Downtown's next great neighborhood is just around the bend of the Scioto River. While the Scioto Peninsula is an often-planned section of Downtown, action has been slow... until now.
Prioritized as a key project in the 2010 Downtown Strategic Plan, the goal of the Scioto Peninsula is to create an active, mixed-use development anchored by a cultural district. As we’ve seen in other parts of Downtown, greenspace is a catalyst for redevelopment. Fittingly, the first project along the Scioto Peninsula was completed in 2015, as the Scioto Greenways riverfront restoration project opened to the public.
Focus on greenspace and cultural amenities continues with the construction of the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum, which broke ground in December 2015; the Scioto Peninsula Park and Garage; which broke ground in September 2016; and the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery at COSI, which is expected to debut in late fall 2017.
With the construction of civic amenities well underway, CDDC is seeking master developer for the next phase of peninsula’s evolution, including residential, office, hotel and retail uses. With stunning views of the downtown Columbus skyline and just steps away from the transformed Scioto River, this 21-acre site on the Scioto Peninsula is poised to be the region’s next great neighborhood.