LANDSCAPE + PLANNING
The NDC aims to create safer neighborhoods by increasing neighborhood engagement and sense of community identity, while identifying specific and immediate physical changes in the public realm that improve quality of life for the individual and collective neighborhood. NDC continues to work in four United Way neighborhoods: Weinland Park, King-Lincoln/Bronzeville, the Near Southside Area, and Franklinton. NDC has focused on trash clean-up in Weinland Park, Diabetes awareness and healthy living in King-Lincoln/Bronzeville, the Livingston Avenue Streetscape Improvement Plan in the Near Southside Area, and public art in Franklinton. For additional Weinland Park and King-Lincoln/Bronzeville United Way work visit our GRAPHICS page. Donwload the most recent UW Progress Report for each neighborhood below.
NDC has served as a design consultant for Franklin County on numerous planning projects over the past several years. Projects have included developing community and park masterplans, signage concepts, streetscape designs and architectural and landscape visionings. Examples of the work can be seen above in the following projects: Clinton West Township, Blendon Parks Masterplan, Blacklick-Madison Visioning Study, 2020 Cleveland Avenue Streetscape Improvement Plan and Blendon Township: Westerville Road Streetscape.
The NDC has partnered with the City of Newark over the past several years to assist with public involvement on projects and to provide design services. NDC created streetscape designs for Envisioning Newark: 4th Street and the E. Main Street Streetscape Study. NDC also created a Comprehensive Bike Trail Plan for Newark and visionings for the courthouse square (both shown in the images above).
NDC was retained by Washington State Community College (WSCC) to create a visioning plan for the campus. Several focus group sessions led by the NDC were held to gain the opinions of the students, staff, and faculty of WSCC. Based on this input the plan proposes both feasible and cost-effective improvements for the near or immediate future, while still evaluating long-term campus enhancements. NDC gave recommendations on signage and branding elements, outdoor spaces, building environments, and overall campus layout. Download the complete Campus Visioning Plan to the right.