Creative Campus

Columbus College of Art & Design is undergoing a campus beautification initiative called Creative Campus. As a City of Columbus public service project, Creative Campus will provide necessary upgrades to the streets, sidewalks, and aesthetic elements in our neighborhood.

In the long term, that means slowing down traffic to ensure the safety of our campus, adding more trees, benches, and lighting. In the short term, it means construction.


Here's the latest:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

  • Canzani Center can be accessed through the main doors and back entrance. Cleveland Avenue entrance is closed. We will continue to have wheelchair accessibility through the back entrance. 

  • The front entrance to the Canzani Center building (on East Gay Street) will be open temporarily for Admitted Students Day on Saturday, April 14, and Chroma: Best of CCAD on Wednesday, May 9.

  • Cleveland Avenue is a one-way street north-bound from Broad Street to Long Street. 

  • The Admissions Office is located at 5 Cleveland Ave. at the Design Studios on Broad building. 

  • The parking lot at the corner of Long Street and Washington Avenue (behind Battelle Hall) is only accessible via the Long Street entrance. The entrance on Washington Avenue will be closed until future notice.

  • Access the parking lot behind Canzani using Cleveland Ave. 

  • Access the parking lot east of Canzani using N. Ninth St. 

  • East Gay Street is closed to all vehicle traffic (from Cleveland Avenue to Washington Street), and the south sidewalk (on the side of the Canzani Center) is closed.

  • North Ninth Street has converted from a one-way street to a two-way street to allow access to the Canzani Center parking lot.

  • The south end (nearest Broad Street) of the parking lot at Cleveland Avenue and East Broad Street is closed to create a parklet.

    Worth The Wait?

    The construction is part of the Creative Campus project, which includes:

    • preserving and adding more trees
    • repairing sidewalks
    • adding crosswalks where people naturally cross
    • adding a median on Cleveland Avenue
    • adding raised intersections at Gay and Cleveland, Gay and Ninth, and Gay and Washington
    • adding benches, chill chairs, and more street lighting