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Offline casey

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #120 on: March 30, 2018, 08:43:01 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, 12:50:28 PM »
Iím not a fan of the hotel parking lot right on 5th Ave. itís such a lazy, and safe design solution.

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #122 on: March 31, 2018, 03:15:08 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, 03:16:55 PM »
Iím not a fan of the hotel parking lot right on 5th Ave. itís 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, 08:35:29 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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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2018, 06:28:49 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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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2018, 08:14:41 PM »
^Good insight. Better than just blaming "Columbus" or "we" like is often seen.

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Re: Columbus: Harrison West Developments and News
« Reply #127 on: April 02, 2018, 09:24:39 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, 03:13:01 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.

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

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