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Offline C-Dawg

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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #175 on: November 30, 2009, 04:15:06 PM »
I've been meaning to ask this for a while, but it keeps slipping my mind....

Does anybody know what's in store for this little cluster of buildings across the street from the Great American Ballpark? I happened across them while walking around downtown last June, and wondered what their status was. They look vacant, but seem to be in mostly decent condition. Please tell me they aren't slated for demolition... I'd hate to see these torn down to make way for another parking garage.



They're beautiful. Please God no one tear these down.
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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #176 on: November 30, 2009, 05:54:52 PM »
Those would make amazing lofts for people who work downtown.  Not sure what you'd do about parking, though.
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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #177 on: November 30, 2009, 09:01:41 PM »
I believe that those 3rd & Main buildings are controlled by whoever owns Atrium I and there were rumblings that the building might be expanded into the south part of the block.  Many new office buildings in New York have been built behind the preserved facades of buildings just like these.

300 and 304 Main (the first two buildings) are owned by North American Properties.  The other ones are, from what I can tell, owned by the Convergys Corporation, who also seems to own the Atrium buildings.

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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #178 on: November 30, 2009, 09:06:32 PM »
They're beautiful. Please God no one tear these down.

While I am all for historical preservation, those buildings would be better off somewhere else.  Avec le temps.

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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #179 on: November 30, 2009, 10:17:17 PM »
They're beautiful. Please God no one tear these down.

While I am all for historical preservation, those buildings would be better off somewhere else.  Avec le temps.

I'd rather move the 1980's modern ones out.

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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #180 on: December 02, 2009, 01:44:18 AM »
>Not sure what you'd do about parking, though.

There are thousands of parking spaces under construction as part of the Banks project, and both Atrium buildings have underground garages. QCS is building thousands of parking spaces.  So we're talking 3,000+ parking spaces within a one block radius of these buildings.  Surely 10 or so could be secured for residents.   

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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #181 on: December 02, 2009, 07:39:58 AM »
Obviously, but possibility and reality are often different things.  I'd love to see that happen, though.
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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #182 on: December 02, 2009, 09:42:32 PM »
I've worked on a couple of mixed use historic retail /condo developments in other states where we were able to get basement level parking by cutting a ramp down. Don't know if that's a possibility with those buildings. I've also worked on "lift down" projects where you have a garage door and a lift and the cars are lowered to basement parking garage.

There are workarounds, I just don't know if Cincinnati code is that "adaptable" yet?

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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #183 on: December 03, 2009, 06:45:12 PM »
yeah
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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #184 on: December 06, 2009, 08:51:11 AM »
I've been meaning to ask this for a while, but it keeps slipping my mind....

Does anybody know what's in store for this little cluster of buildings across the street from the Great American Ballpark? I happened across them while walking around downtown last June, and wondered what their status was. They look vacant, but seem to be in mostly decent condition. Please tell me they aren't slated for demolition... I'd hate to see these torn down to make way for another parking garage.



Those buildings fall into the Third-Main Street Historic District

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cdap/pages/-3730-/

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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #185 on: December 07, 2009, 06:30:30 AM »
They have sat "as is" for a long time.  The owners (appears to be two different sets for all buildings) have never shown any interest in redevelopment.  You'd think they would with all the progress made in the last 10 years.
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Re: Cincinnati: Abandoned-Vacant Buildings Discussion
« Reply #186 on: December 07, 2009, 07:03:31 AM »
They are active structures.

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