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Opinion: Preservation Efforts Should be Used for Progress, Not NIMBYism

Josh Lapp Josh Lapp Opinion: Preservation Efforts Should be Used for Progress, Not NIMBYism

Numerous proposals, contentious meetings, and contemptuous rejections characterize the 18-month saga of a proposed development at the corner of Livingston and City Park Avenues on the edge of German Village. Through multiple iterations, the opponents of the hotel have depicted it as “huge” and “alarmingly different” and bemoan further development of the neighborhood remarking that […]

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Transit Columbus Pushes for New Circulator, Ballot Measure in 2020

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Columbus Pushes for New Circulator, Ballot Measure in 2020

Local advocacy group Transit Columbus has released a new policy agenda that calls for — among other things — a second Downtown circulator and a 2020 ballot measure to raise money for transit improvements. Josh Lapp, Board Chair of Transit Columbus, says that they’ve dubbed the proposed circulator the DBUS, a play on the existing […]

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Some Major Property Owners Opt Out of Free Bus Pass Program

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Major Property Owners Opt Out of Free Bus Pass Program

The new free Downtown bus pass program — now dubbed C-Pass and set to roll out in June — has been hailed as an innovative approach to solving the Downtown parking shortage and a new way to convert car-centric commuters in Columbus into bus riders. The program is made possible by a host of partners, […]

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Street Party in the Short North Will Double as Ideas Session for Public Art Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Street Party in the Short North Will Double as Ideas Session for Public Art Plan

The folks behind a plan for public art on High Street in the Short North are throwing a party to get the public involved in the process. GoLive with Art on High will feature over 30 local musicians, stationed at 10 different spots all along High Street. The musicians will swap places every hour, from […]

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Four-Story Building Approved for UDF Site in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Four-Story Building Approved for UDF Site in Short North

A four-story building will soon rise on the current site of the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot in the Short North. The latest proposal from Elford Development for the corner was approved at last week’s Italian Village Commission meeting. The building will feature large storefronts for retail and restaurant uses along both […]

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258 Apartments, 95 Condos Approved for Jeffrey Park in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren 258 Apartments, 95 Condos Approved for Jeffrey Park in Italian Village

The next two phases of the Jeffrey Park development were unanimously approved last night by the Italian Village Commission. That means another 258 apartments, 95 “condo flats” and well over 500 parking spaces (mostly in garages) will be added to the 40-acre site. Rob Harris of Wagenbrenner Development said that the plan is to break […]

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New Stonewall Proposal Calls for Preserving Existing Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Stonewall Proposal Calls for Preserving Existing Buildings

After receiving some pushback from the Italian Village Commission about a plan to demolish and replace their current building at 1160 North High Street, Stonewall Columbus has returned with a proposal that keeps the 1950’s-era building. The new plan calls for a three-story addition that would connect that building to another existing building – a […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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