Ohio

White sign on side of tan building with metal siding and green overhang, reading "Dad's Place, a church that loves like family."

Ohio Pastor Criminally Charged for Zoning Violations After Housing the Homeless in His Church

The city of Bryan says it’s a residential use in a commercially zoned property; the church says it’s religious discrimination.

January 28, 2024 - Reason

Skyline of Columbus, Ohio with bridge and river.

Columbus City Council Proposes Actions to Stem Housing Crisis

Central Ohio needs roughly 14,000 new housing units every year to keep up with demand.

November 21, 2023 - ABC 6

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Ohio Suburb Reenvisions Car-Oriented Shopping Center

Garfield Heights wants to transform a 1960s complex nestled in a sea of surface parking into a walkable, mixed-use development.

October 31, 2023 - Cleveland.com

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Wielding Data to Fight Freeway Expansions in Toledo

A group of resident advocates is challenging the Ohio Department of Transportation’s arguments in favor of a proposed interstate widening.

October 25, 2023 - Strong Towns

Columbus

Central Ohio Housing Production Struggles to Keep up With Demand

The region’s population growth is outstripping the pace of housing construction.

October 16, 2023 - The Columbus Dispatch

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Columbus Zoning Changes Aimed at Increasing Housing Supply, Affordability

The Columbus city council approved 17 zoning changes that could result in over 800 new housing units.

September 18, 2023 - The Columbus Dispatch

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Columbus Set to Reform Zoning Code

City officials want to streamline the permitting process for developers looking to build housing.

September 7, 2023 - The Columbus Dispatch

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Parking Requirements Removed Near Cleveland Transit Stops

Transit oriented parking reform has arrived in Cleveland.

August 20, 2023 - Signal Cleveland

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Growing Numbers of Ohio Renters at Risk of Eviction

Data released by the state shows a growing number of Ohio households are spending ore than half of their income on housing.

July 24, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

Aerial view of Cleveland bridge with art deco 'Cleveland Guardians' statues

Bike Cleveland Recommends Avoiding New Bike Lane, Citing Safety Concerns

A new bike lane is drawing criticism for putting cyclists at risk.

July 10, 2023 - Bike Cleveland

Holy Cross Immaculata Church sits atop Mt Adams in Cincinnati, as seen from across the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Cincinnati First City in Ohio to Legalize Accessory Dwelling Units

The Queen City achieved an historic day for planning in the state of Ohio.

June 28, 2023 - WVXU

Lakefront homes in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

Federal and State Dollars Could Be Used to Force Change in Exclusionary Towns

Strict zoning policies keep housing unaffordable. But there are strategies governments can implement to change exclusionary housing policies and promote the construction of more affordable housing.

May 17, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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When a Land Bank Starts a Land Trust

An Ohio land bank adds to its developing power through a community land trust.

May 17, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

CoGo bike share station with black bikes in front of Columbus City Hall, Ohio

Columbus Launches E-Bike Rebate Program

The Ohio capital will offer rebates for residents purchasing e-bikes as part of its goals to reduce carbon emissions and encourage active transportation.

May 16, 2023 - Axios

North High Street

Columbus Rewriting its Zoning Code

Planners in Ohio’s capital city hope a new zoning code will help reverse some of the damage done by the city’s previous zoning codes.

April 20, 2023 - Axios Columbus

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland City Council Wants More Community Benefits From Developers

A proposed measure would require developers receiving city incentives to provide more benefits to local stakeholders and increase local hiring.

March 7, 2023 - Signal Cleveland

Rendering of Revitalized Collision Bend Courtesy of Bedrock

Dan Gilbert’s Foray Into Cleveland Could Transform the City’s Waterfront

The public has been getting a close look at a proposed mega-project at Tower City Center in Cleveland that could eventually yield 3.5 million square feet of construction.

February 26, 2023 - Cleveland.com

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Ohio Budget Could Fund Rural Roads, Ban Center Bike Lanes

Amendments proposed in the state budget would also prohibit automated traffic enforcement and allow residents to travel to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean with Real IDs in lieu of passports.

February 23, 2023 - The Plain Dealer

Waterfront walkway with benches and Detroit skyline in the background

Shaping a 15-Minute City Vision for Detroit and Cleveland Using Data-Assisted Modeling

How master plans in the two cities hope to transform their historic, and historically underutilized, waterfronts.

February 19, 2023 - Trevor McIntyre

Gray chemical cloud seen from a distance from train derailment in Palestine, Ohio

Friday Funny: ‘Deregulation Works’

A tongue-in-cheek piece from The Onion calls the disastrous train derailment in Ohio a “deregulation success story.”

February 17, 2023 - The Onion

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