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Mixed-Use Proposal in Old North Would Require the Demolition of Five Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Proposal in Old North Would Require the Demolition of Five Buildings

A proposal to build a six-story building at the southeast corner of North High Street and East Norwich Avenue will be heard by the University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) on Thursday. The developer is Chicago-based CA Ventures, the company behind the six-story Uncommon building at the corner of Seventh Avenue and High Street. The […]

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Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

The City of Columbus is moving ahead with plans to change the zoning code to better reflect recommendations made in the University District Plan. That plan was adopted in 2015 after more than a year’s worth of community meetings, but discrepancies between its recommendations and existing zoning (which the plan did not change) have been […]

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Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Michelle Mills, who will appear on the ballot for Tuesday’s primary as she runs for re-election, leads the Columbus City Council’s Development Committee and became the inaugural chairwoman of the Environment Committee in 2014. As she pursues another term in office, the incumbent Democrat has a number of ideas that seem to bridge her two […]

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Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits

For those urban farmers residing outside of city limits but within Franklin County (that means you, township residents), there are currently significant barriers to raising small farm animals like chickens, ducks or rabbits. Under current zoning, such small-scale farming is considered an agricultural use; it is prohibited on lots smaller than an acre and severely […]

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Zoning 101 Presentation Tonight at City Hall

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Do you find the city zoning process to be confusing? You’re probably not alone. Tonight, City Councilmember A. Troy Miller will be presenting a “Zoning 101” public meeting that will break down the 19-part zoning variance process and explain not only how things work for applicants, but also how the general public can have more […]

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