Revitalizing historic properties into a vibrant community hub

There’s quite a bit of history and future plans for the block and the surrounding area so we figured it best to give the area a name. That name is “SoDō”. Nothing fancy, nothing new just a name that is simply short for South Downtown.

The SoDō district will be comprised of ~40,000 sq.ft.(+/-) of commercial and multi-purpose space, along with a community park, green space areas, bike and pedestrian friendly paths, and a community courtyard we call “Roebuck Square.” The area was conceived from a desire to breathe new and energetic life into downtown Bowling Green and the project aims to provide 100 (+/-) flats & lofts. SoDō will preserve the historic and architectural integrity of the location, featuring natural components like the original 511 East 10th Street (Jessee Bldg) storefront and brick, while other elements will be revitalized to appeal to the modern urban-ite. Unique architectural features include a terrace ramp and seating area in Roebuck Square, elevator access, panoramic views, covered parking and walking paths to name a few. The district will also accommodate more than the minimum parking requirements for a downtown mixed-use development, providing a plethora of both commercial and private parking. With ease of access to all of the downtown attractions, like the Hot Rods stadium and the SkyPac, the SoDō District is intended to be a prime location for living, working, and gathering.

Bowling Green South Downtown District Plan