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CU's East Side construction roundup at https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-east-side-south-side-grandview-we1 also has some more Near East Side infill projects:

 

Bryden Row - 13-unit condo project at the northwest corner of Bryden Road and Ohio Avenue:

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New single-family infill home in Olde Towne East:

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The Morgan – 15 new condos at Oak Street & Ohio Avenue:

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This CU roundup also has a photo across the street from The Morgan of construction site prep for The Gemma - a three-story mixed-use project (22 apartments with ground-floor retail) at the southeast corner of Oak & Ohio:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-east-side-south-side-grandview-we1

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On 10/9/2018 at 10:25 AM, ColDayMan said:

Long-Stalled Project in Olde Towne East Now Under Construction

 

Preliminary construction work has begun at 122 Parsons Ave., a vacant lot in Olde Towne East that has seen numerous development proposals over the years.

 

The latest concept calls for a four-story building that will hold 78 apartments, a first-floor parking garage, and about 1,900 square feet of retail space.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/long-stalled-project-in-olde-towne-east-now-under-construction-bw1

 

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Construction photo for The Yardley at 122 Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-east-side-south-side-grandview-we1

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On 3/8/2017 at 1:09 AM, ColDayMan said:

Developers of Shipping Container Apartments Looking to Disrupt Real Estate Industry

 

The developers of a 25-unit apartment building taking shape on Old Leonard Avenue think that they are onto something big, and a quick look at the project’s timeline shows why. After breaking ground in November, it took just five days to stack and weld 54 shipping containers together to form the basic shape of the three-story building. The first residents could move in to one of the 640 square-foot, two-bedroom units as soon as May.

 

“Time is money,” said Derrick Pryor, Principal of AES Development, “that’s one of the major benefits of this way of building.”

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/developers-of-shipping-container-apartments-looking-to-disrupt-real-estate-industry-bw1

 

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https://www.dispatch.com/business/20190422/work-to-resume-on-landmark-cargominium-shipping-container-complex

 

It appears that the Cargominium apartment project went up quickly - but after the containers were wrapped with a stucco exterior, work came to a halt last year.  Now, according to the above linked Dispatch article, a new developer is stepping in to rescue the project on Old Leonard Avenue.  Below is a photo showing how far along Cargominium got before work halted.  The new development group said they will also finish developing the CargoHome sister project - single-family homes built of shipping containers on Bassett Avenue - around the corner from Cargominium.  Construction stopped on that project after one of the homes was framed in.

 

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Another plan emerges to save Near East Side's Broadwin building

 

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A developer is taking another stab at reviving a Near East Side building where two decades of plans have risen and fallen.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/06/another-plan-emerges-to-save-near-east-sides.html


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Mixed-use project proposed for vacant complex in Olde Towne East

 

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An old garage and dealership complex in Olde Towne East could be converted to a mixed-use development with 14 residential units.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/06/mixed-use-project-proposed-for-vacant-complex-in.html


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^The history of this is very interesting to me. Our family purchased several cars from Avery Pontiac (now Dave Gill Chevy at Broad and Hamilton). I didn't know Avery started here. Hope the project is a success!

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This affordable housing project helps keep parents in college, and it's growing

 

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A growing affordable housing development on the Near East Side is seeing success helping underprivileged parents get their college degrees.

 

Stretching down North 17th Street south of East Long Street, Columbus Scholar House is a unique affordable housing concept with a larger mission. Constructed by the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, the King-Lincoln development houses young parents – though not limited to single parents – who need housing while they complete a degree.

 

Nearly 70 percent of the students enrolled are still working part time to support the household, Chad Ketler, CEO of property manager Community Properties of Ohio, said during a tour.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/15/this-affordable-housing-project-helps-keep-parents.html


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New developer seeking to resume 'Cargominium' project in east-side opportunity zone

 

A creative affordable housing development could move forward again soon.

 

The nonprofit Nothing Into Something Real Estate is building a 25-unit housing complex out of recycled shipping containers in Columbus.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/28/new-developer-seeking-to-resume-cargominium.html

 

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Columbus council OKs funds for commercial-residential project on Near East Side

 

Columbus City Council on Tuesday signed off on providing an estimated $5.4 million in public funds for a new 130-unit apartment complex to be constructed atop 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the Near East Side.

 

“Our intent is to break ground in the fall and to be open by the beginning of 2021,” said Matthew Canterbury, a senior vice president with Columbus-based developer Borror, which is partnering with lead firm Kingsley and Company.

 

The new project in the 800 block of Long Street just across from the Lincoln Theatre will incorporate the facade of a building that used to sit on the site, the former McNabb Funeral Home — once the location of one of the city’s earliest successful African-American financial institutions.

 

MORE:  https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190603/columbus-council-oks-funds-for-commercial-residential-project-on-near-east-side

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^ Some visuals for this 130-unit apartment complex to be constructed atop 10,000 square feet of commercial space to be built in the 800 block of East Long Street just across from the Lincoln Theatre:

 

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I love how these turned out I can't wait for the rest of them to be built. That will be quite the urban intersection when it's all finished. 

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Adelphi Quarter Development Breaks Ground

 

A new $20 million mixed-use residential development known as The Adelphi Quarter officially broke ground this morning at 818 E. Long St. The project is the largest that the King-Lincoln District neighborhood has seen over the past decade, which will include 130 apartment units and 9,000 square feet of retail space.

 

The project is a joint venture between Columbus-based Borror and Cincinnati-based Kingsley & Co., and will feature a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment units. Eighty percent of the apartments will be priced as “workforce housing” through a partnership with the Columbus Next Generation Corporation and the City of Columbus.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/adelphi-quarter-development-breaks-ground-we1

 

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On 7/17/2018 at 2:27 PM, Columbo said:

Not as much to see yet of the 36-unit, four-story condominium building under construction at 1676 E. Broad Street across from Franklin Park - except for a prominent website sign that obscures the construction going on behind it.  But it is a good-looking project.  More info at https://thefranklincondos.com/

 

Below is a rendering from https://www.columbusunderground.com/condo-building-proposed-for-east-broad-street-across-from-franklin-park-bw1:

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Photo of the completed 36-unit Franklin Condos at 1676 E. Broad Street across from Franklin Park posted 7/23 at https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-columbus-ohio-we1.

 

Looks like they changed the brick on the lower parking podium level to a cream colored brick instead of continuing the darker brick color used on the upper stories.  The original design (shown above) used the same brick from top to bottom - which IMO would have been a better choice.  The change in brick color highlights the parking podium level, instead of appropriately downplaying it, as the original design did.  Too bad, because its an otherwise good looking project.

 

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Are these condos or apartments? I really like it. The lower level non-brick didn't even bother me until you pointed it out : p

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11 hours ago, Zyrokai said:

Are these condos or apartments? I really like it. The lower level non-brick didn't even bother me until you pointed it out : p

 

Condos.  Which bucks the apartment building trend we've been seeing.

 

I like the project generally - I just wonder why they decided to use a color that highlights the parking podium level, when they already had a design that nicely camouflaged it.

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Another Near East Side construction photo from https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-columbus-ohio-we1

 

At the southeast corner of Oak Street and South Ohio Avenue, work is progressing on The Gemma - 22 apartments with first-floor storefronts:

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Across the street from The Gemma, the first phase of The Morgan has been built - which will eventually be 19 condo units on two corners of Oak & Ohio.  The below rendering shows what The Gemma and The Morgan buildings would look like at full build-out.  More about the project at https://www.columbusunderground.com/mixed-use-project-moving-forward-in-olde-towne-east-bw1

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Near East Side Group to Refocus After Loss of Funding

 

A shakeup in its funding structure has led to some significant changes for Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), a Near East Side organization that has been active in the neighborhood for almost 10 years.  PACT was formed in 2010 as a joint venture, with funding and oversight provided in equal parts by the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), the City of Columbus and Ohio State University.  The organization spearheaded the development of a plan for the neighborhood, and has since supported programming designed to implement the recommendations of that plan.

 

The city and CMHA recently decided to end their involvement in PACT, leading to a reduction in staff.  Ohio State will continue its support, and Autumn Glover, Government Affairs and Community Relations Consultant for OSU, will continue to work out of the organization’s office at 211 Taylor Ave., assuming the role of Interim President.  As one of the original staff members at PACT and the former Director of Planning and Community Development, Glover has seen the organization evolve as the neighborhood changed around it, something she says will need to continue now.

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The ending of the city’s support of PACT comes as Mayor Andrew Ginther has focused more on city-wide initiatives aimed at tackling issues like affordable housing, mobility and infant mortality. That means less support for neighborhood-specific programs like PACT (which was initiated by the previous administration).

 

MORE:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/near-east-side-group-to-refocus-after-loss-of-funding-bw1

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/demolished-to-rise-again-what-streetlight-guild-means-for-black-columbus-tm1

 

An article from CU about the Streetlight Guild, which recently opened at 1367 E. Main St., south of Broad Street in Olde Towne East.  The venue held an official opening on June 22 and consists of a first-floor performance venue space, and a second-floor gallery space.

 

The article also mentioned a long-vacant one-story building at the corner of Long & Garfield in the King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood that contained murals by the late artist Jeff Abraxas that was demolished in May 2019.  In the comments section, the owner of that building replied that they had received an emergency demolition order from the City of Columbus.  However, before demolition began, they had a photographer take high resolution pictures of the murals, and hope to incorporate those images in a new building they have planned for that corner.  The owner also included those mural images in his reply.  Below is a streetview image of that building showing the murals on the building:

 

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On Parsons at Gustavus - the name of the development escapes me. Also, I wasn't sure if this should be posted here or on the Parsons thread.

 

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30 minutes ago, Pablo said:

On Parsons at Gustavus - the name of the development escapes me. Also, I wasn't sure if this should be posted here or on the Parsons thread.

 

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This is called the Yardley.

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Apartments Proposed for East Broad Street

 

A new proposal calls for a four-story, 67-unit apartment building at 750 E. Broad St., just east of Downtown. 

 

The Near East Side Area Commission will get its first chance to weigh in on the project on September 17, when it is scheduled to be presented to the group’s zoning committee.

 

Local firm Arch City Development is behind the proposed building, which would replace a three-story building on the site that has mostly held medical offices since it was built in 1987.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/apartments-proposed-for-east-broad-street-bw1

 

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Former beverage entrepreneurs plan Olde Towne East townhome project

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The 26-year-old Ohio University graduates were co-creators of a Sech’s – a “cocktail in a can” product intended to be a competitor to the infamous Four Loko – in 2015.

 

The Malaga will be a five-unit townehome project in Olde Towne East.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/20/from-canned-cocktails-to-townhomes-former-beverage.html


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On ‎5‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 3:04 PM, ColDayMan said:

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Micro-Apartments Planned for Macon Hotel Building on Near East Side

 

A local developer is formulating plans to renovate the former Macon Hotel building on the Near East Side.

 

Yhezkel Levi, who has rehabbed a number of residential and commercial buildings in the area, bought the building in February for $45,000, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s website. Located at 377 N. 20th St., it sits across the street from the Mount Vernon Plaza retail center.

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/micro-apartments-planned-for-macon-hotel-building-on-near-east-side-bw1

 

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Anyone know what happened with this?  It doesn't appear anything was ever done, but the same guy still owns it.

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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 4:06 PM, ColDayMan said:

Offices and Coffee Shop Planned for Edna Building on Long Street

 

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A building that has stood vacant on the Near East Side since the 1980’s could soon see new life. Tim Lai ArchitecT (TLA) has submitted plans to the City of Columbus to renovate the Edna Building at 879 E. Long St.

 

“The Edna project is a three-story, 8,000-square-foot rehab of a historic structure built in 1905, one of the few remaining historic building on East Long Street” explained principal Tim Lai. “The program for the project is to have a restaurant/coffee shop on the first floor, TLA’s office will be on the second and A&R Creative Group’s office on the third floor.”

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/offices-and-coffee-shop-planned-for-edna-building-on-long-street-bw1

 

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Long-vacant Near East Side building could become offices and apartments

 

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A developer is seeking tax credits to repurpose a Near East Side building built in 1905.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/10/15/exclusive-long-vacant-near-east-side-building.html


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On 4/6/2018 at 12:58 AM, ColDayMan said:

Take a look inside: $37M final phase starts at old Poindexter Village

 

The $37 million final phase to redevelop Poindexter Village has begun.

 

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and its team broke ground on the last 159 housing units at Legacy Pointe at Poindexter, near Champion and Mount Vernon avenues on the east side.

 

When finished, the new community will cover 25 acres and include 450 units of housing.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/04/05/take-a-look-inside-37m-final-phase-starts-at-old.html

 

The final phase in the rebuilding of former Poindexter Village continues.

 

Lots of construction photos for the Legacy Pointe at Poindexter housing over at https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-october-2019-2-we1

 

Which always looks fairly encouraging at this stage of construction:

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And then is disappointing when it finishes up because - as was pointed out previously in this thread - everything is just t o o  s p r e a d  o u t (!)

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On 5/22/2018 at 4:30 PM, ColDayMan said:

Two Near East Side Projects Get Housing Tax Credits

 

Two Near East Side projects are among the 37 affordable housing projects statewide that have received housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA). Other Columbus neighborhoods with projects that received the credits include Northland, the South Side, and the Hilltop.

 

“Ensuring low income Ohioans have access to healthy job markets and high-performing schools is critical to ending the intergenerational cycle of poverty,” said OHFA’s Executive Director Sean Thomas, in a press release announcing the news. “Today, we take another momentous step towards a truly equitable housing market that balances the diverse needs of our people.”

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/two-near-east-side-projects-get-housing-tax-credits-bw1

 

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On 6/4/2018 at 2:34 PM, Columbo said:

 

^ Some more info about the project in the above rendering:  https://ohiohome.org/ppd/proposals/2018/PSH/ColumbusScholarHouse.pdf

 

Scholar House Phase III:  A $6.2 million expansion of Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's scholar house development, which provides housing for single parents getting degrees.  This third phase will focus on youth aging out of foster care with 30 one-bedroom units at 79-89 N. 17th Street.  Moody Nolan is architect and the project will bid a general contractor.

 

Scholar House Phase III will be built on the west side of 17th Street, directly across the street from Scholar House I & II, which were completed in 2016 & 2017.  Scholar House I & II provided 28 units for this program, and their construction in 2016 was documented previously in this thread here and here.

 

Here is the most recent streetview of the completed Scholar House I & II buildings as seen from the corner of Long & 17th.  This is the most recent streetview for these buildings - the two-story Scholar House I and the three-story Scholar House II can be seen down 17th Street.  The yellow-bricked Charles Building at the corner of Long & 17th was built in 2013-14, but is not part of this CMHA Scholar House program:

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August 2016 is the most recent streetview for 17th Street.  It shows the three-story Scholar House II still under construction on the east side of the street.  On the west side of street is the building site for the recently approved Scholar House III.  Scholar House III will replace the one-story block building with the gable roof and the extra-large satellite dish:

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This aerial photo also shows the building site for Scholar House III.  The property purchased for Scholar House III is outlined in orange on the west side the 17th Street.  Across the street, the Scholar House I & II are noticeable with their new bright white roofs:

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Scholar House Phase III at 79-89 N. 17th Street has begun construction and has its foundation in the ground - according to a 10/31 construction photo at https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-october-2019-2-we1

 

 

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First Look: The Yardley

 

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The first residents of The Yardley apartment complex in Olde Towne East moved in on November 1. The project, which was built on a vacant lot at 122 Parsons Avenue, contains a total of 78 units over a first floor parking garage and a corner commercial space.

 

The apartments range in size from a 500-square-foot studio to several townhome-style units – clocking in at over 1,700 square feet – that feature outdoor balconies with downtown views. Rents range from $945 per month to over $2,000.

 

Interest in the project has been strong, according to representatives of Metropolitan Holdings, although they are working hard to get the word out to people who may not already be familiar with the neighborhood. Incentives being offered to prospective tenants include a $1,000 Visa gift card, as well as coupons for some of the local businesses within walking distance of the building, like Upper Cup Coffee.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-the-yardley-bw1

 

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So I'm a huge fan of the painted Yardley Manufacturing Co. sign. Does anyone know the history there? 

 

Really hoping it's not just some nonsense marketing gimmick they made up. 

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Project Update: Adelphi Quarter

 

Despite holding a ceremonial ground breaking last summer, actual construction work has yet to begin on Adelphi Quarter, the 130-unit mixed-use development planned for 818 E. Long St.

 

That may change soon, although a recent update provided by the developers of the project – Borror and Kingsley & Co. – did not identify a firm start date.

 

“We anticipate starting in the upcoming months…we continue to work towards making sure all the pieces and parts are aligned to insure the most successful project possible,” said Borror Senior Vice President of Development Matt Canterbury. “This is going to be a project that is a catalyst for responsible growth for the area.”

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/project-update-adelphi-quarter-bw1

 

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‘Unique Partnership’ Has High Hopes for Near East Side Project

 

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A plan to build new apartments and renovate a long-vacant building across from East High School was awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits today.

 

That means the project, which has been working its way through the Near East Area Commission approval process, will be moving forward. It also means that a partnership that formed two years ago to come up with a solution for the troubled site may start to see its efforts pay off.

 

Rev. Dr. Otha Gilyard is the senior pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church and the former president of the Ohio Baptist General Convention, which has owned the ornate brick building at 48 Parkwood Ave. – along with the two adjacent buildings to the south – for decades. Although the organization has not used the building as its headquarters since the mid-90s, various plans to renovate and utilize all three of the building failed to come to fruition, and they each fell into a state of disrepair.

 

“We were thinking we could [develop the buildings] on our own… but we discovered that we really didn’t have the resources to make that work,” said Dr. Gilyard. “You can always sell property like that, but it’s always better if you can do something constructive with it, and make it viable again.”

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/unique-partnership-has-high-hopes-for-near-east-side-project-bw1

 

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Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Olde Towne East

 

A proposal to build a mixed-use development at the northeast corner of 18th and Oak streets in Olde Towne East is beginning to work its way through the approval process.

 

The plan, from Metropolitan Holdings, calls for a four-story building containing 117 apartment over about 4,600 square feet of ground-floor retail. A total of 278 parking spots would be provided; 146 of them in a first-floor garage, the others in adjacent parking lots.

 

Currently occupying the site is the Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, a parking lot, and an empty field. The church building, most of which dates to the mid-nineties, would be demolished to make way for the new development. An existing single family home at 946 Oak St. is not part of the project and would remain.

 

https://www.columbusunderground.com/mixed-use-development-proposed-for-olde-towne-east-bw1

 

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Looks great! That 278 spots though is asinine. I understand it's what it will take to help get it through with less opposition but wow, that's high unless they are planning on being a neighborhood parking asset and not just accommodating their own facility. 

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21 hours ago, DTCL11 said:

Looks great! That 278 spots though is asinine. I understand it's what it will take to help get it through with less opposition but wow, that's high unless they are planning on being a neighborhood parking asset and not just accommodating their own facility. 

 

Columbus desperately needs a complete elimination of parking requirements in zoning.  I guess the positive is that the lots can later be developed.

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Historic Near East Side school building transformed into apartments

 

It's one of the last pieces of the puzzle for the redevelopment of Poindexter Village.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/04/photos-historic-near-east-side-school.html

 

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Has anyone heard or seen updates on the Gemma project in Olde Towne East? I've heard rumblings of a brewery, restaurant and yoga studio on the ground floor but haven't seen any concrete plans for the site. The 2nd and 3rd floor apartments should be opening within the next month or so. The Provision building next door is part of this project as well and is entirely retail.

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🚨🚨 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

 

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Really wish Columbus would overhaul zoning codes citywide so developments that are clearly appropriate for an area didn’t need to jump through so many hoops.

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'It needs to fit in with the neighborhood, it's too big. We want more businesses but we hate how yellow brick and olde towne tavern affect our parking and complain about it. Why cant it match what is existing. And NEVER. NEVERRRRR. WILL WE ALLOW A BUILDING TO BE A HANDFUL OF FEET TALLER THAN OUR ELEVATED 2 STORY HOMES WITH FULL ATTIC! THATS TOOOOOOO TALLLLLLLL'

 

But in seriousness. How does a city develop beyond log cabins if the argument is that it always has to match? 

 

Columbus needs to find that happy place between Chicago and where Columbus is now in terms of community control. For smaller projects, these kinds of conversations are moot. Modern gets build next to old. 4 stories next to 2. And infill is rapid. (There are many more nuances and issues in Chicago than that implies but for the purposes of a project like this, or the GV Hotel etc, people don't *usually* bat an eye, let alone get caught up in year and years of approval processes). 

 

Let the commissions have their say on designs and materials and that's about it. 

 

I can't wait to see the crap show the day that the lot behind houndogs in ONC eventually gets developed.... 

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2 minutes ago, DTCL11 said:

I can't wait to see the crap show the day that the lot behind houndogs in ONC eventually gets developed.... 

I feel like that area won’t be opposed. It’s mostly campus housing still. So I don’t see there being a lot of people outraged, but then again you never know. 

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4 minutes ago, VintageLife said:

I feel like that area won’t be opposed. It’s mostly campus housing still. So I don’t see there being a lot of people outraged, but then again you never know. 

 

Pavey, King and High. They made shirts for Pavey if I remember correctly. There was a less concerted but still vocal opposition to High and Thompkins as being too tall... it's all speculative but I have little faith in many of the commissions in Columbus anymore. 

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4 minutes ago, DTCL11 said:

 

Pavey, King and High. They made shirts for Pavey if I remember correctly. There was a less concerted but still vocal opposition to High and Thompkins as being too tall... it's all speculative but I have little faith in many of the commissions in Columbus anymore. 

That area does have more home owners that live in the houses, or so it seems. You never know. I’m hoping the Thompson’s project starts a trend in ONC, I’m glad that project got approved. 

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On 5/21/2008 at 3:02 PM, Columbo said:

Near East Side gets grocery after years without one

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 11:34 AM

By Sherri Williams, The Columbus Dispatch

 

Neighborhood and city leaders packed into the parking lot of the new Save-A-Lot on the East Side today to celebrate the opening of the discount grocery chain's latest Columbus location at 1179 E. Main St.  Neighbors shopped at the store in Heritage Square Market Place commercial development for the first time six years after the plan to put a store in there.

 

Some neighborhood leaders originally questioned the quality of the store's infrastructure in the planning stage.  While standing inside the store neighborhood activist Annette Whitesides of the Near East Area Commission today said she is satisfied with the store which is desperately needed.  Some residents in the economically-challenged neighborhood were taking buses and taxi-cabs to get groceries at stores outside of the neighborhood.  The store, the former site of a Salvation Army store, is next to Simply Fashions, an affordable women's clothing store which also opened today.

 

Read more at http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/05/21/savalot.html?sid=101

 

Disappointing update to this project - and particularly inconvenient during these coronavirus times.  The near east side Save-A-Lot grocery store closed last weekend:

 

Near East Side grocery store funded with fed money and tax breaks is closing

 

The Save-A-Lot store at 1179 E. Main St. on Columbus’ Near East Side, which opened in 2008 in an area desperate for a grocery store, is closing Saturday (March 21). ... A Kroger grocery store at 2000 E. Main St. is 1.3 miles away — about five minutes by car — but an estimated 25-minute walk makes it inconvenient for many.

 

MORE:  https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200319/near-east-side-grocery-store-funded-with-fed-money-and-tax-breaks-is-closing

 

 

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On 11/14/2019 at 4:36 PM, ColDayMan said:

Project Update: Adelphi Quarter

 

Despite holding a ceremonial ground breaking last summer, actual construction work has yet to begin on Adelphi Quarter, the 130-unit mixed-use development planned for 818 E. Long St.

 

That may change soon, although a recent update provided by the developers of the project – Borror and Kingsley & Co. – did not identify a firm start date.

 

“We anticipate starting in the upcoming months…we continue to work towards making sure all the pieces and parts are aligned to insure the most successful project possible,” said Borror Senior Vice President of Development Matt Canterbury. “This is going to be a project that is a catalyst for responsible growth for the area.”

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/project-update-adelphi-quarter-bw1

 

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I didn't get a picture, but I drove by this today and an elevator core was going up.

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