A new set of pioneers, those of the “urban” variety, will soon be headed back into the area that was the genesis of modern-day Columbus – Franklinton. The Scioto Peninsula/Franklinton area, which was the location of the area’s first settlement, continues its metamorphosis into the next great urban neighborhood. Within the next few years, this area will be the location of the National Veterans Memorial & Museum, a new parking garage and park at COSI, and multiple mixed-use projects from some of the city’s top-notch developers. This area, once known as “The Bottoms,” is on the brink of rising to the top!
Today’s Business First Power Breakfast featured a panel discussion with those planting stakes in the neighborhood and planning for its turnaround, including Brett Kaufman, CEO, Kaufman Development; Keith Myers, Associate Vice President, Planning and Real Estate, The Ohio State University; Bill Riat, Partner, Casto; and Guy Worley, President & CEO, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation. The program’s opening remarks came from Kenny McDonald, President & CEO of Columbus 2020 and were followed with a keynote by Mayor Andrew Ginther of the City of Columbus.
EMH&T is proud to be a part of this historic development effort. Working with these public and private organizations, we are helping lay the new utility and infrastructure foundations that will support this next great Columbus neighborhood.
Watch a video about the area’s development here: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/video/U2b3FyOTE6zSkIriMRmA5mttPNN86i0i?autoplay=1#ooid=U2b3FyOTE6zSkIriMRmA5mttPNN86i0i
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