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  • in reply to: Idea: Relocating Crew Stadium to the Arena District #1127330
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    While I love the stadium village idea, and the importance of the Fairgrounds staying put and being improved/renovated, the arguments for the stadium to come downtown are still more persuasive to me–especially the long-term viability piece.

    These next 5 years will see so many changes in our city, and I suspect this will be another one. The considerable chunk of land along 71 where the stadium and historical center and fairgrounds sit are ripe for refreshing and redesigning for more efficient and effective use. If there is room for a soccer stadium downtown, a “stadium village” may work there as well. It’s not dissimilar, broadly, from what the Arena District was intended to be and has largely become.

    in reply to: RiverSouth District – News & Updates #1127226
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    We have come a long way and have a long way to go.

    We have to keep growing smartly, and avoid the problems that come with growth that outpaces thoughtful planning.

    I think there’s still a lot of room for growth along 4th, along Main, and I assure you, pressure will keep building for the Greyhound station to either rebuild or relocate.

    in reply to: RiverSouth District – News & Updates #1127116
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    I believe this is it.

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1126993
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    The Biz First article has been updated; Nationwide is not the buyer.

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1126970
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Another large (2.9 acre), well-located parcel has been purchased in Franklinton, but the buyer is presently unknown.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #1126757
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Khaleesi/Daenerys is eventually just going to march a massive horde onto Westeros and push the white walkers back to the wall and crush all the petty, warring factions. That scene also made me wonder if we’re going to see a scene where John Snow walks out of fire.

    Fire and Ice and all that eh?

    in reply to: 2016 Presidential Race #1126672
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Donald Trump is a calamity in waiting.

    His lack of policy awareness–nevermind experience, which could be compensated for with thoughtful demonstration of critical thinking skills or reasonable decisionmaking ability–is bad enough. It’s his forthright demonstration of a willingness to target women and children in the war on terror, ban Muslims from entering the U.S., demonize Mexicans, and subjugate women, all in defiance of decorum and/or law, that makes him an immediate threat to our nation.

    Secretary Clinton has flaws. Many. Her flaws are, at least, conventional, as were the flaws of many (but not all) of the GOP nominees that Donald Trump outmaneuvered during the campaign.

    in reply to: Millennial Tower #1126328
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Of all the buildings that have changed dramatically–at least, superficially–that ain’t the one to highlight.

    Perhaps you’re right that it was built with cheaper materials, but I’m not sure that’s something an untrained eye–i.e., the vast majority of folks–could notice.

    in reply to: Millennial Tower #1126156
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    I feel like a green wall would work better than those video screens on the exterior. Those will be heavily dependent on the programming. If they’re abstract like in the renderings they could work, but they better commission some really solid video/design work for them in that case.

    Hell, Spacejunk would be a great fit for that! ;)

    They would. They do great work. :)

    in reply to: Millennial Tower #1126155
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Just like the projects across from Highpoint, you can have a large portfolio of successes, but you mess up a large, visible, well praised project and your reputation, understandably so, is going to take a hit.

    Won’t argue with that!

    in reply to: Millennial Tower #1126149
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Isn’t Arshot the same developer that’s in charge of Cooper Stadium?

    Yes. They are also responsible for many strong builds downtown.

    in reply to: Cleveland's beautiful, modern apartment proposal for downtown #1126078
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Another big project announced in Downtown Cleveland:

    The owner of the Nautica Entertainment Complex envisions a $405 million, residentially-driven development that could start in 2018 and take seven years to finish. The master plan calls for 664 apartments spread across four buildings, including a linked pair of tall towers set into a man-made lagoon leading into the Cuyahoga River.

    Renderings also show an office building, a hotel, three parking garages and reconfigured streets.

    Large portions of the development would replace parking lots near Windows on the River, but the renderings show that Jacobs also could demolish existing buildings along Main Avenue and Center Street, including the Apartments at Nautica and the Harbor Inn, often described as the city’s oldest continuously operating bar.

    in reply to: NBA in Columbus ? #1125924
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MichaelC wrote:</div>
    This

    That’s a fake news story at a poorly designed site pretending to be ABC news.

    Oh my. I’m so sorry. Thanks for catching this. Mea culpa, everyone. *walks off in shame*

    in reply to: NBA in Columbus ? #1125899
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    This may pose an opportunity for Cbus to attempt poaching a promising NBA team.

    in reply to: COTA Updates in 2016 #1125699
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    That’s really encouraging news. Excited to try it out.

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