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Downtown Data Dashboard

Grant Medical Center is slated for a $400 million transformation, which will add hundreds of new jobs
A more than $290 million investment, the 32-story Merchant Building is currently under construction
The Peninsula's $250 million Phase 1 opened in September 2023

Downtown Columbus on the rise

The trajectory of Downtown Columbus continues to soar, reflecting a landscape marked by innovation, growth, and investment. While the figures speak volumes, it’s impossible to quantify the energy of the streets when the city is buzzing with employees, residents, and visitors – you simply have to experience it firsthand.

Major investments & retail

In Downtown Columbus, construction volume continues to surge, evidenced by the multitude of cranes dotting the skyline, signaling ongoing growth and development.

  • 31 proposed projects ($1.7 billion)
  • 21 projects under construction ($1.1 billion)
  • 16 completed projects ($228 million) 
  • 21 new retail businesses opened


Downtown Columbus continues to be a premier place to live, with an influx of residential amenities and units contributing to the ongoing upward trend in population.

  • 12,000 residents  
  • 16,400 projected residents by 2026
  • 90% apartment occupancy


Downtown is Columbus’ place to play, offering signature events, cultural festivals, renowned cultural institutions, and an array of new luxury and lifestyle hotel rooms.

  • 5.1 million unique visitors spent time in Downtown Columbus in 2023*
  • Together they made 27.7 million visits to Downtown*

Office & Employment

Downtown remains the economic engine for the city and region, generating income tax revenue that funds crucial services for Columbus neighborhoods, including snow removal, trash and recycling, fire, and police.

  • 90,100 workers came to work Downtown at least once in  2023*
  • 63,863 employees are working downtown a week on average*
  • Employees spend 3.3 days in the office per week on average*
  • 21.3 percent vacancy rate 


*Data is provided by All other data is sourced from the 2023 State of Downtown.