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It was so cold, they messed up the countdown for the Grand Illumination. Brrrr.
Keep in mind too that if you ever ride the buses in Columbus you see the people who have no other option. New light rail needs to serve the neighborhoods where current bus riders live as well as well as those who drive in from the burbs.
Mister Shifter said:
De-NOVO Bistro has an amazing lunch menu.
And there’s a new manager who’s very good. All the staff very friendly when I was there yesterday and I had a great meal.October 28, 2013 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm in reply to: The Julian – Residential Development in Casto Building at Main & Front #491966
The windows look great and it looks like stuff happening on the inside of them, but not a whole lot happening on the north side of the building where the stack is.
Just a photo from Sunday (10/20/13) on the Whittier St. overpass just west of S Front, looking south.
Rent a CoGo and ride up the Olentangy Trail.
Great idea! Sunday was a great day to walk along the Scioto trail from Whittier to Bicentennial Park.
columbusmike said:… I imagine we’ll see the SE corner of the park go under construction very soon.
That lot kind of stands out now, like something should be there. But then, if you walk from there south on 3rd, it’s mostly vacant old store-fronts on the east side of the street. It’s only six blocks to the 70/71 expressway and the dilapidated 3rd street overpass. If a nice residential building goes on the NW corner of S 3rd and E Main street (ie, SE corner of the Commons), this corridor might be revived – then people won’t mind walking down to Katzingers[/url] or the German Village. Of course they’d be risking their life at rush hour because of the westbound 70 on-ramp!
View from last week of south building.
Pro Se said:
I don’t see why everyone in this thread is so committed to convincing other posters to change their viewpoints. Sure, good points have been made but my guess is that if you’ve taken the time to chime in on this thread, you’ve already dug in and made up your mind. Instead, litigate this issue with moderates and “swing voters.” Those people are the ones that decide these elections and they are the ones that swing polls one way or another.
It’s fair to say that everyone here has already decided and as much as I’d like to think that people can magnanimously do an about face and change course, the history of this conversation already proves otherwise.
The advent of cable news and well funded “alternative universe” “news” and propaganda has split people into camps. Reasonable discussions are virtually impossible. ALL “facts” are labeled as being from a conservative-leaning or a liberal-leaning source and thus discredited. This continuing chaos and political view entrenchment has gotten worse, in my opinion. But I do see moderate Republicans who are either not voting or voting Dem next time due to this latest round of using government shutdowns and threats not to raise the debt ceiling as leverage to get changes to passed legislation.
I wanted to embed the video but couldn’t figure out so here’s the link:
To put it into Office Space terms:
I’m becoming increasingly concerned and convinced that the ACA fight was a red herring and that the real goal by the tea party members is for the US to default. Many of the comments they’ve been making recently seem to be basically stating as much, and yet they seem completely oblivious on just how catastrophic that would likely be. Not only to the US, but to the global financial and economic system.
What exactly do you call people who willfully act to harm their nation, again?
Look, I’m all in favor of rail/light rail/streetcars. I was just pointing out the inaccuracy of the blanket statement that all rail comes before density.
Portland might be a smaller city than Columbus but it’s more dense.
Yes, Portland’s downtown is dense – by design. They decided to build up rather than sprawl out. It’s compact too. The average block size is about a quarter of what Columbus city block sizes are so it is very walkable there too. Based on what I recall from living there 2006-2013, the MAX[/url] (Metropolitan Area Express) light rail from western suburbs through downtown, across the river to the east side of downtown and further to the airport and other suburbs was the first; then came a circulating streetcar route on the west side of downtown; then came a north/south MAX light rail line which connected to Portland State University; and when I left a streetcar circulation was happening on the east side of town. There is a strong progressive population there. Columbus is pushing up with short-north and downtown residential development. There will be more people on public transportation (and bikes) with or without light rail especially if it is true that Columbus ranked the highest among Ohio cities for attracting college grads.October 3, 2013 3:15 am at 3:15 am in reply to: New Columbia Gas HQ Building in The Arena District #438718
Thanks for the article, ehill27. Given the location and style, I guess I don’t see the old HQ building as a mixed use property like LeVeque Tower if they’re renovating. Ya think?