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Heritage Square Marketplace

The Columbus Compact Corporation (“the Compact”) announces that the new Save-A-Lot grocery store coming to 1179 E. Main Street is expecting to open May 21, 2008.

The Save-A-Lot store anchors the Compact’s “Heritage Square Marketplace” - a $4.1 million development planned for the south side of E. Main Street between Oakwood and Wilson, in the Near East Side.

Click here to download the full press release.


Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
8:30 A.M.

1179-1181 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio


Franklinton Mural Streetscape Project

The Columbus Compact Corporation announces the commission of Greg Ackers (International Murals and Graphics Enterprises, Inc.) to design and paint a decorative mural on the exterior of the
Homeless Families Foundation - Dowd Children’s Education Center located in the Franklinton neighborhood on the Westside of Columbus, Ohio.  Click on the mural for a larger picture. č

Greg Ackers, co-founder and president of International Murals and Graphics Enterprises, Inc. in Delaware, Ohio, is a renowned mural artist who has painting numerous large scale murals in Ohio and across the country.

Some of Mr. Ackers more notable murals in Columbus include: “Union Station”, “The Train Mural/Basic Training”, “Columbus Blues”, and “Crown Plaza – Historic High Street”.

Mr. Ackers has also produced murals in Delaware, Gahanna, Upper Arlington, Powell, as well as Chicago, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and New York City.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Beard at 614-251-0926 ext. 101.


Lead Safe Columbus

The mission of the Lead Safe Columbus Program is to generate lead-safe affordable housing and to prevent lead poisoning of children and adults in Columbus neighborhoods.

This program may provide funding to eligible property owners for lead-based paint hazard control in units they occupy or rent. Grant amounts may vary depending upon if there are lead poisoned children living on site or if there are other funds included in the project.

Lead Safe Columbus has money available to help eliminate lead based paint hazards.  To remove the lead hazards, the following is available:

  • $6,000 in grant funds per unit (these funds do not have to be paid back)

  • 0% interest loan funds if more than the $6,000 per unit is needed to get rid of the problem

  • 0% interest funds are payable over 10 years

Lead Safe Columbus documents:
Application for Lead Safe grant program
Request For Technical Assistance

Resident Occupant Profile

Available Funds for Lead Safe program

  ▪ Lead Safe Kids Program Letter

Joe Gothard
Phone: 614-645-7452

For more information, visit: Lead Safe Columbus

King-Lincoln District Retail Development

The Columbus Compact announces a new commercial development initiative designed to bring retail investment to the King-Lincoln District (KLD) of the Columbus EZ.

The KLD Retail Development Program offers EZ financial resources to interested entrepreneurs and experienced retail managers interested in owning a small retail business on the commercial corridors in the King Lincoln District.

The City of Columbus' Department of Development developed a King-Lincoln District Plan for this area.

For more information, contact Michael Whitfield at 614-251-0926 ext. 101.

Empowerment Zone Housing Market Study

This study, conducted by The Danter Company, analyzes the overall housing market within the Columbus Empowerment Zones and identifies strategies for stimulating housing redevelopment.

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