The Oberlin Review

Parking Policy Threatens Student Safety

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017

Upon my arrival to Oberlin as a first-year, I was told that the only designated parking areas for first-years are located next to Mercy Allen Hospital. First-years who park their cars anywhere else are subject to fines of up to $80, plus towing expenses. The fact that the only designated parking for newbies on campus is the farthest lot from campus and most first-year dorms is extremely disadvantageous to first-years. The justification I was given by Safety and Security regarding the inconvenience of first-year parking was that it might discourage first-years from bringing cars to campus. For a college that is so focused on the environment and has limited parking, this would have been an acceptable justification â€...

News Brief: Gateway Center Opening Postponed

News Brief: Gateway Center Opening Postponed

April 8, 2016

The $35 million Peter B. Louis Gateway Convention Center opening date has been postponed yet again as it continues to undergo construction. The Hotel at Oberlin, as it will be known, has been the topic of much debate between the city and the College due to several permit issues that have twice pushed back the original opening date, which was supposed to be in January. An excavation permit for concrete pouring and an occupancy permit are still needed before the hotel is allowed to open. The College...

Until Next Time: What’s to Come Next Semester

Tyler Sloan, News Editor

December 12, 2015

Strategic Plan: College President Marvin Krislov said that a final draft of the Strategic Plan will be published in March. The Steering Committee released a draft, titled Oberlin College Strategic Plan 2016-2021: Shaping the Future, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, which was met with student concern regarding ambiguous language and future plans. City Manager: Interim City Manager Sal Talarico will take over for outgoing City Manager Eric Norenberg when he leaves for a new management position in Milford, Delaware on Jan. 1. Talarico will serve as interim manager until the Council selects a permanent replacement by April. Between the World and Me Dinner and Discussion: The Lewis House and Religious Life Center will host a dinner and ...

Concerns Over Parking Grow as Magpie Closes

Concerns Over Parking Grow as Magpie Closes

November 13, 2015

Magpie Pizza’s storefront on East College Street showed no sign of life on Sunday afternoon. Next to the “Closed” sign, a note hung ominously on the front door. “Dear Oberlin Residents and Valued Magpie Pizza Customers: It is with deep regret that Magpie Pizza has closed its doors permanently in the East College Street, Oberlin Location,” the typed letter read. “The management of Magpie Pizza was fortunate to have leased the beautiful space, created by Sustainable Community Associate...

Construction continues at the site of the new Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center downtown. The site has been a recent
source of contention with the potential loss of on-street parking spaces.

Business Owners Battle Loss of Downtown Parking

October 2, 2015

As construction on the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center makes daily progress, downtown business owners are growing increasingly concerned about the lack of street parking in the new building’s plans. The parking spots of contention are between North Pleasant Street and Main Street. The business owners of Slow Train Cafe and The Feve, as well as others, fear that the depletion of parking spaces could result in the loss of customers. “We are concerned that the parking situation will affect our...

Cowhaus Creamery employee Eddy Marflak stares out the window of the empty store. According to the owner, Cowhaus has experienced a decrease in revenue after losing parking spaces during the Gateway Project construction and may have to shut its doors.

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

February 20, 2015

Due to a significant decrease in revenue, Cowhaus Creamery has been forced to consider closing its store. The owners point to the lack of parking caused by the nearby construction of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center at the corner of College Street and Main Street as a major reason for this drop in profit. Josef Bomback, OC ’76 and the coowner of Cowhaus, said the store has experienced a 30 percent decrease in revenue compared to the previous three years they have been in business. He said this...

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