Ludlow Alley, Arena District

Ludlow Alley, Arena District Columbus, Ohio

Services Provided

Landscape Architecture
Construction Documentation

People Involved

Karen McCoy
Tim Schmalenberger
John Petrushka

A vibrant urban entertainment district merges old and new to create ambiance and excitement.

Ludlow Alley is a thriving nightlife corridor and entertainment destination that has become the active center of the Arena Distict for social gatherings, atmosphere, and dining. Linked to the Nationwide Arena's front door, Ludlow Alley thrives with social gatherings and dining experiences on game days and throughout the week. Defined by a mix of new architecture and historic buildings, Ludlow Alley connects the Arena District to downtown via a pedestrian-only alleyway.

Made of reclaimed brick pavers, the alley harkens to past times by mixing pedestrians, automobiles, and service areas in true urban character. A relocated historic road bridge, converted into a pedestrian walkway, maximizes pedestrian access and connects the Arena District with the North Market neighborhood and beyond, serving as an integral piece of downtown.


Concept and schematic design, design development, construction documentation and observation came together to create the success of this project.