Affordable housing never looked so good.

Historic architecture in an amenity-rich environment, Topiary Park Crossing is making the dream of downtown living possible for more people.


For more than a decade the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), in partnership with the City of Columbus, has driven development to revitalize and reinvigorate Downtown Columbus, transforming it into the vibrant urban core it is today and something the whole of Central Ohio can take pride in. Now, Topiary Park Crossing is making urban living more attainable than ever.

This project will feature 98 units, a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, for residents at 60%, 80% and 100% of Area Median Income (AMI).

Construction is slated to begin in 2022 and is expected to be completed in Fall 2023.


497 E Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Located in Downtown Columbus’ Discovery District, Topiary Park Crossing will be steps away from some of the best culture Columbus has to offer including the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Museum of Art, and of course, Topiary Park.

Topiary Park Crossing is also within walking distance of shops and retail, as well as key employment centers and educational opportunities including Columbus State Community College, Franklin University, Grant Hospital, State Auto Insurance, Encova Insurance and the Ohio Statehouse.


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More information about how to become a resident at Topiary Park Crossing will be available at a later date. Check back for updates. 

Project Partners

City of Columbus

The City of Columbus, under the leadership of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council, is committed to addressing the need for affordable housing, one of the greatest challenges facing our community and a critical component of a thriving, inclusive city. As the region continues to grow, the City is actively ensuring that residents who work in the region can afford to live here.

For more about the City of Columbus, visit the city's official website at


CDDC is a private, non-profit development corporation with a mission to lead city-changing projects in the heart of Ohio’s capital city. Capitol South, along with its sister organization the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, 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, the organizations 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. Together these projects have attracted more than $400 million in private development.


Founded in 1910 with the mission to build, serve, and lead while supporting the community and enriching lives, Elford has strived to make construction a positive experience for everyone, from the workers that are constructing the sites to the people that make the buildings their home. Their combination of leading-edge technology, extensive internal training programs, award-winning safety programs, and team of experienced, and dedicated professionals ensures they always deliver a finished product of uncompromising quality. Elford has constructed more than 4,500 residential units and led more than $800 million in multifamily development in the last five years. With over 60 projects in Ohio alone, Elford is a regional leader in construction, development and commercial real estate.

Moody Nolan

The largest African American owned and managed design firm in the country, Moody Nolan designs more than $850 million of building construction each year, with multi-family housing and mixed-use development among the firm’s primary areas of specialization. Moody Nolan has been involved in the assessment, design, renovation and construction of more than 10,000 housing units over the firm’s history and completed projects for public housing authorities in Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, and Tennessee. Their experience includes a wide variety of housing facility types such as market-rate developments, low-income housing student residence halls, elderly housing, residential renovations, historic tax credits and mixed-use development, totaling 5,600 affordable housing units since 2015.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The project will break ground in March of 2022 to be completed in Fall 2023.

This project will feature 98 units, including a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.

Located right across the street from one of the City’s most charming green spaces, only a block away from the Main Library and situated within a key historic residential neighborhood, Topiary Park Crossing is at the crossroads of many of the community’s gems.

In addition to the valuable location, the building itself will feature an exterior amenity deck on the second floor and a multi-purpose room envisioned to be programmed regularly and open to residents.

Those currently making 60%, 80% or 100% of Area Median Income (AMI) will be eligible to live at Topiary Park Crossing. For the latest information on Area Median Income in Columbus, click here.

More information about how to become a resident at Topiary Park Crossing will be available at a later date. Once information is available, we will post it on this website, as well as other communication outlets.

Committed to making Downtown Columbus more accessible to everyone, the City of Columbus and CDDC are partnering on the Topiary Park Crossing workforce housing project in an effort to support the expansion of Columbus’ affordable housing supply and continue to make Downtown Columbus accessible to more members of our community.