Columbus' Planning Agenda Combines Land Use and Transportation
Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin, who advanced to the new role on the council earlier in 2018, sites down with Columbus Underground for an interview to discuss transportation, development, and planning in an era of rapid innovation.
The interview takes place against the context of the ongoing Regional Corridor Analysis process expected to wrap up later this year. On that subject Council President Hardin says the process combines land use and transportation planning:
The plan gives us the ability to take a deeper dive into specific corridors and to think through what those corridors could look like in terms of density, and how we can grow density. The important part about densification, in terms of a land use and planning conversation, is that it will tell us what type of transportation we will need to support that. When you get the critical mass of folks along the corridor – and if you’re thoughtful about where you grow that density – then you can be ahead of and move in concert with the transportation conversation.
The interview goes into a lot more detail on the subject of density, and also covers previous planning efforts in Columbus.