The Joseph - Pizzuti Short North Hotel - News & Updates
July 23, 2010 1:39 am at 1:39 am #82711
The Victorian Village and Italian Village joint Commission meeting was tonight for the new boutique hotel in the Short North. Did anyone attend? If so, what was the reaction from the commissions this time around?
Here is a link to the new renderings…
Original Discussion, Here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/pizzuti-short-north-hotel-plans-presented-tonightJuly 23, 2010 2:12 am at 2:12 am #390164
I really really hope this gets approved.July 23, 2010 4:20 am at 4:20 am #390165
I really don’t see what all the hub bub is about with this project. Personally, I love it. A little modern here and there never hurt anybody. Please start construction asap.July 23, 2010 4:37 am at 4:37 am #390166
I thought the complex was also going to include a gallery space for part of the Pizzuti collection. Is that still being considered? I didn’t see anything in the plans that looked like a gallery.July 23, 2010 5:31 am at 5:31 am #390167
jpizzow wrote >>
I really don’t see what all the hub bub is about with this project. Personally, I love it. A little modern here and there never hurt anybody. Please start construction asap.
And a garage (which is definitely attractive to people from the suburbs). Give me a shovel and I’ll help dig.July 23, 2010 6:32 am at 6:32 am #390168
Sweet; they pushed the upper floors back vs. having them hang out over the sidewalk, which was really my only gripe. I’m sold.July 23, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #390169
I spoke to four or five people last night who attended the meeting.
It doesn’t sound like the medieval courts of Short North commercial architectural review are ruling in favor of this project. Maybe if Pizzutti presents the Italian and Victorian Village commissions with 162 goats, 9 swords, 3 virgins, a royal feast and the crown of the German Village king, then this will be approved.
Otherwise, the project is a long, long way off, which is a damn shame for Columbus.
Luckily there will be the Hilton close by with the giant colon across the street.July 23, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm #390170
That’s terrible news.
What is it they’re looking for, precisely, in order to make this project happen?July 23, 2010 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm #390171
I like it, Joel Pizzuti and team are doing a good job
Some creative use of the brick would be nice, mural on the north wall of the hotel
I’m a little confused about the garage elevation, Is the garage six stories above grade? that seems a little high, going down two levels would probably cost an additional $1m
edit: everyone drives an audi?July 23, 2010 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm #390172
Michael, unfortunately that’s the issue, neither commission operates that way.July 23, 2010 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #390173
I’ll bet it gets approved. Maybe not in this exact iteration, but this was a big step forward re: removing the overhangs. Looks much more ‘appropriate’. I think the biggest issue is still the ‘scale’ of things.
Say this gets approved in the next few months, are they planning on breaking ground immediately?
ETA: Just noticed what you meant about the Audis (B5.5 A4’s to be exact)… apparently thats what they have in mind for the SN.July 23, 2010 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #390174
It’s okay, there’s clearly a Chrysler 300M in slide 17.
On another point, if you live or own a business in the VV or IV and support this project, email the Commissioners and let them know. They are not going to all read these CU threads. They are going to have a lot of people show up at the meetings and declare this project the end of the SN as we know it.
As always the answer is, do something.July 23, 2010 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #390175
Hell hath no furry like the Italian Village Commission. Great job Pizzuti and take a note from Joe Armeni if they don’t approve it.July 23, 2010 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #390176
JonMyers wrote >>
Michael, unfortunately that’s the issue, neither commission operates that way.
What can we do to help, then, as citizens in the area?July 23, 2010 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #390177
Why the animosity toward the commissions? Our historical architectural review process in both Victorian and Italian villages is what has made the Short North the beautiful area that it is today. Without those commissions, the Short North may have still gentrified (though I doubt it), but its High Street facades would look much like those of campus area today and beautiful historical architecture could easily be destroyed.
There are a lot of problems with the Pizzuti project that they have been unwilling to address to the commissioners so far. You should be asking the developer why it won’t address the concerns of the commissions because it has hardly modified a single element of the development despite reiterated concerns about it from the commissioners.
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