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The Abigail - Apartments at Gay & Grant - News & Updates

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    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    FYI, the website for the apartment building going up on Gay St. is up and running…. http://www.369gaystreet.com ….Not going to lie, kind of bummed that their “one bedroom” apartments are actually efficiencies. I was considering moving there. There is no parking either, although they do mention making arrangements for use of neighboring lots. Not sure how that will pan out though. Either way, the building looks great and the price points aren’t bad. Drove by today and the first I-beams were going up. Can’t wait to see it next spring.

    Original Announcement, Here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-apartment-building-coming-to-gay-street

    #414387

    roy
    Participant

    jpizzow wrote >>
    …Not going to lie, kind of bummed that their “one bedroom” apartments are actually efficiencies.

    Yeah, why not just call the efficiencies ‘studios’ instead of advertising 1-br apartments that clearly have no br?

    Website also proudly announces ‘exposed ceilings,’ what are those?

    #414388
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    jpizzow wrote >>
    There is no parking either, although they do mention making arrangements for use of neighboring lots. Not sure how that will pan out though.

    I assumed that since these are being targeted toward CCAD & CSCC students in the area, they wouldn’t need much parking since the students either don’t have cars or have parking passes for school lots (which they are plenty of nearby).

    #414389

    bldng4jstc
    Participant

    Targeted towards CCAD & CSCC students?
    3 Bedrooms from $1,525
    2 Bedrooms from $1,200
    1 Bedrooms from $700

    I’m always surprised that students will pay these prices. Now we know why students borrow so much. In grad school, my budget just reached these rent numbers.

    #414390

    Urban Dansigner
    Participant

    Big misconception about students = no car. Students will need to work to pay that high of rent.

    #414391
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    You guys really don’t think students’ parents pay for anything?

    $500-$700/mo isn’t that bad for rent in a pretty nice new build.

    Can any tell me what it costs to live in the dorms at CCAD?

    #414392
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Answered my own question:

    http://www.ccad.edu/future-students-parents/financial-aid-tuition-info/tuition-fees

    Anywhere from $600 to $780 per month for the dorms.

    These apartments sound competitive, and I have to imagine, larger and more private than a dorm room.

    #414393

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    Ahhh that name! Why is every new project called *THE (blank)*

    *The Jeffrey*
    *The Jackson*
    *The Dakota*
    *The Whitney*
    *The Abigail*

    It grates my ears and I sincerely wish they change it.

    #414394

    revan
    Member

    Above ground construction has begun: http://theabigail.com/construction-gallery

    #414395

    bldng4jstc
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>
    Answered my own question:
    http://www.ccad.edu/future-students-parents/financial-aid-tuition-info/tuition-fees
    Anywhere from $600 to $780 per month for the dorms.
    These apartments sound competitive, and I have to imagine, larger and more private than a dorm room.

    Guess my viewpoint is jaded. My roommates and I left the dorm in a heartbeat to move into a house. Rent: $340/month. I suppose it wasn’t the Gateway and that was my $340/mth. I suppose if you have a guardian to help financially why not, but I cringe when I hear classmates pay $600+ all off loan money.

    As far as the abigail, always excited to see any quality living quarters downtown. Hope more of this price range continues to fill in downtown.

    #414396

    cyclist II
    Participant

    heresthecasey wrote >>
    Ahhh that name! Why is every new project called *THE (blank)*
    *The Jeffrey*
    *The Jackson*
    *The Dakota*
    *The Whitney*
    *The Abigail*
    It grates my ears and I sincerely wish they change it.

    That’s nothing new.
    100 year old places abound like The Northern, The Virginia, The Amelia.

    #414397
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    bldng4jstc wrote >>
    Guess my viewpoint is jaded. My roommates and I left the dorm in a heartbeat to move into a house. Rent: $340/month.

    Heh. I lived in a house off campus for $200/mo only a few short years ago. But I have to imagine that 70s-era dump of a place pales in comparison to a Downtown new build like The Abigail (based on the renderings and plans).

    That said, I’d love to see a variety of housing options and price ranges along Grant in the CSCC/CCAD/Capital/Franklin corridor. But at this point, with house virtually non-existant, you can’t blame developers for doing after something a bit more high end when the demand so greatly outweighs the supply. Why build something to rent it out cheap if you can rent it out for a higher price?

    #414398

    revan
    Member

    Live feed of construction progress (updated every 15 minutes): http://theabigail.com/cam

    #414399

    revan
    Member

    New floorplans are up: http://theabigail.com/floorplans/

    #414400

    This is a great new building and should support the campus redesign and the new CSCC student Union synergies – The CSCC student union I think 25MM won’t be as grand as OSU’s but will definitely be another asset. Hey Walker think all this development puts you in the cat bird seat with KLD and is bumping up on your hood too. Maybe you and Anne will be able to enjoy the city scape additions from your second story – exciting stuff, fun and very cool!

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