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Gnoraa last won the day on April 11 2019

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  1. So it this kind of like a version of Grandview Yard in Columbus to a degree? Not sure of the size by square footage and housing/hotel units by comparison. Just getting that impression a bit. Granted it sound like Grandview Yard is quite a bit closer to the core of Columbus and Nationwide downtown.
  2. "As for what attracted the Denver-based developer to Columbus in the first place, Dean Dominguez, Senior Investment Researcher for Charles Street Partners, said that there were several factors." “We spent [about] 24 months doing research across country, touring a bunch of markets, and this is one of places we ended up liking, for a plethora of reasons,” he said. “The multi-family market is strong, employment is great, and it’s anchored by a lot of strong companies, including a tech startup scene.” More out of state developers please!! No offense to the local developers, I could get into an off topic tangent on my feeling on them, but keep the out of state developers coming to create more options and competition and our local developers on their toes. Also, just in general, I realize on these forums we all strive and desire high rises, but I have to say in the decade I've lived in Columbus, when I actually think of the amount of infill and density that has been built on almost all surface lots, it's actually quite amazing!! With only more to come!! I would love to find a way to put together a map highlighting the infill projects from 2010 - 2020. If anyone's good with maps and doing this have at it haha Long Street Project on Track for Spring Opening
  3. The rooftop scene in Columbus has been "elevated" so much in the past year, with more to come, I'm so impressed with the direction all of these are going!!!
  4. JPMorgan Chase Announces Major Solar Project "The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, at which time the company says the new panels will generate nearly 60 percent of the complex’s annual energy needs. When combined with existing rooftop panels – which were installed in 2019 – about 80 percent of the total energy needs of the facility is expected to be generated on site." "The rooftop and parking lot panels together will make the Polaris McCoy Center home to the second largest commercial office solar installation in the world, according to the company." It's also so nice when they install things like this from simply a shade aspect for parked cars during the hot summer months!!!
  5. I definitely feel like COTA has made great improvements in the time I've lived in Columbus (10 years). I look forward to seeing them continue this trend. Specifically, I'm excited for them to explore better bus options on West Broad, through Franklinton and into the Hilltop area all the way out to the casino and beyond. Incorporating a CMAX strategy and upgrades on that corridor I believe is a great step.
  6. "The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) posted another year of steady ridership gains, with more total rides on the system in 2019 than during any year since 1988. The uptick in ridership comes at a time that many transit agencies nationwide are seeing declining numbers – a COTA press release stated that in 2018, COTA was only one of six transit systems (out of the top 30 markets), to see ridership growth." "Here are the ridership totals dating back to 2016, with the change from the previous year in parentheses:" 2019 – 19,141,454 (+1.2%) 2018 – 18,913,789 (+2.8%) 2017 – 18,401,546 (-0.8%) 2016 – 18,549,436 COTA Ridership in 2019 Highest in 31 Years
  7. The owners won't get legitimate traction with their street vendor excuse. It's cheap, poor and ridiculous not to take ownership of a trashy situation. I've lived here for 10 years, and 9 of those were directly in the Short North and I can assure you the vendors are not the problem. A bar owner like this is a nuisance, and if they can't shape up and try to correct their culture that clearly seems to be stemming from their establishment, they have to go. At this point, I say pack up, keep you trashy business in Miami and let a more deserving business have this prime location.
  8. I think they will, it'll come after this phase. They may wait for the Chipotle office building down the road to get completed as that access road is quite congested with construction equipment already! That whole area will be built out in the coming years.
  9. A little update during my drive home for lunch today. Looks like they are framing out in steel the top floor. Loving the presence this project is having for this area/street.
  10. Time will tell, but I definitely see VS getting sold off, it's under performing and it's reputation/image has become a liability and hassle in today's PC business, #metoo, etc.......climate. As for L Brands, I don't see this going anywhere, it's staying. I think the coming year(s) will be a time of transformation for the whole company though with Wexner bowing out. I mean, it's not like this is all that ground breaking, he's the oldest CEO of a fortune 500 company, this was inevitable, so there's going to be adjustments and re-alignments with new leadership. I'd like to see him focus more on his philanthropy/legacy projects in his "retirement" and final years, even more so than he already has done. He's got the money to get things done, and a love for Columbus/central Ohio like no other. I mean he is the richest guy in Ohio haha
  11. 2019 was record-setting year for Columbus hotels “2019 was a tremendous year by all counts,” Brian Ross, Experience Columbus president and CEO, said in a news release. “We started by being named one of ’52 Places to Go in 2019’ by The New York Times and ended with having broken records in nearly every aspect of what we do. Plus, the announcement that the Hilton Columbus Downtown will become the state’s first 1,000-room hotel combined with having hosted what is being lauded as the ‘best ASAE ever’ has significantly boosted our city’s image and driven new business opportunities, including PCMA’s 2023 Convening Leaders Annual Meeting.” https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/2019-was-record-setting-year-for-columbus-hotels
  12. Kind of been enjoying the different skyline/drone angles than the typical one coming in town from the West.
  13. I'm against adding surface parking by all means, I feel it is a step in the wrong direction from what downtown has been trying to achieve, however I'm going to attempt to see this from a different perspective and play devils advocate. The only thing I can think of is, yes they may need more parking, and given what is to come in the coming years, perhaps they are anticipating using their land and portions of this parking as the staging/equipment area for the future building that will be going up across the street where the fenced off park is? Again, not defending it, but just trying to wrap my head around what logic/planning they may have in mind.
  14. If not Kroger, which I would prefer because I still have brand/state loyalty deep down, but perhaps one of the modified yet smaller 2 story models of Giant Eagle like the one they put in on Main St. in Bexley. As the population grows in this area of town, I think that could be an awesome option perhaps.
  15. I'm pumped for Franklinton, but no offense to that area, they have it "in the bag" at this point. Soooooo much private sector investment and inevitable tax abatement investment that I have zero worries or pity for them. They have a guaranteed beautiful 20 years ahead of them.......but that's just my perspective. Hilltop and Linden still require so much assistance to get a good footing for the future.
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