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  • #1115967

    jbcmh81
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    I noticed in the February 23rd Downtown Commission Agenda that the old row house building at this address has been proposed for demolition for a parking lot. Anyone know what the reception for this proposal was? I hope it was rejected.

    #1115968

    Eugene_C
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    I wasn’t even aware of it. I suppose there are worse locations for parking, this is pretty far off the path. It may, at least, temporarily allow some other parking lot closer to the city center to be developed.

    #1115969

    jbcmh81
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    I wasn’t even aware of it. I suppose there are worse locations for parking, this is pretty far off the path. It may, at least, temporarily allow some other parking lot closer to the city center to be developed.

    I thought Downtown standards now pretty strongly discouraged demolition for parking lots without a redevelopment plan? The building in question looks solid, and it would be historic in nature, so despite maybe a less than ideal location, I would much rather see it reused.

    Here it is: https://goo.gl/maps/YZjRj3HCGM12

    #1115985
    Eridony
    Eridony
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    Not the prettiest building, but so much better than another parking lot. I hope the idea to demolish it is rejected.

    #1116008

    lbl
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    listed owner is RONK BROTHERS PROPERTIES.
    they own 16 parcels which includes nearly all of the lots running between Mound & Engler from Washington.

    #1116012
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    Kind of a noisy spot for housing what being half-surrounded by freeway, but it could be a great area for a club or offices.

    #1116014

    jbcmh81
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    Kind of a noisy spot for housing what being half-surrounded by freeway, but it could be a great area for a club or offices.

    It can’t be any worse than the condos in IV that face 670. With a little renovation and some good windows, I doubt you’d have trouble finding renters, even if the location is not in the middle of Downtown. A parking lot makes no sense here, as there is nothing around it that the parking would even serve.

    #1116023

    ohbr
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    Kind of a noisy spot for housing what being half-surrounded by freeway, but it could be a great area for a club or offices.

    Didn’t stop the Miranova from building along 70/71 or the Brewery District apartments.

    I’m just carious to see the end game. I don’t think these have been rented in awhile any. If They were structurally sound and in decent condition, you’d think they would have been renting them already.

    #1116035

    jbcmh81
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ned23 wrote:</div>
    Kind of a noisy spot for housing what being half-surrounded by freeway, but it could be a great area for a club or offices.

    Didn’t stop the Miranova from building along 70/71 or the Brewery District apartments.

    I’m just carious to see the end game. I don’t think these have been rented in awhile any. If They were structurally sound and in decent condition, you’d think they would have been renting them already.

    Unless the owner was just sitting on it.

    #1116042
    dalias
    dalias
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ned23 wrote:</div>
    Kind of a noisy spot for housing what being half-surrounded by freeway, but it could be a great area for a club or offices.

    It can’t be any worse than the condos in IV that face 670. With a little renovation and some good windows, I doubt you’d have trouble finding renters, even if the location is not in the middle of Downtown. A parking lot makes no sense here, as there is nothing around it that the parking would even serve.

    If you’re discussing the current building that is not the best comparison. The IV new builds incorporated extensive sound reduction in the construction. Even given that, they have not been an easy sell in an area where property has been moving quickly.

    #1116043

    jbcmh81
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>jbcmh81 wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ned23 wrote:</div><br>
    Kind of a noisy spot for housing what being half-surrounded by freeway, but it could be a great area for a club or offices.

    It can’t be any worse than the condos in IV that face 670. With a little renovation and some good windows, I doubt you’d have trouble finding renters, even if the location is not in the middle of Downtown. A parking lot makes no sense here, as there is nothing around it that the parking would even serve.

    If you’re discussing the current building that is not the best comparison. The IV new builds incorporated extensive sound reduction in the construction. Even given that, they have not been an easy sell in an area where property has been moving quickly.

    I seem to remember an article about them selling pretty quickly after construction. Were they put back on the market? In the case of 390 Washington, the lot is not quite as close to the highway as the condos are, so I think it would be a bit more manageable. And as someone else mentioned, it doesn’t have to be residential, anyway.

    #1116070

    WJT
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    This is not a bad looking building at all. Do they really need more surface parking there? And this is not any closer to the freeway than the multilevel apartment building(Commons at Grant?)a little farther west. The city could not even get involved and maybe help turn this into some lower income or ‘workforce’ housing?

    #1116077
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    What condos is everyone talking about? The 2 tiny houses on Russel?

    #1116087
    dalias
    dalias
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>dalias wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>jbcmh81 wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ned23 wrote:</div><br><br>
    Kind of a noisy spot for housing what being half-surrounded by freeway, but it could be a great area for a club or offices.

    It can’t be any worse than the condos in IV that face 670. With a little renovation and some good windows, I doubt you’d have trouble finding renters, even if the location is not in the middle of Downtown. A parking lot makes no sense here, as there is nothing around it that the parking would even serve.

    If you’re discussing the current building that is not the best comparison. The IV new builds incorporated extensive sound reduction in the construction. Even given that, they have not been an easy sell in an area where property has been moving quickly.

    I seem to remember an article about them selling pretty quickly after construction. Were they put back on the market? In the case of 390 Washington, the lot is not quite as close to the highway as the condos are, so I think it would be a bit more manageable. And as someone else mentioned, it doesn’t have to be residential, anyway.

    Not sure where you heard that. #1 took a while to find the right owner.
    #2 is still for sale – http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/77-E-Russell-St_Columbus_OH_43215_M36139-15474
    Probably the reason #3 has yet to be built.

    #1116112

    ohbr
    Participant

    Wow. I can come up with a number of reasons that hasn’t sold. Mainly, who puts floor to ceiling Windows, with a toilet next to it, ABOVE THE FRONT DOOR?? Sure, you can always add blinds or frost the glass, but still, what the actual hell. You’ll never miss the UPS man again for sitting on the loo.

    The kitchen doesn’t have any character (not in that old charm way, but in that anything to define it way). The very sterile style is a style that appeals to fewer people. Petty, but light colored hardwood floors aren’t quite in when it comes to new, high end homes, the fireplace is awful, and there is that random wall scone between the kitchen and living room that doesn’t even look aesthetic.

    All the highway facing windows are French doors, because that’s what someone wants to open their doors to (I might be inclined to late at night, but I still don’t think I’d want it to ALL be French doors). The Windows you can open on the north side, you have to bend down to the floor to do so.

    And for the rooftop garden patio, a half wall would have been much better than a rail from floorboard up on the downtown side. Something to at least do a little to conceal the highway, even when you’re sitting in a chair.

    Just a lot of little things add up to make it a poor design IMO. I really liked these passing by everyday, and would love to live in one, but after seeing the inside, I think I’d pass unless I was just planning on dumping a lot more money into it. Also. Landscaping.

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