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New Convention Center Parking Garage Proposed Along E Goodale

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  • #993293

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    Wasted Space in Downtown: Convention Center
    March 25, 2014 7:50 am – Brent Warren

    In his recent State of the City address, Mayor Coleman said that planning has begun on a $30 million renovation of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Also in the planning stages is a parking garage to replace the surface lot on Goodale Street – directly across from the convention center – that will likely include a mixed-use element. Bill Jennison, Executive Director of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, has also said that adding retail along the center’s High Street frontage is a strong possibility.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/wasted-space-in-downtown-convention-center-bw1

    #1051615
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    construction has begun

    I noticed that they have been doing some sort of underground (core sampling?) work with equipment on site the past two weeks, but I wasn’t sure if actual construction was starting soon or not… Here’s a quick photo I snagged last week:

    #1064823
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Some more details (and renderings) have emerged about renovations to the Convention Center: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015/02/convention-center-expansion-wins-design-approval.html?page=2

    There will be an expansion along Goodale, a skybridge connecting the Center to the new garage across the street, and a new entrance–two stories of glass, moved closed to the street–at Goodale and High.

    #1064876

    jbcmh81
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    I pretty much hate everything about this project and the Convention Center. No retail in the garage. A skybridge removing people from the street, no mixed use, no breaking up of the Convention Wall of Nothing… I will forever be salty about this.

    #1064877
    Eridony
    Eridony
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    Yeah, it really doesn’t seem like we’re getting much for a $125-million project. I think I had my hopes raised by the hotel renderings last year.

    #1064906

    Pablo
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    My understanding is that there will be a pool with fountains at the corner – a pool that will be empty 6 months of the year and will require security guards to keep people out of it during ComFest and Pride….

    #1064912

    wpcc88
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    This is actually going to do a lot for the convention center because they will be doing some much needed renovations and upgrades to the interior. Being at trade shows several times a year there it really is a pain to try and clean up a booth with no hot water. The convention center needs much more than a monstrous hotel.

    #1064917

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    This is actually going to do a lot for the convention center because they will be doing some much needed renovations and upgrades to the interior. Being at trade shows several times a year there it really is a pain to try and clean up a booth with no hot water. The convention center needs much more than a monstrous hotel.

    I think the complaint revolves around the idea that a public/private partnership could’ve been done to get the project that was proposed last year, which was all-around, much better. With the private portion taking care of the Goodale section, $125 million in public dollars may not have even been needed to renovate the rest of the convention center. Instead, it’s entirely public and the design and plan are worse than it could’ve been.

    #1066048

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    Convention Center Moving Ahead with Expansion Plans
    March 5, 2015 7:00 am – Brent Warren

    The Downtown Commission last week approved plans by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority to add over 40,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space to the northern end of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/convention-center-moving-ahead-with-expansion-plans-bw1

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    #1087792
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Only a week later… going up fast!

    #1087794
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    I’m sure people will still complain “there’s no parking in the Short North!” ;)

    #1087803

    WJT
    Participant

    So am I correct in seeing that the garage is only going to cover the eastern half of the parking garage, from where the parking lot entrance was over east to near the freeway ramp? It does not look like there is any construction on the strip west of that entrance off Goodale.

    #1087806
    Eridony
    Eridony
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    So am I correct in seeing that the garage is only going to cover the eastern half of the parking garage, from where the parking lot entrance was over east to near the freeway ramp? It does not look like there is any construction on the strip west of that entrance off Goodale.

    They purposely left a spot open for a future development

    #1087807

    ohbr
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>WJT wrote:</div>
    So am I correct in seeing that the garage is only going to cover the eastern half of the parking garage, from where the parking lot entrance was over east to near the freeway ramp? It does not look like there is any construction on the strip west of that entrance off Goodale.

    They purposely left a spot open for a future development

    The link was a few pages back and if you look at some of the renderings that have floated out there, that section is usually filled with a mixed use if I remember correctly. Since several of the proposals had similar ideas about that particular spot, my guess is they weren’t able to feasibly bring the garage all the way over for space or architectural reasons.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/12/short-north-parking-garage-may-get.html

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