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    cyclist II
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    coolbuckeye wrote >>
    True story- A friend and I were walking down high and two asian business men asked us if we knew of any strip clubs within walking distance. We told them they were in luck! The full monty was just around the corner. I dont think it was what they had in mind…

    I get asked nearly every weekend during pedicab season by out-of-towners in the SN looking for a nearby strip club, but I always got to point them to to the suburbs. Its common.

    Th Jackson is looking good. I have liked seeing her upper floors rise and wrapped in glass from my apartment windows.

    I was very impressed by the masons working on the Jackson, a guy on the street would stack 3 bricks and granny throw them up to another man on a scaffold on the second floor who would then side-toss the stack of bricks to a man ten feet to his left. They were doing this at a pretty fast pace of a stack a second. They probably manually threw 180 bricks in a minute.

    #276061

    cc
    Member

    Was really hoping it was not going to be another fitness center.

    #276062

    Tigertree
    Member

    fattymcbutterpants wrote >>
    One question.
    What is going to prevent somebody from putting up a building that blocks the view of Columbus?

    The Victorian Village Commission. The Jackson had to get a height variance which is not often awarded and I am sure a lot went into them getting it.

    #276063

    bradhowe
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    Press Release: Short North Fitness to come to Jackson on High’s Commercial Space

    HERE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/short-north-fitness-coming-soon-to-jackson-on-high

    #276064

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    Tigertree wrote >>

    fattymcbutterpants wrote >>
    One question.
    What is going to prevent somebody from putting up a building that blocks the view of Columbus?

    The Victorian Village Commission. The Jackson had to get a height variance which is not often awarded and I am sure a lot went into them getting it.

    It is very hard to gain but won’t be saved for the Jackson only. The commission has a previous granted height variance that allows a current building south of the Jackson to extend 7 stories. As the neighborhood shapes there will be others given the opportunity to do so. It benefits the shaping of the area to allow this.

    The Jackson has been a wonderful addition. After my tour I found the building as being great for the area and intelligent in design. My main issue with the appearance is the choice of stone used for the lower level. The yellowish color didn’t come out as great as the renderings had appeared. The price per sqft is par with the neighborhood. But with the addition of that many condos it doesn’t give much for real sale. This is something that I thought would be considered to lure a few more investors into the units. The quicker it fills the sooner the neighborhood reaps the benefits.

    Now if we can rid ourselves of the blood bank and the dollar store and bring in excited investors and developers looking to continue the landscape.

    I also wouldn’t mind seeing an apartment complex on 3rd in the vacant land near the hospital. If and only if they keep the neighborhood in mind with the design.

    #276065

    goldenidea
    Participant

    I also wouldn’t mind seeing an apartment complex on 3rd in the vacant land near the hospital. If and only if they keep the neighborhood in mind with the design.

    Plaza Properties was on tap to build 3-story residential condo units on that land, but market conditions tanked so their plans have likely been deferred. Maybe since they just sold that AD land to the casino they are now primed to move on it.

    #276066

    goldenidea
    Participant

    It is very hard to gain but won’t be saved for the Jackson only. The commission has a previous granted height variance that allows a current building south of the Jackson to extend 7 stories.

    If I’m not mistaken, the owners of the Garden Theater parcel have also been given a height variance to build seven or so stories.

    #276067
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    goldenidea wrote >>

    I also wouldn’t mind seeing an apartment complex on 3rd in the vacant land near the hospital. If and only if they keep the neighborhood in mind with the design.

    Plaza Properties was on tap to build 3-story residential condo units on that land, but market conditions tanked so their plans have likely been deferred. Maybe since they just sold that AD land to the casino they are now primed to move on it.

    Or maybe Plaza is looking for another Casino developer to buy it off of them. Who knows?

    #276068

    I think the Family Dollar and plasma donation center provide a nice contrast to the gentrification. I’d like to see them stay, actually.

    #276069

    goldenidea
    Participant

    I really like the FD but have never sold blood, though I know some people who do. One nice thing about the plama donor center(aka stab lab) is that it’s mostly an early-day business. Many of their customers are broke early in the AM so they line up there to replenish personal funds. The lab closes at 4PM so their clients are not around as much in the evenings. Donors do provide a much needed commodity and at least they aren’t panhandling or worse to meet their needs, but this kind of business was located here at a time when the neighborhood is not what is it today, so like the soup kitchens, 2nd- hand furniture stores, etc. location-wise, it’s (becoming) obsolete.

    Or maybe Plaza is looking for another Casino developer to buy it off of them. Who knows?

    Ahhh, don’t think other casino developers have access to Columbus, no? Only Penn National.

    #276070

    goldenidea wrote >>

    Ahhh, don’t think other casino developers have access to Columbus, no? Only Penn National.

    incorrect.

    #276071

    DavidF
    Participant

    Core_Models wrote >>

    goldenidea wrote >>
    Ahhh, don’t think other casino developers have access to Columbus, no? Only Penn National.

    incorrect.

    Name one. Seriously, name one.

    #276072
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Oof. I was just making a joke. Didn’t mean to derail. Let’s keep this on the topic of the Jackson please. ;)

    #276073

    bradhowe
    Participant

    It has been about a month since my last post and I wanted to see how folks feel about the design now that we are putting the finishing touches on the project. Our first group of buyers will be closing at the end of this month. Our team has been working extremely hard focusing on the details. Quality is something we strive for day in and day out. We are working to put forth a building/development the area can be proud of.

    Brad Howe

    #276074

    rory
    Participant

    I think it looks better everyday. I’ve been impressed all along with the design and how it complements the historic neighborhood. It even looks good from the rear as you come up 4th. That’s not an easy feat for an architect to pull off well. Whoever designed it did a great job. Who was the architect, or has that already been in the thread?

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