What’s next for the Bridge Street District?
Over the past three years, the City has been deeply engaged in an effort to redevelop the Bridge Street District into a much denser, mixed use, urban environment. Having completed the transformative visioning in 2010, implementation studies and adoption of the development code and zoning in 2012, there has been growing interest from local and national developers.
On December 10, 2012, Dublin City Council approved the purchase of 12.3 acres along Riverside Drive for the potential relocation of Riverside Drive and a future riverside park serving as a community focal point and centerpiece of the Bridge Street District. Concepts for an exciting new park and pedestrian bridge connecting the Historic District with new development opportunities on the east side of the river were unveiled to the community at the State of the City Address on March 14, 2013. The City will begin to evaluate project costs and timing in preparation for City Council’s upcoming five-year Capital Improvement Program discussions this summer.
While the City is focusing Bridge Street District planning efforts on the Scioto River corridor and the Historic District given the area’s high visibility and catalytic potential, conversations with developers and owners of land throughout the Bridge Street District continue.