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Public Meetings Under Way for Southern Gateway Revitalization Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Public Meetings Under Way for Southern Gateway Revitalization Effort

Southern Gateway, the public-private partnership first announced by the Mayor in the 2012 State of the City address and officially launched last summer, has started its engagement with the neighborhood. Four public meetings have been held so far, and another two are scheduled: March 28 at the Parsons Avenue Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library […]

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Demolition of Settlement House Leaves Another Empty Lot on South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Demolition of Settlement House Leaves Another Empty Lot on South Side

City crews have taken down the main structure at 310 E. Innis Ave., where the South Side Settlement House stood for over 30 years. Dave Bush, Columbus assistant finance director, explains that while there is still some work to be done (the ornamental stairwell is to be saved and moved into storage, and the lot […]

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Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

Anne Evans Anne Evans Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

The houses that line the streets in the South Side’s community near Lincoln Park show the hard times that have fallen on the area. It’s not hard to find a vacant home with broken or boarded up windows or overgrown lawns. The median house price is only $32,500, which is better than where the prices […]

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Free Garden Tours This Sunday

Anne Evans Anne Evans

If you’d like some fun outdoor exploring to do this weekend, head to Ganther’s Place or Woodland Park. Each neighborhood is sponsoring a free garden tour on Sunday afternoon, from noon to 5pm. Ganther’s Place will have live music, a raffle, refreshments, shuttle transportation and a special feature of Art Work created by Stewart Elementary […]

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Parsons Avenue Development Progressing Slowly

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Parsons Ave. praying for a boost By Mark Ferenchik Dick Sexton is retiring after 30 years as a successful used-car dealer on Parsons Avenue. Not only is Sexton closing up shop, but so is R&P Printing, a Parsons Avenue fixture for 20 years. Bobb Chevrolet closed its new-car dealership at Parsons and […]

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