Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Demolition is underway on the pedestrian walkway that connects the City Centre mall to the old Lazarus building. Governor Ted Strickland and Mayor Michael Coleman were among the officials on hand today for the unveiling of the demolition over High Street just one block from the state capitol building.
Swine, sheep, beef, poultry and horse exhibitors met Tuesday with Ohio Expo Center officials to give their input on where a new state fairgrounds building should be located. The legislature allocated $14 million during the last session to construct a new building. Now the Expo Center must decide what kind of building it should be and where it should go.
Construction on the first house in the new Green View Estates subdivision off Mock Road in northeast Columbus is underway. About 30 houses, projected in the $120,000 to nearly $200,000 price range, may seem steep to residents. But construction will follow stringent energy efficient guidelines and environmentally friendly building practices.
In just a few days hundreds of employees from the Department of Job and Family Services will move into the re-conditioned Lazarus building at Town and High streets in downtown Columbus. The former department store has been retro-fitted so that now it’s considered an environmentally friendly “green” building.
Members of the Downtown Development Office met at City Hall this afternoon to present a new building project that could bring new jobs to the area. And the new project could change the face of the Arena District.