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

Columbus: The Myth and Truth Behind the Millennial City

Columbus: The Myth and Truth Behind the Millennial City

September 28, 2016

(Franklinton, Stephen Wolfe on Flickr, no changes made) A small city clings jealously to its national accolades, and residents of Columbus have had more than a few to celebrate recently. In addition to receiving a competitive $40 million “Smart Cities” pilot grant to modernize its outmoded public transit system, theRead More

Rehabilitation: A Commentary on Rape Culture

Rehabilitation: A Commentary on Rape Culture

June 7, 2016

On January 18, 2015, two passerbys caught Brock Turner on top of a woman behind a dumpster near the Stanford University campus. In March of this year, Brock Turner was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault. Two months later, the defendant was sentenced to six months in countyRead More