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Coalition Hopes to Elevate Affordable Housing as Key Issue in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Coalition Hopes to Elevate Affordable Housing as Key Issue in Columbus

Columbus has received a lot of attention for its diversified economy, low unemployment rate, strong housing market and high rankings in various national lists. It has also never been more clear, though, that not all are sharing in the city’s prosperity. Two different studies this year judged the Columbus metropolitan area to be one of […]

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Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) recently completed a comprehensive redesign of the bus network in Columbus – their Transit System Review recommended more-frequent buses in the urban core and a host of other changes, all without increasing the overall budget. While the new network will be slowly rolled out over the course of the […]

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Homeport Addresses the Future of Affordable Housing in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Addresses the Future of Affordable Housing in Columbus

Homeport has been building and preserving affordable housing in Columbus for over 25 years. Amy Klaben started volunteering with the organization in 1988 (when it was known as the Columbus Housing Partnership), and came on board as President/CEO in 2000. Klaben, along with VP of Community and Government Relations Maude Hill and Communications Specialist Steve Nichol, recently took […]

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Amy Klaben of Homeport Talks Affordable Housing and Urban Development in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Amy Klaben of Homeport Talks Affordable Housing and Urban Development in Columbus

Homeport has been building and preserving affordable housing in Columbus for over 25 years. Amy Klaben started volunteering with the organization in 1988 (when it was known as the Columbus Housing Partnership), and came on board as President/CEO in 2000. Klaben, along with VP of Community and Government Relations Maude Hill and Communications Specialist Steve Nichol, recently took […]

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Study Results Show Impact of Different Types of Development on Region

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Results Show Impact of Different Types of Development on Region

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission – along with partners Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus – have released the final draft of their Insight2050 report. The aim of the study is to paint a detailed picture of four different growth scenarios for the region, providing public and private decision makers with a huge amount of […]

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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Growth in Central Ohio

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Growth in Central Ohio

The Mid Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC) is working with Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus to head up a new effort called insight2050. Planning firm Calthorpe and Associates has been hired to develop a detailed description of four different growth scenarios for the region. MORPC has shared the preliminary findings from the study, which aims to […]

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New Study Asks: Can We Stop the Sprawl in Columbus?

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Study Asks: Can We Stop the Sprawl in Columbus?

Preliminary findings from a new study paint a clear picture — if Columbus and its neighboring suburban jurisdictions continue to build housing and roads the way they always have, the region will sprawl an additional 480 square miles by 2050. (To put that number into perspective, the current land area of the City of Columbus […]

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