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  • in reply to: White Castle Headquarters Development #1121435
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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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?

    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    This sounds very interesting…

    in reply to: Wexners have major plans for Scioto riverfront #1121067
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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.

    in reply to: Wexners have major plans for Scioto riverfront #1120975
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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.

    in reply to: Wexners have major plans for Scioto riverfront #1120902
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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

    in reply to: Neighborhood Launch – News & Discussion #1119794
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Where’s the Jimmy John’s going?

    Right next door to Brioso.

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1119785
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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?

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1119716
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MichaelC wrote:</div>
    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.

    Agreed.

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1119695
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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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. 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.

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1119618
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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.

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1119594
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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.

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1119550
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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.

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1119511
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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?

    in reply to: Nationwide Realty buys more land in Franklinton #1119503
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    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…

    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Absolutely. DeNovo, in particular, has to be furious.

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