Gateways, murals, sculptures and special street signs soon could start popping up throughout Merion Village, which has undertaken a campaign to redefine what and where it is to Columbus residents and visitors.

Gateways, murals, sculptures and special street signs soon could start popping up throughout Merion Village, which has undertaken a campaign to redefine what and where it is to Columbus residents and visitors.

Neighbors and business owners from the quiet enclave south of Downtown packed a Sept. 8 meeting to hear details of the Merion Village Gateways Initiative, which seeks to increase the area’s social and economic capital.

“The meeting was an outstanding success, but we have to maintain that,” said Bill Doughton, chairman of the Merion Village Gateways Workgroup. “With this campaign, we’re trying to reach more people and make them aware that they’re part of something down here.”