Collaborative Newsletter
Summer 2016

We Moved!

The Community Development Collaborative recently moved its offices from the King-Lincoln District to downtown. Come visit us at our new location:

175 South Third Street, Suite 1060
Columbus, OH 43215

Franklinton in Transition

Last month, Jim Sweeney of Franklinton Development Association (FDA) announced his plans to step down from his long held position as Executive Director. This month, FDA announced that Jack Storey will lead the CDC as the new Executive Director. 

The Collaborative recently sat down with Jim and Jack to reflect on the FDA's many accomplishments and their vision for the future of Franklinton.

Parcels to Places Update

Parcels to Places, the initiative to source innovative ideas to redevelop vacant lots in Columbus and Franklin County, was launched in February with over 100 community members in attendance at the kick off event. 
A 9-member advisory panel narrowed down 24 initial proposals for public feedback. In April, a public exhibition was held at the King Arts Complex with 13 semi-finalists presenting proposals to the public in an open house gallery format. 

The advisory panel selected 9 finalist proposals to receive grants ranging from $9,000-$30,000. Follow the link below for a summary of the selected projects.

Neighborhood Champions

Bikes for All People (B4AP), a venture of Community Development for All People, seeks to bring people from different backgrounds with a shared passion for riding bicycles together to build community. 

B4AP connects youth and adults who share a passion for cycling. B4AP offers affordable repair services, sells refurbished bikes and hosts weekly community rides to explore Columbus and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Learn More

Upcoming Events 

July 13, 2016
Dedicate and Celebrate Hilltop Homes II
Join Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Homeport and Homes on the Hill CDC for the dedication of the recently completed tax credit project on the Hilltop. The dedication will be held at the corner of Fremont Street and South Terrace Avenue from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

August 6, 2016
Driving Park Housing Resource Fair 
Join the Gertrude Wood Community Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and other housing vendors for a day of food and financial education.The resource fair will be held at 975 Bulen Ave. from 
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

August 29-31, 2016

9th Annual NACEDA Summit
The 2016 National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations Summit will be held in Cleveland, OH in partnership with the Ohio CDC Association and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. This years' summit will feature a special one-day symposium − Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health.

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The Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus

175 South Third Street, Suite 1060
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (614) 228-6488 

Fax: (614) 228-6439

Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus | 175 South Third Street, Suite 1060 | Columbus | OH | 43215