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  1. It shouldn't have anything to do with Liberty Street road diet or water main, since those are are affecting the south side of the road, and this is on the north side. I know that they are working on new In Fill guidelines for OTR. I honestly can't remember what the last set of design plans for this building looked like, but there is a good chance they would not pass these new infill guidelines. While the new guidelines are more restrictive, they are also much more clear. Maybe they are waiting for those new guidelines to go in place so they can submit updated plans.
  2. I'd rather see them converted to apartments. Easier to convert apartments to Condos one day. But really I just want the Brueggers back on the first floor.
  3. It will be great to see this building finally put back into use. But I am bummed it will be yet another Hotel. With its narrow profile, I always though it would have make for a great condo building.
  4. Pretty picture. I have never spent any time in Sedamsville, just looked through it on Google maps. Some nice buildings here and there, but definitely a plethora of vacant lots. Comparing to our other smaller neighborhoods; Pendleton, Mount Adams. Sedamsville is really just 4 long streets. Some cross streets would really help. At 3.5 miles from downtown though, too far to be walkable to anything else. Although as mentioned, it will be bikeable once the trail is built. It is quite picturesque nestled between Mount Echo and Embshoff. Looks like there is a trail up to Embshoff. It certainly looks like it has more potential than South Fairmont, which I always hear talked about, but can't see anything really happening there.
  5. That's the real problem. The block of the banks that is wasted with a grass lawn, and a dumb, "sing the city" or whatever that sign is. Combined with how closed off and removed from the street the freedom center is, you end up with a block wide gap separating phase 1 of the banks from phase 2
  6. As was mentioned previously, if you keep these 7 buildings, and use them as the template for infill, you will end up with some quality architecture designed on a human scale. FCC will have an awesome little two block area next to their stadium. If you tear them all down, you will end up with bland car oriented garbage.
  7. Troy, I understand your point about West End redevelopment being a long ways off. I agree with you when you are talking about the West End north of Liberty. However, the West End south of Liberty has almost no Historic stock left. It was mostly all demolished for Public housing, and the later, for City West. The Wade/Bauer blocks are a small pocket where there are a few historic buildings, and the original street grid is still intact. Someone had already restored a couple of the buildings on Wade into condos if I remember correctly. Considering that the MLS wanted this stadium here rather than Oakley because they want it to have a European feel, I am arguing that the Wade Bauer area north of the stadium is the way to do that. I doubt anyone from FC reads this forum, but on the off chance they do, here is my Plea: Do not turn Wade and Bauer into surface lots. Partner with 3cdc or Model group or someone and restore the Historic buildings, and infill the vacant land. You will have a gem of a small sub neighborhood right next to your stadium.
  8. Concerning FC buying up as many properties as it can on Wade and Bauer; I believe they have huge potential there to create what the Banks could have been. True mixed use Urban without terrible architecture. They can call it FC Village or something. Keep the Historic buildings, tear down the single story cinder block crap, replace with new 4 story infill, first floor retail, residence on top. I know they want to build a giant parking structure on the block that is the Tri-State building/Ballet, but if they would incorporate that into this FC Village concept, that would go a long way towards making this whole site far incorporated into the surrounding area. I know this is pie in the sky and they will probably just tear as much down for parking as they can, but I can dream. Also, I am still amazed they have not bought out the cell tower or whatever that is. That thing is going to stick out like a sore thumb right in front of the stadium.
  9. For anyone who lives in Pendleton, here is a link to a survey concerning the Liberty Street Road Diet. I personally answered every question with, "six lane option is worth less that nothing, no one wants that, you're better off doing nothing" https://forms.gle/WDysdZX7MSShBoou8
  10. The current designs of the stadium are garbage. That thing is going to stick out like a sore thumb in a historic neighborhood. I would like to see a brick facade, and a design that references the old brewery buildings that used to face Central Parkway. But more importantly, the city should demand an actual site plan before approving the variance. The potential front buildings on Central parkway are super important to making this somewhat fit into the neighborhood.
  11. Article said there would be a pedestrian bridge over KY 9 connecting this venue to the rest of the Ovation site. I don't really understand where put it. Does that mean the music venue is going in east of the new traffic circle in between 3rd and 5th? Also, concerning outdoor concerts in the basin, the Casino quit doing their outdoor concerts on the lawn. I don't really know why as they seemed to draw well.
  12. Stadiums do not drive develpoment. Sports teams like to say this, but there is zero data to back it up. Whatever population growth OTR and the west end see over the next 10 years would have happened regardless of the stadium.
  13. When you look at it from an aerial view, it blends in with Sigma Sigma commons with the green roofs and non perpendicular angles. Seems like the architect focused more on that aspect than the ground level view.
  14. I know that site used to have an old brewery building on it. Anyone know if there are tunnels under that parking lot?
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