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its great that development will be coming, though not exactly sure why NRI has been sitting on their hands so long to start digging. its not like they need to wait for the loan to get approved. . .
and it would also be a nice surprise it all the buildings here weren’t the same ol’ big brick boxes, like the Arena Dist build-out.
some imagination is needed I guess.
wonder since the property changed hands in Dec, if there may be some activity in the works.
yeah, terrible foresight in planning. more of the same for the area. the “idea” of having a mixed use community should be that one could live, work, shop & dine WITHOUT having to get in your car and drive to each one.
its all situated in a way that no one will ever walk between their office and the lunch spots in the retail area, etc.
and the large retail block on the East side of Hamilton is set behind a group of residential buildings. out of view from Hamilton.
which is the turd & which is the poop? or would you rather a vag sandwich? : )
Id love to see a 3rd party alternative, but am afraid if that means Blomberg, it will only make it more fractured for the Dems’ and help to put Trump in.February 26, 2016 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116009
I hope the City is getting a huge amount for this. maybe (though doubtful) it can be put forward to new housing these displaced elderly will be forced to relocate to.
as for the parking – this lot is more than ample to accommodate a large new hotel with an attached parking deck in the rear. I think a better use could be another mixed use structure along with the hotel. something with offices and extended stay suites and ground floor retail, etc.
I also vote for keeping it somewhat set-back. this stretch will become very canyon like if a new building is up at the sidewalk. some variation is nice.
listed owner is RONK BROTHERS PROPERTIES.
they own 16 parcels which includes nearly all of the lots running between Mound & Engler from Washington.
I love Liz Fraser. saw them when they came through in the 90’s. they played downtown at the Ohio, I think.
I hope the city has a master plan for the peninsula, & not just a “we envision the peninsula to look this way” type of thing.
it could have a cohesive look, by which I mean how each building relates to the others. not that every building should look the same – how they relate to each other overall as a group. since it will likely be built in stages over the course of years, a master plan would be necessary to carry this out.
also, I think we need a new nick-name for this area, Scioto Peninsula doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue.
“The Penn” isn’t very attractive.
Is there already something called “River West”?
If we can get the other new Museums from Wexner, it could be our own little Monuments Valley.
Im not coming up with anything clever…..
if this parking structure will be central to most of the peninsula, seems a bit short-sighted to only make it single story. why not dig a bit deeper and do 2 levels?
since the projected plan is to eventually develop a large “neighborhood” of mixed use buildings. this could help centralize parking for the area, and then those other buildings would not need to build as much of their own parking structures. along the lines of how the Commons garage plays to its neighboring buildings.
agreed. just hoping NRI will develop something sweet here since its a nice big (nearly) empty canvas.
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Miracle wrote:</div>
The image has what appears to be a little house and the closest corner to that is Rich and Mcdowell.
You are assuming that the entrance is facing south. If the Brewdog entrance is actually facing west and the side with all the big windows is actually facing Town St, the blue building at 480 Town St works and the house you are referring to is actually behind the building.
though, why would the main entrance be on the alley side?
even without the corner parcel where FedEx is. the area in discussion includes the parking lots on either side of the former Art store – from 3rd to Pearl Alley which is a huge surface, surely large enough for a dynamic structure.
so I noticed on top on the building an address of 490. this would put it near the corner of McDowell on either Rich, Town or State in Franklinton.
State St is where the condemned Church is. Rich & Town are both open lots.
isn’t this owned by Giant Eagle? – discussed some time ago in another thread.
so the likelihood of them leasing to competitor would be slim.
which leads to – what other business could/would be a good fit for this prime lot?January 15, 2016 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm in reply to: Short North White Castle Site to Be Mixed-Use Development #1110985
Rest in Peace what’s left of the Short North parking… I wonder what they’re going to do with the really need Japanese-styled pink (I think it’s pink) arch thing over the parking lot right there?
its a city lot, so hopefully it will be re-purposed. or maybe they can sell it to Zen Tea Salon across the street – it wouldn’t have to go very far. . .