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Crew Gets Last of Approvals for Stadium

Brent Warren Brent Warren Crew Gets Last of Approvals for Stadium

With the steel frame of the upper bowl now clearly visible at the end of Nationwide Boulevard, representatives of the Columbus Crew SC went before the Downtown Commission this morning with a final round of approvals for their new stadium. Steve Lyons, the team’s Chief Business Officer, told the commission during today’s virtual meeting that […]

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Commission to Weigh in on New Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission to Weigh in on New Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge

The latest plans for a new pedestrian bridge and riverfront park near the new Crew stadium will be presented to the Downtown Commission next week. Building a bike and pedestrian bridge to connect the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard to the Olentangy Trail across the river is an idea that was first floated in 2015. […]

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Crew Stadium and Development Proposal Headed to Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Crew Stadium and Development Proposal Headed to Commission

The plan to build a new soccer stadium and mixed-use development on the western edge of the Arena District will gets its first hearing from the Downtown Commission next week. Update Aug 27, 2019: CLICK HERE for a closer look at the mixed-use proposal. Documents submitted to the City of Columbus show the proposed street […]

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First Look: Canopy by Hilton

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Canopy by Hilton

Correction: An email sent out by Columbus Underground incorrectly stated that the rooftop patio opens next week, but only the hotel itself is opening next week. Full details can be found below. The new Canopy by Hilton, at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd., will feature 167 hotel rooms and two restaurant concepts – one on the […]

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Arena District Movie Theater Will be Converted to Office Use

Walker Evans Walker Evans Arena District Movie Theater Will be Converted to Office Use

Anyone holding out hope that a movie theater would re-open in the Arena District can officially consider those hopes dashed. Nationwide Insurance announced today plans to convert the 31,000 square feet of space into a new “Innovation Center,” relocating workers from its “Refinery 191” innovation space next door. “The expansion of our innovation facilities reflects […]

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Proposal Calls for Apartments, Condos, Hotels and More on Vacant Land Next to Arena District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Apartments, Condos, Hotels and More on Vacant Land Next to Arena District

An ambitious proposal from Schottenstein Real Estate Group calls for transforming over 20 acres of vacant land next to the Arena District into a mixed use development featuring apartments, condominiums, retail and multiple hotels. “We’ve been working on assembling the parcels for a long time,” said Managing Partner Corey Schottenstein. “Now that we have both […]

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Work Starts on 12-Story Hotel Downtown, Rooftop Bar Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Starts on 12-Story Hotel Downtown, Rooftop Bar Planned

The former HER Realtors building at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd. has been demolished, and vertical construction is scheduled to start this summer on a 12-story hotel on the site. The Canopy by Hilton hotel will have 167 rooms and feature a first-floor bar and restaurant in addition to a rooftop bar with two separate outdoor […]

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