The 9th Street Park Neighborhood Comprehensive Revitalization Plan was adopted by the Columbus City Council on September 3, 2013. This document, prepared by the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Safe and Affordable Housing, presents a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan for the 9th Street Park Area of the greater Lincoln Central Neighborhood.
The planning process began approximately 18 months ago in the spring of 2012 when one of the principal partners, the Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center, initiated its most recent needs assessment of area residents. The outcome of that assessment was the preparation of goals for the Lincoln Central Neighborhood.
Also in 2012 and under the leadership of Mayor Kristen Brown, the City of Columbus embarked on a community-wide strategic planning process to chart a course for advancement and renewal. The result of that process was the development of Advance Columbus, the community-wide strategic plan for Columbus, a key strategic objective being:
Ensure safe and affordable housing and attractive and proud neighbor-hoods for all.
This strategic objective has significant, city-wide implications, and it is a benchmark for this planning work. Moreover, the comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan for the 9th Street Park Area will likely become the template for comprehensive neighborhood revitalization planning throughout Columbus in the future.