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Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« on: March 10, 2014, 11:23:12 PM »
OMG, at Sun Newspapers a decade ago we were covering the possibility of the renovation of the long-closed Aragon Ballroom on West 25th Street near Clark Avenue. So it's great to finally see the project move forward.....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2014/03132014/index.php

Cleveland Landmarks Commission
AGENDA - March 13, 2014

CONCEPT PLAN

Aragon Ballroom
3170 West 25th Street
Renovation












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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 11:31:26 PM »
And another project nearby? Usually you don't see Landmark status for an old warehouse unless you plan on renovating it -- and need the historic tax credits to help finance it. So......

CLEVELAND LANDMARK NOMINATION
AGENDA - March 13, 2014

Lion Knitting Mills (Kredo Industrial Supply)
3256 West 25th Street























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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 12:19:31 AM »

Maybe this was posted sometime in the recent past, i dunno, but planning is afoot for a TLC on the 'Clark Corridor'

Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative
Clark Avenue Corridor Plan

The Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency awarded Tremont West $75,000

http://www.tremontwest.org/index/cms-filesystem-action?file=newsletters/february2014.pdf

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 05:07:44 PM »
And another project nearby? Usually you don't see Landmark status for an old warehouse unless you plan on renovating it -- and need the historic tax credits to help finance it. So......

CLEVELAND LANDMARK NOMINATION
AGENDA - March 13, 2014

Lion Knitting Mills (Kredo Industrial Supply)
3256 West 25th Street




Some historical info. for gits and shiggles.






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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 06:30:27 PM »
Great news (hopefully) about the Aragon

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 08:29:42 PM »
Great photos, Firenze98. Thanks!
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 09:40:37 PM »
What program are they anticipating at the Aragon?

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 04:00:28 AM »
What program are they anticipating at the Aragon?

Councilman Cummins has more info on this at his site.  http://brian-cummins.blogspot.com/2013/03/four-rehab-projects-in-works-on-w-25th.html

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 04:24:15 AM »
^Thanks!  From Cummins blog:

"Plans for the Aragon are to restore the building and utilize it as an additional Conference and Banquet Center and possibly for performance arts. "

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 03:56:58 PM »
^ Thanks for sharing that, X.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 04:29:20 PM »
Glad to see the renovations into Elk & Elk offices (even if I don't care for ambulance chasers) and especially the Masonic Temple rehab. Marous was due to rehab that building shortly before the recession, but the recession killed it.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 12:33:49 AM »
That Elk & Elk rehab is hideous.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 12:43:28 AM »
That Elk & Elk rehab is hideous.

Exactly what I thought. It looks better in its current state of abandonment.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 05:22:07 AM »
Wha-wha?!?!  That Elk & Elk rehab can't be for real!  That's about as bad as it gets.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 01:11:56 PM »
Wha-wha?!?!  That Elk & Elk rehab can't be for real!  That's about as bad as it gets.
yep, across the street from metro, natch, next to the car wash

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2014, 04:56:51 PM »
I'm going to post this in here. The developer lists it as Tremont, but it's a few roads past the quite liberal southern neighborhood boundaries. I thought I remembered reading about the Metro Lofts, 3307 Scranton Rd, (Great Crash casualty?) but there are four units for sale out of 21 possible currently and reasonably priced. I just happened to run across them while searching for possible homes.

http://www.metroloft.com/index.html

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2014, 07:22:30 PM »
Those have been apartments for years.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2014, 07:18:54 AM »
I'm going to post this in here. The developer lists it as Tremont, but it's a few roads past the quite liberal southern neighborhood boundaries. I thought I remembered reading about the Metro Lofts, 3307 Scranton Rd, (Great Crash casualty?) but there are four units for sale out of 21 possible currently and reasonably priced. I just happened to run across them while searching for possible homes.

http://www.metroloft.com/index.html

Yep, Metro Lofts are in Tremont CDC's planning area.

So are we following Lebron from Miami-Ft Lauderdale back to Cleveland? If so, cool. If you need any help, feel free to post in the Cleveland Relocation thread. Thanks!
http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?topic=14228.0
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2014, 08:11:16 AM »
So tying this into other threads, they must have gotten financing that required them to stay rentals for a certain number of years before they could convert to sales? They seem really cute.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2014, 08:12:41 AM »
Y'all slippin'. This is already TWO days old. Damn near neolithic....

MetroHealth's ambitious campus makeover may be push West 25th Street needs
By JAY MILLER
Originally Published: August 03, 2014 4:30 AM  Modified: August 04, 2014 4:24 PM

The decision to make over MetroHealth Medical Center on Cleveland's West Side may just be the spur that gets the neighborhood surrounding the public hospital to take off.

The neighborhood, with West 25th Street as its spine, has been treading water for years. Although it has a sturdy housing stock comprised of homes built in the decades before the recession, the miseries that have beset so many parts of Cleveland — a decline in the public schools, the lure of newer suburban housing and, early on, freeways that chopped up neighborhoods — cost the neighborhood its vitality and led to a fleeing middle class.

Now, though, nearby city neighborhoods have rebounded, and city leaders and planners think this area has a chance to be the next Ohio City or Tremont. And, unlike in the past, MetroHealth is turning outward to embrace the neighborhood as it remakes its campus, instead of turning its back, as it had done in the past.

READ MORE AT:
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20140803/SUB1/308039964/metrohealths-ambitious-campus-makeover-may-be-push-west-25th-street
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards developments
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2014, 08:22:11 AM »
^ That headlline....oh man.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2015, 09:41:20 AM »
This is for the Aragon Ballroom....





Board of Zoning Appeals
APRIL 20, 2015

9:30
Calendar No. 15-023: 3179 West 25 Street Ward 14
Brian Cummins
18 Notices

Woodland Inc. (aka Ali Farai) proposes to establish use of 16,698 square foot building as a
banquet/assembly hall in a C2 Local Retail Business District and a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District
(PRO). The owner appeals for relief from the following sections of the Cleveland Codified
Ordinances:
1. Section 343.01(b) which states that a banquet hall is not permitted in a Local Retail Business
District.
2. Section 343.11(b)(2)(L) which state that a banquet hall is first permitted in a General Retail
Business District only if 500 feet away from a residential district per Section 347.12 (a)(1).
Proposed use abuts a residential District.
3. Section 349.04(e) which states that an accessory off-street parking area equal to three times
the gross floor area is required and none are provided.
4. Section 357.02 which states that a nonconforming use of a building or premises which has
been discontinued shall not thereafter be returned to such nonconforming use. A
nonconforming use shall be considered discontinued: (1) When the intent of the owner to
discontinue the use is express; or (2) When the use is voluntarily discontinued for six (6)
months or more. The intent to voluntarily discontinue a use may be implied from acts or the
failure to act, including, but not limited to, the removal of and failure to replace the
characteristic equipment and furnishings; or (3) The cessation of business operations for
two (2) years or more unless the cessation of business operations was caused by factors out
of the control of the business such as the disability or illness of the proprietor or
governmental action unrelated to the behavior of the business.
5. Section 352.08 through 352.12 which states that a ten foot wide landscaped transition strip
providing 75% year round opacity is required at the rear of the property where it abuts a
residential district.
6. Section 343.23(h) which states that in a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District for any
nonresidential building or storefront facing a Pedestrian Retail Street Frontage, not less than
sixty percent (60%) of the front façade between two and one-half (2 ½) and seven and onehalf
(7-1/2) feet in height shall be composed of transparent windows or doors. (Filed February
4, 2015)

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr04-20-2015.pdf
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2015, 09:57:11 AM »
^Safe to say that first photo is from Google Street View, right?
I last drove by there less than a month ago and there has already been some significant exterior work done.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2015, 10:00:51 AM »
^Safe to say that first photo is from Google Street View, right?
I last drove by there less than a month ago and there has already been some significant exterior work done.

Probably. But it's hosted at the CPC.
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2015, 11:15:52 AM »
I'll try to head around there soon to get an updated pic

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2015, 06:36:12 PM »
Apparently there's been some negative comments about the Aragon project in the community. So its important for people to show up at an upcoming public meeting and keep an on news coverage (and those anonymous comments in opposition):

http://brian-cummins.blogspot.com/2015/04/historic-aragon-ballroom-project-public.html?m=1
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2015, 06:41:57 PM »
^The pushback isn't anonymous, it's from residents in the immediate area and I can hardly blame them for being wary.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2015, 06:54:59 PM »
Why? What's the problem? I don't know anything about this project except that Councilman Cummins supports it, and he's usually had pretty good judgement. Why don't you like the project @MayDay?

EDIT1: Or does anyone have any info about the downsides of this project? Is it the proposed use? The owner? The architect? Something else??

EDIT2: Apparently the concerns are limited to the availability of parking and that the establishment would have a liquor license. Whether you support or oppose the project, or better still have ideas on how to improve it, I hope you'll show up at the public meeting (see my prior message).
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2015, 06:34:59 AM »
The downsides are the occupancy limits (1,200 people), hours of operation, the liquor license (if it's truly a conference/event center, it wouldn't need one as long as events aren't open to the general public), the closest homes are 12 feet from the building, and the planned valet parking sounds great - if it weren't for the fact Lincoln-West and West 25th will be construction zones pretty soon.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2015, 08:30:07 AM »
I hope you can attend a public meeting. You always have good ideas on how to improve site plans. The alternative of letting this building (vacant for 20 years) continue to rot is equally not viable.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2015, 07:51:35 AM »
so glad to see the aragon is coming back to life. the render looks great. yeah, as a neighbor i would be wary of the booze permit too. other than that, it wont be holding any more people than it did in its prime, the area just enjoyed a way too long reprieve with their parking.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2015, 12:17:59 PM »
Sounds intriguing. No graphics yet....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/04172015/index.php

City Planning Commission
Agenda for April 17, 2015

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
The Dream Village
Project Representative: Tony Bango, Stockyard, Clark-Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2015, 06:15:33 AM »
Sneak peek: the Aragon Ballroom http://t.co/qJL0AYpP1g @FreshWaterCLE #Cleveland
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2015, 08:19:05 AM »
This is for the Aragon Ballroom....
Board of Zoning Appeals
APRIL 20, 2015

9:30
Calendar No. 15-023: 3179 West 25 Street Ward 14
Brian Cummins
18 Notices

Woodland Inc. (aka Ali Farai) proposes to establish use of 16,698 square foot building as a
banquet/assembly hall in a C2 Local Retail Business District and a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District
(PRO). The owner appeals for relief from the following sections of the Cleveland Codified
Ordinances:
1. Section 343.01(b) which states that a banquet hall is not permitted in a Local Retail Business
District.
2. Section 343.11(b)(2)(L) which state that a banquet hall is first permitted in a General Retail
Business District only if 500 feet away from a residential district per Section 347.12 (a)(1).
Proposed use abuts a residential District.
3. Section 349.04(e) which states that an accessory off-street parking area equal to three times
the gross floor area is required and none are provided.
4. Section 357.02 which states that a nonconforming use of a building or premises which has
been discontinued shall not thereafter be returned to such nonconforming use. A
nonconforming use shall be considered discontinued: (1) When the intent of the owner to
discontinue the use is express; or (2) When the use is voluntarily discontinued for six (6)
months or more. The intent to voluntarily discontinue a use may be implied from acts or the
failure to act, including, but not limited to, the removal of and failure to replace the
characteristic equipment and furnishings; or (3) The cessation of business operations for
two (2) years or more unless the cessation of business operations was caused by factors out
of the control of the business such as the disability or illness of the proprietor or
governmental action unrelated to the behavior of the business.
5. Section 352.08 through 352.12 which states that a ten foot wide landscaped transition strip
providing 75% year round opacity is required at the rear of the property where it abuts a
residential district.
6. Section 343.23(h) which states that in a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District for any
nonresidential building or storefront facing a Pedestrian Retail Street Frontage, not less than
sixty percent (60%) of the front façade between two and one-half (2 ½) and seven and onehalf
(7-1/2) feet in height shall be composed of transparent windows or doors. (Filed February
4, 2015)

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr04-20-2015.pdf

POSTPONED FROM APRIL 20, 2015
9:30
Calendar No. 15-023: 3179 West 25 Street Ward 14
Brian Cummins

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr05-11-2015.pdf
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2015, 09:04:15 AM »
This building is just over the tracks from Ohio City in Clark-Fulton. A landmark nomination suggests they owner is seeking tax credits to renovate the building for whatever purpose....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2015/05282015/index.php

Cleveland Landmarks Commission
AGENDA - May 28, 2015

CLEVELAND LANDMARK NOMINATION
1. Leisy Brewery Bottling Works Building
3506 Vega Avenue



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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2015, 09:28:19 AM »
^

Leisy Brewing Co. building will see beer flow again, under Ohio City contract-brewing plan (photos)

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2015/03/leisy_brewing_co_building_will.html

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2015, 09:28:37 PM »
This has been covered someplace on UO already.  It's the owners of Platform Brewery, they are making a large contract brewing facility where they can brew large batches for expanding microbreweries.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2015, 03:22:52 PM »
"Near future redevelopment"? I don't remember seeing that kind of language used in an agenda listing before....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/pdf/NW_Meeting_Agenda5-27-15.pdf

Near West Design Review District
Agenda
(8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27th, 2015)
Dollar Bank, 3115 West 25th Street

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2015-012: 3217 W. 25th Street & 2411 Holmden Ave. Demolitions
(C)
3217 W. 25th Street & 2411 Holmden Avenue
Project Representatives – Nagi Abdelkarim, Property Owner; Adam Stalder,
Stockyard-Clark-Fulton-Brooklyn Centre Community Development
Organization
Proposed demolition of a 2-story, mixed use building and adjacent single-family
residential structure, per City of Cleveland specifications. Remaining land will be
cleared, graded and seeded for near future redevelopment.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2015, 03:49:37 PM »
"Near future redevelopment"? I don't remember seeing that kind of language used in an agenda listing before....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/pdf/NW_Meeting_Agenda5-27-15.pdf

Near West Design Review District
Agenda
(8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27th, 2015)
Dollar Bank, 3115 West 25th Street

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2015-012: 3217 W. 25th Street & 2411 Holmden Ave. Demolitions
(C)
3217 W. 25th Street & 2411 Holmden Avenue
Project Representatives – Nagi Abdelkarim, Property Owner; Adam Stalder,
Stockyard-Clark-Fulton-Brooklyn Centre Community Development
Organization
Proposed demolition of a 2-story, mixed use building and adjacent single-family
residential structure, per City of Cleveland specifications. Remaining land will be
cleared, graded and seeded for near future redevelopment.

Thanks for the heads up. I'm curious about this He has owned the adjacent parcels for at least 10 years. Wonder what he's interested in. One of the adjacent parcels that he owns had a small convenient store in it which closed shortly after the owner was (fatally?) shot in a robbery in 2001/2003.

3217 was also the location of 'Sam's showbar' which I was a strip club.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2015, 04:25:25 PM »
Looks like a graphics communications union based in Cincinnati owns the building next door, at 3227 West 25th. Parcels south of that are owned by Nagi Abdelkarim.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2015, 07:50:49 AM »
While DSDC submitted the application for the west-side project (it serves Stockyards & Brooklyn Centre), it's not in Detroit-Shoreway....

Low-income housing tax credits pave way for two residential projects in Cleveland
June 22, 2015
By STAN BULLARD   

The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cleveland Housing Network plan to undertake housing projects in Cleveland after receiving allocations of U.S. low-income housing tax credits administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Detroit Shoreway and Cleveland Housing Network announced separately on Friday, June 19, that they had received allocations that will allow them to undertake, respectively, a $9 million conversion of the former Lion Knitting Mills Building, on West 25th Street at Meyer Avenue, and to construct an apartment for the elderly dubbed “Heritage Housing” on a site on East 97th Street north of Chester Avenue.

Lion Knitting will be converted into 36 loft-style units with affordable rents. The structure dates from 1919 and housed a garment firm that closed in 1990. Detroit Shoreway’s news release noted support from Dr. Akram Boutros, CEO of MetroHealth, and that of other officials as helpful in securing the award.

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150622/NEWS/150629969/low-income-housing-tax-credits-pave-way-for-two-residential-projects

EDIT: here's the building. It's the largest building still standing in this stretch of West 25th. Hopefully more will spring up soon, especially in the big vacant lot across West 25th...

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2015, 09:05:05 PM »
A small project, but a big victory in having a building renovated rather than demolished. This heavily Latino stretch of Fulton, although low/working-class, is active and populated so more affordable housing is a good thing. The building is the two-story box-shaped structure with white siding...

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/pdf/NWAgenda6-24-15.pdf

Near West Design Review District
Agenda
(8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 24th, 2015)
Dollar Bank, 3115 West 25th Street

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2015-019: Residential Adaptive Re-Use Project (C)
3272 Fulton Road
Project Representatives – T. Michael Tomsik, RA, LEED AP, Project
Architect; Steve Mazzone, Property Owner
Proposed adaptive re-use of a vacant 2-story former commercial stores & suites
building into a 3-dwelling unit apartment building. Project will save the structure
from demolition.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2015, 04:45:01 PM »
More details on the Lion Knitting development from a non-copyrighted blog/press release....

http://brian-cummins.blogspot.com/2015/06/new-tax-credit-project-funded-in-clark.html?m=1

DETROIT SHOREWAY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

For Immediate Release
Contact: Greg Baron
gbaron@dscdo.org
 cell:  (216) 409-4801
June 19, 2015

Clark-Fulton, Cleveland, OH - The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) is pleased to announce that the Lofts at Lion Mills project has been awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funding for 2015 by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

 The project is one of only three projects in Cuyahoga County to receive LIHTC funding for 2015. DSCDO is the only real estate developer in Cleveland, both non-profit and private, to receive LIHTC funding three years in a row.

 The $9 million project is an adaptive reuse of a mostly vacant commercial structure to create thirty-six (36) loft-style units with affordable rents. Additional amenities include eighteen (18) parking spaces, an elevator, a laundry facility, a community room, and open-concept floor plans.

 The building was originally constructed for the Lion Knitting Mills in 1919, which produced knitted goods for the military and private labels for 78 years. Due to foreign competition, the company closed down in 1990.

 The building was later occupied by Kredo Industrial Supply and has since been used primarily for storage. The building is scheduled to be added to the National Register of Historic Places and federal historic tax credits will help finance the rehabilitation.

 The building is located at the intersection of West 25th Street and Meyer Avenue, two blocks north of MetroHealth Hospital, the largest employer on the West Side of Cleveland with 6,000 jobs, and will support MetroHealth’s $1.2 billion campus transformation.

 Other recent investments on West 25th Street
•$50 million Nestlé Professional™North America expansion, which retains a Fortune 500 company and its 200 jobs in the community;
•$1.5 million Aragon Ballroom project which will turn the historic ballroom into a banquet center for weddings and corporate events;
•$200,000 "W25 Big Gig" project by One Community which will bring high speed fiber optic cable to the West 25th Street/Pearl Road Corridor from Detroit Avenue to State Road (funding for the project is provided by Councilmen Cummins, Cimperman, Brancatelli, and Kelley).
 
Lofts at Lion Mills, 3256 West 25th Street, Cleveland Ohio 44109

The Lofts at Lion Mills is at the southern end of the La Villa Hispana (“The Hispanic Village”) district which is centered around the West 25th St. & Clark Ave. intersection. The neighborhood has the highest density Latino population in the State of Ohio, and project partners in developing La Villa Hispana include the Hispanic Business Center, the Hispanic Alliance, MetroHealth, the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office (SCFBC) and others.
 
 Mayor Frank Jackson designated the Lofts at Lion Mills project as one of three citywide “priority” projects recommended to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for low income housing tax credits. This designation helped the project receive bonus points in scoring.

 The support of Dr. Akram Boutros, President and Chief Executive Officer of MetroHealth, was also critical to the project receiving funding. Councilman Brian Cummins has played a key role in the development of this project through his leadership and funding in helping DSCDO open a satellite office in July 2010 on Fulton Road to serve the neighborhoods of Stockyards, Clark-Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre.

 Councilman Cummins and the SCFBC community development office have helped get 300 vacant and abandoned houses demolished in the past 5 years, and another 100 vacant and abandoned houses rehabbed. 

 The Lofts at Lion Mills will help to advance an estimated $100 million in improvements (in addition to MetroHealth’s campus renewal) currently underway in the neighborhood.
 
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
The Gordon Square Arcade Atrium, 6516 Detroit Avenue, Suite 1
Cleveland, OH  44102-3057
(216) 961-4242 ex 224 (216) 961-8830 fax
www.detroitshoreway.org

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2015, 08:19:52 PM »
I would love to know more about this. Sounds like a guideplan designed around this academy, and a very creative and comprehensive one. Whatever attracts new, creative populations to our city....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/07172015/index.php

City Planning Commission
Agenda for July 17, 2015

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
The Dream Neighborhood
Presenter: Anthony Bango, Detroit Shoreway CDO













If you go to the link for the above graphic -- http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/07172015/image/Dream_Neighborhood_06.jpg -- you can scroll through the rest of the presentation by clicking the right-arrow to the lower-left of the image. The last image in the presentation is image 11.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2015, 07:23:33 AM »
FYI...

Dream Neighborhood aims to weave refugee housing into West Side neighborhoods

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Kat Oberst Ledger and her husband, Art, recall when West 48thStreet teemed with drug dealers and sounds of gunfire peppered the night. Now their street, near the intersection of Cleveland's Stockyards and Clark-Fulton neighborhoods, is quiet at sundown. Empty houses sit, windows boarded, awaiting demolition. A hummingbird sanctuary and gardens have sprung up on vacant lots.

During the last decade, the Ledgers say, the neighborhood has improved. It also has emptied out, thanks to foreclosures, abandonment and urban decay. But the Ledgers could be welcoming new neighbors – hailing from places as far-flung as Bhutan, Somalia and Ukraine – over the next few years,

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2015/07/dream_neighborhood_aims_to_wea.html#incart_river_mobileshort


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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2015, 08:19:28 AM »
I would love to know more about this. Sounds like a guideplan designed around this academy, and a very creative and comprehensive one. Whatever attracts new, creative populations to our city....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/07172015/index.php

City Planning Commission
Agenda for July 17, 2015

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
The Dream Neighborhood
Presenter: Anthony Bango, Detroit Shoreway CDO

If you go to the link for the above graphic -- http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/07172015/image/Dream_Neighborhood_06.jpg -- you can scroll through the rest of the presentation by clicking the right-arrow to the lower-left of the image. The last image in the presentation is image 11.
That's awesome!
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2015, 12:34:12 PM »
Cross-posted in Restaurants, Local Events, & Entertainment thread

The Stockyard, Clark-Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office would like to invite you to a Luncheon with Dr. Akram Boutros, CEO of the MetroHealth System.  The event will include lunch, a presentation by Dr. Boutros, Q&A, and networking opportunities.  The luncheon is a unique opportunity to meet and hear Dr. Boutros speak about his visions for the future of the hospital and our community.

For more information, please visit the event posting here.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2015, 09:02:37 PM »
"State-of-the art" replaces "antiquated" when new Max Hayes career high school opens Tuesday
By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer
on August 16, 2015 at 6:30 AM, updated August 16, 2015 at 9:46 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Kelly Wittman jokes that she should have a golf cart or Segway to move around the new Max Hayes career training high school.

The school, after all, is 550 feet from end to end - almost two football fields long and almost all on the ground floor.

As principal, Wittman will open the new school Tuesday that skips the three-story design of the old Max Hayes High School for one that avoids the challenges of hauling heavy equipment and supplies up stairs or an elevator.

MORE:
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/08/state-of-the_art_replaces_anti.html
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2015, 12:10:05 PM »
I saw this in the board of zoning agenda for August 31. The address points to an existing 2-story brick building on Clark. The agenda requests a variance along W 65th and the existing building doesn't stretch anywhere near the interection. So this is clearly new construction. I just hope it isn't some crappy dollar store or auto parts store with a parking lot and rear entrance. The area isn't exactly booming so I am not expecting much.

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr08-31-2015.pdf

9:30 Ward 3
Calendar No. 15-172: 6605 Clark Avenue Joe Cimperman
23 Notices
MAP Partnership, owner, proposes to erect a new retail store in a C2 Local Retail Business District
and a B3 General Industry District. The owner appeals for relief from the following sections of the
Cleveland Codified Ordinances:
1. Section 357.07 which states that a 10’ setback is required along Clark Avenue and a 0’ setback is proposed.
2. Section 357.05(a) which states that a 5’ setback along W. 65th Street is required and a 0’ setback is proposed.
3. Section 352.10 which states that a 6 foot wide landscape strip is required along W. 65th St. where the parking abuts the street and 5.97’ is proposed.
4. Section 343.18(d) which states that the maximum width of a driveway shall be 30’ with a curb cut of not more than 60’ ; 37’ and 32’ are proposed on W. 65th St. and Clark Ave. respectively. (filed August 5, 2015)

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2015, 01:13:59 PM »
I saw this in the board of zoning agenda for August 31. The address points to an existing 2-story brick building on Clark. The agenda requests a variance along W 65th and the existing building doesn't stretch anywhere near the interection. So this is clearly new construction. I just hope it isn't some crappy dollar store or auto parts store with a parking lot and rear entrance. The area isn't exactly booming so I am not expecting much.

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr08-31-2015.pdf

9:30 Ward 3
Calendar No. 15-172: 6605 Clark Avenue Joe Cimperman
23 Notices
MAP Partnership, owner, proposes to erect a new retail store in a C2 Local Retail Business District
and a B3 General Industry District. The owner appeals for relief from the following sections of the
Cleveland Codified Ordinances:
1. Section 357.07 which states that a 10’ setback is required along Clark Avenue and a 0’ setback is proposed.
2. Section 357.05(a) which states that a 5’ setback along W. 65th Street is required and a 0’ setback is proposed.
3. Section 352.10 which states that a 6 foot wide landscape strip is required along W. 65th St. where the parking abuts the street and 5.97’ is proposed.
4. Section 343.18(d) which states that the maximum width of a driveway shall be 30’ with a curb cut of not more than 60’ ; 37’ and 32’ are proposed on W. 65th St. and Clark Ave. respectively. (filed August 5, 2015)

Yes. http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/brd/detailDR.php?ID=1705&CASE=NW%202014-028

See: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,2597.msg745280.html#msg745280

KJP, in your message (that I linked above), you mentioned it was the reputed mobster; I presume the discrepancy in spelling (colombo in the Zoning docket, and Columbo in your article - http://www.americanmafia.com/Feature_Articles_16.html ) is just an error?


PS, mods may want to merge this topic with http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,2597.0.html
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2015, 01:16:53 PM »
The Dollar Store will be across the street...

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,2597.msg745280.html#msg745280

Oops, posted too late. BTW could that thread be combined with this one?
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2015, 05:37:59 AM »

the last of the original structures at the 4-way Clark Ave & Fultion Rd  intersecton has been down for a while now (Zannoni's). 60s/70s facadomized but original structure
A (?) Rally's w drive thru looks to be almost complete. unfortunatley the intersection namesake of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood now is as auto-centric and suburban looking as somewhere out in Macedonia. Big parking lots in front of a Rite Aid, Walgreens, a gas station and now a fast food drive thru.
this is what happens without "gentrification."
At least (just away from the intersection) Mazzone & sons italian bakery still prospers

KJP's article:
http://blog.cleveland.com/thesun/2007/07/zannonis_is_moving_west.html


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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2015, 11:56:49 AM »
Interesting sale, especially the name of the company that bought the building and adjoining parking lot. Are they going to market Metro Lofts as a residential building for MetroHealth employees? Med Cleveland LLC lists to a Columbus lawyer named Robert Erlanger....

3307 SCRANTON RD
CLEVELAND
Sales Date   9/16/2015
Amount   $1,500,000
Buyer   MED CLEVELAND LLC
Seller   METRO LOFTS, LLC
Deed type   WARRANTY D
Land value   $51,900
Building value   $184,600
Total value   $236,500
Parcel   008-16-011
Property   Apartments 20 39 units (walk up)

2113 CORNING AVE
CLEVELAND
Sales Date   9/16/2015
Amount   $1,500,000
Buyer   MED CLEVELAND LLC
Seller   METRO LOFTS, INC
Deed type   WARRANTY D
Land value   $5,700
Building value   $0
Total value   $5,700
Parcel   008-16-101
Property   Apartments 20 39 units (walk up)
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2015, 12:32:39 PM »
"State-of-the art" replaces "antiquated" when new Max Hayes career high school opens Tuesday
By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer
on August 16, 2015 at 6:30 AM, updated August 16, 2015 at 9:46 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Kelly Wittman jokes that she should have a golf cart or Segway to move around the new Max Hayes career training high school.

The school, after all, is 550 feet from end to end - almost two football fields long and almost all on the ground floor.

As principal, Wittman will open the new school Tuesday that skips the three-story design of the old Max Hayes High School for one that avoids the challenges of hauling heavy equipment and supplies up stairs or an elevator.

MORE:
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/08/state-of-the_art_replaces_anti.html
I'm late but they hit a home run with CSA but struck out with this building.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2015, 01:06:03 PM »
While it may not be the most architecturally interesting, it definitely will do well to serve its intended purpose.  That said, they could have given it a "stylish industrial" appearance to further its role as a vocational training institution.

And I agree... the Cleveland School of the Arts is simply gorgeous.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2015, 01:00:09 PM »
This is one block south of Clark Avenue just west of West 73rd......

Cleveland Planning Commission
Nov. 12, 2015

Halle Elementary School: Case 15-073
7900 Halle Avenue
Demolition and new construction









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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2015, 04:51:44 PM »
While DSDC submitted the application for the west-side project (it serves Stockyards & Brooklyn Centre), it's not in Detroit-Shoreway....

Low-income housing tax credits pave way for two residential projects in Cleveland
June 22, 2015
By STAN BULLARD   

The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cleveland Housing Network plan to undertake housing projects in Cleveland after receiving allocations of U.S. low-income housing tax credits administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Detroit Shoreway and Cleveland Housing Network announced separately on Friday, June 19, that they had received allocations that will allow them to undertake, respectively, a $9 million conversion of the former Lion Knitting Mills Building, on West 25th Street at Meyer Avenue, and to construct an apartment for the elderly dubbed “Heritage Housing” on a site on East 97th Street north of Chester Avenue.

Lion Knitting will be converted into 36 loft-style units with affordable rents. The structure dates from 1919 and housed a garment firm that closed in 1990. Detroit Shoreway’s news release noted support from Dr. Akram Boutros, CEO of MetroHealth, and that of other officials as helpful in securing the award.

MORE
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150622/NEWS/150629969/low-income-housing-tax-credits-pave-way-for-two-residential-projects

EDIT: here's the building. It's the largest building still standing in this stretch of West 25th. Hopefully more will spring up soon, especially in the big vacant lot across West 25th...



http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2015/12102015/index.php

Cleveland Landmarks Commission
CITY HALL - ROOM 514 - 9:00 AM
AGENDA - December 10, 2015

CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS
Photo Gallery
1. Lofts at Lion Mills: Case 15-076
3256 West 25th Street
Renovation

A few of the images posted at the link above. Floor plans are among the graphics provided there...





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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2015, 08:37:32 PM »
I'm really glad to see this project and things happening further down 25th, south of the freeway. I'd love to see more around 25th and Clark too. One of my favorite intersections being that it's one of the few "complete intersections" with buildings built up to the sidewalk on all corners.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #58 on: December 16, 2015, 02:37:27 PM »
Unfortunately, Lion Knitting Mills didn't win a historic tax credit in this round. Hope they stick with that project!

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2015/12/six_cleveland_projects_includi.html#incart_river_home_pop
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #59 on: December 16, 2015, 02:40:48 PM »
Meanwhile, a small construction project nearby IS moving forward.....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/12182015/index.php

City Planning Commission
Agenda for December 18, 2015

NEAR WEST DESIGN REVIEW
NW2015-033 – Proposed Demolition of a 1-Story Industrial Building and 1-Story Garage Structure and the Fresenius Medical Care Facility New Construction: Seeking Final Approval
Project Address: 3280 West 25th Street
Project Representative: Dave DiFrancesco, Herman Gibans Fodor Architects





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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2015, 02:46:07 PM »
Unfortunately, Lion Knitting Mills didn't win a historic tax credit in this round. Hope they stick with that project!

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2015/12/six_cleveland_projects_includi.html#incart_river_home_pop
The project is still moving forward.
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2015, 02:50:08 PM »
Don't you hate when you know something about a project and can't say anything about it...or probably shouldn't say anything about it.

Just speak in hypotheticals.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2015, 02:51:45 PM »
@SixthCity - Changed my mind, but decided to be super vague.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2016, 08:57:48 AM »
First Landmarks Commission meeting of the new year....

CITY HALL - ROOM 514 - 9:00 AM
AGENDA - January 14, 2016

Lion Knitting Mills: Case 15-076
3256 West 25th Street
Renovation


EDIT: Looks like a postponement of the hearing I posted above, at:
http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,29115.msg781938.html#msg781938
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2016, 01:32:48 PM »
Surprised this variance for Lion Knitting Mills wasn't taken care of already....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2016/crr02-08-2016.pdf

Board of Zoning Appeals
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
9:30
Calendar No. 16-012: 3256 West 25 St. Ward 14
Brian Cummins

James Denkins Trustee, owner, and Detroit Shoreway Development Corporation, prospective
purchaser propose to change use of a factory and office building to 36 apartment units in a C1
General Retail Business District and a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District. The owner appeals for relief
from the following sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:
1. Section 349.04(f) which states that 24 off-street parking spaces are required and 18 spaces
are proposed.
2. Section 355.04 which states that the permitted maximum gross floor area allowed is equal to
½ the lot area which is 14,496 square feet in this case and 52,034 square feet are proposed.
3. Section 357.08 which states that the rear yard requirement is equal to ½ the height of the
main building or in this case 48 feet and the proposed depth is 9 feet. (January 22, 2016)
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #65 on: April 05, 2016, 09:30:55 PM »
This property just sold in March...
http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/Property/30637266/3280-W-25-St-Cleveland-OH-44109/

For a rather princely sum...

3280 W 25 ST
CLEVELAND
Sales Date   3/16/2016
Amount   $865,000
Buyer   COP FARNSWORTH, LLC
Seller   N.G.N. INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.
Deed type   LIMITED WA
Land value   $132,100
Building value   $33,500
Total value   $165,600
Parcel   015-05-005
Property   Other commercial structures
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2016, 11:21:38 AM »
http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2016/pdf/NW_Agenda_6-8-16.pdf

Board of Zoning Appeals
JUNE 20, 2016

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2016-022: Commercial Building Demolition (C)
3025 West 25th Street
Project Representative: Ayonna Donald, City of Cleveland Department of
Building & Housing, Demolition Bureau
Proposed forthwith demolition of a two-story brick commercial structure that has
been condemned since July 2014. Following demolition per City of Cleveland
specifications, the remaining land will be cleared, graded and seeded with grass.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2016, 12:47:03 PM »
http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2016/pdf/NW_Agenda_6-8-16.pdf

Board of Zoning Appeals
JUNE 20, 2016

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2016-022: Commercial Building Demolition (C)
3025 West 25th Street
Project Representative: Ayonna Donald, City of Cleveland Department of
Building & Housing, Demolition Bureau
Proposed forthwith demolition of a two-story brick commercial structure that has
been condemned since July 2014. Following demolition per City of Cleveland
specifications, the remaining land will be cleared, graded and seeded with grass.


Building has been a mobile phone/pager store in some capacity for nearly 20 years. I remember the old store had their slogan in large print, above the door: "no one else will sell you a beeper cheaper"

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2016, 11:54:40 AM »
Cleveland Planning Commission
Agenda for June 17, 2016

Resolution No. 725-16(Ward 14/Councilmember Cummins): Declaring the intent to vacate a portion of Southpoint Drive S.W., Eglindale Avenue S.W., West 17th Street, West 22nd Place and Ginger Court.

While there's a stretch of West 17th north of the MetroHealth campus, it looks like the West 17th to be vacated is right next to View Road and Ginger Court might be between Aiken and Eglindale avenues...
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #69 on: June 28, 2016, 09:39:29 PM »
Love the J&F project!

Joseph & Feiss factory revamp, 7 other Northeast Ohio projects win preservation tax credits (photos)
http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2016/06/joseph_feiss_factory_revamp_7.html
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2016, 10:45:15 AM »

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2015/12102015/index.php

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CITY HALL - ROOM 514 - 9:00 AM
AGENDA - December 10, 2015

CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS
Photo Gallery
1. Lofts at Lion Mills: Case 15-076
3256 West 25th Street
Renovation

A few of the images posted at the link above. Floor plans are among the graphics provided there...







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Breaking ground today on the Lofts at Lion Mils, our first affordable housing project in the @scfbc neighborhood
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #71 on: June 30, 2016, 01:30:36 PM »
Groundbreaking held for Lofts at Lion Mills on West 25th Street
June 30, 2016 UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO
By STAN BULLARD   

The $10 million conversion of an 1892-vintage former garment factory on West 25th Street to loft apartments is beginning in earnest after the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Corp. nonprofit group, civic and government officials held a groundbreaking for the project on Wednesday, June 29.

Jeff Ramsey, executive director of Detroit Shoreway, said in an interview that the project is an early step in fostering redevelopment of the commercial corridor in the Clark Fulton neighborhood near MetroHealth Hospital’s main campus. The project, called Lofts at Lion Mills, will consist of 36 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

The second and third floors of the building have views of downtown Cleveland’s skyline, Ramsey said, and rentals are designed as affordable housing because the project incorporates U.S. low-income housing tax credits sponsored by PNC Bank. Under the guidelines, a family of four with an income below $30,000 annually would qualify to rent in the building. Suites will be available in 2017.

In a news release on the project, Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth CEO, said the hospital system is working on an employee housing plan to encourage families of 500 staffers to move to the neighborhood over the next 10 years.

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20160630/NEWS/160639991/groundbreaking-held-for-lofts-at-lion-mills-on-west-25th-street#utm_medium=email&utm_source=ccl-dailynews&utm_campaign=ccl-dailynews-20160630
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #72 on: June 30, 2016, 02:16:55 PM »
Groundbreaking held for Lofts at Lion Mills on West 25th Street
June 30, 2016 UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO
By STAN BULLARD   

Under the guidelines, a family of four with an income below $30,000 annually would qualify to rent in the building.

In a news release on the project, Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth CEO, said the hospital system is working on an employee housing plan to encourage families of 500 staffers to move to the neighborhood over the next 10 years.

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20160630/NEWS/160639991/groundbreaking-held-for-lofts-at-lion-mills-on-west-25th-street#utm_medium=email&utm_source=ccl-dailynews&utm_campaign=ccl-dailynews-20160630
$30,000 a year for a family of four?!??!?!?!? And is Boutros going to be moving to the neighborhood as well? Hmmmm.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #73 on: April 19, 2017, 10:13:14 AM »
This is the same area as the Lofts at Lion Mills (see above), but no properties have changed hands recently so I'm curious what's motivating this....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2017/04212017/index.php
ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS
Ordinance No. 366-17(Ward 14/Councilmember Cummins): Changing the Use, Area and Height Districts of parcels along Meyer Avenue between West 25th Street and West 30th Street. 
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #74 on: May 10, 2017, 06:38:50 AM »
Update: iconic water tower retakes rightful place atop Lofts at Lion Mills
KARIN CONNELLY RICE | TUESDAY, MAY 09, 2017

In its heyday, Lion Knitting Mills established a reputation for making wool military goods, and later sweaters for the consumer market.

The 1919 factory at 3256 W. 25th St. in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood sat vacant after Lion Knitting Mills closed its doors in 1990, until the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) bought the 52,000-square-foot building and began converting it into affordable loft-style apartments in 2016.
 
The Lofts at Lion Mills, due to be completed by the beginning of September, will soon be 21 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom apartments that pay homage to the building’s history.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #75 on: May 20, 2017, 08:07:09 PM »
International Village project on Cleveland's West Side secures Cleveland Foundation grant. Congrats @GlobalCleveland https://t.co/r2HqzNnhUw
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #76 on: June 06, 2017, 01:49:08 PM »
Cleveland neighborhoods are filled with these buildings, located on residential sidestreets, off the main drags. A likely residential conversion....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2017/06082017/index.php

CLEVELAND LANDMARK NOMINATION
 
 
1. J. Spang Baking Company Building
2707 Barber Avenue
Ward 3
McCormack
Wendy Naylor
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Ben Beckman Developer

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #77 on: June 06, 2017, 04:01:07 PM »
^ Hmmm....I do believe there's an UO connection to that one.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #78 on: June 12, 2017, 01:23:37 PM »

Not sure of the UO connection, but the building had an accidental fire in it last summer (a stray firework set off nearby was the cause and there was no working fire even though businesses were operating in a part of the building...).

It's been shopped (for sale at least 4-5 years for sale) but nothing happened the last I heard.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #79 on: July 20, 2017, 03:09:42 PM »


New Housing is Coming Our Way
Jul 19 2017
By: The MetroHealth System Category: Our Neighborhood
   
Two more affordable housing developments will be built in our neighborhood after today’s announcement that the Ohio Housing Finance Agency has awarded them tax credits.

• The International Village project, located near the Thomas Jefferson Newcomers Academy on West 46 Street in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, plans to build 22 new single-family homes on vacant lots. You can read more about that project here: https://ohiohome.org/ppd/proposals/2017/Single-FamilyInfillDevelopment/17-0001-InternationalVillage.pdf

• And the Emerald Alliance XI project (see drawing above), located at the site of the old YMCA on West 25th Street in the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood, is planning 71 one-bedroom apartments for residents who’ve experienced homelessness. The apartment building will offer social services including help finding jobs. Read more about those plans here: https://ohiohome.org/ppd/proposals/2017/PermanentSupportiveHousing/17-0003-EmeraldAllianceXI.pdf

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https://www.metrohealth.org/blog/more-new-housing-will-be-built-in-our-neighborhood-with-the-help-of-tax-credits
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2017, 11:28:34 PM »
Hey I like it. If they aren't going to save the YMCA building, this at least looks to be of similar height and built up to the corner.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #81 on: July 24, 2017, 10:28:28 PM »
Dear Cleveland Clinic....

MetroHealth System to form non-profit to revitalize W. 25th Street neighborhood
Updated on Jul 24, 2017 at 02:36 PM EDT
By Karen Farkas, cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The MetroHealth System plans to expand beyond health care by forming a non-profit corporation to revitalize its West 25th Street neighborhood.

For example, the non-profit expected to be approved by trustees on Wednesday, could buy property and work with a developer to create affordable housing.

"We are in the midst of a campus transformation - it is not just physical campus changes of building a new hospital and parking garage," said spokeswoman Tina Arundel. "We are committed to the entire revitalization of the neighborhood, including the West 25th corridor.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #82 on: September 19, 2017, 07:36:47 PM »
September 17, 2017 4:00 am      UPDATED 10 HOURS AGO
Crain's editorial: Good neighbor

One of the most intriguing pieces of MetroHealth's ambitious campus transformation plan — a nearly $1 billion project that will physically remake the system as we know it — is the community tie-in. The bulk of Cleveland's major construction efforts have at least some component to source local talent for construction jobs, but MetroHealth's plans take that approach to the next level. And, of course, all of the local hospital systems have committed dollars in some regard to uplifting their surrounding neighborhoods, but none yet has taken it to quite the level that MetroHealth intends.

The health system's board in late July approved the creation of CCH Development Corp., a nonprofit devoted to revitalizing its West 25th Street neighborhood and developing nearby abandoned real estate in collaboration with various other partners. And while it's a unique model among Northeast Ohio hospitals, it's not completely foreign to the region's major institutions. Both Cleveland State University and Playhouse Square launched development entities — with success — focused on uplifting their neighborhoods.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #83 on: September 24, 2017, 07:07:40 AM »
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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #84 on: September 30, 2017, 09:33:42 AM »
September 29, 2017 7:56 am      UPDATED A DAY AGO
MetroHealth taps Turner, Hammes for campus transformation
By LYDIA COUTRé

MetroHealth has selected Turner Construction Co. to lead construction management of the system's campus transformation, including a new 270-room hospital slated to replace its aging patient towers.

Turner's proposed team includes four local partners and three of the firms are minority-owned.

MetroHealth also announced that Hammes Co., a health care facilities development company based in Wisconsin, has been selected as the owner's rep for the project, meaning it will oversee all management aspects of construction and ensure plans are completed on schedule. Hammes will partner with Northeast Ohio's Signet of Akron and Moody Nolan. Moody Nolan managed the renovation of the MetroHealth Lyndhurst Health Center in 2016. Signet served as the owner's rep for the building of the MetroHealth Brecksville Health and Surgery Center.

MetroHealth's board of trustees approved the hiring of the companies at its board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #85 on: September 30, 2017, 02:12:54 PM »
If it includes the rotating beacon, I'm in...

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
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October 09, 2017 1:23 pm      UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO
Dialysis center opens near MetroHealth
By LYDIA COUTRé   

MetroHealth says that a new dialysis center opening Monday, Oct. 9, across the street from its main campus is a sign of the health system's commitment to revitalizing its neighborhood.

The Ohio Renal Care Group at Farnsworth, a 9,800-square-foot center opening at 3280 W. 25th St., is a partnership among MetroHealth, Cleveland Clinic and Fresenius Kidney Care.

The three partners also opened a new dialysis center on the East Side of Cleveland earlier this year.

As part of its nearly $1 billion campus transformation, MetroHealth is working to revitalize its West 25th Street neighborhood. For instance, the health system is forming a nonprofit organization dedicated to the work.

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Re: Cleveland: Clark-Metro-Stockyards Developments
« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2017, 07:56:20 PM »
Cleveland neighborhoods are filled with these buildings, located on residential sidestreets, off the main drags. A likely residential conversion....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2017/06082017/index.php

CLEVELAND LANDMARK NOMINATION
 
 
1. J. Spang Baking Company Building
2707 Barber Avenue
Ward 3
McCormack
Wendy Naylor
Naylor Wellman Consultants
Ben Beckman Developer

2707 Barber Ave0 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

2707 Barber Ave1 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

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2707 Barber Ave3 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

2707 Barber Ave4 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

2707 Barber Ave6 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

2707 Barber Ave5 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

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Board of Zoning Appeals
OCTOBER 23, 2017
9:30
Calendar No. 17-288: 2707 Barber Avenue Ward 3
Kerry McCormack
17 Notices

Beta Propco LLC., owner, proposes to change use of an industrial building to 69 dwelling units in a C1
Semi-Industry District. The owner appeals for relief from the strict application of the following
sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:
1. Section 355.04(b) which states that in a “C” area district the maximum gross floor area of
building to be used for residential purpose cannot exceed one half of the lot area. In this case
31,024 maximum square foot floor area is permitted and 56,725 square feet gross floor area
proposed.
2. Section 349.04(a) which states that 69 accessory off street parking spaces are required and 59
parking spaces proposed.
3. Section 352.10 which states that a six foot wide landscaped transition strip is required where
parking lot abuts street.
4. Section 357.01 which states that side and rear yards are required and none are proposed. Per
357.05(a), a five foot side street yard is required along West 30th street and Per 357.08(b)(2)
a 20 foot rear yard is required. (Filed September 19, 2017)

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