The Plan for West Franklinton

In the fall of 2013, the City of Columbus, Ohio, engaged a motivated team of urban planning consultants, a market analyst and a public engagement specialist, to provide a comprehensive plan for West Franklinton, Columbus, Ohio. ¬†Urban Decision Group, along…

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Mistakes Planners Make when Creating Retail Districts

* The following excerpt appeared originally in the March 2012 issue of Planning magazine; published by the American Planning Association. “Creating successful urban retail districts is a goal of planners and community leaders alike. But as Robert J. Gibbs points…

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The BEST way to construct a Market Area boundary

Establishing good market boundaries is crucial to a solid market analysis, but not all market areas (also referred to as trade areas) are created equal. Of course physical barriers–both natural and man-made–affect boundaries and market area delineation, but market areas…

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