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Re: Columbus: Short North Developments and News
« Reply #1015 on: July 10, 2017, 03:50:06 PM »
As a resident of the Victorian Gate complex on High and Buttles, I completely agree^!!!

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« Reply #1016 on: July 10, 2017, 04:40:24 PM »
Are visitors generally well-aware of what is actually going on? I used to work in the Short North and I'd see that people had special permits that allowed them to park on the street in the hot areas but I didn't really understand why, at the time. I just knew that it really f-ing sucked for me, trying to get to work on time and find a space. I think if there was more awareness of how the system works and why it is the way it is, suburbanites and Columbusites from other areas would b!tch about it a lot less. It's definitely reasonable that folks who actually live in the neighborhood are given a free space near where they live / given priority over visitors. No reasonable person would argue against that. I'm confident that the vast majority of others in C-BUS would agree with me if they finally knew what I just learned. I think it's likely that they see those parking passes visible from the other side of the windshield and dismiss it as some elitist club that exists, involving wealthy Short North residents and the city... Honestly, at the time, I just didn't know about how it worked and couldn't help but think they were passes for those who were very well-to-do and paid huge premiums for that luxury. I'm really embarrassing myself here and pleading insane ignorance, but that's really what I thought and I honestly believe that a lot of other Columbusites have made the same assumptions and would back off if they were enlightened the way that I was, just now.
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« Reply #1017 on: July 10, 2017, 04:58:41 PM »
There is a lot of ignorance when it comes to how the general public understands parking. If you explained that concept to people, some would understand and agree, but others would say, "I have just as much a right to park there as residents do!"
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« Reply #1018 on: July 10, 2017, 09:10:08 PM »
Meh. I'm sorry, I think you're a really cool poster, contribute a lot of insightful stuff to the forum and I appreciate your posts and learn a lot from them but I just can't see eye to eye with you on this one. I really think the vast majority of people would understand if they really knew how it worked. I didn't even know until today. IMO, most people would completely understand that actual residents of those streets deserve priority parking close to where they live. They certainly expect that for themselves, wherever they live (even if parking is much less of an issue.) It's just that those permits seen inside the window seem like a weird elitist thing and the whole thing is just misunderstood due to lack of communication on the city's part.

Most people don't actively research what is going on in their city, on that sort of level. They just go on observations/life experiences. It seems like it's just a huge misunderstanding, IMO.
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« Reply #1019 on: July 10, 2017, 09:29:24 PM »
^ I dunno, maybe the situation in Columbus is different in Cincinnati. But our Mayor literally said, all taxpayers have equal rights to park on the city streets in Over-the-Rhine, and residents should not be prioritized over visitors. If previously "free" parking spaces on side streets were converted to residential parking in OTR, I guarantee people would be b*@$ing up a storm that they have to pay to park in garages now.
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« Reply #1020 on: July 10, 2017, 09:47:25 PM »
Weird. That's sh!tty.  My person opinion with limited knowledge is that Cranley seems like a douche and a corporate shill like most other Cincinnati politicians past and present.

I guess the biggest difference I see there is that OTR has seen rapid development only in the last decade and the Short North is probably going on 3 decades of rapid development so it's much more established. Residents (at least in theory) are seen as real, long-term residents. At least they should be.

Personally, I definitely don't see anything wrong with neighborhood residents getting priority. I think they should and I hope others agree. You should expect parking troubles for any great destination. No great destination in any city, truly worth going to is going to have a convenient sea of parking available, right in front of you. In a place like OTR or the Short North, walking several blocks to your destination is a great part of the experience so it's hard for me to sympathize with those who might b!tch about lack of available parking.
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Re: Columbus: Short North Developments and News
« Reply #1022 on: July 12, 2017, 11:18:08 AM »
A few pictures from yesterday.

Here you can see 711 N High elevator cores rising. To the left is Hubbard Park Place. The other cranes are The Castle, 7th/High and Lane/High.



Here is The Castle. Parking garage is about finished. Elevator cores about to rise above. This is the back side from the alley.



Here the Brunner Building is topped out.


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Re: Columbus: Short North Developments and News
« Reply #1023 on: July 12, 2017, 11:45:44 PM »
Corso Food Hall Proposal Heads to Italian Village Commission

Corso Ventures is planning another concept for the Short North. Unlike Standard Hall or Pint House, though, it won’t be your typical restaurant-slash-bar. Food Hall, occupying the lot at 1112 N. High St., will encompass a full bar and four kitchens, creating space for Columbus and non-local restauranteurs to pop up, experiment, and give Short North visitors a unique and changeable experience.

The plans are going to the Italian Village commission on Wednesday, and if all goes well, a 5,500 square foot building with a rooftop patio will be OK’d for the growing neighborhood south of Fifth Avenue. Chris Corso, owner of Corso Ventures, said Food Hall, accompanied by Standard Hall and Pint House, will add to the laid back feel of the neighborhood he’s gradually taking over.

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/corso-ventures-proposal-for-food-hall-heads-to-italian-village-commission-ls1

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« Reply #1024 on: July 19, 2017, 10:24:11 PM »
Study says Columbus gives away too much in tax breaks in the Short North.

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170719/tax-break-study-says-columbus-gives-away-too-much-in-short-north

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« Reply #1025 on: July 19, 2017, 10:31:02 PM »
Study says Columbus gives away too much in tax breaks in the Short North.

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170719/tax-break-study-says-columbus-gives-away-too-much-in-short-north

DIdn't David come up with that conclusion weeks ago? Maybe the city should write him a check too.

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« Reply #1026 on: July 20, 2017, 10:00:04 AM »
Study says Columbus gives away too much in tax breaks in the Short North.

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170719/tax-break-study-says-columbus-gives-away-too-much-in-short-north

DIdn't David come up with that conclusion weeks ago? Maybe the city should write him a check too.
I think this was the consensus of most Columbus citizens, the City was slow to admit it publicly.

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« Reply #1027 on: July 20, 2017, 11:25:12 AM »
Study says Columbus gives away too much in tax breaks in the Short North.

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170719/tax-break-study-says-columbus-gives-away-too-much-in-short-north

DIdn't David come up with that conclusion weeks ago? Maybe the city should write him a check too.

They should!

I'm telling you, I give all these talking points on UrbanOhio and experience a huge backlash from users, "Uhh...they give tax breaks to Franklinton and Downtown, too!" Then the media comes out, saying the same exact thing that I did or the city or non-profits are talking about my proposed ideas being implemented. I accept cash, check, BitCoin and PayPal. If you're one of the many beneficiaries of my proposals and intellectual property, PM me for more information regarding where to send the money.
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« Reply #1028 on: July 20, 2017, 12:24:20 PM »
Here's more about that consultant report from Business First:

Should Short North developers direct a portion of tax abatement savings toward revitalizing Linden and Hilltop? –– consultant report:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/07/20/should-short-north-developers-direct-a-portion-of.html



It starts out with an intriguing idea:

- "The City of Columbus could spur as much as $50 million in affordable housing development in distressed neighborhoods such as Linden and Hilltop, consultants estimate, if it required developers to contribute to a revitalization fund in exchange for tax abatements in more “market-ready” districts, such as the Short North.  Redirecting funds to “disinvested” neighborhoods would support more equitable economic development than simply reducing rates or length of property tax abatements, according to a draft report by HR&A Advisors Inc."

However, there is this catch:

- "wood-frame, low-rise construction with surface parking can pay for itself in the rapidly growing Short North, while higher steel-framed buildings with structured parking still have a gap between construction costs and income."

Which counts out all of the High Street construction projects.  Maybe some Victorian Village and Italian Village projects might met that low-rise with surface parking criteria to be able to redirect funds to other neighborhoods.
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« Reply #1029 on: August 04, 2017, 11:51:32 AM »


http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170804/consultants-will-lay-out-public-art-plan-for-short-north

The above article lays out some details of the $25.5 million streetscape plan to reshape High Street between Downtown and the OSU campus:
  • A 2012 traffic study determined that High Street - which currently has two travel lanes plus a parking lane in each direction - could stand to slim down.  City officials said last year that High Street eventually will have only one lane in each direction, plus a center turn lane, between Goodale Street and 9th Avenue.  It also would have right-turn lanes northbound at 5th Avenue and southbound at King and 7th avenues.
  • Curb extensions at street corners would protect the parking lane so it couldn’t be used as a extra travel lane.  Sidewalks will also be widened to allow restaurants and cafes to offer more outdoor seating.
  • Brick crosswalks, new trees and landscaping, upgraded streetlights and traffic signals are also part of the project.
  • City Council recently approved a contract to complete a public-art plan for the High Street corridor between Poplar and 9th avenues - with plans to earmark $420,000 for public art in that area.
  • The streetscaping project near the convention center has started.  The rest should be completed in 2018 and 2019.
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« Reply #1030 on: August 08, 2017, 03:57:56 PM »
Pizzuti scales down apartment project next to Grandview Mercantile site



Pizzuti Cos. continues to tweak plans for its six-story apartment building just west of the Grandview Mercantile building in the Short North.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/08/08/renderings-pizzuti-scales-down-apartment-project.html
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« Reply #1031 on: August 28, 2017, 01:11:44 PM »
The 711 N. High project is moving right along. It looks like the elevator core is nearing the 9 story mark and garage construction has begun on the Wall St. side of the project. It's a really tight site and I've noticed that only occasionally is a lane of traffic shut down for deliveries. The sidewalk is open and the roof of the pedestrian tunnel is used for storage.



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« Reply #1032 on: August 28, 2017, 03:14:19 PM »
The 711 N. High project is moving right along. It looks like the elevator core is nearing the 9 story mark and garage construction has begun on the Wall St. side of the project. It's a really tight site and I've noticed that only occasionally is a lane of traffic shut down for deliveries. The sidewalk is open and the roof of the pedestrian tunnel is used for storage.





I'm wondering when they will start on the garage portion of this project.  The did the initial core sampling all at the same time and I haven't heard or seen anything since.

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« Reply #1033 on: August 29, 2017, 04:52:13 PM »
New renderings revealed for The Brunner in Short North, first tenant signed



One of the new renderings of The Brunner mixed-use project in the Short North shows what it'll be like to live and entertain in a penthouse with an exquisite view of the city.

Wood Cos. mixed-use project is planned for 930-940 N. High St. in the Short North.

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« Reply #1034 on: August 29, 2017, 04:59:27 PM »
^ For anyone who doesn't have a subscription, the announced tenant for the building is Thread, a clothing boutique in Grandview that will be opening their 2nd location.

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« Reply #1035 on: August 30, 2017, 11:47:33 AM »
^^ The Biz1st article talking about "new renderings" makes it sound like there was a revised design.  But the aerial rendering and one of the High Street renderings is exactly the same as the ones posted by casey at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,2062.msg817016.html#msg817016.

There was one new High Street rendering that I screengrabbed and posted below.  Compared with the older 2016 rendering of the same view - posted by Pablo at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,2062.msg810911.html#msg810911 - the design looks unchanged.  Which is good because they got it right from the start:



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« Reply #1036 on: August 31, 2017, 01:19:21 PM »
The building developed by Stonehenge at 1055 N. High (W. 3rd and High) has reached the 4th floor. The type of construction is different from most other buildings on High - steel studs with a concrete slab between each floor. Walls separating units are clad in metal. Does anyone know why? I've never seen this before. The building was approved as a 6 story structure but I swear they've topped off the structure. Not pictured, but the stair and elevator cores appear to be finished and there's a flag at the top, usually a signal that the building is at it's full height. Hopefully they're just waiting for a crane, the forklift they've been using can't reach much higher. It's a slow and strange project.




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« Reply #1037 on: September 08, 2017, 02:42:56 PM »
The building developed by Stonehenge at 1055 N. High (W. 3rd and High) has reached the 4th floor. The type of construction is different from most other buildings on High - steel studs with a concrete slab between each floor. Walls separating units are clad in metal. Does anyone know why? I've never seen this before. The building was approved as a 6 story structure but I swear they've topped off the structure. Not pictured, but the stair and elevator cores appear to be finished and there's a flag at the top, usually a signal that the building is at it's full height. Hopefully they're just waiting for a crane, the forklift they've been using can't reach much higher. It's a slow and strange project.

I wish I had some answers about this project.  But I haven't heard any updates since it was approved (other than the slowly evolving construction photos).  It's been a weird project from the beginning.  CU had this photo of it in their Short North construction updates posted September 7.  Its a block up High Street from the photo you posted:

Photo from http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-construction-projects-dominate-short-north-and-university-district
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« Reply #1038 on: September 09, 2017, 11:20:44 AM »
Want more High Street construction updates in the Short North?  CU's gotz plenty:

First, the six-story Brunner Building being built by the Wood Companies:

Distant view on High Street posted July 31 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-the-short-north-july-2017


Closer view on High Street posted Sept. 7 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-construction-projects-dominate-short-north-and-university-district



Closest view on High posted Sept. 7 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-construction-projects-dominate-short-north-and-university-district
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« Reply #1039 on: September 09, 2017, 11:21:31 AM »
Second, the new nine-story office building at 711 N. High Street:

The elevator core is going up in this view posted Sept. 7 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-construction-projects-dominate-short-north-and-university-district



Another view of the elevator core and the construction crane on site posted Sept. 7 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-construction-projects-dominate-short-north-and-university-district
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« Reply #1040 on: September 09, 2017, 11:22:00 AM »
Third, the former UDF location where a new four-story office and retail building is being built.  Doesn't look like much right now, but still an improvement over the old suburban-style single-story UDF building that used to be there!

View posted Sept. 7 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-construction-projects-dominate-short-north-and-university-district
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« Reply #1041 on: September 09, 2017, 11:22:21 AM »
Fourth, The Castle!  The eight-story mixed-use development at the former White Castle location is starting to take shape:

Two views posted Sept. 7 at http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-construction-projects-dominate-short-north-and-university-district


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« Reply #1042 on: September 11, 2017, 10:47:59 AM »
The Sunday Dispatch ran a feature on next Sunday's 43rd annual Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens:  http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20170910/short-north-tour-showcases-variety-of-architectural-styles

Website with the full listing of homes on the tour:  http://shortnorthcivic.org/tour-of-home-2017/


"Short North" is broadly defined for this tour.  It starts with the magnificent 1895 Sells Mansion (aka The Circus House) that overlooks Goodale Park, that once again hosts Saturday’s tour preview party:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/05/25/photo-tour-sells-mansion-aka-the-circus-house-for.html

It also includes new and renovated homes on the Victorian Village side of High Street, new and renovated homes on the Italian Village side of High Street, and a 3100-square-foot penthouse condo atop the Dakota Building along High Street.  The Dispatch article contains many photos of the tour homes, as does the ShortNorthCivic.org tour page.  I also included a link to a Business First photo-tour of the Sells Mansion/Circus House.

Below shows a glimpse of breadth of the Short North Tour of Homes.  Everything from a 1902 Victorian house along Neil Avenue to the penthouse condo of the Dakota Building built along High Street in the mid-2000's:



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« Reply #1043 on: September 13, 2017, 01:40:46 PM »
The building developed by Stonehenge at 1055 N. High (W. 3rd and High) has reached the 4th floor. The type of construction is different from most other buildings on High - steel studs with a concrete slab between each floor. Walls separating units are clad in metal. Does anyone know why? I've never seen this before. The building was approved as a 6 story structure but I swear they've topped off the structure. Not pictured, but the stair and elevator cores appear to be finished and there's a flag at the top, usually a signal that the building is at it's full height. Hopefully they're just waiting for a crane, the forklift they've been using can't reach much higher. It's a slow and strange project.

I wish I had some answers about this project.  But I haven't heard any updates since it was approved (other than the slowly evolving construction photos).  It's been a weird project from the beginning.  CU had this photo of it in their Short North construction updates posted September 7.  Its a block up High Street from the photo you posted:

Photo from http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-construction-projects-dominate-short-north-and-university-district

I was wrong about this building topping off - there's scaffolding on the south stair tower and is appears to be growing, albeit slowly...

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« Reply #1044 on: September 14, 2017, 02:00:04 PM »
Long vision for the Short North: Corso Ventures' projects are unfolding along N. High Street



In the past decade, between purchases, leases and partnerships, what is now Corso Ventures has at least four projects open or in the works along North High Street between 3rd and 4th avenues.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/14/long-vision-for-the-short-north-corso-ventures.html
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« Reply #1045 on: September 18, 2017, 01:15:29 PM »
Construction to Begin This Fall on New 10-Story Short North Hotel



Final plans for the new 10-story Moxy Hotel building were unveiled this afternoon, which will replace the former Haiku restaurant building at 800 North High Street. Local developers Crawford Hoying first unveiled the plans last September for the new building, and worked through various iterations to get to the final version.

“We are excited to contribute to a place like the Short North,” stated Crawford Hoying President Brent Crawford. “With the diversity of people and businesses, we are eager to elevate the experience for those who love the area as much as we do.”

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-to-begin-this-fall-on-new-10-story-short-north-hotel

There's activity on the site. A lane is temporarily shut down on High and Hubbard and Pearl are closed. It may be utility work ahead of demolition and construction.

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« Reply #1046 on: September 18, 2017, 03:27:46 PM »
Chicago company acquires Bollinger Tower in Short North, promises new hotel

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners announced Monday that it has acquired and will renovate the former 100-unit low-income Bollinger Tower at at 750 N. High St. in the Short North.

In its place, a 171-unit Graduate Hotel Columbus will open in spring of 2019.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/18/chicago-company-acquires-bollinger-tower-in-short.html

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Seems to be an upstart hotel chain:
https://www.graduatehotels.com/
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« Reply #1047 on: September 18, 2017, 03:40:34 PM »
^Hmmm.

Whoever the developer is, I hope the redevelopment still includes building out at least one level to the street and removing that terrible setback.

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AJ Capital acquired the Bollinger Tower, formerly an affordable housing complex and now vacant, on North High Street in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus, proximate to both Ohio State University and downtown Columbus. The property will begin renovations in spring 2018 to be converted into a hotel with 171 guestrooms, meeting and event space, two food and beverage outlets and ground floor retail space.

Prominently located in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus, the city"s thriving retail, arts and culinary destination, the hotel is situated between several locally owned boutiques and restaurants. It is also conveniently located halfway between downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University"s campus. Formerly an affordable housing complex, the property will undergo extensive construction scheduled to begin in coming months. Once complete, the extensive renovation will result in 171 hotel guestrooms, 4,000 square feet of meeting space as well as two food & beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel"s ground floor will offer ample retail space for lease along its High Street frontage.

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Re: Columbus: Short North Developments and News
« Reply #1049 on: September 18, 2017, 04:25:39 PM »
Yuck. Can't say I care much for that hotel chain from a quick look at things... But I believe whatever operator there is would need to stick to the approved plans that passed IVC, which includes the retail buildout.

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