Columbus firms offer ‘vision of the future’ for Metro Parks


The Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and several area design firms have developed a vision to give all communities equitable access to the water ways that span Central Ohio.

The RAPID 5 effort started in 2019, but was temporarily put on hold during the pandemic, said Keith Myers, vice president of administration and planning for the Planning and Real Estate department at Ohio State. In January of this year, Myers said he reached out to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and got the ball rolling again to brainstorm ways to connect the region’s five riparian corridors in Franklin County.

After getting public input, five design firms put together a vision for improving and connecting the region’s green spaces, from Big Darby to Alum Creek to Big Walnut.

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Bonnie Meibers.

Originally published July 21, 2021.

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