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Timken Site Redevelopment - News & Updates

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    goldenidea
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    ^

    The question (very hypothetical, of course) is what will the area immediately to the west of the Timkin site become over the next decade,…

    Do mean immediately EAST? The railroad tracks are immediately west and then the eastern edge of Italian Village, including the Clark Vault industrial parcel, then a few blocks of residential and finally N4th St with St James & 7th Son.

    It’s the residential areas east and south of the Timken site that I most wonder about, which includes the neighborhood containing the Milo Arts complex and the Cleveland Ave commercial corridor from E5th Ave south to the I670 viaduct. Over a year ago, we were hearing rumors that WalMart might occupy the Timken site, but there hasn’t been any follow up on that I’m aware of.

    #448890

    rory
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    goldenidea said:
    ^

    The question (very hypothetical, of course) is what will the area immediately to the west of the Timkin site become over the next decade,…

    Do mean immediately EAST? The railroad tracks are immediately west and then the eastern edge of Italian Village, including the Clark Vault industrial parcel, then a few blocks of residential and finally N4th St with St James & 7th Son.

    It’s the residential areas east and south of the Timken site that I most wonder about, which includes the neighborhood containing the Milo Arts complex and the Cleveland Ave commercial corridor from E5th Ave south to the I670 viaduct. Over a year ago, we were hearing rumors that WalMart might occupy the Timken site, but there hasn’t been any follow up on that I’m aware of.

    Next time anyone goes to by 5th Avenue Lumber see if they’re still counting their millions they were going to get from WalMart putting a road through their place. That’s where that one started. They may have been premature in their assessment.

    The area to the east is unique because it has a bunch of infill housing that doesn’t blend in and hasn’t aged well. It’s going to be a tough sell. On the other hand it’s got solid boundaries and it’s blocked in by I-71, 5th Avenue and I-670. That can only help.

    #448891

    groundrules
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    rory said:
    Next time anyone goes to by 5th Avenue Lumber…

    Next time you drive by there, you better keep your eyes on the road because there are some man-eater potholes through there. I fucking hate that section of asphalt.

    #448892

    goldenidea
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    there are some man-eater potholes through there. I fucking hate that section of asphalt

    +1 to that! The potholes seem the worst, and are almost unavoidable, right under the railroad bridge. If you’re driving eastbound and you hit a big one there’s a used tire shop right up 5th at Corrugated. You can limp to it on your flat.

    I’ve noticed this harsh winter is damaging many roads, but 5th Ave. more than most.

    #1064166

    DouginCMH
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    I’d have preferred Stone, but at least it looks like something’s coming to to the Timkin site:

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/02/19/mayor-closing-in-on-timken-tenant.html

    Seriously, though, this is probably a better fit for the site than Stone would have been.

    #1064169
    Gus W
    Gus W
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    500,000 sq ft. Damn. How long is that going to take to build?

    #1064171
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    They seem to throw up industrial buildings of equal and greater size by Rickenbacker and Grove City overnight.

    #1064172
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    This is really terrific news, and I agree with Doug, this seems to be a better fit for the land and the neighborhood anyway.

    And it’s also great news for a local company.

    Really terrific news all around.

    #1064186
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    They seem to throw up industrial buildings of equal and greater size by Rickenbacker and Grove City overnight.

    Yeah, a big open warehouse is likely to take much less time than something like an apartment building which contains load of tiny rooms and details and whatnot.

    Just happy it’s not a suburban-style WalMart being announced. ;)

    #1064193
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    Hopefully, it helps the folks in that area out with some much needed, decent paying jobs.

    #1064201
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    A little surprised so many details are available ahead of the State of the City speech… In years’ past big announcements have always been teased, with the big reveal usually happening during the event itself. Excited to make the trek to the Palace to hear more despite the temps outside.

    #1064246

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    Will this project take up the whole site or just a portion? Meaning will there possibly be other projects besides this? I’m just not sure this particular project will do much to revitalize the area.

    #1064263
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Bringing 300-plus jobs into a neighborhood will have an effect on the immediate vicinity. How much it alone will revitalize a neighborhood depends on a number of factors, but breathing new traffic, life and dollars into the area would be a benefit anywhere.

    #1064266

    jbcmh81
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    Bringing 300-plus jobs into a neighborhood will have an affect on the immediate vicinity. How much it alone will revitalize a neighborhood depends on a number of factors, but breathing new traffic, life and dollars into the area would be a benefit anywhere.

    I’m not sure about that. There was a pretty huge manufacturing center there before, and the area was still largely every bit as declined as it is now. I think, ultimately, there has to be more that happens than just this.

    #1064280
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    Well, more fried chicken joints probably won’t do the trick either.

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