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Friday, April 28 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Walking Tour of Weinland Park with Michael Wilkos, Director of Community Research at The Columbus Foundation LIMITED

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After decades of disinvestment and population loss, Weinland Park, a neighborhood of 4,500 residents immediately southeast of The Ohio State University, is now experiencing the benefits of a major public-private partnership that began over 20 years ago. Weinland Park has long held a distinction of being a mixed-income, mixed-race neighborhood, but starting in the 1980’s the neighborhood began to show significant signs of stress due to gang violence and a concentration of poorly managed low-income housing.

Since 2009, over 550 units of housing have been newly built, renovated, or repaired with the majority of these units offering a subsidy to the renters or buyers. Currently, over 1,000 housing units are under construction (or proposed) for this small Columbus neighborhood of only 0.36 square miles. These efforts have used an asset-based community development model that has includes efforts aimed at improving housing, health, education, employment, youth development, resident engagement and safety. Weinland Park is soon becoming a national model of neighborhood revitalization without significant displacement of existing residents. Can this success for existing residents be maintained as the neighborhood continues to improve?

Join Michael Wilkos, The Columbus Foundation’s Director of Community Research and Weinland Park resident for 8 years, on a walking tour of the neighborhood to learn more.

When: Friday April 28th 3PM-4:30PM

Where: Meet in the parking lot of Godman Guild at 3PM (303 E 6th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201)


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The Columbus Foundation

Friday April 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Godman Guild 303 E. 6th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

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