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37 minutes ago, Pablo said:

Borror's subdivisions were built under the name Dominion Homes. Here's an interesting bio from a few years back:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/doug-borror-on-living-the-dream-in-the-short-north-bw1

 

They've definitely made a mark in urban developments over the past 5 years.

I was going to say, I read the following article earlier. Never knew Borror was Dominion. I was just a kid/teenager back then, but my impression was Dominion homes were not of good quality.

 

https://getinsight2050.org/borror-embraces-trend-toward-urban-projects/

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3 hours ago, aderwent said:

I was going to say, I read the following article earlier. Never knew Borror was Dominion. I was just a kid/teenager back then, but my impression was Dominion homes were not of good quality.

 

https://getinsight2050.org/borror-embraces-trend-toward-urban-projects/

 

I live in a new Borror building in the Short North and they're a horrible property management company and the building is horribly built. Granted, Ruscilli was the contractor, but the developer sets the budget at the end of the day. I've lived in other new buildings before and they're never perfect but this one is particularly bad. If you look at Google and Yelp reviews for their new properties most of them are unfavorable. 

 

I wonder what other buildings by Kaufman, Wood Cos., and Edwards are like as a resident. 

 

The Beeker looks like one of the better Borror projects so far, but I'm sure those residents will also experience poor customer service, build quality issues, and arcane fees. 

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9 hours ago, cityscapes said:

 

I live in a new Borror building in the Short North and they're a horrible property management company and the building is horribly built. Granted, Ruscilli was the contractor, but the developer sets the budget at the end of the day. I've lived in other new buildings before and they're never perfect but this one is particularly bad. If you look at Google and Yelp reviews for their new properties most of them are unfavorable. 

 

I wonder what other buildings by Kaufman, Wood Cos., and Edwards are like as a resident. 

 

The Beeker looks like one of the better Borror projects so far, but I'm sure those residents will also experience poor customer service, build quality issues, and arcane fees. 

That's too bad to hear. It is new to them, so hopefully they can improve. We need more developer competition. As for all this new build stuff... I will never live there. I'll continue to rent my cheap house in the uncool crescent as I save for a house to buy. The only apartment I lived in was a '60s all brick building in Westerville. Privately owned, small "complex", and excellent build quality. I couldn't see myself renting from someone who knows you only by your unit number and being able to hear your neighbors whisper and flush their toilets just for the privilege to live in a "hip" area. I sure hope those Wood Co units going for $4,000 don't have build quality and service issues.

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15 hours ago, GCrites80s said:

Their tract housing developments were the poster children for the sort of unfettered sprawl that made the Nirvana generation sarcastic. 

 

Suburbs have no charms to soothe the restless dreams of youth.

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The Beeker does indeed look great. I wish there was more effort put into their flagship building on High (The Castle) to bring it up to par with this one....

 

Sorry, I just still think the Castle building is horrendous and not a good fit for the Short North. 

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On 6/2/2019 at 1:48 PM, Columbo said:

https://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20190602/tiny-strip-of-land-along-i-670-now-sports-three-buzzworthy-homes

 

That leftover wedge-shaped parcel between Russell Street and I-670 is in the news again.  The third and final planned residential condo building on that parcel is under construction.  As the Dispatch article says:

 

"The first house of the project was completed in 2012 and measured about 1,500 square feet.  The second, finished in 2014, is about 2,100 square feet.  Each of the first two houses has two bedrooms and a one-car garage.  The third house, at the lot’s widest point, will be about 2,600 square feet, feature three bedrooms, 2½ baths and have a two-car garage.  Like its two siblings, the new house will feature a roof-top deck with magnificent views of Downtown and Italian Village."

 

From CU at https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-short-north-grandview-yard-we1 - another photo of that last condo home going up on the leftover land next to I-670:

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On 7/18/2019 at 10:05 AM, GCrites80s said:

(vocal effects) Dominion Homes!

In the high school halls...

Conform or be cast out!

Subdivisions...

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The Lincoln Garage is above grade. You can see the outlines of the townhomes along Lincoln in the ongoing foundation work.

 

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250 apartments proposed for Italian Village site

 

The developer behind some of Italian Village's most notable projects wants to add hundreds more apartments to the neighborhood.  Kevin Lykens has proposed a new development with 250 apartments on the northern portion of the Clark Grave Vault manufacturing site at 375 E. 5th Ave.  The set of four-story apartment buildings would rise with frontage along the south side of East 5th, north of the main manufacturing plant.

 

Plans submitted to the Italian Village Commission indicate the first phase would bring 200 apartments and a follow-on phase would add another 50.  The first story of the buildings would be tall to accommodate amenity spaces and the property would be served by below-grade parking. ... The land is today an empty concrete slab, just north of the main manufacturing site.  Lykens must seek rezoning of the property from manufacturing district to apartments, and the Italian Village Commission must approve the building architecture.

 

The developer has been extremely active in the neighborhood, His company is behind the redevelopment of the Budd Dairy building along 4th Street, which is being restored with a 14,000-square-foot food hall venue.  Lykens and his team were also behind the adaptive reuse of the Wonder Bread residences along that corridor and have taken a special interest in the re-development of industrial properties in the area.  He's also applied for tax credits to redevelop the old Columbus Electrical Works building at 761-767 N. 4th St. into office space and residential units, but the project wasn't picked in last year's round.

 

full article here: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/09/250-apartments-proposed-for-italian-village-site.html

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Here's a satellite view of the site, right across the tracks from the Rogue fitness facility (the proposal is for the empty lot along 5th north of the 375 E 5th property):

 

 

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This is all well and good, but I would much rather he focus on developing the Beer Barn on 5th. It's not only a hugely prominent location but it's also currently a major eye-sore. 

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10 hours ago, mbeaumont76 said:

This is all well and good, but I would much rather he focus on developing the Beer Barn on 5th. It's not only a hugely prominent location but it's also currently a major eye-sore. 

That and the grass lot across the street from it would be great. With all these new units added a public park in the area would be nice, Goodale can't meet everyones needs can it? 

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On 9/2/2019 at 10:41 AM, Columbo said:

Couple of late July pics of Italian Village projects from https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-short-north-grandview-yard-we1

 

Station 324 apartment development on East Second Street:

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The Station 324 project was part of CU's Fall Urban Living Tour.  Here are a few photos of it from CU's photo spread of the tour at https://www.columbusunderground.com/photos-fall-urban-living-tour-we1

 

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2 minutes ago, aderwent said:

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Here you can see the progress of Jeffrey Park and Weinland Park.

 

Thanks for posting these for me. I meant to get to these as well but got sidetracked by work. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, cbussoccer said:

 

Thanks for posting these for me. I meant to get to these as well but got sidetracked by work. 

 

 

Perhaps you can take over, because I need to get back to work, too 😉

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/boutique-hotel-proposed-for-italian-village-site-bw1

 

Report from CU about two proposals heard by the Italian Village Commission yesterday afternoon.  Both of these proposals are in the block east of Fourth Street between E. 3rd Avenue and Detroit Avenue.  This 3rd-to-Detroit block is also located just south of the on-going Budd Dairy Building renovation that is north of Detroit Avenue:

 

1)  1020 N. Fourth St. – Three-story hotel to replace the existing single-story building and surface-parking lot at the corner of N. 4th & E. 3rd.

 

2)  1040 N. Fourth St. – Replacing the existing single-story building (former Durable Slate building) with a four-story apartment complex that is part of the Budd Dairy redevelopment project being done by the Lykens Companies.  The plan calls for a 66-unit building with commercial space on the first floor.

 


(P.S.: My favorite part of the story was this comment in the CU comments section:  "Not the historic fabric of the community for a greedy developer's boutique hotel! .... oh... this is IV.... GOOD TO GO!")

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Construction photo of 14-unit residential development at the southwest corner of East Fifth Avenue and North Fourth Street from https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-october-2019-2-we1.

 

Additional project info and rendering of the finished project available at https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-owner-moving-forward-with-italian-village-project-bw1

 

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Redevelopment of the former Spring Cleaners site at the northwest corner of North Fourth Street and East First Avenue that demo'd the previous one-story building to replace it with a three-story mixed-use building featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and two ground-level retail spaces.  Photo posted 10/31 at https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-october-2019-2-we1

 

More about this project (with a rendering) at https://www.columbusunderground.com/redevelopment-of-spring-cleaners-site-in-italian-village-approved-bw1

 

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17 hours ago, Columbo said:

Photo of the Budd Dairy building renovation from today's Dispatch:

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I love those little cellar windows they've included along the base -- I wonder what the basement uses are? Additional prep space? Storage? 

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Another update on the redevelopment of the former Spring Cleaners site at the northwest corner of North Fourth Street and East First Avenue that demo'd the previous one-story building to replace it with a three-story mixed-use building featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and two ground-level retail spaces.

 

Mid-January post at https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-january-2020-we1

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The Beeker building from the Summit bike lane, just north of 5th. 

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In the far left of the image you can see a new COTA bus shelter for the #4 and #12. It isn't much, but looks more welcoming than prior conditions, and is the only shelter on Summit AFAIK. Only ~ 7 buses during peak (4 off) per hour though. 

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I've noticed a few new COTA shelters around town. Hope they keep installing them.

 

Can you imagine if this had proper striped crosswalk markings? Ugh....

 

Great pictures, btw.

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15 hours ago, NorthShore647 said:

Lincoln and Pearl garage (Sun. 2-2-20)

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From this morning on Reddit:

 

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7 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

 

The apartments are being built on the right side, correct?

Correct. The rest of the garage will be covered with a facade making it look like a warehouse. Hope it turns out solid!

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175-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed for Italian Village

 

A proposal to build a 175-unit apartment complex on a surface parking lot in Italian Village got a first look from the neighborhood’s review board earlier this week.

 

The proposal calls for two separate buildings at the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Sixth Street – one five stories tall and the other four. A free-standing garage would be built behind the buildings to provide parking for residents and for the commercial tenants of 274 E. First Ave., the large warehouse-like building that holds the State Library of Ohio and a NAPA auto parts store.

 

The new apartments would sit directly across Second Avenue from the Station 324 development.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/175-unit-apartment-complex-proposed-for-italian-village-bw1

 

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It's interesting they bring up the massing. To me, the massing is appropriate given the content of the industrial buildings adjacent and generally on either side of the tracks. It's a nod to what was there.  Even in these renderings they show existing buildings with similar massing. If it was somewhere else, i can see that argument but not here. 

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Seems like the commission isn’t opposed t the massing as long as it looks good architecturally. 
 

I like it!

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L-shaped apartment building proposed for Italian Village site

 

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A Columbus developer wants to build a nearly 200-unit apartment building on a parking lot near Jeffrey Park in Italian Village.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/14/l-shaped-apartment-buildingproposed-for-italian.html


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On 1/8/2018 at 4:34 PM, ColDayMan said:

 

I suppose I missed this in all the hubbub but the lots on either side of Budd Dairy are pretty disappointing. And they don't seem to be short term lots either in terms of overall longevity if use. The drainage, curbs, islands, lighting, etc is all pretty legit and built for long term it seems. You'd think with all the delays and growth, they would have been able to commit to developing them in the near term rather than long term. 

 

https://www.columbusunderground.com/the-budd-dairy-co-bw1 

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agreed DTCL11 - I too have mixed feelings on this development because of that. 

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The IVC agenda for March has been posted 

https://www.columbus.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147514383

 

Looks like the 2nd & 6th street development is back on the agenda with an updated design.

- Develop a 5 story (stepped down to 4 stories) mixed use building at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 6th street.

- Proposed landscaping, per submitted site plan.

- Development to include 2500 SF of retail/ restaurant space and 155 residential units.

- Parking garage to include 155 spaces including 8 accessible spaces

-Separate 2-level concrete parking structure (1-2 bays wide) will provide additional parking for the existing commercial tenants. 

 

Additionally, looks like we may get a peek at the 11-story tower in Jeffrey Park, it's been placed up for conceptual review. 

- Construction of an 11 story building that includes a mix of office and residential units, as well as a 7 story parking garage.

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Proposed Italian Village apartment complex embraces industrial vibe

 

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A new mixed-use development in Italian Village will have a distinctly industrial flavor, per new images revealed to the neighborhood commission.

 

A look at the 175-unit apartment project proposed at 274 First Ave.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/11/first-look-proposed-italian-village-apartment.html

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