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Rental Assistance Available Starting Today

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rental Assistance Available Starting Today

Applications are being accepted starting today for emergency rental assistance from both Franklin County Job and Family Services and IMPACT Community Action. Renters seeking assistance can go to jfs.franklincountyohio.gov for information on the new county-administered grant money, which is available to those at 165%, 200% or 300% of the poverty level. Information on applying for […]

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Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

The Downtown Commission met virtually this morning, the first convening of the board since the spread of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of all such meetings in March. The agenda was longer than usual, with 11 applicants seeking certificates of appropriateness for their projects and another two going before the board for initial conceptual reviews. […]

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Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated

A plan to renovate a pair of historic buildings in Franklinton got another hearing yesterday. The former warehouse buildings at 373 and 375 W. Rich St. have been vacant for decades and have significant structural issues. The buildings, which survived the 1913 flood and are listed on both national and local historic registries, sit immediately […]

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Scioto Peninsula Buildings Headline Busy Downtown Commission Agenda

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scioto Peninsula Buildings Headline Busy Downtown Commission Agenda

The Downtown Commission is scheduled to hear a full slate of development proposals at its meeting on May 26, including the first phase of the Scioto Peninsula development. The meeting, which will be held virtually, will be the first to take place since the city cancelled all such public meetings in March, at the beginning […]

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MORPC Releases Hyperloop Feasibility Study

Brent Warren Brent Warren MORPC Releases Hyperloop Feasibility Study

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has released a new report on the feasibility of connecting Chicago, Columbus and Pittsburgh via hyperloop. “We have continued to advance the work along this corridor ever since winning the Virgin Hyperloop One Global Challenge for the Midwest Connect route, and conducting this feasibility study was one of our first, […]

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Linden Shuttle Cleared to Operate, But No Date Set for Return

Brent Warren Brent Warren Linden Shuttle Cleared to Operate, But No Date Set for Return

The EasyMile shuttles that were barred from operating nationwide after an incident in Linden last February are now cleared to run again, but don’t expect to see the self-driving vehicles back on local streets any time soon. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced late last week that they had approved the company’s return-to-service plan […]

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CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

Lyft is now offering free rides on CoGo bikes for healthcare workers. The company, which has operated the local bike share system since late 2018, made the announcement yesterday. “Lyft is committed to increasing transportation access to those who need it most,” said Caroline Samponaro, Head of Micromobility Policy at Lyft, in a statement. “As […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!