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Interview: Keith Myers on OSU’s Growth, the Arena District’s Origin Story, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Keith Myers on OSU’s Growth, the Arena District’s Origin Story, and More

A look at the original master plan for the Arena District reveals a template for urban development that has since become very familiar –a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development featuring restaurants, offices and apartments. When the project was first proposed, though, that was a new idea for Columbus, and not everyone was convinced it would work. The […]

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The Confluence Cast: Real Estate at OSU

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Real Estate at OSU

Much like the rest of our city, the land controlled by and surrounding The Ohio State University is continually evolving. Columbus Underground Reporter Brent Warren spoke with Ohio State’s Vice President of Planning, Architecture and Real Estate, Keith Myers, to discuss their framework plan, the importance of connecting the university to the surrounding community, and […]

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Rapid 5 Project Aims to Connect All Central Ohio Waterways

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rapid 5 Project Aims to Connect All Central Ohio Waterways

A new large-scale project will be formally announced in 2020 with the goal of connecting all of Central Ohio’s major waterways and trails together into a cohesive system for residents and visitors. The “Rapid5” program is being spearheaded by local leadership at the Urban Land Institute of Columbus, MetroParks, MORPC, Franklin County and others. The […]

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The Future of The Ohio State University

Brent Warren Brent Warren The Future of The Ohio State University

Ohio State University President Michael Drake unveiled a wide-ranging vision for the future of the Columbus campus at his annual state of the university address today. Called Framework 2.0, the plan builds upon and updates the original Framework plan, which was completed in 2010. “Planning, especially at a place like this that changes so much […]

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Campus Partners Unveils Plans for 15th & High Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Campus Partners Unveils Plans for 15th & High Development

Representatives from Campus Partners and The Ohio State University announced their full plan for the large-scale redevelopment surrounding the 15th Avenue and High Street intersection in the University District. “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide connectivity between the university and the community,” said Keith Myers, Ohio State’s associate vice president for Planning and Real […]

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City, OSU Have High Hopes for New University District Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren City, OSU Have High Hopes for New University District Plan

The City of Columbus held the first of four public meetings on the future of the University District last night. The meetings are part of a year-long process that will result in a new plan meant to guide development in the area for the next ten years. Planning Administrator Vince Papsidero said that the plan […]

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Downtown Riverfront Park Given Green Light

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Riverfront Park Given Green Light

Two potentially transformative projects were cleared to move forward this week by Downtown Commissioners. In addition to giving their conditional approval to the 250 High development, the commission also gave a thumbs up to the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation’s plan for the 33 acres of greenspace that will be created along the Scioto River downtown […]

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

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