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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2010, 03:24:39 PM »

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2011, 01:59:23 AM »
Florida developer plans $12 million renovation of apartment complex near Shaker Square

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Florida real estate developer has acquired Livingston Park Apartments, an 11-building complex south of Shaker Square.

The Finch Group, based in Boca Raton, bought the affordable-housing property Friday, in a deal arranged by the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The developer plans a $12 million renovation project, including new roofs, windows, bathrooms and heating systems in 10 of the buildings.

Livingston Park sits within Cleveland's boundaries. But residents have access to Shaker Heights schools, an attraction for families with children. In 2002, an affiliate of the Shaker Square Area Development Corp. bought the sagging complex, then known as Moreland Greens.

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/florida_developer_plans_12_mil.html

How is this coming along?

Also, MTS, whats your take on this?

http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2011/12/shaker_squares_holiday_lights.html

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2011, 09:08:57 AM »

Also, MTS, whats your take on this?

http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2011/12/shaker_squares_holiday_lights.html

One person complains about the holiday lights and that justifies a newspaper article? My Sun colleagues on the East Side must be really hard-up for news. The lone commentator to that article got it right -- it's a non-story.

If anything, the news about Coral Company moving from University Heights to Cleveland's Shaker Square is a bigger deal, yet I don't remember if I heard that before or not. It sounds vaguely familiar. The fact that no one posted it here -- especially MTS! -- tells me that it wasn't publicized much in the media. But I'll bet if the move went the other way, from Cleveland to University Heights, the media would be all over it!
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #74 on: December 11, 2011, 10:17:03 AM »

Also, MTS, whats your take on this?

http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2011/12/shaker_squares_holiday_lights.html

One person complains about the holiday lights and that justifies a newspaper article? My Sun colleagues on the East Side must be really hard-up for news. The lone commentator to that article got it right -- it's a non-story.

If anything, the news about Coral Company moving from University Heights to Cleveland's Shaker Square is a bigger deal, yet I don't remember if I heard that before or not. It sounds vaguely familiar. The fact that no one posted it here -- especially MTS! -- tells me that it wasn't publicized much in the media. But I'll bet if the move went the other way, from Cleveland to University Heights, the media would be all over it!


I was just going to say the move is the most important thing!

Those lights are such a non factor.
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #75 on: December 11, 2011, 10:51:28 AM »
So the move was never reported on? Just buried in a useless mostly negative article about the square.

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« Reply #76 on: December 11, 2011, 11:44:40 AM »
It was a very sneaky move on the part of Coral.  They were "headquartered" here in UH for only four years and as I recall it was tied into their redevelopment of Cedar Center-South. 

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« Reply #77 on: December 14, 2011, 03:41:03 PM »

Plans to revamp the public space comprising the center of the square — areas that are adjacent to the RTA rapid transit tracks and are dubbed the North Lawn and the South Lawn — still are in the works, Mr. Rubin said. Concepts for an amphitheater on the south side and 'reading gardens and a very iconic water sculpture' on the north are complete, Mr. Rubin said, though it will be awhile before they're a reality.

Whatever happend to this? Were visuals ever released?

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #79 on: January 20, 2012, 01:59:04 PM »
Not sure this is the right place for this comment.

It seems to me that the #1 development thing S.S. could do would be to push the city and RTA to connect S.S. to U. circle with a light rail link.  It is a PITA to get from SS to UC on the bus and UC doesn't have anywhere near enough housing.  CH is just up the hill but that is a PTIA too in bad weather.

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« Reply #80 on: January 20, 2012, 02:12:33 PM »
I too have always thought the connection between Shaker Square and University Circle is for some strange reason "difficult" (especially considering they are so close to one another).  However, I don't believe that, for about 100 reasons (money being the number one reason of course but not the sole reason) there will be any light rail development any where in Cleveland in the near, or even distant future, no matter how much fun we have with such planning on this board.  I would imagine the closest possibility would be an extension of the Blue Line, which is still in its infancy.

Perhaps some some sort of dedicated shuttle would work.  This would mean a unique style bus that passengers would instantly recognize as the Shaker Square - UC shuttle.  It would have to also run often as well as early and very late and serve the whole surrounding square as well as Larchmere and have multiple stops on the circle.

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #81 on: January 20, 2012, 02:15:45 PM »
Not sure this is the right place for this comment.

It seems to me that the #1 development thing S.S. could do would be to push the city and RTA to connect S.S. to U. circle with a light rail link.  It is a PITA to get from SS to UC on the bus and UC doesn't have anywhere near enough housing.  CH is just up the hill but that is a PTIA too in bad weather.

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Using what right of way and funding?? Stokes/MLK would be a waste of money as the majority of the street from UC to 116 would have no passenger pickup/drop off.  Also where would you route a train into Shaker Square?? The connection would need to be on 116 street, not SS, as there is no place to turn the train.
 
 The option to connect SS with UC via rail now, would be to travel up Cedar, Fairmount, then south on Coventry and somehow turn the train west so that it can us the flyover tracks in front of my house, to reverse.

Or up the hill via MLK/116, then East on Shaker Blvd and use the flyover to turn the trains.

Personally, as a resident, and a user of the 48, that route runs fine and has high frequencies.  Too me more priority should placed on connecting Severance and Coventry and/or Cedar-Fairmont, Cedar-Lee, Cedar-Taylor and Cedar-Center with rail to UC first.
 
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #82 on: January 20, 2012, 02:17:35 PM »
What is this new construction?

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.48378,-81.597374&spn=0.001554,0.002411&gl=us&vpsrc=0&t=h&z=19

Very good question. I did a Google search on the approximate address and added the words "apartment construction" and found this:

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/bbs/agenda/2010/AGENDA09292010.pdf

Kappa House II, Inc., Owner of the Property appeals from an ADJUDICATION ORDER
(erect a 4 story 37 unit senior housing building); dated August 24, 2010; appellant request
variances for two items on the Adjudication Order, and states that the kappa House II is a
new 4 story VB construction facility with 36 one bedroom units and one two bedroom unit
housing facility for Senior Citizens. It is being built adjacent to the Kappa House I facility, also
for Senior Citizens which is a 7 story building with a 2B construction type. The two buildings
are joined by a one story connection have 0-ft distance between them for 72.5 ft. on the first
floor.


I also see there's a new apartment building on the opposing (NW) corner of Shaker and East 121st. The building is called Winpisinger Place, 12025 Shaker Boulevard....

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sugexp=pfwl&tok=qE9LzzrOY3J8im1TNq548A&cp=6&gs_id=3m&xhr=t&fhp=1&biw=1023&bih=665&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Winpisinger+Place,+Cleveland&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Winpisinger+Place,+Cleveland&cid=0,0,7635928769519374170&ei=h7sZT7HnAuqW2AXksd3YCw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&sqi=2&ved=0CAkQ_BI
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #83 on: January 20, 2012, 02:31:39 PM »
^ Thank KJP!

Im surprised Shaker Square doesn't get more market rate new construction like several other neighborhoods are getting.

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« Reply #84 on: January 20, 2012, 02:39:07 PM »
^There have been a couple projects on Larchmere over the past 20 years, plus the very upscale and well done townhouse development at Fairhill/North Moreland/South Park.  There really isn't all that much vacant land in the prime areas of the neighborhood though.
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2012, 03:03:08 PM »
^ Thank KJP!

Im surprised Shaker Square doesn't get more market rate new construction like several other neighborhoods are getting.

Our neighborhood is a mixed neighborhood that is stable. We have medium class/working class families to upper middle class families, college students, first time owners/renters on up to upscale condo owners.  SS - the Cleveland and Shaker - portions are mature so there isn't a lot to (re)develop.  Many buildings are landmark protected along with the square so conversion on buildings are expensive.
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #86 on: September 19, 2012, 09:21:10 AM »
Just south of the square......

Ordinance No. 1229-12(Ward 6, Councilmember Mitchell): Authorizing the Director of Capital Projects to issue a permit to the Ludlow Community Association to encroach into the public right-of-way of Hampton Road by installing, using, and maintaining a 15 foot by 15 foot public art object consisting of twelve 6” X 96” triangular columns.

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« Reply #87 on: November 12, 2012, 11:23:26 PM »
I've been hanging out on the East Side more lately. I had not really been on the Larchmere strip in about five years. I really liked how things are going vertical there. There are two very nice new condominium buildings I had not seen before, and some new shops like Four and Twenty and another one on the second floor of a building called Eclectic Eccentric.

But I think the best thing on Larchmere is Felice Urban Cafe. The remodel of that century home into a three level restaurant is really cool. The first floor dining room, enclosed porch, second floor bar and lounge, and third floor lounge all have a different atmosphere. The music being played included jazz, rock and roll, and indie dance music. The crowd was diverse and lively. The food was superb and everything is under twenty dollars for entres and under ten for starters. The Shaker Square area needs more hip casual places like Felice.

I guess Bon Vivant is following suit and plans to remodel its second and third floors into a bar and lounge. 

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« Reply #88 on: November 13, 2012, 10:00:56 AM »
Felice? Is that the name of the owner? If so, interesting.
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« Reply #89 on: November 13, 2012, 10:43:00 AM »
I've been hanging out on the East Side more lately. I had not really been on the Larchmere strip in about five years. I really liked how things are going vertical there. There are two very nice new condominium buildings I had not seen before, and some new shops like Four and Twenty and another one on the second floor of a building called Eclectic Eccentric.

But I think the best thing on Larchmere is Felice Urban Cafe. The remodel of that century home into a three level restaurant is really cool. The first floor dining room, enclosed porch, second floor bar and lounge, and third floor lounge all have a different atmosphere. The music being played included jazz, rock and roll, and indie dance music. The crowd was diverse and lively. The food was superb and everything is under twenty dollars for entres and under ten for starters. The Shaker Square area needs more hip casual places like Felice.

I guess Bon Vivant is following suit and plans to remodel its second and third floors into a bar and lounge. 

Yes, love Felice, (pretty sure same owner as Lave Lounge and Fat Cats in Tremont (Ricardo Sandoval)), but agree that the east side could use more hip/casual places.  Im still pulling for a Deagans type place for Lee.   

Although dont discount the Jewish deli's and diners on the east side! 
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« Reply #90 on: November 13, 2012, 05:30:29 PM »
Ricardo isn't actually the owner of Felice. He is the head chef and general manager. Many of the servers also work at Fat Cats and Lava Lounge. Felice is owned by Margaret Mueller. She is in her 80s, lives in the neighborhood, and I believe she owns a number of residential properties in the area that are leased. It was a contractor who suggested this property be converted into something commercial for public use. Anyway, everyone has done a really nice job making this a neat restaurant.

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« Reply #91 on: November 13, 2012, 05:38:00 PM »
Gotcha..  I only recently realized he was involved and then saw some of the similarities..  Now I recall Margaret though.   

Is Bon Vivant the old Vine and Bean?
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« Reply #92 on: November 19, 2012, 11:26:45 PM »
New Pop-Up Shop at Shaker Square
Posted by: lmills    Posted on: 19 November 2012 at 10:00 am

Cosmic Bobbins is “popping up” a holiday storefront at 13226 Shaker Square from

now through December 24. Eco-minded entrepreneur Sharie Renee, founder of sustainable lifestyles

brand Cosmic Bobbins, says the Pop-Up Shop creates an opportunity to share her vision to create a

global community where sustainability, upcycling and art can come together to inspire social good as a way

of life.

http://www.neighborhood-voice.com/2012/11/19/new-pop-up-shop-at-shaker-square/
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« Reply #93 on: September 04, 2013, 11:40:50 PM »
not quite development...but am I correct this is incorrect??  http://videos.cleveland.com/plain-dealer/2013/09/carolyn_wipper_shows_her_morel.html
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #94 on: December 07, 2013, 02:31:16 AM »
Is there a Larchmere thread??

Larchmere historic business district application in the works

Thomas Jewell, Sun News By  Thomas Jewell, Sun News   
on December 02, 2013 at 9:30 PM, updated December 03, 2013 at 9:11 AM


CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Upon further review, an application for historic district status will cater more to the longstanding business sense of Larchmere Boulevard.

Most of the groundwork was done several years ago by Heather Fisher, then a graduate student going for her Master's degree in Historic Preservation at Ursuline College.

"It started out as my thesis project and it became a viable historic district proposal from there," said Fisher, who submitted a preliminary application to the Ohio Historic Preservation Office in January 2012.

But the project was shelved until earlier this year after Fisher was offered a full-time job elsewhere. Then Marie Rose Andriadi, co-owner of Larchmere's Bon Vivant restaurant, took over as lead consultant.

http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2013/12/larchmere_historic_business_di.html
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #95 on: December 07, 2013, 09:44:00 AM »
Is there a Larchmere thread??


Not that I'm aware of. I could rename this the "Cleveland: Shaker Square-Larchmere Developments" thread.
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perspectus architecture completes merger, doubles office footprint at shaker square
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Perspectus Architecture recently completed a merger with HFP/Ambuske Architects, bringing five jobs from Beachwood to Cleveland. Perspectus will remain in its second floor offices on the southeast quadrant of Shaker Square, where it has doubled its office space and is in the process of remodeling.

"Our focus is firmly based in healthcare," says Perspectus principal Larry Fischer of both companies. "We saw a lot of advantages in getting together."

Staying and growing at Shaker Square seemed like a no-brainer, he adds. "When we were looking for space, we wanted a venue or neighborhood that had a certain cool factor to it," says Fischer, who has expanded from a single 900-square-foot office to 10,000 square feet on the entire second floor of his building in the past 14 years. "We probably couldn’t afford being downtown in the primary core. There's a lot happening at Shaker Square."

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« Reply #97 on: April 04, 2014, 05:12:54 PM »
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« Reply #98 on: April 04, 2014, 05:31:23 PM »
Great news for a great neighborhood.

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« Reply #99 on: July 28, 2014, 06:47:39 PM »
NOTE: month old article but apparently went by unnoticed.

County Board of Revision forecloses on Larchmere's Sedlak building

By Thomas Jewell, Sun News
on June 17, 2014 at 12:43 PM, updated June 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County officials plan to put Larchmere's long-vacant Sedlak building up for Sheriff's Sale, possibly this summer.

If no one wants to start the bidding at $225,000 to pay off back taxes, this could finally clear the way for the county Land Bank to briefly take ownership of the property before turning it over to investor Michael Montlack for redevelopment.

The county Board of Revision moved the property into foreclosure June 13 after making a formal determination that any current and purported interest in buying the site had evaporated.

A lien holder on the property, located at Larchmere and 127th Street, last year had a "For Sale" sign placed on the building and claimed to have a buyer lined up with an asking price of $399,000, buying some time in the foreclosure process for another six months.

http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2014/06/county_board_of_revision_forec.html

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