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  • #1117619

    Pablo
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    Three projects have been recently proposed in Clintonville (links from the Clintonville Discussion Forum on Facebook):

    Graceland: 200 units just west of the Kroger, south of LA Fitness. Looks like the project will relocate the park parking lot and access to the north behind LA Fitness.
    https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Graceland%20Apartments.pdf?token=AWxi3lTDoK_1x3cWD5-fa8acXdeeD_D_k3pCPxIkHXSrIM1qu4cN7bed2PRGyzngFBpPMrXIrvyMnY1O91irzG0KucJMWNxvNbETaKo8hRy2JA

    Dixie International (north of Weinlands): 300 units with a parking garage. Retail, office and restaurant along Indianola. This 10 acre site does not need rezoning so the project can move forward without going in front of the area commission. It is classified as an extended stay hotel but my understanding is that they are apartments under another name.
    https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Dixie%20Apartments.pdf?token=AWxySmtfg_ise5DMODZgPSaX6pPrTrW3GCsJV1dmPAB2uvjbnLxFS68H0UlFQP69Mw7JWQmBEZDjyJAvIOoi7_58O3Nr1s0XeafuK6jmKOAk6g

    Cooke and Indianola: 52 units in a three story building replacing the Gun Envy store and a used car lot. An extended stay hotel but same deal as the Dixie project.
    https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Indianola%20and%20Cooke%20Apartments.pdf?token=AWxo7eYFlBLhoiGeVU1L1h7XYg5VgVP73pN-0pX4VhPfsCzgRIF26amukooIr2NsqOTlKOIoHpAEFTKbHFLZUM4p53x8ekqsH8N54PrB7JzOoQ

    None of these projects are required to go to the Clintonville Area Commission due to the zoning loophole of extended stay hotels.

    #1117621

    ohbr
    Participant

    Well, Clintonvillians will be busy. Hope the Beechwold Hardware has enough pitchforks in stock… The crime here won’t be in the actual number of units etc, but in the designs.

    #1117625
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    I think Clintonville is an attractive spot for renters and there are relatively few newer apts there. Don’t like the sound of “extended stay hotel”, however.

    #1117633

    columbusmike
    Participant

    It’s sad they feel they have to brand these as extended stay hotels in order to avoid going to the Clintonville Area Commission. Unfortunately, a select few in Clintonville force every decent development proposal out of Clintonville.

    #1117634
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    I blame the heavy-handed CAC. The developers now see the CAC as an obstacle instead of a partner. They adjust accordingly going around them in any way possible.

    What is ironic is that my neighbors who were the most vocal opponents of the Olympic project and put out signs also tended to be conservative republicans who ostensibly espouse less govt “overreach” and regulation of industry.

    #1117635
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    This is the plan for the project at the old Dixie site next to Weilands. Not very attractive, but at least they make some use of the frontage. The CAC should have let Olypmic set the precedent for this area with their original, zero-setback project. Now all of Indianola is going to look like Sancus Blvd.

    #1117656

    bob.os
    Participant

    Interesting. Maybe we can get a Big Boy back on Indianola.

    Can they call it the “Sea Ray” without someone calling trademark owners?

    #1117659

    RBloodworth
    Participant

    Well, Clintonvillians will be busy. Hope the Beechwold Hardware has enough pitchforks in stock…

    My parents live in between the two Indianola proposals, and their neighbors are already freaking out about this. “Don’t put your house on the market; you’ll never get a return on your investment! Renters will RUIN this neighborhood!” In other words, every hysterical stereotype that most people on this board have of Clintonville residents. Anyone who thinks that a reactionary, obstructionist mindset isn’t prevalent in Clintonville just isn’t paying attention. And, yes, the reason these developers are going the same route as the Taylor House over on Olentangy and Bethel is precisely because the CAC is too often a tool of the angry mob that always opposes developments that would be attractive to people looking to move here. Like others here, I am also concerned that what we’re going to get here is going to be way below the standard of the developments that were previously proposed by other developers and shot down by the CAC. Way to go, Clintonville.

    #1117661
    Posole
    Posole
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    Interesting. Maybe we can get a Big Boy back on Indianola.

    Don’t forget Friendly’s, they haven’t had a Friendly’s there since the 1990s.

    Rug stores also, Clintonville was always famous for it’s revolving Persian Rug stores and drumming restaurants out of business so that Rite Rug can jump in.

    #1117662

    ohbr
    Participant

    I think Clintonville is an attractive spot for renters and there are relatively few newer apts there.

    Unfortunately, the community does not see it the same way and wants Clintonville to remain a pay to play (by means of a mortgage) community with as few rental properties as possible. Even when there were a handful of rentals proposed above where Wright Patt and Local Cantona are, the community freaked out over values because of new rental properties in the area. Clintonville will never accept the idea of having new large scale rentals, particularly in Central Clintonville.

    #1117671
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ned23 wrote:</div>
    I think Clintonville is an attractive spot for renters and there are relatively few newer apts there.

    Unfortunately, the community does not see it the same way and wants Clintonville to remain a pay to play (by means of a mortgage) community with as few rental properties as possible. Even when there were a handful of rentals proposed above where Wright Patt and Local Cantona are, the community freaked out over values because of new rental properties in the area. Clintonville will never accept the idea of having new large scale rentals, particularly in Central Clintonville.

    As we can see by these recent projects, that attitude worked out really well, didn’t it? Or not… They need to accept the fact that development is coming whether they like it or not and try to get the development to have a positive impact neighborhood instead of detrimental one.

    #1117674

    ohbr
    Participant

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

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ned23 wrote:</div><br>
    I think Clintonville is an attractive spot for renters and there are relatively few newer apts there.

    Unfortunately, the community does not see it the same way and wants Clintonville to remain a pay to play (by means of a mortgage) community with as few rental properties as possible. Even when there were a handful of rentals proposed above where Wright Patt and Local Cantona are, the community freaked out over values because of new rental properties in the area. Clintonville will never accept the idea of having new large scale rentals, particularly in Central Clintonville.

    As we can see by these recent projects, that attitude worked out really well, didn’t it? Or not… They need to accept the fact that development is coming whether they like it or not and try to get the development to have a positive impact neighborhood instead of detrimental one.

    I completely agree. The more they push back, the more developers will steamroll them and they’ll end up with poor designs, street interaction, etc. They’ll end up far worse.

    #1117675
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    Speaking of erstwhile fast food joints on Indianola, I noticed that some of the used car lots have closed up recently. Maybe we’ll get the tasty freeze back someday.

    #1117714

    Analogue Kid
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    Cooke and Indianola: 52 units in a three story building replacing the Gun Envy store and a used car lot. An extended stay hotel but same deal as the Dixie project.

    https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Indianola%20and%20Cooke%20Apartments.pdf?token=AWxo7eYFlBLhoiGeVU1L1h7XYg5VgVP73pN-0pX4VhPfsCzgRIF26amukooIr2NsqOTlKOIoHpAEFTKbHFLZUM4p53x8ekqsH8N54PrB7JzOoQ

    So I take issue with the project proposing to use the parking lot as a “detention basin”. Hard surface /= stormwater control. Not sure how that has even been proposed.

    #1117716

    Pablo
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Pablo wrote:</div>
    Cooke and Indianola: 52 units in a three story building replacing the Gun Envy store and a used car lot. An extended stay hotel but same deal as the Dixie project.

    https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Indianola%20and%20Cooke%20Apartments.pdf?token=AWxo7eYFlBLhoiGeVU1L1h7XYg5VgVP73pN-0pX4VhPfsCzgRIF26amukooIr2NsqOTlKOIoHpAEFTKbHFLZUM4p53x8ekqsH8N54PrB7JzOoQ

    So I take issue with the project proposing to use the parking lot as a “detention basin”. Hard surface /= stormwater control. Not sure how that has even been proposed.

    That’s pretty typical – it’s an underground chamber that stores water and releases it at a prescribed rate.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stormwater_detention_vault

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