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I don’t post much, but I’m bothered by this. I am surprised that the Downtown Commission approved this design because it looks like a giant trailer. Feels cheap. Ironic that the new Center for Architecture and Design is directly across the street. They won’t have to go far at all to show their constituents what not to do. I believe this is a missed opportunity here, and on such an important site.
We’re not on the list because we have inferior bicycle infrastructure. Sharrows are not infrastructure. The bike path system doesn’t connect. We simply don’t deserve to be on this list… yet.
It’s the long picture that is missing in this conversation. From now to the next 30 years, the entire area west of Olentangy is going to face a lot of development pressure. This grocery store, as a major anchor, is going to set the tone for future development. If it’s overly suburban, as is proposed, then future developments will point to it as “established.” It is a crying shame that there was not more foresight here. Now we have “just another suburban store.” Development character matters, and it is the community’s responsibility to make sure the rules are in place before ordinary is allowed to happen. “We the people” should determine how our communities look and function. If Giant Eagle doesn’t want to participate, well, good! We will wait for another company that cares.
Extraordinarily disappointing.February 23, 2011 3:46 am at 3:46 am in reply to: Former Liquid Space in Short North to Become Plasma Donation Center #312209
About 10 years ago I dodged bullets outside my house near High Street in the SN (Literally–“hit the floor!!!!” kind of situations)for a few years before the neighborhood improved. I picked up drug addicts’ needles for YEARS in my alley and near the park until they mostly disappeared. (And they disappeared the very day the Full Monty closed.) For those of you who don’t live here, this ‘hood is FRAGILE. If the landowners around here want to march back to those days then all it will take is changing the land uses to the likes of plasma centers, just about the stupidest use I can imagine for that gorgeous building. Neighborhoods get better or they get worse. Period. (The verdict is out right now on which way we’re going.) Get on the ball, Short North.February 19, 2011 1:54 am at 1:54 am in reply to: Former Liquid Space in Short North to Become Plasma Donation Center #312123
Someone has dropped the ball on retail recruiting. Disgraceful. I hope this is not a trend, because when the premier district in the city reverts, Columbus is in BIG TROUBLE.January 4, 2011 4:37 am at 4:37 am in reply to: Hubbard Grill – Old Rosendales/Details space in Short North #355208
Bold and awesome. We need MANY more experiments like this throughout Columbus. This is a placemaker sign if I have ever seen one. Kudos. Excellent!
^ When did infrastructure become so taboo? Ohio is on the ball, wow.
BRT and rail. Not that Columbus is in competition with Austin, but they have officially smoked us– surpassed us in population and just about everything else. Congrats, Austin, you deserve it.
Wait until all of you have been talking about the same thing (trains) over and over again and fifteen years (or so) pass with zero results (Actually worse than zero results– seemingly no possibility of either local light rail or streetcars anymore. No more discussion at all from leaders. And now no 3-C.). The older folks on here feel like we are living Groundhog Day. It really blows. I think that’s the most frustrating thing about this topic. I wish you younguns better luck.
OMG Speaking of which… New York wants Ohio’s money! (from Dave Lemmon on my Facebook news):
^ I love it.
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My old home city of Chattanooga is planning a 180-mph Maglev train starting in downtown Chatt to Atlanta airport. The train will be built on Interstate 75. Everyone is very excited about it. Things like this make it hard to rationalize my move to Ohio 13 years ago.
From the article:
“Even though the project is moving quickly, it could be as long as 10 years before it’s actually funded and construction can begin.”
After 23 years, (and assuming it actually gets built) you’ll be able to move back to Tennessee with pride. ;)
Didn’t say it was being built next year. The big difference is that they are not calling it a choo-choo train like they do in Ohio.
My old home city of Chattanooga is planning a 180-mph Maglev train starting in downtown Chatt to Atlanta airport. The train will be built on Interstate 75. Everyone is very excited about it. Things like this make it hard to rationalize my move to Ohio 13 years ago. I think Ohio is becoming a backwater, and it’s hard to watch a former backwater state like Tennessee turn into a much more progressive place in terms of welcoming infrastructure than we are (and with a population that doesn’t use terms like “choo-choo trains” and “trolleys.”) We’re getting smoked.
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