Forum Replies Created
February 3, 2016 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm in reply to: Two25 17 Story High Rise Proposed for SE Columbus Commons #1113232
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>drew wrote:</div>
Many European cities are low- to mid- rise, and are no worse off for it (including in measures of density). To my mind, high rises are only sensible in areas of extreme land shortage, and in areas that don’t meet that criteria they’re often just symbols of tacky wealth chasing tacky prestige….
So much of our relative lack of confidence as a city comes from looking at what we’re not rather than what we are. And, what we are is a city of neighborhoods. We should build on that, and we should understand that our enduring appeal will not come from looking like everyone else or doing what everyone else does. That’ll just make us anonymous.
This. As a city we should be measuring ourselves based on the vibrancy of our streets and the urban design at street level, not an ‘edifice complex’ that says if we’re not building a 20 story building we’re failing. Most of the tall buildings we currently have are detrimental to the vitality of Downtown, not additive due to poor urban design.
Rather than form, lets evaluate ourselves on function. Whether a building is five stories or ten or twenty, if its adding to the streetscape, if it improves vibrancy, if it has a good urban design, then it will be a positive for the city. I would much rather our city be know as one of bustling storefronts and full sidewalks than one of tall buildings.
Well said. Agreed.
Dedicated bike lanes (and pedestrian paths) on an overpass require a minimum 4′ high barrier. The existing concrete barrier on the bridge is 32″ and does not meet that requirement. Anti-vandal fencing (high, sometimes curved fencing that prohibits throwing heavy objects up and over the fence) is required if the crossing is over a highway or railway, but not a conventional road, as far as I can tell. The fencing will be required to be there when the dedicated bike lane is open. Some possibilities why standard chain-link fence is used: Standard chain-link is also used further north on Third St. (albeit this is anti-vandal fencing because it is over a freeway); Decorative is cost-prohibitive for the budget for the project; A future bridge project may be programmed to replace the chain like with decorative; Or the 4′ barrier requirement may have been missed in the design/review process and the fence was added as change order or addendum, thus requiring the least expensive option to achieve the design requirement.
I saw someone was hard at work in the old Pizza Rustica space last night. Anybody know what’s going in there?
A Jimmy Johns is going in.
OSU nixed the idea a few years ago.
COTA’s 2015 operating budget is $115.7 million and capital budget is $58.9 million. I’m not sure I would describe it as “big”, I assume it just working capital now.
I still check the forum on a regular basis, but honestly, I probably come to the site half as much after the redesign. I liked being able to see the most recent forum activity from the homepage, now that it is not there, I don’t have a reason to check it as much.
I still check the site daily for news, but I don’t have the temptation of checking in more often to see if there is any interesting conversation going on in the message board.
I know it is only an extra click to get to the forum, but the new site has changed my behavior.
I think it is new, looks like they are beginning to mobilize for phase 2.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.
Photo.September 7, 2014 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm in reply to: How much did Les Wexner pay to have OSU hospital name changed? #1039225
He technically donated $100M to OSU without any naming rights condition. The university decided a few months after to name the hospital after him for his gifts over the years (close to $200M).July 12, 2014 10:34 am at 10:34 am in reply to: Farewell to the limestone couch hello to the ever more homogenized short north #1029284
Fuck that malt liquor and urine reeking bum magnet.
Sorry for your loss.
The current garage was built with an additional 300 spaces to meet increased demand of future phases. I would not foresee additional parking going in.
The cop steered toward the right to try and get around the car on the backside. The offending car stopped in the middle of the intersection instead of continuing through the intersection. Had the car continued forward the cop would have missed the passenger compartment.January 17, 2014 3:38 am at 3:38 am in reply to: Parkside on Pearl – Seven-Story Wood Cos Apartment Building in Italian Village #537345
The building is NOT encroaching onto the park. People keep making it sound like the park is going to disappear if this building is built. It will remain intact with the exact same footprint. I will concede that there will be less direct evening sunlight but the greenspace will remain. The only thing in question is the pavilion which wasn’t even realistic until Wood Cos offered up a donation.
Additionally, part of reason the park is successful today is because of the success of the neigborhood. Let’s not pretend the park is the epicenter of the Short North renaissance. Density is what has caused this to be great urban neighborhood with great urban parks. This development will further densiify the area and bring more life to the park.June 28, 2012 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm in reply to: CMAX – Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – News & Updates #471731
I believe that was intentional, so that the line can be extended to the casino if need be.