Tag: Districts

Will remote work change central business districts?

This article is part of The Bond Buyer’s multi-platform, four-part series on the Future of Cities, each segment focusing on a different aspect of how life in and the finances of America’s cities could be altered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

We explore how cities of all sizes are being impacted by outmigration, and where the greatest long-term risks lie; the hard realities and intangibles of the so-called gathering economy – conventions, conferences, theater, sports and arts; how many businesses are at an inflection point with urban office space; and problems that lie ahead and how resilience has taken on a new meaning.

For each, we dig in on the problems and discuss potential solutions with a written story and a companion podcast. Additionally, the series features a video discussion spanning all four topics. To see all of our Future of Cities content, please click here.

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Central Ohio districts say most spectators comply with athletic health orders

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two days after a woman was tased and forcibly removed from a middle school football game after refusing to wear a face mask, school leaders in central Ohio said they have seen compliance with the mask recommendations set forth by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio Department of Health.

Alecia Kitts, 34, is facing charges of criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing official business, all misdemeanors.

The altercation involving Kitts and a school resource officer from the Logan-Hocking Local School District can be seen in a now viral video.

Kathryn Harris, the athletic director at Gahanna-Lincoln High School, has seen the video and said nothing like what she saw has occurred at a Gahanna sporting event.

Harris said she has seen overwhelming compliance with the safety protocols in place.


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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, City Councilmen To Announce Plans To Revive Black Business Districts

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Out of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has been promising a plan to address racial disparities in the city.


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The mayor revealed a large part that plan, called Avenues of Hope, exclusively to KDKA investigator Andy Sheehan.

The mayor says it’s a communitywide response, involving the city, the foundations and the corporations to bring once-thriving Black business districts back to life.

While Black Lives Matter protesters have focused on police reform, there have been calls to address historic inequities in the city of Pittsburgh.

“Black lives matter when Black communities matter, when we transform these depressed communities of concentrated poverty into mixed income stable communities,” Burgess told KDKA in June.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has said they’ve dubbed it Avenues of Hope.

Along with councilmen Ricky Burgess and Daniel Lavelle, Mayor Peduto says he’ll soon be announcing a plan to

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