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Yes it was a 7-11 until about 18 months ago

 

And now it is vacant again. I just noticed that GetGo was closed when I walked by today.

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Yes it was a 7-11 until about 18 months ago

 

And now it is vacant again. I just noticed that GetGo was closed when I walked by today.

 

It's been vacant for maybe 2 months now. Same with the one on Lane Avenue that had opened about the same time. I'd like to see both redeveloped into something more substantial.

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And by redeveloped, you mean a Circle K!


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Two updates for the South Campus Gateway expansion.  First, this one on the east side of High Street:

 

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60-Unit Building on East Ninth Moving Forward, More Housing on the Way

By Brent Warren, Columbus Underground

July 3, 2015 - 8:00 am

 

Community Housing Network (CHN) is moving forward with their four-story, 60-unit apartment building on East Ninth Avenue after receiving tax credits for the project from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.  The new building, which will offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for the formerly-homeless, will anchor the eastern edge of a much larger, market-rate project being developed by Edwards Communities.

 

The new building will serve as a replacement for the existing CHN facility at 1494 North High Street.  That building is slated to be demolished to make room for the second phase of the Edwards project; student housing above retail and parking which will cover the block of High between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/60-unit-building-on-east-ninth-moving-forward-more-housing-on-the-way-bw1

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Second update, this one on the west side of High Street:

 

Proposal Submitted for South Campus Taco Bell Site

By Brent Warren, Columbus Underground

July 16, 2015 - 7:00 am

 

Renderings and a site plan have been submitted to the University Area Review Board (UARB) for a six-story, mixed-use building on the site of the south campus Taco Bell at 1525 North High Street.  The building would hold 120 apartment units, a 119-space parking garage, and 7,150 square feet of ground floor retail space, with a new Taco Bell taking up about 2,800 square feet of that.

( . . . )

Meanwhile, east of High, Edwards Communities is wrapping up demolition and about to begin construction on their seven-acre mixed-use development between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/proposal-submitted-for-south-campus-taco-bell-site-bw1

 

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Nothing out of the box (pun intended) but it's better than Taco Bell and isn't too offensive.


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Nothing out of the box (pun intended) but it's better than Taco Bell and isn't too offensive.

 

It's really a shame.  With every fast food place replaced by yuppie apartments, High St. loses a little more of its Sunset Strip vibe. 

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They can do whatever they want to the Taco Bell as long as they don't touch the Bier Stube. It's the last surviving south campus landmark. Can't stand the Gateway but this is not the forum for that rant.

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They can do whatever they want to the Taco Bell as long as they don't touch the Bier Stube. It's the last surviving south campus landmark. Can't stand the Gateway but this is not the forum for that rant.

 

Does it still have the half-dozen full-sized satellite dishes on the roof?

 

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I heart tradition7

 

(tended at the stube from 1995-2001, and the cornerstone from 1996-til Campus Partners and their cronies in City Hall ground it into dust)

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I always hated the Stube but I agree it's a south campus icon that should be saved if/when the Yuppie Midsized Box craze heads south.


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Yuppie mid-sized box really does sum it up. But for what it is, it is not that bad. Too bad they can't extend it to the now vacant northern property (and make it look a bit better in the process).

 

That frontage along High is all retail, right? with two story parking behind that?

 

*Columbus always has had a thing for boxes...I recall seeing the construction of the Rhodes Tower, the ugliest, tallest, and biggest box of all(and stunted too since they capped it well below the original design). I guess the love affair with the box has just gone to 5-6 floors now.

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What's with all this conversation? Am I on the right forum?

 

Anyway, did anyone else catch this in the taco bell site article?

 

Also on the agenda for the July 16th UARB meeting is a scaled-back proposal for the three-story building just south of the Taco Bell site at 1509 North High. Buckeye Real Estate received approval last winter to renovate that building – as well as a row house around the corner on West Ninth Avenue – and build a significant modern addition behind both buildings with structured parking and additional apartments. Unforeseen costs related to replacing water and sewer lines apparently has led to the scaling-down of the project. The new proposal calls for a straight renovation of the two buildings, eliminating the new addition from the plans. - See more at: http://www.columbusunderground.com/proposal-submitted-for-south-campus-taco-bell-site-bw1#sthash.QwA7v1uk.dpuf

 

Sounds fine to me. I'm just glad those buildings will get cleaned up. They can be a counterpoint to all the new buildings going up in that area.

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More residential, retail space in the works for South Campus Gateway

 

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A Taco Bell in the South Campus area could have a student housing and retail complex up and running before the start of Ohio State University’s fall 2016 semester.

 

Columbus developers David Ruma of DCR Commercial Development LLC and Skip Weiler of the Robert Weiler Co. last night presented their concept for 123 apartments and 7,350 square feet of retail to the University Area Review Board. It would replace a Taco Bell at North High Street just north of West Ninth Avenue.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/07/17/more-residential-retail-space-in-the-works-for.html


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60-Unit Building on East Ninth Moving Forward, More Housing on the Way

By Brent Warren, Columbus Underground

July 3, 2015 - 8:00 am

 

Community Housing Network (CHN) is moving forward with their four-story, 60-unit apartment building on East Ninth Avenue after receiving tax credits for the project from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.  The new building, which will offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for the formerly-homeless, will anchor the eastern edge of a much larger, market-rate project being developed by Edwards Communities.

 

The new building will serve as a replacement for the existing CHN facility at 1494 North High Street.  That building is slated to be demolished to make room for the second phase of the Edwards project; student housing above retail and parking which will cover the block of High between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/60-unit-building-on-east-ninth-moving-forward-more-housing-on-the-way-bw1

 

An update from Business First about the above project that involved a land swap between Community Housing Network and Edwards Communities:

 

- Land deal south of OSU clears way for more student apartments: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/07/30/land-deal-south-of-osu-clears-way-for-more-student.html

 

The land swap comes as Edwards Communities nears construction of the first 260 apartments on land assembled by Campus Partners between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, south of its mixed-use South Campus Gateway complex.  This land includes Community Housing Network Inc.'s 36-unit, low-income apartment building at 1494 N. High Street.

 

As part of this land swap, Community Housing Network will receive vacant land a block east at 81 E. Ninth Avenue and plans to build a 60-unit low-income complex there (previous July 16, 2015 update).

 

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The above posted article - http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/07/30/land-deal-south-of-osu-clears-way-for-more-student.html - also contained this map showing the locations of the Edwards site and the Taco Bell site that was previous posted about in this thread.  It also shows the Dollar Tree site, which was discussed in the Weinland Park thread.  It's interesting to see how the gap between OSU and the Short North is getting shorter and shorter.

 

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Also on the agenda for the July 16th UARB meeting is a scaled-back proposal for the three-story building just south of the Taco Bell site at 1509 North High. Buckeye Real Estate received approval last winter to renovate that building – as well as a row house around the corner on West Ninth Avenue – and build a significant modern addition behind both buildings with structured parking and additional apartments. Unforeseen costs related to replacing water and sewer lines apparently has led to the scaling-down of the project. The new proposal calls for a straight renovation of the two buildings, eliminating the new addition from the plans. - See more at: http://www.columbusunderground.com/proposal-submitted-for-south-campus-taco-bell-site-bw1#sthash.QwA7v1uk.dpuf

 

Sounds fine to me. I'm just glad those buildings will get cleaned up. They can be a counterpoint to all the new buildings going up in that area.

 

Sounds fine to me too.  I like the project better as just a straight-up renovation of both buildings without any additions.  Basically, its like the rendering below, but without that addition shown behind the West Ninth Street rowhouse.

 

NINTH STREET ELEVATION

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Edwards buys land for OSU student apartments along High Street

By Brian R. Ball, Staff Reporter

Columbus Business First - Aug. 24, 2015, 2:45pm EDT

Updated: Aug. 26, 2015, 2:15pm EDT

 

Edwards Communities has acquired the land for its proposed redevelopment project off North High Street near the Ohio State University campus.

 

The developer’s Edwards OSU Apartments South LLC affiliate paid $5 million for 26 parcels between East Eighth and East Ninth avenues from Redstone Realty Company LLC, the real estate affiliate of Ohio State's nonprofit Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment arm.

 

The sale clears the way for Columbus-based Edwards to begin construction on 260 market-rate apartments on the site of 5 acres or so.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/08/24/edwards-buys-land-for-osu-student-apartments.html

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At the existing South Campus Gateway they are working hard to prepare World of Beer for its Spring 2015 opening.

 

I hate to admit that I just got that joke, Eridony!

 

But World of Beer (or WoB, as all the cool kids call it) is finally ready to go in that pedestrian space that runs from High Street deep into the original SCG development.  Maybe turning most of it into a WoB beer garden will enliven that space.  I've heard worse ideas.

 

Anyway, Business First has an article about World of Beer opening up by this Monday's OSU opening game at Virginia Tech - which will include ABC6’s Football Fever pre-game show broadcasting live there.  The bottom two photos are from that article (linked below).  The first photo shows the same addition in Eridony's photo from July.  Columbus Underground had some mid-August photos of WoB's not-yet-completed space to compare with the finished space:

 

- World of Beer Aims for September Opening at South Campus Gateway:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/world-of-beer-osu

 

- World of Beer by Ohio State opening in time for Buckeyes football:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/04/world-of-beer-by-ohio-state-opening-in-time-for.html

 

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Lots more pics of World of Beer which opened today at SCG from CU:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/world-of-beer-ohio-state-university

 

Compare this WoB exterior with Eridony's pic from July 2:

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The CU article seemed to indicate that these pics were from today (i.e. this morning).

If so, that's alot of people for an early morning, even with the Labor Day holiday!!

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More information about Edwards Communities plans for the east side of High Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues: http://www.columbusunderground.com/south-campus-gateway-expansion-bw1

 

Building 1 (as listed in the site plan below): 5-story building with 144 apartment units and a bed count of 476 (over half of the apartments will be four-bedroom units); 133-space parking garage contained within the building; also connected by a pedestrian bridge to additional parking across Pearl Street; approx. 13,000 sq, ft. of retail divided into thirteen separate storefronts, all but one facing High Street.

 

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No further information about the four-story, 260-unit market-rate apartment buildings and the four-level parking structure shown to the east of Building 1 in the site plan.  The proposed CHN Building is a three-story, 60-unit affordable housing project previously posted in this thread.  Also no further information about the three-story apartments shown south of 8th Avenue in the site plan.  Here is the previous CU update on this Edwards project which has 8th and 9th avenue elevations for the four-story apartment buildings: http://www.columbusunderground.com/edwards-submits-plans-for-seven-acre-south-campus-development-bw1

 

High Street Elevation of the five-story 'Building 1' - described in the CU article as "glass storefronts with a mix of different-colored brick on the upper floors".  A partial close-up view that gives a little more detail is available at http://www.columbusunderground.com/south-campus-gateway-expansion-bw1

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^ More about this from CU:

 

Five-Story Mixed-Use Development Approved for South Campus

By Brent Warren, Columbus Underground

December 22, 2015 - 9:00 am

 

Edwards Communities received approval from the University Area Review Board last week to build the High Street portion of their seven-acre mixed-use development south of the South Campus Gateway.  The five-story building will feature 23,000 square feet of retail, a 133-space parking garage, 140 apartments, and two interior courtyards which will sit on top of the garage.

 

Additional parking will be provided by the existing Gateway garage as well as a large, four-level garage currently being built on the east side of Pearl Street.  That garage will itself be surrounded by apartment buildings fronting Eighth and Ninth avenues.  An additional row of apartment buildings is also currently under construction on the south side of Eighth Avenue.

( . . . )

Although now approved, the start of construction on the building may be held up until this summer because the Community Housing Network building at 1494 N. High is still occupied.  That building won’t be demolished until its replacement – a new building currently under construction at the corner of E. Ninth and Section Alley, on the eastern edge of the larger development – is closer to being completed.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/osu-south-campus-gateway-expansion-bw1

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Well, apparently were not supposed to call it South Campus Gateway anymore.  Now its being rebranded as "the Gateway", or more formally "the Gateway – University District".  Anyone object to still titling this thread "South Campus Gateway" anyway?

 

South Campus Gateway rebranding with new name, logo and slogan

By Tom Knox, Reporter - Columbus Business First

Updated: January 20, 2016, 3:20pm EST

 

A decade after launching as the keystone of the revitalization of Ohio State University’s southern edge, the South Campus Gateway is refreshing its brand.  The 7.5-acre mixed-use development plans to de-emphasize the geographical aspect of its name and go simply as the Gateway, or more formally the Gateway – University District.

 

It has a new logo you can see on its Facebook page and a new website, HeyGateway.com, registered last month and launched today.  “Hey, Gateway” is its new slogan.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/01/20/exclusive-south-campus-gateway-rebranding-with-new.html

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Meh, they should just call it "TOD minus the T."


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Roundup of retail comings and goings at the South Campus Gateway - or the Gateway.  Apparently, after new tenants - Starbucks, Jimmy John's, Raising Cane’s and Pizza Rev - open later this year, the development's retail space will be 95 percent leased.  However that number will go down after Eddie George's restaurant relocates to Grandview Yard in the spring:

 

http://www.columbusunderground.com/gateway-adding-starbucks-jimmy-johns-reaches-95-retail-capacity

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The six-story mixed-use building proposed to replace the suburban-style Taco Bell at 1525 N. High Street - previously shown here and here in this thread - was approved this week by the University Area Review Board.  The building's design is unchanged except for a smaller number of overall apartment units (down from 120 to 95 apartments containing 147 beds).

 

The building still features a two-level 116-space underground parking garage accessed from a back alley.  And it still features 7,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space that will have a Taco Bell taking up its southern-most space along High Street.

 

Below is a rendering of the approved six-story building from http://www.columbusunderground.com/south-campus-taco-bell-bw1:

 

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One of the better campus-area yuppie boxes.


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Yuppie boxes. Maybe. But, really, who is going to live there and at the newly branded stuff on 8th and 9th, the stupid new 16th & High building and the Pavey block? The amount of dense housing housing being developed in the Short North and campus is revolutionary. I know the demographics and preferences are changing, but what is the market for all of this? Is it recent college grads and other professionals choosing to live near campus? Empty nesters? Wealthy students who are juniors and seniors? Is the market becoming saturated?

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