Livingston-James 5/ Plum Ridge

Blueprint Livingston-James 5

The Livingston-James project areas comprise 4,701 acres located in central-east Columbus. This has been identified as a Blueprint priority area due to a high number of basement backups that are clustered throughout the project area. The sanitary sewer overflow associated with this area occurs in a main sewer line, and must be addressed through system-wide improvements.

Surveying Stage

Design Details

Current Projects

James-Livingston 5 is bounded by E. Mound St. to the north, Big Walnut Park to the east, I-70 to the south and Striebel Rd. to the west. Livingston-James 5 is divided into three project areas:

Astor-Bernhard (Striebel Rd. to S. Hamilton between E. Mound St. and E. Livingston)

Thurston-Grimsby (S. Hamilton to Marble Dr. between Ludington and Errington)

Gertrude-Lattimer (Shady Lane to Gertrude and Lattimer between E. Main St. and I-70)

Plum Ridge (east of 270, between Plum Ridge and Rosehill Rd.)

Project Map

Livingston-James 5 Project Schedule

Phase 1

Surveying: 2019-2021

Surveyors are in the neighborhood to document water flow patterns, topography, existing utilities, and other residential infrastructure, such as downspouts.

Phase 2

Green Infrastructure Design: 2021-2024

The engineering team identifies the types and locations of green infrastructure that will meet the needs of the neighborhood. During the design phase, we seek resident feedback through surveys, public meetings, and field visits.

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Phase 3

Shovels in the Ground: 2025

Construction of green infrastructure involves work in the public right-of-way and street. All neighborhood residents will be notified of anticipated impacts, and Blueprint will send out weekly construction updates to keep everyone informed of the schedule and activities.

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Green Infrastructure Construction: 2025

Rain gardens and porous pavement sites are installed. During this time other city infrastructure work may occur, such as waterline upgrades or sidewalk installations.

Lateral Lining and Roofwater Redirection: 2029

Individual homes are assessed for lateral lining and roofwater redirection. These home improvements prevent stormwater from entering the sanitary sewer lines by getting that water away from your home and out to the street, so it can drain to the storm sewer system

Project Milestones & Events

Preliminary Design Meeting


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Detailed Design Meeting


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Final Design


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Pre-Construction Meeting


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