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Re: Canton-Massillon: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2012, 11:31:18 AM »
I guess expanding their current facility is out of the question? I think this is the industrial park they are moving to. Undeveloped, former farmland about 15 minutes southwest from downtown.

http://www.starkcoohio.com/html/mills.html

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« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2012, 12:20:08 PM »
I guess expanding their current facility is out of the question? I think this is the industrial park they are moving to. Undeveloped, former farmland about 15 minutes southwest from downtown.

http://www.starkcoohio.com/html/mills.html

http://www.starkcoohio.com/jpegs_lrg/mills_aerial_new.jpg

From looking at all of the handouts and possibly more depending on employees, it seems like another one of those no brainers to relocate to a new facility.

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« Reply #92 on: January 07, 2013, 08:02:03 AM »
PHOTOS: Stark State Hoists New Pedestrian Bridge Into Place

The bridge connects the 660-space student parking lot at the corner of Mega Street and Frank Avenue to the second floor of the North Academic Building
By Morgan Day

Stark State College hoisted its new $1.1 million, 80-ton pedestrian bridge into place Monday afternoon.

The bridge connects the 660-space student parking lot at the corner of Mega Street and Frank Avenue to the second floor of the North Academic Building.

http://northcanton.patch.com/articles/photos-stark-state-hoists-new-pedestrian-bridge-into-place#photo-10535824


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« Reply #93 on: January 15, 2013, 10:18:06 AM »
I disagree with some stating that Canton has a so so skyline for a city its size.  Here are some recent aerials I found of Canton.  They are copyrighted so you have to go through the link. 

http://www.aerialaspectphoto.com/shop/gallery.php?mode=gallery&id=NTAyNDkxOGE5YzE=&page=1

Canton photos very nicely from the air.  With a metro of over 400,000 though I do think Canton should have a couple more high rise buildings between 10 to 18 floors.  But like the rest of Ohio cities, the suburban nightmare is still all too prevalent.  Overall downtown Canton has vastly improved over the last 15 years.  I wish the old YMCA was renovated rather than torn down but I guess the cost of asbestos abatement made that impossible. 
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« Reply #94 on: January 15, 2013, 10:29:06 AM »
An ariel?

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« Reply #95 on: January 15, 2013, 10:34:48 AM »

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« Reply #96 on: August 29, 2013, 01:47:01 AM »
Downtown Canton got it's very first bicycle lanes this month.  The lanes are on each side of Walnut Ave NE.  They run from 3rd street South, up to 12th street.  Walnut is a one way, one of the bike lanes has cyclists riding against traffic.  I think that was probably a mistake, but I am happy to see the lanes.

These lanes will tie into the greenway master plan, which should eventually connect the entire county with recreational trails.

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« Reply #97 on: August 29, 2013, 10:44:43 PM »
^I recently saw the new bike lanes too on Walnut Ave and noticed that the lane running against traffic even has its own traffic light. Never seen anything quite like it. I agree, it's probably a mistake given that people around NE Ohio aren't exactly used to this sort of arrangement, but I guess we have to start somewhere, right?

Still, I think they might have been better off converting this street to two-way traffic. For that matter, I'm not sure that Downtown Canton even gets busy enough during rush hour now to warrant any one-way streets. They should convert them all over to two-way. It would do a lot to nurture a stronger sense of downtown being a safe and walkable place as well as encourage more investment and re-development.

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« Reply #98 on: August 30, 2013, 01:22:24 AM »
I tend to agree with you about the one way streets being converted into to way.  However, I like Cherry Ave as a one way.  The lights on that street are synched so well that you can hit each one without stopping.  I suppose that might not be a healthy thing for downtown.... but I enjoy it!  I wish they would do a better job with the lights on W. Tusc.  Driving down that road is much harder than it probably should be.

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« Reply #99 on: October 22, 2013, 12:41:36 AM »
This is sort of exciting news, at least to me.  Canton doesn't have a college campus like you would find in Akron or Wooster.  I realize this Stark State satellite is no comparison to the other cities, but it's a tiny start.  I think it's wonderful news.

http://www.cantonrep.com/newsnow/x1467725940/Stark-State-to-expand-in-Canton

Stark State to expand in Canton

By Edd Pritchard
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Posted Oct 22, 2013 @ 12:05 AM

Stark State College will enlarge its downtown Canton footprint by building an oil and natural-gas training site on Cherry Avenue SE.

The Jackson Township-based school will install a pump jack and well head, stock tanks, a separator and other equipment on what now is a paved parking lot bounded by Cherry Avenue, Third Street, Savannah Avenue and Second Street.

The complex will be part of the Stark State Downtown Canton Satellite Center and Energy Institute. The new facility will be include a building for indoor labs in addition to the outdoor equipment.

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« Reply #100 on: October 22, 2013, 01:39:30 AM »
Ugh. I'd love to see a stronger post-secondary/higher ed presence in Downtown Canton, but Shale Oil speculation training sure isn't the way to get there.

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« Reply #101 on: October 22, 2013, 05:03:21 PM »
Yeah, I do sort of agree.  However, this is taking the place of a pretty nasty looking surface parking lot.  Don't want to turn my nose up to this and hold out for the ideal situation.

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« Reply #102 on: October 23, 2013, 10:03:46 AM »
Ugh. I'd love to see a stronger post-secondary/higher ed presence in Downtown Canton, but Shale Oil speculation training sure isn't the way to get there.

Stark State seems to think it is.

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« Reply #103 on: October 24, 2013, 02:43:49 AM »
NEO Buckeye, are you a Canton resident?  Not that it matters, just rare to find that on these forums.  I've been sort of the lone Cantonian.

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« Reply #104 on: October 30, 2013, 07:23:17 AM »
North Canton demolishes former ‘NoCaHi’
By Dottie McGrew
Special to the Beacon Journal


NORTH CANTON: Within the next few days, little, if anything, will remain of the former North Canton High School on Charlotte Street.

Demolition began last week with interior work; walls are coming down this week.

Hoover Sideliners, the high school booster club, plans to collect the bricks and sell them to raise funds for athletic programs. The demolition site is too dangerous to allow the public to gather bricks, district Business Manager Todd Henne said.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/north-canton-demolishes-former-nocahi-1.440905

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« Reply #105 on: November 03, 2013, 01:29:27 AM »
NEO Buckeye, are you a Canton resident?  Not that it matters, just rare to find that on these forums.  I've been sort of the lone Cantonian.
Technically no. I have lived in Akron for most of my life. But since the two cities are so close, and because I have experienced so much informal overlap between them in my social and professional lives, I really feel just as much at home in Canton as I do in Akron. So maybe that makes me an "honorary" Cantonian? :-)

You are certainly right about posters from Canton being rare, though. I have been hoping to maybe see some members of the downtown arts or professional communities post here eventually. I guess it also would help if there were a more active urbanist blog scene representing the area, which doesn't yet seem to be the case.

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« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2013, 03:14:25 AM »
Honorary Cantonian will work.  I suppose I share the same comfortable feelings towards Akron.  It's probably funny to you, but Akron feels like a big city to me.  I guess it works that way when you're looking up?  Even though Akron permanently borrowed our ball club, I like the city a lot.  I also have to admit that Canal Park is a zillion times nicer that Thurman Munson Stadium could have ever dream it would be.  I wish our downtown was as in tact as Akron's too.

I always feel like it's my job to defend against any of the irrational broad strokes that most people online like to paint Canton with.  I wish I didn't feel so much like a loner.  If the day ever comes that I start seeing more positive activity, i'll figure that things are starting to take off.  I'm a cyclist and was sort of alone in that too.  Now i'm starting to see cyclists pretty frequently.  Actual commuters, not just people that cannot drive.  All of my co-workers used to assume that I had DUI problems because of my bicycle.

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« Reply #107 on: November 04, 2013, 10:08:54 AM »
I think you are onto something about "looking up" based upon size, because I see Cleveland and Pittsburgh as the "big cities" in the region. Akron and Canton have always seemed more comparable to each other to me, despite the difference of about 100k people between their proper municipal definitions. At the same time, Canton has some big townships that would add substantially to its population if they were incorporated as part of the city.

As for the old Canton-Akron Indians, I do think it is unfortunate that Akron poached them from Canton, despite the benefits that they have provided at Canal Park and in Downtown Akron. Still, I'd really rather see our cities work together to help and boost each other economically than to compete against each other and rely on one-upmanship to benefit at the other's expense, even if things as they are have probably been generally more favorable for Akron. Both cities are really too small to stand alone these days. Maybe a partnership similar to what Raleigh and Durham have in NC would work? It's how the Research Triangle was born, and look at how both of those sister cities have benefitted from that collaborative effort.

At any rate, I would love to see something similar to Canal Park in Downtown Canton. I do love what is happening with the arts there though. First Fridays are as lively and fun as anything happening on any given weekend night in Downtown Akron, if not more so. Akron surprisingly does not have anything really comparable as an arts district. I mean there is Highland Square and Northside, but both are tiny and only have a few small galleries. Canton by comparison has so many layers of art and galleries throughout the formal arts district and beyond its fringes that it's really tough to see and appreciate it all in one evening. I would definitely say that Canton holds a huge edge on Akron in this regard.

Keep defending Canton, my friend. There is a lot of hope and potential still evident there, and I think the arts as well as the new bike lanes downtown will really help to pave the way towards the future. I'm doing my part to promote and defend it too.

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« Reply #108 on: November 19, 2013, 07:34:45 AM »
Heinz plans $28 million expansion in Massillon
The H.J. Heinz Co. is looking to add nearly 250 jobs in Massillon by expanding its processing facility on Oberlin Road SW
Steven M. Grazier
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Posted Nov. 18, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

If money were ketchup, a whole lot of the red sauce would appear to be oozing into the city in the near future.

The H.J. Heinz Co. — a pillar in the ketchup industry — is planning a $28 million expansion to its processing facility at 1301 Oberlin Road SW, an effort that aims to add 249 local manufacturing jobs over three years, beginning next year, and retain up to 450 existing positions, according to Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry.

"This is a great deal for the city. We're excited (Heinz) chose us for a place to invest and grow," the mayor said Monday, noting the job retention part of the agreement was paramount.

Read more: http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20131118/NEWS/131119352#ixzz2l6KV11ga
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« Reply #109 on: November 19, 2013, 10:45:03 AM »
Heinz plans $28 million expansion in Massillon
The H.J. Heinz Co. is looking to add nearly 250 jobs in Massillon by expanding its processing facility on Oberlin Road SW
Steven M. Grazier
IndeOnline.com staff writer
Posted Nov. 18, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

If money were ketchup, a whole lot of the red sauce would appear to be oozing into the city in the near future.

The H.J. Heinz Co. — a pillar in the ketchup industry — is planning a $28 million expansion to its processing facility at 1301 Oberlin Road SW, an effort that aims to add 249 local manufacturing jobs over three years, beginning next year, and retain up to 450 existing positions, according to Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry.

"This is a great deal for the city. We're excited (Heinz) chose us for a place to invest and grow," the mayor said Monday, noting the job retention part of the agreement was paramount.

Read more: http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20131118/NEWS/131119352#ixzz2l6KV11ga

^ Sweet. My brother works there.

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« Reply #110 on: November 20, 2013, 01:42:15 AM »
Hey, I think I know your brother.  Vasko?

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« Reply #111 on: December 11, 2013, 07:49:24 AM »
I don't have pictures, but the Onesto hotel in downtown has been showing  good visible progress.  The masonry at the base has been cleaned in spots.  They are installing windows too.  I can't tell if the are new, or just re glazed and painted.  Glad to see it happening.

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« Reply #112 on: December 13, 2013, 08:41:13 AM »
I don't have pictures, but the Onesto hotel in downtown has been showing  good visible progress.  The masonry at the base has been cleaned in spots.  They are installing windows too.  I can't tell if the are new, or just re glazed and painted.  Glad to see it happening.

How is the new YMCA coming?

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« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2013, 02:18:24 AM »
I believe the YMCA is nearly ready. 

Here is an article published 3 days ago:

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YMCA nearly ready to open

Jessica Holbrook
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Posted Dec. 12, 2013 @ 8:26 pm
Dec 12, 2013 at 11:39 PM


During a sneak peek Thursday of the YMCA that bears his name, Eric Snow picked up a basketball and took a ceremonial first shot in one of the gym's newly-hung hoops.  The ball stuck.  Snow, and a crowd of donors and YMCA staff, laughed. He jumped, knocked the ball out of the net and tried again in the second hoop. Then the third.   All three stuck.


Read more: http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20131212/NEWS/131219747/10284/NEWS#ixzz2ncua1XQg

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« Reply #114 on: January 02, 2014, 08:41:36 AM »
New orthopedic center planned in Jackson Township

By Cheryl Powell
Beacon Journal medical writer
Published: December 30, 2013 - 06:34 PM

An Akron developer recently announced plans to build a 44,000-square-foot outpatient medical office and surgery center for Spectrum Orthopaedics Inc. in Jackson Township.

Signet Development Ltd. will own the facility, at the corner of Frank Avenue and Applegrove Street, and lease the building to the medical practice, according to Mark S. Corr, president and chief operating officer of Signet Enterprises. Affiliates Signet Equity Partners and Signet Capital are arranging funding for the project.

http://www.ohio.com/news/new-orthopedic-center-planned-in-jackson-township-1.456061

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« Reply #115 on: April 07, 2014, 11:02:27 AM »
There are a lot of Canton developments to go through, but the brutal winter has really kept me from updating this thread.

- The Onesto hotel is finally moving along, at a nice pace too.  Windows are going in and drywall is being hung.  The building is open for tours on the first Friday of every month now.  They have a facebook page too:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Historic-Onesto-Lofts/277532245742631?ref=br_tf

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« Reply #116 on: July 21, 2014, 12:51:58 AM »
It's been a while since I updated, but many things have been happening in Downtown Canton this year.  There have been some new businesses opened and some added street life.  I drove through town on a Thursday night and was shocked to see a huge crowd at Buzzbin.  There has been a certain buzz that was missing despite all of the improvements over the past decade.
Some new notable businesses:
- Cultured Coffee, a new coffee shop in a previously unoccupied storefront near the arts district.
- Deli Ohio, celebrated 1 year of business and looks like they are here to stay.
- A new clothing, rummage, thrift type store opened in a previously unoccupied space.
- Grapes in a glass, a nice little wine bar
- Tapas 218, bourbon bar and fancy food
- Cork and Canvas, small plate food and wine.
- Cheese Louise - food

Some big news:
The Onesto Hotel renovation has kicked into full swing and looks to be renting it's first units this year.  I believe they now have a floor finished, or nearly so, to display on first Friday events.  This project has been hung on financing for a long, long time.  It is refreshing to see it moving toward completion!

Some REALLY big news!:
Canton Brewing Company is opening in December!  Not just some crummy little place, but a real professional looking operation.  They have shared updates on equipment, building construction and some of the work they are doing on their beers.  I've been really impressed and am personally very excited to see this one.  The building is centrally located and seating will open up to a small green space on market ave.  Again, this is the rear of a previously unused space that is located in a prime spot.





Some of the interior work:





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« Reply #117 on: July 21, 2014, 12:58:20 AM »
Some photos from the Onesto Hotel facebook page:








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« Reply #118 on: July 21, 2014, 01:32:14 AM »
^Thanks for the updates! Looks like some cool things are happening in Canton. Nice to see.

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« Reply #119 on: July 21, 2014, 04:58:13 AM »
Excellent updates. I was in Canton about a month ago and saw some of that, but didn't know about half. I hope the momentum continues.