25 Columbus Neighborhoods Selected for Capital Improvement ProjectsAlso, Spectrum Commercial Coating Deal Would Create 30 New Jobs
The Columbus Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund program was created more than 20 years ago by then-Councilmember Michael B. Coleman for neighborhood-based capital improvement projects. Tonight, Mayor Coleman is asking City Council to approve legislation that will fund 44 projects totaling more than $6.8 million in 25 central city neighborhoods.
“Our neighborhoods are the lifeblood of our city, and Columbus is thriving because we’ve never stopped investing in them,” Mayor Coleman said. “New sidewalks, streetlights and bike paths in these neighborhoods will continue to life the quality of life for our residents.”
The city received 86 proposals, which were selected with approval from Area Commissions. They include:
“This program puts residents in charge of deciding how to best meet the infrastructure improvement needs in their neighborhood,” said Councilmember Zach M. Klein. “Working together with City Hall, community leaders and the UIRF program are building a safer, stronger Columbus.”
In other Council business, Mayor Coleman is also asking Council to approve legislation for a 25 percent, five-year jobs growth Incentive agreement with Spectrum Commercial Coatings, LLC. Spectrum is a full service commercial and industrial coating contractor that plans to create 30 new full-time jobs.