The City of Columbus is landscaping the roundabout by Mill Race Center this summer as a Bicentennial endorsed project. The property located at the intersection of 11th, Brown, and Lindsey streets and Indianapolis Road is owned by the city. It is one of its main entrances to the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District. Columbus and Bartholomew County are celebrating their 200th birthday this year with projects and events that honor the past, find common ground in the present, and imagine possibilities for the future.
Funded by Columbus in Bloom, the project has involved collaboration for its design and construction between the Department of Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Community Development, resulting in a low maintenance, aesthetically pleasing entryway that does not impair the line of sight for traffic. Portions of the old railroad trestle in Noblitt Park have been incorporated into the project. It also features a combination of stone, grass, perennials, and bushes.
Becky Church, who maintains the downtown flowers and foliage for the city, designed the project and is overseeing the installation.
For additional information on the Columbus Area Bicentennial and a calendar of events, go to columbusarea200.com.