The City of Columbus today announced plans to replace the empty mall with a new park. The new park, named Columbus Commons, will be surrounded with businesses and residences and included eight new buildings.
In November 2007 the City of Columbus took control of the mall after fierce competition from suburban malls had driven more and more business away from City Center. After Federated removed it’s department store in 2003, it became clear to many people that City Center had a grim future.
Mayor Coleman is seeking $15-16 million in funds from the federal stimulus money for the demolition. The residences around park would help spur economic growth. NBC reported, “to make it retail, the city and developers needed people who would live Downtown. “
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