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Photos: Scioto Peninsula Park and Garage

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Scioto Peninsula Park and Garage

The Scioto Peninsula just got a bit greener (or at least it will next spring once the leaves return). The construction barricades are gone from the new Scioto Peninsula Park adjacent to COSI, and visitors have begun enjoying the area despite it not quite being 100% completed. The 6.5-acre park replaces a former surface parking […]

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List of Finalists Narrowed for Scioto Peninsula Project

Brent Warren Brent Warren List of Finalists Narrowed for Scioto Peninsula Project

Although the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) will not officially announce which team of developers is selected to build the 21 acre Scioto Peninsula redevelopment project until September, the list appears to be narrowing. Columbus Underground submitted a public records request for the proposals submitted by the four finalists, which were announced by the CDDC […]

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Hard Hat Tour: National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: National Veterans Memorial & Museum

The National Veterans Memorial & Museum is starting to take shape on the Scioto Peninsula. The unique building’s concrete shell is now in place and the surrounding land is being shaped to eventually hold 250 trees, a reflecting pool and a network of walking paths. Amy Taylor of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), which […]

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Fast Forward: East Franklinton & The Scioto Peninsula

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

As the City of Columbus continues to grow, many neighborhoods are evolving along with it. One area in particular that will see rapid transformation over the course of the next decade is the area just west of Downtown Columbus. Large-scale plans have been announced for the 21 acres of land adjacent to the Scioto River, now […]

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Four Finalists Named for Scioto Peninsula Development Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four Finalists Named for Scioto Peninsula Development Plan

The 21 acre Scioto Peninsula redevelopment project took another step forward today, with the announcement that four semi-finalists have been named through the project’s RFQ process. The project is being spearheaded by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC). “Seven development teams — which included 14 different development companies — submitted in response to the Request […]

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Never Built Columbus: Serpent Mound Canopy

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: Serpent Mound Canopy

For the first installment of our Never Built Columbus series, we looked back at some of the grand (and not-so-grand) ideas for the Scioto Peninsula. For our next installment, we are zooming in for a close-up look at the bridge that connects the peninsula to downtown. In 1995, Columbus artist Todd Slaughter’s proposal to place […]

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Construction Roundup: Italian Village, Downtown & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Italian Village, Downtown & More

Part two of this month’s Construction Roundup photo update takes us through Downtown Columbus, Italian Village, the Near East Side and the Scioto Peninsula areas to find out what’s going on with new development around Columbus. A variety of apartment, condo, office, government and parking structures are currently under construction in each of these neighborhoods, […]

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