HDC Starts Neighborhood Projects for City of Columbus

HDC was awarded two projects with the City of Columbus in 2023. The one that started first is the renovation of neighborhood facilities in two locations. The first is the All THAT Teen Center on East Livingston Avenue. The Teen Center is located in the former Shady Lane Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1959 and expanded in the mid-late 1960s. When the congregation left the building in 2019, it was acquired by the Teen Center, whose mission is to mentor teenaged youth in academic achievement, life skill development and career planning to succeed in school and beyond. Work at the Teen Center includes improving the parking lot and exterior lights, replacing the roof, updating the HVAC system to add air conditioning, replacing the exterior doors, adding an exterior monument sign, and repairing drains and piping to stop the water infiltration issues in the basement. The second location is Carol Stewart Village on West Broad Street, which is former 1980s era motel complex converted into a neighborhood for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system with on-site programs and services. Work at this location consists primarily of replacing deteriorated pavement and curbs, replacing the packaged heating and air conditioning wall units with more secure versions, and replacing the wooden doors and frames with more secure steel versions. The design for both locations had to fast tracked since the funding sources requires that construction be completed in 2023. Both projects are currently out to bid.
Left: Entry elevation of All THAT Teen Center. Right: One of the former motel wings at Carol Stewart Village.