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New Board Members, Retiring CEO Point to New Direction for Downtown Development Group

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Board Members, Retiring CEO Point to New Direction for Downtown Development Group

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, the non-profit entity behind many large projects Downtown, appears to be shifting course after the appointment of new board members and the announced retirement of its President/CEO. Guy Worley’s last day will be May 31, according to a statement put out by the organization earlier this week. Worley led the […]

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Fast Forward: The Scioto Peninsula & East Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Scioto Peninsula & East Franklinton

In 2017, we featured East Franklinton and the Scioto Peninsula in our “Fast Forward” series, and a lot has changed since then. The vision for the Scioto Peninsula master plan has been completely redesigned and ground has broken, while newer projects have been announced. In this update to our “Fast Forward” series, we take a look at […]

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Timeline: A Look Back at the Events That Led to Today’s Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking

Brent Warren Brent Warren Timeline: A Look Back at the Events That Led to Today’s Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking

Today’s groundbreaking on the Scioto Peninsula is being celebrated as a milestone for Downtown Columbus, but it was a long time in the making. The seven-acre first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022, with the full 26-acre site perhaps being built-out in about a decade’s time. Here’s […]

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Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Leaders Celebrate Scioto Peninsula Groundbreaking at Uncertain Time for Downtown

Work will officially get underway today on a major new mixed-use development on the Scioto Peninsula. Now known as The Peninsula, the first phase of the new development will bring a 200-room hotel, 250,000 square feet of office space, 329 residential units and 1,400 parking spaces to about seven acres of land directly west of […]

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Design for New Downtown Riverfront Park Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design for New Downtown Riverfront Park Approved

A new three-acre Downtown riverfront park got a final stamp of approval from the Downtown Commission this morning. The park is designed to complement a bike and pedestrian bridge – already approved by the commission – which will connect the Olentangy Trail to the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard, where a new soccer stadium is […]

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Pedestrian-Friendly Street Approved For Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pedestrian-Friendly Street Approved For Scioto Peninsula

A new, pedestrian-focused street that will run through the center of the new Scioto Peninsula development was approved by the Downtown Commission yesterday. Also approved were two large parking garages that will sit next to the elevated railroad tracks that make up the western edge of the development. Brian Kinzelman, Principal of MKSK, explained that […]

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Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission

The Downtown Commission met virtually this morning, the first convening of the board since the spread of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of all such meetings in March. The agenda was longer than usual, with 11 applicants seeking certificates of appropriateness for their projects and another two going before the board for initial conceptual reviews. […]

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