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<b>Businesses in Historic Dublin Work Together To Promote Prosperity</b>

Regional Spotlight — By Melanie McIntyre on September 10, 2010

 

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Unlike several regional suburbs, Dublin has not neglected its original downtown. In fact, the Historic Dublin Business Association −made up of retail, professional, and service businesses− actively promotes economic growth in the historic district and works with city officials to ensure its members’ particular needs are met.

 

We recently talked with HDBA president Eric Leslie, who has been involved with the association for three years, to discuss its inner workings, the issues of greatest importance to its membership, and how it drives traffic to the district, which is located along Bridge and High streets on the west side of the Scioto River.

 

READ MORE: http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/businesses-historic-dublin-work-promote-prosperity/

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Dublin moves forward with Bridge Street corridor study

Thursday, October 7, 2010 

By JENNIFER NOBLIT

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

 

Council will have to decide whether or not to stand behind the vision, principles, concept plan and districts outlined in the Bridge Street Corridor Study later this month.  During a Monday study session, Dublin City Council members unanimously voted to have staff bring a resolution of support of the plan and a calendar setting the next steps for the Bridge Street Corridor Study at the Oct. 25 council meeting.

 

Goody-Clancy consultants David Dixon and Ben Carlson met with council members this week to go over results of the study an outline for future development and redevelopment along state Route 161 that extends from Sawmill Road to the I-270 and U.S. Route 33 interchange that has been in the works for the last year.

 

During the meeting, Dixon and Carlson talked about a walkable, mixed-use development corridor that includes an emphasis on economic development, integration of the center of the city into community life, embracing natural settings and expanding choices for Dublin residents.

 

MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/content/dublin/stories/2010/10/06/bridge-street-corridor-study-moves-forward.html?sid=104

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Vision of Dublin gets mixed review

Developer calls images a 'little bit like Disneyland'

Friday, November 12, 2010 

By Holly Zachariah

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

 

The illustrations in Dublin's most-recent study about how it should grow include public transportation in the downtown, a landmark bridge across the Scioto River, high-rise condominiums in neighborhoods and garish outdoor-advertising screens in an entertainment district.

 

When some of the photos flashed on a screen during a recent presentation to representatives of the city's 31 neighborhood associations, there were gasps in the room.  This clearly wasn't the Dublin with the most strict sign ordinance in central Ohio, the Dublin that builds out not up, the Dublin that regulates building standards with an iron fist to achieve its signature look.

 

But the market has changed, and what a city should look like 20, 30 or 50 years from now must be different, city leaders say.  But Matt Stavroff, the developer who officials hope leads a transformation of what is expected to become the city's hub of activity, had some concerns.  "(The plan) seems a little bit like Disneyland, a little bit like a fantasy land; and I think you get sold this from people who aren't a part of our community," Stavroff told the council.

 

VISION PLAN MAP OF RECOMMENDATIONS

 

MORE: http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/11/12/copy/vision-of-dublin-gets-mixed-review.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

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And it looks like Dublin is considering another redevelopment proposal around the corner from BriHi Square...

 

Mixed-use plan draws size, parking concerns

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

By JENNIFER NOBLIT

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

 

A mixed-use development proposed for Historic Dublin has been deemed too big by members of the Architectural Review Board.  The development, which plans to include office, retail and residential on 1.13 acres between North Black Smith Lane and North Riverview Street, appeared before the Architectural Review Board Feb. 23 for informal review and feedback.

 

The development is in the early stages.  Dublin planner Dan Phillabaum said informal review is followed by a concept plan, rezoning and a preliminary and final development plan. "It's a bit of a long and winding road," he said.

 

As it stands, the development proposes 27,600 square feet of office space, 6,300 square feet of retail, 7,000 square feet of restaurant and patio space, 30 residential condos and 160 parking spaces.

 

READ MORE: http://thisweeknews.com/live/content/dublin/stories/2011/03/02/mixed-use-plan-draws-size-parking-concerns.html?sid=104

 

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Plans would give Dublin's core a new feel

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By Holly Zachariah, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

 

Steve Langworthy doesn't think it is exaggerating to say that a proposed overhaul of building codes and zoning will irrevocably change the face of Dublin. "What we're doing is building a character to the area, building a feel," said Langworthy, the city's director of land use and long-range planning. "It is transformative."

 

The city will hold an open house from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the Dublin Community Recreation Center to show off the latest ideas for the Bridge Street Corridor Project.  Then, on June 20, the City Council will consider the next steps, and it could potentially vote that night to rezone the area most often identified as Dublin's core.

 

The area - land along Bridge Street/Rt. 161 and roughly bounded by I-270 and Sawmill Road - represents about 6 percent of Dublin's total, but it includes the places where people spend much of their time: the OCLC Online Computer Library Center campus, Dublin Village Center and the historic downtown.

 

BRIDGE STREET CORRIDOR MAP

 

READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/06/08/plans-would-give-dublins-core-a-new-feel.html?sid=101

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Bridge Street corridor plan moves on to city council

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By JENNIFER NOBLIT

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

 

Rezoning and code for the Bridge Street corridor could be adopted by Dublin City Council as soon as the end of the month.  With the lion's share of studies completed, code and rezoning that will guide redevelopment in Dublin's core is moving quickly.

 

The final informational open house on the Bridge Street corridor that runs along state Route 161, from Sawmill Road to the U.S. Route 33/Interstate 270 interchange and is bordered to the north by I-270, was held this week at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.  The next move will be a joint meeting between Dublin City Council and the planning and zoning commission June 20.

 

The proposed code for the Bridge Street corridor that will encourage walkable, mixed-use development will be discussed by the groups June 20, and P&Z is expected to make a recommendation to council.  Area rezonings also will receive the same treatment.

 

READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/content/dublin/stories/2011/06/08/bridge-street-corridor-plan-moves-on-to-city-council.html?sid=104

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Updates on the Bridge Street Corridor Plan from This Week Newspapers and from the City of Dublin's Bridge Street Corridor website:

 


This Week News - Dublin: Bridge Street corridor nearing P&Z approval

 


CITY OF DUBLIN - BRIDGE STREET CORRIDOR WEBSITE

Planning and Zoning Commission Review of the Bridge Street Corridor Development Code and Area Rezoning

 

October 13, October 20, November 1, November 10, December 1, and December 8, 2011

 

At a series of regular and special Planning and Zoning Commission meetings over the fall of 2011, Commission members received public comment on the draft BSC Development Code and proposed area rezoning map for the Bridge Street Corridor.  Commission members completed their detailed review of the draft Code and area rezoning at a special meeting held on December 8, 2011.  The Commission will begin their review of the final draft of the Bridge Street Corridor Development Code and area rezoning map starting at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2012.

 

MORE: http://www.dublin.oh.us/bridgestreet/

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The purchase of a relatively new retail development in a prominent Dublin location got reported late last week.  The Shoppes at River Ridge are located at the southeast corner of Dublin-Granville Rd. (Rt. 161) and Riverside Drive (Rt. 33).  Just east of Dublin's historic downtown and just west of the Wendy's HQ.  There were a number of articles about the sale.  The first one below is an excerpt from Columbus Business First, which gives some background about the River Ridge project:

 

Buyer bags Shoppes at River Ridge over holidays

By Dan Eaton, Business First staff reporter

Date: Friday, January 13, 2012, 6:00am EST

 

River Ridge opened in summer 2007, just months before the recession hit.  Costing $24 million to build, the 103,000-square-foot center struggled from the start.  Original tenants such as Ann Taylor Loft, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and Coldwater Creek remain.  But River Ridge lost other merchants, including a Sunflower Market anchor grocery store that was expected to attract regular traffic. 

 

Sunflower and women’s apparel retailer Acorn, which left in 2008, were victims of their parent companies’ problems.  Both chains closed all their shops.  Filling in some spaces were Bruegger’s Bagels, which arrived in 2008, and Montgomery Inn, an iconic Cincinnati restaurant, which opened in 2009.  Those tenants remain, even through the span of uncertainty after the developers lost control of the complex.

 

Attorney John Hoppers of Strip Hoppers Leithart McGrath & Terlecky Co. LPA ran the shopping center as receiver for six months until Fifth Third bought it in a sheriff’s sale in February.  Though the development has struggled with empty storefronts, he said the merchants that remained were performing well, making them willing to ride out the changes.

(. . .)

River Ridge is the first property in Ohio for Mast Capital, which owns hospitality, retail, office and housing developments in its portfolio.  Mast Capital has started discussions with Dublin about how the complex fits into the city’s Bridge Street Corridor, a development code that will take effect in the coming months.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/01/13/buyer-bags-river-ridge-over-holiday.html

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The Dispatch article reported on the discounted purchase price the new owners got and what that might mean for the project's future:

 

Developers get Dublin center at big discount

Plans for Shoppes at River Ridge include increased visibility

By Steve Wartenberg, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 5:38 AM

 

The Shoppes at River Ridge has been purchased by two Florida investment firms that plan to reinvigorate the half-empty shopping center in Dublin by luring additional tenants with lower-priced leases and improving its visibility from nearby roads.

 

Mast Capital and Rok Acquisitions purchased the shopping center for $6.1 million in late December, according to Franklin County auditor’s records.  The center is at the intersection of Rts. 33 and 161.

 

“We were able to purchase it at a fraction of the cost it took to develop it, which was about $25 million,” said Robin Perez, a Mast asset manager. “Because our cost was so low, we believe we’re very well positioned.”  The discounted purchase price, he said, will allow Mast and Rok to offer leases with lower rates per square foot than the previous owners could afford.

 

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/01/13/developers-get-dublin-center-at-big-discount.html

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And a follow-up story on the Business First website looks at some short-term moves the new Shoppes at River Ridge owners might make:

 

Dublin to let Shoppes at River Ridge get more-visible signs

By Dan Eaton, Business First staff reporter

Date: Friday, January 13, 2012, 11:03am EST

 

The new owners of the Shoppes at River Ridge are going to get an assist from the city of Dublin in promoting the struggling shopping center.  Two Miami-based real estate firms bought the 103,000-square-foot development for $6.1 million Dec. 23, and said in a story about their plans in this week’s paper that their first priority is raising its profile.

 

Dan Phillabaum, Dublin senior planner, said initial discussions with Mast Capital Inc. have focused on what the owners can do with the center’s signs to reposition and rebrand the development at Route 161 and Riverside Drive.  The city’s proposed Bridge Street Corridor Development Code will give the owners more flexibility with their marketing.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2012/01/dublin-to-let-shoppes-at-river-ridge.html

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Walker did a wonderful article on Dublin featured on one of UrbanOhio's favorite websites: www.columbusunderground.com

 

Dublin Grows Upward: The Bridge Street Corridor Calls for Urban Development

 

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The City of Dublin is an affluent Columbus suburb typically known for it’s good schools, easy access to jobs, and low density housing and retail developments that have rapidly sprawled outward over the past forty years. Overall, a fairly average suburban community in appearance, crowned with a quaint historic Downtown intersection that is home to a small selection of local shops and restaurants.

 

Fast forward another forty years and things may look drastically different. Officials with the city’s planning department have been steadily working on the Bridge Street Corridor plan, which calls for the redevelopment of 1,000 acres located at the core of Dublin, roughly defined by Sawmill Road, State Route 161 and the arc of Interstate 270. Essentially, this development would capitalize upon the success of Historic Dublin and expand around it with denser urban infill that woud take the form of multiple mixed-use neighborhoods built side-by-side throughout this entire area. The Corridor could eventually host over 8,000 residential units in over 15 million square feet of mixed-use space, and be serviced by new mass transit lines connected to Downtown Columbus or other suburban communities.

 

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Full article below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/dublin-grows-up-the-bridge-street-corridor-plans-for-urban-development


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Bridge Street plan clears planning and zoning hurdle

By KEVIN CORVO, COLUMBUS LOCAL NEWS

Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 7:07 AM EST

 

Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission members, at their Feb. 2 meeting, gave a thumbs up to the Bridge Street Corridor Plan, a development code for Bridge Street and areas beyond focused on transforming the region into an urban, pedestrian-friendly area.

 

Dublin City Council members have final say in adoption of the plan, but Planning and Zoning members issued a positive recommendation to council members to adopt it.  Council members are expected to consider the plan at their Feb. 27 meeting.

 

MORE: http://www.snponline.com/articles/2012/02/08/dublin_news/news/dubridgest_20120207_0242pm_6.txt

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Foegler returning to Dublin to help with Bridge Street plan; splitting time with Ohio State

Business First by Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 12:30pm EDT

 

Dublin has rehired its ex-city manager to help redevelop its Bridge Street corridor.  Terry Foegler will rejoin the city part-time starting April 2 as director of strategic initiatives and special projects.  The Dublin resident served as the city’s chief executive from February 2009 until August 2010, when he became associate vice president of physical planning and real estate at Ohio State University.

 

While with Dublin, Foegler initiated a study of redeveloping the Bridge Street corridor along Route 161 from Frantz Road through the city’s downtown to Sawmill Road.  The idea is to turn it into a higher density, urban development district. ... Dublin City Council likely will consider approving the development code as early as March 26 after the measure was tabled Monday night, with the rezoning likely in April.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/03/13/foegler-returning-to-dublin-to-help.html

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Apparently, it's not sufficient to just approve the zoning plan that will allow Dublin's Bridge Street Corridor Plan to move forward.  To actually begin redevelopment, Dublin's City Council must actually rezone all 808.7 acres on 388 parcels from the old pre-Bridge Street Plan zoning to the new post-Bridge Street Plan zoning.  So that's what Dublin City Council did on Monday, April 9th.

 

Columbus Dispatch: Dublin OKs Bridge Street Corridor zoning

 

Business First: Dublin passes Bridge Street corridor plan

 

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Larger version of the above zoning map at http://www.dublin.oh.us/bridgestreet/corridor.php

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Wendy’s planning new flagship restaurant across from Dublin HQ

 

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Wendy’s Co. wants to build a restaurant across from its world headquarters in Dublin that can serve as a flagship for the burger chain, highlighting its latest designs and showcasing mementos from its history.

 

If approved, the restaurant would replace an aging Wendy’s at the corner of Riverside Drive and Route 161 and could provide a much-needed hand to the Shoppes at River Ridge shopping center, which has struggled since it opened shortly before the recession.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/10/12/wendys-wants-new-flagship-across-from.html

 

 

...or, they could simply, ya know, open a flagship restaurant downtown like they had and make it an attraction.  Just sayin'.


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...or, they could simply, ya know, open a flagship restaurant downtown like they had and make it an attraction.  Just sayin'.

Can't argue with that.  They should've kept it.  Looking back it seems like Wendy's course was set when they went public, built their HQ in Dublin and then the company founder died.  They really lost interest in the original downtown site after that.

 

There was a little more about this in last Saturday's Dispatch: Wendy's to open nostalgic test site.  According to the Dispatch article, the City of Dublin is planning to build a roundabout at Dublin-Granville Road and Riverside Drive.  The roundabout would take away much of the property at this intersection where an existing Wendy's restauarant is located.  That likely helped Wendy's decide on building a new one next door.

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Wendy’s planning new flagship restaurant across from Dublin HQ

 

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Wendy’s Co. wants to build a restaurant across from its world headquarters in Dublin that can serve as a flagship for the burger chain, highlighting its latest designs and showcasing mementos from its history.

 

If approved, the restaurant would replace an aging Wendy’s at the corner of Riverside Drive and Route 161 and could provide a much-needed hand to the Shoppes at River Ridge shopping center, which has struggled since it opened shortly before the recession.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/10/12/wendys-wants-new-flagship-across-from.html

 

 

...or, they could simply, ya know, open a flagship restaurant downtown like they had and make it an attraction.  Just sayin'.

 

I don't know if big chain fast food does that well in the kind of CBDs we have here in Ohio anymore. I know there's Subways, but when Downtown was at the bottom, it had a two Wendy's, a McDonald's (not the Market Exchange District one, the 2-story one across from the Statehouse and later the one by LeVeque). I'm trying to think what other ones it had in the '80s and '90s. But the Cincy CBD doesn't have much in the way of that kind of stuff either. Fast food needs either really high density or a busy drive-through these days or else it's really tough for them.

 

I think a lot of downtown dwellers (both workers and residents) these days are against fast food or just don't dig it.

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It looks like two parts in Dublin's Bridge Street Corridor Plan are starting to heat up.  The first is the privately-owned Dublin Village Center shopping center in the northeast portion of the planning area.  The second is the Scioto River/Riverside Drive area in the central portion of the planning area.

 

More about the Scioto River/Riverside Drive area in a separate post.  Below are two links to non-subscription-required posts from Business First about the Dublin Village Center and an excerpt from a subscription-required-to-view-full-article Business First report.  The first two linked articles report on two different redevelopment efforts for the existing shopping center.  The article excerpt shows how these two efforts are linked together with the City's Bridge Street Corridor Plan to densify and urbanize the predominantly suburban city:

 

AMC Dublin Village 18 to get dine-in service, luxury seating as part of $8M upgrade

 

Edwards eyes apartments at Dublin Village Center

 


AMC theater commitment anchoring Dublin Village Center revival plan

By Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter

Business First - Jan 25, 2013, 6:00am EST

 

The owner of the Dublin Village Center's deal to secure AMC Entertainment Inc. as an anchor is allowing broader plans for redeveloping the 49-acre shopping center to take shape.  Dublin-based Stavroff Interests Ltd. has extended the lease of the 18-screen AMC movie theater, which committed to $8 million of improvements to the moviehouse that opened in 1989 with 12 screens.

(. . .)

The company also has expanded its development site to 65 acres through the purchase of Rite Rug and Goodwill Industries stores on Sawmill Road and a joint development agreement with the owner of a vacated BJ’s Wholesale Club.  Stavroff has worked with Dublin on a redevelopment plan as city officials forge a strategy to promote high-density projects along Bridge Street and West Dublin-Granville Road between Frantz and Sawmill roads. ... Stavroff has raised the prospects of multifamily housing, retail and restaurants as part of that strategy and expect details of a plan for up to 1 million square feet of development to emerge this spring.

 

READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2013/01/25/dublin-amc-getting-8m-facelift.html

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^ The above post looked at redevelopment plans for the privately-owned Dublin Village Center shopping center in the northeast portion of the Bridge Street Corridor planning area.  The Scioto River/Riverside Drive area is also moving ahead with its own redevelopment plans.

 

The Scioto River/Riverside Drive area is in the central portion of the Bridge Street Corridor planning area.  It is located next to and across the river from Dublin's original village downtown, also called the Historic Core.  Redevelopment of this area looks like it will be taking a public-private partnership route. 

 

Some of the public efforts include the City of Dublin buying land on the east side of the Scioto River.  This land purchase would allow Dublin to relocate a portion of the existing Riverside Drive.  The plan is to move Riverside Drive eastward and do the following: (1)Reconfigure Riverside Drive into a tree lined boulevard with new curb cuts to future urban street grids to its east; and (2)Allow a new public park to the built between the new Riverside Drive and the Scioto River.  A pedestrian bridge from the new park over the Scioto River to the existing Historic Core is also proposed.

 

Some of the private redevelopment efforts would include the demolition of the existing Bridge Pointe Shopping Center at the northeast corner of Bridge Street (SR 161) & Riverside Drive.  This area would then be redeveloped to the new Bridge Street Corridor standards along with additional privately controlled property east of the relocated Riverside Drive. 

 

Below are some maps and illustrations that show the existing context of the Scioto River/Riverside Drive area and the proposed changes to this area:

 

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^ Aerial view of the existing Scioto River/Riverside Drive area

 

 

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^ Proposed realignment of Riverside Drive plus new park and pedestrian bridge on east bank of Scioto River

 

 

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^ Conceptual rendering of new park and pedestrian bridge on east bank of Scioto River

 


Below are links to two reports about the redevelopment plans for this Scioto River/Riverside Drive area from NBC4 News and the City of Dublin.  The NBC4 link also contains a video report:

 

NBC4: Dublin To Redevelop Area Surrounding Riverside Drive, S.R. 161

 

City of Dublin: Bridge Street District – Dublin’s bold vision for a walkable urban core

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Here is an excerpt from a Sunday, January 27th article in the Columbus Dispatch about the proposed changes to the Scioto River/Riverside Drive area:

 

Dublin river project gathering steam

By Holly Zachariah, The Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 11:36 AM

 

Taken in isolation, Dublin’s $3.5 million purchase a few weeks ago of 12 acres along Riverside Drive — the site of the former Digger & Finch Grille & Pub — doesn’t seem like a very big deal.  But consider that a developer, one of like-mindedness with the city’s idea to transform the area, controls another 12 acres of surrounding property.  The developer, Dublin-based Crawford Hoying, also bought an office building in December in a prime location on the western bank of the Scioto River on the opposite side of Riverside Drive.  Taken together, city leaders say, those moves mean they are serious about turning a stretch of the waterway into Dublin’s finest amenity and its core destination.

 

The idea is to redo the intersection of Riverside Drive and Bridge Street (Dublin-Granville Road) to relocate Riverside Drive and make it a tree-lined parkway, to create a vibrant park along the river and build developments where people can live, work and play.  Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council recently got their first look at what’s emerging as the next priority phase of the city’s Bridge Street Corridor Project.  It’s all still conceptual, but city leaders have seen images of what they say they like: a flashy, modern pedestrian bridge connecting the downtown Historic District on the west side of the river to what would be a newly developed park on the east side.

 

That park would be bordered by dense development - city leaders want 25 units of housing to the acre at a minimum, perhaps as many as 40, including multistory apartments and condos with stunning river views for residents on the top floors and businesses or offices down below.  Riverside Drive would have to be relocated to the east to make room for the park.  The initial drawings show a new roundabout at the Bridge Street and Riverside Drive intersection.

 

READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/01/27/river-project-gathering-steam.html

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Dublin Sees Apartment Project as Catalyst For Urban Neighborhood

By: Brent Warren, Columbus Underground

Published on June 5, 2013 - 10:25 am

 

Edwards Communities received initial approval last month to build a four-story, 324-unit apartment complex just northeast of the newly-renovated AMC Dublin Village Theater.

 

The proposal calls for one large building broken roughly into three sections, each featuring an interior courtyard.  Over 500 parking spaces will be offered, including a small surface lot and some on-street spots, though most parking will be accommodated by a first-floor parking garage.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/dublin-sees-apartment-project-as-catalyst-for-urban-neighborhood-bw1

 

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Dublin Village Center TIFs awaiting approval

By JENNIFER NOBLIT, ThisWeek Community News

Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 10:06 AM

 

Redevelopment in the Dublin Village Center is proceeding, but not without a few snags.  Dublin City Council members last week heard a few ordinances regarding the redevelopment of Dublin Village Center and approved a preliminary plat for four new roads in the shopping center.

 

The first reading of a Tax Increment Financing District was heard by council members and is expected to be approved at the Aug. 12 council meeting.  Staff was hoping to approve it sooner, however, so Edwards Communities could start construction on its 324-unit apartment development north of the Dublin AMC Theater where a portion of strip center stands.

 

"This really sets the framework for the implementation of the redevelopment of Dublin Village Center," Terry Foegler, Dublin's director of strategic initiatives and special projects, told council.

 

MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/dublin/news/2013/07/10/dublin-village-center-tifs-awaiting-approval.html

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Here's some more about the 324-unit Edwards Communities apartment development and the redevelopment of Dublin Village Center.  Below is a link to developer's submittal to the City of Dublin.  It shows the apartment development and the master plan for the urbanization of the currently very suburban shopping center.  The master plan includes setting up new roads and development blocks (as is discussed in the above ThisWeekNews report about the Dublin Village Center TIF.

 

http://dublinohiousa.gov/dev/dev/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/13-031-Plan-Review-Submittal.pdf

 

Please note that the above PDF is rather large and may take some time to download.  It froze up my computer for a few minutes and I've got a pretty fast connection.  So, because of that, here are some of the most pertinent pages from the submittal:

 

CURRENT SITE PLAN OF DUBLIN VILLAGE CENTER

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OVERALL MASTER PLAN FOR NEW STREETS AND BLOCKS

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EDWARDS APARTMENT PROJECT - SITE PLAN

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EDWARDS APARTMENT PROJECT - BUILDING RENDERING

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More implementation of the Bridge Street Corridor Master Plan from Dublin.  Below is a video and report from NBC4 about the City of Dublin holding a community forum next week about the Bridge Street plan.  One focus of the forum is to attract housing developments for the under 34 crowd (aka Young Professionals).  Probably along the line of the 324-unit Edwards Communities apartment project to be built in a redeveloped Dublin Village Center shown in the previous post.

 

NBC4: Dublin Seeks To Find Housing For Young Professionals

 

Here is more about this Bridge Street Community Forum that the City of Dublin will be holding on Tuesday, October 22: http://dublinohiousa.gov/bridge-street/transforming-the-scioto-river-corridor/

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Crawford Hoying Announces 1125-Unit Mixed-Use Urban Development in Dublin

 

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Nearly two years ago, the City of Dublin announced their ambitious Bridge Street Corridor plan, which would grow the city denser with 8,000 new residential units in a mixed-use urban environment. Last night, Crawford Hoying announced at a Dublin public meeting that they would be taking the first bite out of the project with a 25-acre development that includes over 1,000 residential units.

 

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http://www.columbusunderground.com/crawford-hoying-announces-1125-unit-mixed-use-urban-development-in-dublin


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Bridge Park project in tune with Dublin’s urban core plan, Foegler says

 

The Bridge Park development unveiled Tuesday would transform Dublin’s core in line with the city’s plans for its Bridge Street Corridor, said Terry Foegler, the city’s director of strategic initiatives and special projects.

 

Dublin-based Crawford Hoying Development Partners showed off the $300 million mixed-used project at a community forum updating residents on the plan to reinvent the urban core along Bridge Street/Route 161 from Frantz Road to Sawmill Road.

 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/10/bridge-park-project-in-tune-with.html


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Indus eyes Marriott flag for new hotel in Dublin’s Bridge Park development

 

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Perhaps the busiest hotel developer in Columbus will grab a share of the Bridge Park development planned for the crossroads of Riverside Drive and West Dublin Granville Road.

 

Indus Hotels plans to develop a 196-room, limited-service lodge as one of the commercial anchors of the $250 million to $300 million development Crawford Hoying Development Partners unveiled last night at a community forum in Dublin. The city updated about 250 residents and others on the progress of its Bridge Street district plan.

 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/10/23/indus-hotels-eyes-marriott.html


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Crawford Hoying Announces 1125-Unit Mixed-Use Urban Development in Dublin

 

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Nearly two years ago, the City of Dublin announced their ambitious Bridge Street Corridor plan, which would grow the city denser with 8,000 new residential units in a mixed-use urban environment. Last night, Crawford Hoying announced at a Dublin public meeting that they would be taking the first bite out of the project with a 25-acre development that includes over 1,000 residential units.

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/crawford-hoying-announces-1125-unit-mixed-use-urban-development-in-dublin

 

WOW - that would be a big boost to the Bridge Street Corridor Plan.  Here's more about it from the Dispatch:

 

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2013/10/23/suburban-urban.html

 

Below is a diagram showing the planned land use and building layout for the Crawford Hoying 1100+ unit/mixed-use development along Riverside Drive.  Also below is a conceptual aerial view of that layout and another ground level rendering for the project:

 

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CU has an interview with one of the principals of the planning firm designing the Riverside Drive realignment and riverfront improvements for Dublin's Bridge Street Corridor Project.  The interview and more renderings of this project at http://www.columbusunderground.com/dublin-to-enhance-riverside-drive-with-roundabout-and-pedestrian-updates

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Columbus Underground also had a report about an infill mixed-use development being proposed for a one-acre site north of Bridge Street in Dublin's historic downtown.  The proposed development would also be just south of the landing site for the proposed pedestrian bridge on the west side of the Scioto River in the Bridge Street Corridor Project that would lead to a park and large mixed-use development on the other side of the river.

 

The project would consist of two buildings containing of the following:

 

- retail and/or restaurant space in the southern-most building facing Bridge Street; office space above the retail/restaurant space;

- 27 condominium units on three floors to the north of the retail/restaurant space in both buildings;

- lower level parking garage accessible from the back of each building;

 

CU has more information and two renderings of this proposed development at http://www.columbusunderground.com/mixed-use-development-planned-for-historic-dublin-bw1

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Dublin secures future parkland along Scioto River downtown

By Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter

Business First - Jan. 16, 2014, 2:53pm EST

 

The city of Dublin has secured more future parkland on the west bank of the Scioto River as developer Crawford Hoying Development Partners works on a mixed-use project on North High Street in downtown Dublin.

 

The developer’s 94 N. High Acquisition LLC affiliate paid $2.9 million for a small office property at 100 N. High Street.  That property is immediately north of the property at 94 N. High the same affiliate bought in late 2012 for $2.65 million.  But the developer immediately sold 2.67 acres of the 100 N. High property – sans the one-story office building – to the city along with another nearly 4.8 acres from the 94 N. High site along the river for $2.4 million.

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The city in a Dec. 5 memo to council said Crawford Hoying will demolish the 100 N. High building, but not until sometime after December 2014 - with details of the mixed-use project on the remaining property will get unveiled in the coming weeks.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/01/16/dublin-secures-park-land-on-banks-of.html

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Back to the Bridge Street master plan area.  Casto is planning a nearly 400-unit residential development near Dublin Village Center.  Casto's proposal joins an Edwards Communities 324-unit apartment development at Dublin Village Center and a Crawford Hoying 1100+ unit/mixed-use development along Riverside Drive proposed last year.

 

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Casto proposing 392 apartments in Dublin’s Bridge Street District

By Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter

Columbus Business First - Feb. 14, 2014, 10:14am EST

 

The area between Dublin Village Center and Riverside Drive will get special attention at the Dublin Planning Commission’s Feb. 20 meeting. ... Casto Communities will get a first review of its plan for 392 apartments along Tuller Road around the corner from Byers Dublin Chevrolet.  The complex of 30 three-story buildings designed by Sullivan Bruck Architects would be close to the Sycamore Ridge apartment community that opened about 15 years ago.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/02/13/casto-proposing-392-apartments-in.html

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