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Seedy motels on South High

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  • #1014192

    MHJ
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    Is the city doing anything about the string of seedy motels on South High between Whittier and Greenlawn? As a Brewery District resident I feel they are inhibiting the improvement of the area and depressing property values. It would be great if such prime real estate could be put to higher use.

    Does anyone know who owns these properties?

    #1014198
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    …so how does that work exactly, someone just decides that the business isn’t cool enough and closes it down?

    #1014205

    Graybeak
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    It’s not like it’s motel one.

    #1014286

    GCrites80s
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    Motel One is a lot different in Europe. I wonder how many Europeans have booked our Motel One and gotten a bit of a surprise.

    #1014300
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Is the city doing anything about the string of seedy motels on South High between Whittier and Greenlawn?

    How seedy are they? They’ve always looked old (in need of renovation) to me, but I’ve never noticed any sort of blatantly obvious undesirable activity around them.

    #1014372
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
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    If anything it gives people a cheaper option to staying close to downtown. I have never seen or heard of anything bad going on around these hotels.

    #1014376

    mfl243
    Participant

    And, for all I know, some of the people staying in these places are more-or-less permanent (not transient) residents,…i.e., housing for the low-income. Is that what makes these hotels undesirable?

    #1014412

    Eugene_C
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    If anything it gives people a cheaper option to staying close to downtown. I have never seen or heard of anything bad going on around these hotels.

    That’s the key. If they are attracting crime, then they can be handled as a nuisance.

    #1014421

    MHJ
    Participant

    …so how does that work exactly, someone just decides that the business isn’t cool enough and closes it down?

    Cities have been known to purchase properties for redevelopment.

    Also, if there is a lot of crime in these motels, they can be considered a public nuisance and shut down.

    #1014427

    tonloc620
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    Believe it or not I know that a lot of politicians stay at these hotels because they are inexpensive and close to the state house. I think you would be surprised by the clientele. Sit out front and watch how goes in and out.

    #1014439
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    That’s the key. If they are attracting crime, then they can be handled as a nuisance.

    Yeah, but are they?

    #1014541
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
    Participant

    You can check out Columbus crime maps here:

    http://www.raidsonline.com/

    Its a fascinating and slightly terrifying way to blow an afternoon.

    Anyway, the motels don’t seem to be wretched hives of scum and villainy.

    #1014607

    MHJ
    Participant

    You can check out Columbus crime maps here:

    <p url2image_parsed=”1″>http://www.raidsonline.com/

    <p url2image_parsed=”1″>Its a fascinating and slightly terrifying way to blow an afternoon.

    <p url2image_parsed=”1″>Anyway, the motels don’t seem to be wretched hives of scum and villainy.

    You’re right they don’t. I’m surprised by that. My impression was that there is a lot of sex work in those hotels. Maybe not.

    #1014632

    Graybeak
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    You’re right they don’t. I’m surprised by that. My impression was that there is a lot of sex work in those hotels. Maybe not.

    Someone did say there were lots of politicians in there.

    #1014667

    ricospaz
    Participant

    The one by Gressos rents by the hour. for reals

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