Arena District: From Brownfield to Thriving Downtown Entertainment Destination*

This is a Learning-from-Place workshop, pre-registration is required to attend. Please click here to register for this workshop.

Discover how the Arena District master plan created a new, mixed-use, walkable, entertainment district on a former brownfield site. Participants will explore the unique connections (I-670 freeway cap and Arena Crossing), park and plaza spaces (McFerson Commons and North Bank Park), and streets (Nationwide Boulevard and Ludlow Alley) that seamlessly integrate the Arena District into downtown. This walking tour will also feature the district’s main attractions, including Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park, the future home of the Columbus Crew, music venues, and many restaurants.

Attendees of this workshop will:

  • Describe how to integrate a new district into an existing downtown core.
  • Understand how multiple connections and high-quality public spaces can support a pedestrian environment and meet the high automobile needs of an office and entertainment anchored district

Facilitator: Chris Hermann