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  • in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1126850

    ehill27
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    I’ve typically been supportive of abatements where development incentives are needed. This clearly does NOT apply to the Short North. The Short North hasn’t needed development incentives in at least 15 years.

    A baffling giveaway of tax money.

    in reply to: Short North White Castle Site to Be Mixed-Use Development #1126849

    ehill27
    Participant

    The Board of Zoning hearing is May 24.

    I take it that closure is contingent on approval… or maybe ownership knows something we don’t. It does seem the city is bending over backwards to accommodate this development, due to the parking garage, so this probably is a done deal no matter what opposition persists.

    in reply to: COTA Updates in 2016 #1124515

    ehill27
    Participant

    COTA riders can track buses in real time starting next week

    Holy F! Someone pinch me.

    in reply to: COTA Updates in 2016 #1123287

    ehill27
    Participant
    in reply to: COTA Updates in 2016 #1122641

    ehill27
    Participant

    Saw the COTA airport bus riding around high (in training mode).

    Still starting in May?

    in reply to: Jacks Downtown Diner #1122267

    ehill27
    Participant

    Sad story, but glad to hear that both Jack’s and it’s owner are back in the game. This place reminds me a bit of the NJ Diners of my youth (minus the 24 hour service). I’m looking forward to my next visit.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122001

    ehill27
    Participant

    ^ But workers often DO pay the price for the mistakes of upper management, in the form of mass layoffs.

    in reply to: Two25 17 Story High Rise Proposed for SE Columbus Commons #1120192

    ehill27
    Participant

    It isn’t like companies don’t have options of where to locate and are being forced to choose downtown and are being forced to use public transportation and not drive cars.

    This issue/goal isn’t forcing people to use mass transit, it’s giving options to those who are interested (among other reasons). This in turn decreases the need for additional parking / frees up spaces for those who prefer to drive.

    Time and time again, companies that relocate to downtown cite the desire to appeal to Millenials, whom often prefer –in larger numbers than former generations– to use mass transit and work in vibrant city centers.

    in reply to: Mr. Robot #1112081

    ehill27
    Participant

    U thought it was good. Looking forward to season 2.

    in reply to: Philco Bar & Diner in Short North #1107934

    ehill27
    Participant

    ^ Right, dude. Shh, shh, shh.

    No, I’ve had this discussion with friends before. We obviously want it to do well, just not too well. ;)

    Sometimes it’s surprising how chill it is in there, but weekend brunch does get waits. However, it doesn’t take much to max out the place due to its size.

    in reply to: New 11-Story Office Building in The Short North #1101881

    ehill27
    Participant

    The development momentum will move somewhere else…

    Right, and there are plenty of near-SN/Greater Downtown areas that could use this momentum.

    The SN will be a force regardless of another few floors on these new developments. I wasn’t particularly concerned about the original height of this project, but I’m also not concerned about it being scaled down. I’d much rather see the remaining non-contributing properties redeveloped (e.g. UDF, Checksmart, Family D), and see downtown and other areas get a piece of the pie.

    [And before anyone tries to lob an unfair accusation… I’ve Z-E-R-O desire to see these businesses pushed out, but their buildings are terrible and never should have been built (thank goodness we now have historic commissions). I’d be perfectly happy seeing these businesses take up residence in their replacement developments, as White Castle plans to do. Of course, unless Family D owns that property that may not be possible for them, but I believe the other two DO own.]

    in reply to: Columbus Zoo #1098658

    ehill27
    Participant

    It used to be a given that these would pass, but now I’m not so sure.

    This one is just a straight renewal. It’ll pass easily.

    in reply to: Columbus Bike Lanes — News, Updates & Discussion #1097751

    ehill27
    Participant

    Outside of a day there was an accident this week, I haven’t noticed ANY difference in traffic on 4th around 5:30pm. And that’s particularly impressive considering the road is still under construction.

    in reply to: The Value of Urban Street Trees #1097603

    ehill27
    Participant

    from what I can tell they have no idea where trees were removed

    This wasn’t clear in my post, but I was referring to trees that the City removes.

    We had to put in one request to remove a dead tree, and then had to wait for it to be removed before we could place a request to replace it. Seems sort of silly.

    As for timeline, they did tell us it would take up to two years to remove, but I believe it was just over a year in the end.

    in reply to: Light Rail in Central Ohio #1096414

    ehill27
    Participant

    That dude sounds angry.

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