From the Scioto Mile to Columbus Common s to the award-winning baseball stadium to the nationally ranked Columbus Metropolitan Library and Columbus Museum of Art , the landscape changes the way we live, work and play.
We have a little ways to go, but that's okay because we are open and smart.
Community and collaboration are the names of the game. In this city, you can do anything whether you call ColumbUS home or headquarters.
CDDC and Capitol South Development take the lead on landscape altering projects downtown. Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and Discovery Special Improvement District help keep downtown the clean, safe and fun.
Open and smart, funky and friendly. Downtown is where you want live, work and play.
Experience the urban alleys during Pearl Market , relax in Columbus Commons during summer concerts, play in the fountains along Scioto Mile , and dine in world-class restaurants. Let loose while you shop, boogie down, and feel the vibrancy of our downtown core.
The Downtown Walking Map (11" x 17") will help you find your way around. If you need it a little smaller, try this one . Or, if you want a bunch more for your friends, call (614) 228-5718. In this city, you can do it all, and downtown is the only place to be.
Whether you want to park and walk, ride a bus or hop on a bike getting around Dowtown is easy.
Commuting Options - RideSolutions
MORPC's RideSolutions offers information and programs on sustainable commuting options including the added benefit of the Guaranteed Ride Home program, a free service that reassures RideSolutions commuters won't be stranded at work in the case of emergency, unexpected overtime or in the absence of their driver.
How to Get Around by Bike, Bus or Car
This handy web site describes the many options for getting around by bike, bus or car including CoGo bike share, CBUS circulator and car2go car sharing.
Way Finding Sign System
Thanks to a partnership between the City of Columbus and Capital Crossroads SID, pedestrians can find map kiosks throughout downtown. Look for the blue information "i" signs, which include restaurants, retail stores, hotels, parking garages and surface lots, theaters and churches all within a five-minute walk of the sign.
Motorcycles, mopeds and motor scooters may legally park anywhere cars and trucks park according to current City Code, and there are specially designated locations just for two-wheeled motorized vehicles that display a special permit .
For a list of road closing and traffic updates, please visit Paving the Way.
Come downtown. Live downtown. It's all here, close to everything β and everybody. You'll never need (or want) to leave. Finding the perfect place to call home is easy and choices abound.
See yourself in an industrial-style or urban loft? We have that. Spacious townhome? Absolutely. Luxury penthouse with panoramic view? Of course. And, the services and amenities available make living downtown open, smart and sustainable.
Take your own tour with our Downtown Walking Map. Download the full size map (11" x 17") or try a smaller map (8" x 11") . Either way, you're gonna love what you find. If you need some fancy, schmancy pocket-size maps for your friends let us know , we'd be happy to send you some.
Oddly enough, building up our Downtown hasn't only been about building brick and mortar buildings.
It's been about building relationships... and building communities. It's what happens between the buildings and what happens inside the buildings.
All of these elements working together have brought Columbus to its very core; Downtown. Today, it's where Columbus lives, works and plays.
Seeing is believing. Come see for yourself.
In this city, you can do anything. Downtown's entrepreneurial spirit thrives, making this a great time to invest in downtown's new vitality, evident in the new homes, businesses, restaurants and bars popping up throughout the downtown core .
Places like Columbus Commons and the Scioto Mile bring state-of-the-art landmarks and economic growth to our city.
Thanks to the investment of billions of dollars and backed by one of the most successful public-private partnerships in the history, the City of Columbus , Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District , Columbus Downtown Development Corporation and Capitol South and many more have achieved unprecedented success in making downtown the place to be and be seen.
Big-time developers are working side by side creatives, and It's a perfect time to be downtown.