U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Indiana
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-19-2008, 08:08 AM
 
57 posts, read 168,193 times
Reputation: 21

Advertisements

Columbus is growing thats for sure. with the new 500 downtown cummins jobs with really high paying salaries, with that the building of the new commons. first financial bank is building a brand new building downtown as well, and thats going to be huge aswell.

But we could improve after this 20/20 vision downtown project is done, we could build a college/university with a nice campus. that could atract more people and buisnesses towards us with a better education. there are a few fields on rocky ford road that are surrounded by urban development. if we could buy one of those fields from their owner, we could put a nice, well funded, good educational 4 year college there.

i dont have anything against ivy tech, IUPUC, and indiana business. those serve us well. but its all about growing columbus into a more educated community.

just a thought.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-19-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
17,700 posts, read 35,658,128 times
Reputation: 7953
What would we call it? I don't know tallg ... sounds like a good idea, but you can get a 4 year degree at IUPUC already. Maybe they could absorb IUPUC into Columbus and rename it kind of like what Evansville did with the old ISU campus in their town. Remember when University of Southern Indiana was ISUE? Take it up with the Mayor. It would be a great legacy for him.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-19-2008, 05:43 PM
 
57 posts, read 168,193 times
Reputation: 21
the only name i could think of is columbus tech. im not real sure what else we could call it. but it seems reasonable to start one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
8,345 posts, read 14,128,093 times
Reputation: 5966
Central Indiana University?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
6,553 posts, read 7,839,056 times
Reputation: 16047
Just to play devil's advocate: exactly who is going to be funding this project? With recent changes to the Ivy Tech system, IU and PU regional campuses, etc. people throughout the state are pretty well served with the current options for both 2 year and 4 year colleges. With the exception of the southwestern area of the state, most residents are within a "county" or two of a public four year university. As a taxpayer I see no need for a further public expansion into Columbus.

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/maptool...ities_2006.pdf
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:12 PM
 
57 posts, read 168,193 times
Reputation: 21
thats alright, everyone has their oppinion
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2008, 08:47 PM
 
83 posts, read 366,030 times
Reputation: 38
Columbus would be better served by building a four lane highway from the city to Bloomington than it would trying to build a four-year school.

SR 46 offers some beautiful scenery and views, but is frustrating as hell since it's a two-lane highway, and is downright near a deathtrap in the winter when the roads are icy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: NW PA
412 posts, read 959,963 times
Reputation: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purdue1906 View Post
Columbus would be better served by building a four lane highway from the city to Bloomington than it would trying to build a four-year school.
Totally agree! I severely curtail my trips to Bloomington because of 46 (esp in winter/leaf looker season), and it would be an economic boom for Bloomington to have a relatively high speed/fast access way to I-65 via Columbus.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
17,700 posts, read 35,658,128 times
Reputation: 7953
Seconded, thirded and fourthed!!! It's ridiculous that it takes almost an hour to get 35 miles ... just stupid!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
6,553 posts, read 7,839,056 times
Reputation: 16047
I also hate that trip from Bloomington to Columbus. Given where I live, it takes more than an hour for me. Forget about it if you get behind a slow driver...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Indiana
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top