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  • in reply to: Press Grill Concept Going into Former Grandview Graffiti Burger #1127690

    wpcc88
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    When I went this week on Tuesday there was one spot open in the lot. People seemed to be respectful of CVS during the week but something tells me that would probably change on the weekend.

    in reply to: BMW auto detailing near Dublin? #1127632

    wpcc88
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    Thanks. Precisely the sort of place I was searching for.

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>wpcc88 wrote:</div>
    Owning a German I recommend CBC Detailing.

    PH: 614-962-7563

    Instagram: @cbc_detailing

    *You can schedule appointments via a link in their instagram account.

    Welcome, hope they treat you well.

    in reply to: RiverSouth District – News & Updates #1127217

    wpcc88
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    We need to step up our game. What we’re doing just isn’t enough, and we lag seriously behind our peer cities.

    We are growing at a conservative, steady pace; more isn’t always better. Yes, there have been several “ooh & ahh” proposals in cities like Nashville, Cleveland, etc. But they are exactly that, proposals, we’re extremely lucky in that what gets proposed in our city gets built.

    in reply to: BMW auto detailing near Dublin? #1126726

    wpcc88
    Participant

    Owning a German I recommend CBC Detailing.

    PH: 614-962-7563

    Instagram: @cbc_detailing

    *You can schedule appointments via a link in their instagram account.

    in reply to: Cleveland's beautiful, modern apartment proposal for downtown #1126303

    wpcc88
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    The OSU development, not all funded by the state. Much of that also comes from endowments and donations they are required to spend. Believe it or not, people donate lots of money and designate it only to be used on housing.

    I think youre missing the point. It’s not the exact same way other projects get public funding. Tax incentives are one thing. Nucleus, University Circle Condos and other projects are getting direct funding from tax payers for private buildings. That’s what is happening in CLE. Very different from public venues potentially getting funding, garage access, tifs, and abatements. The Nucleus project may even be getting casino tax revenue to help with construction costs. Can you imagine diverting casino tax revenue to the construction of a private development here?

    Thank you for explaining that much better than I could. I was about to post something similar last night but was mildly furious that people didn’t realize taxpayers are funding a lot of private development in Cleveland. The R&R HoF, Browns Stadium, Jacobs Field, the Gund and I’m pretty sure even the casino in Cleveland were all taxpayer funded and much of the Flats East Bank development as well.

    in reply to: The Arbor #1126297

    wpcc88
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>wpcc88 wrote:</div>
    I would assume he would make some of the spots public for other use much like the Hub in Short North. Also he said they will be affordable places so I’m not sure what the fuss is all about. So many people on here complain there isn’t enough affordable housing around downtown; finally someone proposes a new build that will be and all they can do is sit at their keyboards and complain.

    I didn’t see any complaints about it being affordable. I just personally think that having 50% more parking spots than residential units is excessive for any urban project.

    Before I moved back to the Short North I always tried to park at the Hub. Once it was filled the emphasis was on “tried.” I saw a few people on the facebook post for the article say that they use the lot to park in for work and that’s where my point lies.

    in reply to: Millennial Tower #1126294

    wpcc88
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    You can look right down the block to see 250 High and “value engineering” at its finest. It looks nice at the street level but all together is much cheaper looking that it’s original proposal. Not a shocker as 600 Goodale and their faux stone panels fit the same bill.

    Proposed:

    https://d3pxppq3195xue.cloudfront.net/media/images/14/08/12/250-High—March-2014_638x484.jpg

    Finished:

    http://media.bizj.us/view/img/6620832/250-high-august-2015*750xx4596-2585-0-0.jpg

    in reply to: The Arbor #1126293

    wpcc88
    Participant

    I would assume he would make some of the spots public for other use much like the Hub in Short North. Also he said they will be affordable places so I’m not sure what the fuss is all about. So many people on here complain there isn’t enough affordable housing around downtown; finally someone proposes a new build that will be and all they can do is sit at their keyboards and complain.

    in reply to: Millennial Tower #1126170

    wpcc88
    Participant

    Just like the projects across from Highpoint, you can have a large portfolio of successes, but you mess up a large, visible, well praised project and your reputation, understandably so, is going to take a hit.

    Won’t argue with that!

    I won’t either as I’ve been one of the few to give LC the benefit of the doubt.

    in reply to: NBA in Columbus ? #1126169

    wpcc88
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MichaelC wrote:</div>
    Oh my. I’m so sorry. Thanks for catching this. Mea culpa, everyone. *walks off in shame*

    No worries. The same people actually have been fairly successful at fooling even real media outlets, as they did with the Cleveland Plain Dealer a few weeks ago…

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/04/we_made_a_big_mistake_over_the.html

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>wpcc88 wrote:</div>
    Umm that’s from the Plain Dealer.

    ?

    Sorry didn’t see the original post.

    in reply to: Millennial Tower #1126147

    wpcc88
    Participant

    Isn’t Arshot the same developer that’s in charge of Cooper Stadium?

    in reply to: NBA in Columbus ? #1125923

    wpcc88
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MichaelC wrote:</div>
    This

    That’s a fake news story at a poorly designed site pretending to be ABC news.

    Umm that’s from the Plain Dealer.

    in reply to: Uber to End Surge Pricing, Allow Tips #1125303

    wpcc88
    Participant

    This could possibly kill Uber, or at least make it a less viable mode on weekends and holidays. The people I know who drive for Uber say they only work on Friday & Saturday nights because of the surge prices, otherwise they would rather be out with their friends like everyone else. As part of the deal, they’re ending their “no tip” policy. They’re hoping tips will make up for the loss.

    Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It – NPR May 3, 2016

    Sometimes you call an Uber, and what you thought would be an $8 ride is going to be two, three, even four times more — the result of greater demand brought on by a blizzard, or a baseball game. Whatever the reason, surge pricing is not fun.

    It turns out Uber is working to fix it — or, should we say, end it. The move likely will be great for riders, but not for drivers….

    …As part of a recent class action settlement, Uber plans to start letting drivers collect tips. It could be that the income lost from surge is replaced by passengers voluntarily giving a bit more…

    So they only work when they can charge people 3 or 4 times the amount it would taking a cab anyway? Sounds like a morally solid business practice. This is in no way going to kill Uber, it may thin the herd but they will survive.


    wpcc88
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    zillow

    in reply to: Kaufman Developments Buys Short North Land #1125189

    wpcc88
    Participant

    Without the VVC/IVC, the Short North would have been demo’ed long ago for cheap, generic shit like what Edwards is doing now up by campus.

    Yes the process is more involved, complex, and takes more time, but often projects ultimately emerge on the other side much improved from the initial proposal.

    *que the Christmas Story A++++++++++++++++++++++*

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