Since the only real progress made on the massive RiverSouth project has been the revamp of the old Lazarus building, I figured it was time to put this one back on the table for discussion.
If you’re unaware, the area defined as “RiverSouth” is a massive 20-acre plot of land on the south end of downtown, sandwiched between High Street and the Scioto River. The majority of this area is made up of flat parking lots, with just a few buildings sprinkled blocks apart from each other. The idea to develop this area was announced years ago, but not much has materialized in the way of a master plan for the project.
The four-block area at High/Mound/Front/Main will be the home to the new Franklin County Courthouse Complex which was announced to feature some sort of mixed-use development, but most of the rest of the area is unaccounted for.
So once again, the question is: How would you like to see this area redeveloped? More office skyscrapers? Residential towers? Green Space? Retail? Entertainment? Really, the sky is the limit when there’s this much room for improvement. Got any good ideas?