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Work on Northwest Corridor Plan Advances, East and West Corridors to be Next

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work on Northwest Corridor Plan Advances, East and West Corridors to be Next

Work is progressing on a plan to bring new transit options and more concentrated development to the Northwest Side, and work will begin soon on a similar effort focused on two additional corridors – one extending west from Downtown, the other traveling east. The City of Columbus and its partners held a press conference today […]

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MORPC Releases Hyperloop Feasibility Study

Brent Warren Brent Warren MORPC Releases Hyperloop Feasibility Study

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has released a new report on the feasibility of connecting Chicago, Columbus and Pittsburgh via hyperloop. “We have continued to advance the work along this corridor ever since winning the Virgin Hyperloop One Global Challenge for the Midwest Connect route, and conducting this feasibility study was one of our first, […]

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Local Food 10 Years After the First Regional Food Plan

 Brian Williams and Jerry Tinianow Local Food 10 Years After the First Regional Food Plan

April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Another anniversary on that date will not get as much press, but commemorates an important event in the Columbus region that was inspired by the sentiments of the original Earth Day. On April 22, 2010, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), with the assistance of […]

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The Confluence Cast: Development in Reynoldsburg

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Development in Reynoldsburg

The City of Reynoldsburg is in for some big changes in the coming years. How they go about that change and get buy-in from their residents is key to their success. Columbus Underground Reporter Brent Warren sat down with OHM Advisors Principal Aaron Domini and the city’s Director of Development Andrew Bowsher to talk about […]

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Reynoldsburg Planning for Wave of New Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren Reynoldsburg Planning for Wave of New Development

Reynoldsburg officials are touting a handful of recently-completed projects and several more in the planning stages as evidence that change is coming to the suburb on the far east side of Columbus. It’s what could come next, though, that will really get people’s attention. A mixed-use development featuring buildings as tall as seven stories is […]

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Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

The idea of connecting Columbus to Chicago and Pittsburgh with a new, super-fast, tube-based form of transportation has received a lot of attention in the last few years. The Hyperloop test pod made several appearances around Ohio last summer, delegations of local officials have flown out to Nevada to check out a desert test track […]

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Transportation Roundup: Last Day Set For Downtown Shuttle

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transportation Roundup: Last Day Set For Downtown Shuttle

The end is near for the Smart Circuit, the driverless shuttle that has been operating in Downtown Columbus since last December. Jennifer Fening, a spokesperson for Smart Columbus, said that the contract with the shuttle’s operator – May Mobility – is nearly up, and that the last day to take a ride on one of […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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