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City Council Passes Downtown Public Restroom Proposal

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Passes Downtown Public Restroom Proposal

Columbus City Council passed legislation last night entering into agreement with Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District to install at least three new public restroom facilities Downtown. Funding for the project will come from the CARES Act’s Community Development Block Grant, received by the City of Columbus last year. Grant dollars must be used for activities […]

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What’s Next for Downtown?

Brent Warren Brent Warren What’s Next for Downtown?

By some measures, 2020 was a typical year for Downtown; it once again topped CU’s annual list of neighborhoods with the most announced and completed development projects, and new apartment buildings continued to open throughout the year. Several new, high-profile proposals were also unveiled – including one for a 30-story mixed-use tower on a North High Street […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to Downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two Downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of Downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer. Shownotes for […]

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CU Live: The State of Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans CU Live: The State of Downtown Columbus

In February, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District unveiled its annual report, detailing the development and progress of Downtown Columbus. We spoke with Marc Conte, Deputy Director of Research, Planning & Facilities to learn more about what the report indicates for the future of the city. Collectively, the report outlines that over $1.7 billion in […]

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Cleve Ricksecker to Retire as Head of Downtown Groups

Brent Warren Brent Warren Cleve Ricksecker to Retire as Head of Downtown Groups

The Downtown organizations behind initiatives like the Pearl Street Market and the C-Pass program announced yesterday that the founding executive director of both groups will be retiring at the end of May. Cleve Ricksecker has served as head of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) since 2000, when it was established – with funding […]

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Downtown Bus Ridership Has Doubled Over Past Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Bus Ridership Has Doubled Over Past Year

Thanks to a unique program that offers free bus passes to most Downtown workers, transit ridership for the Downtown area has more than doubled year-over-year since the program went into effect. The C-pass program is a collaborative effort between the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID), Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Central Ohio […]

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Next Phase of 70/71 Work to Start, Future Phases Now Funded

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Phase of 70/71 Work to Start, Future Phases Now Funded

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held a press event yesterday to mark the start of construction on the latest phase of Columbus Crossroads, the official name of the Interstate 70/71 split project. Also announced was a more certain future for the next three phases of the multipart effort, thanks to the recently-passed state transportation […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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