Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Welcome Signs & Historic Markers Installed

Good afternoon, NECKO -

If you're out for a stroll this week, make sure to walk over to the corners of West 8th/Perry and West 8th/Belmont. The last stage of the years-long beautification project in this area was completed last week.

Five neighborhood welcome signs and history markers were installed on the brick pillars and the stone monument in this area. Take a look in person or see photos below.

This beautification project started with a City of Columbus Urban Infrastructure Revitalization Fund grant from 2001 - which in cooperation with Ohio State - resulted in the closure of the dangerous intersection at West 8th & Perry, the installation of accessible ramps throughout the neighborhood, the replacement and upgrade of two blocks of sidewalk from Michigan to Perry, and the pedestrian-oriented welcome and history signage along the border with the OSU medical center. Combined with the new island on King Avenue and the planned pedestrian signage at West 8th/Michigan for 2009, the whole neighborhood has been redefined. Special thanks to all neighbors involved, to Creative Living, and to the professional help, patience and perseverance of City of Columbus staffers Drew Bobay and Susan DeLay and OSU Landscape Architect Steve Volkmann!

Have a great New Year's Week -


PS Be sure to check out the neighborhood website at!