Charles Thompkins grew up in Milo-Grogan and has been actively involved as a leader in the neighborhood for decades. That involvement has ranged from serving as Chair of the Milo-Grogan Area Commission, to creating the Milo Fest, to organizing an adopt-a-family effort at Christmas that is now in its 35th year. “I’ve been doing this kind […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.