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Marconi Parking Garage is Closing

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    bwitty92
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    I saw this on Reddit so it has to be true right? Anyway, the crumbling parking garage on Marconi appears to be closing. I would have to think someone has plans to buy up the land and develop it. This would be a great spot to add something defining to our skyline, although the footprint of the building would have to be a bit abnormal.

    http://imgur.com/H8O5Mdn

    #1124664
    dalias
    dalias
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    I saw this on Reddit so it has to be true right? Anyway, the crumbling parking garage on Marconi appears to be closing. I would have to think someone has plans to buy up the land and develop it. This would be a great spot to add something defining to our skyline, although the footprint of the building would have to be a bit abnormal.

    http://imgur.com/H8O5Mdn

    While I like your idea, I’d wager on a new, non-crumbling parking garage.

    #1124669

    bwitty92
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    I definitely don’t think parking is going away from this spot, however it would be nice to see something like a new hotel that would include additional parking. Something like the DoubleTree on Front St could possibly work here.

    #1124670
    Josh Bauman
    Josh Bauman
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    Considering the giant Columbus City parking garage going in next door, it would be great to see this become something more than a parking garage — It’s in a pretty prime location (across the tracks from the Arena District, just down the street from the Riverfront…
    Does the garage own the entire parcel? Because if you got just a couple floors off the the ground along Long you would have some pretty spectacular views of the Scioto Riverfront. Some residential in this corridor would be some much-needed life as well. Lots of potential hopefully for MUCH more than just another parking garage (considering this ENTIRE area is parking garages)

    #1124719
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    This spot has a lot of potential, but I’m not sure that plopping a residential tower would be the best move here. This is within a block of a federal courthouse, the policy HQ, the new City of Columbus facilities, and two other parking garages. It’s also near the Courtyard by Marriott, which is otherwise not terribly near other hotels or any nightlife–as a hotel here would be, too.

    This strikes me as a good opportunity for a mixed use commerical/parking/retail opportunity, given its proximity to other offices and the lack of any retail in the immediate vicinity, as well as to take advantage of the great views a high-rise may have for would be office tenants…and the chance to increase the number of parking garage spaces, as well.

    #1124727

    jmiller10
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    God, this garage is such an eyesore. Literally anything would be better. Would love to see something other than parking, so fingers crossed for that!

    #1124731

    ohbr
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    I tend to agree with Michael. Residential would seem a little out of place and isolated. I won’t conjecture what’s to come but I’m very intrigued.

    #1124740

    Mike88
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    Very exciting news. Hopefully whatever replaces it has some true height too it.

    As others have said this is a spot that could be a nice impact on the skyline and it sits at an interesting junction for lots of different purposes.

    #1124774

    jbcmh81
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    I really disagree that any redevelopment, if something beyond more parking is actually going to take its place, shouldn’t include residential because of the location. While it is not surrounded by other residential, it is still in the middle of Downtown and fairly close to amenities. Any residential here would have absolutely no problem filling up.
    All that said, if anything’s going here, it probably will be something along the lines of more city offices.

    #1124846

    hometown
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    Years ago when I worked for the City of Columbus, we used this garage for our city cars and joked about its falling down all the time. The structure has been in terrible shape for over 20 years.

    #1124947
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    The people who still park their cars in that garage are braver than I.

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