In order to save myself from reprimand let me preface this by saying that as a native of Columbus I am wildly excited about all of the exciting news on the development front in Columbus. I spent my formidable years in Columbus always excited about new projects - probably the reason I ended up getting an MCRP from OSU.
I left Columbus several years ago, but I still check Columbus Underground at least three times a day. I write because I am curious about Columbus and whether or not it can sustain all of these new development projects? I was so excited to see that Wagenbrenner stepped up to the challenge at The Jeffrey, I figured it was just a matter of time before that space was developed. But can Cbus really facilitate all of these new projects: Wonderbread, Hubbard, Columbus Commons, New LC proposal, Yankee Trader, Flats on Vine II, Grandview Yard? The list goes on.
I am so excited at the thought of all of this happening, but who is going to fill these spaces? Where are these people relocating from? Where do they work? And are we providing opportunity for a spread of people and not just professionals? The last thing I want to see is a grand proposal for a bunch of projects that go the way of the Ibiza...