commission Meetings

Brent Warren Brent Warren With Development Approvals on Hold, City Authorizes Virtual Commission Meetings

Mayor Andrew Ginther signed an executive order yesterday that will clear the way for area commissions, design review boards and historic commissions to meet virtually starting this month. That could mean approvals for some development proposals that have been held up since the cancellation of all such meetings in March. Along with the order, which […]

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City Proposes Area Commission Code Changes

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Proposes Area Commission Code Changes

Update as of 12/10/2019 at 11:25 a.m: On Monday, Dec. 9, City Council passed Ordinance 2952-2019, putting proposed changes to city code and Area Commissions into effect. One proposed change, the capping of the number of Area Commissioners on one commission to 17, was omitted as a result of public feedback. Columbus’ Department of Neighborhoods […]

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