The Madisons Building Downtown
- November 25, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am #1052061
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-effortsNovember 26, 2014 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #1052418
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??
-ChristopherNovember 26, 2014 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #1052427
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:February 5, 2015 9:15 am at 9:15 am #1062303
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.February 5, 2015 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm #1062349May 26, 2015 10:08 am at 10:08 am #1077863
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.May 26, 2015 10:21 am at 10:21 am #1077867
Who is responsible for columbusight.com?May 26, 2015 11:45 am at 11:45 am #1077888
Who is responsible for columbusight.com?
I don’t know, but they’re becoming a must-read for sure.May 26, 2015 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm #1077906May 26, 2015 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #1077947
WJTParticipantMay 26, 2015 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #1077987
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.May 26, 2015 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #1078037
ohbrParticipantMay 26, 2015 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm #1078042
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.May 27, 2015 8:25 am at 8:25 am #1078049
ohbrParticipantJune 30, 2015 11:32 am at 11:32 am #1083015
The Madisons project was awarded a $2 million historic tax credit today.
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