Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority, partners earn CDFA Excellence in Development Finance Award

The Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority was given the 2018 Council of Development Finance Agencies’ (CDFA) Distinguished Development Finance Project Award for its work on the Bridge Park parking garage project in Dublin, Ohio. The City of Dublin, Summit County Development Finance Authority and Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority were also recognized for their partnership on the project.

The award spotlights outstanding development finance programs, agencies, leaders and projects for excellence in the use – and championing –  of financing tools for economic development. Bridge Park is a $500 million public-private development project that gives Dublin’s Bridge Street District a walkable, urban community featuring more than one million square feet of office, retail, restaurant and housing space. The Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority began work on the project with developer Crawford Hoying in 2015, having issued over $280 million in bonds. 

Bricker & Eckler served as bond counsel for many elements of the financing and has represented Crawford Hoying for the Bridge Park project.

Economic Development, Financial Incentives