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Rapid 5 Waterways Project Moving Forward Quickly in 2021

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rapid 5 Waterways Project Moving Forward Quickly in 2021

It’s been over a year since we’ve heard much about the Rapid 5 project, and that has been entirely intentional. This waterways plan could redefine and interconnect Central Ohio’s five main rivers and was first unveiled in late 2019, but once the coronavirus pandemic began just a few months later, the leadership team behind the […]

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Paddle in the City · 2018 Spring River Cleanup

  Paddle in the City · 2018 Spring River Cleanup

Join us for first River Cleanup along the Scioto River to start the 2018 paddle season. Participants can join the HERO crew for a guided paddle through the heart of downtown Columbus and the award winning Scioto Mile in a kayak or canoe or paddle board. Once past the urban landscape, we will enter the […]

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Wagenbrenner on Plans for a New Bike Path, Plus More Details on the Big Quarry Announcement

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wagenbrenner on Plans for a New Bike Path, Plus More Details on the Big Quarry Announcement

When Columbus Underground spoke with Joseph Reidy, General Counsel for Wagenbrenner Development, about plans for a new Metro Park and mixed-use development on former quarry land off of Trabue Road, there was plenty of useful information that didn’t make it into the main story. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some additional excerpts from that conversation, […]

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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: The Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Given the sheer number of development concepts, neighborhood plans, and other types of proposals that we write about every year, it can be easy to lose track of them – some are realized after a long delay, some are modified beyond recognition, and some quietly disappear without ever being built. Inspired by the recent book Never […]

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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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