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  • in reply to: Whetstone High School #1123443

    bob.os
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    [quote=1123429]I believe that is the city’s most highly trafficked park and rec center facility/fields. So I’ll nominate the Park of Roses instead. They should just level that.

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    Nah. Given Indianola Informal’s failing status on state report cards, they should shut the program down and use the building for a High School.

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1120568

    bob.os
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    [quote=1120545]
    Who said that? Do you have a source besides Facebook? The city has been spending tons of money in Clintonville on the sewers since that article was printed 8 years ago. There have been contractors tracking down infiltration leaks and lining the sanitary sewers for the last couple of summers. The Marzetti incident in 2008 only impacted a few blocks and was caused by a blockage, IIRC.
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    The Marzetti incident was more about the core issue with Columbus’ sewer system: there are many crossovers between the sanitary sewer system and the storm sewer system, and the city does not know where they are. The Marzetti plant uses the sanitary system, which would not be a problem if the storm sewers were backed up by a big rainstorm and caused everything to flow backwards.
    According to the Ohio EPA, Columbus is projected to have this remediated by 2025.

    More info here (Ohio EPA) here (Columbus) and here (Columbus)

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1120500

    bob.os
    Participant

    [quote=1120409]Looks like the projects may be dead (or delayed) due to sanitary sewer capacity issues that need to be sorted out. From the Clintonville Discussion Forum on Facebook:

    The developments proposed on Indianola (Dixie and Cooke Road) are both dead.<br>
    Sewers & Drains says the sewer system is at capacity and no further high density developments are allowed in Clintonville until they get it sorted out.

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    Ahhh, the old ranch dressing and shit clause. Gets them every time.


    bob.os
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    [quote=1119570]
    So all the complaining about the new development of the freight company property being an extended stay hotel instead of apartments is truly just people complaining just to complain because there is no difference in the zoning requirements.
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    Clutches pearls…

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1117656

    bob.os
    Participant

    Interesting. Maybe we can get a Big Boy back on Indianola.

    Can they call it the “Sea Ray” without someone calling trademark owners?

    in reply to: The Ghosts of Columbus Past #1115252

    bob.os
    Participant

    Via, this site on 80’s college rock a wonderful 2 part report from a very beige WBNS News on the Cocteau Twins playing at the Newport in 1985. Curt Schieber features prominently. Can anyone ID any of the audience members interviewed at the show?

    in reply to: Patrick J's – closing #1113766

    bob.os
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    [quote=1113705]It must have been a hell of an experience driving that fire truck and discovering that you don’t have the brakes you need to make the turn onto High.

    Oh well while we’re at it, what about that funky art gallery that had a semi truck crash into it? IIRC over by Talita’s, maybe farther north. Wasn’t that a police chase of a stolen truck?

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    Yes. Faulty Brakes. That’s it for certain, as we know they never, ever hot-dogged that turn.

    And yes, the building at the corner of Weber & High across from the new apartments/condos was hit by a speeding semi to end a police chase that started in Delaware County. Afterwards someone put up a hand-painted sign on the wreckage saying “Clintonville Truck Stop.” It now is a Veterinary office, I believe.


    bob.os
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    [quote=1112149]Clintonville will approve smaller scale development like the one below. However, there is currently too much money to be made on larger projects right now so most developers aren’t going to waste limited resources on small stuff. Maybe after the the initial surge dies down they will start looking at smaller projects.


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    Different neighborhood. Different neighbors. While this part of Beechwold has higher-end housing stock, most of the neighborhood has more entry-level homes and apartment buildings than NB/High area of Clintonville. Most of the folks up there seem to welcome the development.

    The NB/High area is home to a long (like original Kroger alcohol fight long) entrenched, well-organized, battle-ready group of neighbors who are resistant to just about anything. That said, they could probably be appeased if a developer was willing to spend the time. Here’s hoping the developers put in the time as the corner and neighborhood really would benefit.

    in reply to: Olympic Apartments? #1107935

    bob.os
    Participant

    Re were a couple of guys there today with survey equipment and some of the large equipment has moved around the site.

    Nothing big, but it is something.

    in reply to: Spotlight #1100755

    bob.os
    Participant

    Opening in Columbus on Nov. 20, per http://spotlightmovietheaters.com/

    in reply to: Historic baseball fields for photography #1093779

    bob.os
    Participant

    There is a tribute to Crosley Field in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash that includes the original scoreboard and a good number of the original seats.

    in reply to: The Olympic Mixed-Use Apartment Development – Former Olympic Swim Club #1091668

    bob.os
    Participant

    [quote=1091513]
    Also, Clintonville/Beechwold/Old North Residents are recieving a survey about pool use including a question or two about the old Olympic Pool. Most are have you used, which one did you use, would you use, a new indoor/outdoor pool in the area. The survey is very clear in saying no new taxes with this pool so it seems like maybe another developer is considering a local replacement of the Olympic.
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    I haven’t seen or heard of this. Is it something you can post?

    in reply to: Car2Go – Car Sharing Service #1088566

    bob.os
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    [quote=1088530]I’m actually quite happy about this change as I often have trouble getting a car downtown without a significant walk after 5PM during the work week. Though it seems to have improved lately, and it should improve significantly after this change.[/quote]

    Unless they also reduce the number of cars in their fleet.

    in reply to: English Premier League Watch Spots in Columbus #1088359

    bob.os
    Participant

    [quote=1088347]Hendoc’s on North High is an Arsenal bar if you’re not into winning trophies…[/quote]

    Hem. Hem.

    minor trophy

    in reply to: Olentangy Trail – north end closing #1087488

    bob.os
    Participant

    The closure is driven by the SR315/I270 phase of the northside freeway project.

    Here is a PDF of the flyer available on the trail.

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