ULI Columbus News

Member of the Month: Michael Douglas

This month, get to know member Michael Douglas, who serves as the Young Leaders Group Chair for ULI Columbus. The Toledo native has been building his career in Columbus since graduating from Ohio State University with specializations in corporate finance and real estate. For the past two years, Douglas has served as Senior Financial Analyst for Kaufman Development, a full-service real estate firm offering investment, construction, development and management of multifamily, mixed-use and residential redevelopment. Prior to his current role, Douglas spent five years at Glimcher Realty Trust and Washington … Read More

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Columbus Rose Fellowship: Presentation from visiting panel on mixed-income neighborhoods

Amid vast economic disparities from one block to the next, both nationally and locally, Columbus has the opportunity to redevelop one of its critical neighborhoods in a thoughtful and creative way. The rare opportunity comes with expert consulting, with Columbus being selected by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use to participate in the Daniel Rose Fellowship, a program of the National League of Cities in partnership with the Urban Land Institute. The Rose Fellowship is providing Columbus with technical assistance on how to preserve and encourage mixed-income … Read More

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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 https://www.campuspartners.org/about-15high-1/#hotel-rfp 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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ULI Columbus Member of the Month: Jonathan Barnes

In this first installment of our new Member of the Month feature, get to know Jonathan Barnes, an original member of ULI Columbus and currently the District Council’s Chair for Mission Advancement. The Columbus native is founder and Principal of Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, a renowned architectural firm integrating technical expertise and creative design solutions in a multi-disciplinary approach. Barnes’ illustrious career began in 1986 in Chicago, as an architect with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He moved to Milan, Italy in 1990 to work with the famous Italian architect … Read More

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WLI Cocktails and Content Recap

On December 11, 2017, ULI Columbus and the Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted the annual Cocktails and Content at NBBJ’s offices at 250 High. The event featured a keynote by Lisa Wise, a national urban planning and economics expert. Wise discussed the major demographic shifts that are happening across the country as well as the planning efforts that cities like Austin and San Francisco are implementing to get ahead of these dramatic changes. View Lisa Wise’s Presentation. Yaromir Steiner, ULI Columbus District Council Chair, welcomed the audience and discussed ULI Columbus’s newly … Read More

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Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Selected as Member of 2018 Class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows

    Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Selected as Member of 2018 Class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows Mayor Ginther to join Mayors of Richmond, Salt Lake City and Tucson to solve land use challenges COLUMBUS, OH (October 20, 2017) — The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities—Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah and Tucson, Arizona—have been selected as the 2018 class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership.  … Read More

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Awards for Excellence Winners Announced

Columbus is in the midst of a transformation. In what’s become the fastest-growing Midwest city, billions of dollars are being invested in infrastructure, housing, offices and storefronts – much of it in the urban core. With the pace of development frenzied, it’s worth pausing to take stock: to recognize those who shaped Columbus into what it is today and those who are carrying on the legacy of community investment. And to applaud the finest examples of responsible land use. It’s in that spirit ULI Columbus introduces the Awards for Excellence, … Read More

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