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  • in reply to: Baby friendly places in town? #1126560

    Analogue Kid
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    Congrats on the new addition! My wife is due very soon with our first and I’ve been pondering the same thing. Pretty sure the Park of Roses and the Scioto Mile/Bicentennial Park have changing tables and it’s generally a good time of year to be out. In for other suggestions though.

    in reply to: Millennial Tower #1126168

    Analogue Kid
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    Piling on to say great concept, horrible name.

    in reply to: Whetstone High School #1124231

    Analogue Kid
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    And Whetstone’s athletic facilities (football stadium, baseball, etc) can remain in the floodplain. A separate athletic campus is not unusual – look at East HS.

    That’s a good point too; building at the Colerain/Dominion site means a 34 minute walk to the stadium vs 17 by the whetstone library according to the Google. That’s nearly identical to the East HS -> Harley field walk.

    in reply to: Whetstone High School #1124206

    Analogue Kid
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    Leave the rec center/library where it is. The tennis courts and baseball diamonds can be in the floodplain, so relocate those down in the open space down toward the river. The school goes on the eastern portion where the tennis courts are.<br>
    There is a lot of land back there, and not that all of it needs to be actively developed, but it is just one possibility to consider.

    This is by far the best idea for Whetstone. I hope it can be communicated to the board for consideration.

    in reply to: Whetstone High School #1124205

    Analogue Kid
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    The one thing the public needs to be aware of with these plans is that it may seem building massive new schools is cheaper up front although you will be adding millions of dollars to the district budget over the long haul due to an increased number of student having to be transported to a consolidated site. These figure also don’t allude to what the cost of running these schools will be.

    Agreed, this is a huge blind spot, I don’t want to see the district be penny wise and pound foolish. The CCS transportation budget is already massive given the size of the city and the requirement to transport charter school students.

    in reply to: End of Early Bird Parking? #1124200

    Analogue Kid
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    The garage was put under new management (same as OSU Campusparc) last year, and monthly rates recently increased as expected.

    I’m guessing this list hasn’t been updated yet though. http://media.columbuscommons.org/files-Parking-Garage-Rates-2016-1.pdf

    in reply to: Whetstone High School #1123574

    Analogue Kid
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Analogue Kid wrote:</div>
    And where is the school board going to find a site large enough to fit a school with ~2000 kids at an affordable price? This plan didn’t look at land acquisition costs which is a huge blind spot.

    Build a two-story high school, perhaps?

    Helpful comment of the year given both schools are already two stories. And before it’s suggested, no 3+ floor high school will be allowed per zoning in any of the areas in question due to height restrictions. Not to mention two stores does nothing for gyms, cafeterias, and auditoriums which take up the majority of a schools footprint.

    in reply to: Whetstone High School #1123351

    Analogue Kid
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    IIRC, the plan is to build a new, larger high school that would replace both of the existing schools.

    I don’t think it has anything to do with Clintonville, though. The article says the state won’t supply any money for new schools in flood zones.

    And where is the school board going to find a site large enough to fit a school with ~2000 kids at an affordable price? This plan didn’t look at land acquisition costs which is a huge blind spot.

    Anyway, Whetstone HS does have options, either Colerain or moving it up by the Whetstone Library and moving the tennis courts down to the old site.

    in reply to: Whetstone High School #1123300

    Analogue Kid
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    The School Board has tried to merge Whetstone and Centennial before. It’s frankly a terrible idea because Centennial is already far over capacity with a waiting list to get in, and not having a High School within Clintonville is ludicrous.

    There are other sites that they can build on, so provided people speak out about it I seriously doubt that this will happen.

    in reply to: Shoppes on Olentangy #1121474

    Analogue Kid
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    Ghost of Columbus Past: there was a movie theatre on the McDonalds site.

    IIRC it was where Applebee’s is today.

    in reply to: Shoppes on Olentangy #1121472

    Analogue Kid
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    Very sneaky, you click the link and get a story about table tennis. NO!!!!!!

    I clicked on the article by accident, but everything went better than expected.

    in reply to: Shoppes on Olentangy #1121414

    Analogue Kid
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    Skyline is finishing up soon, but the bigger news is that the neighboring University City Center is scheduled to be demolished at the end of 2017. That strip was originally built in the late 1950s and last renovated in the mid 80s. Hope we don’t lose institutions like Fortune Chinese restaurant in the process though.

    Source: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/northwest/news/2016/04/04/table-tennis-anyone-club-truly-an-international-organization.html

    in reply to: Crossroads Project #1120550

    Analogue Kid
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Analogue Kid wrote:</div>
    It’s only the most accident prone stretch of freeway in Ohio. Not like it should be a higher priority than building a bypass to nowhere. ODOT’s skewed priorities are on display again.

    I thought State Route 5 in Portage and Trumbull County was the most deadly stretch of highway in the state?

    Perhaps that stretch has more fatal crashes, but the split has the most crashes regardless of injuries.

    in reply to: Crossroads Project #1120407

    Analogue Kid
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    It’s only the most accident prone stretch of freeway in Ohio. Not like it should be a higher priority than building a bypass to nowhere. ODOT’s skewed priorities are on display again.

    in reply to: Paint your car/wheels! Plasti Dip/ Liquid Wrap #1120026

    Analogue Kid
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    Plastidip ranks up there with landau roofs and fake portholes in the world of tacky automotive trends.

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