Downtown Columbus strategic plan session tonight at City Hall

Envision Columbus will be gathering your input on plans to improve central Columbus at a public forum starting at 6 p.m. tonight at Columbus City Hall.

Envision Columbus, sponsored by Heritage Fund, the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County is looking at updating the city’s strategic development plan for more than 900 acres in downtown Columbus. That area stretches from Donner Park to the farmland just south of Columbus  and from Mill Race and Noblitt parks on the west to California Street on the east.

The plan was last updated 13 years ago.

David Rubin from the David Rubin Land Collective, the city’s planning consultant for the update, will be leading tonight’s meeting.

More than 1,000 people have already taken an online survey about the update. You can find that at