In Columbus, Ohio, the Main Street Dam had—over the course of time—altered the natural channel and over-widened the river, damaging river health. In 2012, we were brought in to lead a multidisciplinary team that would design and oversee the removal of the dam and restore the impacted reach of the Scioto River.
Working closely with the City of Columbus and the project’s landscape architects, we designed the dam removal, river restoration, multi-use trail connections, and public spaces. We coordinated with numerous local, state, and federal agencies to ensure that the final project met all requirements as well as the client’s expectations. The dam was removed and the river was restored, reducing its width from 550 to 220 feet.
With our help, this project created a stunning 33-acre greenway and restored river through the heart of downtown Columbus.