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The police HQ building wrap is a LOT more distinctive than this, which is just a low-budget version of the Cuyahoga County HQ.
Wendy’s – check
That still leaves the Taco Bell eyesore
This would seem like a great tax credit project
That’s organic PP..
Permeable surfaces! Improved groundwater filtration
That’s the case with many other buildings, whether it’s the Statehouse, a homeless shelter or a luxury condo. A Columbus Free Press editor, Michael Alwood, described Poindexter Village as “what was once the heart of a thriving Black community. ” He may have been referring to the 1940s or 1950s.<br>
The razing of these historically significant buildings is done. So, it’s a matter of community members determining how to move forward.
Alwood also wrote “CMHA has no immediate plans for the empty land ” and that there was to be a public meeting about it on 12/12.
Anyone go? Anyone know about how the land will be used?
Great post, this is why it’s absolutely vital to develop this project in a way that honors the history of this area, but at the same time fixes the historic blunders that were made with Poindexter. The decline of that community was not the fault of the residents, but rather planners who proactively concentrated poverty and managed low income families with a system of punitive rules for welfare.
We need to not just diffuse poverty, develop more mixed-income communities, but actually become invested in the end result. That means not just doing mixed-income for Poindexter, but for high-income places, too. The good news is the Long Street bridge made a difference, and the area used to be a prosperous, diverse area. It can revitalize in place.
I wonder if the “fast casual restaurant” is a Subway…
If you’re looking to own a living space downtown, you’ll want to look into the 15 year tax abatement on all new builds. The city essentially gives up almost $10M a year in ad valorem to incentivize the development of more downtown housing stock, which is sorely needed.
Downtown has two “elite” condo high-rises, the North Bank and Miramar, and one has the tax abatement whereas one did not (for example).
I live downtown and it’s not bad at all with a car, but a little tough without due the impact of parking and homelessness are pretty bleak (not insulting the homeless, just saying it’s a bigger problem in this downtown than others). I got rid of my car in a foolish move of urban hubris, so just don’t make the same mistake!
Since you had asked, some great up-and-coming areas are Old Town East (reno’d homes going for 400+), and East Franklinton is going to see a wave of condo development break ground soon. In general, you’ll find that Columbus has a remarkable inner city housing stock, but you may not be looking in the right price range. Downtown may have small condos that are cheaper than surrounding neighborhoods, but in those areas 300-350 is probably bare minimum for something nice.