Commission to consider designer for 1821 Trail section

The Columbus Redevelopment Commission will be considering a contract for the design of the 1821 Trail along First Street, when it meets this afternoon.

The trail would close part of the gap in the People Trail that keeps it from fully encircling the city, by building a new trail between Water Street and Lafayette Avenue. In keeping with the bicentennial theme of “Common Ground” the city wants to include art and architectural elements exploring the community’s history.

The Commission will be considering a proposal from Hitchcock Design Group out of Indianapolis to do the preliminary design work at cost of about $80 thousand dollars including $79,700 in fixed fees and up to $2 thousand dollars in reimbursable expenses such as printing, mileage and courier costs.

The first phase of the design would be finished by about May 28th.

The council meets at 4 p.m. today virtually and from City Hall. You can get more information or watch the proceedings at