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:

As of Thursday, Nov. 1:

  • Starting tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 2, Ninth Street will be closed between Gay and Broad streets.
  • The good news: You'll be able to access the church lot via the Gay Street apron (which is now open) and the alley behind Canzani Center that connects with Cleveland Avenue.
  • Gay Street will continue to be a dead end, only allowing access to CCAD and the Columbus Museum of Art parking lot.

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

Campus map during construction