Grandview Yard Giant Eagle
May 16, 2012 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #91769
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].May 16, 2012 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #496055
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.May 16, 2012 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #496056
Just curious, why would it not be pedestrian friendly?May 16, 2012 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #496057
More info, here:
More discussion on the topic, here:May 16, 2012 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #496058
@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.May 16, 2012 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #496059
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.May 16, 2012 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #496060
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.May 16, 2012 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #496061
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?May 16, 2012 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #496062
cheapMemberMay 16, 2012 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #496063
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.May 16, 2012 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #496064
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”May 16, 2012 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #496065
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.May 16, 2012 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm #496066
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.May 16, 2012 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #496067
Is this land owned by Nationwide Realty?
The Giant Eagle site? Yes.May 16, 2012 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #496068
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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