The City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has picked Alignment 2 for the Olentangy Trail “Gap” between Clinton Como Park and Northmoor Park. Per our Capstone Team’s assessment, this was the least environmentally impactful alignment. We will be losing trees and have more impervious surface in our 100 year floodplain (approximately 1.5 acres). No Stormwater Mitigation will be done on site unfortunately.
For details on the project (including public comments, all alternatives presented, and more) visit the Columbus Recreation & Parks site here.
A capstone team analyzed the 5 alternative plans for environmental and safety impacts and choose Alternative 2 as the most favorable of the 5. Their draft report can be read here: First Draft of Olentangy Trail Gap Assessment Report