Monthly Archives: January 2016

What the Closing of Hotels has Done for our Community

I just wanted to update you on what the closing of the hotel’s, on 161/71, has done for our communities and the city of Columbus.

The following information was shared with us from our prosecutor’s office.

“The first hotel was closed on 6/11/13 (Columbus Inn & Suites)
The last hotel was closed on 11/20/14 (Knights Inn)

Thus the last full year when all hotels were operating was 2012.
And the first full year after all of the hotel closures was 2015.

Columbus Police Department Calls for Service to ALL hotels in Precincts 1 and 18 in 2012:    3,752
Columbus Police Department Calls for Service to ALL hotels in Precincts 1 and 18 in 2015:    2,234

That’s a difference of 1518, which I believe results in a decrease by 40.45%.”

Note:  The hotels talked about were on 161/71.  Precinct 1 zigs & zags & covers 161 on the North side to Polaris & to Westerville on the East & Worthington on the West.

Precinct 18 is South side of 161 to Cook Road & zigs & zags.

Any questions please let me know.   Thanks for helping make our community & City a better place to live and raise a family.