Creative Campus Study – Roadway Improvements and Upgrades

Columbus is undertaking a project to upgrade roadways, sidewalk, mobility, and aesthetics of the public right-of-way in the Creative Campus. The area of the Columbus College of Art and Design and Museum of Art is designated as the Creative Campus. The primary roadways involved are Gay Street, 9th Street, and Washington Avenue in the area bounded by Cleveland Avenue, Long Street, Washington Avenue, and Broad Street.  The design of the project developed in two phases.  Phase 1A involved the total reconstruction of Gay Street including narrowing Gay Street, granite curbs, wider sidewalks, intersection speed tables, and streetscape. Phase 1B rehabilitated Washington Avenue, 9th Street, and Cleveland Avenue.  Cleveland Avenue included a center median to control pedestrian flow and highlighted mid-block crosswalks. This phase of the project advances the Creative Campus concept to a Preliminary Engineering document stage that accomplishes the following for the study area:

  • Evaluate existing roadway and utility conditions
  • Develop cost-effective alternatives to implement roadway, streetscape, pedestrian/bicycle mobility, and, as necessary, utility improvements
  • Involve primary stakeholders and the area public
  • Build a consensus among the stakeholders (that have varying goals and views of what this project should accomplish)
  • Provide a scope of services for the development of design plans/final engineering






Columbus, Ohio