Special Improvement Districts, Downtown Columbus

Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts were created by property owners in Downtown Columbus to provide services that support a safe, clean, vibrant, and welcoming downtown. Property owners in each special improvement district (SID) fund the program through assessments, and the board of trustees determines the focus. The map of both SID boundaries can be found here.

Capital Crossroads SID focuses on safety, cleaning, landscaping, homeless outreach, economic research, Downtown C-pass, and the Markets at Pearl. Discovery SID focuses on safety, homeless outreach, economic research, first-floor graffiti removal, and creative placemaking. Each SID employs ambassadors to patrol the streets and provide assistance, information, and a reassuring presence in Downtown Columbus

What’s Happening at Topiary Park and Garden

Situated in the heart of downtown Columbus’ Discovery District, Topiary Park and Garden is a 9.2-acre public park situated on the remains of the Old Deaf School Park that is open daily.

To create a welcoming environment this summer, the Discovery Special Improvement District is coordinating activities to the park such as food trucks, live music, yoga, outdoor movies and more.