Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
A name change for roads involved in the I-70/I-71 renovation project is expected to bring in more federal dollars for the multi-million dollar plan.
Columbus City Council is creating a bluprint for downtown. City council members want a ten-year plan to ensure a thriving economy for businesses and residents of the state’s capital.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman reflected on how far the city has come and where he wants to take it during his 11th State of the City address Wednesday night at the Lincoln Theatre.
The City of Columbus is offering incentives to convince business owners to locate downtown and to fix up the storefronts. WOSU reports the grants and tax abatements aim to fill vacant stores. But some store owners are not convinced the incentives will work.
The CEO of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is defending the demolition of the City Center Mall as the best option for the site. Guy Worley spoke Wednesday to the Columbus Metropolitan Club
Columbus City Council approved another TIF district that’s supposed to help with Downtown’s revitalization. WOSU took a deeper look into the TIF structure and how one other state handles TIFs.
Now that Net Jets will remain and expand in Columbus, Mayor Coleman is turning his attention to ground-based public transportation. In a meeting tonight, Coleman will release details of a financing plan that would see the return of street cars.
Some people consider parking in downtown Columbus, well, a commodity. At times finding a place to park can be quite difficult, especially if there’s a big event in progress. Mayor Michael Coleman announced he wants to build two parking garages with construction starting this year.
It’s been four years since the City of Columbus launched its downtown business plan. One of the goals is to encourage creation of 10,000 housing units by 2012. And according to city officials new housing is well underway.
The idea for an alternate public transportation system in Columbus has been tossed around for some time – and with very little action. But there’s a group putting ideas together for a streetcar line that would run in the downtown area. The proposal could be presented to the mayor and the city council in just a few months.