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Trotter's Park - 140-Unit Apartment Development in Harrison West

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    heresthecasey
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    The developers of the Aston Place project in Victorian Village are now proposing a 144-unit apartment complex in Harrison West. The site is bounded by Michigan, Thurber, and Buttles, and currently houses two commercial buildings and surface parking.

    The apartments would be distributed in 7, 3-story buildings, with approx. 20 units/building. The plan has been presented to the Harrison West society twice already, in October and November, and a vote will be taken at the January meeting on whether to recommend that City Council approve the site’s rezoning for the project.

    There are more details and comments from society members in the meeting minutes,

    http://harrisonwest.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/HWSMinutes10.16.2013.pdf (October)

    http://harrisonwest.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/HWSMinutes11.20.2013.pdf (November)

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    #555466

    surber17
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    I really would like to see the design for this because we don’t need another Thurber Gate. I’m all for appreciating the designs of different decades …. but Thurber Gate is just bad and I don’t see it going anywhere any time soon.

    #555467
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    Where is the USTA relocating? The auditor’s website still lists them as the owner of the parcels.

    #555468
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    surber17 said:
    I really would like to see the design for this because we don’t need another Thurber Gate.

    I don’t see any reason why the developers behind Aston Place / Aston Row would design something resembling Thurber Gate…

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/tag/aston-place

    #555469
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    Thurber Gate may look “bad”, but they are having no trouble renting out those units. We tried a few months ago and the waiting list was until January.

    #555470

    myliftkk
    Participant

    Shit, there goes more easy Comfest parking. ;)

    #555471

    InnerCore
    Participant

    myliftkk said:
    Shit, there goes more easy Comfest parking. ;)

    And more people who can walk to Comfest.

    #555472

    News
    Participant

    Developer Wants to Build 140-Unit Apartment Complex in Harrison West
    Published on January 27, 2014 7:00 am
    By: Brent Warren

    Snyder Barker Investments, the development team behind the Aston Place apartments and townhomes in Victorian Village, is looking to Harrison West for their next project. They are still working out the details, but hope to build about 140 apartment units in the area bounded by Michigan Avenue, Thurber Drive West and Buttles Avenue. The 3.4 acre site is currently home to the offices of the US Trotting Association.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/developer-wants-to-build-140-unit-apartment-complex-in-harrison-west-bw1

    #555473
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
    Participant

    Parking, parking, and more parking ..oh and a few apartments.

    #555474
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    That is a misrepresentation of the development.

    This is good news for Harrison Park and Columbus.

    Apartments need sufficient parking. If Columbus had systems of transportation in place whereby residential units could be added en masse without accounting for parking, then you would have a point. But Columbus doesn’t yet, and residential developments–though they surely can be more mass transit/biking/walking-friendly can’t be expected to “preemptively” develop in anticipation of mass transit options coming at some point in the foreseeable future.

    #555475

    myliftkk
    Participant

    Does it really need to be called Trotter’s Gate?

    #555476

    Achekov
    Participant

    jpizzow said:
    Thurber Gate may look “bad”, but they are having no trouble renting out those units. We tried a few months ago and the waiting list was until January.

    Is Thurber Gate the thing that looks like it should be along Morse Rd. circa 1970? I assumed it was some kind of low-cost or subsidized housing.

    #555477
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    Yes, they are older and their style shows it. However, many of the interiors are getting updates. The fact that they are older and not newly constructed provides an opportunity for lower cost housing in an otherwise prohibitively expensive location for many.

    I’m just wondering how only 6 buildings will look spread out over such a large site.

    #555478

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    jpizzow said:
    Yes, they are older and their style shows it. However, many of the interiors are getting updates. The fact that they are older and not newly constructed provides an opportunity for lower cost housing in an otherwise prohibitively expensive location for many.

    I’m just wondering how only 6 buildings will look spread out over such a large site.

    It will probably look like lots of parking lots with half-dead trees and ratty bushes that have plastic grocery bags stuck in them. Oh and oil stains, don’t forget the oil stains .

    #555479
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
    Participant

    At least build the apartment buildings up to the street/sidewalk and parking hidden in the middle! Are you sure this isn’t Lifestyle communities building this?

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