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Media Advisory
News Date: June 28, 2022

Mayor Ginther Unveils 2022 Capital Improvements Budget

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today released the proposed 2022 Capital Improvements Budget, which will receive its first reading at the Columbus City Council meeting on July 11.

This year’s capital budget of $1.24 billion includes significant funding to expand affordable housing, enhance public safety, and improve parks, streets, sidewalks and services citywide. The budget consists of $859.1 million in new funding and $379.3 million in carryover dollars. 

“This capital budget is an investment in every Columbus neighborhood,” said Mayor Ginther. “From new police and fire facilities and equipment to increasing affordable housing to improving parks, pools, roadways and sidewalks, these projects will be transformative and help to build a more equitable and inclusive future for all Columbus residents.”

Highlights of the capital budget include:

  • Over $21 million to help keep more Columbus residents in their homes and increase access to safe housing everyone can afford.
  • More than $12 million supporting the ADAMH treatment facility and Columbus Public Health.
  • More than $66 million to develop and improve parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities, including $20 million to build the Broad Street Arts Center and $1.5 million to design new Marion Franklin and Tuttle pools.
  • $125 million for Public Service, including $9 million for additional refuse vehicles, $30 million for resurfacing, and over $2 million for continued improvements on Hudson Avenue.

Columbus City Council will hold public hearings to discuss the proposed capital budget:

Tuesday, July 5

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Open Door

540 Industrial Mile Road. Columbus, OH 43228


Thursday, July 7

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Woodward Park Community Center

5147 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229


Tuesday, July 12

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Family Missionary Baptist Church

996 Oakwood Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206


Thursday, July 14

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Far East Community Center

1826 Lattimer Drive, Columbus, OH 43227


The second reading and a council vote are expected on Monday, July 25.