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OSU’s West Campus Plans Inspire New Look at Olentangy Corridor Ideas

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU’s West Campus Plans Inspire New Look at Olentangy Corridor Ideas

The latest plans for a west campus “innovation district” have inspired planners at Ohio State University to take a new look at where recreation facilities are located and how they can better be aligned with the Olentangy River. Now that much of Fred Beekman Park – the collection of recreation fields at the corner of […]

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Hilltop Community Planning Meeting

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hilltop Community Planning Meeting

Community Planning Meeting Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6-8 pm J. Ashburn Boys & Girls Club 85 Clarendon Avenue

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Interview: Easton Developer Yaromir Steiner

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Easton Developer Yaromir Steiner

Yaromir Steiner, the founder and CEO of Steiner + Associates, is best known in Columbus as the co-developer of Easton Town Center. His interests, though, are wide-ranging, and a conversation with him can lead to surprising places. A question about the future of brick-and-mortar retail leads to a discussion of rising income inequality in the U.S. over […]

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Chicago to Columbus: Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Options to be Studied

Brent Warren Brent Warren Chicago to Columbus: Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Options to be Studied

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) announced a plan today to study “rapid-speed” transportation options linking Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago. That would include both high speed rail – which was first floated as an option in 2013 and for which some planning has already begun – and Hyperloop, the futuristic tube-based transport that has […]

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Downtown Commission Hears Ideas for Discovery District, Plans for Lev’s Pawnshop Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Commission Hears Ideas for Discovery District, Plans for Lev’s Pawnshop Building

A new “Placemaking Plan” for the Discovery District was presented to the Downtown Commission on Tuesday. Cleve Ricksecker, Executive Director of the Discovery District Special Improvement District, updated the commission on some of the highlights of the plan, including a Discovery Trail meant to connect destinations like the Main Library, the Columbus Museum of Art, […]

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Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Given the sheer number of development concepts, neighborhood plans, and other types of proposals that we write about every year, it can be easy to lose track of them – some are realized after a long delay, some are modified beyond recognition, and some quietly disappear without ever being built. Inspired by the recent book Never […]

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Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

The City of Columbus is moving ahead with plans to change the zoning code to better reflect recommendations made in the University District Plan. That plan was adopted in 2015 after more than a year’s worth of community meetings, but discrepancies between its recommendations and existing zoning (which the plan did not change) have been […]

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