Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

April 19, 2016

While residential towers scale the Columbus skyline, they’re clamoring for the bottom in another respect.  Columbus maintains a generous property tax abatement on downtown condominiums and apartments, which reduces the taxes paid on property value for residents in targeted areas.  Designed to rejuvenate the downtown district, these tax breaks canRead More

Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

April 19, 2016

While residential towers scale the Columbus skyline, they’re clamoring for the bottom in another respect.  Columbus maintains a generous property tax abatement on downtown condominiums and apartments, which reduces the taxes paid on property value for residents in targeted areas.  Designed to rejuvenate the downtown district, these tax breaks canRead More

Black History Month and Selma’s Oscar Snub

Black History Month and Selma’s Oscar Snub

February 22, 2015

When Joseph Califano, President Lyndon B. Johnsons’s top domestic aide, wrote his impassioned op-ed slamming the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma, he was putting the cherry on what has been a strange year for the African American community. White cops killing black men is nothing new, but the reactionRead More

The Forest: How a Setting Can Create a Dialogue in the Face of Popular Culture

The Forest: How a Setting Can Create a Dialogue in the Face of Popular Culture

May 9, 2016

A woman goes missing inside an eerie and mysterious wood. Her twin, despite all warning, follows her into the haunted grounds, hoping to bring her sister out alive.  This is the basic plot of Jason Zada’s debut horror film “The Forest,” released at the beginning of this year. While anRead More