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Best Neighborhood of 2009: The Short North

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For the second year in a row, The Short North has topped our reader’s poll as the best neighborhood of the year. Whether you call the area home, or just enjoy spending time as a visitor, the Short North has just about anything you could ask for. 2009 was a very transformational year for the […]


Best Development of 2009: City Center

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2009 was a busy year in terms of urban development projects, so our readers had a lot to choose from when picking one that stood out as the best of 2009. The project that rose to the top of the list was the currently ongoing demolition of the empty City Center mall that is setting […]


2009 Year in Review: Urban Development

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With the economic recession being fully realized in late 2008, many expected 2009 to be a slow year in terms of urban development. Several projects had been delayed or canceled due to financing issues, but many others were able to continue with seemingly little difficulty. It’s been said that cities that continue to develop during […]


Old Oaks Neighborhood Profiled in The Dispatch

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Yesterday, The Dispatch ran a new neighborhood profile piece on Old Oaks, which is located just southeast of Downtown. The article does a great job of outlining the challenges that residents in this area have faced with bringing this historic neighborhood back to life. Many of the residents interviewed in the article tout the affordability […]


Dublin Wants to Build a Downtown

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Very interesting article in today’s Dispatch about a new study being conducted in the historic area of Dublin. The study will assess the possibility of redeveloping the location into a more modern “Downtown”, complete with new urban residences and pedestrian-friendly walkability.


Arena District Grows with Flats on Vine Apartments

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Last summer, Nationwide Realty Investors announced plans for a new apartment building and grocery store development on the northwest side of the Arena District, at the corner of Vine & Neil. The grocery store was dropped from the plans earlier this year, but as of today, the apartments are still moving forward. The new project […]


Columbus Needs to Grow Upward, Not Outward

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There was an interesting article in The Dispatch yesterday that you may have overlooked during the holiday: City shouldn’t push outward, critics contend. Denser growth is something that many urban living enthusiasts have been advocating for a long time, so this concept isn’t really anything new. But what it does display could be a changing […]


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