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May 10, 2016 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm in reply to: Cleveland's beautiful, modern apartment proposal for downtown #1126110
Wow! That’s interesting. It’s surrounded by a moat. That might drive up costs a bit.
If this is true, then it’s great news. I’m just hoping we don’t get a carbon copy building. This is a gateway to Grandview Avenue and its deserving of something a little more thought out. Wide sidewalks along Grandview are a must for outdoor seating.
I hope they can see it themselves to incorporate the Electrical Workers building into any new development. It’s a great looking historical structure. Maybe some sort of rec center or event space?April 7, 2016 10:05 am at 10:05 am in reply to: UDF (and adjacent lot) in SN exploring redevelopment #1121587
The “unsavory elements” are attracted to the location because it is set back from the main flow of pedestrians. There won’t be anyone lurking around once built up to the street. I do like the classical music though. Maybe the Short North could install speakers throughout the neighborhood to add music and another element to the pedestrian experience.April 6, 2016 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm in reply to: UDF (and adjacent lot) in SN exploring redevelopment #1121481
I too would hope that the UDF (and classical tunes) could stay. Say what you want about UDF, they don’t sell $200 jeans but they are a very convenient amenity for those living in the neighborhood. I think I’m more excited to see the neighboring parking lot go.
When neighborhoods suffer from a lack of investment, residents living within those same neighborhoods will take less pride in them. It’s a “why should I care what the street looks like if the city doesn’t care about me” attitude. At least that’s how I see it.
To me, an urban renaissance is only successful if everyone has a chance to share in that success. That, so far, has not been the case. Say what you want, but middle and lower incomes are being shut out from this new “luxury” lifestyle due primarily to rents. Just imagine what our urban areas would look like if both of these classes were more easily integrated. (I know, it’s easier said than done. I get it) It’s just another form of class/economic segregation. The only time you get an idea of what a city would look like at maximum integration is during a festival – while walking through the Short North, one can see just about every race and economic class. On any normal day, this is not the case and never will be with current city planning trends/policies (or a lack thereof), politics and general lack of concern for middle and lower income folks, all of which are dictating our inner core neighborhood development.
It needs to be a more balanced approach, and, right now, it’s pretty one-sided.March 25, 2016 8:31 am at 8:31 am in reply to: Redevelopment of Keyes Plumbing Building – Barley's Brewing + Residential #1119820
It seems strange to me that that whole block hasn’t redeveloped yet.
Sad that that area is losing yet another business. If I had to guess what would go on that site, I would say a retirement community.
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Jason Powell wrote:</div>
It’s nice how Cinci can attract nationwide developers, but, for some reason, we can’t. Nice project though. Would not mind them scoping out Columbus for another tower by our river.
This. Our problem is solely that our own developers can’t go higher, but that for some reason, we don’t peak the interest of out of town investors, let alone international investors. I wonder if there is anything that can be done to change this?
You would think that with what seems like a new weekly #1 ranking in such and such that developers would take notice of the momentum in this city. After all, they follow the residents and the residents are moving here in droves. At this point, I would think that Columbus is as safe a bet as most other cities when it comes to urban residential demand. They can’t build them fast enough.
It’s nice how Cinci can attract nationwide developers, but, for some reason, we can’t. Nice project though. Would not mind them scoping out Columbus for another tower by our river. As for the streetcar, I can’t wait to ride it this summer from a ball game to OTR. Should be a unique and envious experience.
“Factory on 4th” sounds like an industrial dance nightclub.
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Funny that this is taking place the same weekend as the Arnold. The host is a pretty buff dude. I wonder if that was his idea.
Do Casto, Daimler and New Albany Co even know what’s going on in Dublin? Nothing about this resembles Bridge Park except for the roundabout and maybe the “main street”. Looks like yet another anywhere u.s.a. cash grab on cheap farm land to me. I feel sorry for those poor folks who have to drive everyday on an already gridlocked Hamilton Road. What can I say. Some developers get and some just don’t.February 26, 2016 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1115993
I don’t think the building looks too bad. As for the green space, I hope they keep it and don’t build more street level retail. It’s nice to have those little breaks of green within a concrete jungle and every good street needs places for people to linger.