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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #360 on: July 20, 2017, 08:31:49 AM »
I saw steel already up when riding past a couple of days ago right between phase 1 and the parking garage.

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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #361 on: August 20, 2017, 10:38:17 AM »
$38 million Residence Inn is planned for University Circle

A new hotel will complete the Finch Group's development plan for the Innova complex on the western edge of University Circle. But Wes Finch, chairman of the Boca Raton, Fla.-based development firm, said he's not done with what's called Upper Chester, which he has been working on for more than a decade.

Cleveland City Council last week approved a 10-year, 60% tax abatement for the 175-suite, extended-stay Residence Inn University Circle/Medical Center at East 101st Street and Chester Avenue. A city analysis of the project estimated it will create 200 construction and 43 permanent, full-time-equivalent jobs.

Alexander DelMonte, president of the DelMonte Hotel Group, which is building and will manage the hotel, told Crain's Cleveland Business that if construction goes as planned, the $38 million, eight-story extended-stay hotel should open in December 2018. The 175 suites will be a mix of studio and one-bedroom units, DelMonte said.

http:/http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170820/NEWS/170829996/-38-million-residence-inn-is-planned-for-university-circle
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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #362 on: August 21, 2017, 10:53:31 AM »
Crains article on Residence Inn linked above is not correct.  Here is the link:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170820/NEWS/170829996/-38-million-residence-inn-is-planned-for-university-circle

That article contains some interesting tidbits - I did not know that "Upper Chester" extends all the way north to Hough Avenue. 

And, buried at the bottom, we get this:

After that, Finch believes he'll get another development opportunity with the Nord Family Greenway, a $21 million, under-construction narrow park that runs east from the north end of Upper Chester at East 101st, crosses in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art before ending on the CWRU campus at the Tinkham Veale University Center.

"When the Greenway gets completed, we'll figure something out," he said. "Picture an eight- or nine-story building. You'll be looking straight down the Greenway."


Haven't heard this before.  It would hopefully help this development leak into neighborhood a bit more.







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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #363 on: August 21, 2017, 12:08:49 PM »
Nord Family Greenway, a $21 million, under-construction narrow park that runs east from the north end of Upper Chester at East 101st, crosses in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art before ending on the CWRU campus at the Tinkham Veale University Center.

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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #364 on: October 05, 2017, 07:45:32 AM »
It appears that construction is starting on the dental clinic.  Site prep and new construction fence.

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« Reply #365 on: October 06, 2017, 10:09:07 AM »
Nord Family Greenway, a $21 million, under-construction narrow park that runs east from the north end of Upper Chester at East 101st, crosses in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art before ending on the CWRU campus at the Tinkham Veale University Center.

Cool.


this is just great to see. the nord family and nordson do quite a bit of philanthrophy. they fund around oberlin, like the allen museum, a mental health clinic in lorain and they do for lccc, just to mention a few of many examples. i have always admired their thoughtful and carefully targeted choices. its really something and quite commendable. i dk what we would all do without people and businesses like that giving back.

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« Reply #366 on: January 31, 2018, 05:13:17 PM »
Curious if this is for a new phase of development?? This is located between Newton (great street!) and Woodward avenues...

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Calendar No. 18-10: 1852-56 E. 101 St. Ward 7
Basheer S. Jones
11 Notices
Cleveland Construction Inc., proposes to establish use as temporary storage of a construction trailer
and parking on a vacant parcel owned by the City of Cleveland located in an E2 Multi-Family
Residential District. The applicant appeals for relief from the strict application of the following
sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:
1. Section 337.08 which states that in Multi-Family District storage of a construction trailer is not
a permitted use.
2. Section 329.06 which states that The board of Zoning Appeals may, after public notice and
hearing and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, permit in undeveloped sections
of the city for not more than a two (2) year period a building or other structure or use which
does not conform to the use regulation of the district in which it is to be located. Such permit
may be renewed for two (2) year period when the general conditions of the neighborhood
have remained practically unchanged.
3. Section 327.02(e) which states that this application is for PPN 119-12-058 a plot plan drawn to
scale shall be submitted with each application.
4. Section 349.07 which states that the parking lot must be paved and drained within lot.
5. Section 349.13 which states that parking in a residential district requires BZA approval.
(Received January 9, 2018)

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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #367 on: February 01, 2018, 07:09:28 AM »
Possibly the hotel portion of nova.

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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #368 on: February 01, 2018, 11:42:28 AM »
Is Upper Chester really the name of this neighborhood? I've honestly never heard of it until I joined this forum. It sounds more like a kinky sexual favor than a neighborhood to me.

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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #369 on: February 01, 2018, 11:45:02 AM »
^Pretty sure the name was made up to market/brand the neighborhood about 10 years ago as part of the ongoing redevelopment push.

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« Reply #370 on: February 01, 2018, 11:49:42 AM »
I actually thought it was just the name of a specific development over there until right now.

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« Reply #371 on: February 01, 2018, 12:00:04 PM »
^Depends what you mean by "a development."  It was definitely pushed by a developer (Finch), but covered several city blocks, outlining a vision for several different projects. So far we've seen Innova and the low-income senior housing project. I think we're supposed to see the dental clinic soon and hopefully we'll hear about more stuff.

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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #372 on: February 01, 2018, 12:33:05 PM »
dental building and hotel construction already started....

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« Reply #373 on: February 01, 2018, 12:42:24 PM »
^I should have guessed.

I'm hoping we hear about some infill residential projects in the blocks north of Innova soon. I have no inside info, but seems like a good bet. Not sure how consolidated lot ownership is, though.  I noticed this corner lot is for sale (for an insane price), which could mean nothing or something: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1847-E-97th-St_Cleveland_OH_44106_M34620-09311

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« Reply #374 on: February 01, 2018, 12:46:30 PM »
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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #375 on: February 02, 2018, 09:10:48 PM »
I really want to like the Innova project from a design standpoint but I hate how separated it feels from the actual street. Instead of interacting with the street that "buffer" that they created with the trees and small parking lot really makes it feel like its own separate community. Plus the colors are meh, the street interaction or lack thereof annoy me the most though.

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« Reply #376 on: February 23, 2018, 01:53:06 AM »
Just stumbled on this for-sale listing (listed Feb. 16) which includes an office development site plan I have not seen before, located just west of the Upper Chester development. It's called "Core 90." What's interesting is that this is not a lease listing to seek tenants but a for-sale listing which means that the property owner (Central Property 2, LLC, whose agent is Fadi Boumitri, which owns many properties on either side of East 90th street north of Chester) does not wish to pursue that proposed site plan. So what is the status of that plan?

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1910-E-90th-St-Cleveland-OH/11627896/

1910 E 90th St
Cleveland, OH 4410

Status:   For Sale
Price:   Price Not Disclosed
Property Type:   Office
Sub-Type:   Office
Building Size:   94,000 SF
Building Class   A
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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #377 on: February 23, 2018, 02:12:24 AM »
That's such an odd plan.  I never would have imagined, even with all the development pushing that way, that we'd see proposals to turn the residential streets north of Chester into offices.

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« Reply #378 on: February 23, 2018, 02:15:57 AM »
And it's not much vacant land there either. There are some substantial, old apartment blocks that would have to be demolished to make way for this. Central Property 2, LLC already owns most of those apartment buildings.

Correction:  It appears that the property for sale at/near the Northwest corner of East 90th and Chester is owned either by the neighboring church on East 89th street, or Orca House Inc. If so, then why is the above Core 90 development even mentioned?
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« Reply #379 on: February 23, 2018, 10:44:57 AM »
Another correction....

The parcel number on that sale listing is 119-08-053. The address for that parcel is NOT 1910 East 90th, as shown on the listing. Instead, it's 1886 E 93 ST, CLEVELAND, OH. The current owner of that parcel is E93 LLC whose statutory agent is John Paul Lucci, a partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

This parcel is not in the footprint of the Core 90 development. It's across from the street from the planned dental school/clinic: https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,13381.msg849979.html#msg849979

So why is that development heavily promoted in the sale of this parcel??
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« Reply #380 on: February 23, 2018, 04:11:44 PM »
To jack up the price on their parcel without doing any planning or improvements themselves.

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« Reply #381 on: February 23, 2018, 06:23:06 PM »
To jack up the price on their parcel without doing any planning or improvements themselves.

Sounds weird to me. If this was your friendly neighborhood lawyer Saul doing this, sure. But that's a pretty big time law firm involved here.
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« Reply #382 on: February 23, 2018, 06:43:17 PM »
The ad makes it look like you're buying what's in the rendering.

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« Reply #383 on: March 06, 2018, 06:05:54 PM »
Crains article on Residence Inn linked above is not correct.  Here is the link:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170820/NEWS/170829996/-38-million-residence-inn-is-planned-for-university-circle

That article contains some interesting tidbits - I did not know that "Upper Chester" extends all the way north to Hough Avenue. 

And, buried at the bottom, we get this:

After that, Finch believes he'll get another development opportunity with the Nord Family Greenway, a $21 million, under-construction narrow park that runs east from the north end of Upper Chester at East 101st, crosses in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art before ending on the CWRU campus at the Tinkham Veale University Center.

"When the Greenway gets completed, we'll figure something out," he said. "Picture an eight- or nine-story building. You'll be looking straight down the Greenway."


Haven't heard this before.  It would hopefully help this development leak into neighborhood a bit more.









Just spoke to a contractor who says he has won a bid for supplies and installation (can't say for what or it will reveal him) with Finch on a 10-story building with mixed-use but mostly apartments across East 105th from Park Lane Villa. Is this the parking lot shown in the above graphic that looks east, right at the new greenway? Or is this actually on East 101st?

EDIT: BTW the parking lot just west of East 105th in the graphic above is owned by CWRU and the land just west of it, across East 101st, is owned by the city's land reutilization program. I'd feel better about the above information if Finch already owned the property for Innova Phase ??. And I could only guess which site's land owner is easier to deal with in acquisition talks.
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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #384 on: April 05, 2018, 03:27:09 PM »
The HEC webcam pulled back enough to check on the progress at Innova.

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« Reply #385 on: April 05, 2018, 03:30:30 PM »
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« Reply #386 on: May 09, 2018, 05:15:56 PM »
Eight-story Residence Inn hotel is rising at the east end of Innova


60-unit complex of affordable apartments for the elderly dental school is rising at the west end of Innova
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Re: Cleveland: Upper Chester
« Reply #387 on: May 09, 2018, 05:21:29 PM »
I think that's the dental school, and the 60 unit senior apts are further up East 97th, and already built.

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« Reply #388 on: May 09, 2018, 05:24:28 PM »
I think that's the dental school, and the 60 unit senior apts are further up East 97th, and already built.

Yes, that's correct. That's some pretty significant construction for a dental school.
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« Reply #389 on: May 09, 2018, 06:06:01 PM »
I think that's the dental school, and the 60 unit senior apts are further up East 97th, and already built.

Isn't it a clinic associated with the dental school?  Free treatment for the neighborhood, provided you don't mind the dentist is still a student.
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