Columbus plays host to mayors' conference

Photo illustration of Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther with lines radiating from him.

Mayor Andrew Ginther is the second vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and will host the group's meeting in Columbus. Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios. Photo: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Watch what you say to the stranger at the bar this weekend — they just might be a big city mayor.

What's happening: The annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting opens today at the Hilton Columbus Downtown and runs through Monday.

Luxury apartments planned for downtown Chase Tower

The exterior of Chase Tower in downtown Columbus.

Chase Tower at 100 E. Broad St. Photo: Google Maps

With JP Morgan Chase now gone from its namesake tower near Capitol Square, developers have plans to replace the former offices with luxury apartments.

Why it matters: The proposed Chase Tower project at 100 E. Broad St. involves the convergence of several local trends: a rise in luxury housing and the transformation of underused office buildings as many workers still clock in from home.

Columbus' downtown busier than before the pandemic

Data: University of Toronto; Chart: Alice Feng/Axios

Amy Taylor jokes she is the only person who likes to see downtown traffic.


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