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SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel

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    ohbr
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ohbr wrote:</div>
    The big question, parking *gasp*…. I imagine a hotel would have a much greater parking need than the CMHA so that’s probably going to be the biggest challenge here… from a community standpoint.

    This same group is proposing a new garage right behind Bollinger on Pearl for this project…

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-shorter-design-presented-for-short-north-office-building

    Plus they have a large private lot in the rear of the building.

    I did not realize it was the same people. This makes alot more sense now.

    #1116015

    jbcmh81
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    I have to wonder… if it is torn down, will a similar height project be allowed to go into the site?

    #1116018

    Pablo
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    If the building is simply renovated into a hotel there will probably be a car drop off right on High St.

    #1116019

    rory
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    There is an incredibly well deserved spot in hell for the people who put together this deal. Poor people can live in decent neighborhoods too. Where will the new vouchers place them? No where as nice I’m sure.

    #1116020

    futureman
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    To be fair, the article does say that the sale of the building will allow for 300 units to be built. The Bollinger tower has 100 single occupant units.

    Honestly, sounds like the price was right for CMHA. If they sell the building they could offer 3x the units at a different location.

    #1116021

    ohbr
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    To be fair, the article does say that the sale of the building will allow for 300 units to be built. The Bollinger tower has 100 single occupant units.

    Honestly, sounds like the price was right for CMHA. If they sell the building they could offer 3x the units at a different location.

    Agreed. While, yes, there is the fact that low income elderly are being moved out of a nice neighborhood, more people will ultimately be served. It wouldn’t make sense not to turn that profit. And if they choose a neighborhood that has a bright future again, they may have the opportunity to turn this into another investment and come out ahead again to serve more people. I really see both sides, but I’m really ok with the financial side as long as we actually see the results. If nothing ever comes to fruition, I’ll be pissed.

    #1116027
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    There is an incredibly well deserved spot in hell for the people who put together this deal. Poor people can live in decent neighborhoods too. Where will the new vouchers place them? No where as nice I’m sure.

    Weinland Park has space, wasn’t Wagenbrenner planning senior housing next to the tracks.

    #1116031
    4N6science
    4N6science
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>rory wrote:</div>
    There is an incredibly well deserved spot in hell for the people who put together this deal. Poor people can live in decent neighborhoods too. Where will the new vouchers place them? No where as nice I’m sure.

    Weinland Park has space, wasn’t Wagenbrenner planning senior housing next to the tracks.

    Yes, Wagenbrenner is planning for senior living right off 5th Ave and N. Grant. There’s also that large vacant lot on the corner of 4th St and 5th Ave, which could use development.

    #1116032

    Cbussmallbiz
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    The quote is that they believe they will be able to facilitate housing for 300 units. I guess that means vouchers not owned units. Is that over 1 year, 10 years, 5 years. No context there… tells you thats BS. So they are losing more landlords yearly than they add. There is a waiting list already. This sell does not serve the interests of the people living there. CMHA is a horribly run mess. They are laying off staff, selling assets and shifting management to private companies. I would be very interested to understand where the fees, commissions and contracts on these deals land. AE.. are managers incentivized to transact? CMHA is a joke inside of a joke inside of a rotten egg. Just more dead weight feeding on the effort to help poor people. Rinse repeat

    #1116033
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    If the building is simply renovated into a hotel there will probably be a car drop off right on High St.

    I actually see them making the drop-off on one of the side streets, either Warren or Bollinger. Or they could use the existing lot in the back and have people park at the new garage that’s going up on Pearl and Lincoln

    #1116048

    Pablo
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Pablo wrote:</div>
    If the building is simply renovated into a hotel there will probably be a car drop off right on High St.

    I actually see them making the drop-off on one of the side streets, either Warren or Bollinger. Or they could use the existing lot in the back and have people park at the new garage that’s going up on Pearl and Lincoln

    Perhaps, or the rear parking lot could be converted into a guest amenity zone including a pool.

    #1116064

    rory
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>lazyfish wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>rory wrote:</div><br>
    There is an incredibly well deserved spot in hell for the people who put together this deal. Poor people can live in decent neighborhoods too. Where will the new vouchers place them? No where as nice I’m sure.

    Weinland Park has space, wasn’t Wagenbrenner planning senior housing next to the tracks.

    Yes, Wagenbrenner is planning for senior living right off 5th Ave and N. Grant. There’s also that large vacant lot on the corner of 4th St and 5th Ave, which could use development.

    No, they didn’t get the tax credits needed for the affordable senior housing at Grant and Fifth for three years running. As far as I know they haven’t tried again for them this year and I don’t believe they have plans to do so again.

    #1116065

    Nancy H
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    Bollinger is one of the ugliest buildings in the Short North. I hope they tear it down and start over. I watched that building being built. Really cheap construction. New construction would mean a better looking building, quality construction and the ability to easily add whatever parking they need.

    I, for one, object to having a set back on High Street. If people want green space, IV and Goodale parks are about a block and a half away from Bollinger. Not to mention parks and public plazas are publicly owned spaces, rather that privately owned. There are any number of locations that would accommodate more places like Poplar Park, without disrupting the common street wall.

    #1116068
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>King Gambrinus wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Pablo wrote:</div><br>
    If the building is simply renovated into a hotel there will probably be a car drop off right on High St.

    I actually see them making the drop-off on one of the side streets, either Warren or Bollinger. Or they could use the existing lot in the back and have people park at the new garage that’s going up on Pearl and Lincoln

    Perhaps, or the rear parking lot could be converted into a guest amenity zone including a pool.

    developing a phantastical erection, thinking of all the possible hotel amenities, here’s hoping for a happy ending, won’t be the first trick turned in that place.

    #1116069

    WJT
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    I admit I would like something bigger and better than Bollinger. But this does suck that a building that appears to be designed and working as a haven for lower income elderly people is the price that will be paid. And I agree with the sentiments expressed that not enough is being disclosed about the 300 units and all. Are these the people in these 100 units going to have the same level of amenities and access that they have now?

    There are a lot of unanswered questions. about this and about the disabled low income people basically tossed out in the street on the near East side from the old hospital apartment building. You cannot just expect developers, landowners, anyone who is going to financially benefit from these things to automatically act in the best interests of anyone but themselves. Poor elderly people just do not matter in this city and it is disgraceful.

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