Why Columbus won the DOT Smart Cities Challenge2

Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, is rumored to have won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge, receiving $40 million from the DOT, and $10M from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. — along with another $90 million pledged by private sector partners to change the mobility landscape of the city. “This funding is a game changer for the City of Columbus and central Ohio,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said on his website earlier today, possibly slipping the news a bit early. “I’m glad the Department of Transportation recognized what so many of us already know – Columbus is a smart city that deserves to win this challenge.” A… Read More

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The Monthly Interview: A Conversation with Christopher B. Leinberger

If you build it, they won’t come: Urbanist Chris Leinberger argues for harnessing market forces to reduce excessive housing costs. Among liberals, few topics are as hotly debated as gentrification. The issue is often presented in moralistic terms: privileged white people are pushing poor black and Hispanic people out of their neighborhoods. The truth is a little more complicated. Booms in places like New York City and Washington, D.C., have both positive and negative effects—including for the poor. They have revitalized previously dangerous and economically depressed neighborhoods, bringing better jobs, safer streets, and, for homeowners, rising property values. The rapid pace of change and rising rents also raise the danger,… Read More

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New Globeville apartment project to provide housing for people with disabilities, low incomes

A rendering of the Elisabetta apartment project, a 91-unit affordable development coming that broke ground in Globeville May 3, 2018. The building will include 22 units for people with disabilities. An apartment project going up in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood will provide housing for two groups that advocates say have too few places to live in Denver: people with disabilities and those who make less than the area median income. The Elisabetta project will bring 91 apartments to 5120 Broadway, a vacant lot known as the “west campus” for Laradon, a nonprofit organization that since 1948 has provided services to local infants, children and adults with disabilities. Once the Elisabetta is… Read More

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Sunday on ‘This Week’: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Rep. Adam Schiff

This Sunday, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl goes one-on-one with newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an ABC News exclusive. Plus, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., comes to “This Week.” And the Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics, with former New Jersey Governor and ABC News Contributor Chris Christie, Pollster and ABC News Contributor Frank Luntz, and Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, and Bloomberg News White House Correspondent Shannon Pettypiece. Like “This Week” on Facebook here. You can also follow the show on Twitter here. Go here to find out when “This Week” is on in your area. Source Article

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Polo Club home sells for $8 million, setting a record for a Denver home sale – Denver Business Journal

A home in Denver’s Polo Club neighborhood sold for $8 million recently, setting a new record price for a city of Denver home sale, according to the real estate agents. The "monumental sale of gorgeous $8 million residence in the Polo Club establishes the highest price for a home in Denver," said Karen Brinckerhoff, with Kentwood’s DTC office, and Jim Rhye, with Kentwood’s City Properties office, in a statement. "The stunning residence at 2525 East Exposition Ave. features spectacular grounds and an interior designed with a strong connection to the outdoors, creating a truly unique experience that far transcends mainstream custom homes," the pair added. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home… Read More

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Armed man, man wearing Halloween mask rob Upstate gas station, deputies say

Marathon armed robbery GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — Two men, one armed and one wearing a Halloween mask, robbed an Upstate gas station, according to Greenville County deputies. Deputies said the robbery happened just before 10 p.m. Friday at the Marathon gas station on White Horse Road. Deputies said the two men walked into the store and demanded money from the drawer. They left with cash, deputies said. Deputies, assisted by a K-9, tried to track the suspects on foot, but were unsuccessful. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME. Source Article

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Denver-based EdgeCore Internet Real Estate plans to build $1B data ...

Denver-based EdgeCore Internet Real Estate plans to build $1B data center campus in Richardson – Dallas Business Journal

Previous reporting by the Dallas Business Journal was confirmed Monday with news that EdgeCore Internet Real Estate plans to build a $1 billion data center in Richardson. According to the Dallas Morning News, EdgeCore wants to build a roughly 900,000-square-foot facility on 33 acres at Shiloh Road and the President George W. Bush Turnpike. Plans filed with the city of Richardson call for two office and data center buildings, each spanning 358,000 square feet. An electric substation will also be build on the site, the DMN added. The city will vote this week on the project submitted by the $2 billion company, which was founded by Mount Elbert Capital Partners,… Read More

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