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Never Built Columbus: Transit

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: Transit

Here’s a scene from an alternate universe – an OSU student boards a streetcar at 11th Avenue and takes it down High Street to Nationwide Boulevard, where she walks down some stairs to a boarding platform to catch a train to Cleveland for the holidays (oh, and her brother arrives from his home on the […]

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The Confluence Cast: Development in Reynoldsburg

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Development in Reynoldsburg

The City of Reynoldsburg is in for some big changes in the coming years. How they go about that change and get buy-in from their residents is key to their success. Columbus Underground Reporter Brent Warren sat down with OHM Advisors Principal Aaron Domini and the city’s Director of Development Andrew Bowsher to talk about […]

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Reynoldsburg Planning for Wave of New Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren Reynoldsburg Planning for Wave of New Development

Reynoldsburg officials are touting a handful of recently-completed projects and several more in the planning stages as evidence that change is coming to the suburb on the far east side of Columbus. It’s what could come next, though, that will really get people’s attention. A mixed-use development featuring buildings as tall as seven stories is […]

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New Plan Will Make Transit Recommendations for Northwest Corridor

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Will Make Transit Recommendations for Northwest Corridor

The City of Columbus announced today the next step in a process that started in back in 2014, when the Insight 2050 initiative highlighted the need for more focused and concentrated growth in the region. Last spring’s Corridor Concepts study recommended dense development and better transit along five regional corridors, and today, one of those […]

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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is the driving force behind some high-profile initiatives in Central Ohio, such as the Insight 2050 and Corridor Concepts studies and the proposal to connect Columbus to Chicago via high speed rail or Hyperloop. Columbus Underground recently sat down with MORPC Executive Director William Murdock, who was happy to […]

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Interview: Whitehall Leaders on Planning for a Changing Suburbia

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Whitehall Leaders on Planning for a Changing Suburbia

The recently-released Corridor Concepts study takes a deep dive into the impact that building dense development and better transit along five major corridors could have on the region. One of those corridors, East Main Street, runs directly through Whitehall, a suburb of about 19,000 people located six miles east of Downtown Columbus. Incorporated in 1947 […]

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Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Nearly five years ago, the Insight 2050 initiative helped to shine a light on the challenges that Central Ohio will face as a predicted one million new people move into the region. Today, with growth continuing at its highest rate yet — about 120 people are moving into the region every day — a new […]

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