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  1. One additional bit of information is that many schools in Ohio are diversifying their geography intentionally—there will not be enough Ohio high schoolers to fill Ohio’s colleges in the coming years. Especially expensive private schools.
  2. Colleges across the country are seeing the number of applications skyrocket because of the adoption of the Common Application. Now you can fairly simply apply to ten colleges with the same form, so some of this increase in applications can be attributed to an increase in the number of colleges each prospective student is applying to.
  3. The August 22 landmarks meeting that shows the Hulett plaza rendering also shows an updated site plan for the North Coast Harbor development. You’ll see two parallel buildings on pedestals separated by a central road. This is slightly different than the previous site plan.
  4. I’m not following @KJP, is there an initial post covering this issue? Market Square was going for a sizable source of financing for this project and it was tabled? And it is putting this project in danger of happening?
  5. Well Key Bank is moving out of the existing plaza (to the building housing bookhouse brewery) in order to make room for the Market Square development
  6. This case was posted in the Downtown Cleveland design review docket. New Geis condos at The Avenue: THE AVENUE CONDOS - PHASE II Return to Case List | Start Over | Print Report (PDF format) Project Information Downtown/Flats Case # DF 2019-067 Address:1325 E. 12th Street Company:Ceis Companies Architect:GLSD | Geis Companies Description: The proposed construction of a new residential building(s).
  7. From a January 2018 article that referenced the Osborn report you mentioned: ”The firms did not study the possibility of demolishing the entire complex and the cost to rebuild at another location.” Options don’t exist yet. They are considering them presently.
  8. No one knows how much the options are going to cost because there aren't options yet.
  9. If you are attracting new low-skill (and often low-wage) jobs, how are those employees supposed to pay the high price of newly constructed units...
  10. Hi South! Welcome to columbus! I hope you get into the swing of things in Columbus, because it really does have a fantastic history and some neat outdoor adventures. How long have you lived here? Off the top of my head, here's some fun things to do: -Check out the Columbus Zoo if you haven't. it is massive and includes a water park. It is often voted best in the country -Have you heard of/tried The Wilds? I haven't been, but its a massive animal preserve that others rave about -Always worth a trip to head up to Cedar Point, the best roller coaster park in the country, but closer to cleveland -Have you tried biking the Olentangy trail? -Look into the Columbus Metroparks, they have fantastic outdoor excursions -You're not far from the Hocking Hills either. There are great places for weekend adventures like canoeing, ziplining, camping, etc. there
  11. What should be the case is that the city should have a proactive plan that has been outlined and adopted for this site (and the riverfront as a whole) so that when a developer comes in, they have guidance from official city documents
  12. This area absolutely has the potential for a complete urban fabric. You need only to look at the conceptual site plan for the thunderbird development to see it. Building that urban fabric may be more expensive, sure, but it is possible.
  13. Sometimes it is not the architectural significance of individual buildings that people seek to save, but rather the architectural fabric of many buildings working together that people seek to save. Economics make it difficult to rebuild the small buildings that we see on prospect because they do not make financial sense. If demolished, we are likely to be left with a vacant lot for a long time (see jacob's lot for reference) and that means downtown would have more surface parking lots--which are not fun to walk by. Likewise, historic buildings are typically easier to repair and at lower costs than new construction (if historic buildings have been kept to a basic level of maintenance). These older buildings provide smaller, cheaper spaces for start-up businesses or more affordable apartments than new construction. To take your example of the Rockefeller building...it is a gorgeous building in and of itself; however, over time we have destroyed the fabric of streets around it. It sits within a giant parking area that hasn't been built on for decades. It has become largely an island that is not fun to walk to. If the rockefeller building had the historic fabric around it, then it would be in the midst of a series of structures that would make walking around more enjoyable.
  14. Unlike some previous commenters, I think this layout is very unfortunate. While the buildings themselves are fairly attractive, their layout yields two streets that will be lined entirely with garage doors. The inner alley squeezes townhouses together so balconies face directly at one another with little space between them. And few of the buildings have an active face to existing streets. I would much rather see these building designs (which are fairly attractive) in a layout similar to battery park which has the buildings face a new grid of streets (not withstanding some of the bad design choices that battery park made)
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