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  • in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341417
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>

    joshlapp wrote >>

    Antonio wrote >>
    Kasich ” He’s open to considering any rail plan apart from the one he rejected “
    http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2011/02/ohio_congress_members_seek_lak.html

    For the 1000nth time please read the articles you post!!!!!!
    “LaTourette believes Kasich might be more receptive to the lakeshore route. He said it also might be possible to secure funds for the project so “the state of Ohio would not have to be the political subdivision that gets the money and does the work.”
    The opinion of one congressman versus the actual words of Kasich.

    The quote is directly from Kasich himself, you need to learn to read.

    You were right Chucky, I didn’t fully read the article. BTW the fact that you are now posting all about this connection confirms that you are indeed Chucky.

    in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341415
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>
    Kasich ” He’s open to considering any rail plan apart from the one he rejected “
    http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2011/02/ohio_congress_members_seek_lak.html

    Lets just hope this actually might happen. Considering who is governor and ODOT head, it seems pretty unlikely

    in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341413
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>
    LaHood to make 2.4 Billion available to all states again.
    Pittsbugh to Chicago through Northern Ohio ?
    http://www.fra.dot.gov/roa/press_releases/fp_DOT%2029-11.shtml

    Chucky, what don’t you understand about the quote: “Passenger rail is not in Ohio’s future.”

    None of this money will be going to Ohio, unless the Fed’s decide to build it themselves.

    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>

    10sun wrote >>
    That is more posts than me in 7, almost 8 years!
    To answer your question Antonio:
    $200,000 is well worth the cost of the study for low head dam removal impact studies in Columbus/Franklin County.
    To maybe explain what could happen with my layman’s understanding of fluid dynamics & hydraulic forces: when one removes a dam does not change overall flow volume, but it changes the flow rates due to the overall surface area being reduced; think if you will of changing a 4 lane road with a speed limit of 25mph to a single lane road to 100mph. At several points in the Scioto River, there are load bearing structures that have been designed for the lower flow rates that low head dams provide. Increasing the flow rates by removal of low head dams could cause increased erosion of and around those structures in addition to changes in the riverbank itself.
    I’m sure Rockmaster Mike could provide a better explanation of why these studies need to be done as I am simply a layman with a basic understandings. Then again, you would have to actually give a fuck instead of just stirring the pot with your astounding lack of content.

    Mind blowing difference….
    http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/water/tabid/3357/Default.aspx

    Your stupidity enlightens us all. THANKS!

    in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341405
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>
    George Will on the HSR decisions in the states.
    Interesting that the passenger projections for the HSR line in Florida were as a high as the entire ACELA line.
    http://www.newsweek.com/2011/02/27/high-speed-to-insolvency.html
    Sounds like a bunch of stoners sitting around the bong, coming up with fantasy ridership projections everywhere and when the haze wears off, nobody believes it.

    WOW! Thanks for insight! Now in the meantime why don’t I post 10 more unsubstantiated opinion articles that are build upon outdated misconceptions. Oh wait…… nevermind, you can take care of that for everyone.

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430808
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>

    Antonio wrote >>
    A viable neeed, ZERO competition.

    You’re pitching the grocery store as a lunch option for Downtown workers and claiming there is zero competition in the same post? There is *plenty* of lunch competition Downtown.
    PS: You never admitted to being wrong about the Nationwide jobs that are *not* moving to Grandview Yard. Just in case you forgot to admit that.

    There are NO grocery locations in this zone.
    http://www.downtowncolumbus.com/docs/2010%20Downtown%20Columbus%20Strategic%20Plan%20Background%20Information.pdf
    When did you admit you were wrong that people want to emulate what the Chinese are doing with trains ?

    Please show proof of your assertion beyond a google searched article you didn’t read. Unless you show proof of your chinese argument, I would say most people in favor of trains would prefer to emulate the European high speed rail system. But my guess is you don’t have any facts.

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430799
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Twixlen wrote >>

    grissom wrote >>
    Nationwide is moving offices from Dublin to the Yard. They are using a TIF to help finance the infrastructure.
    This was covered in the Dispatch, Biz First and in the above article..

    I swear to all that is good and holy. Wrongsauce. AGAIN. STILL. You people are confusing Nationwide Realty gaining a TIF in EXCHANGE for moving the jobs from Dublin to downtown. I just don’t understand how this is all that complicated.
    From an article on Grandview Yard’s very own website –
    “To get the city’s help with improved access to Grandview Yard, Nationwide has pledged to shift jobs from its Dublin and Grove City operations to its downtown headquarters.”
    http://www.grandviewyard.com/TalkoftheYard/GrandviewYardArticle/tabid/90/ArticleId/2/Nationwide-bringing-1-400-jobs-to-Columbus.aspx
    FYI – THAT is how you use Google.

    <3! Thank you. Its as if people suddenly forgot or are incapable of actually reading something which they refer to. If you are going to argue something with someone else please get your dam facts straight first.

    in reply to: West Side Development News & Discussion #368326
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Walker wrote >>
    City moves ahead on development rules for casino area
    Monday, February 28, 2011
    BY DOUG CARUSO
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Columbus is moving ahead with development rules for W. Broad Street that neighborhood leaders say will help make the business district near a planned casino more attractive as it grows.
    The rules specify a neighborhood business district that would look more like N. High Street in Clintonville than Morse Road in the Northland area. New or significantly renovated buildings would have to be close to the street, have screened parking lots in the rear or at the sides, and meet limitations on signs.
    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/02/28/city-moves-ahead-on-development-rules-for-casino-area.html?sid=101

    This is a great move! Its always good to see new urban style development anywhere in the city!

    in reply to: Seeking Interview Questions – Mayoral Candidate Earl W. Smith #431501
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Will the candidate have any specific focuses in regards to urban development? How will he encourage more residents to move downtown and in our inner city neighborhoods, and what tools will he use to encourage new development?

    What is his favorite festival that he has attended or attends regularly?

    How will he use his position to foster the arts community in Columbus, and build upon things such as the recently announced “creative class” investments in Franklinton?

    Columbus has a thriving and nationally recognized GLBT community, how will he continue to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the city? Does he support the council and mayors recent extension domestic partnership benefits?

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430779
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>

    rustbelt wrote >>
    If Kroger, Giant Eagle, etc thought there was sufficient profit in opening a “downtown” location, there would be a Giant Eagle or Kroger or whatever there. No govt kick-backs, incentives, etc needed.

    The same could be said of Nationwide moving back to the Grandview Yards. How many millions given away there?
    How many millions given away in tax abatement to downtown condos ?

    Antonio wrote >>

    Twixlen wrote >>
    I was trying to be nice…. but yes. Antonio, dear, your reading comprehension is abysmal.

    The part where they are moving from Dublin ?
    What part of that is abysmal ?

    The part where you make unsubstantiated claims, and make connections that don’t exist. Or just generally say things that make no sense. I could take the time to correct all the inaccuracies that you post, but its easier just to let everyone know not to pay any attention to what you say.

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430771
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>

    Antonio wrote >>
    The same could be said of Nationwide moving back to the Grandview Yards.

    Nationwide hasn’t “moved” anything to Grandview Yard.
    NRI is the developer, but they have no office space leased to themselves or to Nationwide.
    Furthermore, Nationwide agreed to relocate 1400 jobs Downtown as a part of their deal with Columbus/Grandview on that development:
    https://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/partnership-with-nationwide-to-yield-1400-jobs-downtown

    ?
    They are moving from Dublin.
    http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/content/grandview/stories/2010/09/08/open-house-welcomes-residents-to-the-yard.html

    Walker, can you disable antonio from posting links, since he obviously lacks the capacity to read and understand every article he post beyond the headline.

    in reply to: Is Columbus a liberal city? #430372
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    lakeerietransplant wrote >>

    lazyfish wrote >>
    Smart growth, Coleman and Ginther receives loads of campaign cash from the developers and the remnants of the Titans. Limits to exurban growth.
    Real environmental protection, Department of Utilities is still stuck in the 1950’s. Curbside recycling, bike lanes, better mass transit, disincentives to drive. Green space protection/enhancement.

    Sounds like a lot of regulation and taxation to me.

    I for one am a fan of limited regulation and taxation, I’d love for all of Columbus to look like this:
    and this:

    Oh the beauty of the American free-market built environment

    in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341379
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
    Participant

    Antonio wrote >>
    Twixlen,
    This is a parking garage in Roanoke Virginia that combined all three together into one. It’s possible….
    http://www.roanokeva.gov/85256A8D0062C8D5/vwFilesByName/CityMarketPlan/$File/CenturyStation.pdf
    Something similair in the short north ? Can’t see why not.

    Or we could develop a balanced transportation system so that people could quickly and easily take public transportation around the city. Downtown/SN/Campus all will never be able to develop into even 1/2 of their potential with the current transportation system and parking cost and restrictions.

    in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341348
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    futureman wrote >>

    ColumbusTime wrote >>
    4 truths about rail projects in the planning process:
    1) The cost of construction is always underestimated.
    2) The projected # of riders is always overestimated.
    3) The estimated fare to be charged is always underestimated.
    4) The economic development and jobs it will bring is overestimated.
    And we get something that needs to be subsidized in perpetuity.

    Sources? So every rail project in the world follows these same truths?

    When was the last time a rail opponent looked at facts. Kasich, Walker and now Scott in Flordia don’t need to look at studys, and those old things called *facts.* All they need is their old aged suburban wisdom to tell us we don’t need those dang trains, because all them studies lie.

    in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341344
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>
    Californias project in flux now, too many unanswered questions.
    Is support beginning to wane in California ?
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rail-lobby-20110222,0,693182.story
    http://www.kmph-kfre.com/Global/story.asp?S=14076579
    http://www.cbs47.tv/news/local/story/Protests-Over-High-Speed-Rail/xoGKWTNg9USxMpI7kyafTQ.cspx
    http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/politics&id=7967593
    http://www.mercurynews.com/california-high-speed-rail/ci_17428453?source=most_emailed&nclick_check=1
    http://www.kmj580.com/pages/landing_news?blockID=348081&feedID=806
    On the right hand side, you’ll see the percentage of crops that California produces for the USA and they want to run the first leg right through this farmland.
    http://www.standeyo.com/NEWS/09_Food_Water/090215.Calif.food.facts.html
    Thousands of jobs are connected to agriculture there and unlike Ohio they can grow 2 – 3 and sometimes 4 crops a year. These people will lose their jobs, plants will close, and probably re open in Mexico.
    San Francisco based Del Monte foods is pissed.
    http://www.californiacv.com/business_food.htm

    Do you read what you post? Or just google, copy & paste.

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