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School is good for Downtown in long run

The Columbus Dispatch • William Bronson • September 23, 2014

Being a part of the Downtown community for 15 years, I have watched the transformation of every pocket and district. And we must thank Mayor Michael B. Coleman and all who have worked to develop, nurture and revitalize the heart of our great city.

At the same time, while we are experiencing much development of residential and business growth as a community, we should recognize the Cristo Rey Columbus High School recently relocated Downtown in the refurbished former Ohio State School for the Deaf on Town Street. I attended the school’s “ garden party” on Saturday, which was sponsored by area businesses, patrons and the Columbus community at large. This school, under the leadership of Jim Foley, his staff and directors will be an asset to us all.

The building is dynamic, the college prep/work study concept is well put together, and the young people who attend this fine school are very promising.

The continued development of our Downtown rides on more than apartments, condominiums and restaurants.

The young people I pass in the morning as I make my way to work and who pass me heading to school are a definite part of the future of our city. They are driven and focused.

Hopefully, as these young ladies and gentlemen benefit from the Cristo Rey Columbus High School and graduate from college, they will maintain their roots in and sustain our community in the coming years, as future business people, teachers and community leaders. I urge the city as a whole to support this establishment in the best way it can.