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Kaufman planning hundreds of new homes for Dublin

 

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A Columbus developer wants to introduce Dublin to its concept of a self-sufficient neighborhood.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/07/22/kaufman-planning-hundreds-of-new-homes-for-dublin.html

 

Interview with developer Brett Kaufman about this project that calls for 231 apartments and 192 single family homes on 60 acres in Dublin.  More project renderings also at the below link:

 

http://www.columbusunderground.com/kaufman-proposal-calls-for-apartments-and-single-family-homes-in-dublin-bw1

 

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City, Union County seek grants for 33-161-Post project

By SARAH SOLE, ThisWeek Community News

Updated: September 7, 2016 - 3:30 PM

 

Dublin and Union County expect to hear results in February about funding requests for improvements to the interchange at U.S. Route 33 and state Route 161-Post Road.  Design and construction for the project is $43.4 million.

 

Improvements will include two loop ramps to eliminate left turn conflicts to enter the U.S. 33 ramps.  Intersections with both the east and west ramp terminals will be controlled via multi-lane roundabouts.  Funding requests include $18.53 million from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and $20.68 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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An estimated 65,000 vehicles use the interchange daily.  City officials expect those numbers to continue to grow based on the amount of freight traveling through the interchange as well as the evolution of Ohio University's Dublin medical campus and other area development. ... Union County is the funding applicant and partnered with Dublin.

 

MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/dublin/news/2016/09/06/city-union-county-seek-grants-for-33-161-post-project.html

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OU considers more development at Dublin campus

By SARAH SOLE, ThisWeek Community News

Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:21 PM

 

Ohio University is looking into developing its Dublin campus.  Officials are studying the feasibility of adding a hotel-conference center and a wellness center to campus, said Thomas Raabe, project manager for the Dublin campus.

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The Dublin campus totals about 105 acres of land, and 25 acres have been developed.  The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine opened in July 2014.  The Dublin Integrated Education Center was completed in April 2015, with OU's College of Health Sciences and Professions being an anchor tenant.  The current campus also includes two OhioHealth medical education buildings, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Anatomy Laboratory and the integrated education center.

 

MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/dublin/news/2016/09/20/ou-considers-more-development-at-dublin-campus.html

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Ohio U, Dublin have three-phase plan for city's last big acreage

By Mary Mogan Edwards, The Columbus Dispatch

Updated: March 11, 2017 at 12:34 PM

 

Ohio University and Dublin are putting the finishing touches on plans that envision the city's last big expanse of undeveloped land evolving into a bustling district of people studying, researching, inventing, working and living.  What Dublin calls its West Innovation District currently is 1,100 acres that is mostly farmland, with the four buildings of Ohio University's medical campus at its center.  If plans pan out over the next 30 to 50 years, that acreage could contain research facilities, light manufacturing, offices, apartments and parks.

 

For folks who relish planning at that scale, this might be the last chance to do so in Dublin. ... The land stretches west from Avery Road and Route 33, with Post Road on the north and Shier-Rings on the south, stopping at what essentially is Dublin's final frontier: the limits of its water and sewer service under agreements with Columbus.

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The plan calls for three phases: The first is to realign Eiterman Road and construct seven buildings with 618,000 square feet of space and two parking garages totaling 2,550 spaces along the site's northern tier.  A second phase could add six more buildings with 515,000 square feet along the main street, plus two more garages.  The third phase calls for 922,000 additional square feet in an unspecified number of buildings in the site's southwestern corner, plus 3,600 more garage parking spaces.  In all, 2.25 million square feet of building space and room for 7,700 cars, on about 86 acres.

 

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170311/ohio-u-dublin-have-three-phase-plan-for-citys-last-big-acreage

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The former Verizon building at 5175 Emerald Parkway was purchased by the Dublin City School District for $9.4 million.  This four-story, 120,000-square-foot office building is planned to be used as a non-traditional high school for the school district.  The purchase of the former Verizon building means that the construction of a fourth high school would not be necessary for the district:

 

http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20170306/dublin-school-district-to-pay-94-million-for-verizon-building

 

http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20170307/former-verizon-building-schools-plan-to-be-using-new-facility-by-this-fall

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In odd news...

 

This planned Dublin bell tower would be more than meets the eye

 

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A proposed bell tower in Dublin would be an experiment in disguise.

 

Dublin will hear a plan this month to build a 80-foot-tall "bell tower" behind the parking lot at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 6135 Rings Road, in a design that closely matches the church's existing bell tower.

 

But no bells will chime. This is a "stealth phone tower" that Verizon Wireless wants to utilize to boost service in the suburb. The "brick" structure actually would be a composite foam enclosing the cellphone tower.

 

Remember those giant fake pine trees that really were cellphone towers? This would be a fancier faux tower.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/05/this-planned-dublin-bell-tower-would-be-more-than.html

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The City of Dublin has purchased an office building at 5555 Perimeter Drive near Coffman Park to house a relocated city hall in a move that would create a centralized municipal complex.  The move is part of a long-term plan for a civic government complex centered around Coffman Park, along Emerald Parkway just northwest of I-270.

 

The 5555 Perimeter Drive building was designed and built for Delta Energy, which moved there in 2011, features energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, motion-activated lighting and recycled materials to fit out its interior.  That company was acquired last year by California utility holding company Edison International.  Since then, Delta Energy relocated to a Dublin Metro Center office building and has sought to offload its old real estate.

 

Built for $5.2 million, the 20,000-square-foot 5555 Perimeter Drive building sits on the only land in the 108-acre Coffman Park area the city does not own.  The map below from Business First shows the 5555 Perimeter Drive site in yellow, with the remaining land in red all city-owned.

 

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Below is a view of the building from Emerald Parkway:

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Below is a view of the building's main entrance from the parking lot side of the property:

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The City of Dublin has purchased an office building at 5555 Perimeter Drive near Coffman Park to house a relocated city hall in a move that would create a centralized municipal complex.  The move is part of a long-term plan for a civic government complex centered around Coffman Park, along Emerald Parkway just northwest of I-270.

 

The 5555 Perimeter Drive building was designed and built for Delta Energy, which moved there in 2011, features energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, motion-activated lighting and recycled materials to fit out its interior.  That company was acquired last year by California utility holding company Edison International.  Since then, Delta Energy relocated to a Dublin Metro Center office building and has sought to offload its old real estate.

 

Built for $5.2 million, the 20,000-square-foot 5555 Perimeter Drive building sits on the only land in the 108-acre Coffman Park area the city does not own.  The map below from Business First shows the 5555 Perimeter Drive site in yellow, with the remaining land in red all city-owned.

 

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Below is a view of the building from Emerald Parkway:

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Below is a view of the building's main entrance from the parking lot side of the property:

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It even looks like a City Hall already. How appropriate. That all worked out a little too well for Dublin

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Dublin outside of its neo-urban Bridge Street District (which has its own thread) is very suburban.  But its also very prosperous and well-ordered, in a suburban-style.  This is about one of those prosperous, well-ordered, suburban parts of Dublin - the IBM campus at I-270 and Tuttle Crossing.  The IBM Campus looks nice, but nothing special when viewed from Emerald Parkway:

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/06/ibm-campus-near-dublin-upgraded-as-space-opens-for.html

 

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The above linked Business First article is about a planned upgrade renovation to the IBM campus.  They describe the upgrades as part of a larger trend of "suburban office parks, especially those detached from trendy walkable corridors, reinvesting in new amenities to give them a more modern feel."  Below is an aerial showing the IBM campus - a standard suburban campus of four 3 & 4-story office buildings with plenty of surface parking.  Although, it does have one non-suburban feature - a large three-level parking garage.

 

The parking garage helps explain another feature of this IBM campus - it opened as IBM's Big Data Center passing 1,000 jobs in 2016 for that new venture on this existing campus.  The Big Data Center is a partnership with major Central Ohio employers like Nationwide Insurance and Cardinal Health along with the Ohio State University for the recruitment of big data professionals to work here.  The linked Business First article contains renderings of the planned IBM campus renovations:

 

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The former Verizon building at 5175 Emerald Parkway was purchased by the Dublin City School District for $9.4 million.  This four-story, 120,000-square-foot office building is planned to be used as a non-traditional high school for the school district.  The purchase of the former Verizon building means that the construction of a fourth high school would not be necessary for the district:

 

http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20170306/dublin-school-district-to-pay-94-million-for-verizon-building

 

http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20170307/former-verizon-building-schools-plan-to-be-using-new-facility-by-this-fall

 

Update: Dublin's new high school in the former Verizon building at 5175 Emerald Parkway has opened for the 2018-19 school year:

 

http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20180810/emerald-campus-different-kind-of-high-school-for-dublin

 

According to the article, Dublin Schools aren't calling this a "fourth high school".  Its a non-traditional high school that has specialized programs for students throughout the school district.  About 1,000 students will attend part of the school day at the Emerald Campus to take career-exploration and College Credit Plus courses.  Those students will have a home high school at Dublin Coffman, Scioto or Jerome.  The district will provide transportation to the Emerald Campus for students who need it and Coffman is located across the street.

 

Seven academies occupy the building: Engineering, IT Cisco (in partnership with Tolles Career & Technical School), Young Professionals, the Dublin Teachers Academy, Dublin Business Academy and Biomedical Research.  The district’s West Bridge Academy, now simply called “The Bridge,” has also moved into the Emerald Campus.

 

Dublin Schools bought the 118,000-square-foot former Verizon building for $9.4 million, and then spent about $10 million to renovate the first two floors.  The district says it will grow into the top two floors as it creates new academies, based on emerging workforce needs.  For example, it has been consulting with Columbus 2020 about launching an entrepreneurship academy

 

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City of Dublin, Ohio University explore arts, culture center

 

The city of Dublin and Ohio University are exploring a joint project to build a cultural and performing arts center that could cost as much as $30 million.

 

An item on the Dublin City Council's Sept. 10 meeting agenda would have the city manager enter into an agreement with Ohio University to split the cost of hiring a company to further explore the idea.

 

The item was tabled at the July 2 meeting.

 

City documents show that the idea of a performing arts center began in 2013 as a city council goal, “With initial steps being pursued in 2014 with the additional interest and involvement of both Ohio University and (developer) Crawford Hoying.”

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/09/06/city-ofdublin-ohio-university-explore-arts-culture.html

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