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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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More Details Unveiled for New Five-Story Short North Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Details Unveiled for New Five-Story Short North Building

A local development team returned to the Victorian Village Commission last night to present new details and visuals for a five-story building proposed for the northwest intersection of Third Avenue and High Street in the Short North. The project was first unveiled in January as a potential replacement for a single-story commercial building, but no […]

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Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus

"This is probably the most activity I've seen in Downtown in a couple of decades." — Marc Conte

The Downtown real estate market shows few signs of slowing down, according to the latest report from the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. Even though $116 million in new development projects were completed in 2016, there’s a collective $734 million still under construction at this moment, and another $1 billion in development still in the […]

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Sidewalk Clocks Return Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sidewalk Clocks Return Downtown

Members of the Downtown Residents Association (DRAC) set out nearly five years ago with a mission to repair and restore two Downtown clocks as a gift to the City of Columbus during its bicentennial celebration in 2012. That birthday gift may be a bit belated at this point, but the clocks have finally reappeared and […]

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Downtown Office Vacancy Rate Drops to 12.1 Percent

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Office Vacancy Rate Drops to 12.1 Percent

According to the latest data from the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, Downtown Columbus saw a continued decline in office vacancy rates, which have steadily fallen from 15.1 percent over the past two years, to a low of 12.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. While the continued strong demand for office space is […]

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Downtown Apartment Market Remains Strong with 96 Percent Occupancy Rate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Apartment Market Remains Strong with 96 Percent Occupancy Rate

The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and Discovery District Special Improvement District released their joint Year End report this week, which provides a detailed summary of the current state of Downtown Columbus. Many of the findings were expected results of growth trends that have continued over the past several years, including: The residential population of Downtown […]

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