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Construction Roundup: Easton Expansion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction Roundup: Easton Expansion

The developers of Easton Town Center announced their $500 million expansion plan in November of 2018, and work has continued at a steady pace ever since. The first new businesses opened late last year, and more were scheduled to open this spring, although many of those plans have been put on hold due to the […]

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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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Emptier Roads = More Speeding by Columbus Drivers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Emptier Roads = More Speeding by Columbus Drivers

A new data analysis from a group of Ohio State University researchers has confirmed a phenomenon that many of us have observed since the coronavirus pandemic began impacting daily life in Columbus – people are driving really fast on those newly-empty roads. OSU’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) used data from the transportation […]

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Updated: COTA Restores Some Previously Cut Service

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updated: COTA Restores Some Previously Cut Service

UPDATE (5/4/2020): One week after announcing the suspension of early morning and late night service (see article below), COTA announced on May 2 that it will be restoring early morning service to six high-frequency lines. Starting on May 5, Lines 1, 2, 8, 10, 22 and the CMAX will start running at 5 a.m. Late […]

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Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Editor’s note: This article is being updated regularly to include additional information about industries and employers that are hiring around Columbus. It was originally published on March 23.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact already, with many people across […]

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OSU Pausing Work on Some Construction Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Pausing Work on Some Construction Projects

The uncertain impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ohio State’s financial outlook is starting to affect the institution’s large pipeline of construction projects. Although most of the campus buildings that are currently under construction will be finished, the pause button is being hit on future phases of some larger projects, and many buildings that were […]

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Lime Bringing Scooters Back, Offering Free Rides for Health Care Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lime Bringing Scooters Back, Offering Free Rides for Health Care Workers

Lime is returning to the Columbus market today, deploying about a hundred of its rentable electric scooters around several central city neighborhoods. Crew Cypher, Midwest General Manager for Lime, said that more scooters could be added in the future, depending on demand. The deployment comes along with a new policy that will offer free 30-minute […]

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