'Columbus Village' architectural rendering   Save
Columbus Citizen-Journal Photograph Collection
Description: This illustration shows a planned low-income housing community to be built on the East Side of Columbus, Ohio, from the Columbus Citizen-Journal Collection. The community would have been bounded by Woodland, Woodward, and Brentnell Avenues, as well as the New York Centrail Railroad right-of-way. Columbus residents strongly voted against a City Council rezoning of this property in an August 1963 referendum, which meant that the project was unable to move forward. An accompanying typed sheet providing additional details about the project reads, "An architect's rendering of one of the 82 brick buildings which will comprise the proposed Columbus Village, a new low-rent, low-income public housing, planned for the East End of the city on 45 acres of vacant land. Four different types of brick buildings are planned, according to the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, to give variety and avoid monotony. Playgrounds and a park are part of the plans. The buildings would house 524 low-income families at rentals ranging from $16 to $52 a month, with $34 a month the average. Apartments will range from one to five bedrooms with modern kitchens and baths, and will house 2,224 men, women and children. Under the law, families of veterans and servicemen with low income have top priority. Families with children living in sub-standard housing and with low income are next. Aged persons on small pensions, persons on welfare, aid to the blind and aid to dependent children are also eligible. The income limits for eligibility are set low by state law." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P339_B03F05_12_01
Subjects: Public housing; Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Neighborhoods--Ohio--Columbus; Rental housing
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)