The West Franklinton Plan
Columbus, OH

Keeping the culture: community collaboration steers revitalization blueprint

The West Franklinton Plan designed by EDGE.

Leading through collaboration and community outreach

The West Franklinton Plan is a holistic effort to create a blueprint for a proud, disadvantaged Columbus neighborhood.

Spearheading this project, EDGE led a highly collaborative team to develop a neighborhood-based strategy through a distinctly interactive public process. Using a combination of on-line outreach, public meetings, individual stakeholder interviews, and ongoing community dialogue, the planning team assembled a clear picture of the current challenges and created a vision for seizing the opportunities presented.

Improving local opportunity while maintaining current character

Recommendations for the neighborhood include long-term land use strategies, a district redevelopment vision, a neighborhood vacant property strategy, and a list of near-term public realm improvements. Under our leadership, the team coordinated potential redevelopment areas and infill concepts with identified current and future market conditions.

As a result of these initiatives, the plan outlines potential redevelopment opportunities within the context of improving, rather than replacing, the current character of the neighborhood. Illustrated development concepts maintain a mixed-use urban character while presenting new ways to enhance the positive attributes of West Franklinton.

The West Franklinton Plan rendering by EDGE
The West Franklinton Plan rendering designed by EDGE.
The West Franklinton Plan designed by EDGE.
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The West Franklinton Plan rendering by EDGE The West Franklinton Plan rendering designed by EDGE. The West Franklinton Plan designed by EDGE.