Columbia's First Parklet is here!
The City of Columbia is celebrating the addition of our first public parklet, an outdoor space placed in a parking space with public seating for all to use! The addition of this parklet is a continuation of the City’s efforts to enliven public spaces and make them more accommodating for residents, businesses, and visitors. This parklet is the first of its kind in the City and will serve as a pilot project for additional similar public spaces in the future.
The project was made possible by a grant from the AARP Community Challenge program. Additional support has been given by One Columbia, City Center Partnership, and Southern Vistas. The vibrant public art is original work by Frankie Zombie.
Columbia Compass: Envision 2036
Columbia Compass is the comprehensive plan – or “blueprint” – for how Columbia, South Carolina will grow and develop over the next ten years.
The City of Columbia has conducted research on the community's population, natural resources, land use, transportation, housing, community facilities, cultural resources and economy. This planning process, and the plan itself, is being referred to as Columbia Compass: Envision 2036. The plan, adopted August 4, 2020 by City Council, is now a guiding policy document for the City.
You can also learn more, and sign up for email updates, at www.columbiacompass.org.
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- Tell your family, friends, & neighbors!
The Amplify planning process is a partnership between One Columbia and the City, and helped provide content for the Columbia Compass Cultural Resources Element.