Poindexter Village is an historically, culturally and architecturally significant complex that was the first public housing project in Columbus, dedicated in 1940. It is located in the King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood on Columbus’ near east side.
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), the owner of the property, has stated that it intends to demolish the complex, however, recognizes Poindexter Village is historically significant and is seeking input on ways to honor that significance. Neighborhood residents oppose the plan (read July 18 Columbus Dispatch article.) Columbus Landmarks Foundation also believes the plan for wholesale demolition should be reconsidered.
Executive Director Kathy Mast Kane is representing Columbus Landmarks Foundation on the Poindexter Village History Advisory Group convened by CMHA. The charge of the Advisory Group is to explore strategies and discuss alternatives to mitigate the adverse effect that the proposed wholesale demolition will have on Poindexter Village and the surrounding area.
Meeting minutes, proposals & related documents:
Memorandum of Agreement