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Columbus: Downtown: Madison's / White-Haines project
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:55:45 PM »
THIS IS SOME AWESOME NEWS FOR DOWNTOWN!!!  Both the Madison's Building and the White-Haines Building at 72-84 N. High Street have been purchased by The Day Companies.  The below photo shows that workers are already removing the stucco panels from the Madison's Building.



Day Companies Purchases Long-Vacant Madison’s Building
By Brent Warren, Columbus Underground
November 12, 2014 - 4:07 pm


The vacant Madison’s Department Store building has long been an eyesore on High Street in the heart of Downtown, but that is expected to change soon.  The Day Companies confirmed today that they have purchased the buildings from the Tonti Organization, with plans to renovate the three historic buildings at 72-84 North High.
 
“I can confirm that we have bought the buildings with plans to redevelop them, but at this point we don’t have an exact idea as to what that redevelopment will look like,” explained Ricky Day, Principal at The Day Companies.
 
The three buildings — two six-story buildings with a four-story building in between — together make up approximately 80,000 square feet, and are flanked on the north and south sides by additional buildings owned by the Day Companies.  The nearby buildings that the firm has redeveloped include a mix of retail, residential and office space units.

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/day-companies-purchases-long-vacant-madisons-building
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 03:15:37 PM »
That IS huge news.
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2014, 05:26:27 PM »
Early rumors of the Madison renovation call for it to become a hotel with some kind of parking garage behind, but those are very early and may not be true.

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 08:10:05 PM »
Early rumors of the Madison renovation call for it to become a hotel with some kind of parking garage behind, but those are very early and may not be true.

Business First has more about this at http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/11/14/developer-buys-madison-s-building-at-gay-and-high.html.  I was also wondering about the parking garage portion of this early rumor because I didn't think the Madison's Building had enough room along the back alley for this.

However, the Day Companies apparently previously bought up the 90 N. High Street building (former CVB/Experience Columbus location) which is next to the White Haines Building, plus the small mid-block parking lot between 90 N. High and the 8-story 106 N. High Street building that was renovated into condos.  So if any structured parking is built, that is likely where it would go.  Walker over at CU posted a pdf brochure showing these two purchases in relation to the White-Haines and Madison's Buildings at http://s.lnimg.com/attachments/589EA7F1-6E8E-434D-A21B-794B5B8458F6.pdf
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 08:29:14 PM »
The former Madison's location seems to be getting most of the publicity in the media reports about the Day Companies property purchase.  But I believe that the 6-story White-Haines Building is the jewel of the purchase.  The White-Haines Building was built in 1913 and has a beautiful white glazed terra cotta facade and huge windows facing High Street.  Here are a couple of photos from a flickr photoset of the White-Haines Building at https://www.flickr.com/photos/14540362@N08/1473432904/in/photolist-3fcJgA-3HNYHX-3HTiy1-5vJEC7-aCUMiN-9baYXN-9bdbxb-ahgbdX/



This is a view of the 90 N. High Building, White-Haines Building and Madison's Building from a parking lot across High Street.  This parking lot has recently been purchased by the Edwards Companies with the intent to build a mixed use retail/residential building on it - see this post in the Gay Street Development thread:


CU's Walker has an updated photo of some of the stucco removed from part of the Madison's Building at http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/the-old-madison/page/5/#post-1050303.  Compare with the photo above:
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 09:50:29 PM »
When I found out about these buildings being saved I had to get down there and see the progress that has already been made. I can't wait to see them transformed. If the parking lot across the street is developed it will make this section of High feel completely different.

Also, I'm surprised those 3rd story windows are still there and apparently still open.
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 07:15:19 PM »
Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts
By Walker Evans, Columbus Underground
November 25, 2014 - 7:40 am


Three local Columbus development organizations were awarded over $200,000 in grants from the city’s Green Columbus Fund at the (Nov. 24) City Council meeting.  That includes a grant for $135,990 for the Day Companies to redevelop and restore three commercial buildings Downtown, known as the long-vacant Madison’s department store.  The company acquired the properties (earlier in November) from the Tonti Organization.

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/three-developers-awarded-green-grants-for-cleanup-efforts
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 11:47:54 AM »
Tax credits key to redevelopment of former Madison’s store Downtown
By Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:25 AM


A developer wants to convert a block of empty buildings along N. High Street Downtown into office and residential space with ground-level restaurants.  Key to redeveloping the former Madison’s store building and White-Haines Building are state historic tax credits Day Cos. will pursue to help finance the work.

Developer Ricky Day talked about his plans yesterday during a Downtown Columbus economic development update hosted by the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District.  Day Cos. bought the three vacant buildings that make up 72-84 N. High St., just north of Gay Street, late last year.

Day said that although he has not lined up specific tenants, he envisions a mixed-use development and plans to apply for the tax credits in March.  Although he said he has not worked out the renovation costs, he hopes to begin restoration work in 12 to 18 months.  “I believe this will be as robust a corner as (there) is in the city,” Day said.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/02/05/tax-credits-key-to-downtown-project.html

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2015, 09:55:28 AM »
Moving along! Good to know things are progressing nicely on this desperately-needed project.

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Historic Madison’s and White-Haines Buildings to Undergo Mixed-Use Renovation
http://columbusight.com/2015/05/26/historic-madisons-and-white-haines-buildings-to-undergo-mixed-use-renovation/
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: White-Haines and Madison's Building
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 11:10:18 AM »
Tax credits approved!

Three central Ohio projects awarded state historical preservation tax credits

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Three major redevelopment projects in central Ohio, including two Downtown projects, were awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits today.

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    The White-Haines and Madison buildings, 72-84 N. High St.

Once derided by a community leader as “Downtown’s Death Valley,” the Day Companies will rehabilitate the buildings into residential and commercial space, including 32 apartments.

The total project cost is $14.25 million, with total tax credits of $1.9 million.

The other two listed in the article are nearby 56 N. High, which was damaged by fire last year, and the Buxton Inn in Granville.

I wish the article covered what applications were rejected. Only two projects in Columbus seems small when there were 19 projects statewide to receive the historic tax credits. For comparison Toledo also received two.
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's/White-Haines project
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2015, 09:48:00 AM »
Apartments, retail and offices targeted for neglected High Street buildings
By Brian R. Ball, Staff Reporter - Columbus Business First
Updated: Oct. 12, 2015, 5:16pm EDT


A developer has filed plans to renovate historic properties on North High Street in downtown Columbus with a peek into a bigger plan next door.  Rick Day would polish the neglected Madison’s building at 72-78 N. High St. and the White-Haines property at 80-84 N. High St. before tackling a 12-level project to the north.

Day Cos. has applied to the city Downtown Commission for a conceptual review of plans to renovate the properties into apartments, offices and street-level retail.  The first phase consists of 30 apartments on floors 3, 4 and 5 and 61,000 square feet of combined retail and office space on floors 1, 2 and 6, according to plans submitted to the city ahead of the commission's meeting next Tuesday.

The $14.3 million plan, designed by Columbus-based Meyers & Associates Architecture, also calls for demolition of the former Experience Columbus offices at 90 N. High Street.  "Demolition of 90 N. High is included in the phase 1 work to allow for a pedestrian thoroughfare connecting High Street and Pearl Street, including tenant storefronts,” according to the application.  The renovation phase would set the stage for redevelopment of a parking lot at 98 N. High for 325 parking slots on five levels and 105,000 square feet of commercial space on seven floors above the parking (with speculation that the commercial space would be a hotel).

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/10/12/apartments-retail-and-offices-targeted-for.html
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's/White-Haines project
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2015, 09:48:50 AM »
An earlier CU article about this proposal:

Hotel Concept Calls for 12 Stories on High Street Downtown: http://www.columbusunderground.com/the-madison-building-downtown-columbus-bw1
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's/White-Haines project
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 09:49:30 AM »
Renderings of this latest version of the Madison's/White Haines renovation project:

EXISTING VIEW FROM GAY & HIGH LOOKING NORTHEAST:



RENDERED VIEW FROM GAY & HIGH WITH RENOVATED BUILDINGS PLUS 12-STORY HOTEL PROPOSAL:



RENDERED HIGH STREET ELEVATION OF RENOVATED MADISON'S & WHITE-HAINES BUILDINGS:



RENDERED HIGH STREET ELEVATION OF RENOVATED MADISON'S & WHITE-HAINES BUILDINGS PLUS 12-STORY HOTEL PROPOSAL:



PROPOSED GROUND FLOOR PLAN FOR RENOVATED BUILDINGS PLUS 12-STORY HOTEL PROPOSAL:
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's/White-Haines project
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2015, 09:02:05 PM »
This is going to be great for that stretch of High. We can only hope they can come up with something better for the side of High opposite this.

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's/White-Haines project
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2015, 09:21:30 PM »
That two story building with the glass front to the north is kinda lame and this would wipe out the surface lot to the north of it as well.

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's/White-Haines project
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2015, 06:57:14 PM »
That two story building with the glass front to the north is kinda lame and this would wipe out the surface lot to the north of it as well.

What 2-story building? The one shown replaced by the hotel? That is going to be demolished no matter what.

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's/White-Haines project
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2015, 08:02:05 PM »
Yeah that one. I didn't know about the demo.

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's/White-Haines project
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2016, 02:49:03 PM »
High Street redevelopment set to start around Madison's building



A developer is moving forward with plans to revive a stretch of neglected buildings along North High Street in downtown Columbus.

Day Cos. earned approval Tuesday from the Columbus Downtown Commission to begin renovating three late-19th and early 20th-century commercial buildings for a mix of uses on the east side of High Street, between Gay and Long streets.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/04/26/high-street-redevelopment-set-to-start-around.html
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's / White-Haines project
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2016, 11:22:36 AM »
That whole block is going to feel so different very soon. Can't wait!

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's / White-Haines project
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2016, 04:20:14 PM »
Demolition Begins at 90 North High Street

The demolition of the two-story building located at 90 North High Street officially began work today, starting with the carport cover structure in the back facing Pearl Alley. The demolition is a part of the larger Madison renovation project next door by The Day Companies, which will feature new exterior windows and outdoor cafe and retail space in place of the demolished building.

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's / White-Haines project
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2016, 01:53:15 PM »
Glad to see these plans for an outdoor patio space along the side of the White-Haines Building.  This should really open up restaurant/retail opportunities along the entire length of the ground floor.
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's / White-Haines project
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2018, 11:53:43 AM »
BUMP - Just curious if anyone knows where this project stands? The structures still have fencing up but it seems all work has ceased. I knew they went through and received a tax credit and gained the downtown commissions approval but it seems to have stalled since then. We waited so long for anything to happen here and now it seems like were back to a prime spot just sitting idol. 

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Madison's / White-Haines project
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2018, 11:58:36 AM »
It could be the construction labor shortage Bush II caused.