Monthly Archives: June 2016

ULI House Conference Focuses on Policies for Housing-Insecure Families

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A recent Urban Land Institute Housing Opportunity Conference focused much needed attention on bold policy solutions to expand housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income households across the country. Spotlighting “Investment in Opportunity,” an Enterprise Community Partners’ ambitious policy platform intended to improve the lives of housing-insecure families, a ULI panel discussed a rental crisis where more than 11 million households are paying more than half their monthly income on rent. Between rent, food, medical and utility bills, child care and car expenses, working families face perilous circumstances and difficult decisions … Read More

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COTA Launches Direct Bus Service between Downtown and Airport

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The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) recently launched AirConnect to provide daily direct bus service between downtown Columbus and Port Columbus International Airport. The buses, which will be specially branded similar to the CBus for easy identification, arrive at designated stops in downtown Columbus and at the airport every 30 minutes between 6 am and 9 pm daily to serve hotel, convention center and business visitors.  Read more. The new service is part of larger system wide advancements by COTA to enhance connectivity and accessibility not just for visitors, but … Read More

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Urban Land Institute Puts insight2050 in National Spotlight

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An Urban Land Institute feature article focuses on central Ohio’s insight2050 initiative, a community-wide effort to engage everyone from residents to public officials in determining how our communities will evolve to accommodate future population growth that is expected to be dramatically different than the last 30 years. The goal of the effort is to create an open, productive dialogue among communities and their stakeholders that will lead to more effective long range planning to enhance quality of life and economic vitality. The narrative describes insight2050 and the collaborative efforts of … Read More

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Curt Moody Tells Tales at ULI Columbus Storytellers Series

ULI members have the opportunity to share an inspired and intimate dinner with Curtis Moody, president and CEO of Moody Nolan, at our exclusive Storytellers Series event from 7 to 9 pm on June 16 at 181 E. Broad Street. Moody, founder and principal of the largest African American owned architecture firm in the country, is a nationally award winning architect who is known for his efforts to promote “diversity by design.” Register now. Learn more about one of ULI Columbus’ most unique forums that showcases renowned professionals who have … Read More

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Community Steps Up to Support City’s Bid for Smart Cities Challenge Grant

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Central Ohio businesses, institutions and organizations have stepped up to support the city of Columbus’ effort to win the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge grant by pledging $90 million in private support for the initiative, well beyond the $50 million required to match the grant. Columbus is one of seven finalists competing to win a $40 million grant to test future modes of transportation. The winning city also will receive an additional $10 million from Vulcan Inc., a company founded by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. Columbus … Read More

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Crawford Hoying Advise Young Leaders on Business, Partnerships and People

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Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying, partners at Crawford Hoying, a real estate and property management company, recently shared their experiences and insights with a crowd of nearly 50 young professionals during the annual ULI Columbus Young Leaders Studio. Moderated by Chad Kiner, senior vice president of loan originations at MSF Real Estate Capital, the event offered both the back story of the company as well as advice for young professionals. At the event venue, The Lane in Upper Arlington, one of Crawford Hoying’s most gratifying deals and considered to be … Read More

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Become a ULI Member today and save $25! The best opportunities to get involved and build relationships are reserved for ULI members. And members save 25% or more on all ULI offerings including books, events, and educational workshops. Joining will be one of the best investments you will ever make. Join ULI between June 1 – June 17, 2016 using promo code SPR25 and save $25 off your annual membership dues! You will also receive a coupon code to attend one ULI Columbus event for free (excludes Storyteller Series). Call 1-800-321-5011 or join now! *offer … Read More

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