[ Columbus, Ohio USA ]
The 75-acre Arena District in Columbus (Ohio) is a purpose-built recreation-oriented neighborhood, with some 300,000 SF of retail, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The district is situated around Nationwide Arena, where the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) and Columbus Clippers (AAA Baseball).
The district broke ground back in 1998.
Since those early days, the Arena District is evolved well beyond critical mass into a large-scale mixed-use district with hotels, office space, apartments, residential condominiums.
The Arena District was developed by Nationwide Realty Investors, an affiliate of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.