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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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The Confluence Cast: MORPC’s William Murdock

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: MORPC’s William Murdock

Is Columbus ever going to get light rail? Is that what Columbus really needs? Reporter Brent Warren sat down with Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission Executive Director William Murdock to discuss the work that MORPC does, where the region is going, the difference between developing a plan and implementing it, and how to ignite the conversation […]

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MORPC Looking for Feedback on Rickenbacker Area Study

Anne Evans Anne Evans MORPC Looking for Feedback on Rickenbacker Area Study

We’d like your feedback on our Rickenbacker Area Study, which looked at a variety of factors around Rickenbacker International Airport so that we can prepare the area for its future growth. We’re taking comments through the end of May. MORPC is seeking public input on the study’s recommendations. The public input period will conclude with […]

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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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The Confluence Cast: The City of Whitehall

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The City of Whitehall

Columbus’s suburbs will play a big role in how we’re able to grow in the future. Reporter Brent Warren sat down with Whitehall’s mayor Kim Maggard and Economic Development Director Zach Woodruff to discuss the new mixed-use development plans in Whitehall, how they believe they are uniquely positioned to grow in the years to come, and […]

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The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

How is Columbus going to deal with its anticipated growth? Former United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who was in town for MORPC’s State of the Region meeting, sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss that, the importance of helping people with technology, and autonomous vehicles. The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The […]

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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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