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Does anyone know if there are plans to bring the street improvements in the Short North and campus up through Old North? I'd particularly like to see the better marked crosswalks, and pedestrian bump outs at those popular crossing locations between traffic lights. 

 

Also, have Patrick Js and the 2500 N high projects stalled out? I'm itching to see some new density in Old North. 

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1 minute ago, DTCL11 said:

Does anyone know if there are plans to bring the street improvements in the Short North and campus up through Old North? I'd particularly like to see the better marked crosswalks, and pedestrian bump outs at those popular crossing locations between traffic lights. 

 

Also, have Patrick Js and the 2500 N high projects stalled out? I'm itching to see some new density in Old North. 

 

I believe the High Street improvements are slated to terminate at 9th & High. I don't believe any plan has been laid out for north of 9th Ave, I don't actually know if there is going to be a plan but High through campus is pretty rough and congested so I imagine we will see something at one point or another. 

 

https://www.columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=2147495080

 

As for the developments...

I have no clue what Borror is doing but the project is still listed on their website as proposed and coming soon.

The project at 2500 N High is still going and I believe is slated to break ground soon. Their variances were granted at last months UAIRB meeting and they submitted the final designs. I would guess either late this year or early spring depending on how they have handled the leases of current tenants on property. 

 

https://columbusohdev.app.box.com/s/zkqm8l52grp6b9xm1lbaf18ix37voh95

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^The existing building on Tompkins St. is undergoing renovations. It appears the tenants of the small office building at Tompkins and High have moved out.

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6 hours ago, DTCL11 said:

Does anyone know if there are plans to bring the street improvements in the Short North and campus up through Old North? I'd particularly like to see the better marked crosswalks, and pedestrian bump outs at those popular crossing locations between traffic lights. 

 

Also, have Patrick Js and the 2500 N high projects stalled out? I'm itching to see some new density in Old North. 

 

Good luck with the crosswalk markings. I've talked about this before, but I'm literally disgusted with the crosswalks in this city. Even in the Short North they don't use the striped, clearly marked crosswalks. It's all the two lane "standard/type A" crosswalk and it seriously pisses me off. I actually want to start a petition to make the standards higher.

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8 hours ago, DTCL11 said:

Does anyone know if there are plans to bring the street improvements in the Short North and campus up through Old North? I'd particularly like to see the better marked crosswalks, and pedestrian bump outs at those popular crossing locations between traffic lights. 

 

Also, have Patrick Js and the 2500 N high projects stalled out? I'm itching to see some new density in Old North. 

They redid the street in Old North Columbus around 10 years ago (photo evidence from a senior crawl), I doubt they're going to make any changes any time soon. 

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11 hours ago, Zyrokai said:

 

Good luck with the crosswalk markings. I've talked about this before, but I'm literally disgusted with the crosswalks in this city. Even in the Short North they don't use the striped, clearly marked crosswalks. It's all the two lane "standard/type A" crosswalk and it seriously pisses me off. I actually want to start a petition to make the standards higher.

 

I don't want to take this thread off-topic so I started a separate thread to discuss this: 

 

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12 hours ago, 17thState said:

They redid the street in Old North Columbus around 10 years ago (photo evidence from a senior crawl), I doubt they're going to make any changes any time soon. 

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They redid 4th more recently and they just added a pedestrian bump out, lighted, and lined crosswalk at the IBEW/Jeffrey Park crosswalk with two flashing signs. I'd bet money on at least one or two more going in near seventh son/buddy dairy as well. Seems like It's most likely a matter of where things (ie. Development) is happening. Hopfeully a project or two with increased pedestrian activity will convince the city that this very intersection as well as perhaps around Tompkins is worthy of something better. This area is also known for pedestrian/vehicle incidents so you would hope that would hold some weight too. 

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Early October photo of The View on Pavey Square, as seen from corner of N. High Street and Northwood Avenue from https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-downtown-columbus-we1

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You can tell its from a month ago because the trees still have green foliage and it was still warm enough to ride around in motorcycles with short sleeves(!)

 

Another view of The View on Pavey Square, this time from Northwood Avenue looking back to High Street:

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1 hour ago, Columbo said:

Early October photo of The View on Pavey Square, as seen from corner of N. High Street and Northwood Avenue from https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-downtown-columbus-we1

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You can tell its from a month ago because the trees still have green foliage and it was still warm enough to ride around in motorcycles with short sleeves(!)

 

Another view of The View on Pavey Square, this time from Northwood Avenue looking back to High Street:

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Thank you for posting these, however this was pretty bad work on CU's part.  They posted a picture in Victorian Village of the apartment project between Thurber & Michigan Ave's during this "update" even though the project has been stalled for almost two years.

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17 hours ago, wpcc88 said:

Thank you for posting these, however this was pretty bad work on CU's part. 

 

CU has been getting progressively worse over the last year. Not sure what has been the issue but it is becoming less relevant for development news. Perhaps that's the direction they want to go? I ended up subscribing to biz-first now that is seems CU cant keep up anymore. 

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27 minutes ago, DTCL11 said:

 

CU has been getting progressively worse over the last year. Not sure what has been the issue but it is becoming less relevant for development news. Perhaps that's the direction they want to go? I ended up subscribing to biz-first now that is seems CU cant keep up anymore. 

Biz-First used to be in name only when it came to development, thanks to CU.  However that's completely flipped and kudos to BF, however CU isn't as favorable overall compared to some of the other publications in town. I've never really had an issue per say with Walker, but I know a lot of people do and that can't help.  And it wasn't from their reporting over there because I think even when I disagree with them they're fair, he just couldn't step away from talking down to people on social media.

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The closer Pavey gets to completion, the more I fear they won't be painting the dryer vents.  The white vents in a non symmetrical patterns all over the facade kill me each time I pass by. 

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On 11/4/2019 at 10:01 AM, wpcc88 said:

Biz-First used to be in name only when it came to development, thanks to CU.  However that's completely flipped and kudos to BF, however CU isn't as favorable overall compared to some of the other publications in town. I've never really had an issue per say with Walker, but I know a lot of people do and that can't help.  And it wasn't from their reporting over there because I think even when I disagree with them they're fair, he just couldn't step away from talking down to people on social media.

 

I mean, a lot of things people on there say are stupid after they shut down the forum and went to comment-only. Maybe he shouldn't talk down to them but I'd find it hard to resist as well.

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Also, I’m amazed this Gingko is still alive considering the amount of excavation and construction that happened right next to the tree. 
 

 

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9 minutes ago, GCrites80s said:

...and you don't want to paint them because they might not open when the dryer comes on. That's what we as a society get for making so many things only in white.

 

They come in various colors including brick tones and black. You can get the contractor pack of those colors from lowes. Special order in many cases but they are available. Some siding manufacturer even offer them to match their colors from what I've seen in around the country working with contractors. It's also industry appropriate to paint them. There are proper ways to do it with no issues. There are also different designs that eliminate the concern of using and opening. Just an overlooked detail from the contractor, commission, city, designer or any combination of them. 

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1 hour ago, DTCL11 said:

 

They come in various colors including brick tones and black. You can get the contractor pack of those colors from lowes. Special order in many cases but they are available. Some siding manufacturer even offer them to match their colors from what I've seen in around the country working with contractors. It's also industry appropriate to paint them. There are proper ways to do it with no issues. There are also different designs that eliminate the concern of using and opening. Just an overlooked detail from the contractor, commission, city, designer or any combination of them. 

Even if they just got them in black they would blend in so much better. I had barely noticed them but now they seem to stand out like sore thumbs!!! It looks like somebody threw a bunch of snowballs at it and they plastered themselves onto the building.

Dammit I can't unsee them either now and the building is ruined for me lol.

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Other than the vents, this building isn't even bad. But like you all, I can't unsee them now that it's been pointed out and the building looks like it has a disease, lol.

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On 10/4/2018 at 10:34 AM, ColDayMan said:

29-unit apartment building proposed on North High Street

 

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The latest mixed-use project along North High Street would bring more rental units to the University District north of campus.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/10/04/29-unit-apartment-building-proposed-on-north-high.html

Drove by this today, the old carry out building has been demolished. Can’t wait to see this get going. 

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I took a picture yesterday! Was in Old North. I'm not there very often but I took this picture thinking of you guys : D

 

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48 minutes ago, Zyrokai said:

I took a picture yesterday! Was in Old North. I'm not there very often but I took this picture thinking of you guys : D

 

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Cannot wait to see this progress. Hopefully it starts more projects in the area. 

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Hello Clevelander here, looking through these threads I have a question. Does the city of Columbus have parking requirements for its new buildings? Looking at these buildings they are built to the street but I don't see any parking with them. Is the parking underground? 

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12 minutes ago, MyPhoneDead said:

Hello Clevelander here, looking through these threads I have a question. Does the city of Columbus have parking requirements for its new buildings? Looking at these buildings they are built to the street but I don't see any parking with them. Is the parking underground? 

 

The only place without requirements is downtown. The other neighborhoods have them, although they are granted some sort of variance in many cases, though rarely entirely eliminated. 

 

For the most part, they are built with alley access and usually partially underground. For larger projects, they are often in the center of the block and nearly fully wrapped with the residential or commercial use. Other than the city garage and future Scioto Peninsula garage, I cant think of a garage on a main thoroughfare or business corridor that was exposed. 

 

I will say that *generally* over the last few years, developers have done well to hide parking infrastructure so they are not obvious from main streets. For this particular project, the parking is between the orange and blue buildings and I believe a surface lot off the alley. 

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3 minutes ago, DTCL11 said:

 

The only place without requirements is downtown. The other neighborhoods have them, although they are granted some sort of variance in many cases, though rarely entirely eliminated. 

 

For the most part, they are built with alley access and usually partially underground. For larger projects, they are often in the center of the block and nearly fully wrapped with the residential or commercial use. Other than the city garage and future Scioto Peninsula garage, I cant think of a garage on a main thoroughfare or business corridor that was exposed. 

 

I will say that *generally* over the last few years, developers have done well to hide parking infrastructure so they are not obvious from main streets. For this particular project, the parking is between the orange and blue buildings and I believe a surface lot off the alley. 

Okay understood! Thank you for the explanation I am a major fan of how Columbus is building its new developments and also the materials chosen. It seems most of them are brick or mimick the surrounding buildings to blend well, very timeless designs. 

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My morning solo run took me through north campus. A couple of updates. 
 

Foundation work has started at Wilcox and High - that’s High in the background. This should be an interesting project. 

 

 

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Restoration work is underway at the old school on Neil at Hudson. The newer addition has been separated from the main building. 
 

 

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Columns are up at Wilcox and High. Should see the elevated slab pretty soon. 
 

 

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