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Bricking South Third Street in German Village

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  • #89156

    rory
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    Probably a bad time to advocate making it one-way so I can get to the park faster ;)

    Support builds for bricks on S. 3rd St.

    By Mark Ferenchik

    The Columbus Dispatch

    Friday November 18, 2011

    German Village leaders want to see S. 3rd Street paved with bricks between Livingston Avenue and Schiller Park. Now, they have to figure out how much that will cost and whether the city is willing to pay for any of it.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/11/18/support-builds-for-bricks-on-s–3rd-st-.html

    #470790

    melikecheese
    Participant

    Yes for bricks!

    They just paved over Whittier which was sad.

    #470791

    melikecheese
    Participant

    And what about having an open call for bricks to be donated? I can’t tell you how many piles of bricks and random bricks are in the allys and back yards of the entire south end of the city. That would save some cash.

    #470792
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    This has been discussed for at least four years now:

    Article from July 2007: https://www.columbusunderground.com/third-street-in-german-village-to-become-brick-again

    I wonder if it will ever happen? I’m in favor of it, but it doesn’t seem to be a priority project.

    #470793

    cbus11
    Member

    I would like to see this too, but agree that it is low on the priority list.

    #470794
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
    Participant

    The city should mark designated parking spaces on Parsons Ave before they chip in on bricking S. 3rd Street.

    #470795

    bman
    Participant

    Columbus must grow money on trees. More cops or more fireman or brick streets? We want brick streets!!!! LOL

    #470796

    kessler
    Participant

    Which has been said before I’m sure, I’d be in favor of putting all the utility lines underground 1st. Then move on to brick streets. Carry on!

    #470797

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    bman said:
    Columbus must grow money on trees. More cops or more fireman or brick streets? We want brick streets!!!! LOL

    Did you even bother reading the article?

    Rick Tilton, a spokesman for the Columbus Department of Public Service, said officials have told German Village leaders that the city will support the project if the neighborhood finds private funding or public money elsewhere.

    “Typically, we do not go back to brick (streets). It is extraordinarily expensive,” Tilton said.

    Bibler said neighborhood officials will look for a public-private partnership.

    To the idea in general, I actually like the idea of the bike lane between the curb and parking. If it ended up looking anything like this:

    It could be a good win for the area.

    #470798

    leftovers
    Member

    I agree that Parsons and burying utilities is probably a higher priority.


    Now, they have to figure out how much that will cost and whether the city is willing to pay for any of it.

    If the commission approves the plan, neighborhood leaders will ask the city to fund an engineering study to determine the cost, Bibler said. He said he hopes that study will provide details that would help German Village pursue grants.

    #470799

    bman
    Participant

    lifeontwowheels said:
    Did you even bother reading the article?

    Rick Tilton, a spokesman for the Columbus Department of Public Service, said officials have told German Village leaders that the city will support the project if the neighborhood finds private funding or public money elsewhere.

    “Typically, we do not go back to brick (streets). It is extraordinarily expensive,” Tilton said.

    Bibler said neighborhood officials will look for a public-private partnership.

    To the idea in general, I actually like the idea of the bike lane between the curb and parking. If it ended up looking anything like this:

    It could be a good win for the area.

    Yes, I read the article … my comment was made to the posters of CU who think all of this should be done by the city or the state.

    #470800

    KSquared
    Member

    bman said:
    Yes, I read the article … my comment was made to the posters of CU who think all of this should be done by the city or the state.

    Where did you see anyone post that opinion?

    #470801

    News
    Participant

    German Village leaders meet Wednesday to discuss 3rd street plans
    By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch
    December 13, 2011 17:12 PM

    German Village residents have another chance to have a say on what S. 3rd Street should look like during a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the German Village Society Meeting Haus, 588 S. 3rd St. The society’s streetscape committee will discuss the planned renovations for the street, which have already been approved by the German Village Commission.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-city/2011/12/german-village-meeting.html

    #470802

    MHJ
    Participant

    What a terrible, terrible idea. You already have to drive 5 mph in order to go over the bumpy, uneven brick streets on the side roads of German Village. This would be absolutely awful for the main artery going through the neighborhood unless they actually did it correctly and well. I shudder at this notion.

    #470803

    columbusmike
    Participant

    MHJ said:
    What a terrible, terrible idea. You already have to drive 5 mph in order to go over the bumpy, uneven brick streets on the side roads of German Village. This would be absolutely awful for the main artery going through the neighborhood unless they actually did it correctly and well. I shudder at this notion.

    Why exactly does anyone need to go so fast through a neighborhood? The bumpy, old brick streets actually help to slow traffic and make it safer for kids and other pedestrians. Not to mention, I believe there is even a school on 3rd that would benefit from this.

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