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Scioto Mile Riverfront Project

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Columbus, Ohio 

Services Provided: 
Subsurface investigation, shallow and deep foundations, slope stability analysis, groundwater monitoring, foundation remediation. 
Construction Cost:
$44 million

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Scioto Mile
8/26/2011 2:10:00 PM

The Scioto Mile Riverfront Project is part of an overall revitalization of the area of downtown Columbus, which includes a one-mile stretch running from the Arena District on the north end of downtown to the Whittier Peninsula on the south end. The project was located on the east side of the Scioto River and extended from Broad Street to the north and encompassed Bicentennial Park to the south. Design elements included construction of a landscaped embankment extending into the Scioto River, sidewalks, bike paths, the proposed Town Street Prow Area, and a café/restroom building, performance pavilion and fountains within the reconstructed park space.

Rii’s role included performing a subsurface investigation and providing foundation recommendations, slope stability analyses and pavement evaluations. Rii performed a total of 26 test borings, drilled to depths ranging from 10 to 47 feet below the existing ground surface. Borings were located both on land and in the Scioto River, acquired via barge work platform.

In addition, Rii conducted a dewatering system investigation and design for the Scioto River floodwall. Over time, groundwater had been seeping through the downtown Scioto River retaining wall, located between Town and Broad Streets. Rii evaluated the existing groundwater conditions and designed a permanent dewater system as part of the design and construction of the project.