Columbus mayor’s drive for Downtown inexpensive housing prospects to CEO exit

Guy Worley, CEO and president of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Dude Worley, the longtime CEO and president of the Columbus Downtown Progress Corporation, announced Monday he will be stepping down May perhaps 31 — hours right before Columbus Town Council appointed 5 new users Mayor Andrew Ginther recommended for the agency’s 13-member board of administrators. 

The shift by Worley apparently acknowledged a change in the direction Ginther would like for the progress corporation, the private, nonprofit team that has led community-non-public Downtown redevelopment projects, together with the Scioto Mile and the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons.

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Ginther recruited the 5 new customers simply because he wants to “realign” the progress team as the city’s Downtown recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, claimed Robin Davis, Ginther’s spokeswoman. The mayor not only wishes to attract work and aid enterprise prosper, she explained, but also to focus on producing far more inexpensive, combined-money housing.