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North Linden June Meeting Schedule

The North Linden Area Commission will host their monthly planning meeting on Thursday, June 3, 2021, 6:30 PM.

The North Linden Area Commission June planning meeting will be hosted by the Department of Neighborhoods utilizing the WebEx platform. Stakeholders can participate in the meeting by clicking the link below or by calling 1-650-479-3207.

Click this link:
Thursday, Jun 3, 2021 6:30 pm | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 172 885 8432
Password: Sj3YNUeyG68

Join by phone
1-650-479-3207 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 172 885 8432

The North Linden Area Commission will host their monthly full commission meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

North Linden Area Commission June Full Area Commission Meeting will be hosted by the Department of Neighborhoods utilizing WebEx.

Click the link to join:
Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 6:30 pm | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 172 584 4409
Password: 5dYrC9ins2F

Join by phone
1-650-479-3207 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 172 584 4409

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‘Columbus is My Neighborhood’ seeks to elevate exceptional neighbors

Do you know someone in your community making a difference? The Columbus is My Neighborhood project team is seeking nominations to elevate and celebrate BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color) Columbus natives (born or raised) committed to making their neighborhood a better place.

The project aims to highlight individuals, their stories, and their contributions to the community through social media posts and a photo-based public art piece later this year. The art piece will feature 10 individuals making strides in the following areas:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Education
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Food security
  • Healthcare
  • Housing equity
  • LGBTQ+ activism
  • Police reform
  • Women/gender equality

Nominees must demonstrate excellent leadership skills, exhibit initiative toward community improvement, promotes positivity, creativity, and progress, support and help others reach their goals, and enhances the Neighborhood of Columbus. Nominations must be submitted online by Monday June 28, 2021. Visit the Columbus is my Neighborhood website to learn more and nominate a local hero!

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Help re-imagine recreation options in Central Ohio with The RAPID Project

Do you visit parks, trails, and open space locations in your neighborhood and throughout Central Ohio? We’re looking for your thoughts on the future of outdoor and open space recreation opportunities in Central Ohio, and we need you!

This vision will create a cohesive plan for the improvement and development of the publicly owned land along the five riparian corridors in Franklin County. This plan is intended to be much more than a parks or greenspace master plan. It is a vision to reframe the connectivity of the region based on the natural geography defined by our waterways; to connect all Franklin County residents to the region’s natural resources, cultural, and economic resources for recreation, commuting, commerce, education, and relaxation.

RAPID 5 is a community led vision to plan for a future where our natural resources, parks, and rivers are integrated into the fabric of our community. Public and private partners throughout central Ohio have come together to realize this opportunity, and we need your help to shape the vision.

RAPID 5 is a unique opportunity to create a shared vision for an integrated open space network to benefit our economy, manage growth, provide access for recreation, education, and health; preserve natural resources and environmental health.

Through an online engagement platform, you can provide input, insight and information on a map, an idea board, or by taking a survey (or all three if you like). The success of this effort will rely on the guidance you provide.

Visit The Rapid Project website to learn more and get involved today!

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LAVAC History/Community Relations Committee

The Defense Supply Center Columbus Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity and the African American Employment Program commemorated Black History Month with a two-part series recognizing Hanford Village.  This year’s national theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, Diversity.”

 The first part focuses on the representation of the Black Family in Hanford Village and the impact of zoning on the community.  The second part focuses on the identity and diversity within the black families in Hanford Village.  Both parts address the impact of the construction of Interstate 70. 

First part:

Second part:

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Blueprint – North Linden is underway!

Blueprint rain garden construction has started in North Linden. Preliminary construction has included waterline upgrades, gas line relocations, and some tree removals. Some crews have already started building rain gardens, and this will continue through the summer. Remember – reach out to us if you have any issues or questions! 614-645-1253.

We are also wrapping up design in the North Linden – Hudson-McGuffey project area (west of Cleveland, between Hudson and Weber). The Blueprint team will be out on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning marking rain garden locations and soliciting community input on the plants and designs you want to see in your neighborhood. We hope you will come out and chat with us!

Are you in a Blueprint area? Wondering where the rain gardens will be located? Use our interactive map to find out. Also, don’t forget to sign up for weekly updates about the Blueprint construction happening in your community!

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COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunity Clinic

Columbus Public Health is holding a special vaccine clinic for eligible residents in CelebrateOne neighborhoods from 1-4 p.m. on February 26 at Columbus Public Health – first floor. (240 Parsons Ave.)

To be eligible for this free COVID-19 vaccine clinic, you need to be in Phase 1B (65 years or older, or have a qualifying medical condition) AND live in one of the following ZIP codes: 43203; 43204; 43205; 43206; 43207; 43211; 43219; 43222; 43223; 43224; 43227; 43229; 43232.

Vaccines are given by appointment only – and spaces are limited. To register, call 614-645-6444 (M-F, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) or email If you need transportation to the clinic call 614-526-6200.

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Columbus Zoning Code Update Survey

A view of the skyline of Columbus, Ohio,

The City of Columbus has initiated a Zoning Code update process and we need your input.

As Columbus looks to the future, it is important that the Zoning Code be positioned to help manage growth and reinforce community priorities. Zoning regulates development through standards that address such things as property use, building size and placement, and setback on any given parcel. The first phase of this Code update effort is an assessment of the current Code and process. Phase one is underway and will conclude in summer 2021. As a member of the community, your input is valuable now in setting the stage for the upcoming changes in phase two.

Please take a few minutes to share your observations about the zoning code by completing this survey, which will be available through February 28, 2021. You can learn more about the update process and sign up for our email list by visiting the project website.

Survey translation can be requested for the following languages: Spanish, Somali, French, Nepali, and Arabic. Please contact for more information.

Thank you for your help!

Zoning Code Update Team