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Release of Transit Recommendations Delayed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Release of Transit Recommendations Delayed

The release of the final recommendations from a pair of high-profile plans meant to set the agenda for Columbus’ transit future has been delayed. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), which started holding public meetings in April of last year for its NextGen initiative, had indicated as recently as last fall that a final report was […]

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Growth Has Columbus Region on Track to Hit 3 Million Mark by 2050

Brent Warren Brent Warren Growth Has Columbus Region on Track to Hit 3 Million Mark by 2050

Stronger-than-expected population growth in the last five years has led the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) to revise its estimate for future growth in the Columbus region. The organization’s Insight2050 report — released in 2014 — predicted that an additional 500,000 people would call the seven-county Central Ohio area home by 2050. The latest numbers, […]

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Planning Underway for Mount Carmel West Campus in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planning Underway for Mount Carmel West Campus in Franklinton

Mount Carmel Health Systems announced a plan last year to transfer inpatient operations from their Franklinton hospital to a new one to be built in Grove City. Along with that announcement came a promise to invest time and money into creating a new Mount Carmel West Campus, with an expanded College of Nursing and opportunities for […]

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Interview: Keith Meyers and Campus Partners on the 15th and High Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Keith Meyers and Campus Partners on the 15th and High Plan

In late February of this year, OSU and Campus Partners unveiled an ambitious plan for redeveloping a nine-acre area centered on the intersection of 15th Avenue and North High Street. The underlying zoning for that plan – which calls for new mixed-use development along with a public square, a hotel, and a parking garage – […]

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University District Leaders See Opportunity in New Development, Special Improvement District

Brent Warren Brent Warren University District Leaders See Opportunity in New Development, Special Improvement District

Although some University District residents have expressed concern about the impact of new development in the neighborhood, community leaders are hopeful that the influx of new mixed-use developments on High Street and Lane Avenue – along with plans for the redevelopment of nine acres at the corner of 15th Avenue and High and another seven acres […]

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Rental Market in University District Showing No Signs of Slowing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rental Market in University District Showing No Signs of Slowing

If you’re looking for high-end student housing and were hoping to live in a new development like the View on High or Norwich Flats next year, you might be out of luck — both developments are fully leased for the fall, and have been since November of last year. “In about two and a half weeks, […]

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Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) recently completed a comprehensive redesign of the bus network in Columbus – their Transit System Review recommended more-frequent buses in the urban core and a host of other changes, all without increasing the overall budget. While the new network will be slowly rolled out over the course of the […]

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