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- March 1, 2016 9:10 am at 9:10 am in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116421
Looks like they’re building a brand new senior center on East Main St. according to the front page. So, this isn’t the end of the world. Just a very unfortunate inconvenience for the current residents.
I use it all the time and actually report the same issue you did just the other day, the trash pile right by the 670 on ramp on summit/3rd?
I’ll bet you a beer and a brat that someone in the area paid a door-to-door solicitor $20 to haul the trash away and they’re about to get a $500 fine when the authorities trace it back to them.
I get a kick out of that car wash that looks like a big barn.February 29, 2016 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm in reply to: Why hasn\'t Clinton Twp been Annexed by nearby cities? #1116312
For efficiency’s sake Columbus needs to annex Clinton Twp West. It makes no sense so have the services spread out and with OSU focused on tech development on Kinnear it would make sense to have it all in one jurisdiction. Lots of improvements need to be made in the area but an eventual redevelopment of the Lennox and Kinnear areas would be better to happen in Columbus than Clinton Twp.
Couldn’t Grandview Heights or UA annex it just as well? It makes more sense for a land-locked city to want more land.February 29, 2016 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm in reply to: LC RiverSouth – 8-Story & 10-Story Apartment Buildings at High & Rich #1116311
What’s holding Columbus back? It must come down to economics somewhere.
I think it’s just as simple as Columbus is humongous and flat with lots of horizontal space and cheap, flat land. Also no fixed-infrastructure transit, so it’s not attractive to build without lots of parking.February 29, 2016 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116309
I think it really sucks for the residents but it makes sense financially for the metro housing authority. Selling off their land that increases in value provides funds that can be used to re-invest in more, newer housing.
I think we’re thinking about this all wrong. Maybe Grandview Heights needs to annex 5xNW and more of the surrounding township.
Some connecting patio/outdoor space would be good, but I don’t like the idea of just saving the facades. I’d much rather see the whole buildings preserved.
So, go buy one and put a business in it that uses a patio. Right now two of the houses are owned by a rental property management company in the area. Don’t know why they would need a patio.
If having this park does not kickstart development across the street, then nothing will.
Across which street?
I have an open question about the terrorism provisions in commercial insurance policy’s. If the owner has a policy with terrorism rider and lost revenue rider is he not getting money to deal with damage, cleanup and lost revenue.
My guess is that most typical insurance generally doesn’t cover acts of terrorism. They may cover “hate crimes” and vandalism, but I’m not sure. Of course it is possible to get insurance on almost anything short of acts of war for the right price, but my guess is that it would cost a lot extra.February 17, 2016 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm in reply to: Columbus Apartment Rental Market Getting More Expensive #1114911
This is what I keep saying, Apartments are not really getting more expensive so much as they’re just building more high-end apartments that rent for more and bringing up the average
So I wanted to ask again. Does anyone know if any of the new complexes are accepting section 8 vouchers. I’m very interested to know.
Depends on the complex. You’re not going to get into a condo-grade flat on Section 8 but by the same token having newer, nicer options is probably opening up a lot of older apartments to lower income and Section 8 renters.
I think Franklinton, being almost blank slate, would be a great opportunity to bring back more brownstone style townhomes in a larger scale way but I doubt we’d see that with so many different investors, getting them unified for a design is unlikely.
The brownstones in that picture aren’t exactly a unified design. They’re probably super expensive nowadays and a lot of the craft has been lost. It’s not like the world is full of unemployed stone masons anymore. I wonder what it would cost to build something like that new?
They should use all that space and build a nice amusement park or something…
Funny you should mention that, because there used to be something like that there about 100 years ago. That whole area where Lucky’s market and White Castle are was a sort of fairground. I don’t think this lot is big enough.
I wonder what they’ll put there? Probably another generic strip mall like the one they just built up the street near McDonalds, is my guess.January 29, 2016 9:39 am at 9:39 am in reply to: Two25 17 Story High Rise Proposed for SE Columbus Commons #1112684
You read a thread with 50 posts debating the appropriate number of stories in a project and then tell me if you don’t feel like punching it up a bit. :pJanuary 29, 2016 9:35 am at 9:35 am in reply to: Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed at High & North Broadway #1112683
I dunno about most people but I like mixed use so I don’t have to drive all the way to Short North to go to nice places on a Friday night or to to a strip mall to grab sandwich on a busy Saturday afternoon. Plus if you want to do some drinking then you have to add in cab fees instead of stumbling home on foot.