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Affordable Housing

Nov 5, 2019
Enlisted Housing Fort Belvior
Mary Black Foundation

When plans for a new downtown stadium for the Crew SC were unveiled last December, they included 885 new residential units nearby with a minimum of 20 percent to be affordable. 

But during the following six months, the number of housing units was whittled by half and the decision about affordable housing was left to the developer.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the need for and challenges to provide affordable housing. 

Guests

Cooper Stadium on West Mound Street fell into disrepair after the Columbus Clippers left.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

Arshot Investment Corp. is reviving its efforts to redevelop the Cooper Stadium site on Columbus’ West Side, 10 years after the Columbus Clippers moved out.

Groveport development director Jeff Green stands on Main Street downtown.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

City leaders in the small suburb of Groveport want to make-over Main Street, reviving their downtown and draw in more retail and restaurants.

Houses in Weinland Park
WOSU

Franklin County Commissioners approved a plan on Tuesday for housing and urban development funds next year, which includes a small decrease in federal funds.

The city of Whitehall bought an apartment complex after years of complaints, and plans to tear it down.
City Of Whitehall

The final remaining residents are moving out of a long-blighted Whitehall condominium complex. The city bought the Woodcliff development and plans to tear it down after years of complaints.

Columbus Real Estate

May 6, 2019
House for sale
Flickr

Central Ohio is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country according to Realtor.com.

The announcement comes at a good time for buyers with a strong market and low interest rates.

Today on All Sides, Columbus real estate, what’s ahead, what’s hot, and what to look out for.

AC Hotel is one of the cornerstones of the Bridge Park development in Dublin.
Cory Klein

An ambitious redesign of Dublin is transforming the city from suburban sprawl to urban chic. The Bridge Street District, encompassing an 1,100-acre area around the Scioto River, will boast more than 400 apartments and condominiums along with a mix of office space, retail and restaurants.

Maggie Parks has been attending a homebuyer's class at Homeport in order to get down payment assistance. She closed on her house in Milo Grogan last September.
Nick Evans / WOSU

This is the second of a two-part series on affordable housing in Columbus. Read part one here.

On a recent Saturday morning, bleary-eyed prospective homeowners bundled in winter coats piled into a classroom at Homeport in northeast Columbus. Kerrick Jackson, who leads the course, opens with a question: How do you get downtown? 

E.J. Thomas is the director of Mid-Ohio Habitat For Humanity, and says many low-income families can't afford housing considered "affordable."
Nick Evans / WOSU

This is the first of a two-part series on affordable housing in Columbus. Read part two here.

Mattias Minarsch leads a group of about half a dozen Habitat For Humanity volunteers putting the finishing touches on a home in Linden.

Blue Horseshoe Ventures

An already-bustling area of Delaware County is about to get a lot busier.

Developers on Thursday announced plans for Planet Oasis, a 350-acre, $2 billion entertainment park near Tanger Outlet Mall, just off Interstate 71 near Sunbury.

Opportunity Zones

Jun 1, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Several states, including Ohio, have proposed neighborhoods that will undergo revitalization under a new federal program. The program encourages companies to invest in lower income and impoverished areas, calling them opportunity zones.

Today, we take a look at what the opportunity zone plan is and how the program can benefit areas in need.

Opportunity Zones

May 23, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Several states, including Ohio, have proposed neighborhoods that will undergo revitalization under a new federal program. The program encourages companies to invest in lower income and impoverished areas, calling them opportunity zones.

Today, we take a look at what the opportunity zone plan is and how the program can benefit areas in need.

Gentrification or Development

Jan 15, 2018
Ms Sara Kelly / Flickr

An Indiana developer breaks ground this year on 1,700 apartments, 150 hotel rooms and nearly a million square feet of office and retail space in Franklinton. Today we examine housing affordability in Columbus and the pros and cons of gentrification.

Gentrification or Development

Jan 4, 2018
Ms Sara Kelly / Flickr

An Indiana developer breaks ground this year on 1,700 apartments, 150 hotel rooms and nearly a million square feet of office and retail space in Franklinton. Today we examine housing affordability in Columbus and the pros and cons of gentrification.

Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands Facebook

The state is appealing a judge's decision that would allow commercial development of an 18-acre wetlands area surrounded by roads, houses and parking lots in booming suburban Columbus.

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