Project Portfolio

Downtown Strategic Development Plan, Columbus, IN

  • Columbus Downtown Construction Boom

Downtown Strategic Development Plan, Columbus, Indiana



Market Analysis

Community Engagement

Redevelopment Planning

Implementation Strategies

Developer Recruitment

Public-Private Partnership Facilitation

Columbus Redevelopment Commission



Outstanding Project Award — Indiana Planning Association — 2005

The Challenge

Despite its modern architectural heritage, downtown Columbus was experiencing stagnation and a decline in its historic role as a dynamic regional center.

The Process

Public and private sector leadership was organized and engaged to understand market opportunities and realities and to solicit input and support for development priorities and public investment.

The Outcomes

DCI established a multi-faceted development program. The reconfiguration of a dormant downtown mall was identified as a key step in creating new market driven opportunities.  Strategically placed public parking was used as a redevelopment tool to encourage new mixt-use development activity.

Downtown Columbus has seen approximately $150 million in new public and private investment that includes; two new parking garages, two new hotels, several restaurants, 300 housing units and various retail shops have combined to reactivate Columbus as an employment and commerical center.

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