Eastland Mall area may get new Columbus park, single-family homes

The city of Columbus plans to spend $1.525 million to buy 78 acres along a tributary

The city of Columbus plans to spend $1.525 million to buy 78 acres along a tributary of Big Walnut Creek just west of Eastland Mall for park land, an area of the city that has been wanting for park space for years.

“There is a demand and a high need for a park in this area,” said Brad Westall, planning manager for the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks.

“It’s one of the most underserved communities for parkland.”

The city council is expected to vote on the land purchase at its meeting Monday.  A $1 million grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission will pay for most of the cost of the property acquisition.

The city intends to purchase five parcels from Refugee Road Partners III Corp. LLC. The land is just north of Refugee Road and east of Kimberly Parkway West/ Old Courtright Road.

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/2021/11/01/eastland-mall-area-new-columbus-park-single-family-homes/8580907002/