A couple of historical documents such as the Nolan City Plan of 1926 and the Street and Highway Plan for Columbus and Phenix City of 1947 have been found that show important transportation and urban planning data for the Columbus area.
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The Columbus City Plan was writen by City Planner, John Nolen, in 1926 and presented by the Planning Board as the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Columbus, Georgia. This report is based upon an intensive study of the existing conditions and our future requirements so that the two might be correlated to secure the orderly development of our community. This study has covered a period of two years and has been made by every municipal agency under the guidance of John Nolen, one of the foremost experts in City Planning.
The Street and Highway Plan for Columbus, Ga and Phenix city, Al was prepared by the H.W. Lochner & Company and prepared for the State Highway Department of Georgia.
In the development of 'this plan the basic data utilized was obtained by the State Highway Department of Georgia and the State of Alabama Highway Department through'an Origin-Destination traffic survey. This information was utilized in connection with an analysis of the capacity and adequacy of existing streets and highways, resulting in the program of needed improvement projects. While the plan is primarily concerned with the State and Federal highways, it also includes numerous improvements needed on the City and County street and highway systems
For more information contact the Planning Department at, (706) 653-4421.
Government Annex Building
420 10th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31902
Phone: (706) 653-4421
Fax: (706) 653-4534
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