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43206 - German Village/Brewery District
43,206
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43215 - Downtown
1. Every dayBusiness owner
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Michael Williams
1980 W Broad St.
  
43215 - Downtown
1. Every dayBusiness owner
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Mike Williams
DoIt - Collaboration Group
  
43215 - Downtown
1. Every dayBusiness owner
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Andy Eline
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Other (please specify below)
43,119
1. Every dayCommuter
I do not like the concepts. There is no good maintenance of traffic alternative. I-670 is already over capacity. Either close ramps and allow for only through traffic, or divert though traffic and keep the split only for local traffic. Simple and cheap.
I stongly disagree with what ODOT is doing.  Can you not get better people working on the project?  There a better alternatives!!!!  I brought some up before and not even looked at.  Fire the firms working on the project and try again.  You should get pass through traffic out of downtown.  That is what I270 was built for.
You can take the money proposed for the project and line it end to end with police officers forever. This would solve the highly agressive driver problem. It will put police officers to work and likely generate a lot of fine monies. The fines to agressive drivers and stupid drivers will help get them off the road.
Concerned commuter
Like I want the wrath of the Government on me for my insight.
  
Other (please specify below)
33,830
6. Few times a yearBusiness owner
  
Other (please specify below)
43,202
1. Every dayProperty owner
The Mound alternative is a better alternative as it does a better job of avoiding historic and recreational resources. see comments below.
see comments below.
As someone interested in investing in property and business in Olde Towne East, my main concern is in the follow-through of this project. i.e. There has been discussions regarding prioritizing the caps, giving priority to 6 of the twelve for budgetary reasons. It has been stated that 6 of the twelve present a greater opportunity for economic development. I would suggest that all twelve work together for greatest opportunity. Don't half-ass this project; the reward for a complete solution will be a fully restored, paragon of revitalization/gentrification for other cities to only attempt to emulate. That once beautiful community can be restored and even surpass what it once was; the quality is there, the value only needs restored - it needs our help. This in turn will help us to rejuvinate the economy of Columbus as a whole. This neighborhood has already been fully fucked once before, don't half fuck it this time around. The bottom line is: If I don't feel that the growth potential is there, if the follow-through planning of this project is not good enough to provide this opportunity, I will look elsewhere to invest; likely another city, in another state.
Thomas McIntyre
302 Cliffside Dr. Columbus, OH 43202
tbmaciii@yahoo.com
  
43203/43205 - Near East Side
2. Once a weekNear-by resident
Please keep the neighborhoods together. It is closed off from our downtown. I walk over 71 on Broad Street everyday and it is an eyesore.
Stephen
775 E. Broad street Columbus, Ohio
  
43203/43205 - Near East Side
1. Every dayProperty owner
The Mound street option seems to be a better alternative than widening and re-routing Livingston ave. Snaking along the edge of German village doesn't seem like the best idea - Have you traveled it? The Livingston ave plan doesn't look much better than the current layout. The mound street option appears to give a better flow of traffic in and out of the south side.
ODOT could improve it by offer up a better solution for the east side. The south side has two alternatives, where is the alternative for the east side? Do you understand that the downtown neighborhoods are historically the life of the city? The city of Columbus wonders why it can't keep the downtown population up, while its life blood, the downtown neighborhoods, continue to be severed from the city. The freeways(670, 70, 71, and 315) are like a mote around a castle. Restore the veins of the city and make our city whole again.
I train for marathons and I often run through the city. The hardest part of training in this city is running from the east side to downtown. Why don't you give this city back what was torn from it in the 60s? Give this city life and start by designing the corridor with Columbus in mind, not just the people passing through it. Give us the beautiful tree lined streets from the turn of the century, caps that link the east and south side with the city and streets that integrate walking, running, biking with the city traffic. I linked a study outlined in scientific american that showed when foot traffic and biking were integrated at street level with city traffic injuries and accident dropped. Why? Because people began paying attention. They didn't feel like they were on a race track anymore. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=removing-roads-and-traffic-lights. And the designs? Does ODOT not know of Columbus history? Wasn't Columbus the city of arches and the carriage capital of the world, with streetcar suburbs and a bustling city center? Why would city streets within historic districts not be designed with historical aesthetic in mind? Has ODOT not heard of Frank Packard? He was "Americas foremost institutional architect" and he designed and lived in Columbus. Many of his building still stand: Franklin County Veteran's memorial hall, the atlas, the old Govenor's residence and the Seneca, all within a stones throw to the I71 redesign. Or Daniel Burnham who designed the old union station and the Wyandotte building - Columbus's first skyscraper. Why not pay homage to the people who built our city by incorporating their designs? We have a history and it would be nice if city official began paying attention to it rather than tearing it down. You say our problem is that we are using a 1960s road for 21st century travel, yet why was that not planned for in the initial design? Do traffic patterns not evolve or grow? Why don't you use the ingenuity of 21st century to plan for the 22nd century? Lets be creative and solve this problem. I'll be present at the meeting this wed and I hope ODOT shows it cares for our city and those who call it home.
Jeffrey N Jahnes
242 s 17th st columbus ohio 43205.
jeffjahnes@hotmail.com