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Best Urban Development of 2012: The Downtown Hilton Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Urban Development of 2012: The Downtown Hilton Hotel
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2012 was a good year for urban development, with dozens upon dozens of projects built or announced, and 2013 promises to have more of the same.

When we asked our readers which development this year was their favorite, they picked out the new Hilton Dowtown Columbus hotel to take first place. The new 14-story $140 million hotel opened in October in between the Convention Center and Arena District, providing 500 new full service rooms to the Downtown area. The new hotel also includes the Gallerie Bar & Bistro, an upscale french restaurant run by local chef Bill Glover. The Hilton Dowtown Columbus is expect to bring new convention goers and other visitors into Downtown, where they are a short walk from The North Market, the Short North and many other urban destinations.

The Top 10 Urban Developments of 2012:

  1. The Hilton Downtown Columbus
  2. Columbus Commons Apartments
  3. Jeffrey Park
  4. Neighborhood Launch Apartments
  5. The Hubbard
  6. Scioto Mile / RiverSouth
  7. The Joseph
  8. 400 West Rich Street / Dinin’ Hall
  9. Franklinton
  10. Grandview Yard

Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2011 – The Scioto Mile
Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2010 – Wonderland
Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2009 – City Center Demolition
Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2008 – Gay Street Development

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3 Responses to Best Urban Development of 2012: The Downtown Hilton Hotel

  1. heresthecasey December 30, 2012 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm

    Best fashion store?

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker December 30, 2012 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm

    Doh. Thanks for catching that. I’m super sick today and attempted to do this post through a nyquil-induced haze this morning. I knew I’d mess something up.

    Fixed!

  3. heresthecasey December 31, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am

    No problem. Love reading through these lists every year! Wish I had read my email in time to cast a vote!

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