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  • #1010608

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    Weinland Park to be focus of comic book narratives
    April 21, 2014
    Amanda Etchison

    Gotham City, Krypton and … Columbus? Although Ohio’s capital city might not initially seem like a typical comic book setting, a new project is localizing the art of comics and incorporating the spirit of a community into the adventures that fill its pages.

    READ MORE: http://thelantern.com/2014/04/weinland-park-focus-comic-book-narratives/

    #1011974

    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    More single-family homes have begun! These are facing Grant through the Columbus Coated Fabrics site:

    PHOTOS: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-april-2014-pt-2

    #1015769

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    Grant Commons Apartments Gets Columbus Foundation Loan
    May 12, 2014 4:55 pm – Walker Evans

    The Columbus Foundation announced today that it would be providing the Grant Commons development project with a $2 million low-interest loan to help support the renovation of 24 row house buildings on East 11th Avenue in Weinland Park.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/grant-commons-apartments-gets-columbus-foundation-loan

    #1016283

    labi
    Participant

    One model house and one spec are going up at the corner of Grant and 6th Avenues. (These are the ones Walker photographed above.) First floors framed out as of today.

    (Sorry, I can’t seem to get my link to show up. It’s to a Business First article: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/05/wagenbrenner-adding-market-rate-homes-in-weinland.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)

    And in other news: fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective (I know views are mixed in the neighborhood), the affordable senior housing project proposed for the SE corner of this development has not received tax credits from the state this year. This is the second unsuccessful application for these credits. Wagenbrenner will meet with the NRP Group (their partners on the project) and WP community leaders to decide how to proceed.

    #1016346

    Caleb
    Participant

    Gateway to Ohio State campus to glow with new homes
    By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch • Thursday May 15, 2014 3:56 AM

    After a long delay, work has finally begun to transform 23 boarded-up duplexes and row houses along E. 11th Avenue into apartments that will add housing to an area in need and serve as a gateway to the Ohio State University area.

    “It really is a good story,” said Randy Black, Columbus historic preservation officer. “It will have a huge impact on that neighborhood.”

    Crews have been tearing out walls and doing rough carpentry since the beginning of the month. In about 15 months, the two-story brick buildings between N. 4th Street and Grant Avenue will contain 90 market-rate apartments.

    READ MORE (paywalled): http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/05/15/gateway-to-glow-with-new-homes.html

    #1019122

    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I noticed that the building at the corner of 11th and 4th was just demolished. Hadn’t heard anything about that. Wonder what will replace it?

    PHOTOS: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-may-2014-pt-1

    #1019123

    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Those two new single family homes sure made a lot of progress in the past month!

    PHOTOS: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-may-2014-pt-1

    #1023920

    dru
    Participant

    Campus Partners buys Kelly’s and D&J Carryout [url]http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/06/12/Campus_Partners_buys_two_carryouts_in_troubled_neighborhood.html[/url]

    A lot of money to get rid of two problem properties.

    #1024061

    Pablo
    Participant

    From the Dispatch article, proposed 3 story to replace Kelly’s Carryout

    #1024067

    mbeaumont
    Participant

    Well that would be a hell of an improvement!

    #1024096

    Jason Powell
    Participant

    Well, that was unexpected!!

    #1024170

    Itanimulli
    Participant

    I had planned to write a longer response to this, but basically Campus Partners overpaid, and the people who were served by these two “carry-outs” are being forced to find other, more inconvenient, options to pick up items “such as toilet paper, noodles and juice”(From the Dispatch article), which they had been getting from a “convenience store”. It has a bit of stink to it, that’s all I am saying.

    #1024171

    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    [quote=1024170]I had planned to write a longer response to this, but basically Campus Partners overpaid, and the people who were served by these two “carry-outs” are being forced to find other, more inconvenient, options to pick up items “such as toilet paper, noodles and juice”(From the Dispatch article), which they had been getting from a “convenience store”. It has a bit of stink to it, that’s all I am saying.[/quote]

    Kroger isn’t that far away, and it’s cheaper.

    #1024172

    Mercurius
    Participant

    [quote=1024170]I had planned to write a longer response to this, but basically Campus Partners overpaid, and the people who were served by these two “carry-outs” are being forced to find other, more inconvenient, options to pick up items “such as toilet paper, noodles and juice”(From the Dispatch article), which they had been getting from a “convenience store”. It has a bit of stink to it, that’s all I am saying.[/quote]
    I get what you’re saying, and agree that this will expedite gentrification. However, there is a Kroger at High and 7th that is as walkable as either of these two locations. Even closer than Kroger, there is still Gateway Mart and East Village Mart–both less than a block away. It’s also an area with great public transportation and I believe MORPC is still working towards the Weinland Park Food District.

    Weiland Park has good housing stock and a great location. I think it’s inevitable that housing prices are going to rise and with that, some of the current residents will be priced out, i.e. gentrification. The consequences of that are yet to be seen. I personally feel that an area can adsorb an amount of poverty and benefit all residents–but when you concentrate poverty, it stagnates opportunity for residents. I’m sure there is a magic percentage of low income housing and section 8 that maximizes opportunity–but I’m pretty sure Weinland Park’s poverty is still way over that magic number.

    Italian Village, I believe, is about 12% section 8 and I believe it could still absorb more low income residents and flourish just as well if not even be better. I guess it would be nice if some of the residents that are priced out of Weiland Park be displaced to areas that can absorb more poverty, e.g. Upper Arlington, Bexley, Dublin, Grandview and the downtown core neighborhoods. Unfortunately, none of those areas have any affordable housing, so…the cycle of poverty continues.

    Affordable housing will always be important and it’s something that should be greatly considered as Italian Village and Weiland Park grow. However, more than affordable housing, giving greater opportunity to disadvantaged residents would be better. I’d love if Campus Partners and OSU would work to hire and train some of the disadvantaged population in their immediate area. Columbus and/or Ohio should work on increasing the minimum wage and greater opportunities for ex-offenders. And education, we have got to improve education. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/05/peril-hipster-economics-2014527105521158885.html

    #1024272

    NerosNeptune
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    Who’s to say there won’t be a (nicer) convenience store in that building?

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