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^ Unfortunately, the full article is only accessible to subscribers.  But here's the gist of it:

 

From https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/11/16/gilding-the-lily-capitol-square-building-owners.html

 

-- "Capitol Square, long the nexus of government and commerce in Columbus, is on the cusp of a new chapter.  The area around the Statehouse never lost its status as the most prestigious address in the city, but lately it’s struggled to attract and retain office tenants amid growing competition from sleek new buildings in the nearby Short North, Arena District and RiverSouth areas of downtown.  Capitol Square property owners are responding by investing millions of dollars to refresh lobbies, corridors and office spaces while adding rooftop patios and amenities to rejuvenate interest in the decades-old high rises overlooking the Statehouse."

 

-- "The office vacancy rate on Capitol Square is stubbornly high – 24 percent compared with 11 percent for downtown as a whole, according to Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts.  But perhaps nowhere else in the region are as many property owners committing so much investment capital in one confined area.  Office high rises on all four sides of the Square are or soon will be undergoing renovations, with many of the projects going beyond simple aesthetic tweaks."

 

-- The 37-story Huntington Center at 41 S. High St. is doing away with what its general property manager Tyler Steele calls a “lobby of intimidation.”  Instead, there will be a massive “green wall” of plants for beautification and sound dampening, and a new emphasis on seating.  Additionally, the rooftop will be remade into a premium outdoor gathering space for building tenants.

 

-- The former headquarters of the Columbus Dispatch at 34 S. Third St. is getting a significant redo after the newspaper was sold and moved around the corner to a smaller office at 62 E. Broad Street.

 

-- But perhaps the most transformative project on Capitol Square is real estate investor Michael Tomko plans to spend $18.5 million to restore the vacant Hayden properties at 16 E. Broad St., built in 1901, and 20 E. Broad St., built in 1869.  The oldest remaining buildings facing the Ohio Statehouse.

 


In addition to those private development projects, the two state-owned office buildings on Capitol Square are scheduled for some more functional upgrades in 2018:

 

-- The Riffe Center at 77 S. High Street is replacing most of its 21 elevators in a $8.5 million upgrade project:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/11/13/rhodes-riffe-towers-set-for-major-upgrades.html

 

-- The Rhodes Tower at 50 E. Broad Street is set for a $50 million renovation, which was expected to start in Spring of 2018 and wrap up in 2020.  However, the exterior portion to reseal granite panels and replace all windows in the 44-year-old building was moved forward after a 12-inch by 2-inch chunk of granite fell from the building in November 2017.  Since then, protective screening has been installed along the Broad Street sidewalk and the Pearl and Lynn alley sides of the tower:  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171122/chunk-of-falling-facade-closes-rhodes-tower-entrance-adjacent-alleys

 


Below is a graphic showing the Capitol Square properties, the work that is planned for those properties, and their building occupancy as of 11/2017:

 

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Ohio Chamber of Commerce to move into former Dispatch building

 

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce has found a new home in the shadow of the Statehouse.

 

The chamber will be the anchor tenant of the former Columbus Dispatch building at 34 S. 3rd St., and will fill much of the first and second floor .

 

The owners of the building are wrapping up a $29.1 million renovation for a conversion to a multi-tenant office building. The chamber is moving from its current home at 230 E. Town St. and expects to be moved into 16,000 square feet of space in the building by the late summer.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/17/ohio-chamber-of-commerce-to-move-into-former.html


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Capitol Square building to be redeveloped for mixed-use

 

"Executive-level" condos and a new ground-floor space are in the works for a mostly vacant building on Capitol Square.

 

The Briton Group, a Dublin development team that primarily focuses on residential real estate, has acquired the five-story, 15,660-square-foot building at 60 E. Broad St. and plans to convert it to a new mixed-use project, which would include high-market condos that look out on the Statehouse.

 

The building is between The Columbus Dispatch and the Rhodes Tower.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/24/exclusive-capitol-square-building-to-be.html


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Not directly related (but not enough for a new thread) this elusive development may be getting a midrise neighbor soon.

Overall details are sparse but I am liking what they are hinting at....

 

New Midrise Planned Near Statehouse

http://www.columbusunderground.com/new-high-rise-building-planned-near-ohio-statehouse-we1

 

14-16 stories

Mixed-use

Working with city for Parking concerns

Unique Design

Renderings TBA

 

 

I wonder what has happened with this one.

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Article about the 26-story Capitol Square Office Building, which also contains the 20-story Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square hotel, getting its first major exterior refresh since it was completed in 1984:

 

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This Capitol Square building is getting a facelift

 

Hertz Investment Group, the Santa Monica, California-based owner of the Capitol Square Office Building at 65 E. State Street, is planning some work on the 26-story, 495,000-square-foot building just south of the Statehouse.  The company has contracted H.K. Phillips Restoration Inc. for work that will give the building's outside a refreshed look.

 

H.K. Phillips will repair and restore the seals around all of the building's windows, power-wash the exterior and reseal the precast to prevent dirt from sticking to the building in the future.  The company did a similar exterior restoration to the LeVeque Tower a few years ago.

 

MORE: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/02/28/this-capitol-square-building-is-getting-a-facelift.html

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-- The Rhodes Tower at 50 E. Broad Street is set for a $50 million renovation, which was expected to start in Spring of 2018 and wrap up in 2020.  However, the exterior portion to reseal granite panels and replace all windows in the 44-year-old building was moved forward after a 12-inch by 2-inch chunk of granite fell from the building in November 2017.  Since then, protective screening has been installed along the Broad Street sidewalk and the Pearl and Lynn alley sides of the tower:  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171122/chunk-of-falling-facade-closes-rhodes-tower-entrance-adjacent-alleys

 

 

The good news is that the Rhodes Tower renovation is underway. The bad news is that the Rhodes Tower renovation is underway:  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180311/restaurants-near-rhodes-tower-thwarted-by-its-construction

 

The scaffolding and barricades are causing headaches for restaurants surrounding the Rhodes Tower. Along Broad Street it's not so bad:

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But the scaffolding in the two side alleys create this foreboding tunnel experience:

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http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180525/michigan-firm-new-owner-of-downtown-columbus-fifth-third-center

 

-- The Fifth Third Center at State & High has been acquired by Birmingham, Michigan-based ValStone Partners, which took over the loan for the high-rise building that has been in receivership.  Since the building went into receivership in 2015, the vacancy rate has increased and stands at 28 percent, according to CoStar Group data.

 

-- Originally built in 1928 as a 12-story tower, a 23-story addition was built in the late 1990's.  It is adjacent to Columbus Commons park and overlooks the Statehouse.

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Tour Capitol Square tower undergoing $7M in renovations (slideshow)

 

Interior work is finishing up on one of the largest office towers on Capitol Square.  Hearn Co. acquired the 25-story high-rise at 10 W. Broad Street for an undisclosed price last year and took out a $30 million loan in part to refresh the 407,000-square-foot building's common areas.  Formerly One Columbus, the building now goes by 10 West Broad.  It is located at the northwest corner of Broad and High streets.

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The building has seen several common area updates, including the lobby, hallways, elevator banks, gymnasium, plus a new large meeting room and new rooftop area with an indoor lounge for tenants.

 

MORE: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/06/13/tour-capitol-square-tower-undergoing-7m-in.html

 

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It would be amazing if that narrow surface lot on the north side of this building could get developed. It's one of the few remaining surface lots on High, and in a prime location.

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It would be amazing if that narrow surface lot on the north side of this building could get developed. It's one of the few remaining surface lots on High, and in a prime location.

 

It's such a prime spot too. Well, the bad news is it's owned by our favorite slumlords...er... I mean local owners... The Tonti Organization. Maybe they'll pull a Madison's Building on us all and sell it finally?

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It would be amazing if that narrow surface lot on the north side of this building could get developed. It's one of the few remaining surface lots on High, and in a prime location.

 

It's such a prime spot too. Well, the bad news is it's owned by our favorite slumlords...er... I mean local owners... The Tonti Organization. Maybe they'll pull a Madison's Building on us all and sell it finally?

I designed a nice pocket park for this parking lot when I was in school - in 1988. It's been a parking lot for a long time...

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It would be amazing if that narrow surface lot on the north side of this building could get developed. It's one of the few remaining surface lots on High, and in a prime location.

 

It's such a prime spot too. Well, the bad news is it's owned by our favorite slumlords...er... I mean local owners... The Tonti Organization. Maybe they'll pull a Madison's Building on us all and sell it finally?

I designed a nice pocket park for this parking lot when I was in school - in 1988. It's been a parking lot for a long time...

 

There are parking lots Downtown that have been there for a LONG time, like the one at the northeast corner of 3rd and State, which hasn't held a single building since 1938. 

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It would be amazing if that narrow surface lot on the north side of this building could get developed. It's one of the few remaining surface lots on High, and in a prime location.

 

It's such a prime spot too. Well, the bad news is it's owned by our favorite slumlords...er... I mean local owners... The Tonti Organization. Maybe they'll pull a Madison's Building on us all and sell it finally?

I designed a nice pocket park for this parking lot when I was in school - in 1988. It's been a parking lot for a long time...

 

The 10 W Broad building planned pretty well for a neighbor/expansion on that north facade -- a 4-story podium with a 13-floor set-back tower would fit perfectly.

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^ That is exactly what I've always thought. It almost looks like it was built next to a taller building and then the taller building was torn down.

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The Hayden project (aka 16 & 20 E. Broad Street) was awarded historic tax credits from the state this month:

 

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20181212/projects-in-or-near-downtown-columbus-awarded-28-million-in-historic-tax-credits

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/12/12/six-columbus-buildings-including-hayden-on-capitol.html

 

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^ The Hayden project consists of the 13-story building at 16 E. Broad Street and the 4-story building at 20 E. Broad Street located on the same block as (but immediately east of) the previous Broad & High development project.

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Fifth Third Center's new owner says upgrades are in the cards

 

The new owner of a prominent Capitol Square office tower says he wants it to be a leader in the resurgence of downtown's austere office giants.  Birmingham, Michigan-based ValStone Partners hasn't said much since it acquired the $46.9 million loan to the Fifth Third Center at 21 E. State St. early this year.  But that could change next year as the company looks to reposition the 330,840-square-foot tower for the future, said director Brian McAlpine.

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The property includes a historic 15-story portion completed in 1928 and the taller, 23-story tower finished in 1998.  Fifth Third Bank remains a substantial tenant in the building, though it has downsized from its former space of 118,200 square feet.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/12/18/fifth-third-centers-new-owner-says-upgrades-are-in.html

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https://www.dispatch.com/business/20181228/broad--high-sold-to-developer-of-neighboring-historic-buildings

 

The Dispatch is reporting that the developer behind the Hayden project -- the 13-story building at 16 E. Broad St. and the 4-story building at 20 E. Broad St. -- has purchased most of the neighboring Broad & High mixed-use project completed by Casto in the mid-2000's.

 

Michael Tomko paid $6 million to acquire the Casto property at the northeast corner of Broad and High streets, which includes the four-story office building at 10 N. High; the building occupied by the Ringside Cafe at 19 N. Pearl St.; and six commercial (non-residential) condos at 2-12 E. Broad St.  The deal also includes a 46-space underground parking garage that was added when the Casto company, the seller of the property, redeveloped the Broad & High project a decade ago.  The buildings are adjacent to the Hayden pair of buildings on Broad Street that Tomko is renovating and received a second round of historic tax credits for earlier in December.

 

The Tomko purchase does not include the residential condos located on floors 5 thru 16 at 8 E. Broad Street.  Casto will stay on as the retail leasing agent for Broad & High, whose retail tenants include Tim Horton’s, Edible Arrangements and Jack & Benny’s Downtown Diner.  Tomko will take over management of the upper-story office space at Broad & High and will combine this management with the adjacent future office spaces in the 16 E. Broad & 20 E. Broad Street buildings.

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Inside the historic Hayden complex on Capitol Square as it undergoes $20M rehabilitation

 

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Michael Tomko may be a lawyer by trade, but he's playing the role of local tour guide these days.

 

That's because the 29-year-old, Harvard-educated Clintonville native is playing a role in the city's history, or rather preserving it.

 

The president of Tomko Co., which specializes in historic redevelopment projects, recently led me through his latest project, a nearly $20 million redevelopment of The Hayden complex at 16-20 E. Broad St. on Capitol Square.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/01/02/photos-inside-the-historic-hayden-complex-on.html


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15 hours ago, jebleprls22 said:

In looking at Meyers + Associates hotel page, I noticed this:

http://meyersarchitects.com/case-studies/hyatt-centric-columbus/

 

I guess it's under "Case Studies" but I feel like I missed this ever being looked at by Hyatt? It's not dated so I don't know how long ago it could have been.

 

I do like the design of that hotel, incorporating the current building and adding on. It's probably not a viable project right now. Didn't even know that site was being considered for a hotel. It would be a good spot, IMO.

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8 hours ago, 4N6science said:

 

I do like the design of that hotel, incorporating the current building and adding on. It's probably not a viable project right now. 

I don't know, it's seems like they can't build hotels fast enough. Why not this one, it's a good location. 

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13 hours ago, 17thState said:

I don't know, it's seems like they can't build hotels fast enough. Why not this one, it's a good location. 

 

I agree, and I think it's a great location right by the statehouse. I based my thoughts on not hearing anything about that project at all, but maybe they just came up with the design. So we might be hearing about it in the future. 

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On 3/24/2019 at 8:59 AM, 4N6science said:

 

I agree, and I think it's a great location right by the statehouse. I based my thoughts on not hearing anything about that project at all, but maybe they just came up with the design. So we might be hearing about it in the future. 

Edwards Co planned on converting the PNC building into a mixed use of Office, Residential and a Hotel once OhioHealth and some other tenants moved out. Maybe this project will soon become a reality.

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You can see two mast climbers being assembled on the lower floors of the west side of the building. 

 

For more information on the Rhodes Tower Modernization project Ohio DAS has posted a new newsletter for March 2019: RhodesModernization%20March2019.pdf?ver= 

 

The website can be found here and has more photos from their own Flickr account: https://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/General-Services/Properties-and-Facilities/Rhodes/Rhodes-Modernization#4897410-newsletter- 

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Based on construction permits, it seem that WeWork will be headed to 65 E State on Capitol Square. 

 

According to the permits they are occupying floors 21-24. The location/building seems a little off brand for WeWork (they often favor historic buildings) but what is on brand is that by my math I believe they will have access/control of the outdoor space located on 23rd floor of the tower. 

 

Permit link

https://ca.columbus.gov/CA/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Building&TabName=Building&capID1=19CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=00IR4&agencyCode=COLUMBUS&IsToShowInspection=

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5 hours ago, DevolsDance said:

Based on construction permits, it seem that WeWork will be headed to 65 E State on Capitol Square. 

 

According to the permits they are occupying floors 21-24. The location/building seems a little off brand for WeWork (they often favor historic buildings) but what is on brand is that by my math I believe they will have access/control of the outdoor space located on 23rd floor of the tower. 

 

Permit link

https://ca.columbus.gov/CA/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Building&TabName=Building&capID1=19CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=00IR4&agencyCode=COLUMBUS&IsToShowInspection=

 

Most of the WeWork by me in LA are in newer office buildings- by newer, I mean from built in late 80's up to just completed buildings.  I think they just get what's available that works for them regardless of the architecture.

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Teeth-aligning company Candid taking over space at former Dispatch building

 

The former home of The Columbus Dispatch is getting a new resident.  Candid, a company that makes clear teeth aligners, is taking over three floors and part of a fourth of the building at 34 S. 3rd Street, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE, which handled the transaction.  Candid will be moving into the new building in phases starting this fall, taking over 32,258 square feet of space.  It also has space at 107 S. High Street that it will keep.

 

Columbus has become the second headquarters for Candid, a 2-year-old company based in Manhattan.  It started with six employees in Columbus when it moved into the S. High Street building last year.  Now, it has 150 employees here and it expects to employ 200 by the end of the year.  Overall, the company has 350 employees.

 

Once the company moves in to 34 S. 3rd St., the former Dispatch building will be full.  The Dispatch staff moved out of the building to 62 E. Broad St. after the sale of the newspaper to Gatehouse Media in 2015.  Candid will join the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, The Dispatch Printing Company and its real-estate operation, Capital Square Ltd., in the building.

 

MORE:  https://www.dispatch.com/business/20190614/teeth-aligning-company-candid-taking-over-space-at-former-dispatch-building

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Turned out better than I thought.


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I remember touring this building in '84 when it first opened and at the time they were like "We're going to do something with this..." referring to the rooftop, but I never got to see what they ended up doing back then.

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https://www.dispatch.com/business/20191011/last-vacant-property-on-capitol-square-to-become-offices-housing

 

IT'S HAPPENING!  NOT MANY DETAILS RIGHT NOW - BUT IT'S HAPPENING, APPARENTLY(!)

  • The last large vacant property on Capitol Square would be developed into offices, residences, retail and a parking garage under a plan unveiled Friday by Capitol Square Ltd. and Elford Development.  The 3-acre development would encompass several properties near E. State and S. 3rd streets — a parking lot at the northeast corner of State and S. 3rd; a former bank building at 66 S. 3rd; a parking lot on S. 4th Street next to the YWCA; and a small parking lot at the northeast corner of State and S. Lazelle Street.
  • Chris Ruess, president and CEO of Capitol Square, the real-estate arm of The Dispatch Printing Company (the former owner of The Dispatch) said in a news release, “We’re excited to see a high-impact, mixed-use development of this critically important block become a reality.”
  • Elford Development President Mike Fitzpatrick said the plan still being developed and few details have been decided.  He said the development is expected to include multifamily housing, offices, retail and restaurant space, along with a parking garage, probably on the site of the S. 4th Street parking lot.  “It will be a dense development, but we don’t know exactly how tall or how many buildings,” he said. “We’re really in the preliminary planning stages.”
  • Fitzpatrick said he did not know whether the former Unizan Financial Corp. building on S. 3rd Street, erected in 1955, would be razed or kept as part of the project.
  • Capitol Square and Elford have hired the Columbus architectural firm Moody Nolan to design the project.
  • Fitzpatrick said he hoped a plan for the property would be presented to the Downtown Commission in the first quarter of 2020. 

 

For a full readable article go to https://www.thisweeknews.com/business/20191011/last-vacant-property-on-capitol-square-to-become-offices-housing

 

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19 minutes ago, Columbo said:

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https://www.dispatch.com/business/20191011/last-vacant-property-on-capitol-square-to-become-offices-housing

 

IT'S HAPPENING!  NOT MANY DETAILS RIGHT NOW - BUT IT'S HAPPENING, APPARENTLY(!)

  • The last large vacant property on Capitol Square would be developed into offices, residences, retail and a parking garage under a plan unveiled Friday by Capitol Square Ltd. and Elford Development.  The 3-acre development would encompass several properties near E. State and S. 3rd streets — a parking lot at the northeast corner of State and S. 3rd; a former bank building at 66 S. 3rd; a parking lot on S. 4th Street next to the YWCA; and a small parking lot at the northeast corner of State and S. Lazelle Street.
  • Chris Ruess, president and CEO of Capitol Square, the real-estate arm of The Dispatch Printing Company (the former owner of The Dispatch) said in a news release, “We’re excited to see a high-impact, mixed-use development of this critically important block become a reality.”
  • Elford Development President Mike Fitzpatrick said the plan still being developed and few details have been decided.  He said the development is expected to include multifamily housing, offices, retail and restaurant space, along with a parking garage, probably on the site of the S. 4th Street parking lot.  “It will be a dense development, but we don’t know exactly how tall or how many buildings,” he said. “We’re really in the preliminary planning stages.”
  • Fitzpatrick said he did not know whether the former Unizan Financial Corp. building on S. 3rd Street, erected in 1955, would be razed or kept as part of the project.
  • Capitol Square and Elford have hired the Columbus architectural firm Moody Nolan to design the project.
  • Fitzpatrick said he hoped a plan for the property would be presented to the Downtown Commission in the first quarter of 2020. 

 

For a full readable article go to https://www.thisweeknews.com/business/20191011/last-vacant-property-on-capitol-square-to-become-offices-housing

 

Hopefully it will at least have some decent height. Anything above 10 stories.

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50 minutes ago, Columbo said:

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https://www.dispatch.com/business/20191011/last-vacant-property-on-capitol-square-to-become-offices-housing

 

IT'S HAPPENING!  NOT MANY DETAILS RIGHT NOW - BUT IT'S HAPPENING, APPARENTLY(!)

 

Wow! My thoughts exactly! Really can't wait for more details to be released! Could this be the ~ 700 footer that's been rumored around here and columbusunderground??? 🤔🙏

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I'll be curious to see what Moody Nolan comes up with. While I generally am ok with their work, this is a location that I believe needs to be iconic and not the standard modern architecture we see see around town. (I felt the same way about Market tower but ultimately resigned that the design revisions were worth it for the far better usage of space). I generally like the new standard but feel this demands something different. I'd be somewhat disappointed if it looked similar the Market Tower or Hilton 2.0 tbh. 

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It's going to be...a Swensons!!!

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Let's hope they maximize the residential here. We could really use more residents on Capitol Square. As of now most restaurants in the area are only open for lunch.

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40 minutes ago, FudgeRounds said:

Please please please let them save the bank or incorporate the facade someway into the new development. 

 

Part of me can't believe I'm going to say this but I'd be ok if it went away. Here's my ideal proposal for it though: deconstruct it and rebuild it it into whatever they build on the NE lot of Lazelle and State. It could be used as the transition from the classic construction of 4th and state buildings. Where it stands now, I'm not sure an incorporation would be doing it justice unless Moody Nolan extends the architectural style to the whole block with a modern section above. 

 

As a clarification, this seems to exclude the dispatch building parking lot, correct?

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11 minutes ago, aderwent said:

Let's hope they maximize the residential here. We could really use more residents on Capitol Square. As of now most restaurants in the area are only open for lunch.

 

Downtown needs to get off the 30-minute lunch system very badly. It's anti-business. If lunch was longer many more people would go out every day rather than eating "The Downtown Special" -- a tub of cold stuff covered in mayo at their desks. With the increased sales the restaurants would be well-funded by lunch enough to at least experiment with later hours.

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If they don't go very big(as in not just dense, but tall)with this I give up on the city. If there is ANY place in the city that calls for height and yes, drama it is this site. Go big(and tall)or go home on this one. I would rather it stay like it is than have to "settle" like happens so many times. C'mon Columbus! And I hope those "700 footer" rumors are somehow attached to this. Dump Millennial Tower if necessary and push everything to this site if needed. 

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1 hour ago, Toddguy said:

If they don't go very big(as in not just dense, but tall)with this I give up on the city. If there is ANY place in the city that calls for height and yes, drama it is this site. Go big(and tall)or go home on this one. I would rather it stay like it is than have to "settle" like happens so many times. C'mon Columbus! And I hope those "700 footer" rumors are somehow attached to this. Dump Millennial Tower if necessary and push everything to this site if needed. 

 

What are these 700' tower rumors?  I've not heard any of these...

 

Also, does anyone recall Hilton being specified as the hotel at Millennial?

https://elfordrealty.com/property/millennial-tower/

Edited by Scott Krajeski

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