Reviving Downtowns with Cultural Institutions

Cities and developers are always looking for ways to revive aging downtowns and turn them into thriving areas. One strategy that has worked is to use cultural institutions as an anchor that attracts and keeps new residents and businesses. In Columbus, Ohio one such district is currently under development. Called the Discovery District, it will soon include multifamily, office, and retail space along with a library, museum, literary center, and parkland. These institutions are helping to create more desirable areas.