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Work Starting at 3rd and High, Smart Car-Only Parking Nixed by City

 

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The six-story apartment building that will soon start to rise at the southwest corner of West Third Avenue and North High Street will not feature the smart car-only parking garage that was originally proposed for the project.

 

Adam Trautner, Vice President of The Stonehenge Company, the developer of the project, said that “pushback from the city” led to a redesign of the garage. The original concept called for 35 spaces in the ground-level garage, each about half the length of a normal parking space. At the time, the developer and the project’s architect — Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design — touted the idea as an innovative way to provide some parking within the building’s relatively small footprint.

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/work-starting-at-3rd-and-high-smart-car-only-parking-nixed-by-city

 

March 2017 construction photo of the 6-story apartment building underway at the southwest corner of W. Third Avenue and High Street:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-short-north-university-district-more

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Construction is underway at the former Short North White Castle location.  A new 8-story mixed-use building is replacing the suburban-style White Castle previously at Second & High.  The new building will have 98 apartment units, 12,000 square feet of office space, and 206 parking spaces (104 open to the public) - plus 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space which will contain a new White Castle restaurant:

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February 2017:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-february-2017

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March 2017:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-short-north-university-district-more

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March 2017 construction photo of the 6-story apartment building underway at the southwest corner of W. Third Avenue and High Street:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-short-north-university-district-more

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Slow going on this one. I noticed a collapse occurred a few weeks ago on the newly placed second floor in the second bay off of High St. Crews have since repaired the issue. Hope no one was hurt.

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More co-working spaces coming to the Short North and Capitol Square

 

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More co-working is coming to the Short North and downtown, via a Columbus franchisee of New York-based Serendipity Labs Inc.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/04/06/more-co-working-spaces-coming-to-the-short-north.html


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Four Central Ohio Family Dollar Stores are Closing this Summer

 

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By the end of June four Central Ohio Family Dollar stores will close, including the Whitehall location at 3866 E. Broad St., the Great Western Shopping Center location at 128 N. Wilson Rd., the Short North location at 1101 N. High St., and the location at 901 S. James Rd.

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/four-central-ohio-family-dollar-stores-are-closing-this-summer-ls1

 

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Development potential?


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UDF is officially underway. Update from the Dispatch,

 

Short North UDF is latest property slated to be redeveloped

 

UDF closed its decades-old Short North store at 900 N. High St. this week, but it plans to return when a new four-story building is completed on the site by early 2018.

 

The Cincinnati-based convenience store chain will take about 4,800 of the 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space for a new urban-concept store. About a quarter of its space will be devoted to a hand-dipped ice cream parlor area with counters overlooking High Street.

 

In addition to the larger ice cream parlor, Kling said there also will be an expanded coffee bar and a more extensive mix of takeout sandwiches and other fresh grab-and-go food. The store will take advantage of the vibrant street scene, with two large garage doors that can be opened to High Street in warm weather.

 

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170408/short-north-udf-is-latest-property-slated-to-be-redeveloped

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Preferred Living planning 5-story apartment complex in the Short North

 

Another residential development is being planned for High Street in the Short North.

 

Preferred Living wants to build a five-story apartment complex on the northwest corner of High Street and West Third Avenue, requiring demolition of a single-story building that houses the Yoga on High studio and a day care.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/02/07/preferred-living-planning-5-story-apartment.html

 

Renderings!

 

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/more-details-unveiled-for-new-five-story-short-north-building-we1

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Preferred Living planning 5-story apartment complex in the Short North

 

Another residential development is being planned for High Street in the Short North.

 

Preferred Living wants to build a five-story apartment complex on the northwest corner of High Street and West Third Avenue, requiring demolition of a single-story building that houses the Yoga on High studio and a day care.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/02/07/preferred-living-planning-5-story-apartment.html

 

Renderings!

 

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/more-details-unveiled-for-new-five-story-short-north-building-we1

 

Typical but still better than Kauffman's proposal on Price!

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It basically IS The Hub.


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Art Piece Approved for White Castle Building in the Short North

 

The Victorian Village Commission last month approved an art installation for the White Castle building in the Short North. The piece, called “Orange Slide Double Fade,” will be positioned on the overhanging portion of the building at the corner of West Second Avenue and North High Street.

 

Pedestrians will need to look up in order to see the collection of shapes hanging down from above, each a different shade of orange and made of reflective, highly-polished stainless steel.

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/art-piece-approved-for-white-castle-building-in-the-short-north-bw1

 

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While were on the subject of public art in the Short North, here are two articles about a new public art installation developed by the Short North Alliance and placed near the corner of 5th & High:

 

http://www.columbusunderground.com/new-public-art-coming-to-the-short-north-bw1

 

http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20170502/couples-brick-mural-first-permanent-installation-in-short-north-in-10-years

 

This installation is on a building owned by the Community Housing Network at the southeast corner of 5th & High.  CHN provides low-income housing on the upper floors and rents the ground floor to Dress for Success - an organization that provides professional attire, support and development tools to low-income women.  Below is a photo of their building at Fifth & High - it also shows a temporary wall mural displayed in 2015:

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Four existing closed-in openings on the ground floor facing East Fifth Avenue were given an artistic brick mural treatment.  The below graphic shows were the four permanent brick murals would be located on the ground floor facing East Fifth Avenue:

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This close-up shows one of the brick murals after installation along East Fifth Avenue:

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Pizzuti Office Building Moving Forward, Grandview Mercantile to Relocate

 

Representatives from The Pizzuti Companies announced today that their new mixed-use development — planned at the intersection of First Avenue and High Street — has officially begun pre-leasing activity after receiving necessary approvals from the Victorian Village Commission.

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/pizzuti-office-building-moving-forward-grandview-mercantile-to-relocate-we1

 

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Pizzuti gets OK for Short North mixed-use complex on Grandview Mercantile site

 

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Redevelopment is coming to the Grandview Mercantile site at High Street and First Avenue in the Short North.

 

Pizzuti is planning a mixed-used complex at 873 N. High St. in the Short North.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/08/renderings-pizzuti-gets-ok-for-short-north-mixed.html


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Columbus to spend nearly half-million on Short North public art

 

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The strategic public art plan is part of $25 million re-imagining of the North High Street streetscape from north of downtown to the Ohio State University campus area.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/11/columbus-to-spend-nearly-half-million-on-short.html


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I really hope there's some way the city doesn't need to rip out all of the existing street trees when they redo the streetscape....

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I really hope there's some way the city doesn't need to rip out all of the existing street trees when they redo the streetscape....

I believe all the trees are being removed. The new sidewalks are wider so curbs and walks need to be moved and regraded. I don't think the trees can survive the construction even though most are tough honeylocust trees. Looks like the City is placing trees in open planters like in the Arena District. That's ultimately better for the long term health of new trees. The presentation at the bottom of this page is pretty informative: https://www.columbus.gov/highstreet/

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Art Piece Approved for White Castle Building in the Short North

The piece, called Orange Slide Double Fade,

 

Wait, what does this thing look like? That sounds too much like it could be the name of Donald Trump's hair cut.  :-o

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It'd be nice if they put in some streetcar tracks...

 

Work Begins on Major Short North Streetscape Improvements

 

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Work started this week on the first phase of streetscape improvements along North High Street in the Short North. A three-block stretch of the street in front of the Convention Center is the first to undergo the transformation, with construction scheduled to continue through the end of September.

 

The improvements will be both above ground and below — new street trees, decorative crosswalks, and bump-outs (meant to shorten the distance that pedestrians need to travel to cross High Street) will be added, and a new water line and storm sewer will be installed under the street.

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/work-begins-on-major-short-north-streetscape-improvements-bw1


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I think the SID boundary is further south than the traditional neighborhood one, and includes the convention center, Hilton, etc.

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I think the SID boundary is further south than the traditional neighborhood one, and includes the convention center, Hilton, etc.

I was just trying to be funny - this area is covered by the Capital Crossroads CID and is considered to be within Downtown. It was just sloppy headline writing by CU. Phase 2 & 3 of the High St. improvements are in the Short North. Phase 4 is in the University District. Just a pet peeve of mine. 

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Looks like the UDF project at 1st and High is underway. Crews have begun the MOT work (striping, closing a lane, etc).

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I think the SID boundary is further south than the traditional neighborhood one, and includes the convention center, Hilton, etc.

I was just trying to be funny - this area is covered by the Capital Crossroads CID and is considered to be within Downtown. It was just sloppy headline writing by CU. Phase 2 & 3 of the High St. improvements are in the Short North. Phase 4 is in the University District. Just a pet peeve of mine. 

 

Actually, casey is right about the Short North SID going further south than the generally accepted Short North southern boundary.  Below is a map of the Short North SID Boundaries from page 3 of this 2015 Short North Alliance report:  http://shortnorth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015_SNA_annual_report_final_1_29.pdf

 

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- The Capital Crossroads SID picks up where the Short North SID ends at the convention center:  http://downtowncolumbus.com/home/about-us/capital-crossroads-sid/

 

- The University District SID picks up where the Short North SID ends at King Avenue:  http://downtowncolumbus.com/home/about-us/capital-crossroads-sid/

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^ Before looking this up, I was unaware that the Short North SID included that part of Downtown (which might explain why this block south of Goodale sometime gets referred to as "The Short North").  It also might explain why the recent downtown streetscaping work on High Street stopped at Nationwide Boulevard (the boundary of the Capital Crossroads SID).

 

I was wondering why this downtown block was included in the Short North SID and not the Downtown SID (Capital Crossroads).  I do know that the Short North SID predates the Downtown SID.  I believe the Short North SID began in the late 90's and the Downtown SID was started in the early 00's.  And since the downtown property included is mostly convention center property, its possible that (1)the convention center wanted to be included in this first SID to get its benefits; or (2)the Short North SID wanted the convention center property included so they could reach the necessary thresholds of property owner interest to create the SID.

 

In any case, its an odd overlapping of "Downtown" and "Short North".

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^Thanks for the clarification. To add to the overlap, the Downtown Commission's north boundary is 670. I still think the boundary between the SN and Downtown is 670 regardless of which SID maintains the area.

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^ That's right.  The regulatory boundary between the Short North and Downtown is I-670.

 

The only bit of regulatory overlap is the High Street I-670 Cap that was built around 2005.  In that one case, both the Downtown Commission and the two Short North commissions that cover High Street (Victorian Village and Italian Village) approved that project.

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I hadn't seen these renderings posted before - from https://800northhigh.com/

 

800 North High is located in the heart of the Short North amid a buzz of restaurants, shops, galleries and among a wide mix of housing options. As the primary use in this building, the office was designed with a special attention to outdoor spaces, an abundance of windows with views of the Short North and Downtown, valet parking and a prominent lobby on the corner of Hubbard and High. Two restaurants and a hotel will compliment the o ce and add a level of convenience not currently available in the Short North.

 

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Good find! These new renderings make that project look even better IMO. Let's hope they can get underway soon, and add another crane into the skyline! ;)

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Do the NIMBYs actually hate the aesthetics of tall buildings or are they just concerned that meeting the demand for housing stock would curb the appreciation of their assets and make the neighborhood less exclusive?

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^Purely anecdotal, but I do think people have an irrational fear of traffic and other people, based on conversations I've had with a few people about all the growth at Crocker Park. It's easy to think that it's something more nefarious but really a lot of the time I feel it just comes down to "this is nice how it is right now and these new apartment people will take my parking spot." Yes, these people may be living in a dynamic urban (or faux-urban in the case of Crocker) environment, but I don't think they really comprehend that crowds come with those environments, especially in Ohio.


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The 800 N High proposal has already been approved I believe, at least in terms of height/massing, so any NIMBY concerns are moot with this particular project.

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I bet it's also approved for a 15 year, 100% tax abatement, too. Those developers contribute to local political campaigns. It's pretty disgusting. CRAs are supposed to be for struggling neighborhoods, not the one that is by far doing the best. In the article I read, the mayor completely dodged the question regarding whether or not it's time to end it and have CRAs elsewhere.  Must be nice to own a half million dollar condo, tax free. This is why nothing is happening downtown and everything is happening in the short north.

 

If the SID uses property taxes within that district, doesn't that mean the folks who are paying property taxes are essentially paying extra for services that benefit the new developments since they are not paying anything?

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