Columbus Commons Picked For The Downtown Commission’s Harrison Smith Award
Columbus Commons, the public park created on the site of the demolished Columbus City Center retail mall, received the Downtown Commission’s award that recognizes notable center city developments.
The honor is named for zoning and development attorney Harrison Smith, who was the founding chairman of the commission and headed the panel for 12 years. He died in 2009. “The idea is to recognize those who have contributed to the positive redevelopment of downtown in a manner he would have liked,” said Jay Smith, Harrison Smith’s son.
The park opened in 2011. It has hosted approximately 250 events this year.