Downtown Concierge

See what is planned for a new Downtown development

Columbus will have to wait a little longer for a new skyscraper.

The plan for a new 21-acre mixed-use district just west of COSI is moving forward without the twin 30-story residential towers initially envisioned, as Indianapolis-based Buckingham Companies was officially named late Tuesday as the selected developer.

The Dispatch first reported the expected selection of Buckingham in October.

Buckingham was chosen from a field of seven…

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Signs of growth seen high above Downtown skyline

In some cultures, cranes are a good omen. It’s said the regal, long-necked birds are symbols of longevity, good fortune and success.

Want to know what’s in store for Columbus’ Downtown area?

Look for the cranes — the mechanical ones.

Crawler cranes, tower cranes, articulating boom cranes migrate like mammoth metallic birds, popping up in the sky whenever an area is deemed “promising,” “up-and-coming” or “full of potential.”

“I think right now we can be coined the ‘Crane City,’” said Guy Worley, president and CEO of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation.

When the nonprofit development organization was formed in 2002, it had a lofty goal: to make Columbus one of the most-attractive center cities in the country.

“I think if you go back 10, 15 years, we were a downtown with a lot of dreams,” said Worley…

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1 million more people? Columbus on verge of growth spurt

Flying cars never took off. Humans haven’t colonized the moon. Hoverboards that fly high in the air still haven’t materialized outside the big screen.

We’ll forgive the prognosticators of the past for missing the mark…

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