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Far West Side revival plotted to reverse decline

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The Dispatch wrote West Side revival plotted Local governments uniting to reverse regional decline Monday, November 12, 2007 BY MARK FERENCHIK A plan to revive the faltering Westland Mall and soon-to-close Delphi Corp. plant could ultimately include a tax- sharing agreement between Franklin County, Columbus and Franklin Township. It’s a plan of regional importance to […]


Amended South Side plan ready for review

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This Week News wrote Amended South Side plan ready for review Thursday, November 1, 2007 SUE HAGAN Merion Village and Schumacher Place residents can peek into the possible future of their neighborhoods during presentations of the Amended South Side plan tonight and next week. They will hear about a lot of ideas in the areas […]


The Greater Parsons Avenue Vision Plan

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Merion Village Blog wrote Parsons Avenue November 3rd, 2007 There’s something I’ve always liked about Parsons Avenue. When the street is damp and the lights reflect off of the pavement and one squints just a little, it can look just like a street scape out of the 1930’s. There’s a few more things are not […]


The I-70/71 corridor: Wrecks waiting to happen

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote The I-70/71 corridor: Where wrecks are waiting to happen Monday, October 29, 2007 By Suzanne Hoholik According to a Dispatch analysis, a two-vehicle rear-ender on a clear, dry day — is the most common of the 830 wrecks that happen on average every year in the corridor that includes I-71 from […]


New Courthouse Design Getting Revamped

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Courthouse price tag soars by $11 million Friday, October 19, 2007 By Barbara Carmen Franklin County commissioners were reeling from sticker shock yesterday, after learning their dazzling, $105 million glass courthouse could run 10 percent over budget unless they make hard choices. “It looks like $11 million in compromises,” Commissioner Paula […]


Two-Way Gay Street Almost Finished. Who’s Next?

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Now that the restoration of Gay Street into a two-way street is almost finished, I think it’s time to figure out where the next conversion should be. I know the city has plans to restore quite a few of the downtown one-way thoroughfares back into pedestrian-friendly, landscaped boulevards that will invite people to do more […]


I-670 cap becoming restaurant row


The Columbus Dispatch wrote I-670 cap becoming restaurant row Thursday, October 11, 2007 By Amy Saunders After three years of nearly constant transition, the Cap at Union Station is starting to chart a clearer direction: all restaurants, no retail. Once Tropical Trends and Thomas Jeffrey move out by November, restaurants will rule the shop-free cap, […]


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