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Catch Up Quickly: New Columbus Capital Improvement Budget


Catch up quickly: new capital improvement budget
Illustration: Brendan Lynch / Axios

Investments in local policing, community swimming pools and affordable housing are among the top priorities in Columbus’ latest capital improvement budget.

Driving the news: City council recently approved the $ 1.26 billion plan through 2026, which includes the postponement of the last budget and $ 766 million in new spending.

Remarkable elements:

?? Over $ 125 million for road infrastructure, from street and sidewalk repairs to pedestrian safety projects.

?? Over $ 63 million for the improvement of parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities.

  • This includes $ 12 million for planned renovations to the Glenwood and Windsor pools.

🏘️ $ 35 million to affordable housing projects across the city.

?? About $ 30 million to the police, including a new police station in Hilltop and a “Real Time Crime Center” in Linden.

  • This includes $ 4.5 million for a new 911 call center.

?? $ 3.5 million to a mental health and addiction crisis center.

?? $ 2 million to a parking garage to serve the Gravity 2.0 mixed-use neighborhood in Franklinton.

?? $ 59,370 for public art projects.

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