PACT

PACT is an historic community reinvestment initiative on the Near East Side of Columbus. It was created in 2010 to enhance the quality of life on the Near East Side of Columbus by focusing on five core areas: (1) Jobs & Economic Impact; (2) Safe, Vibrant & Accessible Neighborhoods; (3) Health & Wellness; (4) Education; and (5) Housing. More information can be found at www.eastpact.org.

Olde Towne East Grocery Store Called for in Neighborhood Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Olde Towne East Grocery Store Called for in Neighborhood Plan

(Note: Article was updated on March 6th at 12:30pm with additional information.) The Near East Side is in need of a signature grocery store, according to the latest draft (PDF) of a master planning effort for the area, as presented to the community last night at the King Arts Complex. The latest update of PACT’s […]

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New Plan Calls for Retail, Housing Development on Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Plan Calls for Retail, Housing Development on Near East Side

Groundwork is being laid for a new transformative effort on the Near East Side that aims to breath new life into these near-Downtown communities. PACT (short for Partners Achieving Community Transformation) is a group of area stakeholders, residents and other community members who have spent the past two years putting together a plan to help revitalize key […]

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Demolition of Poindexter Tower to Begin Tomorrow

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition of Poindexter Tower to Begin Tomorrow

After years of sitting vacant, the wrecking ball arrives tomorrow to begin demolition of the 10-story Poindexter Tower building located on Mount Vernon Avenue on the Near East Side. “As this monument to blight comes down, we see signs of hope spring up around it,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “From the Lincoln Theater to […]

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Master Planning Effort to Transform Near East Side Neighborhoods

Walker Evans Walker Evans Master Planning Effort to Transform Near East Side Neighborhoods

More than two years ago, a group of civic leaders announced a $10 million pledge from The Ohio State University to invest in neighborhood revitalization efforts surrounding the OSU Hospital East, located on Taylor Avenue. At that time, little detail was provided as to how that money would be spent or what it could be used for. […]

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New Neighborhood Revitalization on Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Neighborhood Revitalization on Near East Side

Yesterday afternoon, OSU president Gordon Gee and Mayor Michael Coleman jointly announced a new partnership in relation to the previously announced 17-story OSU Medical Center expansion. The City of Columbus will provide OSU with an income-tax rebate that OSU would then be required to reinvest in neighborhood revitalization efforts surrounding OSU’s University Hospital East located […]

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