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  • in reply to: Riverfront Development in Cincinnati #462297

    columbusmike
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    Actually, I’d like to see the whole area by COSI developed into a high-rise cultural area with the neighborhood west of the tracks developed into a small alley-oriented development, very industrial/artsy neighborhood where people could go and watch artist making “stuff”, display it in the alleys, and purchase it. I’d like to see a developer with some foresight come in and develop it into a mixed-use neigborhood and provide significant free/reduced ground floor rent to aspiring artist in order to boost the neighborhood development prospects. I imagine it like Broadway in Nashville, only it would be artist instead of musicians

    in reply to: Riverfront Development in Cincinnati #462295

    columbusmike
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    Pickerington_Kyle said:
    I would think it would be cool if Columbus Zoo built an aquarium next to COSI inbetween front street and main street. With huge glass windows viewing downtown. only if…

    Weird, I’ve had that same idea….

    in reply to: Riverfront Development in Cincinnati #462293

    columbusmike
    Participant

    I can see a development very similar to this happening here in Columbus by COSI….

    in reply to: Recent uptick in crime in Upper Arlington #458943

    columbusmike
    Participant

    There was some sort of bust around 5pm yesterday on Northstar just south of Lane Ave. The police were searching the car with gloves….not sure if this is related?

    in reply to: New 5-Story Mixed-Use Development Proposed for High Street #461769

    columbusmike
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    Walker said:
    I skimmed the document, but did I miss something that said Walgreens? It said pharmacy, but I didn’t see one specifically named. Or is that info coming from somewhere else?

    Look at the rendering….a Walgreens sign is shown (probably just shown as an artistic example of what could go there)

    in reply to: New 5-Story Mixed-Use Development Proposed for High Street #461763

    columbusmike
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    It’s nothing special but it’s a HUGE improvement over what is currently there. Hopefully this moves forward quickly…looks like all the pieces are in place for this thing to go.

    in reply to: Want to Increase Housing Value? Build Rail Transit! #460732

    columbusmike
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    I think the only way Columbus will ever get a light rail system is to completely change the culture of this city to one that supports non-automobile transportation. We have to become a city that strongly encourages biking, our bus existing system, the arts, etc before we’ll ever convince the public we need to invest in rail. I think this can be achieved realistically and cheaply…with a little help from OSU, our big companies, and the government.

    in reply to: Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Show on PBS #460092

    columbusmike
    Participant

    It had “suburban” in the title, but I can’t recall the rest.

    in reply to: The New Charles Development in the King Lincoln District #457392

    columbusmike
    Participant

    The good thing is that the ground floor is dedicated for differentiated use. This will allow it to become retail or whatever in the future. Looking forward to seeing some nice renderings.

    in reply to: Nationwide building 5-story office at Front and Nationwide #459567

    columbusmike
    Participant

    The fact that over 1,000 more people will be downtown is a huge bonus. This will likely spur more private investment which will draw more downtown.

    in reply to: Nationwide building 5-story office at Front and Nationwide #459555

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Walker, if you have any free floating $20 bills, I will not be disappointed finding them!

    in reply to: Nationwide building 5-story office at Front and Nationwide #459541

    columbusmike
    Participant

    I don’t know that a train station really needs that much space. The platforms would be below and you don’t necessarily need a big enclosed building for anything. You just need several kiosks, escalators, some turnstiles, and elevators. I think we, in the midwest, always think of a grand train station…but that isn’t really necessary.

    in reply to: Nationwide building 5-story office at Front and Nationwide #459539

    columbusmike
    Participant

    I’m mostly disappointed they aren’t “capping” the railroad tracks and using that space in front of the building as a lawn/park for concerts, etc right there on High Street…

    in reply to: Nationwide building 5-story office at Front and Nationwide #459535

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Looks like there is a walkway on the north side of the building that connects with High Street.

    They already built this building — go take a look at it over on Marconi. At least this has a glass element to it…

    in reply to: Nationwide building 5-story office at Front and Nationwide #459527

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Looking forward to seeing the renderings. This is one of the most important puzzle pieces, in my opinion, to visually connecting the Arena District with downtown. I know the master plan called for covering the sunken train tracks with a public plaza – let’s hope that makes it into this design – could be a great public space right there on High Street.

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