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  • in reply to: Woda Group Proposes 54 Unit Senior Housing for 1774 East Main #1097293

    JamesF
    Participant

    Reminder of Community Discussion regarding 1774 East Main Street (northeast corner of Fairwood and Main)

    The Community Discussion is scheduled for 7pm on Wednesday, October 14th at Central Community House, 1150 East Main Street (multi-purpose room). This meeting will be a presentation by the Woda Group who is proposing construction of 54 Units of senior housing. A Council Variance Application CV15-055 was submitted 9/2/15.

    THE COUNCIL VARIANCE APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE IN OUR DIGITAL LIBRARY (http://FranklinParkAssociation.org) (See Near East Area Commission – Zoning)

    in reply to: Housing Proposed by Wallick (et al) at 18th and Main #1097292

    JamesF
    Participant

    Two important meetings coming up re 827 East Main Street (southwest corner of 18th and Main, formerly known as the Buster Douglas lot)

    On Thursday, October 15th at 6:30pm at the 12th Precinct Substation, 950 East Main Street (conference room). The developers (Wallick, et al) will present updated renderings proposed to the Planning Committee of the Near East Area Commission.

    On Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30pm at the 12th Precinct Substation, 950 East Main Street (conference room). The developers (Wallick, et al) will present to the Zoning Committee of the Near East Area Commission regarding Council Variance Application (#CV15-048, submitted 8/4/15).

    THE COUNCIL VARIANCE APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE IN OUR DIGITAL LIBRARY (http://FranklinParkAssociation.org) (See Near East Area Commission – Zoning)

    in reply to: Franklin Park Pumpkin Patch Sale #1097164

    JamesF
    Participant

    Food options available during the sale are

    Alphabetical Soups & Salad (they will also be adding Chili and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches)
    http://www.alphabeticalsoups.com/

    Garden Cafe (Franklin Park Conservatory)
    No admission required to eat at the cafe
    http://fpconservatory.org/Plan-A-Visit/Garden-Cafe

    in reply to: Housing Proposed by Wallick (et al) at 18th and Main #1092410

    JamesF
    Participant
    in reply to: Housing Proposed by Wallick (et al) at 18th and Main #1092087

    JamesF
    Participant

    The presenters indicated that they would be putting the renderings, site plan and overhead presentation up on their Facebook page. They received a great deal of feedback on them (enough to lead one to believe that they may just head back to the drawing board).

    So would leave us to wonder if they would bother to upload the renderings (4 different designs), which they stressed were very conceptual and preliminary.

    in reply to: Housing Proposed by Wallick (et al) at 18th and Main #1092078

    JamesF
    Participant

    Zoning Variances have been requested for this project and can be viewed in our Digital Library at http://FranklinParkAssociation.org (Neighborhood Plans)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_0yMiRIzHxWN0xocnJ0RGctRXM/view?usp=sharing

    in reply to: Housing Proposed by Wallick (et al) at 18th and Main #1091437

    JamesF
    Participant

    This is the same site that Buster Douglas was teaming up to redevelop many years ago. Is he still involved with the proposal?

    This has previously been referred to as the Buster Douglas site.

    There was nothing that gave any indication that Douglas is involved with the proposed development.

    The Franklin County Auditor’s records show that the two parcels 010-066971 and 010-093457 sold to Main 18 LLC in 2012 for $575K

    in reply to: Housing Proposed by Wallick (et al) at 18th and Main #1091413

    JamesF
    Participant

    We didn’t get any details on this meeting prior.

    It was announced by email from NEAC’s Chair on Aug 27 – it was shared to the Yahoo groups and posted as event to other Near East communication outlets on Facebook (organization pages and the Near East Neighborhood Forum).

    Also posted as event to Nextdoor.

    Is there a way to sign up for updates?

    They said to “Like” the Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/eastmainand18th) in order to be kept updated through Constant Contact.

    in reply to: Near East to Appoint SEVEN Commissioners #1080218

    JamesF
    Participant

    The deadline to apply has passed but please attend this important meeting!

    in reply to: Moving to Columbus in August (suggestions on areas to avoid) #1075486

    JamesF
    Participant

    Just scanning this thread and noticed that you said you wanted to be within 10-15 minutes of work but don’t see that you said where that is. In a later response you said 10 miles – could be a big difference there when it comes to Columbus traffic!

    in reply to: Columbus Mayoral Race 2015 #1070797

    JamesF
    Participant

    Mayoral Candidates Forum
    April 14 6:00-7:30pm
    Sawyer Auditorium
    Neighborhood House, Inc.
    1000 Atcheson

    https://www.facebook.com/events/803930633030061/

    NOTE: All five listed candidates have confirmed!

    This is a community initiative in collaboration with
    The Neighborhood House, Inc.
    Franklin Park Civic Association
    Woodland Park Neighborhood Association
    Eastgate Garden Civic Association
    Long Street Business Association
    King-Lincoln Bronzeville Association
    Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association
    Mt. Vernon Avenue District Improvement Association
    St. John’s Learning Center

    Refreshments provided by Caresource Health Insurance Agency

    Attachments:
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    in reply to: Franklin Park Trolley Barn #1006926

    JamesF
    Participant

    Of particular interest to the residents of Franklin Park (not to exclude residents of the greater Near East) is that Commissioner Tom Shelby has time reserved on this evening’s NEAR EAST AREA COMMISSION (NEAC) agenda to discuss the Trolley Barn (1610 Oak Street).

    Please try to attend what promises to be a very enlightening discussion!

    The full agenda is available in our library at http://www.franklinparkassociation.org/#!library/cpx6

    NEAC Meetings begin at 6:30pm and are held at the 12th Precinct Police Substation, 950 East Main Street.

    in reply to: Cols.' 1st Police Chief, in OTE #724584

    JamesF
    Participant

    Information that you might be interested in can be found in the Baist’s Property Atlas of 1899 and 1920 (plate 18 in both). Your property depicted no outbuildings in 1899 or 1920 and a different footprint for the house on both.

    Discovered the Atlas when FPCA was assisting OTENA to prepare for the 2013 Tour of Homes celebrating the homes of Franklin Park.

    Another resource that I have found to be helpful in researching my home’s history is Ancestry.com

    I can send you the tif files but they are quite large.

    – James

    [email protected]

    in reply to: Grain Elevator on East Main Street #492368

    JamesF
    Participant

    They also have flood lights shining at you since it’s recorded for broadcast. There is a ticking timer on the screens to your left and right but you can’t monitor your time and look at your written materials without loosing your place.

    in reply to: Grain Elevator on East Main Street #492366

    JamesF
    Participant

    December 18, 2013 Dispatch Article

    I spoke about this very issue in the comments following yesterday’s Columbus City Council Problem Properties Hearing. My first time at the Council podium – three minutes goes FAST.

    An excerpt of what I said


    It is vital that the City develop a means to prioritize key neighborhood properties for coordinated and well-articulated efforts to abate ongoing violations and to provide a clear track to resolution.

    Other situations, and yet another example documented in the media, are the Main Street grain silos which continue to endanger our citizens, further inflict harm and reinforce perceptions that negatively impact our efforts to revitalize.

    [The question of who would pay for demolition of these silos is philosophical–we are already paying: 1) through the risks to our health and safety, and 2) through depressed property values we experience due to our close proximity.]

    The City of Columbus must recognize the importance of devoting resources to promote affordable revitalization of the housing stock found south of Main…however, I cannot more strongly stress that addressing problem properties must be balanced with careful attention to the preservation of the historic fabric of our neighborhoods.

    I invite Council to meet with me and to tour our neighborhoods. Rather than mass demolition occurring within our communities, some of these situations could be improved by holding property owners and City officials accountable, requiring that properties be adequately secured and/or mothballed, and perhaps improved at minimum with a bucket of paint.

    – James R. Flannery, President, Franklin Park Civic Association”

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