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Franklin Twp Southwest Area Gateway Signs

This project began in November 2010 and concluded in April 2011.

Residents and public officials in Franklin Township and the Southwest Area Commission developed a preferred design for community gateway signs. Franklin County and the Neighborhood Design Center facilitating the process.

Gateway signs give neighborhoods a common visual identity, which builds pride and ownership. The Southwest Area Plan, jointly completed by Franklin County and the city of Columbus, recommends installation of joint Franklin Township-Southwest Area Commission gateway signs.

Project outline

This gateway sign design project was composed of three phases:

1. Information gathering and input

2. Evaluation of design alternatives

3. Presentation of consensus design


This project was for the sign design ONLY. It does not include funding for constructing or installing the signs. Now that the designs are complete, Franklin Township and the Southwest Area Commission may proceed with funding the construction and installation if the community and public officials so desire.

Public meetings

We held three public meetings during the design process to reach consensus on preferred sign designs.

Final design

The document below shows the community's preferred gateway sign design.

Franklin Township/Southwest Area gateway signs

John O'Grady President
Marilyn Brown
Kevin L. Boyce