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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #120 on: March 30, 2018, 09:49:01 PM »
I really wonder who the grocer for this will be. The Biz1st article says it's a "national chain" with a "boutique neighborhood concept"

39k is way too big for a Trader Joe's (usually 10-15), but it's about the same size as a standard Whole Foods (though idk about one going in so close to Lane Ave?)

Won't be anything from Kroger, GE, or Target either given the location...

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #121 on: March 31, 2018, 01:56:28 PM »
Im not a fan of the hotel parking lot right on 5th Ave. its such a lazy, and safe design solution.

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« Reply #122 on: March 31, 2018, 04:21:08 PM »
If anything, they actually changed this to be more suburban than urban. More surface parking, less apartments... the opposite direction they should've gone, but far too common with Columbus development.  Honestly not that impressed.

Agreed.  5th doesn't get much pedestrian activity.  Was hoping they were done putting parking lots next to the street in that area.

It's not like Waggenbrenner doesn't know how to do urban development right.  It's just that something seems to always get lost in translation when developers move to these larger-scale developments.  They tend to fall back into more suburban layouts, likely because that's what they're used to doing at that scale.

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #123 on: March 31, 2018, 04:22:55 PM »
Im not a fan of the hotel parking lot right on 5th Ave. its such a lazy, and safe design solution.

What they could've done is built a garage there with ground-level retail.  At least that would've activated the street.  It's just too much empty space all around. 

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #124 on: April 01, 2018, 09:41:29 AM »
Why is it that Columbus developments always seem to "regress" when they go through revisions? smh. It is a rare moment when things get upgraded (like that place near Grandview Avenue and Dublin road getting the apparent upgrade to a much more dense development).

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« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2018, 07:34:49 PM »
^I think its because Columbus' small developer community (a lot of them are 2nd and 3rd generation family owned) was focused mainly on suburban development until 5-10 years ago. Suburban development is easy and cheap and the rate of return is pretty high. These developers generally don't want to absorb the higher costs of urban development and try to apply suburban solution to urban projects. Costs drove the changes to the Battelle project.

That said, I think that some are getting the hang of urban development - underground parking, higher densities, etc. Some firms are better than others.

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« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2018, 09:20:41 PM »
^Good insight. Better than just blaming "Columbus" or "we" like is often seen.

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« Reply #127 on: April 02, 2018, 10:30:39 AM »
Definitely a disappointing regression. The original rendering I thought was pretty realistic overall. This updated one with the setback grocery and surface parking and setback hotel is definitely just trying to cater to retailers/hotels that are pointing to every other hotel and grocery in that kind of neighborhood in Columbus and whining that they look inaccessible without the surface parking. The hotel should definitely be utilizing a parking deck solution -- look at the Courtyard on the Ohio River in Covington, KY. The grocer would definitely be more difficult to amuse -- people driving to a grocery store want to see a quick in-and-put and parking garages scare people away from that. Their goal is just to look like they can get people in the door as easily as possible.

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West / Dennison Place Developments and News
« Reply #128 on: May 17, 2018, 04:19:01 PM »
Coffee Shop and Apartments Planned for Historic Neil Avenue Church

A historic church building at 1334 Neil Ave. will be getting the adaptive reuse treatment. A coffee shop and apartments are planned for the building, which sits at the corner of West Sixth Avenue, tucked neatly into the fabric of the Dennison Place neighborhood.

Built in 1880, the building was home to the Neil Avenue United Presbyterian Church until 1965, when it was sold to the Columbus Mennonite Church. That congregation remained in the building until 1998, when it sold the property and moved to Clintonville.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/coffee-shop-and-apartments-planned-for-former-neil-avenue-church-bw1

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West / Dennison Place Developments and News
« Reply #129 on: June 07, 2018, 06:56:06 PM »
This isn't one of the biggest development projects, but it is interesting as an example of how High Street development in the Short North can push existing businesses to relocate and redevelop nearby areas:





Slated for demolition, Short North child-care center expanding in move to Harrison West
By Carrie Ghose  Staff Reporter, Columbus Business First
May 30, 2018, 6:53am


A child-care center has teamed up with a tech entrepreneur and prominent Central Ohio developer on a $3 million renovation to a Harrison West office building to replace a Short North site slated for demolition.

Little Dreamers Big Believers LLC has grown to three locations with 355 children and 100 employees since 2007, when founder Sarah Eichorn, then 19 years old, leased space on North High Street and Third Avenue.  The center was full within six months and still has a waiting list, but the building will be torn down by December to make way for a five-story apartment complex.

The center will move a mile west into a former civil engineering office at 870 Michigan Avenue in Harrison West.  The move will increase the center's capacity to 158 children from 115.  Celmark Development Group is finishing the basement and building a first-floor addition to increase space from 7,800 square feet to nearly 14,000 square feet.  Part of the existing parking lot will be converted to a nature-themed playground.

MORE: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/30/slated-for-demolition-short-north-child-care.html
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Re: Columbus: Harrison West / Dennison Place Developments and News
« Reply #130 on: June 07, 2018, 10:03:25 PM »
^Little Dreamers, Big Believers... that's two Ozzy songs in one name!

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West / Dennison Place Developments and News
« Reply #131 on: June 20, 2018, 07:21:27 PM »
Grocery Store Dropped from Plans for Battelle Land

More changes have been made to the plan to develop 20 acres of Battelle land south of West Fifth Avenue. Most significantly, a 39,000 square foot grocery store which was included in a proposal presented to the neighborhood in March has been dropped from the plan.

A representative of Wagenbrenner Development, the company that has been spearheading the project since it was first announced in February of last year, said that the tenant that had been lined up for the grocery store spot recently backed out of the project, leading to the changes.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/grocery-store-dropped-from-plans-for-battelle-land-bw1

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West / Dennison Place Developments and News
« Reply #132 on: June 22, 2018, 07:28:12 AM »
Woof... That site plan keeps getting worse every iteration this goes through... I hope they can get on with it soon, I'm scared to imagine how it would change next

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West / Dennison Place Developments and News
« Reply #133 on: July 02, 2018, 01:53:15 PM »
$160M Harrison West redevelopment changing plans



A $160 million mixed-use development in Harrison West is seeking more input from neighbors as it changes plans.

Wagenbrenner Development has told the Harrison West Society that it's changing the proposal for 21 acres owned by Battelle between 5th and 3rd avenues and west of Perry Street.

A high-end grocery story had been projected as an anchor tenant with a 40,000-square-foot space there, but has withdrawn from the project, according to information from Harrison West Society.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/07/02/160m-harrison-west-redevelopment-changing-plans.html
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Re: Columbus: Harrison West / Dennison Place Developments and News
« Reply #134 on: July 05, 2018, 10:42:58 AM »
Have there been any plans published by Battelle for plans to replace this parking? Any garages or upgrades on their campus? How much do they currently utilize this surface lot?