Several people gathered on the green space of Dixon Drive in Midtown Columbus Sunday evening. They were working to raise awareness of a new development being built in Hilton Heights.
In a statement Historic Columbus explained that they could not support the proposed development because of their concern for it’s high density, traffic, and quality of construction. The group and its supporters believe putting 94 units on less than six acres will not respect the nearby historic neighborhoods like Hilton.
Tyler Pritchard, chair of the Help Save Hilton executive board, says the problem is bigger than just one neighborhood.
“This is not just a Midtown issue, this is a Columbus issue, and how do we want our city to look in terms of going into our city as an interest,” he says. “I think that it’s important that we get out and vocalize what we think is an appropriate development for that particular location.”
Hilton Heights is one of Columbus’s oldest neighborhoods, with several homes being
over 100 years old.
Many past and present midtown residents showed up to sign a petition that Pritchard and
the Help Save Hilton committee plan to send to the department of community affairs to help
stop the development from being built.
Help Save Hilton is also taking monetary donations. If you or anyone you know would like to donate to the cause, go to the donation page on the Historic Columbus website.