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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1380 on: January 28, 2018, 03:35:15 PM »
In addition to hotel development in the overall Central Ohio region, one of the focuses of new hotel development continues to be around the downtown convention center.  From https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/09/suddenly-everybody-wants-to-build-a-hotel-in.html

"Five years after the 532-room Hilton Columbus Downtown was built, business is booming.  The hotel is four years ahead of financial projections, and from 2010 to 2016 it generated $41 million in business for the local economy from groups that might not have come to Columbus otherwise."

"Don Brown of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has advocated for a 1,000 room hotel to serve the Greater Columbus Convention Center, most likely taking the form of an expansion of one of the large hotels immediately surrounding the center, the Hilton and the Hyatt Regency.  The county and city continue to explore options."

"Within the surrounding few blocks, though, hundreds of new hotel rooms are in the works or recently done, most in smaller, luxury "boutique hotels."  Indus Hotels is developing a 168-room Canopy by Hilton property at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd., the 11-story Bollinger Tower is to be converted to a 171-unit Graduate Hotel, and a 111-room Moxy Hotel is in the works on the old Haiku site in Short North, to be finished in 2019.  And next to the North Market on Park Street, an AC Marriott hotel is planned by Continental Real Estate Cos."
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« Reply #1381 on: January 28, 2018, 03:36:07 PM »
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« Reply #1382 on: January 28, 2018, 06:33:44 PM »
Suddenly, everybody wants to build a hotel in Columbus. Can demand keep up?
By Tristan Navera  –  Staff Reporter, Columbus Business First
Updated: January 9, 2018, 3:56pm


As Columbus continues a construction boom, its hotel industry is preparing for an onslaught of newcomers.

Hotel & Leisure Advisors, a hotel consulting firm based in Cleveland, counts 41 hotel projects proposed in Central Ohio since 2016 – with a combined 4,774 hotel rooms that could be added in the region.  Of them, 1,500 new rooms have been built or are under construction now.  With such a bump, competition certainly will tighten in the Central Ohio hotels market, which has just under 30,000 rooms.

After years of relative quiet, the several dozen proposals no doubt will change the market dynamics.  Though it's likely not all of them ultimately will be built, the proposals bring variety to a scene that's now chasing more upscale tastes, a bustling events industry downtown and booming suburbs.  Is it too much?  And is it enough to draw a coveted top-tier convention, such as a national political gathering?

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/09/suddenly-everybody-wants-to-build-a-hotel-in.html

Not sure if it's mentioned in the article but the long proposed hotel on Olentangy River Rd behind Cap City Diner is getting site prepped as we speak. I also do not see it on the list; the building that was there has been demo'd for over a year but equipment is on site.

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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1383 on: January 29, 2018, 10:14:29 AM »
^^There's also a tru hotel planned for the hotel cluster at 670 and Cassady.

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« Reply #1384 on: February 22, 2018, 07:33:04 PM »
I spoke to someone with knowledge of the Downtown Commission agenda for 2/27. There is a project proposed on E. Long near 6th (8 stories) and another at Town and 4th (15 stories). Interestingly, both are by out of state developers.

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« Reply #1385 on: February 22, 2018, 10:19:33 PM »
Suddenly, everybody wants to build a hotel in Columbus. Can demand keep up?
By Tristan Navera  –  Staff Reporter, Columbus Business First
Updated: January 9, 2018, 3:56pm


As Columbus continues a construction boom, its hotel industry is preparing for an onslaught of newcomers.

Hotel & Leisure Advisors, a hotel consulting firm based in Cleveland, counts 41 hotel projects proposed in Central Ohio since 2016 – with a combined 4,774 hotel rooms that could be added in the region.  Of them, 1,500 new rooms have been built or are under construction now.  With such a bump, competition certainly will tighten in the Central Ohio hotels market, which has just under 30,000 rooms.

After years of relative quiet, the several dozen proposals no doubt will change the market dynamics.  Though it's likely not all of them ultimately will be built, the proposals bring variety to a scene that's now chasing more upscale tastes, a bustling events industry downtown and booming suburbs.  Is it too much?  And is it enough to draw a coveted top-tier convention, such as a national political gathering?

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/09/suddenly-everybody-wants-to-build-a-hotel-in.html

Not sure if it's mentioned in the article but the long proposed hotel on Olentangy River Rd behind Cap City Diner is getting site prepped as we speak. I also do not see it on the list; the building that was there has been demo'd for over a year but equipment is on site.

I haven't been through there in 6 weeks or so. So the old motel that got turned into medical offices is coming down for a new hotel?

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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1386 on: February 23, 2018, 12:50:03 AM »
Columbus plans new tax-abatement rules to encourage mixed-income development in more neighborhoods

As Columbus City Council begins deliberations to overhaul tax incentives to encourage mixed-income housing development in successfully revitalized neighborhoods such as the Short North, leaders freely acknowledge that property tax abatements are one implement in a cavernous toolbox.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/02/22/columbus-plans-new-tax-abatement-rules-to.html
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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1387 on: February 24, 2018, 02:23:15 AM »
Rising costs take a toll on Columbus construction

$535 million in construction projects were started in Columbus in January, a 44 percent increase from 2017. That jump is in part a product of big groundbreakings in the commercial construction segment, but rising construction costs also play a role.

"It's kind of scary just how how hot the Columbus market is," said Mark Ogden, pre-construction manager at Turner Construction Co. "We're having a hard time predicting the costs of construction."

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/02/23/rising-costs-take-a-toll-on-columbus-construction.html
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« Reply #1388 on: February 24, 2018, 12:10:02 PM »
Everybody blames too many people going to college for the skilled trades labor shortage, but a lot of young males have now figured out a way to survive while being unemployed/underemployed. They have "horse sense" which allows them to walk or bike around town bartering objects out of a backpack, stopping at mom's for a meal or to bum money, selling weed, picking up some shifts at a fast casual place and various other small hustles. These guys really only need to come up with about $150 a week to live and there's way more of them nowadays than there were in the Dirtbag '80s or Slacker '90s. Back then you had to have a car to be socailly accepted -- now you don't. And males were motivated/pressured to get married and have kids whereas now they aren't... especially these types of guys. They never took college classes so they don't have any kind of student load debt. They're aren't applying for any kind of public assistance either. They are able to fully entertian themselves with Netflix, video games, card games, weed and beer.

All of it adds up to an entire class that isn't motivated to do a difficult outdoor job just to get money that they don't care about or need. They will be able to live like this indefinitely. If somebody makes it to 35 like that they're not going to change.

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« Reply #1389 on: February 25, 2018, 06:18:36 PM »
I know we've seen a real uptick in Downtown projects especially over the last year or so, but these are some pretty cool stats to read that help put it all in perspective -

Downtown sees flood of new apartment buildings

Four buildings that opened between November and January are welcoming their first tenants. They will be followed by roughly one new building a month for the next two years.

This year alone, nine more apartment and condominium buildings are expected to open, adding almost 1,200 new residences to the city’s core.

More than two dozen additional projects are on the drawing board featuring 2,000 apartments and about 100 condominiums — not including residences proposed in nearby areas such as the Short North and Franklinton.

About 18 percent of all apartments set to open in central Ohio this year are Downtown, according to YardMatrix, an apartment research firm.


http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180225/downtown-sees-flood-of-new-apartment-buildings

The article also included this nice drone video going over a few of the soon-to-open projects -


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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1390 on: February 25, 2018, 06:28:35 PM »
The print version had this map that may be easier to read than the interactive map on their website.

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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1391 on: February 25, 2018, 08:15:03 PM »
I can't get over how massive 80 on the Commons looks from the southeast.
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« Reply #1392 on: February 25, 2018, 10:34:43 PM »
I can't get over how massive 80 on the Commons looks from the southeast.


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« Reply #1393 on: February 26, 2018, 01:44:43 AM »
Haha!  Yes!
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« Reply #1394 on: February 26, 2018, 06:55:20 AM »
I can't get over how massive 80 on the Commons looks from the southeast.

Would look a hell of a lot better if built to the original 17 story plan. It's too chunky at 12 floors.

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« Reply #1395 on: February 26, 2018, 09:49:57 AM »
The print version had this map that may be easier to read than the interactive map on their website.

The article states that all of the projects currently under construction or approved will add over 3,000 new residents to downtown. That is insane when you consider that the downtown area only had around 3,000 total residents in 2000. If we keep moving at the current rate, we should hit 15,000 downtown residents fairly soon I imagine.

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« Reply #1396 on: February 26, 2018, 11:41:31 PM »
The print version had this map that may be easier to read than the interactive map on their website.

The article states that all of the projects currently under construction or approved will add over 3,000 new residents to downtown. That is insane when you consider that the downtown area only had around 3,000 total residents in 2000. If we keep moving at the current rate, we should hit 15,000 downtown residents fairly soon I imagine.

The latest estimate was 8,400 with at least 12,000 expected by 2020, which is about double what it was in 2010.  I'm sure there will be quite a few projects proposed between now and then, so 15,000 is probably doable by 2022 or so.

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« Reply #1397 on: February 27, 2018, 04:51:13 PM »
I know we've seen a real uptick in Downtown projects especially over the last year or so, but these are some pretty cool stats to read that help put it all in perspective -

Downtown sees flood of new apartment buildings

Four buildings that opened between November and January are welcoming their first tenants.  They will be followed by roughly one new building a month for the next two years.

This year alone, nine more apartment and condominium buildings are expected to open, adding almost 1,200 new residences to the city’s core.

More than two dozen additional projects are on the drawing board featuring 2,000 apartments and about 100 condominiums — not including residences proposed in nearby areas such as the Short North and Franklinton.

About 18 percent of all apartments set to open in central Ohio this year are Downtown, according to YardMatrix, an apartment research firm.

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180225/downtown-sees-flood-of-new-apartment-buildings

Here's a digital version of that printed list/map of downtown residential projects, plus a larger version of the map:



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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1398 on: March 01, 2018, 05:23:58 PM »
Wagenbrenner buys land for big development at Marble Cliff Quarry



Wagenbrenner Development and Columbus Metro Parks have closed on the first bit of land in Marble Cliff Quarry were a massive redevelopment — and a new city park — are in the works.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/01/wagenbrenner-buys-land-for-big-development-at.html
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« Reply #1399 on: March 02, 2018, 04:14:52 PM »
Wasn't really sure of the best thread, but I came across this amazing 360 panoramic drone shot taken last month on the downtown riverfront. It's fully zoomable and offers a terrific view of all kinds of projects underway/completed in the area from a unique vantage point - scioto greenways, scioto peninsula park, veterans memorial, riversouth, arena district, franklinton, etc etc -

https://goo.gl/maps/EFuDtuhWDtG2

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« Reply #1400 on: March 03, 2018, 05:33:49 PM »
This recent Dispatch article about the downtown apartment boom also had a video showing drone views of some recently completed projects:  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180225/downtown-sees-flood-of-new-apartment-buildings

Here is their drone view of the 223 E. Town Street project completed at the southwest corner Fifth & Town.  223 E. Town Street contains 84 apartments, an internal parking garage and ground-floor retail space facing Town Street:

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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1401 on: March 03, 2018, 06:09:16 PM »
It's nice to see 80 on the Commons going up there on the right, and directly behind the center of this building is where the new 15 story building will rise. 80 on the Commons is supposed to be complete around the end of September, right around the time the 15 story tower will be getting started.

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« Reply #1402 on: March 05, 2018, 12:22:18 PM »
One more drone view from this recent Dispatch article about the downtown apartment boom:  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180225/downtown-sees-flood-of-new-apartment-buildings

This one is of the renovated former Mercantile Building at 309 S. Fourth Street.  A previous article about this project said this five-story building was converted from office space into 44 residential units, along with a name change to the United States Carriage Co. building (after the original 1902 tenant):  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/26/first-look-inside-the-dramatic-transformation-of.html

Here is the drone view of the 309 S. Fourth Street building near the corner of Fourth & Main (with 80 on the Commons lurking in the background):

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« Reply #1403 on: March 07, 2018, 01:53:24 PM »
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/02/72-apartment-community-in-the-works-on-bethel-road.html

Proposal in Northwest Columbus to build a three-building 72-unit apartment complex on Bethel Road west of Sawmill Road.  The apartment redevelopment would replace a trio of small office buildings on the property.  This proposal to rezone about 2.5 acres at 3001 Bethel Road passed the Columbus zoning committee last week.
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« Reply #1404 on: March 07, 2018, 01:54:01 PM »
Although this isn't type of project we usually highlight here at Urban Ohio, this new Franklin County Jail is a large development under construction on the city's west side.  Below are two renderings, an article link and a project recap:




https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/02/two-companies-get-big-bite-of-175m-new-jail.html

Franklin County approved two major contracts for the construction of a new $175 million Franklin County Jail at 2551 Fisher Road.  The county broke ground on the new jail in November.  The 900-bed jail is expected to be complete in 2019 and would replace the current Jackson Pike facility that opened in 1969.  With room on the Fisher Road site to expand, the new Franklin County Jail could grow to 2,000 beds in the future.
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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1405 on: March 07, 2018, 03:29:46 PM »
^The architecture isn't objectionable. It will be visible from I-70.

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« Reply #1406 on: March 07, 2018, 03:38:42 PM »
Are there plans yet for the old jail site?

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« Reply #1407 on: March 10, 2018, 12:16:14 PM »
Are there plans yet for the old jail site?

Haven't seen or heard anything yet.
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« Reply #1408 on: March 10, 2018, 12:16:28 PM »
Some streetviews of the finished townhouse project that replaced the former Church of the Nazarene site at 142-176 King Avenue.  Here's a link to the original approval:  https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,419.msg716904.html#msg716904

Aerial view of the church and its parking lot before construction:



Aerial rendering of the townhouse project that replaced the church and parking lot (no current aerial view at Google):



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Streetview from the corner of King & Highland:
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« Reply #1409 on: March 10, 2018, 12:27:33 PM »
I've driven by many times. These things are hideous. How was all that chain link fence approved?