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  • #1106230

    Posole
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    Too bad there are no post-apocalyptic movies filming right now that need an old mall set.

    #1106438

    ManzelleWashington
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    I hope planners in this jurisdiction are forward-thinking as they discuss the future potential of this site. The Broad St. corridor is one of the few urban corridors in Columbus that seems like it can support a dedicated lane of transit for BRT/rail without much hassle, which would make this location a great anchor for future TOD development. COTA’s NextGen has already identified it as a potential corridor for high-capacity transit.

    It’d likely be several decades out, but should still be considered when discussing redevelopment options.

    #1106464

    jbcmh81
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    I hope planners in this jurisdiction are forward-thinking as they discuss the future potential of this site. The Broad St. corridor is one of the few urban corridors in Columbus that seems like it can support a dedicated lane of transit for BRT/rail without much hassle, which would make this location a great anchor for future TOD development. COTA’s NextGen has already identified it as a potential corridor for high-capacity transit.

    It’d likely be several decades out, but should still be considered when discussing redevelopment options.

    We can’t even get serious proposals for Downtown or the Short North, so I doubt they are thinking transit for 270 and Broad. However, there is no reason that this huge piece of land can’t be developed decently. I would love to see a small community of sorts here, with a central park, mixed-use residential, retail and offices in 5-6 story buildings that fronted Broad. Such a project would be pretty transformative for the area, and would have potential to set off other projects nearby in a way the casino never could. I would like to see the strip center at the southwest corner of Broad and Georgesville be redeveloped too.

    That’s what I hope. What I expect to happen is that we may see some big box retail with some restaurant outlets, with plenty of surface lot parking remaining. There may be a few apartment buildings thrown around back as well. So basically, status quo for this area.

    #1106518

    Ned23
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    I hope planners in this jurisdiction are forward-thinking as they discuss the future potential of this site. The Broad St. corridor is one of the few urban corridors in Columbus that seems like it can support a dedicated lane of transit for BRT/rail without much hassle, which would make this location a great anchor for future TOD development. COTA’s NextGen has already identified it as a potential corridor for high-capacity transit.

    It’d likely be several decades out, but should still be considered when discussing redevelopment options.

    Rail needs to go to specific suburb in my opinion. West Broad doesn’t work. Rail needs to go to Hilliard, New Albany, Dublin, etc. I’d also say Westerville, but they’re anti-everything there.

    #1106527
    _calebross
    _calebross
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ManzelleWashington wrote:</div>
    I hope planners in this jurisdiction are forward-thinking as they discuss the future potential of this site. The Broad St. corridor is one of the few urban corridors in Columbus that seems like it can support a dedicated lane of transit for BRT/rail without much hassle, which would make this location a great anchor for future TOD development. COTA’s NextGen has already identified it as a potential corridor for high-capacity transit.

    It’d likely be several decades out, but should still be considered when discussing redevelopment options.

    We can’t even get serious proposals for Downtown or the Short North, so I doubt they are thinking transit for 270 and Broad. However, there is no reason that this huge piece of land can’t be developed decently. I would love to see a small community of sorts here, with a central park, mixed-use residential, retail and offices in 5-6 story buildings that fronted Broad. Such a project would be pretty transformative for the area, and would have potential to set off other projects nearby in a way the casino never could. I would like to see the strip center at the southwest corner of Broad and Georgesville be redeveloped too.

    That’s what I hope. What I expect to happen is that we may see some big box retail with some restaurant outlets, with plenty of surface lot parking remaining. There may be a few apartment buildings thrown around back as well. So basically, status quo for this area.

    No the status quo is is a dead area in a neighborhood that wants to thrive.

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ManzelleWashington wrote:</div>
    I hope planners in this jurisdiction are forward-thinking as they discuss the future potential of this site. The Broad St. corridor is one of the few urban corridors in Columbus that seems like it can support a dedicated lane of transit for BRT/rail without much hassle, which would make this location a great anchor for future TOD development. COTA’s NextGen has already identified it as a potential corridor for high-capacity transit.

    It’d likely be several decades out, but should still be considered when discussing redevelopment options.

    Rail needs to go to specific suburb in my opinion. West Broad doesn’t work. Rail needs to go to Hilliard, New Albany, Dublin, etc. I’d also say Westerville, but they’re anti-everything there.

    lol, um. just because it doesn’t have a “name” doesnt mean its not a suburb.

    #1106562

    GCrites80s
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    Dublin, Worthington and Westerville have traditional CBDs unlike West Broad which make them naturally talented for rail stops.

    #1106633

    Robertsd937
    Participant

    Dublin, Worthington and Westerville have traditional CBDs unlike West Broad which make them naturally talented for rail stops.

    Exactly. Hilliard as well. However, that idea makes sense and should be implemented, but never will BECAUSE it makes perfect sense to do it.

    #1106947
    _calebross
    _calebross
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    Deadline set for Westland Mall plan, with officials expecting resolution
    Dec 15, 2015, 11:08am
    Dan Eaton
    Columbus Business First

    The owners of the decaying Westland Mall have less than 30 days to bring the mostly vacant shopping center up to municipal safety codes.

    Franklin Township Fire Chief James Welch said the township’s meeting last week with Plaza Properties Inc., the managing entity of the former mall property’s ownership group, did not result in a resolution and the owners were given a month to make necessary repairs to the structure.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/12/15/deadline-set-for-westland-mall-plan-with-officials.html

    #1106962

    News
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    Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next
    December 15, 2015 2:35 pm – Walker Evans

    “Weston is nice nickname, but it’s a real overreach — I don’t see anything to that scale happening at that site,” he says. “I think it has to be focused more on the local community. I do think that the developers — if they could build something new — they could bring in some of the retailers you can find on the north side or east side of the city. The people who live on the West Side — I think that’s all they’ve really wanted.”

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/westland-mall-demolition

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