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    Pablo
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    rus said:
    I’d like to see the one on 5th and grandview demolished and turned into a surface parking lot.

    Grandview ave has become a destination; for people to go there, there must be adequate parking. Increase available parking and increase visitors.

    Preferably surrounded by a rusting chain link fence (for safety).

    #496642
    rus
    rus
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    Pablo said:
    Preferably surrounded by a rusting chain link fence (for safety).

    Well if I get to pick then razor wire and a minefield. Towers optional.

    Make it feel all homey.

    #496643

    GCrites80s
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    rus said:
    I’d like to see the one on 5th and grandview demolished and turned into a surface parking lot.

    Grandview ave has become a destination; for people to go there, there must be adequate parking. Increase available parking and increase visitors.

    I’m not even going to justify this with a response.

    #496645
    rus
    rus
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    GCrites80s said:
    I’m not even going to justify this with a response.

    Think you just did ;-)

    Seriously, what the hell is wrong with more parking for more people?

    #496646

    surber17
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    if the building was built in an “L” shape to wrap around the block the parking could be hidden behind the buildings quite easily

    #496647
    rus
    rus
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    surber17 said:
    if the building was built in an “L” shape to wrap around the block the parking could be hidden behind the buildings quite easily

    Might actually fit in with that section also; get some more traffic to the businesses on Ida.

    But then I don’t see parking lots as icky. More like a necessity.

    #496648

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    rus said:
    Think you just did ;-)

    Seriously, what the hell is wrong with more parking for more people?

    If parking was the magical solution to development problems then 161, South Hamilton and that strip mall at Sawmill and 270 would be in much better shape wouldn’t they? Parking can actually be quite detrimental to a business because it makes businesses much harder to see — especially smaller ones. How many times have I had to tell you this? I’ve worked at businesses that have failed because people couldn’t see them due to large parking lots and high speed roads in front of them. Too much parking can also make an area lose it’s cachet very quickly. Nobody would care about the Short North if it was all parking lots. Well, whatever, there’s fewer and fewer people that think like you every day.

    #496649
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    rus said:
    But then I don’t see parking lots as icky. More like a necessity.

    Do you really think that placement would be optimal if it’s to serve the strip of Grandview Avenue? It’s at the far north end. Not exactly a good spot for movie goers or Stauf’s customers.

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    rus
    rus
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    GCrites80s said:
    If parking was the magical solution to development problems then 161, South Hamilton and that strip mall at Sawmill and 270 would be in much better shape wouldn’t they? Parking can actually be quite detrimental to a business because it makes businesses much harder to see — especially smaller ones. How many times have I had to tell you this? I’ve worked at businesses that have failed because people couldn’t see them due to large parking lots and high speed roads in front of them. Too much parking can also make an area lose it’s cachet very quickly.

    Not really applicable here. This section isn’t going to be New Albany; 5th isn’t turning into a freeway.

    The business appeal is currently along Grandview. People going to restaurants. You already see the lot facing AAB filled up with people going there or another restaurant on that block.

    Grandview ave is the destination and on that street parking is limited / hidden.

    People drive. They need some place to leave their cars.

    #496651
    rus
    rus
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    Walker said:
    Do you really think that placement would be optimal if it’s to serve the strip of Grandview Avenue? It’s at the far north end. Not exactly a good spot for movie goers or Stauf’s customers.

    Sure, but at the south end the bank has open parking after 6pm.

    Thinking more of AAB, Aladins, Mazah, et. al.

    #496652

    susank
    Member

    mrpoppinzs said:
    Interesting, from what I understand an Express is around 15,000 sq ft. which I think is about the size of the new downtown Hill’s Market. The Express is supposed to be a little bit upscale and push prepared foods.

    http://www.progressivegrocer.com/inprint/article/id628/giant-eagle-s-express-ohhh-/

    I wonder if that announcement means they are keeping the Neil Ave store as is?

    That is good concept and I think it will work well mixed in with more residential. It would be nice to see this Express version pop up in a few other neighborhoods.

    #496654

    GCrites80s
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    There’s plenty of parking. It is hidden though. We don’t really need the 10% of people who lack cunning ruining our built environment. And people wonder what happened to American Ingenuity.

    #496655

    Alex Silbajoris
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    Parking can actually be quite detrimental to a business because it makes businesses much harder to see — especially smaller ones. How many times have I had to tell you this?

    You’re probably the one who pointed out the difference between the Dublin and Columbus sides of Sawmill. On the Dublin (west) side there’s shrubbery and a glimpse of empty storefronts, seen across empty parking lots. On the Columbus side, it’s roadside signs and storefronts and busy lots.

    #496656
    rus
    rus
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    GCrites80s said:
    There’s plenty of parking. It is hidden though. We don’t really need the 10% of people who lack cunning ruining our built environment. And people wonder what happened to American Ingenuity.

    That gets back to the previous discussion on area familiarity.

    Make it easy for people to get there even if they don’t know the area and you’ll get more people. Lowers the threshold for new visitors.

    ETA: I’m not saying rip up the businesses on Grandview and replace them with parking, I’m saying this existing surface lot could be expanded with the removal of the building and serve as parking for the area.

    #496657
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    rus said:
    I’m saying this existing surface lot could be expanded with the removal of the building and serve as parking for the area.

    Are you saying this is something the City of Columbus should pay for (with public tax dollars) as a free parking lot (to service businesses half located in Columbus and half in Grandview Heights)?

    Or a private developer should do it and charge money and make a business of it?

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