In the central business district, you’ll see our clean team watering flowers, power washing sidewalks, sucking up leaves and even picking up a few things you don’t want to step in. While you’re out and about, wave to our safety ambassadors as they cruise by on their bikes. Behind the scenes, Downtown Ambassadors, security managers and the police make sure that Downtown remains safe. Bottom line. We’re here to help. Just ask.
Walk by Broad and High at lunch and see something that looks a little off? Call us. Almost step in something that Fido left behind on the sidewalk? Yep, we can take care of that, too. Get stuck in the office late at night and want someone to walk you to your car or bus stop? Our Downtown Ambassadors will keep you company.
Keep our number handy because whether you live, work or play here, Downtown Ambassadors are here for you. Monday through Saturday, call us from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday we’re around 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Just let us know what you need by calling (614) 228-5718. Nothing is too big or small.
We know you care—we all do. Sometimes you might want to give spare change to a panhandler. But what if you’re just feeding an addiction? Instead, give kindness by donating to an organization that truly helps the homeless.
No pretending. Homelessness is a problem all over, and we’re trying to make a difference. Two, full-time specialists make it their business to connect people in need with services. It’s like giving a hand up instead of a hand out.
Umbrella-carrying ambassadors are just a phone call away if you need rain cover while in the Capital Crossroads SID.
Power-washing ambassadors are at the ready to clean up unsightly and unfortunate street-level building tags, if necessary.
To get stuff done, work together, right? Behind the scenes, the SID connects security managers and the police in real-time radio communication.
Marketing a new-to-Downtown small business is easier, thanks to complimentary, short-term consulting and strategic planning from CCSID.
When you need facts and figures about Downtown Columbus, including number of workers, residents, housing construction and investments, this is where to start.
Take a look at the growth and vitality within our central business district.
Small businesses need all the help they can get, so CCSID helps connect entrepreneurs to available space—with square footage sized just right for them.
Pedaling from the Topiary Park to Roosevelt Coffee to Franklin University and everywhere in between, our safety ambassadors rack up the miles as they bike through the Discovery District. They’re not hard to miss in red and black uniforms. Oh, and they’ll be the ones smiling and waving as they ride by.
The weatherman promised sunny skies, but looking out your office window tells a different story. Give us a call at (614) 228-5718. An ambassador will come to the rescue—umbrella in hand. Or, if you get stuck in the office late after a client meeting, Downtown Ambassadors will walk you to your car or bus line.
Downtown is safe, and we plan on keeping it that way. To stay ahead of the game, the SID hires special-duty police officers to work with our Downtown Ambassadors.
Have you noticed all the hanging baskets along High Street from Fulton Avenue to Nationwide Boulevard, or the planters all around Capitol Square? Capital Crossroads takes the lead on beautification projects all over Downtown. If it’s blooming (and in the public right of way), we’re probably keeping it pretty.
Our Clean Team—sporting yellow and black uniforms—keep Downtown spiffy all year long picking up trash (and even some unmentionables). You might also see them power washing sidewalks or newspaper racks. As temps turn cool, they suck up the falling leaves, too—last year they bagged more than 5 tons of leaves. And when the snow hits the ground, our Clean Team morphs to Winter Warriors—keeping the crosswalks and street drains free of snow.
United Way of Central Ohio
Bricker & Eckler
Immediate Past Chair
Trustee (ex officio)
Downtown Residents Association of Columbus
Trustee (ex officio)
Trustee (ex officio)
Franklin County Economic Development Director
Columbus Association for the Performing Arts
Central Ohio Transit Authority
Huntington National Bank
E.V. Bishoff Co.
City of Columbus
CDS Enterprise/Casto Organization
Capitol Square Limited