Restore High Street as Downtown's Commercial Corridor
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High Street has always been a primary commercial corridor of Downtown Columbus, and the City as a whole. High Street is the hub of government, commercial and entertainment activity. It is the common thread that links the Convention Center, the Arena District, the State House, office towers, numerous theaters and the Franklin County Government Complex together. Despite these attributes, however, High Street fails to feel vibrant through the entire length of Downtown because of several stretches of under-utilized properties, vacant lots and buildings, and surface parking lots.
The concept for restoring High Street as Downtown's commercial corridor builds on the Mayor's Mile On High Incentives by proposing an improved corridor that offers on-street parking and a revitalized streetscape, while still accommodating transit and traffic demands. These changes will allow ground floor retail storefronts to be more successful, attract infill development and bring more people to High Street.