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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is the driving force behind some high-profile initiatives in Central Ohio, such as the Insight 2050 and Corridor Concepts studies and the proposal to connect Columbus to Chicago via high speed rail or Hyperloop. Columbus Underground recently sat down with MORPC Executive Director William Murdock, who was happy to […]

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Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Nearly five years ago, the Insight 2050 initiative helped to shine a light on the challenges that Central Ohio will face as a predicted one million new people move into the region. Today, with growth continuing at its highest rate yet — about 120 people are moving into the region every day — a new […]

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Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

The Insight 2050 initiative from the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has drawn a lot of attention to predicted population and job growth in the region and the need to plan for it. City planners, elected officials, and developers all tend to agree on one basic takeaway of the study – that future development […]

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Interview: Shannon Hardin on Development, Transit & the Densification of Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Shannon Hardin on Development, Transit & the Densification of Columbus

A lot has happened in Columbus since Shannon Hardin was first appointed to City Council in October of 2014, especially in the transportation and urban development realm – the city won the Smart City challenge grant, new mixed-use projects have continued to pop up all throughout the central city, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority […]

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Fast Forward: The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Short North

Last week’s news that Kaufman Development is proposing a 10-story development in the Short North is just the latest in a recent string of announcements for the area. While the hip arts district has transformed dramatically from its beginnings in the early eighties, the next several years will see a more rapid evolution of the […]

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Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

The City of Columbus is moving ahead with plans to change the zoning code to better reflect recommendations made in the University District Plan. That plan was adopted in 2015 after more than a year’s worth of community meetings, but discrepancies between its recommendations and existing zoning (which the plan did not change) have been […]

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Lane Avenue Continues to Grow Taller in Upper Arlington

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lane Avenue Continues to Grow Taller in Upper Arlington

When the five-story mixed-use development known as “The Lane” (most popularly known as the home of Hudson 29) was completed in 2013, the landlocked suburb of Upper Arlington began to grow taller. That trend looks like it will continue with a handful of new proposals currently in the pipeline. The latest is another five-story mixed-use […]

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