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  • in reply to: 10 Movies to be Filmed in Cleveland #440990

    gk
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    in reply to: Columbus Commons – News & Updates #263051

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    Today’s Dispatch shows a rendering of the temporary music pavilion for Columbus Commons and talks about the design of a permanent pavilion for Columbus’ Bicentennial in 2010, with Picnic with the Pops and other music entertainment performances.

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2011/04/19/music-in-the-city.html?sid=101

    in reply to: Columbus Commons – News & Updates #263048

    gk
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    Is it just me or does the carousel seem awfully small in relation to the park?

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #413547

    gk
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    Kasich wants to make Ohio “cool” for young people … like Austin or Raleigh.

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2011/04/13/kasich-we-have-to-make-ohio-cool/


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    in reply to: Columbus Commons Grand Opening – May 26th #434114

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    Pablo wrote >>

    gk wrote >>

    Pablo wrote >>
    There’s a parking garage immediately below the large lawn areas. I’m pretty sure there was a weight limit that couldn’t be exceeded.

    The underground garage is limited; that is, it does not take up the entire 6 acres of permanent park. Moreover, until the peripheral three acres are developed along High Street and Third Street, some elevation would serve to camouflage some unattractive surroundings, such as the greyhound bus terminal and certain vacant and dilapidated buildings across the park.

    By my calculations, the garage takes up about 3 acres. It extends from the Ohio Treater south to where the car entrance is located. Also, it extends from Damian Place on the east to about the west edge of the big lawn. That leaves very little room for any mounding. Why would you dump a pile of dirt on the development parcels when the goal is to provide as attractive a piece of property to a potential developer? And don’t you think mounding has kind of a suburban feel? Perhaps the whole point was to provide a park open to the street and not something focused inward like the old mall?

    If you look at the development plans, the park will largely not be visible from High Street which will be developed with mixed-use commercial and residential buildings and much of Third Street which also will be developed with buildings. In other words, the park will be totally surrounded by buildings to the north, east and west sides – it will be plainly visible from Rich Street to the south only.

    in reply to: Columbus Commons Grand Opening – May 26th #434112

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    Walker wrote >>

    gk wrote >>
    My comments that the park is very mundane do not necessarily have anything to do with the amount of money spent but rather the lack of design and interest.

    Oh, gotcha. I misunderstood you then. I thought your comments were due to the park being located in Columbus and not Cleveland.

    That would be a long walk from my downtown Columbus digs.

    in reply to: Columbus Commons Grand Opening – May 26th #434110

    gk
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    Pablo wrote >>
    There’s a parking garage immediately below the large lawn areas. I’m pretty sure there was a weight limit that couldn’t be exceeded.

    The underground garage is limited; that is, it does not take up the entire 6 acres of permanent park. Moreover, until the peripheral three acres are developed along High Street and Third Street, some elevation would serve to camouflage some unattractive surroundings, such as the greyhound bus terminal and certain vacant and dilapidated buildings across the park.

    in reply to: Columbus Commons Grand Opening – May 26th #434108

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    Walker wrote >>

    gk wrote >>
    Six of the nine acres will remain permanent park; therefore, they could have spent money on these six acres and thrown grass seed on the three acres that will be developed some day in the future.

    What’s to stop anyone from spending money in the future? Other things can always be added to Commons in the future, right?
    Besides, I thought you hated it when The City spent money on frivolousness?

    L-Rag wrote >>
    Yes…more art is a MUUUUUSSSSSST! Downtown needs a conversation piece.

    I thought THIS was our artistic conversation piece? ;)

    I was just responding to your question which to me showed a lack of understanding on your part. You seem to categorize the Columbus Commons as a short-term park and therefore justification for minimum investment in the park. However, the fact of the matter is that six of the nine acres (vast majority of the land) is intended to be a permanent park and therefore any investment there would not be wasted by development of the other three acres (which, by the way, the boundaries of which were known to those designing the park). My comments that the park is very mundane do not necessarily have anything to do with the amount of money spent but rather the lack of design and interest. For example, the designers might have considered varying the topography of the land to add some visual interest instead of simply laying sod over 9 acres of flat land.

    in reply to: Columbus Commons Grand Opening – May 26th #434098

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    Walker wrote >>
    Reasonable way to re-state the long term plan for the site.
    It’s been said from Day 1 that using the land as a park would be a short term solution and that large portions of Columbus Commons would be filled in with mixed-use development down the road:
    https://www.columbusunderground.com/guy-worley-answers-your-city-center-questions
    Why should the city have spent more money for a short-term park if they’re planning on ripping part of it back out in a few years?

    Six of the nine acres will remain permanent park; therefore, they could have spent money on these six acres and thrown grass seed on the three acres that will be developed some day in the future.

    in reply to: Columbus Commons Grand Opening – May 26th #434092

    gk
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    The park is very mundane. It was simply done as a quick and relatively cheap use of the space so as to save the city embarrassment of a vacant, boarded-up downtown mall for the much touted bicentennial in 2012.

    in reply to: Tim Horton’s at Broad and High #438518

    gk
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    I hope Tim Hortons is more successful than Wendy’s downtown franchises which closed in all three locations. If all else fails, I’m sure Liz could open another restaurant/bar downtown.

    in reply to: The 2010 Census – Results, Analysis and News Updates #419028

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    futureman wrote >>
    but those increases aren’t enough to offset the massive losses in Cuyahoga (jebus!). Even adding in Portage county to ones I listed on pg1 those counties still saw a ~60K loss.

    The data over 50 years show that the metropolitan population based upon the 2010 census is greater than that reported in the 1960 census and 1990 census and is less than that reported in the 1970 census, 1980 census and 2000 census. Overall, the metropolitan population has not changed that much over the 50 year period, ranging from 2.8 million to 3 million.

    in reply to: The 2010 Census – Results, Analysis and News Updates #419025

    gk
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    The 2010 Census shows that Cleveland’s population has dropped below 400,000, though the metropolitan population has remained largely unchanged in the past 50 years as more people simply move out to the surburbs and beyond, as evidenced by population increases in Lake, Medina and Portage counties.

    http://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/index.ssf/2011/03/2010_census_figures_for_ohio_s.html

    in reply to: Travonna Coffee owner=Registered Sex Offender #432095

    gk
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    Sex Addict Anonymous meetings are held at the Travonna coffee shop on Monday and Tuesday mornings. There’s always a silver lining if you look for one.

    http://www.sexaa.org/Meetings/UnitedStates/meeting.php?state=OH

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