What Does the Future of Downtown Columbus Look Like?

Downtown Leaders 2018

Downtown Columbus

By Derek Grosso

There’s no denying that Downtown Columbus has undergone a rebirth in recent years. With nearly a dozen major projects completed in 2017 and more than 30 additional projects currently under construction or near completion – including the $74 million Michael B. Coleman Governmental Center opening this week – overall downtown investments total a whopping $1.3 billion, according to the State of Downtown Columbus 2017 mid-year report. The iconic LeVeque Tower has been re-imagined to include residences, a modern French brasserie and bar, and the Hotel LeVeque. Millennial Tower (which will rise 27 stories) has recently been approved by the Downtown Commission. Dining options have also increased, with recent additions like Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Cosecha Cocina, Fox in the Snow (German Village), and Juniper rooftop lounge joining the local restaurant scene. And there’s plenty more to come!

With all of the buzz surrounding our downtown, we asked a group of Downtown Columbus leaders to answer three questions: “Which project are you most excited to see coming to downtown Columbus in the next 1-2 years?,” “Where do you see (or, where would you like to see) downtown Columbus growing over the next 10-20 years?,” and “What are 3 things that downtown Columbus needs right now?”

Click the name of each person to find out what they had to say!

Bob Bickis, Realtor at Smart Move Realtors and Catalyst at LiveDowntownColumb.US / WorkDowntownColumb.US / PlayDowntownColumb.US

Kacey Brankamp, Program Director, Downtown CPass at Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District

David A. Cofer, Jr., Executive Director at PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation)

Jennifer Davis, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager at Greater Columbus Convention Center

J. Averi Frost, Executive Director at Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce

Branden Givand, Owner at Flying Gent Men’s Shop

Brett Kaufman, CEO at Kaufman Development

Jeff Lafever, Co-Founder/Tour Coordinator at Columbus City Adventures

Bob Leighty, Executive Director at Parsons Area Merchants Association

Amy Schmittauer Landino, President at Downtown Residents’ Association of Columbus

Trent Smith, Executive Director at Franklinton Board of Trade

Amy Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at Columbus Downtown Development Corporation/Capitol South

Shiloh Todorov, Executive Director at German Village Society

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