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Community Conversations: Gentrification’s Challenge to History

Anne Evans Anne Evans Community Conversations: Gentrification’s Challenge to History

Join us for a FREE Community Conversation on the topic: Gentrification’s Challenge to the King-Lincoln Cultural History. Are online social networks and chat groups among recently-arrived residents to the Near East Side a new form of “redlining?” Do they reflect an internet age tactic designed to exclude “the other?” Is it the civic responsibility of […]

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Discussion Highlights Tensions on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Discussion Highlights Tensions on Near East Side

A groundbreaking ceremony was held this earlier this summer at 818 E. Long St., where a mixed-use development called Adelphi Quarter will bring 130 new apartments and 9,000 square feet of retail space to the King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood. Although development on the Near East Side is not a new phenomenon – rehabs of single family […]

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Gentrification: Town Meeting

Anne Evans Anne Evans Gentrification: Town Meeting

Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district’s character and culture. It includes the displacement of poor communities by rich outsiders. But the effects of gentrification are complex and contradictory, and its real impact […]

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Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All

The Columbus region will add 1 million new residents over the next three decades. While that rate of growth will feel relatively steady in the coming years — that’s around a 1.5 percent annual increase in population — the long term effects will add up to be a very drastic change to central Ohio. While Columbus and […]

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Land Trust Touted as Anti-Gentrification Tool

Brent Warren Brent Warren Land Trust Touted as Anti-Gentrification Tool

The City of Columbus and Franklin County announced last week the creation of the Central Ohio Community Land Trust, to be overseen by the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation. It’s an effort that has been in the works for months, and one that advocates hope can become an effective tool in the fight against gentrification. […]

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Displacement of Seniors’ Housing Forum

Anne Evans Anne Evans Displacement of Seniors’ Housing Forum

Are you concerned about gentrification and the displacement of local seniors? Are you a senior with a story to tell about your housing? You are invited to a Public Forum to meet with representatives from City Council, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Columbus Public Health, City Code Enforcement and others.

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To Be a Good Neighbor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega To Be a Good Neighbor

Outsider moves into a new neighborhood — it’s a decent house, inexpensive, and the realtor used the words “up-and-coming.” Some like to say it’s getting “cleaned up,” or, in an even less tactful way, “nearing complete gentrification.” In other words: the poor black and brown (and sometimes white) people are on their way out. Meanwhile, […]

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