Downtown's next great neighborhood is just around the bend of the Scioto River.
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 opened this fall; and the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery at COSI, which opened in November 2017.
With the construction of civic amenities well underway, CDDC has selected a development partner for the next phase of peninsula’s evolution – a vibrant, 18-hour, residential neighborhood. Indianapolis-based Buckingham Companies was chosen through a competitive RFP processes to develop a mixed-use development on the sites west of Belle Street to the railroad tracks. Buckingham’s initial plans for the neighborhood include up to1,700 residential units, up to 800,000 square feet of office, up to 150,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space and 150-room boutique hotel. With stunning views of the downtown Columbus skyline and just steps away from the transformed Scioto River, the Scioto Peninsula is poised to become the next great neighborhood.
From the Leaders
“Greenspace spurs new development, as evidenced by the Scioto Mile and Columbus Commons and the RiverSouth neighborhood. We’ve taken some of those lessons learned and applied them to this bigger site of 56 acres.”
- Guy Worley, CEO/President, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation
"We really have a development that we think is going to be a fantastic transition between downtown, the riverfront and Franklinton, so we're really excited about it."
- Steve Schoeny, Director of Development, City of Columbus
“Buckingham is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the CDDC, the City of Columbus and Franklin County on this transformative mixed-use development. Buckingham’s experience creating vibrant new neighborhoods is a natural match for the impressive vision that Columbus has for the Scioto Peninsula. We pride ourselves on building the right environment in the right place. Our design process is intensive and detailed, we’re very excited to get started.”
- Scott Travis, Senior Vice President Development, Buckingham Companies