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    Eridony
    Eridony
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    What I want to know is what is going on with the Vets Memorial replacement. When they were demolishing the old building they said the flood wall had been integrated into the old building’s foundation so it would take until the fall to replace that section of the flood wall so new construction could begin.

    Well it’s fall now and the site is completely empty. I’m not sure how long it’s been since I last saw workers there.

    #1115044

    JAL
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    #1115054

    WJT
    Participant

    Article about the planned Green Space above underground parking in front of COSI

    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/02/18/exclusive620-slot-underground-parking-garage-green.html

    http://www.sciotopeninsula.com/news/Request-for-Qualifications–Scioto-Peninsula-Garage-and-Park/66

    I am just so happy to see this. This is going to be such a great thing. I really hope that with the tree-lined drive closer to the building and parallel to Belle, they keep as many trees as possible. They are getting large enough that they would provide a sort of shady promenade during the summer.

    If having this park does not kickstart development across the street, then nothing will.

    #1115098

    JMan
    Participant

    How much longer before we break ground on the new Vets Museum I wonder.

    #1115104

    ohbr
    Participant

    How much longer before we break ground on the new Vets Museum I wonder.

    They discovered the foundation of old Vets was directly integrated into the support of the flood wall which meant they have to go through a lot more hoops and significant engineering to protect the flood wall and the Army Corps of Engineer approvals when they remove(d) the foundation. Maybe someone else can confirm, but last I knew, they simply razed the building but haven’t touched the foundation pending additional plans. They haven’t been very communicative since the original discovery about a year ago when they announced the project would be delayed. If the foundation has already been removed then I assume we’d be in the clear for a spring start.

    #1115111
    Posole
    Posole
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    If having this park does not kickstart development across the street, then nothing will.

    Across which street?

    #1115127
    Josh Bauman
    Josh Bauman
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>WJT wrote:</div>
    If having this park does not kickstart development across the street, then nothing will.

    Across which street?

    All of them (Broad (north side), Town (south side), Belle (west side))

    #1115130

    WJT
    Participant

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

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>WJT wrote:</div><br>
    If having this park does not kickstart development across the street, then nothing will.

    Across which street?

    All of them (Broad (north side), Town (south side), Belle (west side))

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>WJT wrote:</div>
    If having this park does not kickstart development across the street, then nothing will.

    Across which street?

    I was specifically thinking of across Belle, fronting a park and with the skyline right there, but yes all of them really to an extent. I just think particularly on the west side of Belle facing the park and the skyline. If there was ever a place for a highrise with a skyline view, the Scioto Peninsula is it.

    #1115132

    Lu
    Participant

    I wonder if some sort of public pathway can be created through COSI that would allow people to pass through from the new park to the river. Perhaps reconfigure the lobby and allow people to cut through without paying admission?

    #1115138

    JAL
    Participant

    You can see what the original plan was for the park in this image

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    #1115139
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I wonder if some sort of public pathway can be created through COSI that would allow people to pass through from the new park to the river. Perhaps reconfigure the lobby and allow people to cut through without paying admission?

    Or… just walk around? It’s not THAT far.

    #1115140

    Pablo
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    I wonder if some sort of public pathway can be created through COSI that would allow people to pass through from the new park to the river. Perhaps reconfigure the lobby and allow people to cut through without paying admission?

    That’s a good idea – the Ohio Union on campus was designed to allow people to cut through the building from 13th and High to the South Oval. With COSI there’s a problem of grade change and any public cut through would need to be ADA accessible meaning an elevator would need to be added.

    #1115142

    Lu
    Participant

    Or… just walk around? It’s not THAT far.

    Are you kidding? The building is a monstrosity. It’s a windowless wall two-blocks long that turns its back on Franklinton and and separates it from the river and downtown.

    A passthrough would mitigate some of the problem by allowing people to pass easily between activity in the new park and activity by the river. Maybe check out a couple of exhibits on the way. :)

    #1115143
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Are you kidding? The building is a monstrosity. It’s a windowless wall two-blocks long that turns its back on Franklinton and and separates it from the river and downtown.

    Sure. But it takes five minutes to walk around. Which seems achievable if my goal is to go for a pleasant stroll in the park.

    A multi-million dollar project to cut COSI open to remove a five minute stroll for park-walkers doesn’t seem like a good use of money IMHO.

    #1115148

    Lu
    Participant

    A multi-million dollar project to cut COSI open to remove a five minute stroll for park-walkers doesn’t seem like a good use of money IMHO.

    Compared to the cost of burying a parking lot, the cost to reconfigure a lobby may be negligible.

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