German Village Gazette

City wants to rebuild Livingston Avenue near German Village


The city of Columbus wants to reconstruct Livingston Avenue from Front Street to east of Parsons Avenue.

At the German Village Board of Trustees meeting July 14, officials from the department of public service said the city intends to build bike lanes, curb extensions, new sidewalks and make up upgrades to intersections and the streetscape along the neighborhood’s northern border.

Plans also call for burying power lines and making Livingston a two-way street between Front and High streets.

It is now one-way eastbound between those two intersections. The freeway entrance ramps at Third, Fourth and Front streets would also be relocated.

The plan comes with a couple of caveats: The city has no money earmarked for construction and it is somewhat at the mercy of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Interstate 70/71 interchange project, which is under development, engineer Bud Broughton told the board.

For more information on this story, see the July 24 edition of ThisWeek Community Newspapers.