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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #450 on: January 30, 2018, 09:17:46 AM »
Well that's....odd. Is it possible to get the historic status removed from the garage? There is absolutely no reason for that hideous garage to be recognized as a historic landmark.

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #451 on: January 30, 2018, 09:23:50 AM »
I'm not sure if it would still apply today or not if there was a proposal made for the site... My guess is no but the current owners of the building probably do appreciate having that attached parking

Still, I'd love to see a condo tower built there or on top of it, or at the very least have a restaurant open in that space on the Town St end

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #452 on: January 30, 2018, 09:30:08 AM »
Yea, I definitely think a parking structure needs to remain, but I think it's still possible to tear down the current structure and build parking and a condo tower (or something) in its spot. I doubt anything could be built on top of the current parking structure because I highly doubt it was designed with that in mind.

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #453 on: January 30, 2018, 09:39:38 AM »
Yea, I definitely think a parking structure needs to remain, but I think it's still possible to tear down the current structure and build parking and a condo tower (or something) in its spot. I doubt anything could be built on top of the current parking structure because I highly doubt it was designed with that in mind.

It's weird how despite being only a few stories, the "historic" parking structure is the dominant visual aspect from that vantage point.

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #454 on: January 30, 2018, 01:25:30 PM »
I thought I had remembered something about it not being able to be torn down. But if it does not have any protected status today (or even if it does) the very least they could do is spruce the thing up. It is very prominent and uh...not exactly the belle of the ball and all.

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #455 on: February 02, 2018, 12:20:06 PM »
Article in today's Dispatch about the Matan project under construction at the northwest corner of Front & Main and the circa-1875 three-story Brick Commercial Building remaining on the block that is part of the project:  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180201/main-street-apartment-retail-project-to-incorporate-venerable-brick-commercial-building

Aerial photo of the Matan project block:


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« Reply #456 on: February 02, 2018, 12:48:39 PM »
^ I"m so happy they preserved that building and are using it as part of the development. There are many other lonely historic buildings very much like this one in the downtown area that could easily be saved and developed in a similar way. I hope this project is a success and will set a new standard.

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« Reply #457 on: February 08, 2018, 12:41:58 PM »


Above is the iconic former Lazarus department store (shown in much better weather than our current Ohio winter) whose renovation more than a decade ago by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation set the stage for all the previous and current RiverSouth development projects.  Columbus Business First is reporting 23,000+ square feet has been listed for lease in the Lazarus Building.

This is notable because in the 10+ years since its renovation, very little office space has changed hands.  The majority of the 700,000 sq. ft. office space in the Lazarus Building is occupied by local governmental agencies like the City of Columbus and Franklin County economic development departments, quasi-governmental groups like Columbus 2020 - the regional economic development agency - and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, or state offices like the Ohio EPA, Department of Medicaid and Department of Insurance.

The 23,000+ sq. ft for lease was formerly the offices of DXC Technology, but that company was acquired by Hewlett Packard and has since vacated the space:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/02/06/want-to-work-in-the-downtown-lazarus-building-now.html
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« Reply #458 on: February 08, 2018, 01:01:28 PM »
There are some empty retail spaces in the Lazarus building along High, Front, and Town that I'd love to see filled. Also, I believe the entire other half of the complex across Chapel St (to the left of the main building in the photo) is vacant as well...

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« Reply #459 on: February 08, 2018, 01:50:16 PM »
There are some empty retail spaces in the Lazarus building along High, Front, and Town that I'd love to see filled. Also, I believe the entire other half of the complex across Chapel St (to the left of the main building in the photo) is vacant as well...

That's true about the street level retail space.  Although there's been some turnover in the High Street retail spaces - such as a new restaurant going into the former Chintz Room spot:  https://www.columbusnavigator.com/burgerim-columbus-locations/.

That other part of the Lazarus complex you mentioned is highlighted in the aerial below.  I think this was a bargain/annex portion of the department store and I don't believe this space was ever renovated along with the larger Lazarus department store portion of the complex:

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #460 on: February 28, 2018, 05:39:40 PM »
A nice overview of the neighborhood. Multiple projects underway, including the LC Matan. Will be nice to see Millennial Tower rise from here:


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« Reply #461 on: February 28, 2018, 11:29:13 PM »
Hey, you got Great Seal State Park in the distance in that photo.  Well done.
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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #462 on: February 28, 2018, 11:57:03 PM »
And the secret mountain range that runs from Canal Winchester to Lancaster in the upper left

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #463 on: March 01, 2018, 05:50:07 AM »
Hey, you got Great Seal State Park in the distance in that photo.  Well done.

Thanks! It's crazy to see the changes since you were up there in 2004. I thought about doing side-by-sides, but I don't have a good program to do that so I posted some of the photos I took in the project threads. BTW, did you ever get around to "Part II"? That would have been the south-facing photos, including City Center.

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #464 on: March 01, 2018, 08:54:46 AM »
Unfortunately, I did not.  Great memory!
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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #465 on: March 03, 2018, 04:50:54 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 303 S. Front Street project completed at the southwest corner of Front & Main:




The article also had an interior view and a balcony views from the 303 building looking out toward the rest of the RiverSouth area of downtown:



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« Reply #466 on: March 03, 2018, 04:51:16 PM »
The Dispatch drone also caught this view of the two LC RiverSouth projects at High & Rich: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180225/downtown-sees-flood-of-new-apartment-buildings

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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #467 on: March 13, 2018, 04:26:47 PM »


Well, it's not a restaurant, but the vacant space on the end of 200 Civic Center's parking garage will have a new tenant in June - the "Smart Columbus Experience Center"

Smart Columbus plans $1M HQ – with electric vehicle test driving – along Scioto Mile

Visitors to the Scioto Mile this summer can test-drive an electric car – hopefully before they run through the Bicentennial Park fountains – in a $1 million Smart Columbus headquarters with an interactive education center.

The Columbus Partnership has put out a request for companies to donate electric cars and populate the 3,000-square-foot showroom with exhibits on connected vehicles, renewable energy, smart lighting, internet of things and other technologies that would reduce carbon emissions.

Smart Columbus plans to move its office from leased space at Idea Foundry in Franklinton, saving on rent that the Partnership has been paying. Staff would be on hand to interact with the public and answer questions.

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/13/smart-columbus-plans-1m-hq-with-electric-vehicle.html

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« Reply #468 on: March 13, 2018, 07:58:38 PM »
^ Here's a couple of graphics from that Business First article showing the proposed layout of the Smart Columbus Experience Center in the ground floor of the parking garage:



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Re: Columbus: RiverSouth Developments and News
« Reply #469 on: March 20, 2018, 02:53:01 PM »
Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Last week, representatives from the Smart Columbus program unveiled plans to open the Smart Columbus Experience Center along the Scioto Mile this summer, showcasing the program’s tech-centric transportation initiatives.

“Our future is going to be big in ways that have yet to be imagined,” stated Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “Technology and innovation in transportation will grow our economy and put our people on ladders of opportunity toward a better life.”

The new 3,000 square foot showroom at 170 Civic Center Drive will be open to the public six days per week, and serve as a place where residents can view how the various programs will work, test drive new vehicles, and can sign up to be involved in other participatory programs. Over the past year, nearly 1,500 residents have already participated in a mobile version of the program.

More below:
https://www.columbusunderground.com/smart-columbus-launching-experience-center-downtown-we1

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« Reply #470 on: April 03, 2018, 12:37:56 PM »
Late-March CU Construction Roundup takes a tour around some RiverSouth construction projects:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-march-2018-pt1-we1

View from Rich Street looking eastward toward High Street.  Kind of an interesting look at recently built and on-going projects in the area.  Lined up in this view we have a 3.5-story apartment building built in the mid-2000's, then the 8-story LC Trautman Building under construction, then across High Street is the 6-story Highpoint at the Commons completed in 2014, then further on is the 12-story '80 on the Commons' under construction:



Close-up of 8-story LC Trautman Building at Rich & High:



The second LC building under construction across Rich Street from the LC Trautman Building, the 9-story Beatty Building:



The 5-story Matan Building under construction at the northwest corner of Front & Main.  It is being built around the circa-1875 three-story building on the site:
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« Reply #471 on: April 03, 2018, 12:39:08 PM »
^ Literally making progress brick.....by......brick.....

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« Reply #472 on: May 30, 2018, 02:40:31 PM »
^ Literally making progress brick.....by......brick.....

According to this article...

https://allsteelmidrise.com/portfolio/beatty-building

...it won't be complete until Fall of 2019!

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« Reply #473 on: May 30, 2018, 03:15:34 PM »
OMG... Hopefully we won't have to wait until then for Crawford Hoying to get started next door. Seeing as how LC is finally almost topped out, I wonder if they could get started this summer?

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« Reply #474 on: Yesterday at 09:05:55 AM »
View of the upper portion of the Trautman Building that faces High Street from http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180523/as-apartment-complexes-pop-up-in-downtown-columbus-so-do-rents




Aerial overview of the Trautman Building at the northwest corner of Rich & High from a neighboring high-rise.  A portion of the Beatty Building under construction at the southwest corner of Rich & High is also visible:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-may-2018-we1



View of the Beatty Building (SW corner of Rich & High) along High Street from the recently completed high-rise across the street:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-may-2018-we1
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