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Edwards Co Planning Apartments at Gay & High

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  • #1103547

    indyout
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    From Business First 1997:

    LeVeque nixes RiverPark condo project downtown
    Mar 24, 1997, 12:00am EST Updated Mar 24, 1997, 12:00am EST
    Brian R. Ball Business First

    Five years after the project was announced, plans have been scrapped for a 60-unit condo project atop the LeVeque Tower parking garage.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/1997/03/24/story1.html

    #1103590
    Josh Bauman
    Josh Bauman
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    I think this is fantastic, it will fill in 4 city blocks AND it will be lined with retail!! So it won’t be 20 stories, but it will make this downtown feel complete for the first time in over half a century. Although, I am all for a high rise, this city actually has a much better skyline than most when viewed from afar. But, when you are walking, biking or driving on High St, all you see is the street level.

    Excellent point!

    #1109343
    _calebross
    _calebross
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    VISION 2016: HIGH STREET TO DEVELOP DOWNTOWN POWER CENTER IN FORMER FORGOTTEN STRETCH
    Restoration is key as construction companies unlock High Street potential.

    Like a missing and long-sought puzzle piece, development of an expanse of High Street from Broad Street north to Spring Street is falling into place with great anticipation.

    Several developers’ plans to add hundreds more apartments to three neglected but strategically positioned blocks will fill a gap between previous projects that stretch from German Village on the south to the Ohio State University campus on the north.

    In the emerging picture, environmental elements color the projects with excitement: A growing vibe of urban cool spills over from E. Gay Street. Welcoming walkability extends west from the newly opened Scioto Greenways. Classic character not available with new builds comes with renovation of historic structures.

    The vision shared by developers and observers alike is that the mixed-use development along this part of High Street and vicinity—combining residential with retail, restaurants and office space—will infuse new energy into Downtown and make it even more attractive for continued improvements. Projects in the works include a possible hotel and five garages—four new and one renovated.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusceo.com/content/stories/2016/01/vision-2016-high-street-to-develop-downtown-power-center-in-former-forgotten-stretch.html

    #1109432

    Pablo
    Participant

    Parking lots are now closed and the entire site is enclosed with construction fencing.

    #1109435
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Great way to start ’16.

    #1109450
    _calebross
    _calebross
    Participant

    Parking lots are now closed and the entire site is enclosed with construction fencing.

    They didn’t waste any time now did they.

    #1109462

    Pro Se
    Participant

    Nice! I imagine they’ve to to get to work quickly as they’ve got to get the parking structures up for the Citizens building which will come on=line first in the third quarter.

    #1109464
    dalias
    dalias
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    Edwards Eyes January Start Date for Gay and High Project<br>
    November 18, 2015 3:48 pm – Brent Warren

    In looking at these images, is that a street facing, glass-walled infinity pool on the 3rd floor of the middle deck/terrace?

    #1109493
    Josh Bauman
    Josh Bauman
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>News wrote:</div>
    Edwards Eyes January Start Date for Gay and High Project<br><br>
    November 18, 2015 3:48 pm – Brent Warren

    In looking at these images, is that a street facing, glass-walled infinity pool on the 3rd floor of the middle deck/terrace?

    I was honestly wondering that myself. That would be a very interesting piece of art-ish work in the summer haha

    #1109498

    indyout
    Participant

    This is good news indeed. Some longtime coworkers have stated that most of this stretch of High has been vacant for almost 50 years!! This project is really a game changer, especially with blocks of High Street being dedicated to retail. Now that the Atlas building is complete AND 100% leased, I am sure this high quality project will be very successful.

    #1109514

    scorpcmh
    Participant

    There were buildings here when I started work downtown in 1983. I remember them being torn down to build a food court ( the rage at the time)…pre City Center. This would never be allowed to happen now that there is a downtown commission. Sort of like the lots around the Dispatch building where buildings were demolished to build Capitol Center that never happened.

    #1109532
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    The ripple effects of this block being filled in with tenants–residential, commercial, etc.–could and should be quite dramatic for downtown.

    #1110911

    indyout
    Participant

    Very true. I believe this is the largest gap on High St between German Village and Campus. Filling this area in, should force development downtown to spread along other streets to 3rd and the Riverfront parks.

    #1124649
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    We’ve had a lot of discussion of parking in this thread, so this seems like a decent place to drop this new article from Business First on downtown’s parking situation.

    “The central point, however, is that we’re not going to park our way to prosperity,” Schoeny said. “More car storage is not the solution.”

    Giving drivers alternative transportation options will be a focal point in coming years, he said. Columbus is a finalist for a $50 million U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge grant – Columbus’ application includes a number of alternative transportation improvements.

    Convincing more downtown commuters to leave their cars at home is ultimately what it will take for growth to continue, Ricksecker said.

    “The basic question is, do we really want to be a city? If you want to have density, and a vibrant downtown, you can’t have unlimited parking – that parking is a tremendous waste of good real estate.”

    #1124777

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    We’ve had a lot of discussion of parking in this thread, so this seems like a decent place to drop this new article from Business First on downtown’s parking situation.

    “The central point, however, is that we’re not going to park our way to prosperity,” Schoeny said. “More car storage is not the solution.”

    Giving drivers alternative transportation options will be a focal point in coming years, he said. Columbus is a finalist for a $50 million U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge grant – Columbus’ application includes a number of alternative transportation improvements.

    Convincing more downtown commuters to leave their cars at home is ultimately what it will take for growth to continue, Ricksecker said.

    “The basic question is, do we really want to be a city? If you want to have density, and a vibrant downtown, you can’t have unlimited parking – that parking is a tremendous waste of good real estate.”

    It’s all well and good to talk about car alternatives, but that has literally been the extent of things for 40 years. The city has made zero moves towards changing the reality of how its residents get around.

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