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Re: Columbus: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #1350 on: August 22, 2017, 07:30:50 AM »
Nationwide Realty buys downtown's Marconi Garage with plans for redevelopment

One of Columbus' most-active developers has acquired a crumbling parking garage downtown, with plans to redevelop the site next to the expanded City Hall campus and just blocks from the Scioto Mile riverfront park system.

Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd., master developer of the Arena District, Grandview Yard and other projects, paid $4.3 million through an affiliate for the 650-space garage at 170 Marconi Blvd., public records show.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/09/06/nationwide-realty-buys-downtowns-marconi-garage.html



NRI is not quite ready to redevelop the Marconi Parking Garage site.  But they are asking the Downtown Commission to demo the garage (presumably before it falls down on its own) and put in a temporary surface lot until they redevelop it:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/demolition-planned-for-condemned-marconi-parking-garage

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170821/plans-call-for-razing-marconi-garage-putting-in-temporary-surface-parking
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« Reply #1351 on: August 22, 2017, 07:31:22 AM »
Schottenstein Property Group Unveils Plan for New Long Street Project

The surface parking lots in Downtown Columbus continue to disappear. Schottenstein Property Group (SPG) has submitted a new development proposal which calls for a mixed-use development at properties located at 154 North Third Street, 118 East Long Street and 134 East Long Street.

The proposal includes the renovation of the five-story building at 154 North Third Street, along with a five-story addition to the east and south. The building at 134 East Long would also receive an addition and renovation, and 118 East Long would be renovated as well.

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/schottenstein-property-group-unveils-plan-for-new-long-street-project



A little more project info from today's Dispatch:  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170822/downtown-apartments-proposed-in-long-third-area-and-near-ccad

"(A developer is proposing a project that) would transform almost a block of property into a multi-building residential and retail complex on the north side of E. Long Street east of N. 3rd Street.  The proposal includes the renovation of three buildings: a two-story retail and office building at 118 E. Long St.; a four-story empty retail building at 134 E. Long St.; and a five-story empty office building at 134 N. 3rd Street.  All were built around 1900, according to the Franklin County auditor’s office."

"A five-story apartment building would be added to the N. 3rd Street building.  Two parking garages would be added with rooftop decks between the buildings.  In all, the project would include 65,680 square feet of residential space — about 80 apartments — plus 13,680 square feet of retail space and 38 parking spaces."
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« Reply #1352 on: August 22, 2017, 08:15:07 AM »
^I like this project - hopefully it will happen! This courtyard with connecting bridges above has the potential to become a cool little space to the residents.

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« Reply #1353 on: September 06, 2017, 06:54:46 PM »
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

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« Reply #1354 on: September 20, 2017, 01:48:03 PM »
Below is a link to a CU article about part of the Long Street corridor in Downtown.  The article - and the map posted below - document the on-going and planned projects within that corridor.  Some of these projects within this Long Street corridor have also been documented here at UrbanOhio in various other threads:

Fast Forward: The Long Street Corridor

Quote from: http://www.columbusunderground.com/fast-forward-the-long-street-corridor-we1
In terms of popularity and importance, the crossroads of High Street and Broad Street are top of mind when it comes to Downtown Columbus.  And while the changes and evolution of places like Gay Street and Nationwide Boulevard have been well documented, there’s also a stretch of Long Street that is rapidly transforming from sleepy to bustling.

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« Reply #1355 on: September 22, 2017, 08:24:34 PM »
More Long Street stuff - Long & Fifth is returning to the Downtown Commission for another conceptual review next Tuesday according to Business First:

FIRST LOOK: New six-story downtown tower has 234 apartments:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/22/first-look-new-six-story-downtown-tower-has234.html
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« Reply #1356 on: September 22, 2017, 08:25:06 PM »
^ From https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/22/first-look-new-six-story-downtown-tower-has234.html:

-- Plans for the "Long & 5th" project show a 266,415-square-foot, six-story building with 234 residential units plus 2,800 square-feet of retail and 165 parking spaces at the ground level.  Conceptual renderings submitted for Tuesday's meeting are below:

LOCATION MAP:



LONG STREET ELEVATION:



VIEW FROM FIFTH & LONG:



UPPER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN:
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« Reply #1357 on: September 25, 2017, 10:03:28 AM »
The Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced five finalists for its James B. Recchie Design Award, which honors excellence in urban design.  The winner will be announced at an event held on October 5 at the Columbus Museum of Art (which was last year's winner).  Here are the five finalists:  http://columbuslandmarks.org/congratulations-2017-james-b-recchie-design-award-finalists/

LeVeque Tower renovation, 50 W. Broad Street, Downtown:  The landmark 46-story tower, completed in 1927, underwent a complete rehabilitation to transform it into a luxury hotel, office space, apartments and condominiums.  The historic interior lobby features were retained and the exterior streetscape at Front & Broad was refreshed as part of the project:


Nationwide Children’s Hospital, northeast corner of Livingston & Parsons Avenues:  The hospital’s $480-million expansion includes a new 12-story hospital tower and new public space at the corner of Livingston & Parsons, just south of downtown.  The new public space was built atop an underground parking garage that was part of this project and integrates with the adjacent Livingston Park:


Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library renovation, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Downtown.  The historic Carnegie Library Building and a rear wing added in the 90's have been reconfigured to create light-filled spaces, community meeting rooms and areas for children.  A new landscaped terrace faces the adjacent Topiary Park:


738 Bryden Road renovation:  This building was once a dormitory for Columbus School for Girls and was rehabbed as new market-rate apartments.  It is located east of downtown and within the Bryden Road Historic District:


YWCA renovation, 65 S. 4th Street, Downtown:  The YWCA completed a renovation of its landmark downtown headquarters building.  The project renovated the existing residences for women within the building and updated the YMCA offices:


More about this at http://columbuslandmarks.org/congratulations-2017-james-b-recchie-design-award-finalists/
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« Reply #1358 on: September 25, 2017, 08:44:24 PM »
I hope they renovated the HVAC in the YWCA.  I went to an event there in 2012 on the day when it was 100F or higher and it was pretty damn hot in there for it supposedly having air conditioning. 

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« Reply #1359 on: September 26, 2017, 01:29:42 PM »
234-unit Long & 5th development looking at ways to reduce parking in the future

A planned six-story residential tower in downtown is to transform itself by demand in coming years, developers say.

Plans for the tentatively named "Long & 5th" project show a 266,415-square-foot building with 234-unit apartments, 2,800 square feet of retail and 165 parking spaces at the ground level.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/26/234-unit-long-5th-development-looking-at-ways-to.html
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« Reply #1360 on: September 26, 2017, 01:30:11 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 #1361 on: September 26, 2017, 01:30:18 PM »
Proposal for Long Street Downtown Calls for 234 Apartments



A new proposal presented to the Downtown Commission this morning would bring an additional 234 residential units to the East Long Street corridor downtown.

The six-story building would take the place of a large surface parking lot at 230 E. Long St., between North Fifth and Neilston streets.

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/proposal-for-long-street-downtown-calls-for-234-apartments-bw1
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« Reply #1362 on: October 06, 2017, 02:11:16 PM »


Area south of Ohio State pursues historic designation
By Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch
Updated: October 6, 2017 at 6:11 AM


A new townhouse development on King Avenue is a key reason that David Murchie became part of an effort to create Columbus’ 19th historic district.  Many in the neighborhood, just south of the University District, opposed the 48-unit, $10 million development, marketed to students.  Neighbors said it was too dense and detracted from the neighborhood of single-family brick homes, many dating to the 19th century.

The area is west of North High Street, which is undergoing a building boom, and southeast of Ohio State’s growing Wexner Medical Center.  The historic district would include three neighborhoods: Dennison Place, The Circles and NECKO: the Neil-Eighth-Cannon-King Organization.

Murchie and others began discussing a historic district, which helps protect neighborhoods by requiring approval of exterior renovations and new projects in addition to demolitions. ... The group plans to gather signatures of property owners in those areas, hoping to persuade at least 75 percent of them to support a district.  That would help persuade the Historic Resources Commission, and then the Columbus City Council, to support it.

The proposed district’s oldest homes, near High Street, date to 1875, and the newer ones were built in the 1920s.  The Circles neighborhood was platted about 1890 as an exclusive community.  The property was owned by Anne Neil Dennison, the daughter of wealthy businessman William Neil.  His farm later became the Ohio State University campus.  She was the wife of a former governor of Ohio, William Dennison Jr.  One name being considered for the district: the McMillen-Dennison Historic District, named for William Neil’s two daughters, Anne Neil Dennison and Elizabeth J. McMillen.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171005/area-south-of-ohio-state-pursues-historic-designation
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« Reply #1363 on: November 08, 2017, 11:47:13 AM »
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 #1364 on: November 13, 2017, 09:58:55 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 #1365 on: November 14, 2017, 09:45:15 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 #1366 on: November 14, 2017, 09:48:17 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 #1367 on: November 14, 2017, 10:06:48 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 #1368 on: November 19, 2017, 04:31:23 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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« Reply #1369 on: Yesterday at 04:59:24 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 #1370 on: Today at 10:47:04 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 #1371 on: Today at 11:25:58 AM »
^Reminds me of old downtown motor court motels.

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« Reply #1372 on: Today at 12:30:46 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.