New Downtown Residents Want Groceries & Safety
Necessities Needed To Attract Downtown Residents
By Denise Yost
According to a recent study by Boulevard Strategies, 5,000 residents live in downtown Columbus. But more people work downtown than live in the area, even though there is a desire to.
Viewers said they like all the new option popping up downtown, but they want to make sure grocery stores are available like the Giant Eagle in Victorian Village, the Kroger in the Brewery District or the North Market.
Residents also want to make sure they’re safe. Police said that less than one percent of the aggravated assaults in the city happened in downtown last fall, adding that it helps that police headquarters is located there.