Some of you may recall hearing the exciting news last June that eight recreation facilities had been selected to participate in the City’s Pilot Public Art Bike Rack Program. The program was initiated by the Columbus Art Commission (CAC) in partnership with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD). The art bike rack proposals have been reviewed for artistic merit by an art review panel seated by the CAC and engineers in the Public Service Department have looked them over for basic constructability, safety and budget issues. The participating recreation centers are:
Barack Community Center
Blackburn Community Center
Dodge Community Center
Indian Mound Community Center
Milo Grogan Community Center
Westgate Community Center
Whetstone Community Center
Tuttle Community Center
Eight great proposals have moved forward and voting is now open on the Columbus Planning Division’s web page (www.columbus.gov/planning/
Voting will close Monday, May 6th at 5:00 pm EST.
We encourage you to vote early and vote once. The results will be tallied and posted to the Planning Division webpage.
Once the results are in, they will be submitted to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Commission and the Columbus Art Commission for final approval. Upon approval, a Request for Proposals will be issued for fabrication and installation of the selected bike rack designs.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Lori Baudro, AICP
Senior Project Coordinator
Columbus Planning Division