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 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 Peninsula was completed in 2015, as the Scioto Greenways riverfront restoration project opened to the public.
Focus on greenspace and cultural amenities continued with the construction of the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum, which opened October 27, 2018; Dorrian Green and the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery at COSI, both of which opened in November 2017.
With the construction of civic amenities well underway, CDDC has selected development partners for the next phase of The Peninsula’s evolution – a vibrant, 18-hour, residential neighborhood. Initial plans for the neighborhood include up to 1,800 residential units, up to 2,000,000 square feet of office, and 400 hotel rooms, developed over 10-15 years. The first phase of this development broke ground on September 14, 2020 and now The Peninsula is on its way to becoming the next great neighborhood in Downtown Columbus.
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 (CDDC)