Sullivant’s Travels is a site-specific journey through the mind of a building – namely Ohio State’s newly renovated Sullivant Hall, home to the university’s dance department. World-renowned director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz developed eleven simultaneous performance elements featuring artists from OSU’s Department of Dance, School of Music and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and [...]
Mayor Coleman: Racetrack Proposal Lacks Info On Noise
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is going against the city’s Development Commission by denouncing a proposal to redevelop Cooper Stadium into a racetrack and automotive center.
The commission voted last week to send the plan to city council for final approval. It would rezone the 47-acre site on Mound Street for a raceway and automotive and technology center. But mayor spokesman Dan Williamson says despite a pledge to build soundwalls, the draft from Arshot Investment Corporation doesn’t do enough to address concerns about noise bleeding into neighborhoods.
Some neighbors have also voiced concerns about affects to wildlife and property values. The nearby Southwest Area Commission is backing the plan, but support has been harder to find in the Franklinton neighborhood.
Developers say the $40 million project would create more than 300 full and part-time jobs. Council is expected to take up the redevelopment some time in April.