In Search of a City: New Year’s Wish List Part Deux

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From The Blog: In Search of a City: New Year’s Wish List Part Deux With 500 new, market-rate housing units between Broad Street and Nationwide Boulevard, the area has gained enough households to support some neighborhood retail stores. Add 41,000 employees and 1135 hotel rooms within a five-minute walk of Broad and High, and […]


Best Urban Development of 2008: Gay Street

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(Photo by Columbusite) The fan-favorite nomination for our “Best Urban Development of 2008” was actually not contained to one specific project, but a whole cluster of development that occurred along Gay Street in the past year. The new Residence Inn hotel opened in February at the corner of Gay & Pearl. The Neighborhood Launch project […]


Thoughts on Urban Renewal in 2009

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From Elephants on Bicycles: WOSU Commentary – Urban Renewal By Andrew Miller [LISTEN  HERE] It’s a new year. For many that means change. Some change you choose, such as making resolutions; some change is thrust upon you. My change came in the form of my work moving from a downtown office tower to a converted […]


Grandview Yard worries Mayor Coleman

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From The Dispatch: Coleman asks for more details before committing to help Grandview Yard Thursday,  January 8, 2009 By Martin Rozenman Grandview Heights’ massive plan for commercial, retail and residential development between Goodale Boulevard and W. 3rd Avenue has Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman concerned. Coleman sent Grandview Mayor Ray DeGraw a letter on Nov. […]


CU Podcast Episode #02: Downtown Retailers

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This week we explore the state of retail in Downtown Columbus and our guests include three Main Street retailers: Jeffrey Zettler of Zettler Hardware, Terry Daniels of CJ Daniels, and Yusuf Sadiq of Y Sadiq Diamond. Join us as we discuss the challenges they’ve faced, the successes they’ve seen, and their opinions on what the […]


Transportation MATTERS coalition has been formed

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(Press Release) A new broad-based, statewide transportation coalition has been formed to advocate for a strategic new approach to improving transportation in Ohio, including new and increased funding for all modes of travel, it was announced on Tuesday.


Historic Clintonville & Beechwold Book Release

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A new book about the history of the Clintonville and Beechwold neighborhoods of Columbus will be released next Monday, January 12th. The 128-page book belongs to the “Images of America” series from Arcadia Publishing and was written by longtime local Clintonville resident, Shirley Hyatt. The book’s official website details the evolution of these neighborhoods from […]


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