COTA to buy downtown Columbus Greyhound bus terminal for $9.5M, create mixed-use development

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will spend $9.5 million to buy the 2.45-acre site of the Greyhound bus terminal at 111 E. Town Street in downtown Columbus “so it can demolish it to make way for a multi-use redevelopment that will include a central COTA bus center,” The Columbus Dispatch reports. Terry Foegler, COTA’s chief development officer, said the transit function will be a “secondary aspect” of the redevelopment, saying the site “warrants more development” as a mixed-use project, according to the article. The new facility “will serve as a hub for COTA, including the planned Northwest Corridor that includes Olentangy River Road and the East-West Corridor along East and West Broad and East Main streets.” The Greyhound bus service “will move to COTA’s terminal in the Columbus Commons parking garage between East Rich and Main streets.” For more, read the full article.

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