Capital Crossroads SID

Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District supports the development of downtown Columbus as a clean, safe, and fun place to live, work, and play. We’re here to help from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday.

The focus in the Capital Crossroads SID is on safety, cleaning, landscaping, homeless outreach, wayfinding signage, compiling the State of Downtown economic report, Downtown C-pass, and the Pearl Market. You can view a map of the CCSID boundaries here.

Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is an association of 500 commercial and residential property owners in the core, 38 blocks of Downtown Columbus founded in 2001.



Safety and Security

We have a team of professionals keeping downtown safe and secure. Our safety ambassadors patrol downtown by bike in conjunction with special duty police officers. Our award-winning security network tracks downtown activity by radio in real-time. Together they can respond to situations quickly. Call or text us at (614) 228-5718, we’re here to help. 

Homeless Outreach

Our outreach specialists connect people experiencing homelessness with shelter, permanent housing, and other assistance. They have helped hundreds of people downtown access services and move off the streets. Call or text us at (614) 228-5718 if you see someone needing assistance. Our specialists engage people on the street, in our office, at the Open Shelter, and at the Main Library throughout the week.  


Our clean team keeps downtown looking beautiful with landscaping on Nationwide Boulevard, Gay Street, the planters around Capitol Square, and the High Street hanging baskets. The team also trim trees and control weeds on downtown sidewalks.


Our clean team removes litter and leaves to keep downtown clean year-round. They also remove snow from crosswalks and handicap ramps. Call or text us at (614) 228-5718 if you see an area that needs attention. 

State of Downtown

Each year, SID staff produces the State of Downtown Economic Development Report. SID staff is also available to provide custom economic development research. Please contact Marc Conte at (614) 591-4507 for more information.

Downtown C-pass

Downtown C-pass is an innovative partnership between the property owners in the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (CCSID), MORPC and COTA. It provides eligible employees and residents CCSID with unlimited access to the entire COTA bus system. 

Ambassador Assistance

Our dedicated on-street SID ambassadors are available seven days a week to provide an escort, directions, and recommendations on where to eat. They can also jump-start your car or fix a flat bike tire. Call or text us at (614) 228-5718, we’re here to help.


Call or text us at (614) 228-5718 to report trespassing on private property.

Graffiti Removal

The SID provides complimentary graffiti removal for property owners within the SID boundaries. Call or text us at (614) 228-5718 to discuss options for the removal of first-floor graffiti. Or click here to download the Consent Form.

Dogs of Downtown

Are you a downtown resident with a dog or visiting downtown with your best friend? Click here to see a map of dog waste stations where you can find a bag to pick up.

Board Members

Tyler Steele



Robert McCarthy

Vice Chair

Bricker & Eckler

Jason Gay



Juan Laginia



Tom Matheny

Trustee (ex officio)

Downtown Residents Association of Columbus

James Schimmer

Trustee (ex officio)

Franklin County Economic Development

Elonie Christian


Huntington National Bank

Sue Darby


YMCA of Central Ohio

Marci Grime


Lifestyle Communities

Mark Lundine


City of Columbus

Tony Mathena


Continental Downtown

Christopher Matousek



Angel Mumma



Doyle Rausch



Mark Stonebraker


Capitol Square Limited

Amy Taylor


CDDC/Capitol South

Susan Ungar