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Author Topic: Cleveland: Cudell/West Boulevard: Development and News  (Read 3569 times)

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Offline freefourur

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Re: Cleveland: Cudell/West Boulevard: Development and News
« Reply #180 on: January 17, 2018, 02:56:22 PM »
Dona Brady is as worthless as t**s on a bull.

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Re: Cleveland: Cudell/West Boulevard: Development and News
« Reply #181 on: January 17, 2018, 03:19:50 PM »
http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2018/01192018/index.php

Councilmember Brady is pushing an emergency ordinance to revoke the landmark status of a vacant apartment building across the street from the rapid station. The intent seems to be that they can demolish it and use it as leverage by giving it to the neighboring vacant restaurant as a parking lot. Someone has actually been trying to buy this building and restore it for the past eight months, but Councilmember Brady and the Westown CDC see a parking lot as a better use.

We're really killing it with the TOD, aren't we?

Cudell is the worst CDC ever.

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Re: Cleveland: Cudell/West Boulevard: Development and News
« Reply #182 on: January 17, 2018, 03:26:29 PM »
Cudell Improvement has actually been pretty motivated in getting this building restored. However, because of the weird ward boundaries, the building falls within a slim area controlled by Westown.

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« Reply #183 on: January 18, 2018, 05:40:08 AM »
If I were able I'd attend the meeting to oppose.   Unfortunately have a trip leaving later this morning....

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« Reply #184 on: January 19, 2018, 01:41:11 PM »
Planning Commission tabled the item. Discussion lasted approximately 1.5 hours, Councilmember Zone shed light on the fact someone has been trying to buy the apartment building.

Councilmember Brady and Westown CDC said they had no knowledge of this purchase agreement, nor did they have any knowledge of the NOACA TOD study.

Most of the CPC concern stemmed from the precedent set by this accelerated process and, specifically, the longterm implications of removing a parcel from a historic district thereby forfeiting the ability of the commission and community to have any future say in the use of the land (it seems like Brady really wants a parking lot). This method has been used before, but it was also by Brady so she could demolish a building across the street from the Variety Theater and build a parking lot there.

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Re: Cleveland: Cudell/West Boulevard: Development and News
« Reply #185 on: January 19, 2018, 02:17:30 PM »
That's good news. Hopefully the owners can negotiate a sale to somebody that wants to renovate.

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« Reply #186 on: January 21, 2018, 12:39:42 PM »
Wow, how can Westown CDC and Dona Brady not know about the NOACA TOD initiative? Looks like we have a failure to communicate and/or pay attention.
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« Reply #187 on: January 21, 2018, 03:08:09 PM »
Or willful ignorance.

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« Reply #188 on: January 21, 2018, 11:05:11 PM »
Wow, how can Westown CDC and Dona Brady not know about the NOACA TOD initiative? Looks like we have a failure to communicate and/or pay attention.

Doesn't surprise me at all. 

I emailed Matt Zone prior to the meeting and he responded saying he was going to be there to voice concerns.  Apparently he did a good job of that!

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« Reply #189 on: January 22, 2018, 08:25:46 AM »
The next step in the process will be for the Cudell Design Review Committee to schedule the demolition for review at their meeting. Then there will have to be a site visit with the interested parties to see the condition of the property. Then it will go to the Landmarks Commission for approval or denial of the demolition. That's the process that should have happened but Brady just bypassed all of those steps and went for rescinding the landmark status of the property.

There needs to be a larger public meeting on this for all residents of the Historic District to weigh in on the demolition. It should probably include all the residents in the immediate vicinity of the property who are not in the district as well.

Generally Council members don't speak against other Council members plans but since this Historic District is in both wards Zone needed to say something.