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122 Olde Towne - New Apartment Development Proposed on Parsons Avenue

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  • #558176
    Not that Tom
    Not that Tom
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    yeah I agree, Walker.

    Parsons is the place where any additional businesses would want to set up shop in Olde Towne. Unless houses on Oak Street can be re-purposed / demolished (I don’t know zoning)

    #558177

    jbcmh81
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    Walker said:
    The design and density looks great, and this will be a great infill project for Parsons.

    That being said, it would make a lot of sense to build ground-floor retail for this placement. OTE is largely a residential neighborhood, so it wouldn’t make sense on a lot of streets, but Parsons is already a pretty major commercial strip for the neighborhood. If you’re going to do ground-floor retail/office, this is a prime spot for it.

    Agreed, especially with the loss of retail/restaurant space across the street.

    #558178
    rus
    rus
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    Walker said:
    The design and density looks great, and this will be a great infill project for Parsons.

    That being said, it would make a lot of sense to build ground-floor retail for this placement. OTE is largely a residential neighborhood, so it wouldn’t make sense on a lot of streets, but Parsons is already a pretty major commercial strip for the neighborhood. If you’re going to do ground-floor retail/office, this is a prime spot for it.

    Sooo… missed opportunity, then?

    #558179

    cmhcow
    Participant

    Street level retail in urban neighborhoods often relies on two things to be successful – viability and on-street parking. After the ODOT construction, this site will have neither. If ODOT doesn’t build, then this is a great site for ground level retail.

    #558180
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    rus said:
    Sooo… missed opportunity, then?

    For the developer… Probably not. Renting apartments is easier (in the short term) than finding solid retail tenants.

    For the neighborhood, yeah… Missed opportunity.

    cmhcow said:
    Street level retail in urban neighborhoods often relies on two things to be successful – viability and on-street parking. After the ODOT construction, this site will have neither. If ODOT doesn’t build, then this is a great site for ground level retail.

    Understandable. Sucks that ODOT has to screw things up.

    #558181
    urbanenthusiast
    urbanenthusiast
    Participant

    Great idea.

    VERY unappealing architecture. :(

    #558182

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    There are plenty of opportunities for neighborhood retail a few blocks east at Franklin & 17th. I’m happy to see the development.

    #558183
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    My digital rendering is too hot.

    My digital rendering is too cold.

    My digital rendering is too lumpy.

    #558184
    hugh59
    hugh59
    Participant

    Here is an image for another proposed ODOT project under consideration (this view is while it is under construction):

    #558185

    substance
    Participant

    ODOT is a hungry monster Columbus does not need faster highways. Less highways the roads safer will be. ODOT needs to use the their T for non aTuo transportation.

    #558186
    romanh
    romanh
    Participant

    Walker said:
    The design and density looks great, and this will be a great infill project for Parsons.

    That being said, it would make a lot of sense to build ground-floor retail for this placement. OTE is largely a residential neighborhood, so it wouldn’t make sense on a lot of streets, but Parsons is already a pretty major commercial strip for the neighborhood. If you’re going to do ground-floor retail/office, this is a prime spot for it.

    This seemed to be the sentiment of many of those who came out to the site on Saturday morning.

    #558187

    citywalker
    Participant

    romanh said:
    This seemed to be the sentiment of many of those who came out to the site on Saturday morning.

    I would like to see retail on the ground floor also, but how many businesses that are ready to locate to this part of Parsons can afford new-retail rents? There is potential retail in the building next to Carabar (I believe this remains after ODOT is done) and it is not currently being used as retail.

    A good compromise would be to design part of the bottom units as “loft”/”open” residential space that could later be converted to retail.

    The developers don’t need a zoning variance to make it all residential but since they are asking for 8 other variances, it could be part of a negotiation.

    #558188

    Coy
    Participant

    So, addition of a uber bland apt complex in an area with a lot of character, and removal of the two closest businesses that have helped sustain this area of Parsons for years, and no freaking parking anymore for anyone that wants to shop the area.

    Awesome.

    And Carabar just got wings.

    FML.

    #558189
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    It’s not the bland apartments fault that Carabar is getting the axe.

    #558190
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Coy said:
    …and no freaking parking anymore for anyone that wants to shop the area.

    Do people currently park in that gravel lot? I’ve never used it. Never had any problem finding on-street parking on Oak or Parsons.

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