Dispatch Editorial on Parking

Clean up the parking mess

City should not delay any longer in easing Short North headache

Having studied the parking problems in the Short North for years, Columbus officials now say many of the needed fixes could take years longer while they sort out the pros and cons and get everyone to agree.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Columbus City Council voted to spend $74 million for a new office building on City Hall’s Downtown campus, a project that will include a parking garage with 700 spaces, mostly for city employees.

So Columbus does know how to solve a parking problem…

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Next Society Meeting

The next Italian Village Society meeting is Tuesday, July 14, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
at Columbus Junior Achievement 

2nd Avenue Elementary School Building @ 2nd Ave. and Mt. Pleasant.

Park in the school lot and enter from 2nd Ave. at the
JA BizTown/Donatos entrance

Here is what is on the agenda:

  • The new IVS Board Structure
  • News about the  Short North strategic plan
  • SN Parking Update
  • Possible presentation from COTA
  • Renewing your IVS membership
  • Report from the Italian Village Commission
  • Report from the IVS Complete Streets Implementing Committee

News about Pearl Street

From Columbus Underground:

When the Italian Village Commission gave their conditional approval to Borror Properties’ new project at 848 North Pearl Street earlier this month, it marked more than just the next step for a five-story residential building in the neighborhood – it meant that a unique piece of collaborative art celebrating Columbus and the Short North had finally found a permanent home…

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