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  • #1052061

    News
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    Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts
    November 25, 2014 7:40 am – Walker Evans

    Three local Columbus development organizations were awarded over $200,000 in grants from the city’s Green Columbus Fund at yesterday’s City Council meeting. That includes a grant for $135,990 for the Day Companies to redevelop and restore three commercial buildings Downtown, known as the long-vacant Madison’s department store. The company acquired the properties two weeks ago from the Tonti Organization.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/three-developers-awarded-green-grants-for-cleanup-efforts

    #1052418

    cadillackid
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    I really hope they can save these and dont just level them.. whole I really like the look of ‘new’ in downtown with new offices, apartments, rtc i also like to see some renovated old along the street-front. these buildings are kind of iconic in a way.. though id rather see them levelled rather than abandoned if in fact they are un-saveable.. I would hope if thats the case the developers dont just run away from a half-started project.

    I still though havent figured out why we keep building more office space when there is so much open office-space downtown… maybe that office space will dwindle as more and more residences are built??

    -Christopher

    #1052427
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I still though havent figured out why we keep building more office space when there is so much open office-space downtown…

    According to the latest data, office vacancy rates are only at 15.1 percent Downtown, which isn’t a bad rate for the region:

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/downtown-vacancy-rate-rises-to-3-year-high/page/3/#post-1048111

    #1062303

    Pro Se
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    Dispatch article this morning gives some updates. Looks like Ricky Day is pursuing preservation development tax credits in March and hopes to start work in 12-18 months. Was hoping to see more activity sooner but I understand the process can take time to launch.

    #1062349

    heresthecasey
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    #1077863

    heresthecasey
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    There’s some new updates and info today in the article below.

    It sounds like we should know if they received tax credits within the next month, Day is projecting that work on the historic buildings will be complete by Fall 2017, and 90 N High is being considered for demolition – with new construction then taking place on that lot and next door!

    This is probably my new favorite project happening Downtown right now. So much potential here that has gone untapped for so long.

    Historic Madison’s and White-Haines Buildings to Undergo Mixed-Use Renovation

    Located at 72-84 N High St, the Madison’s and White-Haines buildings have been vacant, neglected, and deteriorating eyesores located prominently along our city’s main commercial corridor for over two decades.

    Last fall, after mounting pressure over code violations from the City of Columbus, long-time absentee landlord the Tonti Organization agreed to sell the buildings to local developer Day Companies, who own several other properties in the area.

    http://columbusight.com/2015/05/26/historic-madisons-and-white-haines-buildings-to-undergo-mixed-use-renovation/

    #1077867

    Pablo
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    Who is responsible for columbusight.com?

    #1077888

    mbeaumont
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    Who is responsible for columbusight.com?

    I don’t know, but they’re becoming a must-read for sure.

    #1077906
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    #1077947

    WJT
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    More info here: http://daycompanies.net/upcoming-projects/

    That was interesting. I scrolled on down to see the Chestnut property-and it was good old Tradewinds (R.I.P.)

    At least they aren’t planning on demolishing the old place.

    #1077987
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    Thanks for the link Walker. I was surprised that 1 East Gay Street was so old. That “renovation” from the 60’s really did a number on any historical feel that building may have once had.

    #1078037

    ohbr
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Pablo wrote:</div>
    Who is responsible for columbusight.com?

    I don’t know, but they’re becoming a must-read for sure.

    I have suspicions it’s heresthecasey with how he’s always been able to catch stuff pretty early… Or Walker’s wife, Anne. *plot twist!*

    #1078042

    heresthecasey
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    I have suspicions it’s heresthecasey with how he’s always been able to catch stuff pretty early… Or Walker’s wife, Anne. *plot twist!*

    Lol. I’ll take the compliment but am sadly only an rss feed subscriber on this one.

    Can I put money down on jbcmh?

    The ultimate plot twist would be rus.

    #1078049

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

    The ultimate plot twist would be rus.

    Haha. Yes!

    #1083015

    SteveKZ087
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