State of Downtown: A Look at 2016 and Upcoming Trends

By Melissa Fast | 31 Jan, 2017

What’s progress look like, and how do downtown office, retail and residential markets affect the economic development of the urban core? Is Columbus at risk for the “Peak Millennial” reported in recent national news? Get an insider’s look and nab a seat (at a big discount) for the February 15 Columbus Metropolitan Club Luncheon: State of Downtown.

On February 15, Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts local leaders to discuss the State of Downtown. Led in discussion by moderator Cleve Ricksecker, otherwise known as Mr. Downtown, three panelists will discuss not only the major investments and booming housing construction, but they’ll also talk about the downtown growing pains, too.

Marc Conte of Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts, collects and analyzes data regarding the vitality of downtown Columbus, and he’s noticed some interesting trends. City of Columbus Director of Development Steven Schoeney leads a team dedicated to improving the economy and neighborhoods of Columbus, and downtown is paramount to a thriving region. Jordan Davis chairs the Create Columbus Commission, an appointed board of young professionals serving as the community’s foremost thought leaders on the young professional experience. Together the panel offers different and unique views about how and why the apartment occupancy is high, housing construction is booming, and the office market in the downtown core is a mixed bag.

Attendees of the Columbus Metropolitan Club Luncheon on February 15 will get first-hand scoop of a look back at 2016 as well as expected trends to come, and everyone can download the full report following the CMC Luncheon at DowntownColumbus.com/StateOfDowntown.

Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts provide clean and safe services in the downtown to support the development of Columbus as a clean, safe and fun place to live, work and play.

To register for the forum, click here. Make sure you use the “Friends of SID” registration option for the guest rate of $35, which is ten bucks off the $45 public rate. See you there.