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Quote from: BelievelandD1 on May 30, 2012, 01:02:05 AMIm not getting too excited about this project. I assume the same slum landlords will be running the show and it wont help the neighborhood muchIt's a very rare slum landlord who will invest millions of dollars and navigate the expensive/time consuming/difficult LIHTC and Historic Preservation Tax Credit programs to renovate a building.
Im not getting too excited about this project. I assume the same slum landlords will be running the show and it wont help the neighborhood much
This has been moved over to the West Blvd. thread. This is definitely not Detroit Shoreway.
I never made a comment about the project being owned or managed by a slum landlord, but just that it was disappointing the entire site was going back as low income housing after the renovation.
I know this sounds like I'm over-analyzing, but when an apartment building still has a glass door that's either A. still intact, or B. hasn't been replaced by a steel door, the neighborhood can't be that bad.
I am thankfull for these improvements. I grew up in these apartments. Right on Madison Ave. At the time I was living there 20+ years ago we had a sense "community" but as everyone grew up and moved on the place changed. People forgot to take pride in where they lived. No matter if you were poor or had money the Boulevard was always nice. But within the last 10-15 years the place had gone down. I know of one building that was so riddle with mold that they had to condemn it. I hope this can bring some "life" to the area. Even though I have been gone from the area for MANY years I will always have fond memories of living in that neighborhood.
Good morning to all. I've followed urban Ohio for some time and finally joined the fray. Now correct me if I am wrong, but the renovation of the building to the west of the former Palazzo restaurant right at the corner or Berea road and Detroit is seeing some results. On the street level, one of the storefronts that was previously sealed up is now restored with pane glass and is visible inside to be a laundromat. Encouraging sign for the neighborhood.
I think the city should ask itself if Detroit Ave really needs to be seven (!!) lanes wide ride there.
^the entire front side of this development is along Madison, which has excellent walkability. Too bad it's all rundown storefronts & pawnshops....The railroad tracks, both Norfolk Southern & the RTA tracks, really sever this neighborhood from the rest of the Edgewater area. Going on the north side of the tracks by Baltic, you're back to solid single family homes and decent neighborhoods...
we should build up around the west/detroit intersection at the RTA stop, like other cities do. Start with the easy transport spots.
Well, it isn't NOT a Cudell development. What do the intersections accomplish? Allow people to cross the roadway? They already can. Allow people to drive to the Edgewater Park? They already can. Sounds like a lot of money and a lot of hassle to trim a couple minutes off those journeys. What Cudell and Edgewater both need is direct investment in TOD. The T- part of the TOD already exists in these neighborhoods, so we need to start targeting our spending on the -D instead. Meanwhile there are other areas that need new transit or new roads or both. Seems like the argument behind the shoreway converison amounts to "forget all that, because Boulevard Vibrant Greenspace!"