With nearly 40 blocks to keep an eye on, you might only notice a red blur as a Discovery SID ambassador bikes by. Rest assured, collaboration is the name of the game in the SID. Ready with special radios, the SID, office managers and police make sure things are safe for all to enjoy. Not just that, we know life isn’t easy for everyone so trained homeless outreach specialists help people who are down on their luck. We’re here to help. Just ask.
See something that doesn’t look quite right? Give us a call. Walk by a coffee shop and see a graffiti tag on the side of the building? Yep, we can take care of that, too. Want to have some company walking back to your car after a late night? We’ve got you covered.
Keep our number handy because whether you live, work or play here, Downtown Ambassadors are here for you. Monday through Saturday, you can call from 6 a.m. – 2 a.m., 614-228-5718.
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.
Power-washing ambassadors are at the ready to clean up unsightly and unfortunate street-level building tags, if necessary.
When you need facts and figures about Downtown Columbus, including number of workers, residents, housing construction and investments, this is where to start.
This is a mid-year and year-end look at growth and vitality within our central business district.
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.
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.
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.
To get stuff done, work together, right? Behind the scenes, the SID connects security managers and the police in real-time radio communication.
Grant Medical Center
Motorists Insurance Company
Columbus State Community College
State Auto Insurance
Capital University Law School
Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Metropolitan Library
City of Columbus
Junior League of Columbus
Autobody Supply Company
Commercial One Realtors
Carlile Patchen & Murphy
Discovery District Development Corporation