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This person flew a drone over High Street from Lane Ave all the way to Buttles. It's over ten minutes long, but if you are interested in seeing what all has happened and is happening along the High Street corridor it doesn't get much better than this:

 

 

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On 10/11/2019 at 3:05 PM, aderwent said:

This person flew a drone over High Street from Lane Ave all the way to Buttles. It's over ten minutes long, but if you are interested in seeing what all has happened and is happening along the High Street corridor it doesn't get much better than this:

 

 

Incredible, did the rough count, around 40 new builds on that portion of high since I started my freshman year at OSU in the fall of 2006.

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20 minutes ago, wpcc88 said:

Incredible, did the rough count, around 40 new builds on that portion of high since I started my freshman year at OSU in the fall of 2006.

And consider if they did that today, less than one year later, we'd see another six+ projects that were not under construction for this video. Man, it's nearly a seamless transition between campus and the Short North. We're almost there!

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2 hours ago, aderwent said:

And consider if they did that today, less than one year later, we'd see another six+ projects that were not under construction for this video. Man, it's nearly a seamless transition between campus and the Short North. We're almost there!

By my count there are only 8 “non-urban” /parking lots left in that stretch.

 

Greystone, Local Bar Plaza, Check Cashing*, Family Dollar*, Monte Cristo*, OSU Doctors Offices(across from N High Brewing), Kroger & former 7-11.

 

Three of the eight are slated for redevelopment. 

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18 minutes ago, wpcc88 said:

By my count there are only 8 “non-urban” /parking lots left in that stretch.

 

Greystone, Local Bar Plaza, Check Cashing*, Family Dollar*, Monte Cristo*, OSU Doctors Offices(across from N High Brewing), Kroger & former 7-11.

 

Three of the eight are slated for redevelopment. 


I would actually consider the Greystone Apartments to be urban, unless it’s the surface lot next to the apartments you are talking about. Greystone is actually “mixed-use” given it has ground floor retail and provides a nice little “pocket park” in the Short North. 
 

The Kroger is about as urban as you can get with a grocery store in a car centric city. 
 

Your point stands though. The non-urban sites are very few and dwindling fast! 

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14 hours ago, cbussoccer said:


I would actually consider the Greystone Apartments to be urban, unless it’s the surface lot next to the apartments you are talking about. Greystone is actually “mixed-use” given it has ground floor retail and provides a nice little “pocket park” in the Short North. 
 

The Kroger is about as urban as you can get with a grocery store in a car centric city. 
 

Your point stands though. The non-urban sites are very few and dwindling fast! 

The Kroger is no more urban than the Fresh Thyme in Worthington. It's not bad, but really should have been a mixed-use development with apartments over the Kroger and integrated parking. The Out of the Closet is also a horrific use of a prime spot. I know it was built when things were down, but we really should have held out another year or two for a great project. Good thing is, that building is ultra cheap, and I can't imagine it would be too costly or difficult to just tear it down and start over.

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3 minutes ago, aderwent said:

The Kroger is no more urban than the Fresh Thyme in Worthington. It's not bad, but really should have been a mixed-use development with apartments over the Kroger and integrated parking. The Out of the Closet is also a horrific use of a prime spot. I know it was built when things were down, but we really should have held out another year or two for a great project. Good thing is, that building is ultra cheap, and I can't imagine it would be too costly or difficult to just tear it down and start over.

 

I agree Kroger should have been mixed-use; however, Kroger is not in the business of building mixed-use developments. They at least did a halfway decent job by orienting their building along the street rather than having it pushed to the back of a surface lot. Having a full-sized grocery story there is crucial for the surrounding neighborhood, so I'm not going to complain too much about it.

 

I completely forgot about Out of the Closet. You are correct, the building is a horrifically ugly design and it would be great if we could tear it down and start over. With that said, at least it's urban-ish in that the entire building fronts the street and hides the parking lot from High Street. 

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28 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

 

I agree Kroger should have been mixed-use; however, Kroger is not in the business of building mixed-use developments.

 

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12 minutes ago, aderwent said:

 

 

I forgot about this project. Is this the first time they've done this type of development? If so, it would make sense for them to do it directly next to their HQ as opposed to an area of a different city that won't let you build over 10-stories.

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2 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

 

I forgot about this project. Is this the first time they've done this type of development? If so, it would make sense for them to do it directly next to their HQ as opposed to an area of a different city that won't let you build over 10-stories.

 

Yeah it is their first attempt at developing like this and it seems like quite a nice project from afar. I am curious if they are using this as a test store for exploring/pushing more into urban markets like Target has done or if it is a one off project. I imagine if it goes well we could see them replicating this around the country and maybe even Ohio (fingers crossed). 

 

As for the SN location, its like a half attempt at urban, my only hope is that someday they decided to split the lot and redevelop or they decide to develop the pretty sizable patch of grass along the corner of High and King where the parking lot stops. 

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It had those fountains in it to move water around after it was dredged for the boat races in the late '80s but filled right back in. I don't know how long the fountains stuck around after that.

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3 hours ago, cbussoccer said:

Remember when the river was stagnant and gross? I think I prefer the current iteration, especially in its fall colors.

 

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Such a great photo.  Not necessarily the right topic to post this maybe, but this photo should totally be somewhere on the Wikipedia page for Columbus.  In fact, the majority of the photos of the Columbus and Short North sub section on Wikipedia are incredibly outdated.  I'm not much of a technology guru, but hopefully someone with those skills can make updates at some point.

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1 minute ago, Gnoraa said:

Such a great photo.  Not necessarily the right topic to post this maybe, but this photo should totally be somewhere on the Wikipedia page for Columbus.  In fact, the majority of the photos of the Columbus and Short North sub section on Wikipedia are incredibly outdated.  I'm not much of a technology guru, but hopefully someone with those skills can make updates at some point.

 

The main photo on wikipedia is incredibly outdated lol it's pretty funny.

 

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Here's an interesting and unique skyline shot from r/Columbus. You can see a lot of the recent and ongoing infill developments around downtown. You can also see the newer Children's hospital buildings to the left and you can see the Short North and campus off in the distance to the right. I'm not sure I've seen too many pictures from this vantage point, so I think it's pretty cool. 

 

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2 hours ago, CMHOhio said:

Some photos from atop the Canopy Hotel and the National Vets Memorial, respectively, from this past weekend. 

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Great shots! The view from the Canopy rooftop is awesome, looking north and south. I need to make my way up there ASAP. 

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On 12/6/2019 at 8:18 AM, cbussoccer said:

Everyone should follow Andy Spessard on Twitter. His pictures are amazing. This was his capture of the incredible sunset last night.

 

And here was the sunset from two nights ago.

 

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Nice.  Columbus has done a decent job filling in the empty lots east of downtown as evidenced by this photo. I believe the lot in the center right foreground (near that new red building) is slated to be torn up soon.

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Another night-time image of Columbus.  This one after the snow melted just before Christmas.  The LeVeque Tower and City Hall are lit up in Christmas colors.  But if you go to the larger image on reddit and zoom in over the new Vets Memorial, you'll be impressed with the cornice lighting of the renovated Atlas Building at Long & High:

 

Larger image at https://www.reddit.com/r/Columbus/comments/eewn7u/warm_winter_skyline/

 

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A friend from out of town took this photo on his way to Detroit, per my recommendations: 

 

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2 hours ago, GCrites80s said:

That looks like it could be from the Jackson Pike landfill golf course but... can you get that angle of DT from there?

I assume it's from the airport.

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