On the eastern side of Downtown Columbus where arts, knowledge, and culture converge, the Discovery Special Improvement District (DSID) helps property owners create and maintain a safe, vibrant, diverse, distinctive, and walkable mixed-use neighborhood. We’re here to help from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday. The focus in the DSID is on safety, homeless outreach, graffiti removal, economic research, community engagement, and creative placemaking. You can view a map of the DSID boundaries here.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Columbus Public Library
Grant Medical Center
State Auto Insurance
Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus State Community College
City of Columbus
McTigue & Colombo LLC
Columbus College of Art and Design
Junior League of Columbus
Commercial One Realtors
Finance Fund Capital Corp.
Discovery District Development Corporation
Capital Law School