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The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

The work of architects has an impact on our lives every day. But how does that work get done? This week, we’re talking architecture and development with the principal of architecture and design firm JBAD, Jonathan Barnes. We discussed how architecture firms work, the importance of relationships, the issues that should be kept in mind […]

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New Development Proposals Will Shape Worthington’s Future

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Development Proposals Will Shape Worthington’s Future

There is no shortage of opinions in Worthington about the former United Methodist Children’s Home site on High Street. A proposal to redevelop the centrally-located site in 2015 was met with resistance from neighboring residents, and a recent update to that proposal has already inspired its share of comments and complaints.   We recently sat […]

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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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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: 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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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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