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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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#iplanfor Complete Streets @KnowltonOSU

  #iplanfor Complete Streets @KnowltonOSU

Please join the City and Regional Planning students at OSU and the Italian Village Complete Streets Committee for an interactive event to analyze Columbus’ 5th Avenue Corridor. The goal is for the students to develop recommendations and information that the Italian Village Complete Streets Committee and other neighborhood committees can use to advocate for complete […]

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Fast Forward: East Franklinton & The Scioto Peninsula

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: East Franklinton & The Scioto Peninsula

As the City of Columbus continues to grow, many neighborhoods are evolving along with it. One area in particular that will see rapid transformation over the course of the next decade is the area just west of Downtown Columbus. Large-scale plans have been announced for the 21 acres of land adjacent to the Scioto River, now […]

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Interview: Richard Florida on Columbus and the “New Urban Crisis”

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Richard Florida on Columbus and the “New Urban Crisis”

Richard Florida, the well-known researcher, professor and author of the book “The Rise of the Creative Class,” has been chronicling the return-to-the-city movement since its beginnings in the 1980s. He’s been an advocate for a new type of economic development focused on creativity and innovation, and has spoken approvingly of the impact of the knowledge […]

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Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Given the sheer number of development concepts, neighborhood plans, and other types of proposals that we write about every year, it can be easy to lose track of them – some are realized after a long delay, some are modified beyond recognition, and some quietly disappear without ever being built. Inspired by the recent book Never […]

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