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    Parker
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    How do they get a crane on site in time? Is there one stationed for this purpose?

    #430987
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
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    Either crane or helicopter? the real question is where and how far are the gates stored? I’m assuming the army corps of engineers are responsible for this in the event.

    #430988
    Caleb
    Caleb
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    #430989
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    #430990

    patient_zero
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    CalebR wrote >>
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/05/16/franklinton-demolition-kicks-off-redevelopment.html?sid=101
    FINALLY! Projects are moving forward!

    This photo of Mayor Coleman and Jim Sweeney is awesome. Tom Dodge of the Dispatch did a great job capturing the decisive moment. I might have to buy a copy of this one. Great smile, Sweeney!

    #430991

    This is awesome for Franklintown – nice to see this urban neighborhood get some attention and love! It should also be poised for a rebirth with the 2 new bridges and another affordable option to GV and VV. It is also very walkable to downtown and the new courthouse.

    Columbus’s neck will truly be ringed with an emerald neclace of great value in the future, GV, VV, IV, OTE, KLD, WP and Franklinton, Olde Oaks, yada, yada –

    Most cities in the US would give their first born children for these urban jewels…rather than crime plagued slums which is the typical case in all too many American cities

    Should point out all these neighborhoods are within a 2 mile radius of the statehouse. The City planners of the 1890’s would be pleased!

    The picture with Coleman is classic – and can’t wait for a repeat when Poindexter tower is demolished on Mt Vernon (long over due too)

    #430992

    JimSweeney
    Participant

    patient_zero wrote >>

    CalebR wrote >>
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/05/16/franklinton-demolition-kicks-off-redevelopment.html?sid=101
    FINALLY! Projects are moving forward!

    This photo of Mayor Coleman and Jim Sweeney is awesome. Tom Dodge of the Dispatch did a great job capturing the decisive moment. I might have to buy a copy of this one. Great smile, Sweeney!

    Ha! A wall had just come down hard. I remember looking back and getting hit in the face with that wall of dust (i hope) 1/2 second later! I stopped smiling pretty quick. good times!

    #430993

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    *G* Jim you should crop that and use it for your avatar.

    #430994
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
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    That was a hoot!

    #430995
    Caleb
    Caleb
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    I think I want to move downtown/ Franklinton area when this is built and everything. And do they have plans for new street lights, sidewalks and traffic signals? The whole road network in FTON needs a make over… sorry a major overhaul. It looks bad with weeds in the cracks and the sidewalks literraly “falling” into the streets.

    #430996

    Coleman was “punked.” LOL!

    #430997
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
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    CalebR wrote >>
    I think I want to move downtown/ Franklinton area when this is built and everything. And do they have plans for new street lights, sidewalks and traffic signals? The whole road network in FTON needs a make over… sorry a major overhaul. It looks bad with weeds in the cracks and the sidewalks literraly “falling” into the streets.

    infrastructural improvements have been made over the years. rich st got some new pavement last year plus a 2 way conversion. alot of traffic lights were replaced. those things are all great but its the people that make the difference. dont base an opinion on the aesthetics, there’s alot of good people down here and we have a lot of fun east franklinton.

    #430998

    jOHnH
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    I am stoked for all this redevelopment in Franklinton, I grew up in the area as a youngster and think it has a ton of potential with all of its history. I was curious about the development company Urban Smart Growth. The Dispatch had this quote yesterday, “The project at the former B&T Metals plant, 435 W. Town St., will be led by Urban Smart Growth, a Los Angeles-based company whose leader has a history of delays and housing-code violations.” The problem is the Dispatch didn’t go into any details or examples. Just dropped that bomb and moved on. Just a little curious if anyone knows any details about the company.. Thanks.

    #430999
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    More about the developer from an older Dispatch article:

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/03/23/robbins.ART_ART_03-23-08_B1_V69NM89.html?sid=101

    From what I’ve heard, most of the issues have been resolved though? I’m sure Chris or Jim can elaborate.

    #431000
    Caleb
    Caleb
    Participant

    Chris Sherman wrote >>

    CalebR wrote >>
    I think I want to move downtown/ Franklinton area when this is built and everything. And do they have plans for new street lights, sidewalks and traffic signals? The whole road network in FTON needs a make over… sorry a major overhaul. It looks bad with weeds in the cracks and the sidewalks literraly “falling” into the streets.

    infrastructural improvements have been made over the years. rich st got some new pavement last year plus a 2 way conversion. alot of traffic lights were replaced. those things are all great but its the people that make the difference. dont base an opinion on the aesthetics, there’s alot of good people down here and we have a lot of fun east franklinton.

    That’s not the reason I want to move there. Its an upcoming community and I want to be part of the development. Our church is having to move and well, I didn’t really want it to move from FTON. Unless somebody interfers with the builder, were moving to Grove City which I really don’t want to do. But, I can’t do anything about it. I want to move to FTON because I lived in FTON and then moved to the Hilltop. I have good memories there.

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