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CELEBRATING COLUMBUS.
BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER.

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Osborn Plaza by Youth of BCJC, Youth Design Center , N Carlos Jay

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

614 Beautiful seeks to beautify communities through vibrant, neighborhood-driven solutions that address issues of equity and enable greater connectivity within the neighborhood.

 

In addition to activating spaces and creating places, the program aims to encourage dialogue amongst neighbors, local businesses, and organizations, and promote creativity and ingenuity in strategies that support all within Columbus.

 

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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Eligible Improvements

  • Pocket Parks

  • Landscape Enhancements

  • Streetscape Improvements

  • Placemaking Signage

  • Public Art

  • Define your own!

Project Sites Must Be...

  • Located in the City of Columbus corporation limits, preferably in opportunity neighborhoods

  • In publicly accessible locations, and ideally, accommodate a variety of users 

Project ideas AND implementation must be community driven, meaning:

  • Entrants must be teams of residents and/or organizations

  • Community volunteers must be part of implementing ideas

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to selected proposals.

 

Entrants are encouraged to have additional or matching funds to maximize project impact.

A Few Dates to Keep in Mind...

September 22

  • Program + Q&A Period Begins

Tuesday, September 27 | 6-7 PM

Saturday October 1 | 10-11 AM

Wednesday, October 5 | 12-1 PM

October 13

  • Q&A Period Ends

November 4 | 5 PM

  • Submissions Due

JOIN AN INFORMATION SESSION

Have a question about a program or just want to learn more? Join us at a virtual information session. Not able to make a date? Don't worry, each session will be recorded and shared on the resource page. Still have a question? Get in touch with us.

INFO SESSION #1

Tuesday, September 27

6:00 - 7:00 PM

INFO SESSION #2

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Saturday, October 1 

INFO SESSION #3

Wednesday, October 5

12:00 - 1:00 PM

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

 Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have! Complete the form below or reach out directly to program contact, Lisa Snyder, Director of Community Programs, the Neighborhood Design Center (lisa@columbusndc.org or 614-221-5001). 

Thanks for submitting!