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A Roadmap to Revitalization

2013

Southern Gateway Project Team Community Update

SG Team & Philosophy


SG TEAM
Judy Czarnecki Tom Dillard

PHILOSOPHY
Engage residents Pair with Subject Matter Experts Be visible

MurphyEpson
CRP Parsons Brinkerhoff Mark Barbash Mollard Consulting

Rising tide lifts all area


Result: recommendations residents support, help implement

Vision, Mission & Goals


VISION: A vibrant, thriving area supporting resident and business success Invites, entertains and delights visitors
MISSION: To engage residents and stakeholders to achieve the vision

PROJECT GOALS: Develop residentsupported revitalization plan Recommend services for Reeb facility
Renovate Reeb facility

Progress to Date

South Side Renaissance


2012 18 homes repaired 2013 goal is 50 homes

South Side Settlement House


Demolished in Spring Staircase securely stored for reuse

New Business in the target area


Sunshine Pizza Dollar General Store

Housing
All 40 homes started 13 complete & 7 occupied Still taking apps for 3 BR homes; Senior housing tax credits

Maloney Health Center


Opening Fall 2013 $7.5M

A Community Effort

(see list of committees on page 24)

COMMITTEE CHARGES: 1. Create inventory 2. Identify gaps 3. Involve residents in forming recommendations

The Process Grass Roots Input


3,000 flyers door to door/robo calls

Attended over 275 meetings


Input from over 800 people (500 resident surveys)

Civic Participation
Association Meeting?)

(Have you ever attended a Civic

54% have never attended 9% used to but dont now attend Of those who have never attended: 42% did not know there was one 21% not sure what one is 10% renters & think civics are only for homeowners 10% dont think people want to hear their opinions 3% went once & didnt feel welcome

What South Side Residents Like about the South Side (bigger words = more responses)

What Residents Want Improved

What Residents Say Is Needed

Recent South Side Statistics in all area support resident input - Income
Income & Poverty Profile: Southern Gateway, Columbus, Franklin County
PLANNING INDICATOR TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS Av erage household income (dollars) AREA* 2,386 $33,748 COLUMBUS 319,741 $55,522 FRANKLIN COUNTY 460,497 $67,273

Percent households with income less than $25,000


Percent households w ith income $75,000 or abov e Percent households receiv ing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Percent households receiv ing cash public assistance Percent households receiv ing food stamps/SNAP benefits POPULATION FOR WHOM POVERTY STATUS IS DETERMINED Pov erty rate (percent persons below pov erty lev el)

46.6%
8.8% 7.0% 8.9% 30.8% 6,467 43.1%

28.9%
24.7% 4.8% 3.3% 14.8% 760,414 21.8%

24.6%
31.3% 4.2% 2.8% 12.5% 1,129,154 17.4%

Bullet points of interest

Percent persons below 200% of poverty (selfsufficiency)


CHILD POPULATION (UNDER AGE 18)

72.0%
1,872

40.9%
181,467

34.2%
277,201

Child poverty rate


FAMILIES Family pov erty rate FAMILIES WITH OWN CHILDREN (UNDER AGE 18) Pov erty rate for families w ith ow n children (under age 18)

61.8%
1,261 39.0% 763 76.4% 410 69.8%

30.4%
171,399 16.6% 85,663 26.2% 32,361 44.0%

23.6%
270,205 12.6% 133,623 21.1% 40,572 40.6%

FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS WITH OWN CHILDREN (NO HUSBAND PRESENT) Pov erty rate for female-headed households w ith ow n children (no husband present)

SOURCE: US CENSUS BUREAU, 2011 AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, 5-YEAR ESTIMATES, 2007 2011 * Based on Census Tracts 58.20, 60, and 61

Recent South Side Statistics - Education


Educational Enrollment & Attainment Profile: Southern Gateway, Columbus, Franklin County
INDICATOR CHILDREN AGES 3 AND 4 Percent enrolled in preschool PLANNING AREA* 182 38.5% 435 COLUMBUS 22,887 40.6% 43,610 FRANKLIN COUNTY 32,157 43.4% 64,712

POPULATION AGES 16 TO 19

Percent not in school and not high school graduates


Education bullet points of interest
Percent not in school and not in labor force POPULATION AGES 18 TO 24 Percent enrolled in higher education

25.3%
13.8% 821 30.0% 3,818

5.4%
4.6% 105,833 51.0% 492,273

4.6%
4.1% 134,759 49.6% 741,711

POPULATION AGE 25 YEARS AND OVER

Percent without a high school diploma or GED


Percent with only a high school diploma or GED Percent with only some college or an associate's degree Percent with a bachelor's degree or higher

27.4%
37.1% 23.9% 11.7%

12.3%
27.0% 28.4% 32.3%

10.7%
26.2% 27.5% 35.5%

Percent with a graduate degree


SOURCE: US CENSUS BUREAU, 2011 AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, 5-YEAR ESTIMATES, 20072011

3.4%

10.7%

12.5%

* Based on Census Tracts 58.20, 60, and 61

Recent South Side Statistics - Employment


Employment Profile: Southern Gateway, Columbus, Franklin County
PLANNING INDICATOR POPULATION AGE 16 AND OVER Percent not in labor force CIVILIAN POPULATION AGE 18 AND OVER Percent w ho are v eterans TOTAL LABOR FORCE AREA* 4,906 37.1% 4,639 8.1% 3,085 COLUMBUS 615,679 29.8% 597,466 7.6% 432,009 FRANKLIN COUNTY 905,905 30.2% 875,543 8.2% 632,774

Unemployment rate
CIVILIAN EMPLOYED POPULATION AGE 16 AND OVER

19.3%
2,489 18.1%

9.3%
391,389 37.2%

8.3%
579,432 39.9%

Employment bullet points of interest

Percent management & professional jobs

Percent service jobs


Percent sales & office jobs Percent natural resources, construction, & maintenance jobs Percent production, transportation, & material mov ing jobs Percent construction employ ment Percent manufacturing employ ment Percent retail trade employ ment Percent transport, w arehousing, & utilities employ ment Percent professional & business serv ices employ ment Percent education & business serv ices employ ment Percent leisure & hospitality employ ment Percent gov ernment employ ment

30.2%
24.0% 13.4% 14.3% 5.9% 8.2% 11.4% 5.6% 8.7% 14.0% 19.4% 3.6%

18.0%
27.7% 5.8% 11.3% 4.1% 7.3% 12.6% 4.9% 11.7% 24.1% 10.0% 5.0%

16.5%
27.0% 5.8% 10.7% 4.3% 7.6% 12.2% 5.0% 12.1% 23.7% 9.1% 5.1%

SOURCE: US CENSUS BUREAU, 2011 AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, 5-YEAR ESTIMATES, 2007 2011 * Based on Census Tracts 58.20, 60, and 61

Recent South Side Statistics - Safety


Level of all criminal activity AT LEAST TWICE the Columbus rate
Violent crimes, burglaries and auto thefts are at least 3 times the City average.
Crime Profile: Southern Gateway, Columbus
PLANNING AREA
INDICATOR VIOLENT CRIMES CRIMINAL HOMICIDES Criminal homicides per 100 population FORCIBLE RAPES Forcible rapes per 100 population ROBBERIES Robberies per 100 population AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS Aggravated assaults per 100 population TOTAL VIOLENT CRIMES Violent crimes per 100 population PROPERTY CRIMES BURGLARIES Burglaries per 100 population LARCENIES, THEFTS (non-motor vehicle) Larcenies, thefts per 100 population MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS Motor vehicle thefts per 100 population 609 8.8 1,174 17.0 245 3.6 23,359 3.0 55,909 7.1 10,328 1.3 2 0.0 17 0.2 249 3.6 65 0.9 337 4.9 157 0.0 1,150 0.1 9,144 1.2 2,783 0.4 13,234 1.7 COLUMBUS

TOTAL PROPERTY CRIMES (excl. arsons)


Property crimes per 100 population SOURCE: COLUMBUS DIVISION OF POLICE, 20092011

2,054
29.8

89,596
11.4

Recent South Side Statistics Housing


62% of houses built 1940 or earlier Percent vacant 3x that of Columbus 60% rentals & almost 70% of those are cost burdened
Housing Profile: Southern Gateway, Columbus, Franklin County
INDICATOR PARCELS WITH 1 TO 3 HOUSING UNITS Number with vacant buildings Percent with vacant buildings Number with sheriff sales Percent with sheriff sales FORECLOSURE FILINGS AVERAGE APPRAISED VALUE (SINGLE FAMILY UNITS) PLANNING AREA 2,359 220 9.3% 82 3.5% 51 $66,107 COLUMBUS 177,877 5,127 2.9% 5,075 2.9% 4,995 $116,861 FRANKLIN COUNTY 302,413 n/a n/a 7,008 2.3% 7,053 $150,988

SOURCE: FRANKLIN COUNTY AUDITOR, OCTOBER 2012; FRANKLIN COUNTY DAILY REPORTER, 2010; COLUMBUS DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT, FEBRUARY 2013

Housing Affordability Profile: Southern Gateway, Columbus, Franklin County


INDICATOR TOTAL OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS Percent owner-occupied units with a mortgage HOMEOWNERS WITH A MORTGAGE** Percent homeowners with a mortgage who are cost-burdened*** TOTAL HOMEOWNERS WITHOUT A MORTGAGE** Percent homeowners without a mortgage who are cost-burdened*** RENTERS PAYING RENT** Percent renters who are cost-burdened*** PLANNING AREA* 940 57.6% 541 38.8% 399 19.8% 1,307 68.8% COLUMBUS 155,440 79.7% 123,263 33.3% 31,038 16.6% 154,367 50.4% FRANKLIN COUNTY 260,980 78.4% 203,771 31.5% 55,779 15.7% 187,479 49.6%

SOURCE: US CENSUS BUREAU, 2011 AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, 5-YEAR ESTIMATES, 20072011

Recent South Side Statistics - Health


INDICATOR Deaths all causes Cancer Heart Disease Respiratory Disease Accidents Stroke Diabetes Homicide Low Birth Weight No or Late Prenatal Care Births to Teens SOUTH SIDE* 1247 270 299 90 67 63 44 13 12 44 7 FRANKLIN CO. 852 195 193 52 40 45 40 8 9 33 3

*Source: Births/Deaths: Office of Epidemiology 2012; Diabetes/Homicide Office of Assessment &


Surveillance 2011; numbers are ADRs rounded to nearest whole number per 100,000 population

Existing Land Use

Existing Conditions Memo Columbus Dept. of Development 2013 Blue areas = industry/manufacturing; yellow = residential

Preliminary Recommendations
Safety
Install safety cameras Improve lighting

Housing
Fast track blighted property acquisition and renovation

Education
Support more Pre-K programs Re-Engineer South High school feeder pattern Support after school/summer programming Teach Work curriculum from early age

Improve police response time


Eliminate blight Improve walkability Implement court watch & encourage voting

Improve landlord relations & condition of properties


Keep mixed income focus Maximize resident participation in local contracts/jobs

Preliminary Recommendations

Economic Development
Connect South Side jobs to South Side residents Use 2020 to market and position SS for light industry/Marion Road (industrial incubator) Create small business incentives for area Maximize geographic centers of opportunity

Employment Train for Trades Prepare Youth for College and Trades Provide services for those with barriers to employment Establish job center at Reeb facility

Infrastructure Implement Parsons Avenue plan More and better lighting Improve and maintain alleys More crosswalks ADA ramp installations Street/curb repairs

Preliminary Recommendations
Basic Needs Unify social service, health and faith based system of care Combat hopelessness Health & Wellness More mental health & ATOD services More multigenerational healthy activities More dental services Improve fresh food access Arts Create positive neighborhood branding Stimulate Arts economy Community Engagement Continue the momentum Create more community events (crosscivic) Leadership training Involve more people on a regular basis

Attract artists as residents

Reeb School Facility

Will become the Reeb Community Center


$8.55M raised to date, preliminary plans are $12M Opening 2015

Several prospective tenants identified:


Community Development for All People (hot lunch, fresh food co-op, multipurpose space) New home for Southside Learning & Development Center & Neighborhood Pride center Boys & Girls Club, COWIC job center, Godman Guild GED classes, St. Stephens Family to Family & a cultural heritage of the South Side exhibit

Whats Next?
Support for implementation effort Grant writer Implementation team Senior housing project implementation Parsons Avenue Plan Implementation Continue to improve housing & cleanliness Continue & enhance resident involvement Economic development opportunities Marion Road Study Coordinated effort to attract businesses/strengthen PAMA

Community Feedback through August 20, 2013


Accurately describes what residents have said; reflects input Need to add something about the environment Need to brand the south side so people know what it is Need to improve transportation PRELIMINARY COMMUNITY DESIGNATED PRIORITIES*:
Improve neighborhood safety/reduce crime Bring jobs and retail (especially a coffee shop) to the area/train people for jobs Improve education and youth activities Do more to improve housing/eliminate vacant and abandoned properties

*We are accepting input through September 15, 2013 so these may change

Summary

Public Private Partnership


Resident Infused Effort Many Assets Identified Residents Needs Discovered Preliminary Recommendations formed

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WE NEED YOU!

TO VOLUNTEER to help with implementation of recommendations Select an area of interest:


Arts, culture, entertainment Enhancing Buildings/Streets (includes Housing) Business & Economic Development Community Engagement Education Employment/training Health & Wellness (includes Basic Needs) Safety

Then send your name, address, email address, phone number, area of interest and a list of any special skills or abilities you have to contribute to the effort to Judy Czarnecki (contact information on next page)

TO PROVIDE INPUT, ASK QUESTIONS OR VOLUNTEER

Contact Judy Czarnecki, Southern Gateway Project Team Manager


SGRC@centripetalstrategies.com 614.236.0219 or

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