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.
Art on High will build upon the Streetscape Improvement Project by integrating public art into the public landscape and fostering connections between people and public space. The plan will inspire elected officials, business and community leaders, and residents to both embrace and create public art on High Street. It will involve both contemporary and traditional art, paying homage to the past while highlighting Columbus’ innovative spirit and future. Lastly, it aspires to celebrate the uniqueness that is High Street, highlight High Street’s distinct neighborhoods and districts, and dream big.
Final plan recommendations will be presented in Fall 2017.