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  • #452894

    columbusmike
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    ^ MHJ

    Miami has a nearly city-wide development code, and Cincinnati is in the development of a similar code.

    I could care less what the use is, be it a tanning bed, liquor store, residence, etc. But the development should have some flexibility.

    The problem with a strip mall development like this one, in addition to being unsightly and not pedestrian friendly, is that it doesn’t allow for changes in use. When retail tanks down the road, these developments can’t easily be converted to residential or sometimes even decent office space. That’s the big problem with haphazard development.

    One of the reasons downtown has been successful, is that many of the old buildings can easily be converted from factories to residential lofts, or offices to apartments. Strip mall and low density development doesn’t allow for flexibility over time.

    #452895

    MHJ
    Participant

    columbusmike said:
    ^ MHJ

    Miami has a nearly city-wide development code, and Cincinnati is in the development of a similar code.

    A development code is something significantly different from what you first typed, which was “design guidelines.”

    I see that Miami[/url] and Cincinnati are developing are form-based codes. I agree that would be a good idea for Columbus.

    I could care less what the use is, be it a tanning bed, liquor store, residence, etc. But the development should have some flexibility.

    The problem with a strip mall development like this one, in addition to being unsightly and not pedestrian friendly, is that it doesn’t allow for changes in use. When retail tanks down the road, these developments can’t easily be converted to residential or sometimes even decent office space. That’s the big problem with haphazard development.

    One of the reasons downtown has been successful, is that many of the old buildings can easily be converted from factories to residential lofts, or offices to apartments. Strip mall and low density development doesn’t allow for flexibility over time.

    I’d venture to say that the majority of the residential stuff that’s happened downtown outside of the Short North and German Village has been new build, but then maybe those neighborhoods are precisely what you mean, not the more recent apartment boom.

    But I agree that a strip mall is not the best use of that parcel of land.

    #452896
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    the bank is coming down today.

    #452897

    Pablo
    Participant

    It’s down, as is the building next door.

    #452898

    luketenley
    Member

    I thought the code was red brick and glass… every building built in the last couple years has had the same facade it seems. Boring! JK

    Why wouldn’t they really try and work on getting more stores into the Yard and not on Olentangy?

    #452899

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Drove by the old bank yesterday. Well, the pile of stone and steel. I wish they could have incorporated that into the new strip mall somehow. It would have made a great brewpub! Had a great patio too.

    #452900
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    luketenley said:
    Why wouldn’t they really try and work on getting more stores into the Yard and not on Olentangy?

    Who’s “they”?

    This Olentangy development is within the City of Columbus, and is a private development by Northstar Realty. Grandview Yard is within the City of Grandview Heights and developed by Nationwide Realty Investors.

    #452901

    susank
    Member

    I had a friend who worked at the bank building when it was ‘Into Great’ and I have distant memories of it being a bar called Liberty. It is a real shame that they couldn’t repurpose it. The old building had some character.

    It would be a real shame if they build more stuff like that new apartment building that looks like a prison or that suburban Giant Eagle. Third seems to have a lot of wasted potential.

    #452902

    Graybeak
    Participant

    susank said:
    I had a friend who worked at the bank building when it was ‘Into Great’ and I have distant memories of it being a bar called Liberty. It is a real shame that they couldn’t repurpose it. The old building had some character.

    I remember driving past there when there were a couple redbox (or whatever the equivalent at the time was) machines in the front, and that was it.

    #452903

    susank
    Member

    Graybeak said:
    I remember driving past there when there were a couple redbox (or whatever the equivalent at the time was) machines in the front, and that was it.

    Yeah, it was a automated Blockbuster for awhile. The location suffered as it was so disconnected. Now that they are building things they are still making them like they are in the ‘burbs. I don’t remember who is responsible for building that atrocious apartment complex but it really has set the area back.

    #452904

    ricospaz
    Participant

    I used to go to Liberty from time to time. The building seemed to be in real good shape.. This would have been around 2002 or so.

    and yes, I think those apts behind it look terrible. a castle or something, with a nice blank wall facing 3rd.

    #452905
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    shouldn’t there be some epicly heavy vault in that rubble somewhere?

    #452906

    leftovers
    Member

    vestanpance said:
    shouldn’t there be some epicly heavy vault in that rubble somewhere?

    I heard Geraldo Riveria was going to open it on Pay Per View,

    #452907

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    I remember hearing this one in there back then and wanting to Mortal Kombat out:

    #452908

    surber17
    Participant

    I wonder if they are recycling some of the great stone from the outside of the bank. Those pillar pieces would be perfect garden pieces.

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