Next meeting August 7
Reed Rd project: The Development Commission heard Preferred Living again on July 11 and tabled it for the third time. PL has said they will return again in August and the Commission has promised to vote on it then. The Development Commission meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 at the Michael B Coleman Government Center in the Public Hearing Room (2nd Floor), 111 N. Front Street. Parking across the street is free. Residents are encouraged to attend and express their concerns and/or support.
Neighborhood Pride: Nora Gerber gave us an update on the Neighborhood Pride program along with dates for four events centered on improving and celebrating the Northwest Columbus area. Neighborhood Pride Details NWCA is proud to be selected for this series of programs and we look forward to a great turnout from our members!
Four NWCA members took the bus tour with representatives of the City service departments on July 11. All suggestions for neighborhood improvements were submitted and we are awaiting follow up and next steps.
Mark your calendars for August 6 !. National Night Out began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in Crime Prevention activities, Police-Community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and work together in fighting crime. It falls on the first Tuesday in August, Nationwide except in Texas (due to heat). It’s an avenue so neighbors can meet neighbors and it encourages a working relationship with the local Police Department. This is the first time NWCA is sponsoring a National Night Out and Atonement Lutheran Church located at 1621 Francisco Rd is graciously hosting from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Trustee Cheryl Grossman and her team are working hard to make this a meaningful event.
The Insight 2050 Corridor Project is complete. The attached report Corridor-Concepts-Scenario-Report-April-29-Final includes plans for future development and bus lines through five corridors from downtown. The Northwest Corridor includes Bethel Rd. and Sawmill Rd. to Post Rd. in Dublin. Pages 20 and 21 show recommendations for placement of residential, commercial, and other new proposed development. A representative from MORPC will join us as guest speaker at our September meeting.
The Columbus Libraries Northwest History Project is underway. Marilyn Goodman reported that the library is collecting photos, information, and historic documentation on the history and development of Northwest Columbus neighborhoods. Here is the link- Columbus Libraries History Project and here is a little more background and the kind of things they plan to memorialize. More to come.
Have a great summer!