Columbus’ public television station, WOSU, recently featured the American Addition project on its popular Columbus Neighborhoods documentary series. American Addition is among the oldest African American communities in Central Ohio, dating to 1898. Historically a neighborhood of migrant and minority working families, today American Addition continues to be the home of working families and individuals that enjoy a blend of urban living in a rural setting.
In 2009, Columbus-based Homeport, a non-profit housing developer focused on providing greater security, opportunity and dignity to low-income people by building quality, affordable new and renovated homes, began the process of revitalizing this historic Columbus neighborhood.
EMH&T provided land surveying, stormwater management, and site/civil engineering to upgrade the utility and roadway infrastructure as part of the revitalization of this neighborhood. Former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman made it is his personal goal to revitalize the community neighborhood in partnership with Homeport and the Columbus Housing Partnership. EMH&T was proud to play a vital part in this successful public-private partnership. Our engineers prepared utility and roadway plans to update the infrastructure for the entire neighborhood and provided recommendations for a range of sustainable site design elements.
Click the link below to learn more about this neighborhood and its revitalization. https://youtu.be/6Plzi7ZEXcI
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