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I hope that some local leader… ANY local leader… is willing to step up and prevent this from being torn down.
But “Bobbie Root” wants more parking! How ridiculous for the reporter to include this commentary as a legitimate solution of what should be done on one of our most important, if not the most important street in our city.May 21, 2014 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm in reply to: Affordable Housing Development Proposed at Long & Front Downtown #1018414
I like the tanks on East Broad, passing by the old Wendy’s (Catholic Foundation) … before their was a Wendy’s (founded 1969).
Met through a mutual friend 22 years ago at Ohio State, but started dating 20 years ago. A sign of Karma — the friend spent a few years of her childhood on the street we now live on, neither of us (wife nor I) grew up in Central Ohio.
Loss of 16 billion? Wow. That’s impressive.
A lot of the loss comes from Congress requiring the USPS to pre-fund their Health Benefits for the next 75 years within a 10 year time frame. No other Public or Private entity is required to do such a thing. Yes, the Post Office needs to become more efficient, but saddling them with this unrealistic burden is not the way to do it.
I bet that the real reason is to fatten up the USPS, then privatize it with all the windfall (pension money) going to the Private Equity firm that makes the deal.
jbcmh81 – You are in error
Wasn’t this the same board that claimed that the proposed 5-story nearby on High was far too tall and that a 1-2 story was better?
The University Area Review Board (conditionally) approved the 5 story building at 7th & High. The owner has chosen not to move forward.
The UARB also tried to convince AHF to build at least 3 stories at 5th & High.
In the end owners have property rights and Government has limited powers, that is a blessing and a curse.
I would like to add that I spent a LOT of time downtown in my teens and never once had a problem with “the bad element”. Maybe I was one of them … I wore an old Army jacket and boot cut jeans – think Quadrophenia.
Yes, Dayton was and still is very polarized by race.
I think in some cases, urban sprawl has been Dayton’s biggest enemy. While most of @geedeck’s family technically live in Dayton, it’s always a 40+ minute freeway drive to visit his aunt from his mom’s, or to get from his dad’s to his mom’s etc,. It hard for a thriving city to sustain that many suburbs, let alone one in need of a major economic driver.
Absolute agreement on this argument. Metro Dayton’s population has not grown in 30-40 years but it continues the ever expansion outward! Go out to Beavercreek/Wright State area and you can see the strange cancerous growth that should be city like, but is not, while the downtown is mothballed.
Having grown up in the Dayton Metro (Kettering to be exact) I found the people to be completely fearful of anything that could not fit into a narrow range of acceptable. It is great to be in a city like Columbus that is smart and open. My take of Dayton may be that of the adolescent that left Dayton, but sometimes perception is reality.
Like Walker I think it is great that much of the downtown Dayton is still intact and that it has great potential, but with most of the big employers (Mead, NCR, Elder Beerman, Rikes) gone I do not know how you pull it off. Sometimes I have the same thoughts for Columbus – I hate going to the outer belt and seeing Fortune 500 companies lining the freeways instead of having gleaming towers in the core.
Wow, what a bunch of drivel.
I tell you what has been devastating for suburbs in Ohio, removal of the state inheritance tax. Several local suburbs have had their budgets slashed by up to a million dollars or more from that tax as well as reduced state support … was that an Obama plot?June 13, 2012 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm in reply to: The Hideous "Sculptures" on the Broad Street Bridge… #499655
I love the sculptures and hope to see more! Art everywhere
I was hoping that they were going to scrape the site and start over. The UCO would have required them to design a building more in character with the intact part of the neighborhood.
I stand corrected (apologies to Joshlapp) but will leave my comment so the Dispatch can distinguish the boundaries!
Once again the Dispatch has failed to grasp the neighborhood boundaries. Hustler is in the University District but this is in Clintonville. If there was a shooting on this site it would probably be in the UD as well.
Joshlapp – Actually Hustler is in Clintonville, while Graffiti Burger is in the University District … though named the Clintonville Graffiti Burger.
Glen Echo Ravine is the boundary between the UD and Clintonville.
Too bad it will be still be ugly and inappropriate when completed! Parcel is just outside the grasp of the UARB, not certain why the Urban Commercial Overlay did not apply.
I agree $200 jeans is probably not a sustainable business model, but large retail footprints like the former Voodoo Denim/Norka Futon will be missed. I’m out