Plans for Second & Lafayette remain sealed

The city of Columbus has received responses from companies to purchase and develop city-owned property at Second and Lafayette streets. The specifics of the proposals, as well as the identities of the companies making them, remain sealed.

The reason for this lack of information has to do with a lack of a quorum during Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Columbus Redevelopment Commission. Only three of the commission’s six members, Dave Wright, Russ Poling Jr. and Bob Abrams, made the meeting. Since there wasn’t a majority in attendance, the responses could not legally be opened.

This morning, Mayor Kristen Brown has called for another special meeting of the commission to be held at 5 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at Columbus City Hall.