Poindexter Village Redevelopment - News & Updates
November 8, 2014 11:55 am at 11:55 am #1049531
Permeable surfaces! Improved groundwater filtration
That’s the case with many other buildings, whether it’s the Statehouse, a homeless shelter or a luxury condo. A Columbus Free Press editor, Michael Alwood, described Poindexter Village as “what was once the heart of a thriving Black community. ” He may have been referring to the 1940s or 1950s.<br>
The razing of these historically significant buildings is done. So, it’s a matter of community members determining how to move forward.
Alwood also wrote “CMHA has no immediate plans for the empty land ” and that there was to be a public meeting about it on 12/12.
Anyone go? Anyone know about how the land will be used?
Great post, this is why it’s absolutely vital to develop this project in a way that honors the history of this area, but at the same time fixes the historic blunders that were made with Poindexter. The decline of that community was not the fault of the residents, but rather planners who proactively concentrated poverty and managed low income families with a system of punitive rules for welfare.
We need to not just diffuse poverty, develop more mixed-income communities, but actually become invested in the end result. That means not just doing mixed-income for Poindexter, but for high-income places, too. The good news is the Long Street bridge made a difference, and the area used to be a prosperous, diverse area. It can revitalize in place.November 10, 2014 9:19 am at 9:19 am #1049623
Demolition of Poindexter Sends Community Shudders
November 10, 2014
by Tom Borgerding
89.7 NPR News Managing Editor
With the exception of two historic buildings, the nation’s first public housing development has been flattened. The demolition of Poindexter Village on Columbus’ near east side began in earnest in October of 2012 when Mayor Michael Coleman stood in front of a vacant Poindexter Tower and vowed something better.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2014/11/10/demolition-poindexter-sends-community-shudders/December 29, 2014 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1056921
New senior housing building is going up fast!February 2, 2015 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #1062007
Another 87 units are planned for Poindexter Village in a mix of townhomes and apartments. The apartment building will include ground-floor retail, which is great news.February 3, 2015 10:40 am at 10:40 am #1062042
Meanwhile, the current construction over there is chugging along…March 29, 2015 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #1069422
They’re moving very quickly over here…May 25, 2015 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #1077703
Construction is chugging along…July 26, 2015 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #1086684
Looks like the exterior of this building is just about finished…November 23, 2015 9:53 am at 9:53 am #1103597
So… looks like the senior housing building is just about finished. Time to start the next phase?
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