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  1. New developer wants to take over abandoned Harrison West project

     

    The firm is working with developer JDS Cos. to pitch a five-story, 54-unit residential building on the block, where a development was started, but halted halfway through construction.

     

    More below:

    https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/06/18/halted-harrison-west-development-could-continue-un.html

     

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  2. Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from City Hall

     

    Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced that the Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall will be removed as soon as possible.

     

    “For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness. That does not represent our great city, and we will no longer live in the shadow of our ugly past,” said Mayor Ginther in a press release. “Now is the right time to replace this statue with artwork that demonstrates our enduring fight to end racism and celebrate the themes of diversity and inclusion.”

     

    The statue will be placed in storage, while the Columbus Art Commission will lead an effort to replace the statue with public artwork “that better reflects the people of Columbus and offers a shared vision for the future,” read the statement from the mayor’s office.

     

    More below:

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/mayor-ginther-directs-christopher-columbus-statue-to-be-removed-from-city-hall-tm1

     

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  3. Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from City Hall

     

    Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced that the Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall will be removed as soon as possible.

     

    “For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness. That does not represent our great city, and we will no longer live in the shadow of our ugly past,” said Mayor Ginther in a press release. “Now is the right time to replace this statue with artwork that demonstrates our enduring fight to end racism and celebrate the themes of diversity and inclusion.”

     

    The statue will be placed in storage, while the Columbus Art Commission will lead an effort to replace the statue with public artwork “that better reflects the people of Columbus and offers a shared vision for the future,” read the statement from the mayor’s office.

     

    More below:

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/mayor-ginther-directs-christopher-columbus-statue-to-be-removed-from-city-hall-tm1

     

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  4. 19 hours ago, Toddguy said:

    What does Connecticut think about all of this? 

     

    More importantly, what does Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Warren, Ashtabula, and Vermilion think about this foolishness?  I don't see a single forumer from those cities/areas on here that are like "Yeah Cleveland, let's join New London!  COLUMBUS SUCKS!"  It just seems to be a Cuyahoga County issue?

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  5. 12 minutes ago, Gramarye said:

    I'd also caution against excessive grass-is-greener thinking about other states, which I gather is what ColDayMan was driving at on the previous page, too.

     

    Correct.  I could see, say, Washington state being something to aspire (or annex) to but Connecticut?  Chile, please.


  6. 59 minutes ago, Ram23 said:

     

    Though Cincinnati has several statues of presidents, I believe this is the only statue of a horse. If it were removed in entirety, we'd go back to having zero statues of horses.

     

    ...isn't that what Kentucky is for?


  7. New details: Major West Dayton development moves forward

     

    The redevelopment project of an almost 100-year-old building on Dayton's west side is moving forward.

     

    The West Side Chevy building, located at 300 W. Third St. in Dayton, will be transformed into a mixed-use facility featuring apartments, retail and parking. A group of Dayton-area developers are leading the project — purchasing the building last December under the name San Marco LLC.

     

    The development hit a key milestone, debuting its initial rendering. The first floor of the building will be home to retailers along the Third Street corridor, while the top floors will feature a mixture of apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms. The project will take about 18-24 months to complete.

     

    More below:

    https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/06/17/new-details-west-dayton-development-moves-forward.html

     

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  8. Council approves interim city manager

     

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    Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to make Paula Boggs Muething, currently the city’s top lawyer, to become the city’s interim city manager upon Patrick Duhaney’s departure next month.

     

    Muething will make the same salary as Duhaney — $222,799 annually, up from her $163,937 salary as solicitor.

     

    Muething will be interim city manager until a permanent city manager is recommended by Cranley and confirmed by council. Cranley has said he is unsure whether he is going to do a national search for a new city manager. He has 18 months left in office. An interim solicitor also will be chosen.

     

    More below:

    https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/06/17/council-approves-interim-city-manager.html


  9. 4 hours ago, KJP said:

    Compared to Ohio?

     

    You really see a difference between Bridgeport and Youngstown?  Here's a hint:  Both states aren't doing too good for their urban areas.  I'd argue Ohio is far better preserving their cities versus Connecticut sans New Haven or the Metro North suburbs.  


  10. 5 hours ago, skiwest said:

    Too funny.  I don't know if Hungry Jack is black or white, but they might as well get rid of him too. 

     

    He needs to go because that sh_t is terrible.  


  11. ^More on that...

     

    Quaker Oats to re-name Aunt Jemima pancake brand, change logo

     

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    Quaker Oats says it will re-brand its Aunt Jemima syrup and pancake mix because it acknowledges the brand’s origins are based on a racial stereotype.

     

    Packaging without the image of a black woman depicting Aunt Jemima will begin to appear as soon as the fourth quarter of 2020, the company said. The name change will be announced following the first phase of label changes.

     

    Although the image of Aunt Jemima has changed over time, the black woman featured on the 130-year-old brand’s packaging was originally depicted as a “mammy” character with a kerchief, an image considered to be a racist stereotype of enslaved blacks, NBC reported.

     

    "We recognize Aunt Jemima's origins are based on a racial stereotype. While work has been done over the years to update the brand in a manner intended to be appropriate and respectful, we realize those changes are not enough," said Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer, Quaker Foods North America.

     

    More below:

    https://www.bizjournals.com/cleveland/news/2020/06/17/quaker-oats-to-re-brand-aunt-jemima.html


  12. Mayor to Emilio Estevez: ‘Give the bus a try’

     

    Mayor John Cranley urged actor/director Emilio Estevez and other residents of the urban core to ride Metro buses while the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar is out of service, repeating his criticism over the years that the streetcar was aimed at wealthy residents of the neighborhood.

     

    In a lengthy reply, the mayor also for the first time indicated the parameters under which the streetcar might be restarted, which he shuttered during the Covid-19 crisis and now claims there is not enough money to activate.

     

    Estevez wrote Cranley on Monday, urging him to restart the streetcar to help Over-the-Rhine businesses, which have suffered amid the recent civil unrest and Covid-19 pandemic. In his letter, Estevez noted the city’s checkered history when it comes to transit, including the unfinished subway and shuttered streetcar.

     

    More below:

    https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/06/16/mayor-to-emilio-estevez-give-the-bus-a-try.html

     

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  13. 2 hours ago, mrnyc said:

    as someone who has actually lived in four of the five ohios, albeit quite awhile ago, can concur yes the whole state is guilty as anybody. 

     

    and if ohio is guilty, the true heart of it all, then you better believe america is.

     

    Amen.

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