Developing an Action Agenda
The process centered around a charrette where representatives from the all the organizations within the Creative Campus along with representatives from the City of Columbus, the Columbus Downtown Development Commission, the Central Ohio Transportation Authority, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and local developers, came together to discuss the area’s potential. A 14-item Action Agenda was created centered around topics such as collaboration, infrastructure, safety and improving community character.
Columbus State is one of the essential institutional anchors for Central Ohio. At the same time, the College has recognized that critical to its long-term success is working collaboratively with the City and other institutional partners. Planning NEXT has helped forge key strategic partnerships between the College and other entities. The Creative Campus one-year work program has included a number of concrete projects that Planning NEXT has helped facilitate, including:
- Long-term parking strategy
- Market analysis of residential, retail and office
- Land assessment focused on land use, utilization, and ownership
- Opportunity recommendations
- Investment Plan
Through this work, the partner institutions have proactively engaged developers and generated significant interest from the development community.