Central Neighborhood Plan final draft to be presented

The City of Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department is inviting you to the Final Draft Presentation of the Columbus Central Neighborhood Plan. The presentation will take place on September 10th at the BCSC Administration Building. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. with an open house to follow until 8 p.m.

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. City officials say this area, once a significant industrial presence within the city, has experienced a significant transition over the past seven years as several former factories have been replaced with multi-family developments or re purposed 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 presentation will summarize the final draft recommendations included in the plan. Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to further review the recommendations and provide final comments.