Where everything is just around the bend
This is The Peninsula in Downtown Columbus
This is The Peninsula, the next great neighborhood in Downtown Columbus. At the convergence of Downtown’s central business district and the historic Franklinton neighborhood, The Peninsula brings together the best of all worlds - just around the bend of the Scioto River.
Already on its way to becoming a lush, urban oasis, The Peninsula will have something for everyone: miles of waterfront views and pathways, acres and acres of parks and community greenspaces, conveniently connected bike trails, easy access to Scioto River canoeing and kayaking, and close to Downtown’s most popular places, happenings, and events, and steps away from Franklinton’s arts scene. Currently under construction, Phase I is also bringing thoroughly modern office spaces, a premier hotel, resort-style residential living, and exceptional shopping and dining experiences. But more is on the way and a transformational Phase II has been announced.
The Peninsula is more than a place. It’s a walkable, bikeable community. It’s a unique live-work-play lifestyle centered around culture, rooted in common interests, and infused with creativity.
Celebrate the grand opening of The Peninsula Phase I at a FREE block party bash! On Thursday, September 14 from 4-9 pm, come hang out in High Water Alley to celebrate the coolest new place to be in Columbus with ziplining, street games, street art, food trucks, craft beverages and live music. Hear from community leaders and the developers behind the Peninsula to celebrate this big win for Columbus and get excited for what's next.
Taking The Peninsula to spectacular new heights, the City of Columbus and master developer, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), are excited to announce The Peninsula Phase II. Partnering with top-tier Phase I developers The Daimler Group, Flaherty & Collins and Rockbridge, Phase II will feature additional office, residential and hotel spaces, paired with key amenities.
After the successful opening of Phase I, which includes 230,000 square feet of premier Class A office, 330 top-of-the-line residential units, and a 198-key, world-class boutique hotel, the time is right to move forward with Phase II. The Peninsula’s second phase will deliver:
There’s no place like home. Especially on the waterfront with remarkable views of the Scioto River and Columbus’ iconic skyline. Live where you work, dine, visit and sip, all within walking distance to Downtown’s major attractions, parks, trails, festivals and events. Living here, you will also enjoy resort-style amenities and perks, like easy parking, a rooftop pool, meditation garden, co-working space, fitness club and a multitude of community gathering spaces.
Developer: Flaherty & Collins
Contemporary and attractive offices designed with expansive and energetic workspaces to help you make the most of the workday. If that weren’t enough, easy access to shops, hot spots, convenient and accessible parking, and alluring city streetscapes are sure to invite collaboration and inspiration for your team. With unparalleled views of the downtown skyline, access to elevated outdoor spaces and rooftop bars, this overall office experience is best-in-class in Central Ohio. Learn More>>
Downtown Columbus and Franklinton are in the midst of an exciting transformation driven by a sense of place and strong local entrepreneurship. Welcoming locals and travelers seamlessly with energy and authenticity, this independent, lifestyle hotel will feature a destination restaurant, coffee shop, rooftop bar and gear garage. As a central gathering hub, the Junto will deliver a memorable experience and create a new, unique destination in the epicenter of Columbus.
Located just around the bend of the Scioto River as it flows through Downtown Columbus, The Peninsula will be a dense urban development surrounded by recreational opportunities and cultural gems, bringing together the best of all worlds. Location perks include:
• Views of the Scioto River and Downtown skyline
• 50 acres of new parks and gathering places
• Adjacent to the city’s premier festivals and events
• Moments away from more than 15 miles of connected trails - perfect for cyclists and avid runners
• Walking distance to all that Franklinton has to offer, including Land Grant, 400 West Rich, Brewdog, the Idea Foundry and more. For all the fun Franklinton has to offer, check out www.franklintonbot.org.
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CDDC is a private, non-profit development corporation with a mission to lead city-changing projects in the heart of Ohio’s capital city. CDDC served as the Master Developer for the Columbus Commons project, an award-winning, mixed-use development, and redeveloped the 700,000 square-foot Lazarus Office Building. In addition, CDDC developed key placemaking spaces such as the Scioto Mile and Dorrian Green, as well as cultural institutions like the first-ever satellite location of the American Museum of National History at COSI and the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
CDDC is leading the effort on The Peninsula and has selected development partners to execute the vision for an active, mixed-use 18-hour district.
Founded in 1983, The Daimler Group has developed, owned, constructed and overseen in excess of 20 million square feet of office, residential, retail and medical properties. As one of the leading developers in Central Ohio, Daimler performs approximately $150 million of annual construction volume. They have developed more than six million square feet of speculative office space and mixed-use developments.
Notable past projects include corporate headquarters for Big Lots and Ohio Health, 250 High, 80 on the Commons and New Albany Village.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Rockbridge has been investing in and building brands for over 22 years. The business has made more than 280 investments in 38 states worth over $9.8 billion in capitalization. Rockbridge’s continued success is a result of building a team and culture that are intensely collaborative, innovative, curious, and focused. These attributes are among a strong set that have positioned Rockbridge as a leading investor and partner. Rockbridge’s scope of work includes envisioning and branding world-class projects with independent branded hotels, as well as branded properties (Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, etc.).
Flaherty & Collins is the most active mixed-use, multi-family developer in the Midwest, with over one-half billion dollars currently in development.
Founded in 1993 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Flaherty and Collins has been ranked for the last eight years as a Top 50 developer nationally for multi-family developments based on the number of units built. They have produced 50+ properties and over 10,000 units. A full-service, fully integrated company with headquarters in Indianapolis, their team of professionals specializes in complex, infill development with a public-private component.
This is only the beginning
To date, nearly 80 companies – from architects to engineers to contractors – have been a part of building The Peninsula and bringing the vision to life.
The Peninsula is a 26-acre development bringing thoroughly modern office spaces, an independent, lifestyle hotel and resort-style residential living as a part of the initial phase, which broke ground on September 14, 2020.
More than simply buildings, The Peninsula will be about people. Here are just a few faces of folks who helped make this project possible.
Construction has started on The Peninsula. You can watch the historic moment marking the start of construction on this new, mixed-use, master-planned development now. We're turning dirt and turning over a new leaf for Downtown Columbus, but this i
Whether you’re looking to stand-up paddleboard, sit-down to a delicious meal, stay the night, stop by, take a stroll or settle in to a luxurious new residence, The Peninsula is the place for everyone.
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Yes, the Scioto Peninsula is located in Downtown Columbus. View Map
The Scioto Peninsula is a 56-acre development that extends from the Scioto River to the east and the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks to the west. The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is the master developer and the Downtown Commission has jurisdiction of the planning process.
While this development is located solely in downtown, its close proximity to Franklinton is significant. There’s momentum coming from both sides – the Central Business District to the east and Franklinton to the west – and it’s all converging on the Scioto Peninsula to create a culturally-bold, regional destination that feels exciting and unique. It’s planned to be a lively destination that feels like a city within a city.
Starting in the heart of The Peninsula, development will begin on 9 acres between Belle Street to the east, Capital Street to the north, Chapel Street to the south and the railroad tracks to the west. This first phase will include 240,000 square feet of office space developed by Daimler, 550 residential units developed by Flaherty & Collins, and a 197-room hotel developed by Rockbridge. Surrounding these uses will be first-floor retail space and a new 1,400-space public parking garage.
The residential units on the Peninsula will set a standard in the market with resort-style amenities and features. However, there will be affordable units included in the development with 10% of apartments reserved for those making no more than 100% of the area’s median household income (AMI) and another 10% for those making no more than 80% of AMI.
This is a bold vision for The Peninsula. With buildings that are 11-stories, eight-stories and six-stories, this is the densest first phase of a mixed-use development in the history of our city.
But this is just the start. As the development continues to get built out, we envision future phases will provide even greater density.
Despite more than a century’s worth of planning, The Peninsula has no residents. It’s home to cultural amenities like COSI and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, but not home to people…yet.
The new residences, office space and hotel will sit on what is today a sea of surface parking lots, which have been rendered obsolete with the completion of a new 640-space underground parking garage at Dorrian Green to the west of COSI.
As the Master Developer, CDDC selected three outstanding developers – Daimler, Flaherty & Collins and Rockbridge – to participate in the first phase of The Peninsula development. Each developer is best-in-class with a proven track record of success. The collaborative work between the developers, CDDC and the City of Columbus is another example of the public and private sectors working together to produce an incredible destination district for our city. Learn more.