On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Council Pres. Ginther Backs Cooper Stadium Redevelopment
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Columbus city council president Andrew Ginther is throwing his weight behind a proposal to redevelop Cooper Stadium into a racetrack.
The proposal now three years in the making has divided neighbors, developers and city leaders over, among other things, noise, affects to wildlife, and jobs. Backers say a race track will bring much-needed development to the area, but opponents say noise will invade neighborhoods and the nearby Greenlawn Cemetery.
Now, two days after a contentious townhall meeting where many neighbors denounced the plan, council president Ginther is backing the proposed race track. He says the $40 million development would breathe new life into the West side of downtown. He says he understands concerns about noise from racecars, but he’s confident developers can address that with noise barriers and other measures.