Parcels to Places Competition

2017

The Parcels to Places competition was a pilot project managed by the NDC that sought creative ideas and strategies for transforming vacant land in Columbus into community assets. Launched in 2016 and completed in 2018, the NDC invited community organizations, neighbors, and design professionals to submit proposals for innovative approaches to transform blight into neighborhood treasures.

From a field of 23 applications, two review sessions by an advisory panel made up of community organizations, city officials, and design professionals selected nine winners. Nearly $175,000 was awarded for project implementation.