Causes: Economic Development
Mission: Planning, development, and management of projects for the revitalization of downtown columbus. Please see part i, line 1 and schedule o for continuation of the significant activities statement.
Programs: Cddc continues with the implementation of the strategic business plan developed with community input and promulgated by the mayor and city council. These efforts include the renovation of a former downtown department store into premier office and retail space, development of downtown parks through the oversight of the scioto mile park and the scioto greenways project, the construction of a new national veterans memorial and museum and the development of the downtown scioto peninsula. National veteran's memorial and museum - the project's design was completed and construction commenced in late 2015. Construction is expected to continue through mid 2018. Scioto peninsula - in 2016, cddc entered into an agreement with the center of science and industry (cosi) and the american museum of natural history (amnh) to bring amnh exhibits to cosi. Cddc is managing construction of the new exhibit space, which is expected to open in november 2017. Planning and development of the remaining components of the scioto peninsula master plan will continue into 2017 and beyond.