A consortium of six farmers’ markets will make more affordable, fresh, local produce available for Central Ohio residents with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through a program called Veggie SNAPS.
Funding provided by the city of Columbus and Franklin County totals $20,000 and will cover the costs for Franklin County SNAP recipients to double their dollars (up to $10) at participating famers’ markets including Bexley, Clintonville, Columbus Public Health, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Franklinton Gardens, and Pearl Market.
Retail employment is increasing and retail vacancy rates continue to decrease, according to the 2014 Franklin County Retail Report, which was unveiled on Friday, July 11 at the Franklin County Retail Summit.
The annual event, featuring insight from industry experts, was hosted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Columbus Chamber.
Beginning May 5, the main County Courthouse entrance (373 S. High St.), marked by two revolving doors, will be closed indefinitely due to the renovation of the Hall of Justice building.
Entry to the County Courthouse (373 S. High St.) is available at the Pavilion Entrance (365 S. High St.) and the Common Pleas Courthouse (345 S. High St.).
The renovation of the Hall of Justice is expected to be complete this fall. The repurposed facility will feature a first floor conference facility, while the Adult Probation department will occupy floors 4-6, and the Law Library will return to the tenth floor.
With a desire to refocus on honoring and serving the thousands of veterans who call Franklin County home, the Veterans Service Commission (VSC) accepted the Commissioners offer to relocate VSC offices to the site of the County’s first veterans memorial, Memorial Hall located at 280 E. Broad St. On February 25, Commissioners approved a contract with Harris Architects for design services associated with the relocation of VSC to Memorial Hall. The move will take place this fall.
Memorial Hall offers a larger space than what the VSC currently has, and will allow them to grow and meet the increasing requests for services. The move to Memorial Hall will also saves the VSC over $250,000 annually in rent – money that can be redirected back into services. Memorial Hall provides parking, is easily accessible and is centrally located, all items veterans who contacted the Commissioners’ offices expressed as important components to be included moving forward.
Videos of the County Commissioners' General Session meetings are now online. Click on the link below to watch the most recent meeting.
Renovation of the 10-story, 237,225 square foot Hall of Justice building located at 369 S. High Street began in August 2013 and is expected to be substantially complete later this year. As of March, the renovation is 60-percent complete.
Commissioners are utilizing a pay-as-you-grow approach, only building out four of the ten floors at this time. The renovated facility will feature a first floor conference center, the Adult Probation unit will occupy the fourth and fifth floors, while the Law Library will return to the tenth floor.
Board of Commissioners Agencies
- Animal Care & Control
- Benefits & Risk Management
- Child Support Enforcement
- Economic Development
- Fleet Management
- Homeland Security
& Justice Programs
- Human Resources