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« Reply #1350 on: September 26, 2017, 02:36:11 PM »


Nice article and photo slideshow of the nearly completed renovation of the former Mercantile Building at 309 S. Fourth Street.  The building was already quite handsome on the outside (and a personal fav among downtown buildings for me), but the interior has now received a makeover from its former office use into its new residential apartment use.  A grand opening is planned for Nov. 1.

There will be 44 units total (33 on floors two through four and 11 penthouse suites), plus a 2,500-square-foot restaurant space on the ground floor.  The only thing I don't like about the project is a name change from the Mercantile Building to the New USCC.  This stands for United States Carriage Co., which once operated in the building in the early 1900's.  But then again, I didn't spend the past two years and $5 million renovating the building!  Below is the Business First article, which links to a 25-photo slideshow of the renovation:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/26/first-look-inside-the-dramatic-transformation-of.html
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« Reply #1351 on: November 08, 2017, 12:53:13 PM »
Across Long Street from the Buckeye Parking Garage is another parking garage at 56 E. Long Street.  This garage has been closed since September 2013 since the city cited it for unsafe conditions.  Eventually, a new property owner bought it and has been renovating it.  Previous update in this thread:  https://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,419.msg845722.html#msg845722

CU is now reporting that it will re-open on May 1 with 564 spaces and a car wash facility on the ground floor:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/long-street-parking-garage-reopening-to-public-we1



The new car wash facility on the ground floor of this renovated parking garage is now open:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/new-downtown-car-wash-opens-to-public

Liking the retro-industrial details on the garage and the new sign for the car wash:



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« Reply #1352 on: November 13, 2017, 11:04:55 AM »
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171108/u-haul-plans-to-recycle-blighted-north-side-ramada

An article about an oddball but interesting renovation project for a vacant former hotel property along I-71 on the city's north side.  The hotel property has been closed for more than two years and sold at bankruptcy auction to a Phoenix, AZ company.  The company plans to convert it into a multistory, U-Haul storage facility.

Renovating an existing large structure into a U-Haul storage facility isn't unusual.  The article notes that many projects like this have been done across the country.  Even in Columbus it's not unique - a former Meijer store along Georgesville Road on the city's southwest side was remade into a large U-Haul facility a few years ago.

But this north side hotel property includes a five-story building and six-story building that would be renovated into this U-Haul storage facility.  The U-Haul International spokeswoman contacted for the article said it has previously renovated multistory properties but could find no examples of the company reusing a multi-story hotel.
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« Reply #1353 on: November 14, 2017, 10:51:15 AM »
Construction photo of the five-story Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel on East Main Street in downtown.  Posted October 15 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-downtown-columbus-east-franklinton

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« Reply #1354 on: November 14, 2017, 10:54:17 AM »
Updated rendering for 223 E. Town Street (aka Fifth & Town) from http://www.columbusunderground.com/town-street-apartments-downtown-moving-forward:

This view is from Town Street looking southwest:


March 2017 construction update:  https://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,419.msg845724.html#msg845724

Sept. 3, 2017 photo of the 223 E. Town Street project at the southwest corner Fifth & Town.  The nearly completed project will contain 84 apartments, an internal parking garage and ground-floor retail space facing Town Street:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-cranes-dot-the-skyline-in-downtown-columbus



Oct. 15, 2017 photo of the even-more-nearly completed 223 E. Town Street project at Fifth & Town:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-downtown-columbus-east-franklinton

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« Reply #1355 on: November 14, 2017, 11:12:48 AM »
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/home_and_garden/2016/07/10/01-downtown-adding-micro-apartments-some-less-than-300-square-feet.html

That piece also contained information about other micro apartments proposed for downtown and near downtown - in addition to the 51 units (all under 300 square feet) available in the 115-year-old building converted into Microliving @ 260 S. 4th Street:

• A second Microliving project, on Long and Front streets, that will include six micro-units and several studios of less than 460 square feet among its 36 apartments.

Construction photo of that second Microliving project at the southeast corner of Long & Front.  (It's across Front Street from the nearly completed Coleman Gov't Center).  Photo posted October 15 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-downtown-columbus-east-franklinton

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« Reply #1356 on: November 19, 2017, 05:37:23 PM »
Wagenbrenner releases more details on massive quarry project

The developer who wants to create a new community at a former rock quarry unveiled details of the plan ahead of a vote on an incentive from the city of Columbus.

Wagenbrenner Development disclosed the details Friday on its plans to develop a part of the 600-acre Marble Cliff Quarry, a massive site northeast of Trabue and Dublin roads. After years of work on the project, the concept is seeking a city incentive on Monday.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/11/17/wagenbrenner-releases-more-details-on.html
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« Reply #1357 on: November 21, 2017, 06:05:24 PM »
Here's an update on the Schottenstein proposal at 3rd and Long St, along with a nice, shiny rendering. I think this is a really interesting project, and love how it incorporates the existing historic buildings, complementary contemporary design, and plenty of ground floor retail.

Mixed-use project with 82 apartments eyed at Third and Long downtown

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/11/21/mixed-use-project-with-82-apartments-eyed-at-third.html


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« Reply #1358 on: November 22, 2017, 11:53:04 AM »
More on that...

New Plan for Third and Long Development Presented to Downtown Commission

A new plan for the parcels controlled by Schottenstein Property Group at the corner of North Third and East Long streets was presented to the downtown commission yesterday.

Sarah Mackert and Jonathan Barnes of Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design (JBAD) walked through the new proposal, which calls for the restoration of two existing buildings on the site – the five-story Westwater Supply building at 154 N. Third St., and the two-story brick building at 118 E. Long St.

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/new-plan-for-third-and-long-development-presented-to-downtown-commission-bw1

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« Reply #1359 on: November 22, 2017, 12:31:58 PM »
^Reminds me of old downtown motor court motels.

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« Reply #1360 on: November 22, 2017, 01:36:46 PM »
^Reminds me of old downtown motor court motels.

I'm actually pretty nostalgic over those. Maybe so is the architect. They'll always remind me of the Jersey Shore.

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« Reply #1361 on: November 27, 2017, 03:23:42 PM »
Apparently demolition has begun on the Marconi parking garage: https://www.reddit.com/r/Columbus/comments/7fwqa9/marconi_garage_coming_down/

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« Reply #1362 on: November 27, 2017, 03:24:06 PM »
Lots of activity in the Parking Garage District - demolition of the Marconi Parking Garage is underway to make way for a temporary surface parking lot.


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« Reply #1363 on: November 27, 2017, 03:51:27 PM »
I'm really hoping NRI announces plans to redevelop this spot soon. I think a mix of hotel and residential use would work very well here. Hopefully we could see something in the 12-15 story range at the very least.

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« Reply #1364 on: November 27, 2017, 04:26:11 PM »
^I think once you get over 5 floors in this location you will have nice views of the riverfront.

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« Reply #1365 on: November 27, 2017, 04:31:41 PM »
^ Unfortunately I think you might need to get closer to 10 stories to get a decent view of the river. The Federal Court building kinda blocks the view up to a certain height. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.96579,-83.0045403,59a,35y,189.27h,78.97t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

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« Reply #1366 on: November 29, 2017, 01:30:46 PM »
This photo of the Marconi Garage demo was posted in this reddit thread:  https://www.reddit.com/r/Columbus/comments/7fwqa9/marconi_garage_coming_down/

This might take a while!

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« Reply #1367 on: November 30, 2017, 03:58:18 PM »
Here's an update on the Schottenstein proposal at 3rd and Long St, along with a nice, shiny rendering. I think this is a really interesting project, and love how it incorporates the existing historic buildings, complementary contemporary design, and plenty of ground floor retail.

Mixed-use project with 82 apartments eyed at Third and Long downtown

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/11/21/mixed-use-project-with-82-apartments-eyed-at-third.html



They couldn't pony up they money to buy that Budget building!? Disappointing.

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« Reply #1368 on: November 30, 2017, 04:56:39 PM »
Here's an update on the Schottenstein proposal at 3rd and Long St, along with a nice, shiny rendering. I think this is a really interesting project, and love how it incorporates the existing historic buildings, complementary contemporary design, and plenty of ground floor retail.

Mixed-use project with 82 apartments eyed at Third and Long downtown

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/11/21/mixed-use-project-with-82-apartments-eyed-at-third.html



They couldn't pony up they money to buy that Budget building!? Disappointing.

I'd guess that in time that the market will demand a taller structure at that location.

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« Reply #1369 on: December 01, 2017, 12:00:13 AM »
...or a Shake Shack!
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« Reply #1370 on: December 04, 2017, 06:19:45 PM »
Developer plans huge mixed-use project west of Riverside Drive

Preferred Living has drawn up plans for a huge apartment project with commercial space in the fast-growing Dublin-Trabue Road corridor on the west side of town.

Plans submitted to the city of Columbus show what the luxury apartment developer has in the works for a 28.7-acre tract on the west side of McKinley Avenue, just south of Trabue Road, including as many as 481 units.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/04/preferred-living-plans-huge-mixed-use-project-west.html
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« Reply #1371 on: December 05, 2017, 12:57:43 AM »
Developer plans huge mixed-use project west of Riverside Drive

Preferred Living has drawn up plans for a huge apartment project with commercial space in the fast-growing Dublin-Trabue Road corridor on the west side of town.

Plans submitted to the city of Columbus show what the luxury apartment developer has in the works for a 28.7-acre tract on the west side of McKinley Avenue, just south of Trabue Road, including as many as 481 units.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/04/preferred-living-plans-huge-mixed-use-project-west.html

From that article it looks like that trailer park(with over 100 trailers) is doomed. Getting rid of the poor people so more luxury housing can be built, while virtually no new affordable housing is being built anywhere. smh.

Hell they are getting rid of at least a third of what is left of San Margherita. Most of the houses on the south side of Trabue are going too. Disgusting.
Just to put in another fucking luxury development while helping to destroy an historically significant village. I wonder if any of those houses still have the grapes and figs(they would overwinter them and they would survive). Just a damn shame. And nobody gives a damn.

looks like 7 or 8 of the 22 or so homes remaining will be lost.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Margherita,_Ohio



Screw this development.
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« Reply #1372 on: December 06, 2017, 05:35:14 PM »
Large Apartment Complex and Commercial Development Planned for Trabue Road

Columbus City Council will weigh in next week on a plan from developer Preferred Living for the corner of Trabue Road and McKinley Avenue on the west side.

A 480-unit apartment complex would be built on an 18-acre site south of Trabue and west of McKinley, while a 15-acre site adjacent to the apartments would be reserved for commercial development.

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/large-apartment-complex-and-commercial-development-planned-for-trabue-road-bw1

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« Reply #1373 on: December 06, 2017, 06:16:51 PM »
Developer plans huge mixed-use project west of Riverside Drive

Preferred Living has drawn up plans for a huge apartment project with commercial space in the fast-growing Dublin-Trabue Road corridor on the west side of town.

Plans submitted to the city of Columbus show what the luxury apartment developer has in the works for a 28.7-acre tract on the west side of McKinley Avenue, just south of Trabue Road, including as many as 481 units.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/04/preferred-living-plans-huge-mixed-use-project-west.html

From that article it looks like that trailer park(with over 100 trailers) is doomed. Getting rid of the poor people so more luxury housing can be built, while virtually no new affordable housing is being built anywhere. smh.

Hell they are getting rid of at least a third of what is left of San Margherita. Most of the houses on the south side of Trabue are going too. Disgusting.
Just to put in another fucking luxury development while helping to destroy an historically significant village. I wonder if any of those houses still have the grapes and figs(they would overwinter them and they would survive). Just a damn shame. And nobody gives a damn.

looks like 7 or 8 of the 22 or so homes remaining will be lost.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Margherita,_Ohio



Screw this development.

Literally one of those house has grapes or figs or whatever you're angry about.  The businesses along McKinley have fallen in disrepair and the trailer park has zero historical significance and most of those lots are leased anyways(that's how they typically work).  It's history is not in-tact and they're at least keeping Johnnie's so that's a positive.

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« Reply #1374 on: December 06, 2017, 10:37:33 PM »
^^ I never said the trailer park was historically significant. And San Margherita is not intact because we are looking at the remnants. And thanks for getting the whole point of what I said by the 'one grape or fig' comment (/sarcasm).

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« Reply #1375 on: December 06, 2017, 11:16:19 PM »
The tabletop and card gaming store in the strip mall there is very popular and well-run.

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« Reply #1376 on: December 29, 2017, 04:00:39 PM »
Our friends over at Columbus Underground are doing their end-of-year development roundups.  Like they've done in past years, they've compiled an excellent series of project lists – mostly urban Columbus projects – that were either completed, started, or announced this year.  After going back and sorting a year’s worth of CU stories, here are some of CU's take-aways about Columbus development in 2017:
  • Downtown continued to lead the pack in all three categories, beating out any other single neighborhood.
  • The transformation of High Street in the Short North and University District continued, with many large projects scheduled to open in 2018.
  • Construction started on some major developments in Franklinton after many years of planning (but even bigger ones may be on the way).
  • Development activity has steadily picked up on the Near East Side.
  • Large, multi-phase developments like Grandview Yard, Dublin's Bridge Park, Jeffrey Park in Italian Village and Poindexter Village on the Near East Side continued to steadily fill in.


Here are the CU lists of projects that were either completed, started, or announced this year (with a bonus list of "in limbo" projects this year):

-- 34 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2017:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/34-urban-development-projects-completed-in-2017-bw1

-- 69 Urban Development Projects Under Construction in 2017:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/69-urban-development-projects-under-construction-in-2017-bw1

-- 47 Urban Development Projects Announced in 2017:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/47-urban-development-projects-announced-in-2017-bw1

-- In Limbo, 20 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2017:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/in-limbo-updates-on-urban-development-projects-that-were-quiet-in-2017-bw1
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« Reply #1377 on: January 01, 2018, 05:58:43 PM »
My last development post for 2017 was sharing CU's excellent recap lists of urban development projects.  To start 2018, I thought I'd do a slightly different take on urban development by sharing this Business First link.  The below link contains a slideshow of photos taken during lunchtime of people walking around downtown:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/29/2017-18-book-of-lists-features-bounty-of-data-plus.html

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« Reply #1378 on: January 07, 2018, 04:22:07 PM »
One more 2017 development recap.  This one is from Columbus Business First:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/28/year-in-review-columbus-skyline-forever-changed.html


Plus, a link to Business First's excellent development tracker - Crane Watch:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/maps/columbus-crane-watch
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« Reply #1379 on: January 28, 2018, 03:34:39 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
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