Group Looking to Preserve Affordable Housing Near Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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As a neighborhood near Nationwide Children’s Hospital redevelops, a group is working with Columbus leaders on ways to preserve mixed-income housing in the South Side area.

The areas include part of the Southern Orchards neighborhood just south of the hospital, the Driving Park neighborhood east of the hospital and the Near East Side north of the hospital and Interstate 70, into which Nationwide Children’s is expanding.

“It’s still an area that’s not seen a lot of market-sector-driven development,” said Steve Schoeny, the city’s development director. “How do we want to shape that, be ready when it comes?”

Columbus was one of four cities chosen to be part of the most-recent class of the Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership. Columbus; Salt Lake City, Utah; Richmond, Virginia; and Tucson, Arizona, are receiving technical assistance from the Urban Land Institute and the National League of Cities……read the full article.

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