The Dennison (Formerly The Leafy Dale) in Victorian Village
- November 26, 2013 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm #187786
Has any work gotten underway on this project yet?
they’ve been doing work on the existing portion (right hand side of graphic), but have yet to demo the old apartments needed to raise the new build (lh side)July 15, 2014 12:52 am at 12:52 am #1029596
heresthecaseyParticipantJuly 15, 2014 9:50 am at 9:50 am #1029610
Oh, nice! I didn’t realize they had started on that little building.July 15, 2014 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #1029662
I spoke with the wood company the other day about rentals and they mentioned units in the existing building were targeted for move in around first of October, but at $1,300 for a studio my search continues.July 15, 2014 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm #1029679July 15, 2014 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #1029688
drewParticipantJuly 16, 2014 8:29 am at 8:29 am #1029754
It’s a great location and deserving of premium pricing, but even so that sounds steep!
They are apparently pricing well above anything else on out there in the market so far. Considering the amount of time & investment they’ve put into the building and how well things went with The Wood building, you have to figure they know the upper end of market and know how this product can be valued in it. That new rooftop deck and gazebo sure look promising from the ground. The view of the park and downtown from the roof will probably be exceptional. Garage parking is also strong selling point. So in addition to the excellent location there’s other attractive amenities.July 24, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm #1031111
Who wants to take a peek inside? It’s on our Urban Living Tour on Sunday! Units on the top floor will be shown off as well as the views from the rooftop terrace!
Details/Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-living-tour-tickets-12115167793September 9, 2014 10:14 am at 10:14 am #1040328
First Phase of The Dennison in Victorian Village Almost Complete
September 9, 2014 7:10 am – Brent Warren
The first residents of the Dennison in Victorian Village should be moving in by the end of the month. Work on the former Leafy Dale building at 789 Dennison Avenue is wrapping up after more than a year of construction.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-phase-of-the-dennison-in-victorian-village-almost-complete-bw1September 9, 2014 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #1040357
I respect the Wood Companies – they’ve done some of the best new builds and remodels in the SN area, and the Dennison is shaping up nicely.
However, mark my words: there’s no way that the big hole in the ground shown in the pictures is going to become a fully realized residential structure plus underground parking garage in the next 9 months. I’ll bet good money on it.
And, no matter how nice the existing apartments may be, nobody in their right mind is going to want to live in them while they’re still building the addition. Not only will there be no parking garage access for tenants during some (if not all of) the addition’s buildout, but the construction crews are adding massive pressure to the (already extremely tight) on-street parking in the area. Read this again – tenants will be competing with construction workers for scarce on-street parking. There simply won’t be any open spots, certainly not during the day, and generally not in the evening, either (when SN employees park much of it out). It’s gotten so bad in the area that the construction crews have taken to routinely parking their trucks illegally.
Rear access to the existing Dennison building will almost certainly be compromised by the construction equipment that routinely blocks Hunter alley. This isn’t the end of the world, but it’s just one more way in which living in the middle of a construction site is death by a thousand cuts. If you can’t imagine the frustrations associated with all of the noise and dust, just take my word for it – as a neighbor of the Dennison I can tell you all about it. Well, everything except for what it’ll be like when they’re bolting a new building to the walls in which one lives…September 9, 2014 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #1040396
I think they could build that out in 9 months. I think Edwards built the entire Strathmore complex in not much more than that and that thing is huge. But I agree with everything else you mentioned regarding the construction. They’re asking high rents to live in a construction site for most of your first year.December 29, 2014 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #1056915
Looks like the underground/foundation work might be about done?April 15, 2015 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #1071928
Going up!April 15, 2015 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #1071933
This may be the slowest project in the Short North ever.April 26, 2015 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm #1073607
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