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  • in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116677

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    “Privatization” is a buzz word used to convince people to funnel public tax dollars into private profits. I challenge anyone to show me a “privatized” system that was truly both less expensive and more effective than the public system it replaced.

    in reply to: Hamilton Road and 161 Development #1116676

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    Interesting.

    in reply to: Light Rail in Central Ohio #1116673

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    At this early stage most streetcars are “attractions” not transit. They are designed to attract specific kinds of development and demographics to an area. They don’t necessarily have to have high ridership nor do the fares have to pay for the operation of the infrastructure. The payoff is expected to come 20 years down the road with a reshaped neighborhood and more income-earning population in the urban cores.

    in reply to: Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79 #1114717

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    Super delegates and the DNC will make sure that doesn’t happen.

    That’s what they said when Obama was taking early races in 2008.

    in reply to: Cleveland Development – News & Updates #1114715

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    Its astonishing how much public money is going into the project and how many ‘strings’ are being pulled to make it happen. Connected to the Two25 thread, is it really worth it to build projects like that if they need propped up with tax dollars?

    Depends on how much they think it will contribute to the tax base down the road. Sometimes you need to invest a little public money to get the ball rolling, just take a look at Columbus Commons.

    in reply to: Survey to help local Columbus startup! #1114714

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    Link?

    in reply to: Machete attack at Nazareth on Hamilton Rd #1114713

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    Ah yes the concealed carry crowd here to save us with 8 hours of training and an addiction to crime dramas.

    Looking to bag them some terrorists, no doubt. You know they’re gonnna show up. Might actually make the place safer if no one drops their gun while trying to get the wallet out of their pocket:

    3 Shot when Man drops gun in Fla. Cracker Barrel

    in reply to: Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79 #1114712

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    I think the talk about the Senate blocking the nomination until the next president is a rather short sighted prediction. It seems to imply the republicans are more than 50-50 confident that they will win the white house and retain the Senate. Not to mention, I am not sure a Trump or Cruze nomination would really please republicans all that much more than a moderate Obama nomination.

    Forget Trump or Cruz, what if they end up with Bernie nomination? LOL.

    in reply to: Campus Partners to Redevelop High from 17th to 14th #1110349

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    6 stories is sort of a magic number in construction. Going over 6 stories greatly increases your cost per square foot. You need:
    – a larger elevator footprint (which reduces occupied space)
    – more expensive elevators (motor/cable vs. hydraulic) that require more expensive periodic maintenance.
    – more stringent fire safety (hook and ladder fire trucks can’t reach top floors)
    – more stairs
    – more expensive physical plants for water pressure
    – bigger foundation, more expensive framing (wind resistance)
    – bigger construction cranes and iron workers that aren’t afraid of heights
    – etc

    in reply to: Campus Partners to Redevelop High from 17th to 14th #1110308

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    One thing people fail to consider when trying to preserve old buildings are things like ADA access, bathrooms, and fire safety. High Street by campus is extremely populous and in older buildings the bathrooms are often cramped and under capacity, doorways and hallways are narrow, exits are constrained by stairs, etc. If nothing else new buildings like this really open up capacity to handle people, especially those with disabilities.

    in reply to: Moving to Franklinton? #1110299

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>UrbanPlanner2112 wrote:</div>
    We called the first European-American settlers “pioneers” when the Iroquois already lived here.

    At the risk of getting sucked into this tangent, that’s probably the exact dynamic that makes people uncomfortable with the terminology. The repurposing of any historical term always carries a lot of baggage along with it.

    Okay, then I officially apologize. It was a buzz word I learned in college when studying planning.

    Here’s what Websters says, I especially like #2 “establish a new idea or line of thought”

    Full Definition of pioneer
    1: a member of a military unit usually of construction engineers

    2a : a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or a new method or technical development
    2b : one of the first to settle in a territory

    3: a plant or animal capable of establishing itself in a bare, barren, or open area and initiating an ecological cycle

    in reply to: Moving to Franklinton? #1110294

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    And they are “pioneers” from the sense of moving TO the neighborhood, which has seen almost nothing but exodus and demolition for decades. They’re filling in the gaps that have been left, like pioneering plant species filling in a disturbed ecosystem. I thought the reference was obvious.

    Ah, yes. Hearty, khaki-clad adventurers braving harsh conditions to move to a desolate location & spread the message of artisan toast and light rail to the few souls who dared to remain.

    (Not aimed at OP. I hope Hinderpants finds happiness in Franklinton or wherever else she chooses to move).

    We called the first European-American settlers “pioneers” when the Iroquois already lived here. I don’t see what all the semantics is about. You’re venturing into a place that’s different from whence you came and that presents a challenge to you.

    in reply to: Moving to Franklinton? #1110291

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    It’s used for gentrification. Did you now that gay male couples are considered “pioneers” in gentrification of neighborhoods, at least according to one of my professors, because males typically do not have to worry as often about personal safety when walking home at night, so they’re more willing to accept risk. Interesting factoid that I bet you never really thought about. eh? There are other factors, but that’s one reason why it’s thought that households with females comprise a minority in first family gentrification.

    in reply to: Moving to Franklinton? #1110284

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    Here’s what you need to know about being an early pioneer in a neighborhood like this:

    How is one a “pioneer” when they move to an area where people already live & have for decades?

    RE: Franklinton — The condition of the housing stock is the biggest problem. Too many abused, neglected & previously-flooded homes.

    Maybe they’re building a new home? Maybe they like a project? Maybe they found a house they like already?

    And they are “pioneers” from the sense of moving TO the neighborhood, which has seen almost nothing but exodus and demolition for decades. They’re filling in the gaps that have been left, like pioneering plant species filling in a disturbed ecosystem. I thought the reference was obvious.

    in reply to: Moving to Franklinton? #1110244

    UrbanPlanner2112
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    Here’s what you need to know about being a returning pioneer in a neighborhood like this:

    * 99% of the problems are going to be caused by only 5% of the people. There’s always “that one house on the block”

    Do not get into pissing matches with these people! Be respectful but keep them at arms length. Don’t call the cops for every little thing. For example, if they keep taking your hose without asking, just move the hose inside when you’re not using it. The people in “that one house on the block” have most likely experienced stark, miserable, loveless lives that you cannot even begin comprehend and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it but be patient.

    Otherwise your family sounds like they have what it takes if you’re even asking the question.

    Good luck!

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