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  1. Columbus is down due to the troop deployments. Columbus's number isn't really representative of what it actually is. Good news is that a lot of troops are coming back in stages by this summer. Also, BRAC is starting to slowly take affect now, but won't hit good until sometime in 2009.
  2. In the South Commons area near the Columbus Civic Center.
  3. Skateboarders one step closer to skate park: City broke ground Monday; park to be completed within three months A place for skateboarders to play may be only three months away. The city broke ground on the project Monday, and expects the work to be done in just 80-90 days, Deputy City Manager Lisa Goodwin said Tuesday. Columbus Council in June 2007 chose California Skateparks Inc. of Upland, Calif., to build the 33,000-square-foot facility that's to have concrete bowls and a plaza area for skateboarders to practice their tricks on. The city held public meetings to find out what the skateboarders wanted in the park. On Tuesday, councilors agreed to let the city's Parks and Recreation Department apply to the Tony Hawk Foundation for a $25,000 grant to help pay for bleachers, lighting and a shelter for the skate park. The city would not have to provide any funds to match the grant. The city government is paying for the park with money from a bond issue. The park is being named the "The Jonathan Hatcher Skateboard Park" in memory of a 19-year-old Columbus State University freshman who died Nov. 5, 2005. As president of the Columbus Youth Advisory Council, Hatcher in high school pushed to get the skate park built.
  4. Baker deal wins approval Company buys high school for $1.3 million, plans to erect housing for military families The Muscogee County School Board sold Baker High School for $1.3 million Monday night to a company planning to erect multi-family housing units catering to the military on the Victory Drive site. The board voted 7-1, with board member Patricia Hugley-Green dissenting, to sell the former high school property to Place Acquisition LLC of Atlanta. Board member Joseph Roberson said he hopes Place Acquisition will agree to erection of an appropriate monument at the Baker site, but he sees the company's plan for units appealing to military men and women and their families as a benefit to the community greater than maintaining a group of dilapidated and vacant structures. The Place Acquisition development manager last week told the board his company will examine renovation and demolition prospects before deciding whether all the Baker buildings will be razed. He also indicated the company would be amenable to placing an appropriate monument at the site. The company plans to spend $20 million developing the property.
  5. I think it will look something like a present day Columbia or Winston-Salem. Columbus has a lot of potential. I would imagine there will be several large hotel and condo buildings as well as a few 15-20 story office buildings. Too bad Aflac's HQ building isn't downtown. Also, TSYS should have built up instead of that massive 5-story complex along the Chattahoochee. Phenix City across the river already has two condo buildings in the development stage, one being 11 stories and the other 10 stories.
  6. I hope so, that will be a great addition to the downtown skyline.
  7. I was wondering the same thing. I haven't seen anything yet. If someone has something that would be nice!
  8. I toured the penthouse at the Gallery last week. The unit is amazing! It is 2,800 sq. ft. and has 2 floors in it. The view of downtown Atlanta was unreal.
  9. Cool picture of the Columbus Library building and the demolition of the old Sears building. The new 4-story $30 million dollar Muscogee County School District office building will be built on the old Sears site. Construction is expected to begin this summer.
  10. That's cool. I work in the Capital Grille building so I get to see everything all day long.
  11. Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs is putting in a store in the Bruster's on Macon Road.
  12. We typically use Nelson with our deals. We have a big apartment deal going up at Chamblee-Tucker and I-285. This is the first time I have announced this so be looking out for it! Site work should begin in the next few weeks.
  13. Synovus building data center $22 million Moon Road facility should open by early 2009
  14. They might could fit one in. Ben Carter's 3rd phase is a lifestyle type center that doesn't look like it has the space for a JC Penny. The land behind the CB&T is slated for something else. I can't remember what for though. I'll ask around to see if I can find out.
  15. Yea, the entire Bombay chain folded around the country. I doubt that many stores will be pulling out. General Growth Properties is too big to let that happen. It is also too nice of a mall. If JC Penny is looking, I would think it would be a 2nd store, not just a move. There is not enough land left in Columbus Park to build that size of a store anyways. Columbus is growing way to fast to have something like that happen.
  16. It is going in the former Schlotzsky's Deli building. Not sure when it will open though,
  17. How is Preston Partnership? My company has never used them before. I hear they are really expensive.
  18. Looks like Gold's Gym has purchased North Columbus Athletic Club which is near St. Francis Hospital. Also, Starbucks is coming to Bradley Park.
  19. Any news on what Brasfield & Gorrie is constructing on Moon Road? That is a huge piece of cleared land.
  20. Do you have a rendering of the preliminary design?
  21. Great news! I can't wait to see a rendering!
  22. Now thats a bit of a stretch. Columbia and Augusta are seperated by 80 miles of nothing. I drove that way back in May. It's over an hour between the two. Anyone know why LaGrange is not in the Columbus/Auburn/Opelika CSA. LaGrange is only 30 miles north. If it was, that would bring an additional 63,000 people to the Columbus CSA. I see lots of Troup county tags in Columbus all of the time.
  23. Wow.....fighting back and forth like little girls.
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