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Same. Hank Moody (if you're familiar with the show) had quite the life living there.
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Any other examples anyone can think of? Would be interested in seeing new developments that incorporate canals, much like bricktown in OKC.
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I'm not going to screencap photos, but here are Google Street View links of a couple more that spring to mind:
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Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:















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Detroit has some little-known canals on Far Lower East Side: Fox Creek Canal. It was built to help drain the area during rains, as the area was originally the Grand Marais (Great Swamp). Photos from "Change is Hard" blog:













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The Chicago River is effectively a canal, and not a river, and has been since its course was reversed in the 1830s. It is controlled by locks and no longer drains any watershed. It’s then connected to two completely manmade canals, the I&M and North Shore Sanitary Canal, on either branch.

It’s a river in name early. Really a canal that didn’t need to be completely dug out from scratch.
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^ Highly dredged, channelized, straightened, and otherwise manipulated rivers like the chigao river do indeed blur the lines, but a few points of correction.

Only the main and south branches were reversed. the north branch, and all of its various forks that stretch up into lake county, still flows as it always has and still drains its natural watershed.

The old I&M canal was abandoned ages ago, and is no longer a continuous body of water. In fact all of it north of Summit has been filled in.The south branch now connects with the chicago sanitary and ship canal, which is a much larger version of the I&M that more or less parallels its route. The I&M canal was completed in 1848, but it wasn't large and deep enough to reverse the flow of the river. Reversal didn't occur until the sanitary and ship canal was completed in 1900.

And I'd also add that being controlled by locks doesn't make a river not a river. Many rivers, including the mighty mississippi herself, are controlled by locks and dams over long distances of their courses, but that doesn't make them not rivers.
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for ohio — a 1920’s depression era suburban development west of cleveland along lake erie called the lagoons in vermilion, ohio. it has man made canals and there is really nothing else like it in the state. its nice, all the homes have boat docks. floods all the time though unfortunately. here is a historic construction pic:

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for ohio — a 1920’s depression era suburban development west of cleveland along lake erie called the lagoons in vermilion, ohio. it has man made canals and there is really nothing else like it in the state. its nice, all the homes have boat docks. floods all the time though unfortunately. here is a historic construction pic:

Seeing these new posts and this one with an Ohio post makes me jealous all over again. But I can't think of anywhere we could put a canal in Columbus. The Whittier peninsula might have been a good choice if it had not been turned into a park and had been developed as a neighborhood instead-I think they did have canals through that area near the tracks originally. Can't think of anywhere else one could go though.

Seeing Bricktown, Indy, etc. is making me jealous as hell lol.

Maybe they could dig out one along short st. behind the Kroger and fill in around it-they had planned a long linear apartment development along those tracks before? As long as they could fill in right behind the Kroger as well and have it curve in towards the Grange complex. But Columbus just does not think like that unfortunately. Maybe under Coleman, but not now.

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^ i cant really see anything like canals in columbus. maybe on the scioto south of downtown?

it would probably be better built as a suburban development amenity type project next to buckeye lake, hoover reservoir or alum creek. not unlike the vermilion lagoons, really. anyway i could see that happening.


btw -- i didnt even mention the historic ohio and erie canal:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_and_Erie_Canal


this image of it is from columbus:




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