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City Investigating Employee Who Helped Owner of Mayor’s Old House

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Investigating Employee Who Helped Owner of Mayor’s Old House

On Wednesday, the office of Mayor Michael Coleman issued a statement saying the Department of Development would conduct an investigation into a city employee’s aid of Jianhua Li, a Chinese businesswoman. Li also happens to be the woman who purchased Coleman’s former house on Haddon Road in 2010, a transaction that is now under investigation […]

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The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Walker Evans Walker Evans The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Borror Prorperties unveiled their newest project last Thursday, which includes a mix of office space and apartment units slated for the far west end of Nationwide Boulevard in an expansion area of The Arena District that some have dubbed “Pen West”. While Borror’s five-and-a-half acre development proposal is impressive in size, it’s actually just one […]

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Historic Downtown Power Plant Building May Be Redeveloped

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Downtown Power Plant Building May Be Redeveloped

The historic Columbus Municipal Light Plant building located at 555 West Nationwide Boulevard may soon get a new lease on life. The Columbus Department of Development has issued a request for proposals for the redevelopment of this West Arena District site. “We had a few people express interest in the property,” explained Steven Schoney, Director of the Department […]

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Interview: New Columbus Development Director Steven Schoeny

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: New Columbus Development Director Steven Schoeny

Steven Schoeny was appointed earlier this month to serve as the next director of the Department of Development for the City of Columbus. As director he will oversee a wide range of divisions responsible for things like zoning, code enforcement, planning, neighborhood services and the city’s land bank, as well as provide direction for the economic […]

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