Category Archives: Land Use

Leaders Discuss Planning Efforts for the West Side

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“There is a 60% possibility that casino visitors will do something else in the area” opened James Schimmer, Executive Director of Franklin County Economic Development and Planning, and speaker at the ULI Columbus’ Cashing in for Future Development: The West Side Story event on February 28, 2013 at Haydocy Automotive. Schimmer and his fellow panelists (Vince Papsidero, City of Columbus Planning Administrator, Dewey Stokes, Former Franklin County Commissioner, and Chris Haydocy, President of Haydocy Automotive) lead a lively discussion of recent planning efforts for the West Side. Read a full … Read More

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How to Make Suburbs Work Like Cities

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It is not always about downtown. The projected population growth in Central Ohio in the year 2050 is to be equal to the entire City of Boston. This growth will not only happen in downtown Columbus–a majority of the growth will be in the suburbs. It is now more important than ever to “encourage compact growth”  and to develop “new approaches to solving infrastructure and land use challenges”. Read more on How to Make Suburbs Work Like Cities. Want more information on this topic? Download Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development, a … Read More

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