1908 City Beautiful Plan Still Relevant

Planners are celebrating Columbus's century-old comprehensive plan, and continuing to consult the plan for guidance.
August 16, 2008, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"It's a guide to improving Columbus' economy and creating a dynamic and inspirational urban heart.

It calls for more parks for children and parkways to link neighborhoods, as well as more public art and an effort to beautify the Scioto River's banks.

It's a comprehensive plan to rebuild the central city.

It's also 100 years old.

The 1908 'City Beautiful' plan discusses ideas that planners, civic leaders and residents are talking about now to make Columbus more livable: bikeways, Scioto Mile park, more green space, more public art.

'Many of the issues discussed in the plan 100 years ago are issues that remain topics of discussion today,' Kathy Mast Kane, executive director of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, said in an e-mail."

Thanks to Vince Papsidero, AICP

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Published on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 in The Columbus Dispatch
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