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^I probably haven't heard this since the seventies-early 80's. (Justice Center, Sohio, One Cleveland, and several other buildings along E 9th and 12th). It seems like about every 15 years, a building boom hits Cleveland. That's the way they describe it on the news.
Wasn't there some talk a while back that some of the E 12th street action would include residential specifically catering to gays? Not sure exactly what that involves, but apparently it's an untapped market in Cleveland.
^Yes and no - the problem with promoting to target groups is that so (soooo) often, the efforts come off as contrived. You're also trying to reach a demographic that is as fickle as the day is long, and is usually a little too worldly to be persuaded by the usual CVB marketing efforts. For example, a travel brochure with a rainbow flag and a smiling gay couple with the Cleveland skyline in the distance would read as ultra-cheesey. You also run the risk of promoting Cleveland to be something it isn't - sure, the nightlife is decent and yes, the community is pretty sizable but don't try to convince the average 'mo that Edgewater/Clifton is the next WeHo, Chelsea or Castro.
Hey MayDay, correct if I'm wrong, but does that Forest City Picture show the NikeTown sitting over the unfinished portion of the Landmark Office Tower (left unfinished since the depression?) I hate to say it, 'cause i'm no fan of Forest City, but I'm starting to warm to the idea of a convention center there. If the mall becomes abandoned...the redevelopment opportunitites around it could be awesome (imagine a cool neighborhood of Park Avenue type buildings overlooking Malls A and B rising where the current County Office Bldg. and 113 St. Clair sit today...)
Those are added reasons why a 30-story apartment or condo tower would be the "highest and best use" of that site. Imagine that tower picture I posted not as offices or a hotel, but market-rate residential.Turn that thumbs down to thumbs up...we're in agreement here!KJP
the mall and everything around there isnt in the highest potential use because no one LIVES there. the convention center aint gonna fix it either. although i think they would have to reroute the roads if they built a tower in that shape, it juts out rather far...