Central Ohio City Will Use P3 to Repurpose Quarry As Park

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks in Ohio will partner with a private company to develop an old quarry into a park.

The limestone quarry along with Scioto River has been around since the 1800s. “The rocks that were pulled out of here built everything from the basement of your house now to the Statehouse to Ohio Stadium,” Metro Parks executive director Tim Maloney told WOSU Public Media.

Under terms of the deal, Wagenbrenner development company will buy the 607 acres from its current owner and turn the majority of it into a mixed-use property for commercial and residential use. Wagenbrenner will sell 260 acres to Metro Parks for the park to be designed and constructed.

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