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Designing the 15th and High Urban Framework Plan and Development in Columbus, Ohio

MKSK MKSK Designing the 15th and High Urban Framework Plan and Development in Columbus, Ohio

In 2013, the non-profit redevelopment corporation Campus Partners, MKSK, and University senior leadership came together to envision a future for the private and University-owned land on the east side of High Street across from The Ohio State University’s main campus surrounding the intersection of 15th Avenue and High Street. The 15th & High Street Urban […]

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Designing The Scioto Peninsula in Columbus, Ohio

MKSK MKSK Designing The Scioto Peninsula in Columbus, Ohio

The Scioto Peninsula has seen significant transformation in recent years in partnership with the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), with investment in and development of a ‘cultural district’ of knitted facilities and new greenspaces and is on track for construction of the first phase of mixed-use development to provide a unique live-work-play neighborhood experience. Implementation […]

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Franklinton Trail and Park Plans Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Trail and Park Plans Moving Forward

The next two years could see several different projects spearheaded by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department come to fruition in Franklinton. Plans for a new bike and pedestrian bridge over the Scioto River and an off-street trail along Souder Avenue are moving forward, although the details have changed since the idea was first proposed […]

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New Linear Park and Trail Planned for East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Linear Park and Trail Planned for East Side

Columbus Recreation and Parks is moving ahead with plans to convert a long-abandoned rail corridor into a linear park and trail. To be called the Eastmoor Green Line, the trail will run along Whitehall’s western edge, starting at East Broad Street and extending three miles to the south, where it will dead-end at I-70. Brad […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020

While 2020 was mostly a year of social distancing and sheltering in place, it didn’t stop anyone from safely visiting outdoor greenspaces like city parks, metro parks and hiking trails. So one positive thing that we got to survey our readers and editors about was the annual list of best parks in Columbus and Central […]

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Around Ohio: Resources for Planning Summer Trips

Randi Walle Randi Walle Around Ohio: Resources for Planning Summer Trips

As summer is now here, many people are wondering how and when they can safely enjoy a summer vacation. Destinations around Ohio are now starting to re-open and offer outdoor activities, dining options, and overnight stays. Below is a list of resources for state parks, metro parks, liveries, campgrounds, and communities across Ohio with information […]

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Columbus Needs 10,000 Acres of Public Parks to Catch Up

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Needs 10,000 Acres of Public Parks to Catch Up

The Trust for Public Land released their annual ParkScore rankings several days ago, and Columbus landed in 49th place on the list. The ranking system weighs four main factors: park access, total acreage, investment in parks, and park amenities. The investment category is where Columbus scored best. The city received a 73 out of 100 […]

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