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  1. I ran by the structure last week. There are numerous vertical cracks through the facade. The building looks like it's constructed of concrete blocks, not stone.
  2. I don't often comment on current events but here's my 2 cents worth: I went to Ohio State in the early '80s and tuition was very affordable. I could work a minimum wage job ($3.35/hr) and earn my tuition. Why was that possible then? The State of Ohio funded state universities then - roughly 75% of college costs were picked up by the state. My understanding is that funding today only picks up 25% of college costs. Why the change? Years of tax cuts. Today the burden of college is on the students rather than society as a whole. It all comes down to what kind of a society do we want to live in. I'd rather live in a well educated society that sees the benefit of education.
  3. The build-out of west campus will really put a strain on Lane Ave and it's intersections with Kenny and 315. Some sort of mass transit along the railroad parallel to 315 would certainly help.
  4. 13-acre Grandview Yard expansion approved. Looks like this can now move forward. https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/02/11/13-acregrandview-yard-expansion-approved.html?iana=hpmvp_colum_news_headline
  5. Kroger shutters Columbus bakery, cuts 411 jobs. After the bakery is decommissioned, Kroger will sell it. The structure was built originally as a Ford assembly plant. Partially built cars were shipped down from Detroit and final assembly for local dealers happened here. https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/02/11/kroger-shutters-columbus-bakery-cuts-411-jobs.html?iana=hpmvp_colum_news_headline
  6. At what point will density be high enough for retail to move in? There are empty storefronts on High St in the new buildings between 7th and 9th too. Is the rent so high that it's cost prohibitive for local businesses? Can only national chains afford the rent?
  7. ^The tunnel is open for school children before and after school.
  8. Awesome! A one story strip center is planned for the vacant lot south of Broadway with an Orange Theory and a Great Clips! I hope the NIMBYs in Clintonville are pleased. https://www.clintonvillespotlight.com/articles/developer-markets-plans-for-prime-high-street-parcel/
  9. I recall seeing a soil boring rig taking samples a number of years ago. I believe this used to be a gas station so tank removal might be a necessary and expensive requirement. I guess at some point the land value and potential profit will justify the cleanup.
  10. I blame the small time developers that dominate local development. Most have a suburban mindset and think there is no demand in Columbus for urban living. They're not willing to take the risk. The city seems ripe for an out of town developer to come in and make a splash. A Denver developer is building on E. Long across from Neighborhood Launch but it's a 5 or 6 story project. We need more out of town developers to challenge the locals to step up.
  11. I thought this was an interesting take. Kamala Harris has what it takes by Joe Scarborough https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kamala-harris-has-what-it-takes/2019/01/28/afb117be-2338-11e9-ad53-824486280311_story.html?utm_term=.10166eb1e268
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