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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2018, 01:02:02 AM »
Linden Kroger closing, but grocer offering assistance

Kroger is providing a ride for Linden residents who cannot reach the closest Kroger.

The Columbus division of the Cincinnati-based company Wednesday said it will provide a free shuttle seven days a week from the store at 3353 Cleveland Ave. to the store at 1745 Morse Road starting Feb. 1.

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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2018, 01:02:32 AM »
Bring on...

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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
Bring on...



This would be the perfect time for an outside grocer to make a BIG play in Columbus.  They were hiring real estate folks a few months ago, but hopefully they can be the urban Fresh Thyme.

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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2018, 07:50:45 PM »
Linden getting some goodies in the City's latest capital improvements budget:

- $20 million for a new Linden Community Recreation Center

- $7 million to begin construction of Firestation 16 in Linden

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/04/04/columbus-1b-capital-budget-focuses-on-water-sewer.html
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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2018, 06:29:26 PM »
The Dispatch announced a yearlong, monthly series about the Linden neighborhood's struggles and possibilities.  Their June installment explored whether the lack of an obvious neighborhood anchor or champion with deep pockets is hindering redevelopment efforts there:

-- Without a major anchor, should Linden look to many smaller ones? -- http://gatehousenews.com/linden/home/site/dispatch.com

-- Through promises and peril, Linden seeks a path to success -- http://gatehousenews.com/linden/promises-peril-linden-seeks-path-success/
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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2018, 09:59:03 PM »
Linden was not built with any nodes outside of the older section of Cleveland Avenue. Instead, it was blasted with the sprawl cannon early in the development of non-streetcar sprawl. This is a lesson on how toxic sprawl can be when it is not new. The City can talk all they want about "fixing" Linden and throw a bunch of money at it but it will help little. The problem with Linden is not its citizenry, but rather its design. The poverty and crime is a symptom rather than a cause.

I can certainly picture the southern part of the Cleveland Avenue corridor with its lack of setbacks and somewhat intact storefronts going Broad Ripple one day, but expecting all that other '50s stuff that has no future worthwhile commercial development for thousands of feet to be desirable is a tall order.

This phenomenon is not unique to Linden either. It seems that Columbus struggles chronically with certain sprawl areas being "cool" for a very short period of time, say 10-20 years. Linden was "done" by the early '70s, The '60s parts of the South Side were over by 1980, the Southeast side's party was over by the late '90s (while still being built!) and even stuff in the southwest from the mid-2000s is already undesirable.
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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2018, 08:36:38 AM »
I think Cleveland Ave. has potential, especially the portion around Cleveland and Myrtle where the old streetcar centered commercial corridor is somewhat intact. Immediately off of Cleveland are housing stock not unlike Clintonville and the Hilltop. Any further east or west and you encounter post war cape cods with lower density. I think Linden south of Oakland Park has potential but improvements will take time. Areas north of Oakland Park are receiving investment as first (or second) time homeowners are priced out of Clintonville (lovingly called East Clintonville).

I've always thought this section of Cleveland Ave. along with Parsons Ave. have the potential to become arts focused corridors somewhat like the Short North due to cheaper rents.

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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2018, 03:44:41 PM »
Linden was not built with any nodes outside of the older section of Cleveland Avenue. Instead, it was blasted with the sprawl cannon early in the development of non-streetcar sprawl. This is a lesson on how toxic sprawl can be when it is not new. The City can talk all they want about "fixing" Linden and throw a bunch of money at it but it will help little. The problem with Linden is not its citizenry, but rather its design. The poverty and crime is a symptom rather than a cause.

I can certainly picture the southern part of the Cleveland Avenue corridor with its lack of setbacks and somewhat intact storefronts going Broad Ripple one day, but expecting all that other '50s stuff that has no future worthwhile commercial development for thousands of feet to be desirable is a tall order.

This phenomenon is not unique to Linden either. It seems that Columbus struggles chronically with certain sprawl areas being "cool" for a very short period of time, say 10-20 years. Linden was "done" by the early '70s, The '60s parts of the South Side were over by 1980, the Southeast side's party was over by the late '90s (while still being built!) and even stuff in the southwest from the mid-2000s is already undesirable.

At least quite of bit of Linden is built with a grid pattern, albeit larger than the older parts of the city.  This makes it much easier to infill over time and create commercial corridors, but it will take large-scale efforts to completely rebuild the neighborhood.  The housing stock is mostly very small, post-war stuff of low relative quality.  Replacing that over time (and I don't mean with Nashville-style McMansions) will do wonders for the area.

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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2018, 07:04:36 PM »
This phenomenon is not unique to Linden either. It seems that Columbus struggles chronically with certain sprawl areas being "cool" for a very short period of time, say 10-20 years. Linden was "done" by the early '70s, The '60s parts of the South Side were over by 1980, the Southeast side's party was over by the late '90s (while still being built!) and even stuff in the southwest from the mid-2000s is already undesirable.

What Linden does have going for it though is that it is on the north side, and generally more desirable places surround it in most directions. We're already seeing spillover across 71 to North Linden from young hipsters getting priced out of Clintonville. I think as outside pressure increases from neighborhoods to its south and west, that's how Linden will eventually get turned around - from the outside in

Those other areas you mentioned are very deep in the 'uncool crescent.' There's not really anything around them they could even start to grab onto. Nothing good is going to spillover into Eastland or the Southwest side. The only way I see them moving in the right direction is from the inside out - with the development/redevelopment of a strong neighborhood anchor

Cleveland Ave also has enormous potential to become a more vibrant urban spine (High St Lite), but I think the housing stock on at least one side has to be largely stabilized first before we see any real movement

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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2018, 09:21:58 PM »
Clintonville is not good urbanism in many places but still manages to be cool despite strong NIMBYism that keeps it from being cooler. NIMBYism certainly isn't a problem in Linden outside of possible standard anti-gentrification complaints about increases in property values.

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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2018, 10:11:07 PM »
Design Revealed for New Linden Community Center and Park

Plans for a revamped Linden Park and a new, 50,000-square-foot Linden Community Center were unveiled last night at a community event hosted by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD).

The new center, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, will replace a 24,000-square-foot facility that was built in 1951. Work on the project is scheduled to begin in 2019.

Linden Park occupies 20 acres of land north of Briarwood Avenue and just east of Columbus Alternative High School.

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Re: Columbus: Linden Developments and News
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2018, 10:29:00 AM »
The Columbus public-sector mid-century architecture fad continues.