East Franklinton, a 200-acre district in Columbus, Ohio, had suffered from years of disinvestment. By building on existing interest in East Franklinton, the city envisioned making the district a center of creative activity and a symbol of Columbus as a 21st century leader in innovation.
Nelson\Nygaard, in collaboration with Goody Clancy, was charged with designing more livable and vibrant streets for the revitalization plan for East Franklinton’s Creative Community District. We developed an implementation strategy for all modes of travel that addressed issues of neighborhood connectivity to jobs and shopping, traffic circulation patterns, and pedestrian safety and accessibility in the proposed district. Our recommendations included zoning changes to implement strategic parking management strategies for the area.
Officially adopted in 2012, and immediately implemented, this 20-year plan strengthens multimodal connections to surrounding neighborhoods and promotes the preservation and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure, steering new construction to infill sites.