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Bluestone plans 84 residences at Town and Fifth streets

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    futureman
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    You can read more about it if you launch the digital version, not just the link that is behind a paywall.

    Summary – 5 story, 13 million project, Apartments or Condos (not confirmed), parking garage for 84 cars, 5,080sf of commercial space fronting town. Located at 5th and Town, next to the Holiday Inn and 199 South Fifth Street (info). Overall, looks like a nice infill project for the area!

    Bluestone plans 84 residences at Town and Fifth streets
    Brian R. Ball
    Staff reporter
    Columbus Business First

    A Columbus developer is tentatively planning 84 residential units near OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in a sign of widening interest in downtown Columbus living.

    Read More: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2015/08/21/bluestone-plans-84-residences-at-town-and-fifth.html (BEHIND PAYWALL)

    #1089750
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Hooray!

    #1089753
    Eridony
    Eridony
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    Not that far from the recently proposed extended stay hotel. Glad to see more areas of downtown starting to see development.

    #1089759

    CB_downtowner
    Participant

    Awesome. Between this and the extended stay, is this area the next domino to fall? How crazy to think we might have decent connectivity from Merion village to long St, from grant to the river.

    #1089774
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Awesome. Between this and the extended stay, is this area the next domino to fall?

    If it is, I’d love to see some streetscape improvements along Town and Rich. I don’t think either one carries a whole ton of through traffic, yet they’re wide enough to narrow and add landscaped medians to make them nice Downtown neighborhood streets. The diagonal parking on Town could be turned to parallel parking and Rich could be converted to one way (specially since the Mount Street Connector is completed and runs traffic westbound one-way).

    More info on the guidelines established for this area 2 years ago:

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/downtown-leaders-see-opportunity-in-southeast-gateway-bw1

    #1089776
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    It’d also be nice to restore some of the street grid but that’s a bit of a pipe dream. No matter, so glad to see some of those mid-century squat office buildings with huge parking lots start to go!

    Both were built in 1966 as part of the Galbreath/Nationwide’s Urban Redevelopment Corp. “Market Mohawk” urban renewal project.

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    #1089784
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    #1089785

    Nancy H
    Participant

    It’d also be nice to restore some of the street grid but that’s a bit of a pipe dream. No matter, so glad to see some of those mid-century squat office buildings with huge parking lots start to go!

    Both were built in 1966 as part of the Galbreath/Nationwide’s Urban Redevelopment Corp. “Market Mohawk” urban renewal project.

    And maybe put a market back in “Market Mohawk.” Boot the bus station and replace it with a Trader Joe’s, Jungle Jim’s or Turkey Hill – with a little farmers market area on the side. Kind of take it back to its roots. The bus station sits on the land where the Central Market once stood.

    #1089799
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    That Greyhound is a city block, and the pressure for it to move or evolve is going to increase here soon.

    (I also suspect the Holiday Inn might want to consider its facility and how it appears, functions, etc., with the surrounding area.)

    #1089811
    Eridony
    Eridony
    Participant

    Some new renderings from bizfirst – <a href=”http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015

    I like how the whole site is being used. Hopefully that open area on top of the parking would be community space.

    And maybe put a market back in “Market Mohawk.” Boot the bus station and replace it with a Trader Joe’s, Jungle Jim’s or Turkey Hill – with a little farmers market area on the side. Kind of take it back to its roots. The bus station sits on the land where the Central Market once stood.

    A gas station?

    #1089812
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Open-ended question for anyone/everyone:

    If the Greyhound station could be relocated, where would you put it? Taking into consideration three things:

    1. It should be centrally located in the region.
    2. Few (if any) are built up taller or with a mixed-use component in any major city. So the form would likely stay the same.
    3. The size would be roughly the same — about a city block.

    Is there a better place for it with enough open land and good access?

    #1089813

    Pro Se
    Participant

    Tompkin Site/5th and Cleveland area; Greenlawn/Berliner area near new fire station; 33/main post office area (has lots of open space)

    #1089817
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    First, a question: Is there any situation in which Greyhound has worked in conjunction with a municipal transit agency (i.e., COTA) to share a facility?

    I’m thinking about the problem of all the COTA busses lining up at Broad and High, and how one consolidated facility might be able to resolve that issue, provide a better/more convenient service, while also creating a more fully functional and efficient transit hub with Greyhound on site, Car2Go cars on site, bikeshare on site, taxis on site, etc.

    #1089819

    Nancy H
    Participant

    A gas station?

    Kroger’s Turkey Hill Market (smaller grocery) NOT the Turkey Hill Minit Market (convenience store – with or without a gas station)

    #1089820
    Eridony
    Eridony
    Participant

    Open-ended question for anyone/everyone:

    If the Greyhound station could be relocated, where would you put it? Taking into consideration three things:

    1. It should be centrally located in the region.<br>
    2. Few (if any) are built up taller or with a mixed-use component in any major city. So the form would likely stay the same.<br>
    3. The size would be roughly the same — about a city block.

    Is there a better place for it with enough open land and good access?

    Built a cap over the freeway between downtown and the brewery district. Have Greyhound bus only exits so the buses don’t travel on the local roads but the station’s entrance could be part of a mixed-use building on High or Front.

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Eridony wrote:</div>
    A gas station?

    Kroger’s Turkey Hill Market (smaller grocery) NOT the Turkey Hill Minit Market (convenience store – with or without a gas station)

    That makes more sense, thanks.

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