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Grandview Ave & Dublin Rd Redeveopment

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  • #468321

    futureman
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    johnwirtz said:
    Looks dull

    Yep, it certainly won’t win any awards.

    #468322

    Pickerington_Kyle
    Participant

    I’m just glad their building. I mean it’s better to have something, than nothing.

    #468323

    leftovers
    Member

    Pickerington_Kyle said:
    I’m just glad their building. I mean it’s better to have something, than nothing.

    There is such a glut of office space in the Columbus regional area. In my mind this is like building another mall with the subsized cleanup $$$ being the real impetus.

    #468324

    swinzo1010
    Participant

    Scioto Bike Trail[/url]

    Is this the connection for the scioto trail mentioned above? I was having trouble finding Souder Ave.

    #468325
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    leftovers said:
    There is such a glut of office space in the Columbus regional area.

    What is the current vacancy rate for office space in the region and how does that compare to the national average?

    #468326

    futureman
    Participant

    swinzo1010 said:
    Scioto Bike Trail[/url]

    Is this the connection for the scioto trail mentioned above? I was having trouble finding Souder Ave.

    Yes, and Souder Ave is more towards downtown (not on that map), next to 315

    #468327

    leftovers
    Member

    Walker said:
    What is the current vacancy rate for office space in the region and how does that compare to the national average?

    My point is that building for the sake of building is not always wise. It is easier to attract tenants to ‘new’ developements, but that leaves a lot of older developements in trouble. The Wagenbrenner owned office building at the corner of NW and Goodale is a prime example.

    #468328
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    God that looks aweful. Suburbia is actually moving towards downtown. I really cannot wait until gas hits $5 a gallon. Only then will developers and planners smarten up.

    #468329
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    leftovers said:
    My point is that building for the sake of building is not always wise.

    What does “building for the sake of building” mean?

    #468330

    leftovers
    Member

    Walker said:
    What does “building for the sake of building” mean?

    unsustainable growth

    It originally was in responce to Kyle’s quote:
    “I’m just glad their building. I mean it’s better to have something, than nothing.”

    #468331

    futureman
    Participant

    Keep in mind that in the article the build out was going to take “several years”.

    To put this in perspective, the cost of this development is $34 million vs Grandview Yard which is projected to cost $660 million ($500 million private, $160 million Public).

    #468332
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    leftovers said:
    unsustainable growth

    It originally was in responce to Kyle’s quote:
    “I’m just glad their building. I mean it’s better to have something, than nothing.”

    Gotcha.

    I agree there should be a thoughtful process behind new development, and certainly a look a regional impact on vacancies and usability is in order rather than just one company fighting for their own piece of the pie (where we all collectively lose when spaces go vacant).

    I was just wondering if there was any raw data to back up this claim that this development is unneeded in that area. I have no idea what office vacancy rates in that immediate area are like, and no idea what *type* of office space this even is, compared to other types available in the area.

    As for the development itself, it does look quite suburban from 30,000 feet with the large swaths of parking lots, but I do appreciate that the majority of it will be hidden from view from Dublin Road and Grandview Avenue. Parking for office workers in this area seems like a necessity, as it’s a bit isolated. Consolidated parking into a garage structure would have been better from the urbanist standpoint, but I imagine that can always be done down the road if the demand is high enough.

    Personally, I’m more concerned with what can be done from the public side of things with infrastructure improvements along Dublin Road. That area needs sidewalks, medians, street trees, traffic calming and other features that make it more than just a 50-mph speedway.

    #468333

    saywhat2
    Member

    jpizzow said:
    God that looks aweful. Suburbia is actually moving towards downtown. I really cannot wait until gas hits $5 a gallon. Only then will developers and planners smarten up.

    Right on! $5/gallon gas in the name of urban aesthetic value? You betcha!

    #468334

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Anything is better than that old mold-ridden motel that sat there forever.

    #468335

    cbus11
    Member

    Do not believe that particular parcel is part of this.

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