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The Scioto Mile is a $40+ million investment in Downtown Columbus’ Riverfront. Under the direction of Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), which was created in 2002 to lead Downtown redevelopment and implement the Downtown Strategic Plan, The Scioto Mile is just one part of the City’s five-part revitalization plan. The two major elements of the Scioto Mile are the Promenade and the renovated Bicentennial Park. More information can be found at www.sciotomile.com.

Scioto Mile Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Summer

Randi Walle Randi Walle Scioto Mile Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Summer

For the past several summers, the space along the Scioto Mile has been an endless source of activities. The opening of the fountains at Bicentennial Park in 2011 have been a major attraction drawing families with young children to the area. The Milestone 229 restaurant offers lunch, brunch and dining that draws in a crowd […]

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CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

You can already tour Columbus on a segway or in a van, and soon you’ll be able to tour the city on a bike as well. The brand-new CBUS Bike Tours business will be launching out of a small space at 92 North Front Street, starting in June. “This idea has always been something in the back […]

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The Best Public Art in Columbus of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best Public Art in Columbus of 2015

2012 — the year Columbus celebrated its bicentennial birthday — was also a big year for public art installations. That celebration has continued with more works of art being installed throughout the city well into 2015. We decided to ask our readers for the first time about their favorite public art displays of the year, […]

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Best Urban Development in Columbus of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Urban Development in Columbus of 2015

There were many new development projects announced in 2015, many that were under construction in 2015, and many that were completed in 2015. When we polled our readers on the best of the best of the year, many pointed toward the completion of the Scioto Greenways development, which transformed the Scioto River through the heart […]

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Interview: The Urbanophile Checks Back in on Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: The Urbanophile Checks Back in on Columbus

Many Columbus Underground readers are familiar with Aaron Renn, who writes the popular Urbanophile blog. The site, which features opinion, analysis and discussion on a range of urban issues, has showcased Columbus on a number of occasions. Renn came to Columbus in late 2010 as a featured speaker of the Columbus Metropolitan Club – an […]

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Columbus Zoo Unveils Details of New Downtown Attraction

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Zoo Unveils Details of New Downtown Attraction

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium unveiled new details of their proposed “Downtown Adventure” attraction. The project, slated for a three-acre triangle of land across West Town Street from COSI, would feature interactive animal exhibits arranged around a multi-level tree sculpture. Visitors would climb up and through a rain forest habitat and be presented with options; […]

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Milestone 229 Reveals New Fall Menu & New Executive Chef

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Milestone 229 Reveals New Fall Menu & New Executive Chef

Milestone 229 is more than just a destination restaurant. Sure, it sits on the Scioto Mile and offers one of the most breathtaking, and romantic, views in the city, but there’s more to Milestone 229 than just the panorama. It’s a restaurant making almost everything from scratch, and exposing visitors to the best of what […]

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