Media Kit - Neighborhood Design Center
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL REVITALIZATION
QUARTERLY NEWS - WINTER EDITION
BROAD STREET - FRANKLINTON
Phillip’s Original Coney
Mike’s Foreign Car Service
BROAD STREET - HILLTOP
Hilltop Art Installed
Oral Histories of Linden
RTCO & GLDC event on Blake
9th Annual Greater Linden Awards
Gene Walker Café
“The Charles “ Dedication
Apogee Hair Studio
State of Near East
MOUNT VERNON AVENUE
PAMA 26th Annual Community Awards
Paint Parsons Community Improvement
NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN CENTER
Neighborhood Design Center
1902 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Paint Parsons Volunteers
BROAD STREET - FRANKLINTON
PHILLIP’S CONEY CELEBRATE’S 100 YEARS!
A FRESH COAT OF PAINT
Franklinton was very proud to help celebrate the 100th birthday
of Phillip’s Original Coney Island in 2012, perfectly coinciding with
Columbus’ Bicentennial. Owner, Nick Manus, who is yet another
Manus in the long chain of heritage is kicking off 2013 with a
new facelift courtesy of the NCR program, Neighborhood Design
Center, and Franklinton Board of Trade. Work has begun and will
wrap up as soon as the temperature rises and is ideal for painting
Mike Caradonna, owner of Mike’s Foreign Car also helped Board
of Trade Director, Trent E. Smith, restore the Franklinton Sign at the
315 exit to it’s original glory. Some much needed scraping, sanding
and painting is all the sign needed to really be eye catching again.
Thanks to Mike and his two kids for making the project a success.
Mr. Caradonna and Mr. Manus are both Trustees for the Board of
Trade and the board is proud to see them making investments in
their business and the neighborhood.
Phillip’s Proposed Facade Design
New Paint - Entrance Sign
MIKES’S HIP NEW LOOK
More exciting work can be found at Mike’s Foreign Car Service.
Check out the great new “steel work” on the windows designed to
not just provide security, but give it a hip new look. Again, painting
will commence when the weather permits.
Finally, keep an eye out for “sidewalk seating” at the famous
Tommy’s Diner... again, with help from the NDC and FBOT. COTA
is also a key player in making this project a reality and the board
is continuously proud of the great working relationship with them.
NCR Leader: Trent Smith; [email protected] 614.233.5211
BROAD STREET - HILLTOP
NEW ART FOR THE HILLTOP!
The Hilltop Business Association along with sponsors Homes on
the Hill CDC, Mike Curtin, Gearharts Hardware and the Shalom
Zone hosted a pARTy on the Hill with Roger Williams to install
his mural, Hilltop Future. The September 8th installation included
music by Ukelele Cowboy and a children’s art section hosted by
Mike Curtin. A variety of residents and interested parties came to
see the installations, meet and enjoy the music. Local artist Sam
Drumgoole stopped in to show his glass blown pumpkins and
deliver several to event sponsors.
Sam hosted a mid-October event to showcase his startup glass
blowing studio, located on W. Broad St. Also in October, just prior
to the opening of the Hollywood Casino, we gathered to install
Stephanie Rond’s rendition of Hilltop Past. Grant money to support
the artists was made possible by GCAC and Chase. These art
installations have received a huge following on Facebook from
neighbors, area small businesses and many who drive by or come
specifically to see these fabulous murals.
Currently the W. Broad NCR strip has several properties ready to
welcome new businesses. Great buildings await - some with move
in capacity. The opening of the Hollywood Casino has seen an
increase in traffic on W. Broad St. and it is expected that new small
businesses will follow.
NCR Leader: Nancy Rhynard; [email protected] 614.531.5665
Hilltop Future - Mural by Roger Williams
RTCO & GLDC EVENT ON BLAKE
9TH ANNUAL GREATER LINDEN AWARDS
Volunteers from Lowe’s Rebuilding Together program gathered in
September to make exterior and interior improvements to six homes
on Blake Avenue. The day was a success with enhancements
including elements from painting, new flooring, decking, and more!
Residents gathered at Linden McKinley STEM Academy in
November to highlight neighborhood citizens and business’
achievements at the 9th Annual Greater Linden Awards & Gratitude
Ceremony hosted by the Greater Linden Development Corporation.
Rebuilding Together - Volunteers
Awards varied from Beautiful Business, Handsome House, Point
of Pride, Public Servant of the Year, Student Scholar Award and
A neighborhood’s historical importance is preserved not only in more! The ceremony included entertainment from the student
books, but in the vivid memories of its inhabitants. In November, band followed by a delicious reception concluding the evening’s
students from Otterbein and Linden McKinley STEM Academy celebration.
conducted interviews with residents from the area to collect their
NCR Leader: donna Hicho; [email protected] 614.294.9600
stories of the area’s rich past.
ORAL HISTORIES OF LINDEN
BIKE THE CBUS 2012
Saturday, September 1st, almost 600 participates jumped on their
bikes by the Lincoln Theater on Long Street and rode the 26 mile
route through Columbus neighborhoods.
GRAND OPENING OF GENE WALKER’S CAFÉ
October 4th marked the official Grand Opening of Gene Walker’s
Café at 893 East Long Street, previously the location of the Urban
Spirit Café, which closed back in June. The café has since been
renamed “Café on Long”.
“THE CHARLES” DEDICATION
On November 8th 2012, civic leaders including Mayor Michael B.
Coleman, Council member Zach Klein, Affordable Housing Trust
Board Chairman Donald B. Shackelford and several neighborhood
leaders gathered for the dedication of “The Charles”. Replacing a
former building with the same name, “The Charles” is a mixed-use
office, retail and apartment building at 905 East Long Street. Ten
apartment units are located on the upper floors while offices of The
Affordable Housing Trust and open retail space are located below.
LONG STREET BRIDGE
Vision for Apogee Hair Studio’s new location at 705 East Long Street
APOGEE HAIR STUDIO IS MOVING!
Apogee Hair Studio, currently located in the Lincoln Theater, will
New construction continues after partial demolition of the Long be staying on Long Street as it makes its move to 705 East Long
Street Bridge. Long Street will be under construction until 2013. Street. NDC assisted with the visioning for Apogee’s new location.
Once completed, it will feature a one-of-a-kind cultural wall on one
NCR Leader: Annie Womack; [email protected] 614.251.6038
side and a public space on the other.
Central Community House - Hosted State of the Near East Address
STATE OF THE NEAR EAST
At the Seventh Annual State of the Near East Side in November
2012 there were several announcements made which will ensure
that 2013 will be a year of noticeable change on the streetscape
of East Main Street. Unquestionably the largest of these changes
will be the demolition of the deteriorating grain elevator located
near the railroad viaduct, after which new construction is planned.
Similarly, there is new commercial development materializing in
multiple locations along the street front, including on the site of the
former McDonald’s. Increasing evidence shows that development
is a trend in the area, a positive future indicator for the neighborhood
at large. Stay tuned for future updates on what is coming to East
Main in 2013 and beyond.
NCR LEADER: OPEN
Contact: [email protected] if you are
interested in volunteering for the position
MOUNT VERNON AVENUE
The Mt. Vernon Avenue District Improvement Association (MVADIA)
has begun to help five small business on Mt. Vernon Ave. enhance
their building’s exterior appearance. In turn this will help attract
new customers and businesses to the district. The NDC and The
Columbus Board of Realtors group partnership with MVADIA has
been a great help to the District and to the businesses with color
schemes improvements along Mt. Vernon Ave. These new facade
improvements were made possible with funding from a Columbus
Board of Realtors grant and the Neighborhood Commercial
Revitalization (NCR) program. MVADIA looks forward to more
improvements along the avenue in 2013.
C.M. Griggs - Proposed Design
C.M. Griggs - After
C.M. Griggs - Before
NCR Leader: Al Edmondson; [email protected] 614.554.8108
PARSONS AVENUE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION (PAMA)
26TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS
PAINT PARSONS MAKES COLORFUL IMPROVEMENTS
Taking place over this past summer the Paint Parsons project
was a huge success! For several months, a team from Keep
Columbus Beautiful, PAMA, and Neighborhood Design Center met
Southsider of the Year Award: Katie Radford (below, left)
with business owners to discuss paint colors and strategies for
improving their building facades. On three work days in August over
John R. Maloney “Hero” Award: Jim Grote (below, right)
800 volunteers from Vineyard Church, Lowe’s, and the Columbus
Blue Jackets implemented the selected paint schemes, removed
Charitable Contribution Award: South Side Learning & Development weeds and graffiti, and cleaned up litter. A total of forty commercial
Center (included a $500 gift from PAMA to SSLDC)
buildings received a facelift!
PAMA Award: Jo Anne St. Clair
NCR Leader: Bob Leighty; [email protected] 614. 264.1446
Volunteers painting 1279 Parsons
NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN CENTER
DESIGN SERVICES AVAILABLE
NDC provides affordable design services to qualifying businesses, neighborhood groups, agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Mentored by an exceptional staff, NDC’s student interns skillfully lead each project with experience in architecture, landscape architecture,
planning, and graphic design. Design services range from signs to storefronts, gardens, streetscapes, and even community visioning.
Thanks to the City of Columbus, free design services are available to Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) eligible areas.
This revitalization program also offers financial incentives to businesses and building owners in a matching grant for up to $3,000 in
exterior building improvements. Call the NDC for more info: 614.221.5001 or visit our website: www.neighborhooddesign.org
NCR Update Editor: Katie O’Lone; [email protected] 614.221.5001 ext. 74
Serving Columbus and Central Ohio for over 30 years, the Neighborhood Design Center embraces
underserved neighborhoods believing design is a right, not a privilege.