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  1. Is anyone aware of a construction cam for this project? I know they had one for the first Hilton when it was being built, but I haven't been able to find one for this tower.
  2. Here's an informative article about how the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus is impacting air travel in Columbus: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/17/cmh-rickenbacker-airports-feel-effects-of.html?ana=TRUEANTHEMTWT_CO&taid=5e712c6972e8fa00012c03e6&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter Here's a few key points from the article: there will be a decrease of 191 flights over the month of April, or six flights each day Coronavirus didn’t start impacting CMH figures until recently. In January, passenger traffic was up 3.7% year-over-year. February’s numbers are not yet released, but are expected to be strong, according to the authority. At Rickenbacker in February, there was a reduction of 23 regularly scheduled flights, but an influx of 20 additional charter flights. The airport has 450 days of cash on hand, meaning it could operate 450 days without any new revenue. There's no doubt that growth will be much lower, perhaps even in the negatives, at CMH and most other airports this year. With that said, it will be interesting to see how things rebound once we emerge from this situation. I'm sure there is a lot of pent-up air travel, both business and leisure, that waiting for restrictions to be lifted.
  3. The Crew's season may have been put on hiatus today, but stadium construction appears to be continuing without losing any steam.
  4. Hey guys! Fun fact for ya: Did you know Columbus is the 15th largest city in the country? I hate when people use city limits population numbers to compare cities.
  5. Columbus will have 3 daily during the summer. Alaska is starting a second daily seasonal flight this summer.
  6. I know you are being somewhat facetious, but it wouldn't surprise me. It's happening in Italy right now. I think the idea behind canceling the Arnold is that you have people coming from all over the place, even different countries. So, in theory, that will increase the risk of causing an "outbreak" here. When it comes to the Crew/CBJ games, most people attending living in Central Ohio. If the "officials" are confident we don't have any cases here, the risk of an infected person(s) spreading it to thousands of people in a small space is much lower than it would be at the Arnold. Of note, the Crew are playing in Seattle this Saturday. Last I heard, there is still a possibility they could close the doors to the game.
  7. NIMBY ALERT Developer revising plans for Olde Towne East apartment project A proposed 117-unit apartment building in the heart of redeveloping Olde Towne East has stirred up residents who think it is too big and out of character for the neighborhood. Metropolitan Holdings plans to build the five-story building at the northeast corner of Oak and South 18th streets, a bustling area that features Yellow Brick Pizza, Camelot Cellars and the Olde Towne Tavern among other businesses. The project has spurred the latest battle between developers and residents in increasingly desirable central city neighborhoods. “We are not opposed to development,” said Sierra Swanson, who lives across the street from the site. But she said the development as it stands now is too tall and dense for anything else in the area. https://www.thisweeknews.com/business/20200305/developer-revising-plans-for-olde-towne-east-apartment-project
  8. Yep, definitely going to be a huge factor. The Arnold was essentially cancelled completely so that will have a huge effect on March. My company is also contemplating halting non-essential travel, which is a big deal because we are a large company. Once the coronavirus blows over perhaps we will see some rebounding numbers.
  9. New Hotel Could be First Step in Densification of Easton A request to allow buildings as tall as 200 feet to be built at the southwest corner of Stelzer Road and Alston Street – just south of the 16-acre Easton expansion that saw its first openings over the holidays – was approved by the Columbus Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) on February 25. Plans submitted to the city as part of the request show a 12-story hotel, a parking garage and a second mid-rise tower on the 12-acre parcel. In addition to that approved request, a larger rezoning proposal is working its way through the approval process that would establish a height district of 200 feet for much of the remaining undeveloped land to the south and east. The new zoning would increase the allowed height from 60 to 200 feet for the parcel at the northwest corner of Stelzer Road and Easton Way, as well as for the area east of Stelzer that extends to I-270 (a portion of which once held the Aladdin Shrine Temple). “There’s lots of land sitting empty, and our partners, we all buy into the importance of using our land wisely,” said Yaromir Steiner, Founder and CEO of Steiner + Associates, when he was interviewed by Columbus Underground in 2018. “And that means any expansion of Easton going forward will be deck parked; we will not have surface parking anymore…this is a major commitment to density.” https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-hotel-could-be-first-step-in-densification-of-easton-bw1
  10. January stats have been posted, and CMH/LCK are off to a strong start. https://flycolumbus.com/storage/production/20200303094823-jan-2020-airport-totals-cmh-lck.pdf Ridership at CMH is up 3.7% to last year. Southwest is down a bit, likely due to the 737 Max issues, and Air Canada is down. All others experienced growth, with United seeing the largest percentage increase. Allegiant is off to a very strong start to the year over at LCK, up 30% compared to last year thanks to an increase in flights. Combined, the two airports saw a total of 618,430 passengers in January, good for a 4.0% increase over last January. Last January saw a ~9% ridership increase compared to the prior year, but that was largely due to Spirit entering the market. I will be interested to see how the year continues. I've noticed that A321s are scheduled to be used on few flights each day for the CMH-MSP route starting in a few months, and A319s are going to be used once a day on the CMH-DTW route. Previously, the CMH-MSP route's biggest planes were 737-800s and the CMH-DTW were all regional jets. The fact that those two routes are increasing capacity without reducing frequency (from what I can tell) leads me to believe that there is very healthy demand here and our healthy growth should continue.
  11. So it turns out, according to this article from 10TV, that it will only be a red eye until September 1st. Starting September 1st, the return flight will be 5:15pm - 12:45am. https://www.10tv.com/article/delta-adds-nonstop-flights-seattle-john-glenn-columbus-international-2020-mar
  12. Red eye flights can be helpful for business travel, although it's never really ideal. If you have to be in Seattle until 2:00pm for a meeting, you might as well hop on the red eye flight and be home all day Saturday rather than stay in Seattle on Friday night and not get back to Columbus until 3:00pm on Saturday. Similarly, if you have to be in Seattle until 4:00pm on Wednesday but you have a 1:30pm meeting on Thursday in Columbus, the red eye flight makes that possible. I definitely agree it's not ideal, but it's still nice having the additional flights and hopefully driving the price down a bit with the competition between two airlines.
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