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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2006, 10:30:38 AM »
Developers, Case sign memo for 'college town'
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Tom Breckenridge
Plain Dealer Reporter

Two developers making their mark in Cleveland's core are ready to tackle the much-anticipated "college town" development in University Circle.

Developers Nathan Zaremba and MRN Ltd., in a joint venture, have signed a letter of intent with Case Western Reserve University to pursue the $120 million mix of arts, retail and dwellings.

It's planned for about eight acres north and south of Euclid Avenue, east of the Ford Drive-Mayfield Road intersection.

http://www.cleveland.com/plaindealer/stories/index.ssf?/base/isedu/1165924555110800.xml&coll=2
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2006, 10:55:28 AM »
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"We're ready to go," said John Wheeler, Case's vice president for Cleveland and regional affairs. "This is the first step in a long process, but we're optimistic."

Well, I don't know about "first step," but it's still on the early end of things.  It's progress, which we haven't seen in some time, but we're still just back to where we were several months ago when the first "new" development team was assembled (and subsequently fell apart). 

I'm interested to see what they're thinking of for a timeline.  I'm under the impression that the earliest conceivable groundbreaking is still more than 12 months away...
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2006, 01:21:09 PM »
I wonder about the timeline to. I would prefer sooner, but twelve months is fine for me just as long as the project gets complete.

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2006, 05:12:00 PM »
MRN has already done a bunch of work for this project.  I'm not sure how much of it will be kept with Zaremba coming in, but they shouldn't have to start all over with the market analysis and all that...  hopefully they're on to financing the thing, securing tenants and getting architectural and construction documents ready!

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2007, 02:00:49 PM »
Sounds exciting.  The museum, along with the Triangle project, in total, will finally pull the great U. Circle together as a retail and housing area bonding with the already world-class institutions.  Question:

I'm not quite sure where "lot 45" is and how these buildings will be situated.  Also, am I to understand they want to build a condo tower on East Blvd on top of a new CIA building at the current location?  How will that work? anyone got a map?  

lot 45 is the huge surface lot that is located between the Triangle apartment buildings and the train tracks.

I've heard that Zaremba and MRN have pulled in some California designer to work on their plans for the Triangle. This all is very interesting.

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2007, 02:20:00 PM »
Despite these being sincere plans with true momentum, all of this is so preliminary that I don't believe there are any renderings or site plans out there, aside from those being worked on by Zaremba & MRN for the Triangle.  I haven't seen anything from CIA or MOCA.  Go ahead an propose some, though!  There will certainly be public meetings to discuss these large projects and it would help to have thought through the process yourself before attending.

All in all, these projects are very exciting and the notable architects will only serve to make the projects more appealing to a broader audience and not just shoppers, residents and students.

The East Boulevard CIA site is very interesting to think about because of its proximity to CMA and its neighbors all being academic buildings under 5 stories.  A high-rise condo tower won't be an obvious construct for the site, but could be done well if mixed with buildings that fill out the rest of the site.  That's my take on it for now, anyway...

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2007, 08:02:02 AM »
so does anyone have any updates on the Ford/Euclid (the beach?) property?

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2007, 08:08:24 AM »
Its part of the Triangle project. From what I hear/deduce, its moving along. 

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2007, 09:19:33 AM »
You heard correctly...there should be some community meetings in the near future. 

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2007, 12:28:23 PM »
Regarding the redev of the Triangle at Ford & Euclid, there are some fun drawings to look at on the Terra-Mark website.  BTW, Terra-Mark was recently announced as leading the retail study commissioned by Dwntwn Clv Alliance, Gateway, & Playhouse Square for lower Euclid.

http://www.terremarkpartners.com/

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2007, 01:45:58 PM »
Regarding the redev of the Triangle at Ford & Euclid, there are some fun drawings to look at on the Terra-Mark website.  BTW, Terra-Mark was recently announced as leading the retail study commissioned by Dwntwn Clv Alliance, Gateway, & Playhouse Square for lower Euclid.

http://www.terremarkpartners.com/

The siteplan looks excellent this will definitely do much to keep people around the area after school and work.

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2007, 02:11:30 PM »
wow i really hope that stuff gets built, it would be amazing density and would keep people around in the evenings.

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2007, 01:51:52 PM »
Regarding the redev of the Triangle at Ford & Euclid, there are some fun drawings to look at on the Terra-Mark website.  BTW, Terra-Mark was recently announced as leading the retail study commissioned by Dwntwn Clv Alliance, Gateway, & Playhouse Square for lower Euclid.

http://www.terremarkpartners.com/

Am I crazy or were the sketeches removed from the web site?  I wonder if Terremark caught flak for posting something so tentative.  Anyone have any sense how these designs really are progressing?

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2007, 11:43:48 AM »
Charter One expands 'Uptown Initiative'
By SHAWN A. TURNER
11:37 am, April 25, 2007

Charter One Bank today announced it was adding new programs to its three-year, $150 million “Uptown Initiative” meant to spur development in the neighborhoods around University Circle.

More at:
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20070425/FREE/70425004
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2007, 10:10:15 AM »
Are they still pushing "Uptown"?

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2007, 02:36:38 PM »
From Crain's: 


Cleve Foundation issues $13.5M in grants
By SHANNON MORTLAND
2:34 pm, September 21, 2007

The Cleveland Foundation today announced it has awarded $13.5 million in grants to local organizations, with the largest grant of $1.5 million given to the Musical Arts Association.

The association will use $1 million to help the Cleveland Orchestra implement its strategic plan. The remaining $500,000 will help finance the orchestra’s education and community outreach programs in 2008.

More at:
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20070921/FREE/70921019/1048/newsletter01
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2007, 03:20:56 PM »
University Circle developers announce a high quality short list of architects for the Triangle
Posted by Plain Dealer Architecture Critic Steven Litt September 21, 2007 11:12AM
Categories: Architecture


The developers of the much-awaited Triangle project in Cleveland's University Circle have always said they wanted to aim high architecturally. Now, they're backing up words with action.

Developer Nathan Zaremba, speaking for himself and his partners, Richard and Ari Maron, announced a shortlist of six candidates, one local and five national, including highly respected firms such as Office dA of Boston and Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects of San Francisco.

More at cleveland.com http://www.cleveland.com
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2007, 03:21:45 PM »
And finally a blogger on cleveland.com gets it:


I recognize several internationally-noted and forward thinking design operations within this short list. This corner - a new intersection of contemporary art and culture in this City deserves a high-reaching standard for the mixed-use development, complementing goals of the CIA and MOCA expansions.

With that said, I find it most unfortunate (and frankly, worrisome) to see City Architecture on the shortlist. While I am generally very supportive of providing local architects an opportunity for top notch commissions, I can't say that I find City Architecture's portfolio of work matching the quality of most other shortlisted firms or indicative of work on the cusp of a 'break-through' contemporary design commission.

I am of the personal opinion that community leaders, architecture advocates, planning experts, and artists should demand the very best (in aesthetics, functionality, permanence) for the Triangle development - and I am concerned that City Architecture would not deliver.

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« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2007, 03:44:39 PM »
University Circle developers announce a high quality short list of architects for the Triangle

Oh man is this good news.  Can't wait to research the portfolios of these guys.  I really hope they do pick a couple of these firms so there's some variety- that site is huge!

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #80 on: September 21, 2007, 03:46:15 PM »
Then again, it could be an opportunity for City Architecture to directly work with more groundbreaking firms (since they're considering utilizing multiple firms), and thus start producing less conservative designs. I have to imagine at the price point they're going with, not every single buyer would want something ultra-modern.

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« Reply #81 on: September 21, 2007, 03:54:05 PM »
"not every single buyer would want something ultra-modern."

There's plenty on conservative residential options throughout the city.  Don't screw this one up with fake Doric columns and crown molding next to a peak of contemporary architecture.
MVRDV, FOA, throw in officeDA for the mixed use, and that's a hell of a lineup on one block.

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #82 on: September 21, 2007, 04:00:36 PM »
^That's kind of how I feel.  If somone wants something traditional, they can buy a condo at the Moreland Courts or a house in Cleveland Heights.  Or maybe a Park Lane Villa condo in a few years...  I know, not really comperable, but this is a pretty unique opportunity to build some cool stuff.

In any case, this has to be build in at least a few phases, no?  I'm sure they'll play with the designs as they roll them out.

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« Reply #83 on: September 21, 2007, 05:23:05 PM »
Cool. I hope that we get to hear some news soon about this development. It would really solidify the area.

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2007, 01:06:29 PM »
Yes I did.  I just started a new thread for the Uptown - University Arts & Retail District in University Circle.  Why?  Because the developers finally signed the development agreement and picked their architects:

Architects chosen for Triangle development
Posted by Plain Dealer Architecture Critic Steven Litt October 05, 2007 11:43AM
Categories: Architecture

It's official: Developers for the new Triangle project in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood are the first in the city's history to hire star-quality architects to design a major urban residential project.

Developer Nathan Zaremba announced today that he and his partners, Rick and Ari Maron, have hired Saitowitz Natoma Architects of San Francisco and Office dA of Boston to design multistory, mixed-use apartment and retail buildings at the Triangle.

More at cleveland.com http://www.cleveland.com
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« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2007, 02:16:55 PM »
^ That's great news. I can't wait to see the plan. Am I correct in my understanding that Zaremba and Maron are only working on the Triangle piece? How are plans proceeding on the north side of Euclid? Does UCI own that parcel or have development rights there? I can't remember the details for how quickly planning was going on for that parcel, other than recalling that the Hessler folks were (as always) not supportive of the idea of development there.

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« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2007, 02:32:25 PM »
As confusing as the multiple names for this project have been over the years, from College Town to UARD to Uptown to the Triangle, this article doesn't make anything much clearer.  I think Litt may be confusing people here by calling it the Triangle, because that is specifically the CWRU-owned part of the project south of Euclid and east of Mayfield.  North of Euclid and east of Ford "the Beach" is UCI-owned property that is also part of the development.

It's also interesting to note that this is not the first time in the history of the project that "starchitects" have been involved in planning and designing the site.  In the 1970s, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Burj Dubai, Canary Wharf, Lever House, and on...), and Fred Toguchi Associates (prolific local firm) did a plan for the site which was not far from what is planned for the site today. 

In any case, the entire Uptown area is shaping up to be quite a compendium of big projects.  There will be no shortage of architectural ego in this little corner of the city... let's hope they can play nice!
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2007, 02:44:32 PM »
Architects involved:

Saitowitz Natoma Architects- http://www.saitowitz.com/

Office dA- http://www.officeda.com/

Foreign Office Architects- http://www.f-o-a.net/

MVRDV- http://www.mvrdv.nl/_v2/

City Architecture- http://www.cityarch.com/

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2007, 02:52:11 PM »
Uptown :|

EDIT: I am very exited about this development, don't get me wrong.  But, uptown seems uninspired and tired.  I get that they are trying to make it the equivalent of downtown, but why not compare public square to university circle

If you are in the middle of downtown and want to go to the center of culture in Cleveland, take the line from the square, past the quadrangle, and once you hit the triangle, you are in the middle of the circle.  It could not be any clearer.  :)
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« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2007, 03:00:06 PM »
Thank God City Architecture is religated to being only the local architect.  This little triangle is going to be so bad ass.