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  • in reply to: Port Columbus (CMH) Airport News & Updates #404508

    luketenley
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    News said:
    Port Columbus Completes First Phase of Terminal Renovations
    Published on September 18, 2013 1:05 pm
    By: Walker

    Port Columbus announced today the completion of an $3.5 million upgrade project that brings a new modernization to the Concourse A wing of the airport. The project is the first in an $80 million multi-phase effort to renovate all terminals and major facilities in the building.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/port-columbus-completes-first-phase-of-terminal-renovations

    I really hope they shine the flooring or something. It looks blah! After seeing some other renovations across the country and new terminals, CMH is WAY behind with this design!

    in reply to: Scioto Peninsula Development – News & Updates #362134

    luketenley
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    I am wondering what this will do to Red, White, & BOOM since our shoot site is behind Vets. I wonder if we will move back over to the old site.

    in reply to: Port Columbus (CMH) Airport News & Updates #404491

    luketenley
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    Any word on the progress of the new runway?

    in reply to: Welcome New Poster – Say Hello & Introduce Yourself #420146

    luketenley
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    Hey guys. My name is Luke. I have been coming to CU for a few years now. I moved from Pittsburgh to Columbus in 2010. I was interested in happenings and things going on in the city including events and development. I usually troll around the Development and Transportation sections of the forums. My father in law is a civil engineer and I like to spread news to him as well. I have also been a part of Red, White, & BOOM since I moved here by working with the firework company setting up the fireworks.

    I love the CU. I enjoy a site that is dedicated to putting out news about info about the city. That is what makes this city unique.

    I also applied for a job with the CU. Fingers crossed!

    in reply to: Grandview Yard – News & Updates #452898

    luketenley
    Member

    I thought the code was red brick and glass… every building built in the last couple years has had the same facade it seems. Boring! JK

    Why wouldn’t they really try and work on getting more stores into the Yard and not on Olentangy?


    luketenley
    Member

    I am from this area originally. This is just ridiculous. I saw this video posted on Facebook a few days ago. It is crazy how viral it has become already. This rent a cop needs to go. They were filming on mall property but not filming anything on the property. They were filming the wreck off of I-70. If she really saw a problem, then she needed to call the real cops, not take it upon herself to get it out of hand like it did.

    Only reason it is called the Ohio Valley is because of the Ohio River.

    in reply to: Jeni's Expanding Across US #542621

    luketenley
    Member

    I love seeing companies grow but it’ll be sad to see them all over the place. It is awesome to know they are a local company.

    in reply to: Job Openings in Columbus, Ohio #354919

    luketenley
    Member

    I currently work in the airline industry in management but looking to get back to the Columbus area. I am very experience in management/ leadership. Does anyone know of any reputable companies hiring in management? Good pay and benefits needed.

    Thanks!

    in reply to: I-270 / Route 33 Interchange Upgrade #432158

    luketenley
    Member

    This needs to happen sooner rather than later. The west side of 270 is going to be under some sort of construction for many many years to come!

    in reply to: Airport viewing area? #375053

    luketenley
    Member

    Best place to go now is the parking garage on the top level. That is about as close as you can get with the best views of both runways. You will have to pay for this though, but it shouldn’t be too bad. You also have the Cell Phone lot on the north side. Inside the terminal, if you are flying out, is a good spot too. All 3 concourses have runway views especially A and C. You can see some aircraft on approach if they are using the east flow from the hotels just west of the airport. This won’t be a good spot if they are in the west flow though. Also, the golf course on the east end of the airport has great views of aircraft landing on 28L/10R.

    in reply to: Columbus Traffic- Tops state in time stuck in traffic #533479

    luketenley
    Member

    I lived in Pittsburgh for three years before moving to Columbus and I will say that PIT’s traffic is far worse. It may not be as many travelers on the highways, but the freeway system is horribly laid out with fewer lanes to get you there. I would drive in Columbus any day of the week than any other city at rush hour.

    in reply to: I-70 / Hilliard Rome Rd Interchange project postponed #540816

    luketenley
    Member

    I think they really need to focus on the merging that happens between the northbound exit ramps and the traffic signal at Trabue. I really think the exit ramps need to come off of I-70 and come to a signal, kind of how the redesigned the 270/ Hamilton Rd interchange in Gahanna. Maybe this delay will give them time to redesign their design!

    in reply to: Columbus Road Diets #406501

    luketenley
    Member

    I would like to see 5th Ave put on a diet in the Grandview area. They try and squeeze 4 lanes in some spots and it’s a bit ridiculous. I think the best plan is… one lane in each direction with a suicide lane in the middle. Maybe bike lanes if there is room.

    in reply to: Sim Columbus #531457

    luketenley
    Member

    In my SimBus I would like to see the following…

    1) Upgrade our freeway system. While it is amazing in some respects, it is not perfect. A lot of the interchanges need upgraded to today’s standards.
    A. The NW 270 area is a mess, but is slated to be upgraded in the next decade or so. 270 on the east side of town from the airport and south past 70 needs changed. Too much traffic and old school interchanges are a bad combo. I know there are plans to upgrade from Broad St. past 70 and completed gutting that section. The south section of 270 needs widened to at least 3 or 4 lanes in each direction. If we get any development down there at all (which I will talk about later), 270 will be more than saturated. It’s pretty much there already. 270 on the west side should be 4 to 5 lanes all the way to 71 at least.
    B. 670 needs should be 4 to 5 lanes from terminus to terminus. Plain and simple. The exit to the airport needs a dedicated lane coming from downtown instead of the abrupt exit lane it currently has. I would say from 5th Ave to the airport, add another lane or two to exit people from 670 to the airport, especially if air traffic grows in our simcity. Something needs done on the EB lanes from the airport to 270/ Gahanna too. Too much merging going on there. Coming out of the airport, I would designate lanes for 270 N/ 270 S/ Gahanna 161 and have them bridge over or under 270 to get to where they need to be instead of merging. That is a rush hour hot spot. The Grandview Ave bridge over 670 could get a facelift and have letters spelling out “Grandview” like at Easton and Polaris. I always thought that would be a nice touch since Grandview is one of the nicer areas of town, except Grandview Ave from 670 to Goodale anyways. That area needs torched and redone. Road rebuilt, sidewalks installed, new lighting, new nicer buildings built a long that area to make it look a little more attractive than the run down buildings that exist now.

    2) Airport. Build a new airport terminal like they plan to. Nothing huge by any means, but nice and efficient. 30-40 gates is plenty for now. Make it 100 % expandable. I always like Pittsburgh’s airport design. It could be doable in Columbus on a smaller scale. Build parking garages in the center just past where the roadway splits. Attach a large, multi leveled landside building with an underground people mover to the airside terminal. This allows you to expand without interferring with roads or other buildings. The runways will be far enough apart now to allow this to happen. New terminal would sit pretty much where the existing one does now. Start the airside with a center core with two arms going to the SE and NE. Keep the opposite ends open for 2 additional arms going SW and NW. A terminal built this way would allow for the existing parking lots to be kept as is. A rental car facility should be built west of the terminal with a light rail connection.

    3) Redevelop the run down areas of town. How, I don’t know.

    4) I would like to see different business centers around the city like you see in other cities like Dallas and Houston. If we get different tech and medical areas around the city, we could see different high rise complexes which would look pretty neat. I would like to see some different architecture styles instead of brick and glass. Make the buildings look appealing. I would like to see a 60+ story building in the downtown skyline at least.

    5) More green space and parks along the rivers.

    I’ll think of more.

    in reply to: Port Columbus (CMH) Airport News & Updates #404461

    luketenley
    Member

    Lu said:
    Yes, according to the Dispatch, the CMH Board has shelved the new terminal for at least 20 more years. The current terminal can handle 10 million passengers, and it’s currently at 6.5 million, so there’s plenty of spare capacity.

    From what I’ve read, the main purpose of moving the runway south is to allow both runways to be used simultaneously.

    That is part of the reason.

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