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Is the City’s Tax Abatement Policy Meeting Affordable Housing Need?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Is the City’s Tax Abatement Policy Meeting Affordable Housing Need?

In the summer of 2018, the Columbus City Council passed legislation that would change the way the city used tax abatements to incentivize development projects moving forward. At the time, council members and city officials described the new policy as a way to both encourage the building of more affordable housing and to target the […]

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Development Roundup: June 2020 Edition

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: June 2020 Edition

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Franklinton, Northland, the South Side and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Sway Mobility, a Cleveland-based company that offers “carshare as a service” for apartment complexes and offices, has partnered with […]

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Opinion: Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers Hurt Columbus Neighborhoods

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Opinion: Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers Hurt Columbus Neighborhoods

Everyone has the right to live in a safe and affordable home. But as long as the City keeps giving millions away to wealthy developers and forcing our neighborhoods to pick up the tab, more and more Columbus families will be pushed out of neighborhoods where they’ve lived for generations — with nowhere else to […]

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City Unveils New Policy for Incentives and Tax Abatements

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Unveils New Policy for Incentives and Tax Abatements

The City of Columbus today unveiled a new set of policy guidelines that would change the way tax abatements are awarded for development projects and formalize the system of tax breaks offered for new businesses promising job growth. In response to a growing chorus of opposition to the existing tax abatement policy – in which […]

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