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  • in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1126996

    buckeyecpa
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    Shady or good investment? The ROI on the hotel site is one to be celebrated. The city gained more parking by supporting this, allowed the creation of jobs (construction, hospitality, retail)along with the tax revenue through payroll, sales, hotel, income. At some point there will be property taxes paid too. Give a little gain a lot.

    in reply to: NBA in Columbus ? #1126210

    buckeyecpa
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    Completely disagree that OSU market when winning would be bigger than an NBA team to the city. OSU struggles with season tickets. The 1 and done rule hurts many colleges since it’s harder to stay consistent. It’s a lot easier to have up and downs in terms of wins/losses.

    Columbus is actually one of the largest markets to not have a team. Orlando and other markets should be perfect proof that a team can be supported. The blue jackets are bad and can nab near 10,000 at points in an area that isn’t considered hockey USA. The star power is the driving force behind much of the nba. Even when your team is bad they can have excitable players. And worse case you see a road team that has players such as steph curry, wade, lebron, durant, and so on. Those fill the seats.

    Few teams in the nba struggle with attendance for that very reason. Star power.

    in reply to: NBA in Columbus ? #1125921

    buckeyecpa
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    The tv viewership has little to do with approving and stopping a relocation in the nba. The nba charges a fee to teams that relocate into another media area. The fee is based on the proximity. Technically, by nba definition, columbus is not part of the cavs true media presence even though in reality it is. This means the fee would be much less than if a team were to move into the same city.

    A columbus nba team would not have to fear of competing with OSU sports. OSU bball is very fair-weather. NBA teams generally do well even when the team lacks wins/talent. You always have a chance of paying to see a super star from another team. Also, to top it off Columbus has many young Asians that love the NBA and could care less about college. The Asian market is driving the NBA to a whole new place.

    Now the bad. Columbus has no shot of an NBA team at this point in time. Seattle will be the first to receive a team. The NBA made a critical error when they allowed the move. It’s a point of conversation throughout the league, fans, and city. That was a great market for the league and it’s sad that they left over who will billed the stadium.

    I wish all local governments would think long term when it comes to stadiums. I’m all for government spending on stadiums. Stadiums help, but only to a point. What needs to happen is the county/city gains a financial percentage of the team. This way our city will have more skin in the game and a better return. Billionaire’s and a billion dollar industry should not need a city to subsidize their business. But if they do, the best solution is to give up some ownership stake. Orlando recently did this with soccer. It allows the government to justify expenses but also makes it so the team can’t get pissy and up and leave.

    in reply to: Balboa — New restaurant in former Shoku space #1122690

    buckeyecpa
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    So the question is what is going to happen with parking?

    When Studio 35 opens, plus Big Mamma, plus the two new places across the street in the old GC and Shoku? Studio 35 will have a 75 seat bar, patio, movie theater and has four parking spaces given to that building. The spots behind the Bank Block are Wagenbrenner property spots and none of them are for the theater. GC has no spots given it. You cannot street park around the corner. Shoku has about 6 spots in its front. Two to three hundred new people each weekend for ten parking spots. Wagenbrenner I have heard will post a guard behind the bank block to prevent theater parking. It will not be good parking wise.

    This isn’t that hard. Those places were all used simultaneously previously and the parking wasn’t an issue at their peak. I think you’re over estimating the popularity with commuters. Yes you will have people driving to these establishments but I can’t imagine it chocking the parking any more than the current state.

    in reply to: Urban Grocery Store Concept in the Short North #1110969

    buckeyecpa
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    Walker, please get an interview with the powers and have them explain why the project was squashed. It really is the best use for the dead link to downtown. It’s a pitiful stretch that most see while visiting. The Hilton/tax payers excuse shouldn’t even be considered. We can handle the two hotels right there.


    buckeyecpa
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    Currently there are too many vacant/untapped spaces to justify going really vertical. Aside from needing skyscrapers to feel like we made it there really is no use. Several 6 story buildings better benefit the area as it currently sits. The cost to go in higher than 72 feet becomes a disadvantage and a high risk financially. Different building requirements come into play above that height.

    What we need is new city requirements regarding vacant land which will include parking lots. Taxing at a higher rate is one along with additional landscape requirements. Currently, you can have a vacant lot and rent it for thousands a month as parking while paying minimal for property taxes. That’s why so many are held. It’s easy money. Once we start developing the vacant lots the area will become more dense and the need for higher buildings will come. But as of today, it would be financially irresponsible for a developer to go much higher than we are seeing.

    in reply to: South Campus Gateway – News & Updates #1092462

    buckeyecpa
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    OSU’s rent is too high for OSU? I doubt this is the case. They were never meant to be there long term. Many OSU offices have temporarily held space in gateway over the years. Often it was just a layover for them. This one just happened to be more noticeable.

    Everyone complains about the rent for failure. Mad Mex, Tuna, and a handful of others have survived since day 1. Per sqft, they pay the exact same amount.

    in reply to: Jeni's recall #1087048

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    I heard they did a soft re-opening of the factory and were passing out samples at Wheeler dog park.

    Seems like a shitty joke to make.


    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    Realtor descriptions are always generic.”New York style” will definitely help the sale.

    in reply to: Short North White Castle Site to Be Mixed-Use Development #1076026

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    The previous rendering was much better. These extreme designs are something that most want in Columbus. But after they sit for awhile the design never meshes with the community. Columbus’ biggest architecture success is based on simplicity. This looks like something you’d see on Animaniacs.

    in reply to: Columbus App Founder on HackerNews #1073515

    buckeyecpa
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    I think this thread should be closed. Between this and reddit it is obvious that this is not a simple PSA. The part about him hiding his identity shows the stretch. Web from Webster is no different than mike from michael.

    Also, it is against the law to use the offender search as a way to harass these individuals.

    I don’t know this man but if the government believes they can be back in society we should not target them. If you read the story, if anything it sounds like a cadet that used rank to connect with women and used it as an advantage. Still a crime. Just stating, this man wasn’t grabbing girls at a bar or alley and raping according to the stories on the Internet.

    OP seems to have an axe to grind.

    in reply to: 6-story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for 7th/High (Dollar Tree) #1071037

    buckeyecpa
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    Many fail to realize this. It’s hard to target a specific group in that area that’s not undergrad. Many developers are selling this YP market in the area but then they add the 3-4 bed units. There are many undergrads that’s content on 1-2 beds and are also willing to pay the price. I would never want to live in a building, paying premium, where there are 3+ beds. I think that will be the hardest sell on these types of projects. It’d be nice if that transition area would embrace the studio-2 bed model.


    buckeyecpa
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    I don’t really like the design. I do like the idea of smaller more affordable apartments in the Short North though.

    Without the pricing being announced I wouldn’t hold my breath on it being actually affordable. My guess is that it’ll be above $700 per unit. A project this size isn’t cheap, even at the micro level.

    in reply to: New Stuff on High St #1069731

    buckeyecpa
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    That building isn’t part of the proposed plan. The plan is from the north side of 14th-17th ave’s

    in reply to: Campus Partners to Redevelop High from 17th to 14th #1066575

    buckeyecpa
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    Aside from nostalgia, campus is a passover neighborhood that was bastardized architecturaly many decades ago. Now that we’re seeing an increase demand for owner-occupied in the district I think it is a great time to re-image high street. Everyone remembers the days the neighborhood was slum filled and run down. Many landlords, the university, and home owners are now investing money for improvements. I think now is the time to finally right high st. and develop a plan that we as a city and neighborhood can be proud of 30+ years from now.

    And a note to the owner of Too’s. You’re not the first or the last to feel the pain of growth and improvements. Any time there is a new direction in city development there will be heartache as memories disappear. Since you don’t own your building you’re stuck on the outside like many others in the past. But what you can do is take the opportunity to be part of something new. Campus doesn’t have to be all national chains like people fear. There’s room for a great mix. Please consider a bar/restaurant concept that works for this plan. With the right plan and working with the property owners, there most likely will be an opportunity for you to continue and create a new lasting memory.

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