First hearing set for Fair Oaks Mall master plan

You will have a chance tonight to give your thoughts on the future of the Fair Oaks Mall property. The first of a series of public sessions to discuss the mall master plan will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the mall.

The Fair Oaks Community Development Corporation, made up of  the City of Columbus, Columbus Regional Health and Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, have contracted with MKSK to develop a master plan for the property. The three entities came together to buy the mall at the end of last year with the idea to turn it into a sports complex and office space for the city parks department as well as offering some health services for the hospital.

City officials say the company will also be designing ideas for the best use of Donner Center for recreation and community wellness purposes.

You can get more information about the Fair Oaks Mall project at