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East Franklinton Plan Community Workshops - December 13-14 at 435 W State

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    In the Spring of 2011 at his State of the City address, Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced a new initiative to attract the creative class to East Franklinton. Numerous individual projects were at the beginning stages or underway, and it was decided that the opportunity was right to tie these projects together and provide added energy to move revitalization along a stronger trajectory.

    The East Franklinton Creative Community District Plan is a planning effort with several major components: public engagement to understand the values and interests of the community, as well as the arts community in growing a “creative district”; very detailed market studies to understand fully the residential, retail and office markets and their potential in this district; an urban design approach to guaranteeing reinvestment occurs in an organic fashion commensurate with the grittiness of East Franklinton; and an implementation strategy that brings all parties together to jointly move forward on a common vision.

    The city has established a working group with representatives from the Planning, Economic Development and Housing Divisions, Franklinton Development Association, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, and developer Urban Smart Growth. The city has hired a multi-disciplinary consulting team being led by Goody Clancy, an urban design and planning firm headquartered in Boston (Goody Clancy has done several plans in Columbus, working with the city on Weinland Park Neighborhood Plan and the University/High Street Plan).

    The planning process will be about 12 months in duration and a final plan should be proposed as an amendment to the Franklinton Plan (2003) in the summer of 2012. This website will be used to post numerous documents as the plan unfolds, as well as meeting notices and surveys.


    Please join us December 13th and 14th from 6:30-8-30 p.m. for a two-part public workshop to develop a plan for East Franklinton. We will discuss efforts to establish a creative district and other ideas for the neighborhood’s future.

    The two sessions will build upon each other so participants are encouraged to attend both nights – but you can still participate if you can only attend one of the sessions. Also, during the day of December 14th (9am-4pm) there will be an open house where anyone can drop in and learn about the planning process, see work in progress, and contribute ideas.

    Public input is critical to the plan’s success. Please help spread the word about this opportunity by circulating the attached flyer and personally inviting everyone that you think may be interested!

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Next Steps for East Franklinton Plan to be Decided Next Week
    By: Walker

    The planning efforts for East Franklinton continue next week with a two-day series of workshops and and a community open house event at the warehouse space at 435 West State Street. The first workshop takes place on the evening of Tuesday, December 13th and will bring attendees up to speed on the project thus far, provide examples of other similar district plans in other parts of the US, and will look for feedback on key themes.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/next-steps-for-east-franklinton-plan-to-be-decided-next-week


    The first of these workshops is tomorrow! Thanks for covering the planning process Walker and Columbus Underground!


    Bump for tonight! Any CU’ers coming down to East Franklinton tonight?



    I think I am. I’m a planning student so I really should get a feel for public workshops like this. Also, I am never short on ideas. :)

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Looking forward to checking out the open house tomorrow! ;)



    If you have ideas/concerns/suggestions about urban redevelopment and/or how to create a sustainable creative community please come share them with us. The open house today from 9-4, and the meeting tonight from 6:30 to 8:30.


    bump! 2nd community workshop is tonight at 6:30!

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