MKSK developed the master plan for the Scioto Greenways, and in 2013 removing the Main Street Dam narrowed and restored the river’s natural flow and improved the ecological systems and river habitat. Following the removal of the dam, the Scioto Greenways implementation added 33 acres of new greenspace to the Downtown Riverfront, 1.5 miles of additional multi-use paths and bikeway connectors, and new launch points for recreational river access for canoeing and kayaking.
The $35.5 million Scioto Greenways project is the result of a tremendous public-private partnership between the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, City of Columbus and numerous local, state and federal partner agencies and organizations. The greenways project is a transformational moment in the city’s history, beautifying the heart of Columbus and providing residents with new park space, recreational opportunities, and a restored riverfront.
PEOPLE INVOLVEDDarren Meyer + Chris Kimbrel + Tim Schmalenberger
SERVICES PROVIDEDMaster Planning + Urban Park Design + Construction Documentation
AWARDS / COMPLETE AWARDS LIST
2016 International Downtown Association Merit Award for Planning
2016 Ohio Chapter ASLA Award of Excellence
2016 Harrison W. Smith Award by the Columbus Downtown Commission