Downtown Columbus “will bounce back” from pandemic, CDDC leaders say

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) leaders are focusing on key developments they say will help the city’s downtown area resume the “upswing” it was experiencing when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Columbus Business First reports. Greg Davies and Amy Taylor, newly named CEO and president, respectively (see our June 11, 2021 blog post), “said they believe they will have a better understanding of what the downtown landscape will be like after Labor Day,” when many employers plan to resume requiring employees to work in downtown offices, according to the article. The CDDC is focusing on the Scioto Peninsula development, the Topiary Park Crossing apartments, and downtown strategic planning. One component of that strategic planning will be affordable housing, and Taylor said the CDDC is interested in hearing from the community as they explore how to best support that goal. For more, read the full article.

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