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12 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

 

Isn't there supposed to be a swimming pool in that courtyard?

 

It's actually going into the courtyard of the Beatty across the street now, and will still have the waterfall supposedly. 

 

As for the finishes and piers, I honestly have no clue what LC is even doing at this point. The  Beatty got a height reduction while the Matan building got a height increase. The exterior materials on the Beatty and Trautman are actually quality, however I don't even know where to start with the Disneyland dormer facade happening on the roof. In contrast though the Matan is going to use cheap EIFS for its exterior .

 

These buildings are all over the place, I'm not sure we're going to know what they're design plans are until they're done.

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1 minute ago, DevolsDance said:

 

It's actually going into the courtyard of the Beatty across the street. 

 

As for the finishes and piers, I honestly have no clue what LC is even doing at this point. The  Beatty got a height reduction (I don't even know where to start with the Disneyland dormer facade happening on the roof)  while the Matan building got a height increase. The finishes exterior materials on the Beatty and Trautman are actually quality, while the Matan is going to use EIFS for its exterior. These buildings are all over the place and I'm not sure we're going to know what they're designs are until they're done.

 

They really seem to be mixtures of high quality material, design, and architecture mixed in with cheap amateurish stuff all being carried out in a seemingly unorganized manner. 

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^^ Great views. I really can't help but like 250 South High. I know it is not perfect, but I really like it and it was such an unexpected surprise for that narrow surface lot. Those original 2-3 floor apartments in the area are looking a bit dwarfed now. I would really like to see this view in a year or two with a Millenial Tower rising.

 

So what is going to happen to that corner with the little hold-out bar...I think it is Rich and High?

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Just now, Toddguy said:

^^ Great views. I really can't help but like 250 South High. I know it is not perfect, but I really like it and it was such an unexpected surprise for that narrow surface lot. Those original 2-3 floor apartments in the area are looking a bit dwarfed now. I would really like to see this view in a year or two with a Millenial Tower rising.

 

So what is going to happen to that corner with the little hold-out bar...I think it is Rich and High?

I agree with you about 250 High. They did really will with that awkward lot. 

 

To your point about the smaller LC apartments, they definitely look small and will look even smaller with Millennial Tower, but from the street I think they look great. 

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Just now, cbussoccer said:

I agree with you about 250 High. They did really will with that awkward lot. 

 

To your point about the smaller LC apartments, they definitely look small and will look even smaller with Millennial Tower, but from the street I think they look great. 

Yeah I was referring to just how they look in that specific last pic. As other stuff fills in it will just add more variety.

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Transformed: How RiverSouth’s incredible evolution added to downtown’s ongoing renaissance

 

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“When you looked around and saw a lot of parking lots ... it was the thing that plagued Columbus,” said Rob Zelina, vice president of capital markets for Lifestyle Communities. “Geographically, the city sat on too much acreage. ... Now, we’ve got a whole new neighborhood forming” in RiverSouth.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/11/15/transformed-how-riversouth-s-incredible-evolution.html


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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46 minutes ago, aderwent said:

A view of the completed Trautman building:

 

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It's completely done? It looks really good, but what's with the light blue sections at the very top? That portion looks unfinished, but I can't tell for sure. 

 

 

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The one in the picture is probably done, if not 95% finished. I think they are still planning on building a pool inside that enclave you see there (it's actually one building despite looking like two in this picture). There is another one directly across the street from this one that is not finished yet. I'm not even sure people can move in there.

 

The sidewalk in front of this building on Rich and even High street is a mess. I hope they repair it. It's a blob of asphault, cement, missing bricks, and vents raised higher than the rest of the ground (tripping hazard).

 

I work right next to here and I'll report back if they ever do, but man...is there someone or someplace I can call to see if they (LC) or the city is going to repair it?

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59 minutes ago, Zyrokai said:

The one in the picture is probably done, if not 95% finished. I think they are still planning on building a pool inside that enclave you see there (it's actually one building despite looking like two in this picture). There is another one directly across the street from this one that is not finished yet. I'm not even sure people can move in there.

 

The sidewalk in front of this building on Rich and even High street is a mess. I hope they repair it. It's a blob of asphault, cement, missing bricks, and vents raised higher than the rest of the ground (tripping hazard).

 

I work right next to here and I'll report back if they ever do, but man...is there someone or someplace I can call to see if they (LC) or the city is going to repair it?

 

The city awarded the construction contract to Complete General Construction in July for the streetscape work in front of the building. They also awarded the contract for the work in front of 80 on the Commons to Complete General at the same time. They might have been waiting to get them both built together.

 

(source: City of Columbus Public Service Upcoming Contracts)

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4 minutes ago, jebleprls22 said:

Still peeved that it was approved at the reduced height 😕

 

Yep, that's definitely very frustrating. Luckily it's a fairly skinny building and there are some surface lots at the corner of Main and High that are ripe for development. Hopefully someone can scoop those up and building something half decent with a bit of height. 

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The brickwork on the Matan Building is turning out nicely. 

 

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I think this will be one of the nicer new additions to downtown when it's finished. 

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The LC buildings on High and Rich are overall done really well particularly from the street level. But they made some odd choices towards the top. On the north building the upper level is painted black and set back while on the south building the top elements are brought to the edge of the building with what looks like glass block windows? Its all very strange to me. They have also finally started work on the interior courtyard. So construction continues... MVIMG_20190630_155521.thumb.jpg.1a9402dbd07ff14bfde54c5abb99a9df.jpgMVIMG_20190630_155521.thumb.jpg.1a9402dbd07ff14bfde54c5abb99a9df.jpgIMG_20190630_155602.thumb.jpg.44197d5b637483523e1815eecf88bfca.jpgIMG_20190630_155644.thumb.jpg.e022ed4f5308a5cd5c30db4660eb2a7c.jpg

 

The LC building on Ludlow and East Main is coming along as well. So far I like how it wraps around the existing historic building. But I do think the balconies hanging off the front of it are going to look out of place. IMG_20190630_155814.thumb.jpg.2822628726e15c86799983f9413ae1d1.jpgIMG_20190630_155932.thumb.jpg.ae618a8e6d804acb5310a5866dbfef3d.jpgMVIMG_20190630_160000.thumb.jpg.d58c3b7644bf4bafcf84cc014d868636.jpgIMG_20190630_160052.thumb.jpg.24db2114f83a9fce3f7a58f003c116af.jpg

 

Lastly the Cherry and High building is still just a hole in the ground. MVIMG_20190630_160443.thumb.jpg.fdc5c81d7ac344e966fc65f4ca57fa9f.jpgMVIMG_20190630_160453.thumb.jpg.027fd844207ab6ed70fca5f90df4bf1b.jpg

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LC Matan:

 

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LC Trautman courtyard/pool:

 

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Crawford Hoying Cherry Street:

 

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17 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

 

What business is in the ground level space on the left?

 

It's a personal training and group fitness gym called CODE. I believe the brand is owned by LC because it has popped up at all of their urban developments in the past year or so. I am curious to see how it does because it is pretty pricy, the basic membership ticks in at $75/month. Either way it's nice to see that while it's not traditional retail, LC has done a pretty decent job at activating these commercial spaces on High. 

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33 minutes ago, Pablo said:

The facade of the Matan along W Main St. looks pretty good!

 

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That is looking really nice! Can't wait to see the finished product. 

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The comment above inspired me to pull the approved drawings from the city to see what the balconies would look like. 

 

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Then I noticed that what they're building doesn't match the approval from the Downtown Commission. "Rusticated brick every fourth course" is definitely not what I see in the pictures above and there are other details that look different so far. The city is so bad at ensuring these buildings match, there seems to be little to no oversight. That's probably how we wound up with the Brunner Building that has pieces missing from the cornice more than a year after the building was finished. 

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12 hours ago, cityscapes said:

The comment above inspired me to pull the approved drawings from the city to see what the balconies would look like. 

 

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Then I noticed that what they're building doesn't match the approval from the Downtown Commission. "Rusticated brick every fourth course" is definitely not what I see in the pictures above and there are other details that look different so far. The city is so bad at ensuring these buildings match, there seems to be little to no oversight. That's probably how we wound up with the Brunner Building that has pieces missing from the cornice more than a year after the building was finished. 

 

I'll never understand how developers get away with clearly obvious changes such as these. The old bait and switch.

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On 8/27/2019 at 7:43 PM, cityscapes said:

The comment above inspired me to pull the approved drawings from the city to see what the balconies would look like. 

 

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Then I noticed that what they're building doesn't match the approval from the Downtown Commission. "Rusticated brick every fourth course" is definitely not what I see in the pictures above and there are other details that look different so far. The city is so bad at ensuring these buildings match, there seems to be little to no oversight. That's probably how we wound up with the Brunner Building that has pieces missing from the cornice more than a year after the building was finished. 

 

I can't unsee the Brunner Building thing. Why TF aren't they in there?!

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On 9/5/2019 at 5:16 PM, Zyrokai said:

 

I can't unsee the Brunner Building thing. Why TF aren't they in there?!

Is there a specific number or email we can contact to try and get it addressed?

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10 hours ago, cityscapes said:

911 

 

Brb dialing now.

 

 

Jk. 

 

 

This is Woods Co., right? I feel like they're definitely aware. There must be some reason they're not there.

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File under the topic of smaller projects, 15 W Cherry St, the 4 story building across from the downsized Crawford Hoying project has filed renovation/engineering permits with the city for to turn the ground floor into retail and the top 3 floors into office space.

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/15+W+Cherry+St,+Columbus,+OH+43215/@39.9567067,-83.0004417,3a,60y,102.17h,110.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shOuy4JsZm9IUbcL7QL0WSg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x88388f365b6026b9:0x2d3b605f17aa5076!8m2!3d39.9566406!4d-83.0002555

 

^ The building may be known by most as the one with the two iPhone ads on it facing High & Main. I am curious to see what their plans are for renovation both interior and exterior, I imagine we will see more tomorrow with the DT commission meeting. It's not much but with some work it could be a nice little creative office space that adds a little to the area without being a mega-block development. 

 

https://portal.columbus.gov/Permits/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Engineering&TabName=Engineering&capID1=19PCS&capID2=00000&capID3=00225&agencyCode=COLUMBUS&IsToShowInspection=

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, DevolsDance said:

File under the topic of smaller projects, 15 W Cherry St, the 4 story building across from the downsized Crawford Hoying project has filed renovation/engineering permits with the city for to turn the ground floor into retail and the top 3 floors into office space.

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/15+W+Cherry+St,+Columbus,+OH+43215/@39.9567067,-83.0004417,3a,60y,102.17h,110.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shOuy4JsZm9IUbcL7QL0WSg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x88388f365b6026b9:0x2d3b605f17aa5076!8m2!3d39.9566406!4d-83.0002555

 

^ The building may be known by most as the one with the two iPhone ads on it facing High & Main. I am curious to see what their plans are for renovation both interior and exterior, I imagine we will see more tomorrow with the DT commission meeting. It's not much but with some work it could be a nice little creative office space that adds a little to the area without being a mega-block development. 

 

https://portal.columbus.gov/Permits/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Engineering&TabName=Engineering&capID1=19PCS&capID2=00000&capID3=00225&agencyCode=COLUMBUS&IsToShowInspection=

 

 

 

This is really surprising to me. I'm usually all for renovation and re-use, but this building is a 4 story cinderblock cube, with 2 garage doors as it's biggest architectural features. It's better than it not being renovated, and I hope they do something interesting, you couldn't have a blanker slate, but I guess I was hoping for something better for Riversouth. 

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6 hours ago, DevolsDance said:

File under the topic of smaller projects, 15 W Cherry St, the 4 story building across from the downsized Crawford Hoying project has filed renovation/engineering permits with the city for to turn the ground floor into retail and the top 3 floors into office space.

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/15+W+Cherry+St,+Columbus,+OH+43215/@39.9567067,-83.0004417,3a,60y,102.17h,110.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shOuy4JsZm9IUbcL7QL0WSg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x88388f365b6026b9:0x2d3b605f17aa5076!8m2!3d39.9566406!4d-83.0002555

 

^ The building may be known by most as the one with the two iPhone ads on it facing High & Main. I am curious to see what their plans are for renovation both interior and exterior, I imagine we will see more tomorrow with the DT commission meeting. It's not much but with some work it could be a nice little creative office space that adds a little to the area without being a mega-block development. 

 

https://portal.columbus.gov/Permits/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Engineering&TabName=Engineering&capID1=19PCS&capID2=00000&capID3=00225&agencyCode=COLUMBUS&IsToShowInspection=

 

 

 

Speaking of High and Main, did anything ever come of the lease dispute over the Main Bar building?

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3 minutes ago, TH3BUDDHA said:

Speaking of High and Main, did anything ever come of the lease dispute over the Main Bar building?

 

I just assumed instead of creatively building around and/over with the remaining 85% of the lot, the developer packed his toys and went home because he couldn't have his way for that building. 

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That whole block just needs to go. I hate that iPhone building. Sorry not sorry. Something awesome could be at this prime location and yet.......it's not. And now it seems like it never will.

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