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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is the driving force behind some high-profile initiatives in Central Ohio, such as the Insight 2050 and Corridor Concepts studies and the proposal to connect Columbus to Chicago via high speed rail or Hyperloop. Columbus Underground recently sat down with MORPC Executive Director William Murdock, who was happy to […]

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The Confluence Cast: The City of Whitehall

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The City of Whitehall

Columbus’s suburbs will play a big role in how we’re able to grow in the future. Reporter Brent Warren sat down with Whitehall’s mayor Kim Maggard and Economic Development Director Zach Woodruff to discuss the new mixed-use development plans in Whitehall, how they believe they are uniquely positioned to grow in the years to come, and […]

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Pizzuti Acquires 6.8-Acre Site in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pizzuti Acquires 6.8-Acre Site in Franklinton

The transformation of Franklinton continues, as local development firm The Pizzuti Companies has officially acquired the vacant auto dealership lot located at 707 West Broad Street, next to Mount Carmel hospital. The company announced the purchase yesterday, but has not unveiled development plans for what the 6.8 acre site may hold in the future. “In […]

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Hilltop Community Planning Meeting

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hilltop Community Planning Meeting

Community Planning Meeting Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6-8 pm J. Ashburn Boys & Girls Club 85 Clarendon Avenue

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Fairwood Park Skatepark Design Meeting Part II

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Fairwood Park Skatepark Design Meeting Part II

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) is gearing up for the next round of improvements to Fairwood Park which includes a plaza style skate park and pump track. The community is invited to the second public design meeting where CRPD will present concepts based on feedback from the first community meeting which took place in […]

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City Developing New Process for Neighborhood Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Developing New Process for Neighborhood Plans

The City of Columbus is developing a new approach to how it works with residents and community groups to update neighborhood plans. As part of that process, it will be adopting a new set of standardized policies meant to guide development citywide. The new initiative – called the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (or C2P2 for […]

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Easton Developer Shows Interest in Prime Worthington Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Easton Developer Shows Interest in Prime Worthington Site

There may be some movement on plans to develop the former United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) site in Worthington. “There is ongoing dialogue taking place to determine the future of the property,” stated an update posted to the City of Worthington’s website earlier this week. The statement further explained that Yaromir Steiner has expressed interest […]

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