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The View on Fifth - New Mixed-Use Development in 5xNW

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  • #97797

    tonloc620
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    Just read this article about the new project on West Fifth Ave and Holly, wow couldn’t be any better. I hope this sets the tone for this area, it could be the next short north. I would really like to see more urban high density development in that area. Good job Mike

    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2013/06/28/top-end-housing-for-w-5th.html

    #545557

    News
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    Six-Story Mixed-Use Development Announced on Fifth Avenue
    Published on June 28, 2013 8:00 am
    By: Walker

    A new 285-unit mixed-use development called The View on Fifth was announced this morning by JSDI Celmark, the developers behind the similarly named The View on High. The main six-story building located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Holly Avenue will contain 153 residential units, a parking garage and ground-floor retail. The remaining 132 units will be housed in three story structures facing Holly Avenue with surface parking.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/six-story-mixed-use-development-announced-on-fifth-avenue

    #545558

    futureman
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    Wow, this is huge for the area. I never thought I’d see something like this on 5th ave. A couple of highlights from the article..

    The companies’ JSDI Celmark Ltd. joint venture wants to build a six-story, 153-unit luxury apartment complex on 1.9 acres at 965-1015 W. Fifth Ave. That project would include 24,700 square feet for commercial use fronting West Fifth Avenue.

    The developers also plan to build a 132-unit, three-story complex on 3.1 acres on either side of Holly Avenue (1340 and 1343 Holly Ave).

    Looks like on 5th this will be replacing American Plastics and the concrete commercial pad that has had fencing around it for awhile now.

    #545559

    buckette13
    Member

    That’s awesome and I love the fact they are building a garage and having ground floor retail. This is what Edward’s should have been building on 3rd Ave.

    #545560
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see people whining about traffic on Facebook and Twitter. It just still surprises me that people choose to live in an area like 5xNW because of great proximity to amenities, and then complain when new amenities and neighbors arrive because they prefer lower levels of car traffic and would rather this site remained an undeveloped dirt lot.

    #545561

    futureman
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    Walker said:
    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see people whining about traffic on Facebook and Twitter. It just still surprises me that people choose to live in an area like 5xNW because of great proximity to amenities, and then complain when new amenities and neighbors arrive because they prefer lower levels of car traffic and would rather this site remained an undeveloped dirt lot.

    Traffic is truly awful on 5th, but I don’t see how ~300 more units would affect that what so ever. Once 3rd reopens things will get better, but it has more to do with very poor east/west main artery roads in this area.

    #545562
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    futureman said:
    Traffic is truly awful on 5th, but I don’t see how ~300 more units would affect that what so ever. Once 3rd reopens things will get better, but it has more to do with very poor east/west main artery roads on in this area.

    Yeah, I’ve sat in traffic on 5th plenty of times, generally around rush hour. Otherwise it’s not really that bad IMHO. And yeah, it got a lot rougher after Third closed, but that’s temporary.

    The 24/7 benefits far outweigh an extra minute or two commute during rush hour from time to time.

    #545563

    buckette13
    Member

    There are only so many bridges over the Olentangy and a surprising number of people filter through there. At times it backs up all the way to Starbucks by Kenny. Which is fun to watch as the Starbucks drive thru people push out onto 5th.

    #545564

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    People struggle to embrace growth and what it brings to an area. I’m very happy to see both this and the High Street project.

    #545565

    InnerCore
    Participant

    This is an outstanding project. The location is good, it’s central with easy access to other great areas. The product is great, and should really act as a catalyst for the area.

    If they eventually build the same along 3rd with scattered commercial along the side streets I could see this area being better than SN with a true block structure.

    Hopefully they take note over at Jeffrey Park because this is what they should be building.

    #545566

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    I hope NRI takes note and rethinks their suburban strip mall plans for Grandview Yard.

    #545567
    Jared
    Jared
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    Walker said:
    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see people whining about traffic on Facebook and Twitter. It just still surprises me that people choose to live in an area like 5xNW because of great proximity to amenities, and then complain when new amenities and neighbors arrive because they prefer lower levels of car traffic and would rather this site remained an undeveloped dirt lot.

    I think a lot of the negative reaction we sense in the community is the lack of involvement by those particular residents [EDIT – my original post read in a way that implied a different meaning]. Rather than leading, influencing and shaping development, they seem to react after something has happened or been announced. They can’t blame anyone but themselves. If the 5xNW committee is made up of business owners who are not residents of the neighborhood, then it’s up to the residents to speak up and get involved.

    #545568

    Analogue Kid
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    Traffic on 5th is only bad right now because 3rd is closed. Once they improve that, it will be fine.

    #545569

    GCrites80s
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    Walker said:
    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see people whining about traffic on Facebook and Twitter. It just still surprises me that people choose to live in an area like 5xNW because of great proximity to amenities, and then complain when new amenities and neighbors arrive because they prefer lower levels of car traffic and would rather this site remained an undeveloped dirt lot.

    If people don’t like traffic, they can move to North Dakota. That’s what it will take to get away from it. Otherwise, they’re just going to have to put up with it.

    #545570
    rus
    rus
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    JaredThompson said:
    I think a lot of the negative reaction we sense in the community is the lack of involvement by the area residents. Rather than leading, influencing and shaping development, they seem to react after something has happened or been announced. They can’t blame anyone but themselves. If the 5xNW committee is made up of business owners who are not residents of the neighborhood, then it’s up to the residents to speak up and get involved.

    For those interested:

    http://development.columbus.gov/Associations.aspx?id=29820

    Commission meets on the First Tuesday of each Month at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2001 Northwest Boulevard, Rm. 110, Columbus, Oh, 43212 at 7:00 pm.

    Personally, I doubt anyone will be interested enough to attend.

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