Sunday, June 27, 2010
Columbus Dispatch: With dropping prices and interest rates, buyers who missed tax credit might be further ahead
Friday, June 25, 2010
By Alan Zibel, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Mortgage rates fell this week to the lowest level on records since to 1971, giving consumers added incentive to lock in low payments for home purchases and refinanced loans.
The average rate for 30-year fixed loans sank to 4.69%, from 4.75% last week, mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday.
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According to Maria Galloway, SNBA Board President, “Diesha is totally committed to the success of our members. She brings passion, enthusiasm, and creativity to the district. She is extremely smart and hard working - and we can’t wait to get started working with her!”
“The Short North is Central Ohio’s most culturally rich, diverse and unique business district,andI celebrate the many accomplishments of the Short North Business Association and the Arts District businesses. Fostering our community and citywide relationships, creatively marketing our district and being a business resource for our members will bring us to new levels of member engagement.” She added, “While today’s challenges are great, support of the SNBA is so important because it sustains initiatives vital to the health of our Arts District businesses - parking and safety, way-finding kiosks and visitor guides, and the promotion of Gallery Hop and other special events.”
Diesha has extensive experience in business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales and marketing. Insatiable curiosity and drive propelled her into leadership roles and sales training opportunities with local companies including Paycor Payroll Services, Columbus Symphony, and A.D. Farrow Co. She has experience as the Marketing Manager at ActionCOACH Business Coaching, which provided her a well-rounded education in best business practices and business development strategies. Her diverse background has prepared her for this multi-faceted position.
“It is a privilege and honor to work with the SNBA team, Arts District businesses and the Board of Directors. We have important work to do, and I know with the combined leadership, experience, and enthusiasm of our members and supporters we’ll get the job done,” said Condon.
The Short North Arts District is known as Columbus’ “art and soul”, pioneering the urban revitalization of Central Ohio. Visitors are invited to explore this area known for its eclectic art, dining, nightlife, fashion, home décor and unique gifts. Established by more than 100 experiential destinations that comprise the district, the Short North offers something of interest to all visitors.
As stated in the New York Times, “…in the last few years, Columbus has undergone a transformation. By luring young professionals … the city has seen a flurry of downtown development - and gained an unexpected new profile as a Midwestern style capital.” -
The following are comments of members of the Short North Business Association and Board of Directors on the selection of Diesha Condon.
Diesha possesses an enthusiasm that is both sincere and addictive. She is truly dedicated to the Short North and is relentless in her commitment to its forward development. She has proven herself on numerous projects, most recently the Short North Gala in which her direct involvement led to an outstanding outcome. - Dave Weibel, Edward Jones.
Diesha’s warmth and energy make others want to be a part of whatever she’s involved in. Her hard work and dedication will be a huge asset for the SNBA. She has integrity, professionalism and the dynamic personality to help take the SNBA to the next level. - Jeff Rinehart, La Fogata Grill.
Diesha has proven herself a valuable member of the association and community. Her charm and common sense on projects I’ve worked with her on prove she’s prepared for a role as diversified and important as the Senior Director. - Jay Cotrell, Marcella’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar.
I’ve been most impressed with Diesha. She always takes the time to stop in to the various shops and shows interest in what we’re doing. She understands the importance of marketing the district to increase foot-traffic, and I believe she’s committed to making a difference for the businesses here in the Short North. - Mary McGolgan, Rose Bredl Flowers
More information can be found online at www.shortnorth.org.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
“The idea is to convert the building into apartments,” Wagenbrenner said. “It’s a stout, stout building.”
Four new buildings are planned for the complex as well.
“The plans are subject to change,” he said. “We’ll react to what we find in the field.”
According to a state news release, the property has a more than 120-year history as an industrial and commercial operation, including use as a metal foundry in the late 1800s.
“With its location between the Arena District and Grandview Yard, it’s time has come,” Wagenbrenner said.
The Columbus developer has the Goodale site in contract with JDS Goodale LLC, an affiliate of Columbus developer J. Daniel Schmidt. Schmidt had paid $1.4 million for the site in March 2006 in hopes of building up to 250 residential units.
Wagenbrenner said the redevelopment project includes running the city’s pedestrian path and bikeway network through the south side of the lower floor since the building sits so close to Goodale.
“There’s just no right of way there” for a bike path, Wagenbrenner said.
Wagenbrenner has emerged as a leading redeveloper of brownfield sites in Ohio, whether former industrial properties or, in one case, a former city landfill, in the first seven rounds of Clean Ohio funding. It has built more than 200 townhouse condominiums and apartments on the former A.C. Humko site in the Short North’s Harrison West neighborhood. It also received funding to clean up the former Columbus Coated Fabrics Corp. site on West Fifth Avenue at Grant Avenue in hopes to build 700 residential units on that Weinland Park site. The company also served as co-developer with Daimler Group Inc. on three office buildings on the former Gowdy Field landfill along Olentangy River Road just north of Goodale.
Wagenbrenner still has plans to redevelop the former Johnston Metal Industries finishing operations that parent 3M Co. owned at 1206 N. Fourth St. at West Fifth Avenue not far from the Columbus Coated Fabrics site. It withdrew an application for a $3 million Clean Ohio grant in the last round of funding after the Ohio EPA determined the site could have even more industrial contamination than previous testing had found.