The Mural showcased above was the brainstorm of two area artists as a means to remedy a chronic graffiti issue. If you look closely at the black lines, it is actually a street scene divided into multiple sections. Each section was completed by a different individual from the very young to the very old. A true of the community working together.
Brief History of the Near East Area Commission
Parsons Avenue was at one time the eastern most boundary of the City of Columbus Ohio. Anything beyond that could be considered unchartered territory consisting of scattered elaborate homes and farm land. The advent of public transportation (trolleys) was the impetus for further development of the Near East Side. No longer limited to jobs and housing arrangements within walking distance, individuals branched out passed City limits.
This development continued for years until two major upheavals – the infiltration of I-71 and I-70 which facilitated a huge exodus to the newly developed suburbs.
The Near East Side suffered a major loss of land and in many instances, free flowing traffic was loped off. Housing deterioration quickly followed the loss of population and formerly stately homes were chopped up to provide in many instances sub-standard housing.
Model Cities was a federally funded program whose mission was to help relieve some of the damage inflicted on the Near East Side. This effort eventually evolved into the City of Columbus City Council establishing The Near East Area Commission in 1979.
Map of Area Commission Boundaries
2nd Thursday of each month
Neighborhood Pride Center
Near East Neighborhood Pride Center
1393 East Broad Street
Neighborhood Policing Center
950 E. Main Street
NEAC 2021 Elections Information
June 26th, 2021 ELECTION RESULTS:
District 2: Kate Curry-Da-Souza
District 3: Scott Dolan
Upcoming Meetings and Recordings
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AUGUST 19TH SPECIAL MEETING
Near East Pride Center, 1393 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
JULY 8TH GENERAL MEETING UPDATE
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- April 8th, 2021 General Meeting
- Zoning applications:
- CV20-125 1692 Bryden Rd.
- CV21-017 and Z21-013 1218-1222 E. Long St.
- Zoning applications:
- April 3rd, 2021 Zoning Virtual Site Visit Meeting
- March 18th, 2021 Planning Meeting
- March 16th, 2021 Zoning Meeting
- March 11th, 2021 General Meeting
- March 6th, 2021 Zoning Virtual Site Visit Meeting
- February 18th, 2021 Planning Meeting
- February 16th, 2021 Zoning Meeting
- February 11th, 2021 General Meeting
- February 6th, 2021 Zoning Virtual Site Visit Meeting
- January 28th, 2021 Election Committee-Election Challenge Meeting
- January 21st, 2021 Planning Meeting
- December 28th, 2020 Elections-Special Meeting
- December 17th, 2020 Planning Meeting
- December 15th, 2020 Zoning Meeting
- December 10th, 2020 General Meeting
- December 5th, 2020 Zoning Virtual Site Visit Meeting
- November 19th, 2020 Planning Meeting
- November 17th, 2020 Zoning Meeting
- November 12th, 2020 General Meeting
- November 7th, 2020 Zoning Virtual Site Visit Meeting
- October 20th, 2021 Zoning Meeting
- October 15th, 2021 Planning Meeting
- October 8th, 2021 General Meeting
- October 3rd, 2021 Zoning Virtual Site Visit Meeting
- September 17th, 2021 Planning Meeting
- September 15th, 2021 Zoning Meeting
- September 10th, 2021 General Meeting
- September 3rd, 2021 Zoning Virtual Site Visit Meeting
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- Annie J. Ross-Womack, Zoning Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-531-2700
- District One:
- Aaron Blevins, email@example.com
- Eric Hutchison, firstname.lastname@example.org
- District Two:
- Kate Curry-Da-Souza, Commissioner-elect
- Lela Boykin, email@example.com
- Ross Goldsmith, firstname.lastname@example.org
- District Three:
- Scott Dolan, Commissioner-elect
- Laura Recchie, email@example.com
- District Four:
- Roy Lowenstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
- At Large Business: Rickey Duckett, email@example.com
- At Large Human Resources: Annie Ross-Womack, firstname.lastname@example.org
- At Large Education: VACANT
- At Large Religion: VACANT
- At Large Business: VACANT
This commission has 4 districts.
The Planning Committee shall review existing area plans and recommend guidelines for the comprehensive social, economic, and physical developments of the Near East Area.
3rd Thursday of each month
The Zoning Committee shall regularly receive, review and make recommendations on all applications for rezoning, variances, and other zoning adjustments; all appeals; all requests for demolition permits, graphics permits, and special permits; and all applications for the city historical designations pertaining to property wholly or partially within the Near East Area.
Annie J. Ross-Womack, Zoning Chair, email@example.com, 614-531-2700
3rd Tuesday of each month
Zoning Site Visit
Saturday before General Meeting
Neighborhood groups within NEAC
- Bronzeville Neighborhood Association
- Eastgate Garden Civic Association
- Franklin Park Civic Association
- Long Street Business Association
- Miami Residents Association
- Mt. Vernon Ave. District Improvement Association
- Olde Towne East Blockwatch
- Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association
- South of Main Blockwatch
- South of Main Civic Association
- Woodland Park Neighborhood Association
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