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Development Updates From The Scioto Mile

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(Photo from SciotoMile.com) There’s still a long way to go until the June 2011 completion date of the Scioto Mile project, but a lot of the progress is already starting to shape up. The most noticeable update is the reopening of a portion of Civic Center Drive, which has been reconfigured into a much narrower […]

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Part of South Front Street Goes Two Way Tomorrow

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The ongoing development in the Riversouth portion of Downtown just reached another milestone as part of the reconfigured two-way layout of South Front Street opens to traffic tomorrow. The stretch of Front Street between Broad and Town Streets will be open to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians beginning tomorrow, while the stretch between Town and and […]

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Several New Businesses Coming Soon to Gay Street

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After the recent two-way streetscaping conversion, Gay Street quickly has become the gem of Downtown with new restaurants, businesses, and residences flocking to the area. And a quick stroll down the sidewalk this morning reveals that even more is on the way. We previously mentioned that J. Gumbo’s would be taking over the old Skambo […]

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City holds off on making Summit & Fourth Two-Way

 

From The Dispatch: City shelves plan for two-ways By Mark Ferenchik It was supposed to be a key part of Weinland Park’s traffic plan: converting 4th and Summit streets, two busy commuter routes between Clintonville and Downtown, from one-way to two-way streets. But now Columbus officials say they aren’t going to address the issue when […]

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Wasted Space in Downtown: Old Highway Feeders

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It’s been over a year since our last installment of “Wasted Space in Downtown“, and this new update is actually a bit of a unique one. Normally we examine some of the existing holes in our downtown streetscape, but today we’re taking looking ahead at some potential wasted space that could be materializing in the […]

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Best Urban Development of 2008: Gay Street

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(Photo by Columbusite) The fan-favorite nomination for our “Best Urban Development of 2008” was actually not contained to one specific project, but a whole cluster of development that occurred along Gay Street in the past year. The new Residence Inn hotel opened in February at the corner of Gay & Pearl. The Neighborhood Launch project […]

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South Front Street Revamp News & Updates

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WBNS wrote Downtown Street To Get $8 Million Makeover Tuesday, July 22, 2008 City council agreed Monday night to spend more than $8 million to transform three blocks of S. Front Street into a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly thoroughfare. Construction work is expected to begin within a few months. Updated sewers and wheelchair ramps, decorative street […]

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