The City of Columbus is moving forward with the High Street Streetscape Improvements Project, which will soon transform one of the busiest sections of the most traveled corridors in Columbus. This work has already begun on certain sections of High Street. When finished, the streetscape improvements create a safer, more walkable, and even more inclusive neighborhood by burying overhead utilities, increasing sidewalk widths, standardizing streetscape elements, upgrading lighting, adding marked crosswalks, improving stormwater management, and adding new street trees.
The purpose of the Art on High Strategic Plan is to advise the City of Columbus as it invests in public art and its commitment of $420,000 or 2% of the budget for the streetscape project. The first installation is meant to inspire ongoing investment in public art from business and community leaders, as well as residents. This process and the resulting artwork represent the first of what is anticipated to be many separate contributing artistic efforts by many organizations, and the community over time.
Final plan recommendations were presented in January 2018.