Friday, May 27, 2022

CoGo Bike Membership Free for University District Residents

Good afternoon, NECKO - 

Great news from the University District Organization!  All NECKO residents - as residents of the University District - are eligible for a free membership to CoGo bike share.  As a reminder, our nearest stations are at the corners of King/Neil and W 10th/Neil. 

Here's the info from UDO:

In partnership with Lyft and the City of Columbus Recreation & Parks Department we are excited to provide University District residents, visitors, and businesses with a FREE CoGo annual membership (an $85 value).

Annual memberships include:

● FREE Unlocks all year long

● Unlimited 45 minute trips on classic bikes

● Per Minute discounts on ebike rides

●  Learn more here

To get your free membership email with "Ride CoGo" in the subject line and we will send you your unique code along with redemption instructions.

All the info is here: 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Neighborhood Meeting on Parking Garage - May 4th at 7 pm

Good evening, NECKO Neighbors -

There will be a virtual neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, May 4th at 7 p.m. to discuss the latest on the parking garage off of Perry Street.  As construction enters its final phase, neighbors will discuss improvements to the garden and concerns about lighting and appearance.  Be sure to join us for this important conversation.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Update on NECKO Community Garden - Work begins soon!

Good morning, NECKO neighbors - Just in time for the beautiful weekend, OSU has provided an update on the schedule for the community garden site work near the new parking garage.  Work on the site begins this week.  

See more below and be sure to email with questions.  Enjoy the weekend!

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From: Stazzone, Aldino <>
Subject: FW: OSU 200103-Dodd Parking Garage: Community Garden Outline Schedule

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Below is the bulleted schedule for the Community Garden from EMI.  **Please note this tentative schedule is weather dependent.**


  1. Week of 4-25-22 EMI starts working on site excavation for the community garden area
  2. Week of 5-2-22 Irrigation and soils will start in southern part of project by community garden area
  3. Week of 5-9-22 Asphalt path placed near community garden area. Base for community garden as well as planters will start this week as well.
  4. Week of 5-16-22 planters at community garden area. Including fencing around garden area.
  5. Week of 5-23-22 Tree and shrub planting begins east side of garage.
  6. Soil, and plants to follow.
  7. Week of 6-6-22 Landscape/hardscape finished east side of garage and community garden.