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Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Although it hasn’t inspired the kind of spirited debate that Mayor Coleman’s idea to create a rail link to the airport has, the city’s Blueprint Columbus program – which also got a shout-out in his recent State of the City speech – could potentially have an even bigger impact on the city. The program, if […]

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Major Infrastructure Upgrade, More Houses Planned for American Addition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Major Infrastructure Upgrade, More Houses Planned for American Addition

Efforts to revitalize and repopulate American Addition received a major shot in the arm earlier this month when funding for a long-planned infrastructure upgrade was approved by the Columbus City Council. Abigail Mack, home ownership directer for Homeport, says they are thrilled to see the project move forward. “The city’s been a really good partner,” […]

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Westgate Park has a New Rain Garden

 Alex Silbajoris

The Friends of the Scioto River has developed the first rain garden in a City park on the West Side, in Westgate Park. Planning began in 2008, as part of improvements around the shelter house on Wicklow Drive. The City planned to enlarge and pave an existing gravel lot, and add a small loop road.

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Welcome to the Greenest House in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Welcome to the Greenest House in Ohio

A newly built residence located at 258 N. 21st Street, in the NoBo development area of the King Lincoln District, was just awarded its LEED Platinum certification by the USGBC. That makes it the first LEED Platinum residential home in the state of Ohio. Several weeks ago I was invited to tour the home by […]

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