Friday, November 16, 2012

One Way

Or Another

Here's another windows shot. This is Downtown Columbus.

I looked up the building I took pictures of in my last post. It is the Born Capital Brewery Bottle Works, being rehabbed with an assist from the government.
An Edwards affiliate bought the building at 570 S. Front St. from Grange Mutual Casualty Group in 2007 for nearly $2.3 million. The three-story building is the sole remnant of the Born Capital Brewery, one of four German breweries concentrated along South Front Street during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The building, which once served as the Born bottling operation, dates to 1895.

The redevelopment project, Edwards said, hinged on getting the building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which lists sites of historical, cultural or architectural significance. Buildings on the register can qualify for government historic preservation tax credits.
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“Without going on the register, you can’t get the rehab tax credits,” he (Jeff Edwards) said. “(They) made the project, even in this economy, much more economically viable.”

Other Beesness:


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21 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

TAX CREDIT MOOCHERS!!!!

Randal Graves said...

So Uncle Sugar's sponsoring the gateway-iest drug of them all when your kids are meth-addled corpses in the gutter don't come crying to me.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Downtown loft apartments = gatewayiest drug
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mikey said...

Downtown loft apartments

I want one!

Bet I could get a girlfriend if I had a downtown loft apartment.

And maybe a pair of those tiny sunglasses I could wear on the BACK of my head.

I'd be cool then for sure...

M. Bouffant said...

"One way?" Thought you'd gone Gee-zus freak for a sec.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Yeah, but you'd have to live in downtown Columbus, mikey...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

AND they're not even that cheap.

On the other hand, this is across the street (and parking lot, and a bar) from the big, fancy Kroger. So convenient to nearby lobsters.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It IS a nice looking factory building though.

Missing in the linked article, however, is how FECKING CRUCIAL it is to hire an architect with experinece in NPS tax credits and sensitivity toward historic industrial buildings.

It's only a sale if the nearby Kroger's sells liquor.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

or experience. Either way.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I had a client who has a business making and wholesaling ribbon and paper products, and she bought a building a few blocks from my office; tucked neatly in between Bronzeville, Brewer's Hill and downtown. The rear of the building is a 2 1/2 story wood frame industrial annex that she doesn't use and doesn't really connect to the rest of the building.

We briefly discussed converting it into a loft apartment for her, but she and her partner have a nice ranch on a ravine on the Gold Coast, so it never went anywhere. If I ever make any money again, I SO want to cut a deal with her to convert it for the Zombi-Domicile.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That Kroger has a state liquor store inside it.

It's got it's own walls, doors, and hours (but no roof...it's under the big roof like the rest of the place).
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

On the other hand, this is across the street (and parking lot, and a bar) from the big, fancy Kroger. So convenient to nearby lobsters.

Not so convenient for the lobsters.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

Take the clouds. Put them behind the kitteh. Wowsa.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"State LIquor Store"

So horrible.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Yeah, don't think I like you again because of these comments, thunder. I felt I was required to comment because of the adaptive reuse content.

Lucy farts in your general direction.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What if it was a "State Liquor Agent", staffed by free range lobsters?
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Another Kiwi said...

"State Liquor Agent" stuffed with lobsters?
Turducken excelsiore.

Smut Clyde said...

It is not nice to use the State Liquor Agent as a lobster trap, AK. You will not get your State Akvavit that way.

Kiwi Nomad said...

I am not even much of a fan of big tall skyscrapers- but I love the way you can see things like clouds and other buildings reflected in their windows!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

so glad u ended this post with blondie...cause as soon as i read your title and first line...the lyrics were stuck to my brain!!

nice kitty.

Substance McGravitas said...

More people, if the thing sells, is more street life. Good luck Columbus. My own town has not been so good at building preservation.