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  • #368576

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    Jan 30, 2014, 12:09pm EST
    204 apartments at former Lincoln Park West complex set for demolition
    Brian R. Ball
    Staff reporter – Business First

    Prairie Township and a Franklin County nonprofit redevelopment entity have joined forces to knock down 204 apartment units within the former Lincoln Park West complex near the Hollywood Casino and shuttered Westland Mall.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/01/204-apartments-at-former-lincoln-park.html

    #368577

    lattethunder
    Participant

    CalebR said:

    VIA ODOT Website HERE.

    So THAT’S what I drove though! Such a terrifying waste of space.

    #368578
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I’m looking forward to the day when Columbus gets its first Diverging Double Black Diamond interchange.

    #368579

    News
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    Feb 4, 2014, 12:43pm EST
    Owner challenging demolition of 400+ apartments at former Lincoln Park West
    Brian R. Ball
    Staff reporter – Business First

    The planned demolition of 408 apartments in the Metro West complex off Georgesville Road has landed in court. An attorney representing the affiliated Showgates LLC and Wingates LLC real estate entities has filed a request for a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court in Columbus to prevent Prairie Township from moving ahead with the demolition.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/02/04/owner-challenging-demolition-of-400.html

    #368580

    lattethunder
    Participant

    You know, this is an interesting legal question.

    Does a township have the right to “take” and demolish property in Ohio?

    #368581
    Caleb
    Caleb
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    lattethunder said:
    You know, this is an interesting legal question.

    Does a township have the right to “take” and demolish property in Ohio?

    Yes. They signed a contract with the owner of the properties which stated if the buildings weren’t demolished by a certain point of time, the township had the right to demolish them. Also, another reason is because they pose both physical and criminal safety hazards.

    #368582

    lattethunder
    Participant

    CalebR said:
    Yes. They signed a contract with the owner of the properties which stated if the buildings weren’t demolished by a certain point of time, the township had the right to demolish them. Also, another reason is because they pose both physical and criminal safety hazards.

    I’m thinking about the legal powers of the township to do that in the first place. Generally townships have less legal powers than incorporated municipalities (most of whom in Ohio still wouldn’t touch a situation like this). Usually when you see a property land banked and/or demolished it’s been abandoned and behind on taxes for some time AND it’s a county or municipality taking the property. So this is kinda weird.

    Btw, Just because something’s in a contract (or in this case an “agreement” whatever that means) doesn’t by default make it legally enforceable.

    #368583
    rus
    rus
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    lattethunder said:
    So THAT’S what I drove though! Such a terrifying waste of space.

    So far it looks a lot better than the old one. At least, I hear of less wrecks there now.

    #368584
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    Lincoln village west is an armpit, eye sore and a dangerous place to live. It needs to be torn down asap.

    #368585

    lattethunder
    Participant

    rus said:
    So far it looks a lot better than the old one. At least, I hear of less wrecks there now.

    I’m not sure how there could be enough data to compare wrecks yet. =) I’m not a transportation modeler so I won’t comment on it’s usefulness from that standpoint, But it is HUGE and terrifying from a human sized perspective.

    lazyfish said:
    Lincoln village west is an armpit, eye sore and a dangerous place to live. It needs to be torn down asap.

    It’s a shithole for sure.

    #368586
    rus
    rus
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    lattethunder said:
    But it is HUGE and terrifying from a human sized perspective.

    If it scares people enough to put down their phone and pay attention to their driving that sounds good to me ;)

    I drive through there from time to time. Once you get used to it it’s not that bad.

    #368587

    News
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    Feb 21, 2014, 4:31pm EST
    Demolition of 408 Metro West apartments moves forward
    Brian R. Ball – Staff reporter- Columbus Business First

    The owner of 17 Metro West apartment buildings with 408 units has lost its bid to delay the demolition of the properties. Prairie Township prevailed in a Wednesday hearing in U.S. District Court considering owner Matrix Realty Group’s bid for a temporary restraining order to block the demolition.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/02/21/demolition-of-408-metro-west.html

    #368588
    Caleb
    Caleb
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    News said:
    Feb 21, 2014, 4:31pm EST
    Demolition of 408 Metro West apartments moves forward
    Brian R. Ball – Staff reporter- Columbus Business First

    The owner of 17 Metro West apartment buildings with 408 units has lost its bid to delay the demolition of the properties. Prairie Township prevailed in a Wednesday hearing in U.S. District Court considering owner Matrix Realty Group’s bid for a temporary restraining order to block the demolition.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/02/21/demolition-of-408-metro-west.html

    I, as a West Side resident, think this we be such a huge development in the hurdle of developing this side of time. This apartment complex is such a deterrent to developers.

    #1012051

    News
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    Apr 28, 2014, 6:31pm EDT
    Mitt Romney affiliate buys most of Metro West apartment complex
    Brian R. Ball
    Staff reporter – Columbus Business First

    A Utah real estate investment firm tied to one-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney has purchased the majority of the Metro West apartments off Georgesville Road behind the former Westland Mall. The Havenwood Townhomes division of the Romney Group, an investor in apartments, office and industrial properties, plans to return the majority of the complex to the Class A apartment market after redeveloping 856 townhomes and 72 flats.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/04/mitt-romney-affiliate-buys-most-of-metro-west.html

    #1012057

    geoyui
    Participant

    I drive through there from time to time. Once you get used to it it’s not that bad.

    This intersection has been great. I drive it everyday and the time of day you see it’s affect is during the afternoon rush hour. Before, traffic coming off of 70 to 270 N will run into the log jam created by the Robert’s rd exit. Now, it’s a pretty smooth merge and I can’t recall 1 instance where I was sitting in standstill traffic.

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