Columbia's First Parklet is here!
The City of Columbia is celebrating the addition of our first public parklet, an outdoor space placed in a parking space with public seating for all to use! The addition of this parklet is a continuation of the City’s efforts to enliven public spaces and make them more accommodating for residents, businesses, and visitors. This parklet is the first of its kind in the City and will serve as a pilot project for additional similar public spaces in the future.
The project was made possible by a grant from the AARP Community Challenge program. Additional support has been given by One Columbia, City Center Partnership, and Southern Vistas. The vibrant public art is original work by Frankie Zombie.
Calhoun Street Improvements
The City of Columbia is hosting two virtual public information sessions on Tuesday, June 22nd, at 5:30pm and 6:30pm regarding the planned improvements on Calhoun Street between Wayne and Harden Streets. These duplicate meetings will include a review the road design and implementation schedule, and will provide an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions about the planned project.
Improvements to Calhoun Street will occur as part of a partnership between the City of Columbia, the Richland County Penny Tax for Transportation, and Richland County CTC. Improvements will include resurfacing (from Wayne to Gregg), restriping, and bike accommodations. Block-by-block plans are available as follows:
- Applications are due August 20th
- PARK(ing) Day is Friday, September 17th, 10:00am - 4:00pm
- New this year: a People's Choice Award & a juried Best Design Award