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Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan

After receiving final comments at the September 10, 2018 Final Draft Presentation, the Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan is now considered complete and ready for formal adoption as part of the City of Columbus Comprehensive Plan.  The adoption process includes a public hearing at a City of Columbus Plan Commission meeting followed by subsequent public meetings with the Columbus City Council.  The Plan will be heard at the upcoming October Plan Commission meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

View the Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan at the following link:
Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan Final Draft

 

Development of the Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan began in early 2017.  The Plan focuses on the neighborhood surrounding the former Golden Casting Foundry, which for the purpose of this Plan was designated as the Columbus Central Neighborhood. This area, once a significant industrial presence within the City, has experienced a significant transition over the past 7 years as several former factories have been replaced with multi-family developments or repurposed as stores and restaurants.  This continued change in neighborhood composition led to a number of questions about the future of the area, particularly related to whether the condition of streets and sidewalks could accommodate the new residents in the area, whether more residents could be supported in the neighborhood, and how potential conflicts between new residents and existing industrial uses could be minimized. The Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan addresses these questions and provides a guide for long-term development in the area, including recommendations for locations of new homes, apartments, and industrial and commercial businesses; overall form and character of new development; streetscape improvements, such as sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and street trees; transportation improvements, such as street upgrades and improvements to bicycle and pedestrian routes; and additional park space.  Recommendations in the Plan reflect multiple, local stakeholder interviews; input received at a 3-day public workshop in October 2017; meetings and discussions with the Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan Steering Committee; and a market analysis conducted as part of the planning process.

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