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Columbus City Council votes 7 – 0 for Hamilton Road 161 Project, Hamilton Crossing

Finally, after a decade of the fights with the Army Corps of Engineers over wetlands and then the real estate downturn, something is finally going to happen with this big empty field I drive by every day. Monday night, Columbus City Council approved by a vote of 7 – 0 the 330 acre, $250 million…

Sawmill Parkway to be Extended to Route 42 in Delaware County

net leased retail in Delaware County Ohio

This has been a long time coming.  Finally, construction is going to get started on the Sawmill Road extension in the next couple of weeks with completion expected in October 2016. Today, Monday, Delaware County Commissioners approved the $30.4 million contract to extend Sawmill Parkway by almost five miles from Hyatts Road to Route 42…

Uptown Westerville – Pasquale’s Closing, Asterisk opening

Uptown Westerville is becoming the north, Short North. What a transformation over the last few years from antiques to polished casual restaurants and bars. First it was Old Bag of Nails then Jimmy Vs to Koble (in a building I sold). Then the 8 State Bistro takes the place of the old State Street Theater…

The Morse Road Northland Village to Get New Kroger

The once hot Northland area in the 60s and 70s fell into decay and vacancy after Lazarus closed their Northland store a decade or so ago.   There’s been a major attempt to revitalize the Morse Road net lease retail area over the last several years with some success.   Biggest success is the new Menards store…

The Short North White Castle Project Gets an Update

Columbus Short North retail and office

As was just reported by Walker Evens of Columbus Underground, and just about everyone else, Borror Properties revealed its latest design update for the 11 story proposed replacement for the old pre WWII White Castle located at second and HN High Street. After feedback from the Victorian Village Commission in April, Borror made some very…

Another huge project for Los Angeles’ South Park

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This is just amazing. Another mega project for LA’s south Park with a newly announced multi tower project with high rises up to 42 stories to be located at Olympic and Figueroa all the way to Eleventh and Flower. China’s developer, Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Groupis currently in the ntotlement process on the Gensler designed…

Delaware County’s Tanger Outlet Mall Approved

Delaware County commissioners have approved the $17.6 mil worth of roads that well soon serve the route 36/37 net leased retail 350,000 square feet Tanger Outlet Malls. Preliminary site work has already begun, but a date for the official ground breaking hasn’t been announced yet, but it expected to be very soon. The project includes…

Los Angeles’ South Park New Developments in Progress

In my 30 years in LA, never did I think I would see something like the following happening. South Park, roughly defined as southwest of the Arts District, south of downtown Los Angeles, east of the 110 and north of the 10, has 28 new developments in progress. Historically, what is now known as South…

Clintonville – North Broadway and High Street Development

Northstar Realty and Mark Ford of Ford and Associates AIA presented a preview of preliminary plans they will eventually take to the Clintonville Area Commission for approval.  The meeting was hosted by Positively Clintonville https://www.facebook.com/pages/Positively-Clintonville/1401958676717564 to allow the developer to get feedback from the community before the plans were submitted for approval from the city….

Another Mixed Use High Rise For Los Angeles Core

Los Angeles downtown retail space for lease

This one at 33 stories in the Los Angeles historic core will contain 320 market rate apartments plus 22 very low income units and 86 workforce housing units. Still not sure what ‘workforce’ means in terms of rent. TCA Architects did the design work.  Pretty nice for Pershing Square. The studios range in size from…

Columbus – East Franklinton Development with 69 New Lofts

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The trickle of development in Franklinton will soon turn to a torrent as this long long neglected area becomes the next Short North. So here’s another small piece with a 69 unit work loft with first floor Columbus net leased retail located at 400 W Rich St. designed by Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design. The entire…

Santa Monica’s No Growth is Forcing Tech Firms Out

Santa Monica has a very active bunch of NIMBYs who will shut your new project down if they don’t like it, and that’s generally the case. Tech industry has become the source for 25% of Santa Monica’s jobs and they’re doing their best to drive them out. Google and Yahoo have already given up and…

New Downtown Columbus 12 Story Hilton Garden Inn Proposed

If we decide that we really do want convention business in Columbus we must do something about the lack of hotel rooms within walking distance of the convention center. Although not nearly enough, the newly announced 12 story 170 room Hilton Garden Inn to be constructed at 77 East Nationwide Blvd. is a help. Columbus…

Kroger Bought Macy’s Site at Kingsdale in Upper Arlington

It was just announced yesterday that Kroger Co. bought the Macy’s site at Kingsdale for $10.5 mil on January 15, 2015.   Macy’s had recently announced plans to close the 45 year old store that was formerly a Lazarus. The grocery retailer, Giant Eagle is getting some new competition. However, little in the way of details…

New I-71 Interchange at Route 36/37 for $53mil

Once finalized, this second route 36/37 interchange may end up looking just like the interchange at Polaris Parkway and Gemini Place, The proposal that ODOT likes puts this second interchange about 3/4 of a mile south of the existing interchange so right in Pat Shively and James Klingbeil’s proposed Northgate development. And by the way,…

Rick Caruso does Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades

The reimagining of Pacific Palisades’ Palisades Village has been underway for years by Rick Caruso, developer of The Grove and Americana at Brand.   Now the actual work is about to begin and is expected to be completed in 2017. Palisades is one of if not my favorite Southern California suburbs, but had become a little…

New Six Story Culver City / Palms Mixed Use

West Los Angeles net leased retail and apartments

Better late than never is the story with this new ground floor net leased retail mixed use building with 131 apartment units above.  It’s on the northwest corner of Washington Blvd and Hughes Avenue in Palms, bordering Palms and Culver City. Developed by NMS Properties with Architects Killefer Flammang in Santa Monica.  The building will…

Campus Partners Picks Edwards for South Campus Gateway

It was announced today that it was local developer, Edwards Communities that was picked to develop Ohio State University’s South Campus Gateway. The retail, office and residential development will be one step closer to connecting the short North with OSU and Weinland Park. The seven acre development is mostly east of high Street in the…

Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission – Insight 2050 Report

Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) with collaborative partners Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus released their final draft of their Insight 2050 report to compare and contrast four different possible growth scenarios for Central Ohio. The four scenarios compare growth similar to what we’ve done in the past with urban sprawl in Scenario A to…

New Whole Foods for Burbank in 241 Unit Mixed Use Apartment Complex

Burbank apartments and net leased retail

It took developer Michael Cusumano two years to get this through Burbank’s planning commission and city council, and despite the objections of Burbank’s mayor, the project finally got approved. Residents complained as always that the project will jack up traffic flow. The developer will have to drop $250,000 to go toward ‘traffic calming’ measures and…