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 2 a.m. Monday – Saturday and 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. The focus in CCSID is on safety, cleaning, landscaping, homeless outreach, business recruitment, Downtown C-pass and the Pearl Market. 

Services

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.  

Landscaping

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.

Cleaning

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 produce 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

Ambassadors are available to provide an escort to your destination or an umbrella when it rains. 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.

Trespassing

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

Graffiti Removal

Call or text us at (614) 228-5718 to discuss options for removal of first-floor graffiti.

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

Susan Ungar

Chair

Resident

Kermit Whitfield

Vice Chair

United Way of Central Ohio

Tyler Steele

Treasurer

Hines

Robert McCarthy

Secretary

Bricker & Eckler

Tom Matheny

Trustee (ex officio)

Downtown Residents Association of Columbus

Adrian Burns

Trustee (ex officio)

Columbus Chamber

James Schimmer

Trustee (ex officio)

Franklin County Economic Development Director

Todd Bemis

Trustee

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts

Michael Loges

Trustee

Central Ohio Transit Authority

Elonie Christian

Trustee

Huntington National Bank

Deborah Dee

Trustee

E.V. Bishoff Co.

Juan Laginia

Trustee

Crowne Plaza

Mark Lundine

Trustee

City of Columbus

Josh Macklin

Trustee

CDS Enterprise/Casto Organization

Tony Mathena

Trustee

Continental Downtown

Christopher Matousek

Trustee

Nationwide

Mark Stonebraker

Trustee

Capitol Square Limited

Amy Taylor

Trustee

CDDC/Capitol South

Jeffrey Wolf

Trustee

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