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Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« on: March 05, 2005, 05:12:56 PM »
Obviously I'm exaggerating, but seriously, there's something in the air over there!

Development 1:

Affordable housing sought
Thursday, March 03, 2005
By DAVID PLATA
West Side Sun News

It's one of the poorest neighborhoods in Cleveland, possibly about to get a spruce-up by way of a $4.9 million, 30-unit scattered housing development for low- and moderate-income people.

The area lies between West 44th and West 73rd streets and Interstates 71 and 77, where the Joseph & Feiss Co. _ the clothing manufacturer that moved away in the mid-1980s, and whose former site is being redeveloped as upscale apartments and townhouses _[read on for more!] was once the largest employer in the neighborhood.


Development 2:

Redevelopment of Joseph & Feiss site moves forward
From the Plain Press
by Chuck Hoven

The former Joseph & Feiss clothing factory on W. 53 rd and Walworth Avenue , just south of I-90, will be transformed into a 150-unit housing development according to plans revealed by a partnership of the City of Cleveland , developer Ameri-Con Homes and the Stockyard Redevelopment Organization.

At a groundbreaking ceremony on June 9th [2004], the development partners revealed some details of their plans. The development is to include 96 new townhouses and 54 units of townhomes and lofts in restored buildings on the site. The $20 million project, named Asbury Towers after the water tower being preserved at the site, is to be phased in over a five-year period.
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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2005, 12:01:53 PM »
I drove by this site on I-90 this weekend en-route to Thanksgiving festivities...There's a big sign up on one of the older structures that announces the project and there's visible construction on some of the side streets.  The main grouping of land and the watertower look to be next, but who knows when that will be in their 5-year phasing plan?  Seriously...who knows?  If anyone does, please share!

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2005, 12:34:41 PM »
I am very happy that these housing units will be affordable.  It seems that we have a considerable amount of pricier housing entering the market in Cleveland.  We need to provide housing for all sections of the market.  Also, while infill in Glenville, etc is good, I am glad that there are projects that will effectively create a new neighborhood.  I think that the target market will be more likely to buy into an area that has a new feel to it than an area that has an half-empty feel to it.  This project is in an area that is sandwiched between a highway and ??  I am not sure what the southern border is like, but I feel that it is cut off from the the rest of the Clark neighborhood.

Is there a project website? They ought to adverstise on PURE.  It would give them greater visibility.

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2005, 12:43:27 PM »
Ask and ye shall receive. I can't say that I'd care to live there but the project has excellent highway access along with being close to Ohio City/Tremont/Downtown.

http://www.ameri-conhomes.com/communities/community.aspx?comID=17

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2005, 12:49:21 PM »
Gee, I've never heard of either of these developments. Has the PD covered them at all?

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2005, 12:56:06 PM »
^cool. Thanks Mayday.

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2005, 01:04:20 PM »
Wow, that's great!  I'd never seen that site.  Maybe it's because they spell Asbury Towers as Ashbury Towers.  I'll assume that the latter is the correct one, since that's what the developer's website has!  The development looks great from above, but I'd like to see more of the elevations, designs, etc.  I would also like to amend my earlier statement about the desireability of this part of town...  My only experience with Stockyards was in a part of the neighborhood that really represented the name...rendering plants and what not really gave it a putrid air...but the 'hood is a little more expansive than what I'd imagined and has more going for it than I'd previously understood!  This should be a great asset and another example of a brownfield redevelopment in Cleveland adding up to a larger residential population and more home ownership!

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2005, 02:17:56 PM »
The area is quite poor, income-wise, and as I write the police news for that area, I've noticed an awful lot of drug arrests lately in the West 65th/Storer area. Of course, there's an upside to that, in terms of the police making a concerted effort to rein in the drug trade. They've been using a lot of undercover officers to make drug buys and arrests to hopefully get some of the drug dealers off the streets and scare off the rest.
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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2005, 02:26:45 PM »
plus, the more the community takes ownership, both in the community and in its own housing, the more the crime rate will drop.

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2005, 03:14:50 PM »

Hi all,

From what I can remember growing up, the area in the web site is not the old stockyards. My dad's cousin and her husband lived near w. 65th and Clark. The stockyards were south of Clark and along w 65th st. That lived there in the 50s, they moved to Parma in 61 or 62.

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2005, 03:36:33 PM »
By gosh, you're right! I just found a City of Cleveland neighborhoods map which calls the affected area part of the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood -- the southern border of which is Clark Avenue. The Stockyards neighborhood, according to the map, shows its northern edge at Clark, it's eastern edge at about West 49th, southern edge at Big Creek, and western at Ridge/West 73rd. It also includes the West Park Cemetery.
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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2005, 09:00:57 AM »
Well, according to the Stockyards Area Development website (http://kathy.sargent.net/), which has a really funny logo of a bull with sneakers on, their service area is the following:


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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2005, 10:18:47 AM »
Interesting.
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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2005, 01:02:40 PM »
Those are certainly more logical borders given modern barriers. I don't think DSCDO does anything south of 90 anyway.

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2006, 02:36:47 PM »
This project apears to moving along, albeit very slowly. I drove by the site a couple of days ago and noticed that work has begun on about 5 or 6 new townhouses.  The website says that phase one is sold out, but I'm not exactly sure how large phase 1 is.
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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2007, 09:44:02 PM »
Any update on the Ashbury Towers project?  It's still listed on Ameri-Con's website, but those units that burned almost a year ago are still unfinished and there's no visible progress on the warehouse condos.  Is this a dead project now?

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2007, 10:19:26 PM »
Funny you should mention them. I don't think they will be doing any further work on Ashbury anytime soon. This was is in last weeks Garfield Maple Sun News:

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Ameri-Con is facing legal consequences
Thursday, March 08, 2007
By John Kametz
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GARFIELD HEIGHTS The principal officers of Ameri-Con Homes were to appear in Garfield Heights Municipal Court on Wednesday regarding unresolved problems at its Valley Ranch residential development, off Turney Road on the Garfield/Maple Heights border.

This comes as residents of the subdivision, and city officials, have grown weary of Ameri-Con's lack of progress in cleaning up old cement and other debris from a common area at the end of Creekside Drive cul-de-sac.


"I'd like to talk to them first, to find out what their status is, but as soon as the weather breaks I'm having someone go in there," Wervey said.


From their website:

http://www.americonhomes.com/

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Ashbury Towers
4751 Fenwick Ave.
Cleveland, OH  44102
216-651-5408
ashbury@americonhomes.com
PHASE 1 SOLD OUT! PHASE 2 NOW OPEN!

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2007, 10:33:54 PM »
With a name like Ameri-CON, what do you expect?


Still, sad that Ashbury Towers is sitting in mid-development.  That is such a visible site, and it really looks horrible as is.

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2007, 07:50:51 AM »
The Ashbury Towers project is currently in receivership - I don't have any details beyond that.
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2007, 10:20:45 AM »
There is an article in today's Crains about this, but is for subscribers only. Can somebody please post?
"Parties work to devise new plan for troubled Ashbury Towers"

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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2007, 10:42:28 AM »
Parties work to devise new plan for troubled Ashbury Towers

By STAN BULLARD


Lenders, lawyers, the Jackson administration and a nonprofit group are trying to stitch together a new plan to redo the one-time Joseph & Feiss Co. garment factory in Cleveland as housing in light of the unraveling of the $20 million Ashbury Towers project.

Three years after Ameri-Con Homes and city officials broke ground for the 150-unit project, six townhouses look nearly finished from the outside but six others are boarded up. Two hulking buildings — 1920s-era remnants of the former factory — and the bulk of the 12-acre site between Fenwick Avenue and West 53rd Street south of Interstate 90 sit empty.

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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2007, 11:00:27 AM »
thank you sir

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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2007, 12:31:26 PM »
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Friday, July 13, 2007
Susan Vinella
Plain Dealer Reporter

Cleveland is trying to recoup nearly $700,000 from a developer who defaulted on a loan for a failed housing project on the West Side.

Sandy Krulak, president of Ameri-con Ashbury LLC, received the $687,979 loan in 2004 to build 150 affordable townhouses and condominiums at the site of an old clothing factory off Interstate 90 on West 53rd Street.

Six townhouses, listed at a starting price of $128,900, were completed and just three were sold, for between $130,000 and $140,000, according to officials from the local development corporation that partnered with Ameri-con and the city on the Ashbury Towers project.

Krulak, reached by telephone at his home in Orange, declined to comment. But Jeff Simler, a former vice president for Ameri-con, blamed a slowing housing market and a fire that destroyed six townhouses during construction for derailing the $19 million project.

To reach this Plain Dealer reporter:

, 216-999-5010
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Re: Cleveland Stockyards = Boomtown?
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2007, 01:33:23 PM »
Several months ago, Councilman Zone told me the FBI was investigating these guys.
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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2008, 07:31:08 PM »
UPDATE: http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/12/ashbury_towers_project_could_b.html

Ashbury Towers project could be revived
Posted by Michelle Jarboe/Plain Dealer Reporter December 19, 2008 17:37PM
Categories: Real estate
New owners might revive the abandoned Ashbury Towers project, an unfinished development on Cleveland's near West Side...

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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2008, 11:02:57 PM »
cool - we shall see.

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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2008, 11:54:16 AM »
good news. i'm also glad to see its two developers instead of one, each can redevelop properties that suit their own strengths.
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2009, 08:24:32 AM »
Stalled project starts up again
Thursday, January 08, 2009
By Ken Prendergast
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A redevelopment project that stalled nearly three years ago and left behind a blighted landscape could see new life by spring.

Ward 17 Councilman Matt Zone and Al Brazynetz, executive director of the Stockyard Redevelopment Organization, met this week with developer Doug Perkowski to map out plans for developing the stalled Ashbury Towers and cleaning up the site.

""The hope of the community is that the blighted property will be improved before construction begins," Zone said. "Residents would like to see it cleaned up. There's weeds, mounds of dirt and dumping that has to be dealt with."

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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2009, 09:32:29 AM »
Yesterday I was in the area of the old Clothcraft(sp?) factory on Walworth and I noticed there were some suits checking the exterior of the building out, and it also appeared like there was some vehicular traffic into the site as there were new tracks in the dirt and the gate was open.

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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2009, 10:16:49 AM »
Welcome to the forum Dan... let us know if you see any more movement.  :)

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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2009, 10:59:10 AM »
According to Cleveland's Design Review Agenda, the Joseph and Feiss factory is up for being designated a Cleveland landmark. That's a good thing, no?

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2009/051509/index.php

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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2009, 11:13:30 AM »
sigh...the Hugo Boss stuff you could get there on the cheap.  sigh.
 
Yes, this is a good thing.  I though this development has the potential to be condos and townhouses.

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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2009, 11:28:44 AM »
Yes... this is a good thing... it gives the property certain protections against demolition.  This building is indeed slated for conversion to condos.  Being a designated landmark may help it in obtaining certain grants / funding otherwise not available.

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« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2009, 11:29:40 AM »
sigh...the Hugo Boss stuff you could get there on the cheap.  sigh.
 
Yes, this is a good thing.  I though this development has the potential to be condos and townhouses.

You know all they did was move their "factory sales" (cool, cause in this case the label is actually accurate vs. outlet malls) to their Brooklyn location, right?  I remember their old location too, but this is still one of Cleveland's truly hidden (shopping) jewels!

I get emails from their outlet at least 2-3 times a week, and they still have full-on warehouse sales every once and a while too.  I've picked up a couple of $1200 suits for $350-400.

Here's a copy of the latest newsletter I got...email Denise if you want to be added to the list (and note the special  :clap:sale :clap: coming up for their "email friends"):

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The selections are the best we have ever had.  YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS EVENT!
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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2009, 11:04:41 AM »
Too bad they are closing the factory/warehouse and such by sometime next year!!

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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2010, 06:00:38 AM »
Work resumes at the former Ashbury Towers housing project on Cleveland's West Side

By Michelle Jarboe, The Plain Dealer
February 14, 2010, 3:00AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Construction has started anew at a long-stagnant housing development on Cleveland's West Side.

Developer Marc Strauss slowly is reviving the former Ashbury Towers townhouse project on West 53rd Street, near Interstate 90. Since November, he has sold two homes and put another under contract. And workers soon will resume construction on six boarded-up homes on the property, repairing a neighborhood eyesore.

"The community is elated," said Alex Brazynetz, executive director of the Stockyard Redevelopment Organization.

MORE AT http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2010/02/work_resumes_at_the_former_ash.html

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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2012, 11:31:26 PM »
These are a half-dozen townhomes left unfinished at the incomplete Ashbury Towers (now Kierland Commons) housing development visible from I-90, just west of the West 44th exit. This project was halted when the developer backed out of it. There have been a couple of attempts at reviving this development, but now the city building inspectors have slapped violations on the six unfinished homes. Do a streetview of these properties to see how sad they look after sitting unfinished and abandoned for SIX years...

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/bbs/agenda/2012/AGENDA07182012.pdf

Agenda
BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS AND BUILDING APPEALS
Room 514 – City Hall
216-664-2418
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012


 Docket A-37-12 4723 Fenwick Avenue WARD: 15
(Matt Zone)
Hubo One LLC, Owner, of the One Dwelling Unit Single-Family Residence Two & One/half Story Frame Property appeals from a NOTICE OF VIOLATION—EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE, dated November 21, 2011; appellant appeals the Notice of Violation.

Docket A-38-12 4725 Fenwick Avenue WARD: 15
(Matt Zone)
Hubo One LLC, Owner, of the One Dwelling Unit Single-Family Residence Two & One/half Story Frame Property appeals from a NOTICE OF VIOLATION—EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE, dated November 21, 2011; appellant appeals the Notice of Violation.

Docket A-39-12 4727 Fenwick Avenue WARD: 15
(Matt Zone)
Hubo One LLC, Owner, of the One Dwelling Unit Single-Family Residence Two & One/half
Story Frame Property appeals from a NOTICE OF VIOLATION—EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE, dated November 21, 2011; appellant appeals the Notice of Violation.

Docket A-40-12 4731 Fenwick Avenue WARD: 15
(Matt Zone)
Hubo One LLC, Owner, of the One Dwelling Unit Single-Family Residence Two & One/half Story Frame Property appeals from a NOTICE OF VIOLATION—EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE, dated November 21, 2011; appellant appeals the Notice of Violation.

Docket A-41-12 4735 Fenwick Avenue WARD: 15
(Matt Zone)
Hubo One LLC, Owner, of the One Dwelling Unit Single-Family Residence Two & One/half Story Frame Property appeals from a NOTICE OF VIOLATION—EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE, dated November 21, 2011; appellant appeals the Notice of Violation.

Docket A-42-12 4751 Fenwick Avenue WARD: 15
(Matt Zone)
Hubo One LLC, Owner, of the One Dwelling Unit Single-Family Residence Two & One/half Story Frame Property appeals from a NOTICE OF VIOLATION—EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE, dated November 21, 2011; appellant appeals the Notice of Violation.
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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2012, 11:53:28 PM »
Oh wow...for some reason I thought six of them sold.  The main building received tax credits also.  Sad :(

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« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2014, 10:12:07 PM »
My son's school, Menlo Park Academy, has a contract to buy the Joseph & Feiss property. They plan on converting the building(and surrounding 7 acres) into their new campus. They are in the due diligence phase right now, but if there are no unforeseen problems and the financing goes through, it should be a go.

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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2014, 10:56:04 PM »
My son's school, Menlo Park Academy, has a contract to buy the Joseph & Feiss property. They plan on converting the building(and surrounding 7 acres) into their new campus. They are in the due diligence phase right now, but if there are no unforeseen problems and the financing goes through, it should be a go.

You mean this building? If so, that would be FANTASTIC!



Does Menlo Park Academy use the entire former St. Mel's school building (it looks L-shaped from the air)? And is Menlo Park Academy still about 370 students? If so that's got to be a REAL TIGHT fit in St. Mel's which, according to my estimates, is only about 25,000 to 30,000 square feet on two floors. The Joseph & Feiss building is about 70,000 to 75,000 square feet on four floors. That's also going to make that area an interesting mix of schools -- with the new Max Hayes High School on West 65th & Walworth, the ever-expanding Urban Community School on West 50th & Lorain, and now possibly Menlo Park Academy off West 53rd and Walworth.
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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2014, 11:26:13 PM »
Ironically, four parcels that include the Joseph & Feiss building to the left, the gabled tower and building to the far right and the land in between them totaling 7 acres was acquired by quit claim deed on March 26 of this year by "WALWORTH LOFTS LLC."  https://www.dln.com/realestatetransfers/details/id/236738

The tax mailing address for Walworth Lofts is the same P.O. Box for Cleveland Lofts, owned by Doug Perkowski, which has about a dozen properties in Greater Cleveland mostly in the center city of Cleveland such as the Merrill Lofts and the Federal Knitting Mills: http://www.clv-lofts.com/
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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2014, 05:11:36 AM »
Yes, that's the building and site. Menlo uses all of st Mel's and it is very tight. We are at about 350 students now. The goal is to grow to 600 in the new building. 

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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2014, 08:29:09 AM »
Meh....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2014/pdf/NW_Meeting_Agenda_12-10-14.pdf

Near West Design Review District
Agenda
(8:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 10th, 2014)
Dollar Bank, 3115 West 25th Street

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2014-023: Commercial Building Demolition (C)
4323 Clark Avenue
Project Representative – Osama Iwais, Property Owner; Susan Eliason, TRW
Construction, LLC
Proposed demolition of a commercial stores & suites building.




10:15 a.m. 6. NW 2014-028: Family Dollar Store (C)
6605 Clark Avenue
Project Representative – Chuck Colombo, Colombo Enterprises, Inc.
Proposed construction of a 9,120 s.f. Family Dollar discount store with 25 parking
spaces on the SW corner of the Clark Avenue-West 65th Street intersection.

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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2015, 11:32:35 AM »
Follow-up to the above....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/pdf/NW_Meeting_Agenda2-25-14.pdf

NW 2014-028: Family Dollar Store (C)
6605 Clark Avenue
Project Representative – Chuck Colombo, Colombo Enterprises, Inc.
Site plan revisions pursuant to the proposed construction of a 9,120 s.f. Family
Dollar discount store with 25 parking spaces on the SW corner of the Clark
Avenue-West 65th Street intersection. Case was tabled by the Committee at its
December 10th meeting to permit the applicant to re-study the positioning
and orientation of the building.
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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2015, 01:10:52 PM »
My son's school, Menlo Park Academy, has a contract to buy the Joseph & Feiss property. They plan on converting the building(and surrounding 7 acres) into their new campus. They are in the due diligence phase right now, but if there are no unforeseen problems and the financing goes through, it should be a go.

You mean this building? If so, that would be FANTASTIC!



Does Menlo Park Academy use the entire former St. Mel's school building (it looks L-shaped from the air)? And is Menlo Park Academy still about 370 students? If so that's got to be a REAL TIGHT fit in St. Mel's which, according to my estimates, is only about 25,000 to 30,000 square feet on two floors. The Joseph & Feiss building is about 70,000 to 75,000 square feet on four floors. That's also going to make that area an interesting mix of schools -- with the new Max Hayes High School on West 65th & Walworth, the ever-expanding Urban Community School on West 50th & Lorain, and now possibly Menlo Park Academy off West 53rd and Walworth.

Follow-up.....

Menlo Park Academy buys former Joseph & Feiss complex
By STAN BULLARD
March 13, 2015 2:17 PM

Plans are in the works to revive the former Joseph & Feiss complex on Cleveland’s West Side as a campus for a charter school focused on gifted children.

Menlo Park Academy of Cleveland is the new owner of the highly vandalized and graffiti stained building.

Since 1997, the 1920-vintage garment factory and warehouse has been the subject of two sets of stalled plans by different developers to redo it for residential use. The original suit maker shut the West Side operation that same year. It consolidated its Hugo Boss line to its Brooklyn location, which again is under a closing threatened for April.

Fraser Hamilton, a member of Menlo’s board and chair of its facilities commission, said in a phone interview on Friday, March 13, that the brick building will allow the school to increase its enrollment to more than 600. It can’t grow much beyond its present 364 students at its current location at 144000 Triskett Road, the former St. Mel’s school. Menlo serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

MORE:
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150313/FREE/150319908/menlo-park-academy-buys-former-joseph-feiss-complex
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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2015, 09:10:09 PM »
To call this project big is too small of a word. There are many graphics (which can be enlarged) at the link below....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2015/06112015/index.php

Cleveland Landmarks Commission
CITY HALL - ROOM 514 - 9:00 AM
AGENDA - June 11, 2015

CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS
Photo Gallery
1.
Joseph and Feiss Warehouse: Case 15-042
2149-57 West 53rd Street
Renovation for Menlo Park Academy















More graphics at the following link:
http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2015/06112015/index.php
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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2017, 10:45:49 AM »
This is in regards to the land area at the top of the graphic below. R2 zoning allows residential densities up to two-family homes. R3 allows apartment buildings...


The site to be rezoned is owned by Hubo One LLC (aka Marc Strauss), which also bought and redeveloped the unfinished/burned townhomes along Fenwick that were started by Ameri-Con Ashbury LLC in the early 2000s. Hubo/Strauss finished the townhouses and sold them off. Looks like he's seeking to develop apartments along Walworth Run between the townhouses and the new Menlo Park Academy (former Joseph Feiss factory)....


Cleveland Planning Commission
Agenda for April 7, 2017

Ordinance No. 278-17(Ward 3/Councilmember McCormack): Changing the Area District of lands situated along the east side of Walworth Avenue, north of Junction Road, south of I-90 from an RA2 District to an RA3 District.
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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2017, 12:04:03 PM »
Very good! The first signs that development might soon start to move to the other side of 90. Baby steps...

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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2017, 12:30:19 PM »
The main building of Menlo Park looks about finished. I didn't get close enough to really check it out, but from distance the renovation looks incredible. It was the early evening so the pics have a bit of grain. If I can get back there soon I'll try to take better pics. The complex is at the corner of W.53rd and Walworth Ave for anybody that wants to look around.
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« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2017, 12:32:00 PM »
Sadly, it's an oasis in a mess of a neighborhood.
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« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2017, 09:32:29 AM »
Sadly, it's an oasis in a mess of a neighborhood.
Perhaps, but I have three kids at this school and they are thriving there.  The school is the top-ranked gifted school in Ohio and is attracting a great deal of attention.  Hopefully this will help develop the area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=_rw791O3By0

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« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2017, 09:44:12 AM »
wow this is just fantastic to see.

i am so glad that awesome eyesore was saved and rehabbed into such a nice looking building.

i hope the site gets r3 zoning and some real density. it's rather isolated and very well located, so it's perfect for something like a mini modern urban neighborhood of its own.

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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2017, 11:03:10 AM »
With very few exceptions, apartments should be allowed throughout the city.  It is particularly absurd to ban apartments in areas where there's no suburban tranquility to disrupt.  Cleveland's outdated anti-density laws are in need of immediate reform.

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« Reply #53 on: September 12, 2017, 12:42:42 PM »
Sadly, it's an oasis in a mess of a neighborhood.
Perhaps, but I have three kids at this school and they are thriving there.  The school is the top-ranked gifted school in Ohio and is attracting a great deal of attention.  Hopefully this will help develop the area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=_rw791O3By0

I hope so. I drove a friend from Florida (who is looking to boomerang back to Ohio or New York state) around the city a few weeks ago and we drove by the new school. As we bounced over the terrible roads in the neighborhood past the overgrown, vacant lots and boarded-up, run-down buildings, I quickly headed over to the Clark and on to Tremont to try to show some of the better sides of the city. I don't think he forgot what he saw though. I know I didn't.
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Re: Cleveland: Stockyards Development
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2017, 08:46:51 AM »
Cross-post
https://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,29115.msg875739.html#msg875739

Thanks KJP for posting the article about Menlo Park Academy.