Development For Germain Site

The former site of the 20,000-seat Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio, could soon be the home to a mixed-use residential and commercial development. 

Photo: Flickr: Cary Whitt
now in ruins

Owners of the 120-acre site, which has sat vacant since 2007, have a plan to build a road through the plot that would free it for traffic and attract major retailers.

“The new (road) opens up the amphitheater land,” developer Bob Weiler, one of the principals in the ownership group, told the Columbus Dispatch. The owners, the county, the cities of Columbus and Westerville and the Ohio Department of Transportation are coordinating on developing a funding plan for the road, the paper noted. If funding is secured, the project is expected to be completed within a year.

The Germain originally opened as the Polaris Amphitheater in 1994 and operated for 14 seasons.