"Ongoing Projects” are those that are currently being facilitated by the Planning Department.  They may be in various stages of completion or pending approval.  Please visit this page again for updates on these projects and always feel free to contact the Planning Department staff for more information.


Current Ongoing Projects

State Street Corridor Plan
Columbus Housing Study (Market-rate Sub-committee)

State Street Corridor Plan

The City of Columbus is facilitating the development of a complete land use and transportation plan for the State Street Corridor.  The Planning Department has partnered with a team of consultants from The Lakota Group to (1) formulate recommendations for street improvements that will create a pedestrian, bicyclist, and transit-friendly transportation corridor, (2) develop long-term land use recommendations, (3) identify redevelopment opportunities, and (4) develop recommendations for streetscape and site design improvements.  Upon completion, the Corridor Plan is intended to be adopted as part of the City of Columbus Comprehensive Plan.

City of Columbus - Lakota Group Contract (2.5.13)

Final Draft State Street Corridor Plan

Please join us for the final draft presentation of the State Street Corridor Plan to provide final comments regarding the long-term revitalization of the State Street area. Final draft recommendations, which focus on sidewalk and intersection improvements, the appearance of the area, land use, and business development will be presented.  

The Final Draft Presentation is scheduled for the following date and time:
DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014
TIME: Presentation at 6:00 p.m. with an open house to follow until 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Cal Brand Meeting Hall in City Hall, 123 Washington Street

View an electronic copy of the Final Draft State Street Corridor Plan at the above link.  A hard copy of the document is available for viewing in the Planning Department weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A copy is also available for viewing at the Reference Desk of the Bartholomew County Public Library at 536 5th Street.

Please contact Emilie Pinkston at or (812) 376-2550 with questions or requests for more information.

Visit the State Street Corridor Plan project website for more information.  

Columbus Housing Study (Market-rate Sub-committee)

The City of Columbus has initiated a study of the local housing market focusing on (1) the comparison of the supply and demand for housing for the complete range of income groups and (2) the identification of a strategy to provide additional housing options for those in need.  The housing study project is under the management of the Columbus Community Development Department, with the Planning Department facilitating the work of a market-rate housing sub-committee (other aspects of the project focus on affordable housing for low to moderate income groups).  The City has hired Strategic Development Group (SDG), based in Bloomington, Indiana, as the consutlant for the project.

Project materials and information are provided below:
Mayor's Housing Council Organizational Chart
Columbus - SDG Contract
Market-rate Sub-committee Membership & Workplan
Market-Rate Sub-committee Meeting #1 Notes

Please contact Jeff Bergman at or 812.376.2550 with questions or requests for more information regarding the market-rate component of this project.

For information about the overall Columbus Housing Study effort contact Community Development Director Carl Malysz at or 812.376.2520.


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