State Street in Columbus would see wide pedestrian paths, better lighting and a wave sculpture down the street, along with two new green spaces under a plan laid out last night for the Columbus Redevelopment Commission.

The price tag for the improvements would be about $2.6 million dollars for the second phase of the State Street improvement project according to the report from United Consulting engineers and Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf landscape architects

Christine Eaton with the landscape architects says the two green spaces would be at Stadler Drive and Indiana Avenue. She talks about the features at the Stadler Drive space:

The plan envisions bringing the purple-red brick pavers from the downtown area to line the street in East Columbus, as well as a red metallic wave sculpture that would separate the pedestrian paths on State Street from the neighbouring properties. The streetscape also would include industrial style lighting along the route between Mapleton and the State Street bridge.

The final proposal would come back to the Redevelopment Commission next month for approval and funding.

To see details of the proposal, click here (PDF)