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The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

The work of architects has an impact on our lives every day. But how does that work get done? This week, we’re talking architecture and development with the principal of architecture and design firm JBAD, Jonathan Barnes. We discussed how architecture firms work, the importance of relationships, the issues that should be kept in mind […]

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New Group Formed to Take On NIMBYs

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Group Formed to Take On NIMBYs

A new group has formed to advocate for more housing in urban Columbus. The founders of the organization, called Neighbors for More Neighbors Columbus, are hoping to push back against the Not-In-My-Backyard arguments that tend to dominate most discussions of new development in the city’s established neighborhoods. “We’re here to raise the voice of community […]

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Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

The first two transit corridors planned under the LinkUs initiative have made it onto a list of projects that will receive federal funding within the next four years. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) maintains the list – called the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – and announced last week that both the Northwest corridor and […]

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Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

Brent Warren Brent Warren Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

In the last few years a handful of cities – led by Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon – have receive national attention for making changes to their zoning codes. Although zoning reform is not typically the kind of story that makes it past the local paper, the New York Times, Politico and many other national outlets […]

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Work on Northwest Corridor Plan Advances, East and West Corridors to be Next

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work on Northwest Corridor Plan Advances, East and West Corridors to be Next

Work is progressing on a plan to bring new transit options and more concentrated development to the Northwest Side, and work will begin soon on a similar effort focused on two additional corridors – one extending west from Downtown, the other traveling east. The City of Columbus and its partners held a press conference today […]

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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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