Monthly Archives: April 2015

Housing Experts Explore University District Boom

A recent ULI panel discussion, focused on the rapid expansion of rental units in the University District, suggests that demand will remain strong not only among students, faculty and staff but also young professionals drawn to the area’s pedestrian-friendly amenities and easily-accessible transit. The panelists agreed that the new residential investment will spur further retail investment along the High Street corridor and continue closing the gap between the district and the Short North. A variety of market forces as well as a recently-adopted University District Plan are fueling growth in … Read More

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The Big Give

Update: The Big Give Rewards Announced What is the Big Give? The Big Give is a 24-hour online giving event celebrating The Spirit of Columbus.™ The Columbus Foundation, its family of donors, and community partners have provided a bigger-than-ever, $1.3 million bonus pool for The Big Give, encouraging the community to support the nonprofits they care about in central Ohio. By working together, our community can show its spirit and increase the impact of its giving! The Big Give is powered by PowerPhilanthropy,® the Foundation’s online marketplace of 630 local nonprofits. … Read More

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ULI Congratulates Governance Member Yaromir Steiner

Internationally renowned retail real estate expert, Yaromir Steiner, received the 2015 MORPC William C. Habig Collaborative Award for his leadership in the insight2050 initiative. MORPC credits Mr. Steiner for being “instrumental in bringing the private sector to the table and in successfully leading the diverse 30-member steering committee.” Phase one has resulted in increased awareness about the importance of proactively managing the region’s future growth to protect and enhance our quality of life, the character of our communities as well as the health, vitality and competitiveness of our region. It is a proud moment to call … Read More

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Demand for Apartments Underscores Importance of insight2050

An increase in apartment construction that began in 2012 shows no signs of abating thanks to the Millennial generation’s attraction to urban, mixed-use communities, says Rob Vogt, a national real estate expert and ULI Columbus Advisory Board member in a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. Young adults who are saddled with college debt and staying single longer as well as empty nesters seeking to downsize are driving demand for pedestrian-friendly, mixed use neighborhoods with restaurants, shops and entertainment amenities, adds Vogt, partner at Vogt Santer Insights, a real estate … Read More

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