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  1. Companies have to suggest they are exploring others regions and states to get the most lucrative incentives. Bob Evans was never leaving Ohio, but they had to claim looking at Texas so the state could justify incentives to keep them here.
  2. Boston and San Francisco also have vertical convention centers (Hynes and Moscone Centers); I'm sure there are plenty of others.
  3. ^^^I think Corpus Christi, Texas was actually the largest, and Hamilton was the second or third. SR 4 was one of the options considered for routing of I-75, but was more expensive than going through farmland in Eastern Butler County. There's a story that ODOT held an open house about the routing on a Friday evening when Hamilton High School was holding a football game and a city council election was being held the following Tuesday, so all the local officials were at the game and ODOT went with the cheaper alternative. I don't know if SR 4 routing would have been good for Hamilton or Middletown's urban cores, however. Connecting SR 129 between I-75 and I-71 with a toll and no interchanges would have been interesting, but probably even less desirable to locals in Warren County.
  4. My understanding is that there were deliberate efforts by City of Mason and Warren County leadership to not preserve the R/W, as some did not want the highway. I do not have any documentation or evidence, although I think there were references in newspaper coverage from the early 2000s.
  5. ^^Great image! It would have been interesting to have had the full build-out of the terminal complex. I also like seeing buildings on the mall site. You can see it slowly coming together.
  6. Was there ever a defined plan for another building in the SW corner of the Terminal Tower complex? The unfinished buildings ends back there have always stood out to me.
  7. I'm no booster for Liberty Center and wish it were closer to the core, but the article does NOT indicate that it is struggling. There were some operating hick-ups and financing issues, but there is no indication that the development is not successful otherwise. Occupancy rates are still high and the developers are planning significant expansions across the street/township line. We need to objectively consider news about any type of project--urban or suburban. Don't be the opposite of a suburbanite who reads about the Mahogany's fiasco and thinks the Banks is a failure. This is the Enquirer getting the taxpayers worked up about a likely non-issue.
  8. Despite the growth of Columbus and demand for residential, office, commercial, etc, tall buildings are still having a hard time penciling out. The North Market Tower and Hilton expansion are both publicly supported projects. I'd love to see height, especially in the core of downtown, but there still seems to be a gap that we can't pin only on developers not be visionary.
  9. It will help us remember the inspiring design of the Coliseum/US Bank Arena once that is demolished.
  10. Since this is NRI, I feel confident it will materialize.
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