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Think this is a very smart move from White Castle. I’ll be fascinated to see what they come up with for this plot of land. It has a ton of interesting potential with the riverfront and downtown proximity.
Does anyone happen to know how many employees work on site at WC?April 6, 2016 9:01 am at 9:01 am in reply to: TONIGHT: OSU lecture on \"vibrant cities, healthy communities, happier people\" #1121420
This sounds very interesting…
Could not agree more with the above.
Food/drink options, recreational options, art–those are hopefully pieces that the powers to be have considered incorporating.
(The deer art is good. The launching areas for kayaks/canoes are good. But need more.)
As it stands, Milestone, the neighboring fountains, and COSI are the only non-park draws to the riverfront, and COSI really doesn’t count since it does not engage the riverfront at all in its current form. Building a cafe/restaurant in glass on the river-facing side could be a nice complement.
The improvements in place are terrific. But the progress must continue.
My guess is any real, new museums won’t truly materialize until mid century.
I’ll take that bet.
As for this park: It, like a few other public spaces in town, could use a dramatic sculpture or statue.
The park at the corner of High and Nationwide; Columbus Commons; the riverfront; and now this–especially this, considering the art to come.
Can’t find the proper thread for this, so here’s a new rendering of the park being built to the west of COSI:
h/t: Business First
Not knowing (but assuming) it’s extremely difficult to displace rail lines, the land between Vine Street and Huntington Park/LC Pavillion is still open is it not?
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After a few days of reviewing and thinking about this thread, I’m no longer of the opinion Crew Stadium would make enough sense on this peninsula.
From a logistical perspective, I think you’d want to have a stadium relatively close to highway access. Putting it on the Peninsula is pretty disconnected from highways. That traffic would likely have to feed in and out on Broad Street. Which has capacity to handle game day traffic, but still wouldn’t be ideal IMHO.
After a few days of reviewing and thinking about this thread, I’m no longer of the opinion Crew Stadium would make enough sense on this peninsula. I do believe Crew Stadium should be downtown, but not in this area that will have museums along the riverfront, parkland, and the potential for lots and lots of affordable residential development to the west.
Re: plazas, we know of at least one for the peninsula that is happening for sure adjacent to COSI. Would NRI prepare another one? Honest question. I certainly think having sufficient community/green space is important, especially for a millennial-based community as this very well could be.
As for the necessity of Crew Stadium on this peninsula to launch things, I suspect that can also be accomplished with the planned museums to bolster COSI’s role.
I feel like this could be a great opportunity to build the affordable housing downtown badly needs and that Franklinton is a great place to do it.
The more I think about it, the more I agree with this.
Whatever comes, may it embrace the neighborhood and its history–architecturally and otherwise.
I’d echo everything stated above.
And making the probably unrealistic assumption that this is the plan: It should not be built solely to accommodate the Crew; it can and should be a flexible facility that could also accommodate concerts, other sporting events, etc.
Assuming that NW’s plan is not to build a soccer stadium downtown, my guess is we would see a majority residential development of mid-rise condos and apartments and townhomes, intermixed with some retail and commercial.
NW’s modus operandi has been to “subsidize” their real estate efforts by placing NW jobs in the immediate vicinity, but I’m not sure that would be part of NW’s hand this time around. It may not need it for a development like this, given the proximity to all the jobs across the river.
Cough cough cough. Mapfre Stadium. If only….
Wouldn’t it be funny if Nationwide Insurance built a new Mapfre Stadium? Ha.
But seriously, a stadium would be wonderful…I’m just not sure this is big enough, for a stadium and the necessary parking?
The next big news in the peninsula will have to do with the museums, IMO.
But I agree, it would be great to know what Nationwide’s contemplating in this area.
There are four areas with a lot of movement but not much public: this on the peninsula, Wolfe’s plans at 3rd and State, the Long Street corridor between CCAD and 3rd, and those museums…March 22, 2016 9:49 am at 9:49 am in reply to: LC RiverSouth – 8-Story & 10-Story Apartment Buildings at High & Rich #1119395
Absolutely. DeNovo, in particular, has to be furious.