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  1. After seeing the renderings (likely conceptual) for the proposed Columbus Crew stadium, I'm really disappointed with the FC Cincinnati design. Brick and painted steel would harmonize with the Cincinnati context much better than the plastic-looking thing proposed. If only we could swap the two.
  2. ^My understanding was the garage is delayed to understand the impact of ridehailing and other services on parking needs in the future.
  3. ^DCI could manage the SID, even if the downtown SID and OTR SID were different legal districts. The downtown (Capital Crossroads) and Discovery District SIDs in Columbus are managed by the same staff/leadership, just with two different formal SIDs and boards.
  4. ^That's a very logical move, and kind of surprising that it has taken this long. SIDs are working all around the state (downtowns including Cleveland, Dayton, Hamilton, Columbus, etc.) and in neighborhoods like the Short North and Discovery District in Columbus. Hopefully there's some funding for infrastructure/streetscaping built in as well.
  5. Can we rename this thread to reference the "Hippodrome site," not City Club as it could be confused with the building next door?
  6. I was amazed to run across a 1981 photo of the State Theater and see how much the building has declined since it closed in 1985: http://americanclassicimages.com/Default.aspx?tabid=141&txtSearch=cincinnati&catpageindex=2&catpagesize=25&ProductID=31733 The tile roof and old "Metropolitan" title block added a lot to the building.
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    Hyperloop

    ^Remember: Musk doesn’t have any real involvement in Hyperloop these days.
  8. I recently saw some updated renderings for the new Hilton expansion tower. The design is looking much sleeker than the original conceptual rendering. Seemed like the floorplates were a little larger and the building a couple stories shorter as well.
  9. ^My understanding from folks that have talked to Pizzuiti is that those buildings would be retained.
  10. All these mall-to-Amazon conversions in NE Ohio are terrific. I wish Amazon had done the same with Westland Mall in Columbus, instead of going to West Jefferson. The ownership of Westland probably complicates that possibility, however.
  11. ^ I live the diversity of heights/density and old/new buildings proposed. Instead of just wiping the slate clean and building uniform height buildings, it will feel much more like an organic block built over time. The Solazzo Building is really an awesome structure, so I'm glad to see that staying. The use of the term "industrial park" on the plan is probably a poor choice however.
  12. I did not realize that Lot 23 did extend all the way to Elm Street. Perhaps there is a way to do something creative at the corner of Elm and Mehring that is some type of public space that could be used for tailgating for the Bengals but would otherwise not look or function like a parking lot. I'd hope to see some development on Lot 25 and most of the norther part of Lot 27, however.
  13. ^Can we please get rid of that big box store right on Main Street...?
  14. I think it will do more than "jack." Investments like these have typically been catalysts for downtown revitalization, which can have a meaningful impact on regional reputation even if there are other major challenges citywide to address. The total cost of this project, given that the the primary funding source is city income tax, is where I have concern. The city could likely complete a project with a similar impact for half the cost, and they should be attracting more private philanthropy. Hamilton's new Marcum Park--a one block park downtown also designed by MKSK--was funded almost exclusively with a $3.5 million donation by the Marcum Family.
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