Monthly Archives: March 2018

Member of the Month: Jennifer L. (Knittle) LaPointe

This month’s featured member is Jennifer L. (Knittle) LaPointe, a Co-Chair of the Membership Development Committee and a member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative of ULI Columbus. In her day job, she serves as Central Ohio Development Group Leader for Kleingers Group, a full-service civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture firm with offices in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton. LaPointe, a three-year member of ULI Columbus, has more than 20 years of experience in the field, working with owners, developers and architects on a diverse range of projects including commercial, industrial, … Read More

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Chairs Announced to Lead Growth and Mobility Study

Regional Corridor Analysis Study renamed insight2050 Corridor Concepts to reflect direction (Columbus, OH – March 1, 2018) – Insight2050, a partnership of Central Ohio community organizations, announced today that Columbus Council President Shannon Hardin and Steiner & Associates CEO and ULI Columbus Chair Yaromir Steiner will lead a team of experts for insight2050 Corridor Concepts, formerly known as the Regional Corridor Analysis Study.  Hardin and Steiner, along with the assistance of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the partners, will oversee the effort to analyze a variety of metrics … Read More

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RFP from Campus Partners and OSU

A RFP is now posted to the Campus Partners website that covers two separate hotel opportunities.  First, on behalf of Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment, development of a new hotel at 15+HIGH, and second, on behalf of The Ohio State University, management options for the existing Fisher College of Business Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Hall Conference Center. All interested respondents may submit to one or both opportunities and all proposals are due by Friday, May 4, 2018. Please visit to access the full RFP and learn more about these exciting opportunities.

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Embracing Growth Series: Lessons from Austin, Charlotte, and Nashville

Central Ohio is in the midst of transformation, with the population expected to grow by about one million by 2050 and unprecedented levels of urban reinvestment and infill development taking place. While this is exciting for residents of the Columbus Region, challenges will certainly accompany such drastic change. With this in mind, ULI Columbus recently hosted expert guests from Austin, Charlotte and Nashville to discuss how those peer cities dealt with their own explosive growth over the past decade. Is there a way to better mitigate the effects of population … Read More

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