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 […]
This year has seen two high-profile commitments to addressing the shortage of affordable housing in Central Ohio – the establishment of a $100 million Housing Fund in June and the allocation of $50 million toward the cause from a bond package approved by Columbus voters in May. Details about how exactly that money will be […]
If you are a bicyclist who uses 3rd Street in Downtown Columbus, we’re interested in hearing from you. We’re conducting a survey on your level of comfort and safety. And we’ll follow it up with some focus group discussions. E-mail [email protected] by July 15 if you would like to participate.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]