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  • in reply to: 250 High – New 12-Story Mixed-Use Building Downtown #1066695

    columbusmike
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    It still reminds me of really bad old hotel facades… This is a really disappointing project.

    in reply to: The Scioto Greenways Riverfront Redevelopment #1066693

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Scioto Greenways website:

    “FEB. 2015 THROUGH APRIL 2015
    At this point in the construction schedule, shared bike and pedestrian paths will be constructed. Electric and irrigation systems will also be installed throughout the Greenways.”

    Hmmmm….a bit behind. Probably due to the bad winter. I imagine we’ll see lots of activity this spring as they play catch up.

    in reply to: Campus Partners to Redevelop High from 17th to 14th #1065421

    columbusmike
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    I hate losing old buildings, too, especially here in Columbus. However, a lot of historic buildings that were demolished in Columbus in the past were replaced with either parking or very low density development. Here we are replacing what I would argue are not all that significant of buildings, architecturally, and replacing them with something that is much more dense. I don’t think that’s such a bad thing.

    As for light rail, I fully expect it to come up again as Columbus shows no signs of slowing growth. As far as the Midwest goes, Columbus is a very attractive place as far as jobs, diversity, lifestyle, etc.

    I’m not sure why you think the BRT on Cleveland Ave is going to be a “joke”…it’s currently a very slow bus route that serves a lot of commuters. Maybe you don’t ride it, but I know personally from several people I work with that something along that route is well overdue.

    in reply to: Campus Partners to Redevelop High from 17th to 14th #1065389

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Honestly, I wouldn’t say many of the affected buildings are all that significant historically except maybe the block where Bernie’s is located.

    This will be a great project for OSU and Columbus. There are certainly many other nearby buildings that could house some dive bars. Now we just need light rail serving campus to downtown….

    in reply to: Macy's Kingsdale closing #1058333

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Let’s hope whatever replacement takes its place is done better than the recent strip mall project known as Kingsdale.

    in reply to: $163 Billion Per Year Needed to Fix American Transportation Network #1054354

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Not surprising. We’ve put way too many eggs in the highway infrastructure basket with no real way to maintain it. Boomer generation wants to keep feeding the system money, even though the system is completely broke.

    Keep kickin’ that can…

    in reply to: Light Rail in Central Ohio #1054337

    columbusmike
    Participant

    “And thinking that one could persuade Congress or the State Legislature to shift money from highways to streetcars….. Congress barely funded the Trust for Highways last year!”

    Well, fortunately things are changing. Many politicians are warming up to alternative transportation because our highway system, as you note, is struggling for funding needed to maintain the mess we created. Mass transit is proven to be much more efficient and cost considerably less than highway spending…and thankfully for our cities, our health, and communities we are slowly moving back towards modern public transportation.

    in reply to: Light Rail in Central Ohio #1054031

    columbusmike
    Participant

    I wonder if the light rail going to the airport could also eventually go out to Easton, as well as loop past all the airport parking lots, hotels, etc. along international gateway?

    in reply to: Light Rail in Central Ohio #1054030

    columbusmike
    Participant

    The thing that concerns me about this proposal is the use of streets (High and Broad). If there is no exclusive lane for the trains, they will get bogged down in traffic with all the cars, undercutting a key advantage of rail.

    Broad has the room to spare, but I’m not so sure about High.

    I believe there would be signal priority and dedicated lanes/tracks….I’m 99% sure that’s how it works in other cities.

    in reply to: Dispatch on growing strains on Downtown parking #1054029

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Less parking is a very good thing for patchy downtown Columbus. Parking doesn’t bring much economic impact…

    in reply to: The Olympic Mixed-Use Apartment Development – Former Olympic Swim Club #1043556

    columbusmike
    Participant

    The Clintonville residents have apparently scared another developer wanting to build high-quality development in Clintonville….I hope this isn’t a sign they are abandoning their plans, but rather a delay to get their presentation perfected for the next meeting.


    columbusmike
    Participant

    I can’t believe the new layout…it’s terrible compared to the original proposal. What are Clintonville residents thinking??? No wonder no one wants to do business in Clintonville.

    in reply to: The Scioto Greenways Riverfront Redevelopment #1035011

    columbusmike
    Participant

    This would be a great way to link COSI and downtown. Could be a great place to fish, etc.

    http://thekyotoproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/飛び石.bmp

    in reply to: HighPoint at Columbus Commons #1033741

    columbusmike
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MichaelC wrote:</div>
    I can’t believe people are hatin’ on Fort Highpoint’s design. :)

    It’s not a fort – it’s a re-imagined early 1800s Massachusetts Georgian style textile factory. Sheesh!

    Actually, that building looks better because it’s not trying to be anything but a simple building. HighPoint on the other hand, I’m not sure what it’s trying to be!

    in reply to: HighPoint at Columbus Commons #1033722

    columbusmike
    Participant

    I agree too. Having HighPointe really did jumpstart several other projects. It’s disappointing, but having more people living downtown is certainly paying off.

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