The Hamilton Road Corridor/Eastland Area Revitalization Plan is a guide for future land use, infrastructure improvements, and identifying redevelopment opportunities and specific revitalization strategies for the commercial corridor. An action plan for implementation is included that proposes design guidelines, prioritizes capital investments, suggests enhancements to marketing and businesses operations, and contains strategies to redevelop key opportunity sites, which are based on preliminary financial analysis. The Plan is intended to assist the community, Administration and City Council in making policy decisions affecting future land use and zoning, as well as determining capital improvements and economic incentives appropriate to stabilizing and improving corridor conditions. Although the focus is the Hamilton Road Corridor, the planning area represents about 3.5 square miles and is generally defined by I-70 on the north, Noe Bixby Road to Refugee Road on the east, Big Walnut Creek on the south and Courtright Road on the west.
The plan was completed by the consulting firm, Basile Bauman Prost Cole and Associates and their sub-consultant Carter Burgess, with participation from city staff and in consultation with Eastland Area businesses and citizens. The Plan and its recommendations have been informed by a detailed economic and market analysis and a thorough review of physical conditions. The plan was adopted by Columbus City Council on May 5, 2008.