THE ARENA DISTRICT: CONNECTIVITY IS KEY TO
COLUMBUS’ DOWNTOWN URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Coleman lauded the Arena District for the way it has encouraged people to come in from the suburbs and invest in living, working and spending their leisure time in downtown Columbus.
“I think we’re seeing a resurgence of interest nationwide in the quality and amenities of a neighborhood’s `built’ environment,” the mayor observed.
“People are making more conscious decisions about where they want to live and work. People are looking for simpler, safer, more human-scale environments. I foresee developments like the Arena District, which provides such a great urban experience, will be very successful.”
Author Steve Wright is an award-winning journalist who has written about growth, development, architecture, town planning and urban issues for more than a decade.
He lives and works in a traditional, walkable, sustainable community in a restored historic home in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana.