Mayor Ginther Sends 2024 Capital Budget to Columbus City Council

Published on June 26, 2024

Columbus City Hall Front Signage

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today presented his proposed 2024 Capital Budget, which includes $1.99 billion for crime-fighting tools, technologies and facilities; projects to expand the city’s affordable housing stock; new and renovated fire stations; new and improved parks, pools and community centers; resurfaced roadways; city utilities and more.

With $618 million in carryover funding, the proposed 2024 Capital Budget is the largest in city history – a reflection of the region’s continued growth as Central Ohio attracts new residents, businesses and visitors at historic levels.

“This budget demonstrates our commitment to strengthening community safety, affordable housing, and transit and utility infrastructure as our region grows in impact and influence,” said Mayor Ginther. “By putting in place the infrastructure needed to ensure that every resident is empowered and enabled to thrive, we are embracing smart and equitable growth in ways that improve quality of life and lay the foundation for a bright and prosperous future.”

Highlights of the 2024 Capital Budget include:

  • $3.3 million to design the new Easton police substation
  • $150 million for the new Franklin County Municipal Court building
  • $104 million to build new and affordable homes, preserve naturally occurring affordable housing and invest in permanent supportive housing for individuals experiencing homelessness
  • $54 million in street resurfacing
  • $76 million in roadway and intersection improvements
  • $31.4 million for pedestrian safety, sidewalks and bikeway projects

The capital budget was submitted via ordinance for consideration by Columbus City Council, which will hold the following public hearings to discuss the mayor’s proposal:

Tuesday, July 2, at 4 p.m.

Monday, July 8, at 6 p.m.
Linden Community Center
1350 Briarwood Avenue

Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m.
Columbus Fire Academy
3639 Parsons Avenue

The 2024 Capital Budget is established based on funds from bond sales, backed by the Income Tax Set Aside fund (ITSA) and with debt issued by the Department of Public Utilities (or Enterprise Fund). The full budget is available online at

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