COTA is still searching for a long-term alternative to Graceland for a bus turnaround site. The previous proposal to buy a stripmall on the southeast corner of High & Kanawha has been replaced with a new plan to purchase one of two properties on the east side of High Street just north of Graceland.
Two sites eyed for Clintonville bus turnaround
Neighbors give COTA input before decision
Monday, June 20, 2011 10:57 PM
By Lauren Hepler
The Columbus Dispatch
COTA officials met with Clintonville area residents tonight to discuss the final stages of a deal to construct a bus turnaround just north of Graceland Shopping Center.
Any agreement would come after more than a year of back-and-forth between Central Ohio Transit Authority officials and residents wary of what a busy N. High Street bus turnaround would do to the neighborhood.
COTA says there are two potential sites: a used car dealership at 5160 N. High and a vacant house at 5132 N. High.
“They’re both willing sellers,” said COTA spokeswoman Beth Berkemer. “We have not made a decision on either property yet. We are still negotiating.”