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Update on Dublin Technology Corridor Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Update on Dublin Technology Corridor Project

Three months ago, we reported on an emerging development deal being orchestrated by the City of Columbus that would allow the City of Dublin to annex 277 acres of land that currently belongs to Jerome Township. This land makes up one smaller piece of what Dublin has planned as a massive 3000-acre Technology Corridor along […]


Interview with Mayor Coleman on Issue One

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Yesterday afternoon, we sat down with Mayor Michael Coleman to learn more about Issue One, the .5% tax increase proposal to help maintain city services and balance the city budget. Below we have posted the entirety of the audio of the discussion for everyone to listen in on. The first half of the podcast is […]


Columbus Using Stimulus to Go Greener

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last night, City Council approved an ordinance to accept $7.4 million in federal stimulus dollars to help fund a variety of energy efficiency and energy conservation projects throughout the city. The stimulus money was granted to be targeted at reducing fossil fuel emissions, reducing the city’s energy use, improving energy efficiency, and creating and retaining […]


New Downtown Recycling Initiative Announced

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A new recycling program was announced earlier today that targets both residential and business partners in the Downtown area and aims to reduce landfill waste coming out of Downtown by up to 66%. The program was launched as a public-private partnership between the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, the City of Columbus, the Ohio Department […]


Columbus Economy Fares Better Than Rest of Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From Business First of Columbus: Report: Columbus holding its own amid recession Columbus is feeling the sting of the recession like any other metropolitan area in the nation, but a new report indicates it’s holding up better than other big cities in Ohio – not to mention dozens of other major cities in the U.S. […]


City’s Capital Investment Budget Turns Minimal

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Columbus spending plan full of grim news By Robert Vitale City Council members approved a 2009 capital-spending plan last night that includes no new city-funded road work, equipment purchases, park improvements or building projects. The capital budget totals $457 million, but about 90 percent of that money will go toward water, sewer […]


Coleman Chats With Dispatch Readers on Tax Levy

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Earlier today, Mayor Mike Coleman logged on to an online chat session at Dispatch.com to field questions regarding the .5 percent tax increase issue coming up on August 4th. Many of the questions revolved around trash and yard waste services, while other chatroom participants suggested a variety of tax-hike alternatives that are outside the jurisdiction […]


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