For our last installment of CbusNEXT, which looks at Columbus’ future, we wanted to hear from you. Reporters traveled the region, from Tommy’s Diner in Franklinton to Westerville North High School, asking people what they wanted for the region’s future. We also surveyed Dispatch readers to hear their thoughts.
Some themes emerged. Many want Columbus to be better, but not bigger -- though more Downtown skyscrapers would be OK. Transportation and income inequality are serious concerns. And there was not a lot of support for another major sports franchise.
We learned one more important lesson: People love this city, flaws and all.
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Survey shows needs, dreams for the city
What Columbus needs
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