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About Italian Village

Italian Village is an historic district located in the near north side of Columbus, Ohio adjacent to the central business district. The area is bound by Interstate 670 on the south, Fifth Avenue on the north, North High Street on the west and the Conrail railroad tracks to the east. Italian Village area was one of Columbus’ first suburbs, annexed to the city of Columbus in 1862.

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Members of the Italian Village Society have a voice in the neighborhood. You also get more connected with neighbors, organizations, business and interested parties in the neighborhood. You will be added to the email list for neighborhood news and upcoming neighborhood meetings.


Latest News

  • Complete Streets Meeting this weekJuly 27, 2016 - 2:46 pm

    Folks: Please join us for the Italian Village Society Complete Streets Meeting on Thursday (tomorrow, 7/28).  We meet for an hour starting at 5:30pm, at Seventh Son Brewery, 1101 N. Fourth St. (4th and Fourth) in the back room. Attached below is an update on our UIRF request, we will also outline next steps for UIRF, […]

  • Complete Streets MeetingApril 27, 2016 - 11:29 pm

    Thursday April 28 is the Complete Streets Meeting Meeting starts at 5:30 pm at Seventh Son, 1101 N. Fourth Street, in the backroom. Agenda includes (1)  the Pearl & Eden Alley Improvements plan, (2) sidewalk and curb survey, (3) the parking permit expansion moratorium, (4) sandstone curb advocacy plan, and updates on (5) undesignating Summit […]

  • Earth Day at Italian Village ParkMarch 15, 2016 - 12:56 pm

    Amici, Italian Village Park is once more an official Earth Day Columbus WORKSITE, so grab some friends, get signed up, and get ready to be a part of EARTH DAY COLUMBUS 2016. Volunteers are needed at (y)our PARK on Saturday, April 16th between 9:00AM and 1:00PM to help weed and edge garden beds, mulch, trim […]


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A Brief History of Our Revitalization

In the early 1970’s, residents of Italian Village took action against the deteriorating physical condition of the area, and the threat of having more and more historic buildings demolished. Residents and property owners who felt a sense of community and had visions of an improved neighborhood, formed the Italian Village Society in 1972. One year later, the Italian Village Commission was established by Columbus City Council.

In 1986, the entire Short North Area (Italian Village, Victorian Village, and the High Street Commercial District) was awarded an “All American City” designation for its public-private partnership in the revitalization of the area.

Several sections of Italian Village were recently listed on the National Register of Historic places, and yet another section is currently being considered for listing.

Italian Village Society Meeting Location

Jeffrey Park Foundry

233 E. 1st Ave.

Columbus, OH 43201