ULI Columbus News

Harvard Housing Expert Predicts Baby Boomers Will Have Greatest Impact on Housing Trends

  Baby Boomers are expected to have the most dramatic impact on housing over the next 20 years because of their increased longevity and sheer size, said Christopher Herbert, Ph.D., managing director of the highly-acclaimed Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University. Herbert presented JCHS’s recent findings at the annual Real Estate Trends in Central Ohio 2017 program sponsored by the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus). JCHS’s study, “Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Households 2015-2035” provides insights into what the housing … Read More

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2017 ULI Hines Competition Mentors

Thanks to the following 2017 ULI Hines Competition Mentors for donating their time, talent and energy to help mentor graduate students at The Ohio State University competing in the annual ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition: Brian Barrett | Wagenbrenner Development Bhakti Bania | | BBCO Design Brian Bernstein | NBBJ Jay DeVore | DEV Aaron Domini | OHM Advisors John Eymann | M+A Architects Justin Goodwin | MKSK Dan Gore | The Pizzuti Companies Chris Herman | MKSK Russ Hunter | Crawford Hoying Justin Leyda | Steiner + Associates … Read More

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Evolving U.S. Suburbs Continue to Shape Residential Demand and Development

Evolving U.S. Suburbs Continue to Shape Residential Demand and Development Suburban housing markets across the United States are evolving rapidly and overall remain well positioned to maintain their relevance for the foreseeable future as preferred places to live and work, even as many urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents and businesses, according to a new publication from ULI. The report, Housing in the Evolving American Suburb, describes different kinds of suburbs based on the key factors that define and determine their housing markets. The report classifies and compares suburbs … Read More

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Wood’s Transformative Influence Felt Throughout Short North

There are very few individuals who can lay claim to envisioning a robust, mixed use community amidst a forgotten and worn out stretch of North High Street and tenaciously transforming it over a period of 30 years, long before others saw any inkling of the Short North Arts District’s potential. Sanborn “Sandy” Wood not only saw it, he championed it, drawing upon the traditional brick and mortar tools of a developer while simultaneously working to nurture a sense of community where none previously existed. “We worked with the neighbors from … Read More

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Building the Future, Remembering the Past

LeVeque Tower Hard Hat Tour While the Short North seems to get the majority of the attention surrounding Columbus’ urban revitalization, something special is happening downtown at Broad and Front. The LeVeque Tower, one of the city’s most iconic and historic landmarks, is undergoing a major restoration of its own. Lawyers Development, Kaufman Development and Hotel LeVeque are breathing new life into the 46-story skyscraper, solidifying its presence in a 21st century Columbus. Members of the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute were granted special access for a … Read More

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Call for Applications: 2016 YLG ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship

All Associate Young Leader and Student Members are eligible to apply for the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship!   2016 ULI Columbus Young Leader Fall Meeting Scholarship Application One Young Leader or Student member of ULI Columbus will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas from October 24-27, 2016. The scholarship will include complimentary registration and a $1500 reimbursement of expenses related to hotel, airfare, local transport, and meals. Applicants are requested to complete an online application with the following: Complete online application with basic information, ULI engagement, … Read More

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ULI Columbus Announces New Lunch Series

The new ULI Columbus Brown Bag Lunch Series offers our members a unique opportunity to engage in an intimate discussion of a variety of relevant, topical issues related to local real estate and land use. The program will feature experts from all facets of the profession who will share their insights and perspectives. Attendance will be limited, and advance registration is required. Save the Date! The series will kick-off on September 16, 2016, and will occur every other month. Registration and the announcement of our first Brown Bag Lunch Series … Read More

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ULI House Conference Focuses on Policies for Housing-Insecure Families

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

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

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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