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    buckette13
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    I think that is a given and a huge issue with the current city government.

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    buckette13 said:
    I think that is a given and a huge issue with the current city government.

    +1

    And it’s not just the west side. Linden, Forest Park, Livingston/Parsons/Driving Park are also all chronically neglected by the city.

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    agreed, the city needs to invest in more than just downtown. and has anyone been down georgesville? the road work is nearing completion, its looking nice and the casino construction looks great.

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    *sorry for the double post*

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    There is a new multi-use sidepath along Georgesville Rd, it’s nice.

    I am hoping good will come of the Hollywood Casino. Will it be enough to offset the social costs of elderly women liquidating their life savings? We shall see.

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    With the possible changes to Westland and surrounding areas it would be nice to see sidewalks stretch from Rome Hilliard clear down to Hague ave. It would be an nice piece of safety for residents that live close by.

    Healthy people, healthy planet, healthy community.

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    Development Explodes Around Columbus Casino
    By: MIKE BOWERSOCK | NBC4
    Published: August 23, 2012

    There’s a flurry of construction, redevelopment, and change going on around the site of the new casino in Columbus. Just east of the site on Broad Street, a McDonald’s is being built to take the place of another McDonald’s. The company wants its newest design for the expected crowds. On the other end of Broad Street, Big Lots and a Value City Furniture location are getting ready to open. In the middle, between them, Bobby Layman Chevrolet is undergoing massive rebuilding and putting in a new showroom.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/aug/23/development-explodes-around-casino-ar-1147785/

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    Unfortunately, strip mall development isn’t going to do much to enhance the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a shame they didn’t institute better design guidelines for new development near the casino.

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    So, a new McDonalds to replace the old one. Big Lots and Value City Furniture are moving in, but leaving their old spots at Broad and Wilson. Tee Jaye’s did some renovations – that’s good I guess as it needed some updates. Overall though, I don’t really consider that an explosion of development. Maybe I’m just being a downer.

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    columbusmike said:
    Unfortunately, strip mall development isn’t going to do much to enhance the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a shame they didn’t institute better design guidelines for new development near the casino.

    The did – the problem is that you have two localities – the township & the city. The city code did change to so that any new builds must be zero set back off W Broad, and if more than 50% of any building is being changed, it needs to comply with that new code.

    There aren’t any strip malls being added – the ones that exist are getting new infill, which is a huge improvement over tattered parking lots & empty buildings.

    It’ll look better still once the streetscaping goes in along W Broad.

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    Twixlen said:
    The did – the problem is that you have two localities – the township & the city. The city code did change to so that any new builds must be zero set back off W Broad, and if more than 50% of any building is being changed, it needs to comply with that new code.

    There aren’t any strip malls being added – the ones that exist are getting new infill, which is a huge improvement over tattered parking lots & empty buildings.

    It’ll look better still once the streetscaping goes in along W Broad.

    Good to hear they were proactive in adopting a zero-setback code, etc. Hopefully they have a good code so they can avoid places like the breakfast joint that opened up recently along Livingston Ave near Childrens…yikes……

    I didn’t know they were updating the streetscape….any information?
    Found it: West Broad Streetscape Plan

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    The Westland Mall redevelopment and it’s potential “2000 jobs” is, to me, the most intriguing aspect of this area plan. Don’t eff it up.

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    Love the new streetscape work! What is the timetable for what is proposed in the link? Is it just a proposal or has it been approved and funded? Also, does it include burying unsightly utilities (wires/polls) that may line the path? Some of the photos in the link show the poles but I saw no mention of their removal.

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    Pro Se said:
    Love the new streetscape work! What is the timetable for what is proposed in the link? Is it just a proposal or has it been approved and funded? Also, does it include burying unsightly utilities (wires/polls) that may line the path? Some of the photos in the link show the poles but I saw no mention of their removal.

    I have no idea of the timeline – but it’s my understanding that the streetscaping project has been funded. I highly doubt there’s any plan to bury power lines, as that would add multi-millions of dollars to the project.

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