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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5130 on: September 17, 2017, 11:50:05 AM »
Finally! We have a name!



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« Reply #5131 on: September 19, 2017, 09:09:36 AM »
Last week's agenda suddenly appeared this morning. Anyone know if CMSD is proposing anything different? No images accompany the agenda like they usually do....

5. Case 17-025 (15-072) (CP 4/27/17)
Gordon Square Historic District
4600 Detroit Avenue
New Construction West Side High School
Ward 15
Zone
Jeff Henderson
Then Design
Hollie Dellisanti
CMSD

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2017/09142017/CLC-9-14-17_AGENDA.pdf
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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5132 on: September 20, 2017, 08:05:05 AM »
New $60M Ohio City apartment/retail project is reaching halfway point

Nice little write up on "The Quarter".

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/36393954/60-million-ohio-city-apartment-complex-is-taking-shape

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« Reply #5133 on: September 20, 2017, 09:20:18 AM »
Last week's agenda suddenly appeared this morning. Anyone know if CMSD is proposing anything different? No images accompany the agenda like they usually do....

5. Case 17-025 (15-072) (CP 4/27/17)
Gordon Square Historic District
4600 Detroit Avenue
New Construction West Side High School
Ward 15
Zone
Jeff Henderson
Then Design
Hollie Dellisanti
CMSD

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2017/09142017/CLC-9-14-17_AGENDA.pdf

And it's also on the BZA agenda for Monday. Will this school be confined to the west half of the property? If not, perhaps a few residents who live in the area should attend the BZA meeting and speak out against the variance request as an under-utilization of a valuable property....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2017/crr09-25-2017.pdf

9:30
Calendar No. 17-261: 4600 Detroit Avenue Ward 15
Matt Zone
21 Notices
Cleveland Metropolitan School District proposes to construct a new high school in a C2 Local Retail
Business District and a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District. The owner appeals for relief from the strict
application of the following sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances
1. Section 343.23(e)(2)(C) which states that in a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District an
Institutional use requires CPC approval.
2. Section 343.23(g)(1) which states that the building shall be setback no more than 5 and the
proposed building is setback 10 & 17.
3. Section 349.04(f) which states that 161 accessory off-street parking spaces are required and
136 are proposed. (Filed August 25, 2017)
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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5134 on: September 20, 2017, 06:20:10 PM »
Snapped this while sitting in the perpetual traffic getting off at 28th. The first windows are now in:


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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5135 on: September 21, 2017, 07:07:38 AM »
I'm anxiously awaiting the groundbreaking for the highrise apartments by West 28th, such that the district would really be buzzing.  I note there's not even a sign up announcing the proposal and hope this is one of the projects that does get a sign - preferably with a sketch showing the building(s). Oh well - I suppose the funding isn't intact yet....

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« Reply #5137 on: September 21, 2017, 08:46:54 AM »
Sure that's the project.  Detroit Avenue may not be quite West 25th, but it certainly can't be expected in 2017 to remain quiet and single-house residential.  Ever upward, I say! I'm not paricularly referring to the height of new buildings (though I'm very pleased with the height of this particular proposal, but the overall class, spirit, and economic revival of Hingetown and Ohio City in general.  The Market District, within the past five years, has starting heading towards the Pike Market district in Seattle, and I say this very positively, and Lorain Avenue has been actually becoming more like Georgetown each month - without all the high-end chains, of course, which I would like to see in downtown Cleveland.
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« Reply #5138 on: September 21, 2017, 09:11:11 AM »
Okay I love Lorain Ave but let's pump the breaks on the Georgetown comparisons for a minute

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« Reply #5139 on: September 21, 2017, 09:22:27 AM »
^  That made me smile. I love the enthusiasm though, @lafont. We need more of it for this area! Its my home and I think it is a sleeping giant just starting to wake up. Major strides on Lorain have been made in just the past 2 years. The prostitution has to be taken care of asap though.

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« Reply #5140 on: September 21, 2017, 09:35:35 AM »
I like the mini-renaissance that's happening along Lorain, but there's still a lot of gaps to fill; esp those dreaded used car lots, which extend well into Detroit-Shoreway... But things are looking up.

...note: I do get concerned whether this district may reach the saturation point on brewpubs, though...

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« Reply #5141 on: September 21, 2017, 10:29:29 AM »
^  That made me smile. I love the enthusiasm though, @lafont. We need more of it for this area! Its my home and I think it is a sleeping giant just starting to wake up. Major strides on Lorain have been made in just the past 2 years. The prostitution has to be taken care of asap though.

The bones are certainly good. I would love to see a nice little development with some street frontage where the old Hollywood video used to be. As long as Old Fashioned Hot Dogs doesn't get priced out of the area I'm all in favor of continuing growth. Having said that, Forest City Shuffleboard is a ton of fun.

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« Reply #5142 on: September 21, 2017, 03:10:27 PM »
^  That made me smile. I love the enthusiasm though, @lafont. We need more of it for this area! Its my home and I think it is a sleeping giant just starting to wake up. Major strides on Lorain have been made in just the past 2 years. The prostitution has to be taken care of asap though.

 Having said that, Forest City Shuffleboard is a ton of fun.

Summer league champs right here!   :-D :-D

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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5143 on: September 21, 2017, 03:49:55 PM »
Look for an announcement regarding the Unique Thrift building soon (no it wont be torn down).   

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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5144 on: September 21, 2017, 04:17:26 PM »
a single, new retail tenant?

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« Reply #5145 on: September 21, 2017, 06:13:36 PM »
^  That made me smile. I love the enthusiasm though, @lafont. We need more of it for this area! Its my home and I think it is a sleeping giant just starting to wake up. Major strides on Lorain have been made in just the past 2 years. The prostitution has to be taken care of asap though.

The bones are certainly good. I would love to see a nice little development with some street frontage where the old Hollywood video used to be. As long as Old Fashioned Hot Dogs doesn't get priced out of the area I'm all in favor of continuing growth. Having said that, Forest City Shuffleboard is a ton of fun.

From what I hear, the developer that owns the Vista building right behind Hollywood Video is waiting to see what shakes out there first, before moving forward with their project.

To this day I'm still loyal to Steve's and I can't come around to going to Old Fashioned  :cry:

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« Reply #5146 on: September 21, 2017, 06:18:30 PM »
Did Cha (battery park) publicly announce their new location yet? I saw them working on the building on  Northwest corner of 38th and Whitman today. Where that macaroni? place was for a short time. There was a Cha sign in the window.

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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5147 on: September 25, 2017, 07:13:15 AM »
Riding my bike around the neighborhood on Friday, I ran into a couple guys who were cleaning out the old Anthony's Hardware building on Bridge and 47th.  There were a few small signs up in the window promising a new store, and they said they're planning to open a new market that would have specialty African and Caribbean grocery items (as well as traditional American staples.)   Needs a decent amount of work, but could be a nice addition to the neighborhood, and glad to see someone revamping that building.

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« Reply #5148 on: September 25, 2017, 07:34:25 AM »
What's going on with the shabby, frame building on the north side of Lorain that used to have a bakery?  It sort of looks like somebody is doing something, but I don't see any progress.  Top floor, as seen from the west, looks particularly wretched. Sure I'd like to see the building remain, and it could be the sole frame commercial building around there and painted such that it really enhances the block, but is there really any hope here, before the structure collapses?

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« Reply #5149 on: September 25, 2017, 08:08:10 AM »
Did Cha (battery park) publicly announce their new location yet? I saw them working on the building on  Northwest corner of 38th and Whitman today. Where that macaroni? place was for a short time. There was a Cha sign in the window.

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« Reply #5150 on: September 25, 2017, 09:26:08 AM »
Cha cha cha, then!

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« Reply #5151 on: September 25, 2017, 09:43:12 AM »
What's going on with the shabby, frame building on the north side of Lorain that used to have a bakery?  It sort of looks like somebody is doing something, but I don't see any progress.  Top floor, as seen from the west, looks particularly wretched. Sure I'd like to see the building remain, and it could be the sole frame commercial building around there and painted such that it really enhances the block, but is there really any hope here, before the structure collapses?
if you take a look from the alley, you'll see that it's been gutted and is being completely rehabbed. they haven't touched the facade yet.

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« Reply #5152 on: September 25, 2017, 09:53:14 AM »
Detroit could use a streetscape project to liven up the area once you get of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The area is supposed to be alive but looks dead due to the boring look of the street. The same goes for West 25th. Besides a small stretch that street is very wide and bland, giving it some TLC could go a long way in bringing the area up to the vision that everyone imagines. Developers build "walkable neighborhoods" in areas that have streets as wide as highways, to me that doesn't make complete sense. I don't think uptown would be as much of a hit (still would be popular) if it wasn't for the Euclid Corridor project shrinking the street, making it more pedestrian friendly as well as adding greenery to give it life. Streetscapes go a long way, it completes a neighborhood vision imo.

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« Reply #5153 on: September 25, 2017, 10:05:21 AM »
^100% agree with you that a major streetscape (rebuilding) of Detroit should be planned from West 25th to Gordon Square (similar to the streetscape improvements to the Gordon Sq area a few years back).  I imagine if Detroit continues on the path it is currently taking that is in the cards, but of course there is the problem of $$$ in a city awash with needs.

As you should be aware, northern West 25th should receive a makeover if the Irish Bend project is implemented.  Part of that planning process is a narrowing of 25th around Detroit among other street improvements.  I have great hope for that process.

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« Reply #5155 on: September 27, 2017, 08:11:45 AM »
I am curious how we will view the architecture from this time period 20 years from now and how it will hold up. I do like the project overall but I feel that Cleveland has gonna "ultra modern" crazy lol.

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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5156 on: September 27, 2017, 10:12:07 AM »
I am curious how we will view the architecture from this time period 20 years from now and how it will hold up. I do like the project overall but I feel that Cleveland has gonna "ultra modern" crazy lol.

I think it's just like looking back at bad school pictures of yourself. You laugh. You remember. You run a comb through that sweet sweet mullet. You move on.
As long as we don't go covering up beautiful old buildings with facades again I think we just enjoy the moment. Everything is beautiful in its own way.

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« Reply #5157 on: September 27, 2017, 10:23:28 AM »
As long as buildings have decent site plans and OK design where the building touches the sidewalk, I doubt we'll worry much about any of these "ultra modern" designs. I really dig this Lorain/W 44th project. The plans looked developed enough that I'm guessing it's a real project, not just eye wash to get the demo approved. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Cleveland: Ohio City: Development and News
« Reply #5158 on: September 27, 2017, 10:50:16 AM »
I am curious how we will view the architecture from this time period 20 years from now and how it will hold up. I do like the project overall but I feel that Cleveland has gonna "ultra modern" crazy lol.

Like the Bond Clothing Store at 9th and Euclid?  Wasn't that awesome!   :-)
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« Reply #5159 on: September 27, 2017, 12:16:31 PM »
I've heard rumors that CMHA isn't renewing any leases at Lakeview Terrace.  Anyone know if there's truth to this?

Also, Cleveland Flea is taking over Unique Thrift Store temporarily.
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