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  • in reply to: Cleveland's beautiful, modern apartment proposal for downtown #1126184

    CbusIslander
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    I don’t know what you mean about ‘not go anywhere.’ Cleveland has tons of massive finished and underway projects that blow some of Columbus’ downtown out of the water. The 9, the Downtown Heinens, the Leader Building, the Standard Building, the Halle Building, the Flats East Bank. These are massive and underway or completed projects. These don’t even mention proposed projects.

    http://www.downtowncleveland.com/media/265561/q12016_spreadscompressed.pdf

    Yes, the majority of the projects Cleveland has completed above used a number of “public” funds to convert old office space to residents during the past 10 years or so, and will continue to do so with upcoming Terminal Tower, Erieview, etc. The problem is there is very little job growth, owner units and new build units occurring downtown. The larger the project the less likely it will occur. Maybe one of the recent large proposed projects will occur but at most only one. Which developer will win? Nucleus? Lakeshore? this location? University Circle? Warehouse district?

    in reply to: Cleveland's beautiful, modern apartment proposal for downtown #1126171

    CbusIslander
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    Yet another Cleveland grand proposal likely to not go anywhere. Unless the Cleveland tax payer wants to fork over some extra dollars their way.

    in reply to: Cincinnati Development News & Updates #1118664

    CbusIslander
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    Don’t worry Cbus considering how Skyhouse is taking over a dozen cities so far across the country with the same glass box. This appears to be a taller version of highpoint. Do we really want this? Generic design that damages a skyline view for decades.

    in reply to: LC RiverSouth – 8-Story & 10-Story Apartment Buildings at High & Rich #1115900

    CbusIslander
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    Interesting dialog here, I believe it is the economics at play that is causing Columbus to be behind in terms of downtown development. First, in Columbus for the past generation hasn’t been a boom/bust economy. Consistent steady growth has been here. One of the city’s advantages is not having large swings in employment and development patterns during the upswings and the down times. Why should we anticipate now to be any different?

    Jbcmh81 love your data site, I have a few questions, in terms of metro development isn’t Columbus keeping up with the Portland, Charlotte, and other pier cities? (example msa rental units coming online, % growth, etc.)
    2) As for downtown pier cities, how does Columbus compare in Square Miles (and density per square mile)?
    I figure Columbus maybe in the top five here among cities at 1 million or more.
    3) As for downtown pier cities, % of CBD that is developed or better yet the % of available land that can be developed? (does Columbus have large available plots to develop on compare to pier cities?)

    Without looking at specific data for each of the pier cities, people will just be guessing why large dense developments aren’t happening as quickly in Columbus as one can hope.

    in reply to: Two25 17 Story High Rise Proposed for SE Columbus Commons #1112726

    CbusIslander
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    Disappointing news but not surprising, Columbus downtown will continue to get these mid-rise building in the short term because Downtown has so much space to build upon. Not till these large corridors get in-filled will you see larger structures. The fact we could have a dozen or so mid-rise buildings under construction at once this summer is quite high for Columbus development. Financing is the key to these developments and the bigger they are the longer they take to come together (if at all). I am glad that unlike some of our closest pier cities, Columbus projects seem to at least get into Construction.

    in reply to: Short North White Castle Site to Be Mixed-Use Development #1110994

    CbusIslander
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    There is a labor shortage in skill trades at nearly all “hot” spot cities currently. We are currently in “full employment at 3.5% unemployment” which means levels not seen since the late 90’s and before 9/11. Construction labor force here locally is still size-ably short from 10 years ago. Other factor, Jan-March isn’t your typical outside and groundbreaking time for projects is general. Contractors are finishing interior work on projects the public generally view as being done. You will see large amount pop up this spring. These recently approved projects will start then. Columbus growth currently is ,at historic levels. Patience is key with these larger projects.

    As far as this project, to go from a single building surrounded by a parking lot to a 8 story, 6 story, and a parking garage. This block will totally change the look of this stretch of high. Good transition.

    in reply to: Wexners have major plans for Scioto riverfront #1107673

    CbusIslander
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    Both of these institutions setting up shop in the same area is big news. Puts Columbus in the same arena as the other “older” cities which the arts, museums, and cultural institutions has been around for decades. Add that with the mix use planned for the same area and an instant neighborhood will be born. Think short north on steroids.

    in reply to: Cleveland's beautiful, modern apartment proposal for downtown #1103297

    CbusIslander
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    Has anyone made a list of the proposed/under construction list of apartments/condos in the Downtown area as of today similar to that Cleveland comment above?

    You will probably see a similar list to Cleveland just more smaller scale projects. Some on that Cleveland list will take years to get to completion (if getting built at all). Columbus is doing right with its Downtown development, correct scale and costs which will actually be able to have shovels in the ground. Downtown Columbus has such a large area to work with, but in time the larger scale projects will come in.

    Columbus has much larger rental units in construction across the metro than Cleveland has currently. Must look at the grander picture here.

    in reply to: Two 8-Story Buildings Proposed for Park Street #1092423

    CbusIslander
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    Just the proposal the downtown needs more density folks been asking for. Out with the old in with the new. A truly growing downtown.

    in reply to: Edwards Co Planning Apartments at Gay & High #1087455

    CbusIslander
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    I think fixed rail like streetcars and maybe even light rail systems will die a slow death like they did eighty years ago. The reason this time not the gas automobile but driverless electronic cars. The roads already exist let’s be a true innovative city. Just saying technology always changing. Let’s think really outside the box.

    in reply to: Hard Road & Sawmill Road to Widen #1084204

    CbusIslander
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    Looks like this thread is becoming the “city vs. suburb” thread, here is another link to look at when looking at Columbus overall. http://www.datasourcecolumbus.org/

    Note that most of the metro is within a couple minutes of each other in commute time, not long stretches of time in the car as national articles tend to point leading to higher obesity rates. Obesity rates / depression tend to be effected more with economics / family history / and lifestyle choices than that which may not have anything to do with the location of the city/suburb/rural area for which you live.

    I live in the suburb, commute no more than 20 minutes round trip; own a home with yard which by the way needs cared for and requires enough calorie burning to satisfy your average gym membership.

    Sorry for the tangent, back to the topic of this well needed road project. . .

    in reply to: BrewDog US Expansion #1080158

    CbusIslander
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>CbusIslander wrote:</div>
    Really let’s diss an overseas brewery that’s bringing hundreds of jobs here because they are not setting up downtown. Canal Winchester and downtown has the same population go figure.<br><br>
    Thank God stone was smart and didn’t come here. You all would be angry because they wouldn’t be downtown

    Hundreds of jobs to Canal Winchester. Good for them, but it might as well be Lancaster or Athens or Portsmouth. Just getting tired of the same story with this kind of thing, and frankly, the city increasingly appears impotent on being able to close the deal, if Columbus was ever actually in the running to begin with.

    ohbr wrote: “Apparently you keep missing where we state that it is good for the region. I don’t think anyone here has denied that”
    I think there is one here. :-)

    in reply to: BrewDog US Expansion #1080150

    CbusIslander
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    You know Columbus region economic development department is a “regional” business promoting global interest nearly every month. This is still in Franklin county not Cleveland or Cincinnati. This will be hundreds of jobs. Since the hundred or so is just the beginning. Suburbs be damned, can’t we all just get along. This could be a start of several high profile investments. Amazon and this just to name a few in such a short time. Welcome brewdog.

    in reply to: BrewDog US Expansion #1080139

    CbusIslander
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    Really let’s diss an overseas brewery that’s bringing hundreds of jobs here because they are not setting up downtown. Canal Winchester and downtown has the same population go figure.
    Thank God stone was smart and didn’t come here. You all would be angry because they wouldn’t be downtown

    in reply to: Central Ohio population keeps pace #1077532

    CbusIslander
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    Columbus’s constant growth for the past few decades have lead to bit of tension between the three C’s. Keep in mind other states with multiple large cities like texas and california, each city is experiencing for the most part sizable growth. Obviously what is hindering cities like toledo and cleveland is old “too large” city government and too many fragmented inner suburbs that don’t have a tax base to be sustainable. One thing that columbus benefits from is a city wide council that isn’t corrupted into wards which creates inter-conflict and city-wide issues go the way side. Old rust belt cities are having a difficult time getting the international migration and young population necessary for growth. A good number of us here probably are from other areas of the state and it prime examples why Columbus is thriving. I think MSA’s is the best census classification to go by for comparisons since I think Akron does have it’s own identity to Cleveland. CSA’s can get too broad geographically to accurately describe one’s home.

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