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  • in reply to: Does Cols 311 Website even work? #1116508
    welkstar
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    A sidewalk along my building was replaced last summer and the bike parking was removed and never replaced. I submitted a request to 311 in October, and while it took several months to be resolved, the bike racks reappeared about a month ago.

    I’ve submitted other requests about faulty tire pumps at the bike stations around town in July 2015. They were “acknowledged” a day later, but then nothing. I just checked the status and a work order was created on 2/8/16.

    in reply to: Columbus Needs a New City Flag #1114088
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    So hey did ya’ll see that new Crew kit

    welkstar
    welkstar
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    I would argue that the last 5 years have seen developments that brought about a transformative period for Columbus….and the 5 years prior to that, and then the 5 years prior to that. I have lived here for 16 years and, in it’s current state, the city is nowhere near what it was when I moved here.

    Agreed. I’ve been here 11 years and have witnessed massive change.

    The time scale for architecture is just so long; there are buildings I designed/started working on 3 years ago that are just now wrapping up construction. Even before a building proposal gets to the architect’s desk there are years of deals and negotiations on the development side. The time scale for urban planning is even longer.

    If all the changes Columbus has experienced in the last decade happened overnight (buildings popping out of the ground, bike infrastructure & COGO, Car2Go, airport renovations, hotels, etc) we’d all be jumping for joy. The processes just take so long that we quickly get used to the new hotness and it seems like it’s always been that way.

    There’s Google street view image data from as far back as 2007 in places. I encourage anyone with a negative view of our city’s development to take a virtual stroll 9 years ago. Columbus really frustrates the hell out me sometimes, but it’s amazing how far we’ve come.

    welkstar
    welkstar
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    Last night the running lights were all lit up and it looked très chic ;)

    Indeed! :)

    in reply to: [SPOILERS] Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1107393
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    Let’s face it, JJ Abrams and his team had an impossible task. Everyone feels ownership over Star Wars- managing those expectations is not something I’d want to tackle.

    Somehow, they pulled it off. They done good.

    in reply to: Suspicious Behavior repeated around First & N. High past two evenings #1106764
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    The accounts of these incidents is chilling. The “I am following you” part is especially disturbing.

    Good reminder to keep your wits about you. Stay safe out there folks.

    in reply to: Best kept secret gift idea in the Short North #1106149
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    The ads are evolving!

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    in reply to: Redevelopment of Little Brothers, Plasma Donation & House of Cigar #1103216
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    I would love a laundromat bar or book shop cafe here. Something different.

    Each time a storefront is all papered up for renovations in the Short North, I wish for a bookshop.

    in reply to: Columbus: Get ready for the Tall North #1100124
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    that translates into i gotta get mine, as the height wars continue all those great views from the 4-7 story buildings will be marred

    Great views of the parking lot?

    in reply to: Do Bike Lanes Infringe on Religious Freedom? #1097544
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    Not unless it’s against their religion to walk a block or take transit…

    WWJD
    What Would Jesus Drive?

    in reply to: Questions for Andrew Ginther on Mayoral Race? #1097514
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    How will you improve the following;

    Downtown- A city is only as good as its downtown. When people think of a city, they think of its downtown. Mayor Coleman made major strides in revitalizing downtown Columbus. What are your plans for the future of downtown?

    Walkability- The most successful cities are walkable cities. What is your plan to make Columbus better for pedestrians?

    Bike lanes- Columbus has only just begun to provide infrastructure for cycling. What is your plan for cycling infrastructure?

    Transit- Traffic will only get worse as Columbus grows; we need alternative ways to get around. What is your plan for improving public transit? Are we going to beat the dead horse of maybe-someday-think-about-trains or actually get something done?

    in reply to: Questions for Zach Scott on Mayoral Race? #1097513
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    How will you improve the following;

    Downtown- A city is only as good as its downtown. When people think of a city, they think of its downtown. Mayor Coleman made major strides in revitalizing downtown Columbus. What are your plans for the future of downtown?

    Walkability- The most successful cities are walkable cities. What is your plan to make Columbus better for pedestrians?

    Bike lanes- Columbus has only just begun to provide infrastructure for cycling. What is your plan for cycling infrastructure?

    Transit- Traffic will only get worse as Columbus grows; we need alternative ways to get around. What is your plan for improving public transit? Are we going to beat the dead horse of maybe-someday-think-about-trains or actually get something done?

    in reply to: Columbus Apartment Rental Market Getting More Expensive #1093912
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    Luxury is thrown around so often as a marketing term for apartments that it has lost all value.

    “Luxury” often just means wood-like floors in 40% of the apartment, “granite” counter tops, one semi-fancy looking light fixture, and new appliances. Most of the time everything is a plastic imitation of the real thing. This becomes especially apparent when you’re seeing many units at one time, like the Urban Living Tour. All the new stuff looks the same. Layouts, fixtures, and finishes have become homogenized to maximize profits.

    [Rant courtesy of one frustrated architectural designer/apartment renter.]

    in reply to: Super Mario Maker #1093173
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    Really excited to pick this game up later this week.

    This might be my favorite level I’ve seen so far haha

    in reply to: $293M Upgrade to I-270/Rt23 Interchange in Worthington #1092903
    welkstar
    welkstar
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    I have not understood this project from the beginning, and I still don’t get it.

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