Columbus’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2 involves multiple parcels of land around city

Properties in Franklinton, the OSU campus area, Easton, and the Scioto Peninsula are all part of the bid by the City of Columbus to “land one of the biggest economic-development prizes ever,” Amazon’s $5-billion second corporate headquarters (see our September 20, 2017 blog post), The Columbus Dispatch reports. “Hundreds of pages of emails, documents and other records” released by the city show sites at Mount Carmel West hospital and the Ohio State Fairgrounds were also considered, but ruled out for now, according to the article. Columbus economic-development director Steve Schoney said some potential sites were redacted from the city’s documents “because they are privately owned and have not been identified previously as potential sites.” The “big challenge is piecing together the land that the internet giant says it would need”; Schoney said, “[i]t’s really tough to find 100 acres in an existing urban environment.”  For more, read the full article.

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