Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan Workshop – October 24-26, 2017

Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan Workshop – October 24-26, 2017

Join us for the Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan Workshop!

Over the past 6 years, the neighborhood surrounding the former Golden Casting Foundry has changed dramatically.  This neighborhood, once a significant industrial presence in the City, has seen several former factories replaced with multi-family developments or repurposed as stores and restaurants.  This continued change in neighborhood composition has led to a number of questions about the future character of the area, particularly related to whether the condition of the streets and sidewalks can accommodate the new residents in the neighborhood, whether more residents can be supported in the neighborhood, and how potential conflicts between new residents and existing industrial uses can be minimized.  In order to address these questions and guide long-term development in the area, the Planning Department initiated the development of the Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan.  The Department partnered with Design Collective, a planning and design firm based in Baltimore, to prepare the document.

The Planning Department is hosting a 3-day public workshop to gather input for the Plan.  Community residents are invited to attend and share their thoughts about new homes, apartments, and businesses in the area; needed street and sidewalk improvements; and how new buildings in the area should look.  

Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan Workshop

Tuesday, October 24 at 6pm – 8:30pm:  Opening Presentation and Visioning Session
Wednesday, October 25 at 6pm – 7pm:  Public Open House
Thursday, October 26 at 6pm – 7:30pm: Closing Presentation and Public Open House

Doug Otto Center / United Way of Bartholomew County
1531 13th Street
in the lower level next to the Columbus Bike Co-op

Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan Flyer
Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan Brochure

For more information about the Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan, please contact Emilie Pinkston, Senior Planner, at or at 812.376.2550.