2/19/2007

AEP, the City of Columbus and CDDC Launch Scioto Mile Campaign

(Columbus) American Electric Power (AEP), Mayor Michael B. Coleman and the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation announced $20 million in commitments to begin transforming downtown’s Scioto riverfront into a beautiful, modern park - the Scioto Mile.

“The concept to develop the riverfront in downtown Columbus is outstanding and long overdue,” said Michael G. Morris, AEP chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our headquarters are located on the Scioto Mile. This project will help improve the area’s attractiveness for economic development, as well as connect open spaces and foster better linkages between the riverfront and downtown.”

AEP and the City of Columbus have joined together to fundraise and build elements for the Scioto Mile. AEP will provide a full-time executive to work on the project, and the AEP Foundation has committed to match up to $10 million of the City’s contribution to the project, over a five-year period.

“Great cities are built around great parks, and the Scioto Mile will be the jewel in the heart of Columbus and offer something for all families to enjoy,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “The Scioto Mile will become a symbol of Columbus and help drive new economic, commercial and residential development in RiverSouth.”

Morris and Coleman have charged the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) and CEO Guy V. Worley to manage this project through completion. The funding will come as a grant through the CDDC.

“CDDC is proud to partner with the City and AEP on this important community project,” said Guy V. Worley, CEO of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation. “The Scioto Mile will earn Columbus national recognition and offer something for everyone.”

In addition to their financial commitment, Morris announced that AEP vice president Dale E. Heydlauff will work full time with the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, leading efforts to gain public- and private-sector support for the multiple-phase downtown development project. Heydlauff will also work with City officials to make sure that planning of the project is consistent with the City’s vision for a vibrant downtown.

“I have asked Dale to lead AEP’s effort to help make the Scioto Mile a reality for the people of central Ohio,” Morris said. “Dale will bring great passion and talent to the project. I believe his hard work and commitment to the project will help move the Scioto Mile project forward. And since the resources required for this project will be beyond the reach of any single public or private sector entity, it’s our expectation that the funds committed to the Scioto Mile project by AEP’s foundation and the City of Columbus will be just the first of many similar commitments from the public and private sectors.”

Heydlauff, in his prior assignment as vice president – new generation and corporate technology development for AEP, was responsible for managing the construction of new power generation plants across the AEP system and leading the development of advanced environmental technologies and controls. He has also served as senior vice president-distribution and customer operations from 2004-2005 and was responsible for AEP’s centralized distribution and customer service functions including distribution asset management, distribution dispatch and outage management, distribution engineering standards, customer information systems, meter systems and services, customer billing and credit, call centers, national customer accounts and economic development support.

Heydlauff has also served as senior vice president – governmental and environmental affairs, senior vice president – environmental affairs and vice president –environmental affairs. He joined AEP in 1988 and served for three years as director-federal affairs in AEP’s Washington office. The new position is effective immediately.

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 36,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is a private, non-profit development corporation created to realize a visionary, community plan to make downtown Columbus among the most attractive center cities in the United States. The board consists of senior business and institutional leaders who have a strong commitment to downtown revitalization.

Scioto Mile Project Summary:

The Scioto Mile is a mile long system of bike and pedestrian paths, urban streets, new riverfront park spaces and activities along the Scioto River.

The northern anchor is North Bank Park, an 11-acre park that opened in 2005. The southern anchor will be the Whittier Peninsula, where the Audubon Society, the City of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks have joined together to develop a park and nature center.

The next phase to design and complete is the east riverbank. This new park will connect disjointed open spaces and foster better linkages between the riverfront and downtown. This project will focus on two key elements:

 

 

 

 

  • The Promenade on the Scioto Mile is a 30-foot, street-level promenade Broad Street to Rich Street, connecting Battelle Park to Bicentennial Park. The Promenade will be lined with trees, and feature numerous sculptures and water features. Civic Center Drive will be narrowed from four lanes to two lanes to slow traffic and make the Promenade more accessible to pedestrians and accommodating to users.

    Budget for completion: $20.6 million



  •  
  • The Riverwalk on the Scioto Mile is planned to be 50-feet wide. The lower level brings users to the river’s edge with native floodplain wetlands that will enrich the natural habitat and promote environmental appreciation. It is along the Riverwalk that joggers, bikers and skaters will enjoy a seamless path along the river.

    Budget for completion: $17.4 million


Enhancing the riverfront and adjacent open spaces will provide the City with important urban amenities that will be enjoyed by visitors, workers and residents.

Digital Graphics and Renderings available upon request.

 

 

 

 

Mike Brown, Mayor’s Office, 645-6428
Pat Hemlepp, AEP, 716-1620
Amy Taylor, Columbus Downtown Development Corp., 645-3942

 

More From APCO

Take Charge

Save Money & Energy - Now & Later

Sign Up Now Pay Online for Free with Paperless Billing

Pay Online for Free with Paperless Billing

Learn more

Download our app

How We Restore Power Learn more

How We Restore Power

Visit AEP.com
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of the AEP Terms and Conditions. View our Privacy Policy. © 1996-2019 American Electric Power. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Appalachian Power, a unit of American Electric Power (AEP)

Scope

This Privacy Policy applies only to AppalachianPower.com and the Appalachian Power customer mobile app (com.aep.customerapp.apco). Other AEP websites and apps may be governed by their own privacy policies, appropriate to the uses and needs of each. Throughout the site or app, we may provide links to resources and sites that are not part of AppalachianPower.com or the Appalachian Power customer mobile app. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those resources and sites.

Consent

By using this site or app, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this site or app, you agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected

  1. Passively collected information

    During your use of this site or app, we may collect anonymous information about your visit here through the use of server logs, cookies, scripts, tracking pixels and other Web traffic tracking systems. This information is aggregated and used to improve user experience through analysis of user activities. This information is never combined with any of the personally identifiable information you may provide in your use of the features of this site or app.
  2. Personally identifiable information

    On certain forms of this site or app, you may be asked to provide information about yourself or your account with us, either to identify yourself to us or to request a service from us. In each case, we will inform you what information is provided at your option and what information is required to complete the transaction or activity you are engaged in. If you are unwilling to provide this required information, you will be unable to complete the requested transaction.

Use and disclosure of information

The information you provide to us will be used to respond to requests you may make for services. Some or all of this information may be added to your permanent account record and may be used for research purposes.

In addition, we may use elements of this information in the following situations:

  1. We may transfer the information to Appalachian Power’s affiliates and subsidiaries, unless such transfer is prohibited by law;
  2. We may transfer the information as part of a merger, consolidation, acquisition, divestiture or other corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy);
  3. We may make the information available to third parties who are providing the product, service or information that you have requested (but not your password);
  4. We may make such information available to third parties who are providing services to Appalachian Power (for example, providing the information to third parties performing computer-related services for Appalachian Power);
  5. We may use the information to communicate with you about products and services that may be of interest to you.
  6. We may disclose the information if we form a good-faith belief that disclosure of such information is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding any illegal activities or regarding interference with the operation of our site or violation of its terms of use; or
  7. We may disclose the information if we believe that disclosure is required by law or regulation or in response to a subpoena or other order of a court or other governmental agency.

Appalachian Power uses Flurry Analytics Service (provided by Yahoo) in order to improve its mobile apps. Flurry’s privacy policy governs the use of this information.

Also, Appalachian Power reserves the right to share any aggregated information (i.e., non-personally identifiable information) with any third parties for any reason, unless prohibited by law.

We will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose the information we gather about you or your account to any third party, except as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Security

Appalachian Power takes reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as it is transferred to us, through the use of Web technologies such as the Secure Sockets Layer and others. However, no Internet transmission of information is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from Appalachian Power may not be secure.

How to Reach Us

If you would like to update your personally identifiable information or if you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us.

Changes to This Policy

Appalachian Power reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted to this site. Please review this Privacy Policy before you provide any personally identifiable information through this site. Use of our web site after the posting of a revised privacy policy constitutes your consent to the revised policy.

This policy was last revised on December 13, 2017.

Close ×

Sign Up For Alerts

Subscribing to APCO alerts gives you instant notification for:

  • Billing & Payments - avoid late payments and disconnection
  • Outage Updates - find out if there's an outage at your address and when power will be back on

Win an Xbox One with Alerts!

Enroll in alerts to be eligible to win. Subscribing to I&M alerts gives you instant notification for:

  • Billing & Payments - avoid late payments and disconnection
  • Outage Updates - find out if there's an outage at your address and when power will be back on

Loading video...

×