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Offline PoshSteve

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South Euclid: Development and News
« on: May 17, 2017, 06:43:23 PM »
Creating a new thread to highlight what is, has been, and will be happening in South Euclid. I started this week as the city's Housing Programs Coordinator and look forward to sharing any news going on, and trying to answer any questions you may have! The guy who I'm replacing is moving on to become the new Economic/Community Development Coordinator - a position they just created.

Since 2010 there has been over $50M in residential construction and improvements, and over $150M in commercial. Some notable things include:

-Planet Fitness will be building a two story (first in NEO) flagship gym to complete the build-out of Cedar Center North
-Construction of the new Marc's plaza on Mayfield is well under way behind the current location. The businesses currently located in the plaza will move with Marc's to the new one before its demoed and two out parcels - one for a restaurant, the other for a bank - will take its place. The rebuild includes the former Burger King on South Green which will be demoed and replaced by a new business.
-Telling Manor is still being turned into a Porcelain Museum now that the library has moved.
-Sanctuary on Green will close and be replaced by a new medical rehabilitation center.
-Oakwood Commons is close to being built-out now with the additions of TJMaxx Homegoods, Burlington and Steak'n'Shake and the final out parcel building will soon be going up.

While now most of this development has been auto-centric and suburban in nature, the city is working to finally update its zoning to form based, or at least institute overlay districts in the main commercial areas to prevent repeats of the above.

More to come :)

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 07:29:24 PM »
^ Congrats!

Offline urbanmyth

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 07:58:07 PM »
That is such a bummer to hear that the Sanctuary on Green will close. Having a wife from Germany, we looked forward every Christmas season to taking the kids there to pick out their tree ornaments. Super bummed to hear this.

Also, I just drove by Oakwood Commons (worst use of land ever btw) today and can not believe that the city allowed the developer to place an out building with the rear of the building facing Warrensville Center Road. It looks terrible, with the back doors facing the street. I felt really bad for the home owners across the street who have to look at this everyday.

I wish you luck in your new position and hopefully you can steer SE in a more design friendly direction.

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 11:32:33 PM »
Congrats! When will Sanctuary close?

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 07:28:48 PM »
No set date that we know of, but its expected by the end of the summer.

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 01:40:38 AM »
Slightly off topic, but the other day, when heading toward Aurora Premium Outlets on 306, I was taken aback when coming across a group of new detatched houses on the west side of 306 also with a long row of rear elevations facing  306.  There was a wall placed such the road would be screened off for the homeowners, but nothing enabling all the drivers on 306 to avoid this mass visual pollution!

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 04:45:56 PM »
Moe's Southwest Grill opens at Oakwood Commons on Thursday. $3 Burritos and the first 50 customers get free burritos for a year.

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 07:32:01 PM »
^What time does it open Thursday?

Offline PoshSteve

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 06:15:37 PM »
^Not sure if they're having any special hours, but looks like regular opening is 11am at their other locations

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 05:48:34 PM »
Didn't have a chance to get out and get any pictures, but the old Marc's plaza just east of Green on Mayfield has been demolished today. The new stores being built behind it are scheduled to open in September.

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 02:43:04 PM »
Progress of Season's Kosher Market under construction at Oakwood Commons. Pretty uncommon for a retail building to have a basement, but the geology of the site requires it. The different kitchens will be located in the basement, with the store taking up the entire ground level.




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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 11:14:18 PM »
I've been going by the new Marc's and it makes me sad. The Mayfield corridor in South Euclid has a lot of nice old commercial buildings right on the street, and I think it is quite walkable for postwar suburbia. The old Marc's was nothing special but about as ideal a suburban supermarket could be, right on the street with a big parking lot in the back. That new one is so far back and behind a hill such that you can barely even see it from the street. A bummer to see a suburb with an actual relatively nice urban corridor embrace enormous parking lots and setbacks.

There also used to be, years ago, a wonderful old multi story mixed use building right on the Southeast corner of Green and Mayfield that was replaced by a CVS with a parking lot. PoshSteve if you are working for the city I wish you lots of luck in preventing this type of development going forward. I know the city council also has a CSU-trained urban planner on it.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2017, 11:39:58 PM by mu2010 »

Offline TBideon

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2017, 09:49:40 AM »
One ugly wall separating the parking lot from the businesses next door. Coffee Phix got slammed from all that construction, and things haven't improved since.

I do like that strange standalone salon there; it's gotta be a front for something.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 09:50:34 AM by TBideon »

Offline PoshSteve

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 11:47:38 AM »
The big problem comes from the city's relative lack of zoning. The same reason that lead to Cedar Center North and Oakwood Commons taking on their current forms - and the CVS. There is talk about creating a form-based overlay district along Mayfield and part of Green, but right now the city doesn't have anyone working on that, something that will hopefully change soon.

The Marc's redevelopment is not done though, and there will be out parcels developed along Mayfield, although I am not sure how close to the road they will be. One is supposed to be a new Starbucks, though that seems more likely to be replacing the old Burger King on Green.

Also, the Subway that just opened next to the new Marc's is one of their new concepts they just started rolling out in the last couple of months. The biggest feature is self order kiosks when you first walk in.

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2017, 11:02:03 AM »
I remember the nice old building that used to be where the CVS is now located. It seems that South Euclid once had a substantial downtown-like commercial district along Mayfield. It is sad to see how it has become just another suburban strip.

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2017, 12:21:07 PM »
The Dairy Queen turned LoanMax and empty South Euclid Library mansion are particularly heartbreaking. And just thinking how much Greenview, Memorial and especially Brush have collapsed in the last twenty years. It's all such a shame.
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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2017, 07:19:02 PM »
^ Telling Mansion is not vacant, it's a porcelain museum.

http://www.americanporcelainart.org/

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Re: South Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2017, 05:28:22 PM »
Planet Fitness closed on their purchase on the parcel in Cedar Center next to GFS for $1M. All parcels in Cedar Center have been sold now. This is meant to be their new flagship location in Cleveland and will be two stories.