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    tonloc620
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    I just got a copy of the site plan for the Giant Eagle being built by Nationwide Realty investor’s on the north side of Third Ave across from Grandview Yard. There are no less than 6,000 parking spaces, the store sits as far away from the road as possible, and there are 4 outlots with drive thru’s, not very pedestrian fiendly to me. This does not belong in our neighborhood, it belongs on Sawmill Road. If anyone is interested in helping make a change to this call me at 614-565-6898 or email me at [email protected].

    #496055

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    Can you post said copy?

    I agree that it doesn’t sound good, however I don’t think 6,000 spaces is accurate for just the grocery. For comparison, the Columbus Commons above-ground garage has 3,600 spaces and is a pretty massive structure.

    #496056

    MRipley
    Participant

    Just curious, why would it not be pedestrian friendly?

    #496057
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #496058
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    @mripley: a grocer set back (way back) from the street with surface parking in front and four outlots for individual retail establishments = Sawmill Road, Morse Road, Hilliard Rome Road = NOT pedestrian friendly = not fit for the neighborhood = VERY disappointing.

    #496059

    leftovers
    Member

    Have to hold judgement until I see more, but this does not surprise me. I think the Short North Kroger did a great job as far as an urban design and was hoping this project would follow suit.

    #496060
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Image of the master plan from GVY’s website:

    I don’t believe this is absolutely definitive though, nor does it show all of the land north of Third.

    #496061

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Yeah, talk about a disappointment. The zoning code does not prohibit this type of development, so a big chunk of the blame is on us for not demanding city to change their codes.

    Is this land owned by Nationwide Realty?

    #496062

    cheap
    Member

    6000 parking spots??

    tonloc620 said:
    This does not belong in our neighborhood, it belongs on Sawmill Road. If anyone is interested in helping make a change to this call me at 614-565-6898 or email me at [email protected].

    evidently,it’s not just “your” neighborhood.

    #496063

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    Maybe they want to cater to people from those areas (Sawmill, Hilliard-Rome) who want to live “downtown” but still feel at home in large parking fields.

    I was going to post that it will unfortunately make a hideous bike/pedestrian barrier between Grandview and Vic Village, but it looks like it stays in between Goodale and 3rd.

    #496064

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    cheap said:
    6000 parking spots??

    Well, the first thing they list under Highlights and “Comprehensive Amenities” is ample parking.

    They can build whatever they want, but it seems weird to put a decades out of date suburban complex, complete with parking wastelands, on the other side of the 315/I670 spaghetti and call it “a vibrant urban neighborhood”

    #496065

    bucki12
    Member

    I think they had lofty goals for a more ‘Town Center’ mall style mixed development that are not panning out due to the economy and lack of retail interest. The parking lots seem more like a quick solution to all the empty space.

    #496066

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    Ughh. These are the same two entities that were proposing a dense-development grocery store with parking garage in the arena district only a couple years ago?

    What a difference a few years makes. This is an extremely disappointing way to do what could be a promising new development.

    Big ol’ thumbs down to this crap.

    #496067
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    columbusmike said:
    Is this land owned by Nationwide Realty?

    The Giant Eagle site? Yes.

    #496068

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    In all fairness to a project we all see as a lame mini Easton awkwardly plopped down in Grandview, it seems to be nicely tucked away where it won’t bother anyone too much, and will at least aid in bringing some suburban people closer to the center rather than building this exact same thing out past whatever the furthest/most desirable exurb is this year. And it’s not like there’s something cool there right now that it’s displacing.

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