Year in Review: 2023 Another landmark year for housing reform Locally and nationwide, housing reform efforts continued to gain steam in 2023. Issues like parking minimums, single-family zoning, ADUs, and building codes are finally being critically examined in cities across the country as key factors to address our crisis of affordability. Since our founding in…… Continue reading Year in Review: 2023
💐 Thanks for making our Spring Strategy Session a success! 🥑 For our first strategy session—actually for any event—this was a fantastic exercise and demonstration of what a bunch of strangers can do with 90 minutes at the public library. This was an opportunity to explain the founding, activities, and mission of N4MN Columbus while…… Continue reading 💐 Thanks for making our Spring Strategy Session a success! 🥑
What are some of the zoning reforms we support? The path to creating more housing—of all types—is complex. One track we can start with is zoning and land use reform. While zoning largely started out as a way to separate incompatible and noxious land uses, it was quickly manipulated into a form of nefarious and…… Continue reading What are some of the zoning reforms we support?
Near North Side: Still recovering from decades of population and housing unit loss Our close-in urban neighborhoods were built to accommodate many thousands more residents than currently live there. Of many examples, the neighborhoods of Italian Village—formerly known as part of the Near North Side—have not recovered from the decades of devastating population loss that…… Continue reading Near North Side: Still recovering from decades of population and housing unit loss
Guest Post: Adding affordable housing to South Linden This post was authored by KCG-Ascent Ventures to explain their proposal to add new affordable housing to South Linden and help illuminate the complex processes behind developing new housing in Central Ohio. Photos from the current site, an industrial and waste-processing facility In response to the overwhelming…… Continue reading Guest Post: Adding affordable housing to South Linden
I am your density. This is a guest post authored by Brian Higgins, Executive Director of the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation. Let us know if you’re interested in authoring a guest blog post that aligns with our values! When the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation (PARC) was created in 2014, it was done with the intent…… Continue reading Guest Post: Density on Parsons
N4MN Supports the ‘Housing for All’ Legislative Package at Columbus City Council As an expression of our support building more housing to accommodate new neighbors throughout Central Ohio. We also recently expressed our support for the housing legislative package proposed by Councilperson Shayla Favor. The package consists of the following components: (1) Source-of-income discrimination protections;…… Continue reading N4MN Supports the ‘Housing for All’ Legislative Package
Support more housing at this prime South Side location! The Pizzuti Company proposes to build 256 housing units on the site of the former Giant Eagle on Whittier Street. Once a suburban-style grocery store with a massive parking lot, the site will soon be home to hundreds of new neighbors. Take an opportunity to voice…… Continue reading Support more housing at this prime South Side location!
If you don’t want new neighbors, then where should people move to? When new residential projects are proposed, many opponents claim there are too many people already, traffic is too bad, school districts can’t absorb more children, etc. But we can’t deny that Central Ohio is growing. We are growing due to expanding families and…… Continue reading If you don’t want new neighbors, then where should people move to?
Decades of Restrictive Zoning Helped Create our Housing Shortage Historically, American cities had realities that created a low quality of life for many residents. Industrial pollution, overcrowding, lack of capital improvements, and substandard housing were some of the most problems that made many neighborhoods unpleasant places to live. In an effort to improve the quality…… Continue reading Decades of Restrictive Zoning Helped Create our Housing Shortage