Phase 2A Update - April 2017
Coming Soon:New trails, sidewalks, public green spaces, decorative WAVE elements and more! Tremendous progress has been made on the urban design improvements along State Street. Phase 1 (including Haw Creek Bridge and Welcoming Gateway greenspaces) will be finished by the end of May 2017. New work on Phase 2A will begin immediately after that. Phase 2A extends southward from the south-end of Haw Creek Bridge (near Stadler Drive) all the way to Mapleton Street. The north side of State Street will get 8 and 10 foot wide multi-use trails with decorative pavers and all new curbing. The south side will get NEW 6-foot wide concrete sidewalks with new curbing.
Phase 1 Update- April 2017
- Improvements have been made to the Central Avenue/State Street intersection
- Haw Creek Bridge is wider with improved driving lanes, a walking path on the South side of the bridge and a multi-mode (bicycle/pedestrian) 10 foot path on the North side
- Columbus City “red” guardrails have been installed on the North side – more railings arriving soon to complete the south side..
- 54” high cabled railing system installed for pedestrian and cyclist safety.
- Architectural elements on each side of bridge will provide bold visual statement and feature accent lighting.
- Plaza.gateways will feature colored brick patios shaped as gears to reflect the industrial arts heritage.
- Plaza tree plantings will provide an ‘outdoor room’ under the canopy and human scale to the busy intersection.
The mission of the State Street Corridor Plan is twofold:
- Create a long-term vision for enhancing the Corridor’s overall land use, economic vitality, physical appearance and image.
- Create a set of practical implementation action strategies and initiatives for achieving Corridor Plan objectives and goals.
The State Street Corridor Plan represents the results of a collaborative process between the City of Columbus and State Street businesses, property owners and residents in creating a planning framework and vision for State Street’s long-term revitalization and development.
The collaborative process included a series of interviews and focus group sessions with key State Street leaders and stakeholders, public open houses, meetings with the Corridor Plan Steering Committee and consultations with the Indiana Department of Transportation. In turn, the community’s collective ideas, shared values and goals for State Street’s revitalization have been drafted in written form as a comprehensive vision statement - a statement that should inspire and motivate State Street residents and property owners to work together to implement various elements of the Corridor Plan. The vision statement also summarizes State Street’s key strengths and assets, identifies opportunities to improve the Corridor’s look and appearance, and provides direction for future business and economic development efforts.