Connect with us

Biz + Dev

Record $2.3 Billion collected in property taxes. But a few of you didn’t pay…

614Now

Published

on

It’s no secret the Columbus-area real estate market has been on a tear. As a result, the Franklin County tax man raked in a record 2.33 Billion in property taxes for 2016. To the dismay of property owners that number is sure to climb after the recent record property reassessments.

Yet, not everyone pays their “fair share” and those individuals are immortalized in the annual publication of the county tax delinquents, available here and searchable by name. Publication of the list is mandated by state law.

“When someone sees their name on the list and didn’t expect it to be there, it can be embarrassing, said Dave O’Neil, County Auditor spokesperson. “We’re not trying to embarrass anyone, we just want fair compliance.”

This year the list carries 12,152 properties and $24.07 million in unpaid property taxes. Surprisingly, this amounts to only 1% of the total taxes collected. According to O’Neil, that 1% is pretty low compared to other counties due to Central Ohio weathering the Great recession as well as it did.

While appearing on the list can be embarrassing, it is effective. Last year, delinquents coughed up nearly $8 million of the $22 owed in just one month after the list went public.

 

BBQ got its deep hooks into me when I had a business in Austin, TX – you know, the home of dry rub, beef and sausage. I’ve indulged on pulled pork in NC topped with slaw and drenched in vinegar sauce and the savory of Memphis-style ribs to the sweetness of Kansas City. Columbus has its own mix of styles, like so many other cuisines that find a home in our midwest oasis.

Continue Reading

Biz + Dev

Set your sights on new rooftop bar + restaurant, opening next month

614now

Published

on

Short North's newest place to eat, stay, and play will open tomorrow. The 13-story, $50 million, 167-room Canopy by Hilton will hold its grand opening on July 30 at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd, featuring two dining options and a rooftop lounge.

Central Market House restaurant on the ground floor will act as the hotel's main food provider with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu will feature a flexitarian (semi-vegetarian) menu of local and healthy options.

A dedicated elevator will take guests to Goodale Station, which offers stunning views of Downtown Columbus, the Short North, and Goodale Park. Goodale Station will feature a Southern-inspired menu for dinner and small plates along with craft cocktails open each day at 4:00 PM.

The Central Market House is named after Central Market which served as the central economic center of Columbus from 1850 until 1966, while Goodale Station pays tribute to Dr. Lincoln Goodale, one of Columbus’ founding fathers.

Other features of the Canopy hotel include:

  • Three deluxe and flexible meeting spaces offering a total of 1,850 square feet of space
  • Transfer Lounge with lockers and private showers for guests who arrive early
  • The Retreat, for guests seeking a quiet space
  • Complimentary Canopy Bikes which guests can use to explore the Short North
  • Rooftop state of the art fitness center

The Columbus location is one of only six other Canopy hotel in the United States.

Continue Reading

Biz + Dev

Don’t look back in anger at this Olde Towne East bakery closure

Mike Thomas

Published

on

They say there are five stages of grief, but don't mind us if we skip straight to "anger" with the news of this latest loss.

According to a post on Instagram, Angry Baker's original location in Olde Towne East has closed.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0bh1HTAutI/

This news follows the closure of the King Ave location of Angry Baker in 2018. Affiliated locations in Upper Arlington and on North High Street will carry on under the name Happy Little Treats, a new all-vegan concept.

Continue Reading

Biz + Dev

Site of abandoned Cooper Stadium could become next booming neighborhood

Mike Thomas

Published

on

The Columbus Clippers played their final game in Cooper Stadium way back in 2008. Since then, the storied ballpark has fallen to disrepair, becoming a popular site for urban explorers and ruin porn enthusiasts.

Plans for a multi-million-dollar project on the site that would have included an 8,500-seat racetrack and an automotive research center were announced years ago, but never came to fruition.

Now, the owners of the Coop have announced another redevelopment plan, which would bring offices, apartments, mixed-use commercial space, and creative work spaces to the decaying plot.

The site plan, which was submitted to the city by Arshot Development Corp., outlines the construction of 500 apartments, along with possible space for restaurants.

The next phase of the proposed project will take place at an area commission hearing on the rezoning application for the site, which has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Aug. 21. 614NOW will continue to follow this story as it develops.

Continue Reading

No mo’ FOMO

Missing out sucks. That's why our daily email is so important. You'll be up-to-date on the latest happenings and things to do in Cbus + be the first to snag our daily giveaways

Shop Now!

The Magazines

X