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  • cmhcow
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    I read the NFA letter for this site and it stated that the remediation that had taken place made the site suitable for commercial uses, but not residential. Does anyone know if this has been addressed? I haven’t seen/heard.

    in reply to: Short North Donatos Demolition and New Build #1015996

    cmhcow
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    I believe it was 1996. I remember Cleve Ricksecker trying to get them to build a two story building at the time. What’s 18 years between friends?

    BTW, The Clarks? Good 90’s Pittsburgh band. Terrible cover of Dear Prudence though…

    in reply to: 122 Olde Towne – New Apartment Development Proposed on Parsons Avenue #558179

    cmhcow
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    Street level retail in urban neighborhoods often relies on two things to be successful – viability and on-street parking. After the ODOT construction, this site will have neither. If ODOT doesn’t build, then this is a great site for ground level retail.

    in reply to: Idea: Relocating Crew Stadium to the Arena District #399807

    cmhcow
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    The site being discussed has massive environmental issues. Look at some old Sanborn maps – the railroads owned a lot of it and dumped tons of crap on it. Having said that, there have already been discussions about relocating the Crew to the casino site on Nationwide Blvd.

    in reply to: Bustling Urban Neighborhoods Create Parking Tension #546469

    cmhcow
    Participant

    Why do you suppose this garage is called the SafeAuto garage? To honor SafeAuto for their years of supporting Ohio State, or because they sold naming rights since parking garages in Columbus are loss leaders?

    http://www.campusparc.com/osu/garages/safeauto-hospitals

    in reply to: Bustling Urban Neighborhoods Create Parking Tension #546468

    cmhcow
    Participant

    YOu don

    mrpoppinzs said:
    Ohio State Gets $483 Million Bid for Parking Lease

    They ended up getting half a billion $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for a 50 year lease with a private for profit parking company. That company is looking to make money on top of their investment.
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    mrpoppinzs said:
    Ohio State Gets $483 Million Bid for Parking Lease

    They ended up getting half a billion $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for a 50 year lease with a private for profit parking company. That company is looking to make money on top of their investment.

    Thank you for proving my point. It took a public entity to construct those garages. So what if someone else paid them for the rights to charge people money to park there – the didn’t incur the initial capital expenditure BECAUSE IT DOESN’T MAKE FISCAL SENSE. Besides, this deal is like taking the one time payment vs. the annuity when you win the lotto. You are trading less money over time for more money now. It is actually pretty short sighted.

    in reply to: Bustling Urban Neighborhoods Create Parking Tension #546459

    cmhcow
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    rus said:
    Citation?

    I have studied this issue, interviewed people in the local parking industry and parking garages aren’t revenue generators. Think about it. Name one garage that was build strictly for profit? Try naming one garage that isn’t either building by the public sector or that is part of some other trip generator (arena, office building, hotel, etc.).

    in reply to: Downtown Columbus' New Design Guidelines #546100

    cmhcow
    Participant

    If you had your way, you would be infinitely wealthly!

    in reply to: Celebrities in Columbus #531552

    cmhcow
    Participant

    majel barrett (star trek actress and wife of gene roddenberry) was born here, as was phillip michael thomas from miami vice.

    in reply to: Grandview Yard Giant Eagle #496696

    cmhcow
    Participant

    The sad fact of the matter is the once again, Columbus gets a substandard development. Phase I of Granview Yard is reasonable, but the suburban style big box/out parcel design of the Giant Eagle site is not. Go look at Penn Circle South in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty. This mature community was able to accommodate big box retail in an urban friendly design. They even have a two story Target on Penn Avenue http://www.eastliberty.org/post/target-east-liberty-construction-complete. They have many well known retailers – Trek, Walgreen’s, Borders (before the chain blew up), PNC Bank, Whole Foods, Starbucks – all well known retailers. This phase of the development smacks of “well, it’s only Columbus.”

    in reply to: Parsons Ave Parking and Street Proposal #522417

    cmhcow
    Participant

    Don’t they own that vacant lot next to the bar? If parking really is such a huge issue (which I don’t think it is), why not let cars park on the lot?

    in reply to: Africentric school may relocate #489193

    cmhcow
    Participant

    A certain entity already has control of this site, so it is never going to hit the market. It’s acquisition, and this entire plan to move the school, have been in place for years. Like many things, the deal was done long before this “news” ever hits the Dispatch.


    cmhcow
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    columbusmike said:
    I agree. I’d like to see the entire “Split Fix” become a lid…call it the Big Cap (kinda like Boston’s Big Dig) and be done with it. The city could reclaim all that space for parkland or development that loops around the city…

    This would create a tunnel, which introduces ventilation and other issues. This is why the 670 cap, despite being far more valuable real estate than 71/Long Street (or whatever), has massive gaps. I sat on the design review committee and this is what ODOT told us.

    in reply to: Presidential Election 2012 #435405

    cmhcow
    Participant

    i will be fascinated to see how many people continue to vote against their own self interests because they believe in some sort of b.s. horatio alger future for themselves. guess what? you are most likely to be mediocre.

    in reply to: Presidential Election 2012 #435312

    cmhcow
    Participant

    rus said:
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/voters-flee-democratic-party-in-key-swing-states/

    A report released today by the centrist think-tank Third Way showed that more than 825,000 voters in eight key battleground states have fled the Democratic Party since Obama won election in 2008.

    “The numbers show that Democrats’ path to victory just got harder,” said Lanae Erickson, the report’s co-author. “We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008.”

    Amid frustrating partisan gridlock and unprecedentedly low party-approval ratings, the number of voters registering under a major party is falling fast, but it is also falling disproportionately.

    In eight states that will be must-wins in 2012 – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania – Democrats lost 5.4 percent of their registered voters while Republicans lost 3.1 percent. The number of independent voters in those states jumped 3.4 percent.

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