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Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

The first two transit corridors planned under the LinkUs initiative have made it onto a list of projects that will receive federal funding within the next four years. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) maintains the list – called the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – and announced last week that both the Northwest corridor and […]

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Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

Brent Warren Brent Warren Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

In the last few years a handful of cities – led by Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon – have receive national attention for making changes to their zoning codes. Although zoning reform is not typically the kind of story that makes it past the local paper, the New York Times, Politico and many other national outlets […]

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Despite Pandemic, Columbus MSA on Track to Reach Population of 3 Million by 2050

Walker Evans Walker Evans Despite Pandemic, Columbus MSA on Track to Reach Population of 3 Million by 2050

Many Americans have been on the move in 2020, and many have attributed their relocations to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. According to a Pew Research study conducted in June, approximately 22% of Americans either relocated or knew someone who relocated due specifically to COVID-19. Locally, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) conducted their own research […]

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New Report Lays Out Affordable Housing Strategy for Region

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Report Lays Out Affordable Housing Strategy for Region

There have been plenty of reports and studies in the last several years on the shortage of affordable housing in Central Ohio. And last year, a $100 million housing fund was established and Columbus voters approved a $50 million bond package to address that shortage. A new effort was unveiled this week which aims to […]

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Interview: All Things Hyperloop and Passenger Rail with Thea Ewing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: All Things Hyperloop and Passenger Rail with Thea Ewing

For a technology that is still under development and has not been proven to work in anything close to a full-scale setting, the Hyperloop continues to get a lot of attention, particularly in Columbus. There has been a steady stream of news and announcements about the idea since early 2017, when a route including Chicago, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Behind the Hyperloop Hype

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Behind the Hyperloop Hype

When is Columbus getting a Hyperloop?! CU Reporter Brent Warren spoke with MORPC’s Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Thea Ewing, to discuss where things stand with plans for the Hyperloop, what’s holding Columbus back from having mass transit, and the importance of redundancies in technology; including transportation. Shownotes for this episode Connect with 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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