The Madisons Building Downtown
June 19, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm #1025459
Regardless of the parking issue, the buildings are an embarrassing eyesore, and it’s time that something be done to fix that.June 19, 2014 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm #1025469
The façade on the northern building looks very attractive. Both buildings would look nice restored.
“This is one of the two worst properties in downtown,” says Ricksecker.
Just curious, anyone know the other worst property Cleve refers to here?June 19, 2014 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #1025521
City Takes Action Against Owner Of Several Vacant Downtown Buildings Amid Safety Concerns
By Kevin Landers
Thursday June 19, 2014 4:36 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Overgrown weeds. Tumbling bricks. Neighbors of a southwest Columbus vacant building want it gone. 10TV took their concerns to the city and tomorrow, they’ll see action.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/06/19/columbus-vacant-buildings-anger-neighbors.htmlJune 19, 2014 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #1025528
Bobbie Root had no title in the article, so I assume he was just a man-on-the-street interview? I’ve never understood the point of asking random passersby how they feel about something that they know absolutely nothing about.
Awful, just to get the quote they want.
The city needs to figure out a way to make it more expensive for the owner to sit on the building in the current condition.June 20, 2014 10:13 am at 10:13 am #1025575
If the buildings pose a safety hazard, can’t the city use eminent domain to take them?
The ironic thing is that the better the rest of downtown starts to look from all the new development, the worse these buildings look by comparison.June 24, 2014 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #1026108
City Considers What to do with Vacant High Street Properties
June 24, 2014 1:25 pm – Jesse Bethea
Columbus has development on the brain and a low tolerance for vacant buildings, particularly Downtown and particularly on coveted High Street. So it’s no wonder the vacant buildings at 72 North High have become such a topic of interest that 10TV devoted not one but two stories to the buildings and their owners last week.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/city-considers-what-to-do-with-vacant-high-street-properties-jb1July 22, 2014 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #1030737
Just noticed this up on a front window a few days ago…July 22, 2014 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1030765
Hrm. I really hope these buildings are not headed for demolition…July 22, 2014 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #1030768
Just noticed this up on a front window a few days ago…
We must’ve walked by within minutes of each other because I snapped the same pic during lunch…
Really, really hope this isn’t the last requirement needed to proceed with a demolition permit.
July 22, 2014 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm #1030799
Hrm. I really hope these buildings are not headed for demolition…
+1July 22, 2014 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #1030818
Demolition for a new parking lot would be disastrous. Demolition for a new build, that I would be ok with.July 22, 2014 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #1030821
Demolition for a new parking lot would be disastrous. Demolition for a new build, that I would be ok with.
Honestly a developer trying to get a good deal would not surprise meJuly 22, 2014 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1030825
Does this allow the city to take control over the property on public safety grounds or anything?July 23, 2014 8:41 am at 8:41 am #1030875
I believe it just means the city has revoked their occupancy permit…which, to the deadbeat owner, probably doesn’t mean a whole lot to them, except their property value is pretty much worthless now, and their insurance coverage is probably through the roof.August 5, 2014 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #1033248
These are really cool historic buildings and if saved could keep that historic look of the block, however I would settle for anything then parking lots. There are already large surface lots across the street. Being only a block from city center and creating a “dead zone” between the Short North, Capital and the Commons, I believe it in the city’s best interest to do something with these buildings. Lets keep our fingers crossed!
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