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STRATEGIES FOR A

RIVERFRONT INTOWN DISTRICT

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HISTORIC COLUMBUS FOUNDATION / COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT
FEBRUARY 09, 2016

TODAY’S Agenda
CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION

Welcome & Introductions
1. Overview
2. Plan Vision
3. Strategies & Recommendations
4. Implementation
Next Steps

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE NATIONAL EXPERTISE

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
VISIONING
MASTER PLANNING
URBAN DESIGN
DESIGN STANDARDS

ECONOMIC
MARKET ANALYSIS
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING
AND ANALYSIS

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CITY VILLAGE Objectives & Process
In 2014, the City entered into this planning process from a position of advantage, largely the
result of over 5 years of planning, coordinating and implementing strategies for Uptown and
based upon the most recent Master Plan. THE WORK IN UPTOWN IS NOT FINISHED.

UPTOWN CONTINUES TO EVOLVE.

Yet - there is an opportunity to leverage the successes in Uptown with a redevelopment strategy
that allows the City’s planning and economic development efforts to continue upstream and
complete the Riverwalk with the revitalization of CITY VILLAGE INTO A RIVERFRONT

INTOWN COMMUNITY.

CITY VILLAGE Planning Goals & Objectives
1. Create a Vision that is unique to the City Village

neighborhood and will serve as a road map for its revitalization.

2. Develop an Economic Development Plan that

strikes a balance between future development expectations, City
Village’s history and serves as a catalyst for on-going investment
and revitalization within the broader Columbus area.

3. Create a Transportation & Multi-Modal
Connectivity Plan that provides a hierarchical framework

physical and visual connectivity to the River, Uptown, and
surrounding areas

4. Provide for Design Standards that guide new
development and redevelopment

5. Create a Framework for Conserving, Restoring
and Preserving the natural, cultural, historic and architectural
assets of the City Village community

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CITY VILLAGE Work Plan

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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FEB 2015

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3 4
APR 2015

5

6 7 8

JUNE 2015

SEPT 2015

OCT 2015

NOV 2015

DEC 2015

JAN 2016

Project Coordination
Group & Individual Stakeholder Meetings

1

Community Meetings (3)

2

3

Public Council Meeting
Draft Master Plan
Comment Period
Final Master Plan Submittal
Urban Design, Economic & Transportation
Initial Draft Vision & Master Plan Concepts
Master Plan Concepts & Recommendations

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FEB 2016

CITY VILLAGE Community Engagement
Steering Committee & Community Stakeholders
Columbus Consolidated Government
Historic Columbus Foundation
CCG Planning
CCG Engineeting
CCG Community ReInvestment
Georgia Power
Columbus Water Works
Chamber of Commerce
The Valley Partnership
Real Estate Investment Initiative Commission
Housing Authority of Columbus Georgia
TSYS
W.C. Bradley Co.
Uptown Columbus Inc. Creative Industry/Community
Building
Neighborworks Columbus
Waddell Realty
Whitewhater Express
Muscogee County School Board Georgia Power
Troy University
Trees Columbus, Inc.
Unity, Diversity and Prosperity Commission Chair

Clear Channel
Coldwell Banker
2WR Architecture
Creative Industry/Business Owner
WLTZ NBC-38
Rem Brady Construction
Ten Foot Workshop
Pastoral Institute
Home for Good: The Alliance to End Homelessness
United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley
Salvation Army
Homeless Resource Network
Salvation Army
Greater Shady Grove Baptist Church
Open Door Community House
Open Door Community House/Chair of Board
Government Center Community Reinvestment
Valley Rescue Mission
Homeless Resource Network/Georgia Legal Services
Holy Family Catholic Church
Homeless Resource Network
Valley First Creative Entrepreneurship

ColumbusMAKESit.com
Hospital Authority of Columbus Georgia
Bibb Village Neighborhood Association
Rivercenter for the Performing Arts
Bicycle Columbus
Fort Benning
MercyMed
Columbus State University
Troy University
MercyMed
Columbus Technical College
D. Hal Averett Contractor, Inc. Property Owner/Builder
Barnes/Gibson/Patel
ACE Hardscapes
2WR + Partners
Barnes/Gibson/Patel
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries
Trees Columbus, Inc.
River Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Costume Society of America
Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley
River Valley Regional Commission

CITY VILLAGE Group & Individual Stakeholders Meetings
FEBRUARY 04/05 2015
Social Service Agencies
Churches
Neighborhood Residents
Universities, Colleges, Schools
Health / Hospital(s)
Developers, Real Estate, Investors
Non-Profits / Community Organizations
Arts-related or other groups
Governmental
Utility Providers
Corporations / Local Businesses / Area Employers / Chamber

CITY VILLAGE Roundtable Discussions & Community Meeting 01
APRIL 29/30 2015
Business Investors
Government / Utilities
Health & Education Organizations
Non-Profits / Arts / Culture
PUBLIC COMMUNITY MEETING 01
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CITY VILLAGE Roundtable Discussions & Community Meeting 02 and 03
JUNE 29 2015 & SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Community Partners
Columbus “Arts” community members
PUBLIC COMMUNITY MEETING 02 and 03

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What would New Infill Housing look like?

What would enhanced recreational facilities look like?

3

What would New Infill Housing look like?

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What would New Infill Housing look like?

VISION for City Village....

“Findwill
what
is UNIQUE
and AUTHENTIC
about
the place
and
City Village
leverage
its locational
attributes and
natural
character
to foster economic development, cultivate an inclusive and diverse
environment that attracts public and private investment, and
lead as a model for successful urban redevelopment.

“Find what is UNIQUE and AUTHENTIC about the place and

IMAGINE a City Village where.....

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IMAGINE a City Village where.....
City Village is home to the abandoned City Mills – the site of the oldest
manufacturing operation on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus.

IMAGINE a City Village where.....

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PLAN ASPIRATIONS for City Village...

CCG and Historic Columbus Foundation aspire to the following by way of this Plan, listed
in no particular order, all of equal importance:

‡Create, Redevelop, Revitalize an IN-TOWN RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY that encourages mixeduse, mixed-income development, supports an inclusive and diverse community, and attracts
participants in the creative (arts? tech?) industry
‡Redevelop the 2nd Avenue corridor as a gateway into Columbus
‡Leverage Uptown successes to engage educational institutions like CSU, Mercer, Columbus
Technical College as well as area hospitals, foundations, corporations and other strategic
partners in the redevelopment of the community
‡Attract talent to Columbus
‡Create jobs
‡Provide equitable opportunities for all Columbusians
‡Encourage targeted economic development to redevelop neighborhoods
‡Ensure environment where diverse group of residents and entrepreneurs can thrive
‡Be a national model for urban economic development
GENERAL ASPIRATIONS OF ANY PLAN.....

LONG TERM VISION for City Village....
VISION 2040:

City Village is Columbus’ CREATIVE INTOWN DISTRICT

The long term vision will be to create an urban mixed-use RIVERFRONT district
featuring vibrant community uses and residential development in close
proximity to Uptown Columbus. The district will also be a tourist destination
for visitors throughout Columbus and the region related to whitewater rafting
activities and other events including the ARTS....
Development will need to be jump-started by public investment and private
developers’ interests and will occur incrementally....
Where is the Heart of the New City Village District?
The “creative center” will be the redeveloped CITY MILL - or the redeveloped
Chase Homes site. Over the long term, the area will become a destination
with live/work places, residential of varying scale, and neighborhood-serving
amenities.

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Based on MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
Key Findings

1. Housing Market: In City Village, there are two notable rental developments: Chase Homes
represents a 108-unit housing development that is owned and operated by HACG; and, Johnston Mills
334 unit loft complex represents the complete redevelopment of a mill facility that was subsidized by
Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) in 2002. Given site location, proximity to waterfront and
widely available vacant land, opportunity to support +/- 150 new units of market rate multifamily housing units in the next 5 year period.
2. Mixed-Income Housing: One of the strongest opportunities to build on the housing market
opportunity, realize volume of investment, and address the high concentration of poverty in City Village is
to insure the development of mixed income housing which includes both market rate and affordable
units. Opportunity to leverage the demand for 150 market rate units into total development of
upwards of an additional 100 tax credit/affordable units as part of the same project.
3. Retail Market: Two key challenges affecting the viability of a commercial/retail development along
the corridor from a market perspective, including: income levels within City Village and the broader
surrounding retail trade area is quite modest and, therefore, provides limited support for retail of critical
mass; and, 2nd Avenue is a primary artery serving Uptown from the north and, outside of peak traffic
periods, it is regarded as more of an expressway than a local road. As a result, the opportunity for
retail will likely be a mid- to longer term prospect, as new housing is added (or redeveloped) and the
employment base increases.
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Based on MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
Key Findings

4. Office Market: The level of demand for office is encouraging, yet it encompasses the entire region
and, given its composition of land to support professional office space, City Village is at a competitive
disadvantage for private sector professional office space compared to Uptown, Mid-town, and many
other areas throughout suburban Columbus. This is not to say, however, that small, professional office
uses should not be evaluated for some of the commercial redevelopment proposed for 2nd Avenue.
Institutional uses such as government and/or educational may very well also be an option for City
Village.
5. Hotel / Hospitality Market: According to Smith Travel Research (STR)1, there are more than
5,000 hotel rooms within a 5+ mile radius of the Uptown Columbus area – including Phenix City. The
hotel market is primarily driven by the military, business/event, and recreation/sports segments. Given
its proximity to Uptown, and the fact that it serves as a strategic drop off point for Whitewater, the
opportunity for a hotel (or some type lodging facility) is a natural consideration for City Village.
However, the ability to encourage hotel development will require significant improvements (such
as the relocation of the Georgia Power station) be made within the surrounding area to ensure it is
compatible with this type of use. Nonetheless the opportunity for a boutique hotel should be considered
as part of the redevelopment options.

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Identified STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES for investment and connectivity
CITY MILLS - Repurpose existing buildings to create
distinctive places: Renovation and adaptive reuse
to sustain a healthy revitalization and increase in
quality of the neighborhood, but also retains the
structure’s inherent value. first-step
locations to achieving economic development.
CHASE HOMES & GEORGIA POWER SUBSTATION Identify Initial Project(s) to Spur Local Development.
Individual sites that could have a catalytic impact
to either spur a localized market or be the first with
infrastructure improvements so that others would
follow. Attract educational and/or institutional campus
uses to City Village.

BRADLEY CIRCLE - Redevelop Underutilized and/
or Vacant Sites for Mixed Income Multi-family
Development: Large underutilized sites are located in
key places where development could transform the
existing landscape and create new opportunities.
Development can have significant design and market
impact, and exhibit catalytic qualities to help spur
investment toward achieving sustained growth.

JOHNSTON MILL - Create Entry / Gateway
feature at Main Entry into the CV District
and into Columbus: Redevelop large parcels
along 2nd Avenue with a focus on new creative
industries and flex space commercial uses
that have the potential to spur economic
development for the CV District/City/region.

1st Avenue

CONNECT 1ST AVENUE TO UPTOWN: Create a series
of structural changes to overcome the grid’s obstacles
with new transit and pedestrian / bike possibilities,
classifying streets by preferred movement types.
Introduce a new urban circulator trolley from Uptown
to the CV district’s street system which will have a
profound transportation and economic impact.

ENHANCED ‘RIVERWALK’ SYSTEM: Implementation
of a continuous trail system along the riverfront
connecting Uptown and Bibb City. The result would
be a loop network system that provides users with
short-term excursions or a day trip that covers all of
the Riverfront Area. Integrating bicycle and pedestrian
paths into the CV district street system
connects
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and visitors.

POTENTIAL ROAD DIET ON 2ND AVENUE.
Reducing to three lanes improves efficiency of left
turns, and allows improvements for pedestrian,
bike, or parking. Combined with the recommended
framework, the CV district will benefit from better
traffic flow, connectivity and a more attractive public
realm but most importantly attract new commercial
uses to the area.

35th Street

3rd Avenue

32nd Street

29th Street

23rd Street

18th Street

2nd Avenue

CITY VILLAGE Plan Strategies

STRATEGY 1:
Filling the Uptown to Bibb Village Gap - Weaving Together
gether
a Healthy Riverfront Community
STRATEGY 2:
Embracing the Collaborative Economy - Cultivating Human
and Social Capital
STRATEGY 3:
Leveraging the Brand - Marketing Columbus and Cityy
Village
STRATEGY 4:
Quality of Life - Highlighting Unique Character through
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Branding and Placemaking Opportunities

01 FILLING THE GAP
02 COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY
03 MARKETING
04 PLACEMAKING
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STRATEGY 1:

Preparing for Redevelopment
Thirty (30) block area just
north of the TSYS campus,
south of Bibb City, west to
Chattahoochee River and
east to 2nd Avenue
+/- 200 acres of total
land area
1.2 miles long
1/3 miles wide
+/- 85% of land area is
unbuilt
City owns 25% of City
Village land area
City owns 46% of total
vacant land area
TOTAL Vacant Land is
26.38 acres

Strategic City Location

STRATEGY 1:

Filling the Uptown
to Bibb Village Gap
+ Weaving Together
a Healthy Riverfront
Community

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STRATEGY 1:

Filling the Uptown to Bibb Village Gap + Weaving Together a Healthy Riverfront
Community

1.1:

Establish a leadership group, a City Village Alliance, that can
oversee implementation

1.2:

Designate City Village as a TAD - Tax Allocation District

1.3:

Leveraging the Riverfront - Enhancing riverfront views by
clearing / pruning riverfront parcels of invasive/exotic species

1.4:

Continue Strategic Land Acquisition efforts of blighted
properties and position for development

1.5:

Complete Riverwalk “gap” at City Mill site

01 FILLING THE GAP
02 COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY
03 MARKETING
04 PLACEMAKING
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STRATEGY 2:

Embracing the Collaborative Economy - Cultivating Human and Social Capital

2.1:

Strengthen Supportive Services including health, job training
and education to assist and improve the lives of existing
residents and families residing in City Village

2.2:

Create an Artist Relocation Program initiative similar to the
Paducah KY model

2.3:

Create a Columbus/City Village Creative Spaces
Initiative to attract and support environments for creativity
and a place to develop skills and job training

2.4:

Institute an Entrepreneurs Forum at least twice a year to
engage the local/national entrepreneurship community
and brainstorm ways to attract and support investment in City
Village

STRATEGY 2:

Embracing the Collaborative Economy - Cultivating Human and Social Capital

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01 FILLING THE GAP
02 COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY
03 MARKETING
04 PLACEMAKING
STRATEGY 3:

Leveraging the Brand - Marketing Columbus and City Village

3.1:

Establish a joint venture between the new City Village Alliance
and others to market opportunities for investment in the City
Village District

3.2:

Create a dedicated web portal that connects partnering
economic development entities under a “single gateway”

3.3:

Continue to develop marketing materials that profile
whitewater rafting, lookout points and also market events with
opportunities to explore “off the beaten path” activities along
City Village District riverfront edge

3.4:

Develop a unique signage and wayfinding program for
entryway/gateway markers for the City Village District

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01 FILLING THE GAP
02 COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY
03 MARKETING
04 PLACEMAKING

“Find what is UNIQUE and AUTHENTIC about the place and
build the master plan around it.”
Bernard Zyscovich

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BEFORE & AFTER BUILD-OUT

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EXISTING City Village

1ST AVENUE

29TH STREET

35TH STREET

23RD STREET

29TH STREET

35TH STREET

20TH STREET

23RD STREET

TALBOTTON ROAD

18TH STREET

2ND AVENUE

20TH STREET

18TH STREET

2ND AVENUE

VETERANS PKWY

POTENTIAL Build-out

1ST AVENUE

TALBOTTON ROAD

VETERANS PKWY

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STRATEGY 4:

Placemaking - Highlighting Unique Character through Development Opportunities

4.1:

Four (4) identifiable key areas for targeted revitalization,
redevelopment and investment through public / private partnerships
ZONE CV-1: City Mill District
Centered around City Mill, this district area is intended to support development that connects City Village to
Uptown and will serve as the southern gateway entryway into the District. The area is envisioned as a mixed use
retail / entertainment area located at the intersection of 18th Street and 1st Avenue.

ZONE CV-2: Riverfront Campus
Envisioned as a creative / educational campus on the river’s edge, this district is intended to serve as a space
for cultivating entrepreneurs and/or education-based uses. Centered on the redevelopment of Chase Homes,
a mix of uses will include a 100,000 SF learning facility, a 20,000 SF resource/innovation center and a mix of
retail and residential uses.

ZONE CV-3: Bradley Circle Village
With enhanced natural views towards the Chattahoochee River, this area is targeted for redevelopment of large
vacant parcels as mixed-income, mixed-finance infill housing to be located in key places where development
can transform the landscape and create new opportunities for intown living. This infill strategy would have a
significant design and market impact, and exhibit catalytic qualities to help spur investment.

ZONE CV-4: Johnston Mill District
Centered around the Johnston Mill Lofts, this district will serve as the northern gateway entryway into City Village
and is targeted as a mix of residential and commercial opportunities for redevelopment and new investment.

STRATEGY 4:

Placemaking - Highlighting Unique Character through Development Opportunities
ZONE CV-1

ZONE CV-2

ZONE CV-3

ZONE CV-4

1ST AVENUE

35TH STREET

TALBOTTON ROAD

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29TH STREET

23RD STREET

2ND AVENUE

20TH STREET

18TH STREET

VETERANS PKWY

STRATEGY 4:

Placemaking - Highlighting Unique Character through Development Opportunities
ZONE CV-5

1ST AVENUE

TALBOTTON ROAD

CV-1 CITY MILL DISTRICT

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35TH STREET

29TH STREET

23RD STREET

2ND AVENUE

20TH STREET

18TH STREET

VETERANS PKWY

EXISTING

CV-1 CITY MILL DISTRICT
TSYS

X

CITY MILL

1

3

4

Potential
Developable Parcel

GEORGIA
POWER

5
1st Avenue

6

7

18th Street

2

GEORGIA
POWER

8
2nd Avenue

PROPOSED

CV-1 CITY MILL DISTRICT

Planning
Zone CV-1:
without TSYS

TSYS
CITY MILL

(Note: SF represents Buiding Footprints only)

Building 5
GEORGIA
POWER

5
1st Avenue
18th Street

GEORGIA
POWER

8
2nd
2nd Avenue
Avenue

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= 38,475 SF

Interior courtyard = 25,782 SF

Building 8

= 48,541 SF

Parking

= 40,883 SF

TOTAL
= 87,016 SF
Potential Buildable Area*
* Ground Floor Only

Continue 1st Avenue as a
Bike / Ped Trail only south
of 18th Street

PROPOSED

CV-1 CITY MILL DISTRICT

Planning
Zone CV-1:
with TSYS

TSYS
CITY MILL

(Note: SF represents Buiding Footprints only)

Building 1
Building 2

1

3

4

GEORGIA
POWER

5

= 35,277 SF
= 100,141 SF

Parking = 63,354 SF

Building 3

=

Parking = 28,600 SF

1st Avenue

6

7

18th Street

2

GEORGIA
POWER

8

Building 4

39,050 SF

Parking = 28,600 SF

Potential Buildable Area(*)
SUB-TOTAL = 213,989 SF
(*Ground Floor Only)

Building 5
2nd Avenue

=

39,521 SF

= 38,475 SF

Interior courtyard = 25,782 SF

Building 6

= 36,520 SF

Interior courtyard = 6,409 SF

Building 7

= 48,847 SF

Parking

= 34,663 SF

Building 8

= 48,541 SF

Parking = 40,883 SF

Potential Buildable Area(*)
SUB-TOTAL = 172,383 SF
*Ground Floor Only

Potential Buildable Area(*)
GRAND TOTAL = 386,372 SF
(*Ground Floor Only)

EXAMPLE: ADAPTIVE REUSE AT KROG STREET, ATLANTA, GA

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TSYS

18TH & 2ND

CITY MILL
GA POWER

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CV-2 RIVERFRONT CAMPUS

EXISTING

CV-2 RIVERFRONT CAMPUS
X

Potential
Developable Parcel
Existing Chase Homes Site
(+/- 5.3 acres)

EXIST’G RIVERWALK
ACCESS

GEORGIA POWER

9

10
1

2

3

4

1st Avenue

OPEN DOOR

11

12

6

7

8

2nd Avenue
23rd Street

20th Street

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5

PROPOSED

CV-2 RIVERFRONT CAMPUS

Planning
Zone CV-2A:
Riverfront Campus
+ Park

(Note: SF represents Buiding Footprints only)

NEW
RIVERFRONT
PARK

GEORGIA POWER

EXIST’G RIVERWALK
ACCESS

1

Building 1, 3 thru 8 =
+/- 113 new units

2

3

4

5

1st Avenue

12

6

7

Building 11 = 41,411 SF
Parking = 6,409 SF
Building 12 = 40,838 SF
Interior Courtyard = 18,233 SF
(@ 3 stories = 100K SF)

OPEN DOOR

11

Building 2 = 27,353 SF
New Community Center

8

Potential Buildable Area*
TOTAL
= 82,249 SF
* (Ground Floor Only)

2nd Avenue
23rd Street

20th Street

PROPOSED

CV-2 RIVERFRONT CAMPUS

Planning
Zone CV-2B:
Riverfront Campus
Build-out

(Note: SF represents Buiding Footprints only)

EXIST’G RIVERWALK
ACCESS

GEORGIA POWER

9

10
1

2

3

4

1st Avenue

OPEN DOOR

11

12

6

Building 1, 3 thru 8 =
+/- 113 new units

NEW RIVERVIEW DRIVE

7

8

5

Building 2 = 27,353 SF
New Community Center
Building 9

= 17,561 SF

Building 10 = 34,534 SF
Interior courtyard = 21,423 SF
Building 11 = 41,411 SF
Parking = 6,409 SF
Building 12 = 40,838 SF
Interior Courtyard = 18,233 SF (@
3 stories = 100K SF)

2nd Avenue
23rd Street

20th Street

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Potential Buildable Area*
TOTAL
= 134,344 SF
* (Ground Floor Only)

PROPOSED

CV-2 RIVERFRONT CAMPUS
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RIVERFRONT CAMPUS BUILDOUT

EXAMPLE: PROPOSED RIVERFRONT INSTITUTIONAL USES AND PARK AT REDEVELOPED CHASE HOMES SITE

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CHASE HOMES

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CV-3 BRADLEY CIRCLE

EXISTING

CV-3 BRADLEY CIRCLE
X

2

7

3

1

5

8

6

1st Avenue
29th Street

26th Street

23rd Street

OPEN DOOR

2nd Avenue

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Potential
Developable Parcel

PROPOSED

CV-3 BRADLEY CIRCLE
Planning
Zone CV-3A:
Bradley Circle

NEW RIVERVIEW DRIVE

(Note: SF represents Buiding Footprints only)

2

7

4

Building 1 thru 5 =
+/- 113 new units of townhouses
and townhouses over flats

8

SHORT AVENUE

3

1

5

7

New Neighborhood Park

8

New Artists Lofts / Gallery
Space

1st Avenue
29th Street

26th Street

23rd Street

OPEN DOOR

2nd Avenue

PROPOSED

CV-3 BRADLEY CIRCLE
Planning
Zone CV-3B:
Bradley Circle

NEW RIVERVIEW DRIVE

(Note: SF represents Buiding Footprints only)

6
2

7

4

Building 1 thru 5 =
+/- 113 new units of townhouses
and townhouses over flats

8

SHORT AVENUE

3

1

Buildings 6 =
17 single family for sale homes

5

1st Avenue
29th Street

26th Street

23rd Street

OPEN DOOR

2nd Avenue

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7

New Neighborhood Park

8

New Artists Lofts / Gallery
Space

NEW RIVERVIEW DRIVE CONNECTING 1ST AVENUE TO BRADLEY CIRCLE

NEW
RIVERVIEW
DRIVE

EXAMPLE CHARACTER + SCALE: INFILL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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EXAMPLE CHARACTER + SCALE: INFILL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

EXAMPLE CHARACTER + SCALE: INFILL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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OPEN DOOR

RIVERWALK ACCESS

BRADLEY CIRCLE

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CV-4 JOHNSTON MILL

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EXISTING

CV-4 JOHNSTON MILL
X

Potential
Developable Parcel

JOHNSTON MILL

1st Avenue

35th Street

32nd Street

1

2nd Avenue

2

3

4

PROPOSED

CV-4 JOHNSTON MILL

Planning
Zone CV-4:
Johnston Mill
District

(Note: SF represents Buiding Footprints only)

JOHNSTON MILL

Building 1 = 24,273 SF
Parking = 42 spaces
Building 2 = 37,409 SF
Parking = 89 spaces
Building 3 = 31,563 SF
Parking = 64 spaces

1st Avenue

35th Street

32nd Street

1

Building 4 = 46,790 SF
Parking = 64 spaces
Potential Buildable Area*
TOTAL
= 140,035 SF
* (Ground Floor Only)

2nd Avenue

2

3

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4

JOHNSTON MILL

WHITEWATER ACCESS

1ST

D
2N
UE
EN
AV

MAW PARCELS

TREET

S
35TH

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AVE
NUE

CV-5 RIVERWALK

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1st Avenue

3rd Avenue

otto

Talb
nR

Ve
te

oad

Placemaking Concepts

CV-5 Land Area = 38.4 acres

ran

sP
ark

wa

y

1. Opportunity for enhanced “green infrastructure” investment to create recreational / eco-tourism destination
related to whitewater rafting, biking, lodging, supporting-retail, etc.
2. Connect CV district-wide “green infrastructure” to regional system including 15-mile Riverwalk to Fort Benning,
the Columbus Rails-to-Trails “Fall Line Trace” and Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

GREEN ACTIVITY ‘FRAMEWORK’ OVERLOOKING THE RIVER

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35th Street

32nd Street

29th Street

23rd Street

20th Street

18th Street

Railroad Avenue

2nd Avenue

JOHNSTON MILL
CHASE HOMES
CITY MILL
TSYS

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STREETSCAPE PLAN

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CV-1

CV-2

Street Name

CITY MILL

CITY MILL

A3

A1

A3

New Riverside Drive
new road

A1

1st Ave

A1

C1

A1

B2

B3

25th Street

B3

24th Street

B2

23rd Street

22nd Street

B1

20th Street

2nd Ave

Talbotton Road

18th Street

20th Street

18th Street

2nd Ave

C1

A1

21st Street

1st Ave

C1

C1

3rd Ave

oad
nR
otto
Talb

Vetera
ns Pa
rkway

EAST/WEST NEW ALIGNMENT ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated Costs (Construction, Drainage, Erosion
Control, Signs, Pavement Marking, Traffic Control,
Street Name
Earthwork)
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NORTH/SOUTH EXISTING STREET IMPROVEMENTS ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated Costs (Construction, Drainage, Erosion
Street Name
Control, Signs, Pavement Marking, Traffic Control,
Earthwork)
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CV-3

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WĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶ>ŝŐŚƚŝŶŐ

TOTAL ESTIMATED COST FOR ALL
ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS

JOHNSTON
MILL

new road

Short Ave

1st Ave

A1

B3

29th Street

B2

28th Street

B3

27th Street

26th Street

25th Street

B2

A1:
1ST AVENUE & EAST/WEST STREETS TYPICAL

A1

2nd Ave

2nd Ave

B2
3rd Ave

3rd Ave

29th Street

A1

28th Street

A1

27th Street

A1

32nd Street

C2

B2

B1: 2ND AVENUE BIKE LANES & TRAVEL LANES

A1

30th Street

1st Ave

2nd Ave

3rd Ave

A1

Bradley Cir

32nd Street

new road

new road

30th Street

Short Ave

A2

1st Ave

Bradley Cir

35th Street

Riverside Drive

C1:
18TH AND 20TH STREET BOULEVARD

B3: 2ND AVENUE BUS STOP, BIKE LANES &
TRAVEL LANES

B2: 2ND AVENUE ON-STREET PARKING,
BIKE LANES & TRAVEL LANES

A2:
1ST AVENUE ON STREET PARKING AND TRAVEL LANES

A3:
1ST AVENUE ON STREET PARKING, SHARED LANES

Estimated Costs (Construction, Drainage, Erosion Control,
Signs, Pavement Marking, Traffic Control, Earthwork,
Landscape)
$
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$
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$
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C2:
27TH STREET ONE-WAY SHARROW

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$

25,015,926.83

MOBILITY IMPROVEMENTS

WAYFINDING

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TO MANCHESTER EXPRESSWAY

FALL LINE TRACE: A multi-use bike and pedestrian trail that weaves its way through Columbus, GA. As part of the
Rails-to-Trails project constructed by Columbus Consolidated Government, the trail follows former rail lines that
wind through the city. Pedal the 11-mile pathway that formed the backbone of the former rail system that connected
Columbus to the U.S. and see a different side of the city, with rest stops along the way.

2ND AVENUE

35th
3
5 STREET

MANCHESTER EXPRESSWAY

RAILROAD
AVENUE
RA
RA
RAIL

2ND AVENUE

CITY
MILLS

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N
O
I
T
A
T
N
E
M
E
PL
IM
IMPLEMENTATION

Prioritization & Timing of Public Sector Projects and Role
Near Term
Years 1-5

Highest Priority

‡
‡

‡

‡
‡

Moderate Priority

Mid Term
Years 6-10

Clear Exotic/Invasive Plants
from River Parcels
Secure Funding for Relocation
of Chase Homes Residents &
Develop New 250-unit property
on City Owned Parcels Along
1ST Avenue
Streetscape & Parking
Improvements Along 2nd
Avenue including safe
crossing across 2nd
Acquire key parcels to
complete City consolidation
per plan
Support for Arts “incubator”
(Paducah Model)

‡ Screening of Power Substation
p
‡ 1st Avenue Improvements

‡
‡

‡

‡
‡ Establish existing home
renovation fund

‡

‡

‡

‡

Low Priority

Redevelop Chase Homes
Parcel for Institutional or
Commercial User
Modify zoning to allow for
higher density development
throughout neighborhood

Long Term
Years 10+

East / West Street
Improvements
p
Support development of
Innovation Center
Support Complete
Revitalization of City Mill

‡ Implement existing home
renovation fund
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Support development of
additional 500 market
rate units of rental
housing and 100 units of
for sale housing
Support Development of
600,000 square feet of
institutional and
corporate space
Support Development of
Commercial Space along
2nd Avenue

IMPLEMENTATION

High Priority Projects Estimated Required Public Investment (2015 dollars)
and Potential Source of Funding
Public Funding
E ti t (TBD)
Estimate

City
y Funds

$200,000

~

Secure Funding for Relocation of Chase Homes Residents & Develop
250-unit mixed income property on City owned parcels

$18,000,000

~

Streetscape & Parking Improvements Along 2nd Avenue

$12,800,000

~

Acquire key parcels to complete City consolidation per Plan

$1,000,000

~

~

$250,000

~

~

Project/Potential
j
Funding
g

TAD

U.S.
HUD

GDOT

U.S. DOT

YEARS 1-5
Clear Exotic/Invasive Plants from River Parcels

Support for Arts ‘incubator’

~
~

~
~
~

YEAR 6-10
Redevelop Chase Homes Site for Institutional or Commercial User

$2,500,000

Modify zoning to allow for higher density development throughout
neighborhood

$150,000

~

~

YEARS 10+
Support Development of additional 500 market rate units of rental
housing and 100 units of for sale housing

$7,500,000

~

Support Development of institutional and other corporate development

$3,500,000

~

TOTAL ESTIMATED PUBLIC FUNDING

$45,900,000

~

IMPLEMENTATION

Moderate Priority Projects Estimated Required Public Investment (2015 dollars)
and Potential Source of Funding

Public Funding
E ti t (TBD)
Estimate

City
y Funds

TAD

U.S.
HUD

1st Avenue Improvements

$6,100,000

~

~

~

Screening of Power Sub-Station

$1,050,000

~

~

$4,969,000

~

~

~

~

~

~

~

Project/Potential
j
Funding
g

YEARS 1-5

YEAR 6-10
East / West Street Improvements
City Mill Building

$500,000

Development of Innovation Center

$1,500,000

TOTAL ESTIMATED PUBLIC FUNDING

$14,119,000

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~

GDOT

U.S. DOT

IMPLEMENTATION

Lower Priority Projects Estimated Required Public Investment (2015 dollars)
and Potential Source of Funding

TAD

U.S.
HUD

$100,000

~

~

Implement existing home renovation fund

$1,250,000

~

~

TOTAL ESTIMATED PUBLIC FUNDING

$1,350,000

Public Funding
E ti t (TBD)
Estimate

Project/Potential
j
Funding
g

City
y Funds

GDOT

U.S. DOT

YEARS 1-5
Establish existing home renovation fund

YEAR 6-10

BUILD-OUT DEVELOPMENT
Summary

SUMMARYNEWDEVELOPMENT
TOTALEXSTBLDGFOOTPRINTAREA
TOTALLANDAREA=

ExistingBuilding(SF)

1,136,261.5SF
201.8Acres

Removed
Building(SF)

Building
Building
STORIES

O1
w/oTSYS
ZONECVͲ1
ZONECVͲ2
ZONECVͲ3
ZONECVͲ4

123,375SF
257,038SF
264,713SF
491,136SF
1,136,262SF

0SF
73,866SF
2,941SF
92,085SF

RemovedBuilding(SF)

5
5to7
to 7
5
5to7
to 7
4
4to7
to 7
6to7
6 to 7

Building
Building
STORIES

O3
w/TSYS

82,709
82,709SF
SF
219,100
219,100SF
SF
106,791
106,791SF
SF
140,035SF
140,035 SF
548,635SF
548,635 SF
POTENTIAL
Development
Development

TotalBUILDOUT
(SFBldgFootprintonly)

413,544
413,544SF
SF
1,095,500
1,095,500SF
SF
427,163
427,163SF
SF
840,211SF
840,211 SF
2,776,417SF
2,776,417
SF

578,961
578,961SF
SF
1,533,700
1,533,700SF
SF
640,744
640,744SF
SF
980,246
980,246SF
SF
3,733,651SF
3,733,651 SF

low

high

206,084SF
402,272SF
368,562SF
539,086SF
1,516,003SF
TotalBUILDOUT
(SFBldgFootprintonly)

(SFBldgFootprintOnly)
(SF Bldg Footprint Only)

123,375SF
257,038SF
264,713SF
491,136SF
1,136,262SF

0SF
73,866SF
2,941SF
92,085SF

5
5to7
to 7
5
5to7
to 7
4
4to7
to 7
6
6to7
to 7

596,884
596,884SF
SF
268,276SF
268,276 SF
106,791SF
106,791 SF
140,035SF
140,035 SF
1,111,985
SF
1,111,985SF

*IncludesSFofTSYSnewbuildingfootprintoutsideofstudyarea

Extended
Greenway
System

high

(SFBldgFootprintOnly)
(SF Bldg Footprint Only)

ExistingBuilding(SF)

ZONECVͲ1*
ZONECVͲ2
ZONECVͲ3
ZONECVͲ4

BUILDOUTSCENARIOS&DENSITIES
BUILD
OUT SCENARIOS & DENSITIES
low
POTENTIAL
POTENTIAL
Development
Development 

ExistingPRC
42.4Acres

ProposedExpansion
2.1Acres

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2,984,418
2,984,418SF
SF
1,341,379
1,341,379SF
SF
427,163
427,163SF
SF
840,211
840,211SF
SF
5,593,170
SF
5,593,170SF

4,178,185
4,178,185SF
SF
1,877,930
1,877,930SF
SF
747,535
747,535SF
SF
980,246
980,246SF
SF
7,783,896
SF
7,783,896SF

720,259SF
451,447SF
368,562SF
539,086SF
2,079,354SF

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