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Offline BigDipper 80

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Re: Cleveland Heights: Development and News
« Reply #360 on: September 28, 2017, 07:54:22 AM »
Inclined railway! ;)
I'm sure many UO'rs would be inclined to support that! :wink2:

It can play the most famous song written about inclined railways on the way down! Seems fitting, no?

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Re: Cleveland Heights: Development and News
« Reply #361 on: November 29, 2017, 07:11:21 PM »
Severance Town Center isn't for sale, despite a report to the contrary

http://realestate.cleveland.com/realestate-news/2017/11/severance_town_center_isnt_for.html#incart_river_home

OK, so here's the thing.  I logged into CoStar this morning and saw an article in the local news section about Severance being for sale.  So I posted it to the Cedar Taylor Development Association Facebook page, which I run.  It was subsequently posted by several other local non-profits.  As I can't imagine the other non-profits get their real estate news from CoStar very often, I think I started the postings by local non-profits.  Not saying it led to @mjarboe writing this piece, but pretty funny regardless. 

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« Reply #362 on: November 30, 2017, 12:44:00 PM »
Severance Town Center isn't for sale, despite a report to the contrary

http://realestate.cleveland.com/realestate-news/2017/11/severance_town_center_isnt_for.html#incart_river_home

Since the Home Depot at Severance just renewed their lease this year, and the owners of Severance are marketing the Home Depot portion for sale,  I suspect that someone got carried away with the listing.  Looks like a simple error.



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« Reply #363 on: December 22, 2017, 11:34:25 PM »
Cleveland Heights has never had a preservation tax-credit project - federal or state. The College Club will be the first: https://t.co/r3spunjlvK
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« Reply #364 on: December 30, 2017, 01:04:20 AM »
Does anyone know what happened to the plan for the older, taller streetlights along Lee Road in the new streetscape stretch?  I was told about this by a workman many months ago -  all those poles (many of which are unattractively tilted) except for a few that are essential for the functioning of the new lights. Actually, I wish there were more of the decorative fixtures installed, as even with both sets of lighting currently used, the streets arenít all that bright. Also, what gappenedvto the planned new decorative light poles fir Cedar Fairnounr?

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« Reply #365 on: January 17, 2018, 11:59:25 PM »
Council, developer to meet with CH-UH school board on Top of the Hill
http://www.cleveland.com/cleveland-heights/index.ssf/2018/01/council_developer_to_meet_with.html
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« Reply #366 on: January 18, 2018, 08:57:32 AM »
I really hope this project works out for Cleveland Heights. They need some legit mixed use construction. The density would look great there.

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« Reply #367 on: January 22, 2018, 11:00:00 AM »
Does anyone know what happened to the plan for the older, taller streetlights along Lee Road in the new streetscape stretch?  I was told about this by a workman many months ago -  all those poles (many of which are unattractively tilted) except for a few that are essential for the functioning of the new lights. Actually, I wish there were more of the decorative fixtures installed, as even with both sets of lighting currently used, the streets arenít all that bright. Also, what gappenedvto the planned new decorative light poles fir Cedar Fairnounr?
I now understand the decorative, "pedestrian" light poles are no longer to be installed in the Cedar Fairmount district, though I'm sure this type of additional (or replacement) lighting had been in the publicized plans.  As for Cedar Lee, I'm told there is still the plan for the tall (and often bent, etc.) streetlights to be removed except the few considered essential, but City staff cannot predict when.  Ideally there'd be none of these but more of the new ones - at least twice as many.

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« Reply #368 on: January 22, 2018, 11:02:57 AM »
Does anyone know what happened to the plan for the older, taller streetlights along Lee Road in the new streetscape stretch?  I was told about this by a workman many months ago -  all those poles (many of which are unattractively tilted) except for a few that are essential for the functioning of the new lights. Actually, I wish there were more of the decorative fixtures installed, as even with both sets of lighting currently used, the streets arenít all that bright. Also, what gappenedvto the planned new decorative light poles fir Cedar Fairmount?
I now understand the decorative, "pedestrian" light poles are no longer to be installed in the Cedar Fairmount district, though I'm sure this type of additional (or replacement) lighting had been in the publicized plans.  As for Cedar Lee, I'm told there is still the plan for the tall (and often bent, etc.) streetlights to be removed except the few considered essential, but City staff cannot predict when.  Ideally there'd be none of these but more of the new ones - at least twice as many.

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« Reply #369 on: February 23, 2018, 08:36:22 PM »
Originally Published: February 23, 2018 2:59 PM Updated: 24 minutes ago
Top of the Hill deal lands approval from Cleveland Heights
By Stan Bullard

A pact with Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins for a $75 million project to develop the city of Cleveland Heights-owned Top of the Hill site has cleared a key hurdle.

The suburb's city council approved legislation authorizing city manager Tanisha Briley to sign a development agreement with the developer, according to a news release the city issued Friday, Feb. 23.

The move, the city said, means the project may proceed to the design and construction planning phase.

MORE:
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180223/news/152981/top-hill-deal-lands-approval-cleveland-heights
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« Reply #370 on: February 24, 2018, 10:12:05 AM »
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Indianapolis developer Flaherty & Collins told Cleveland Heights city leaders that this project in Fisher, Indiana, is similar to what it might be able to construct on the 4-acre site in the suburb.

Something like this would be great on the site. Hopefully though some part can have some real height. A 3 story building only would be a little anticlimactic.

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« Reply #371 on: March 13, 2018, 08:32:22 PM »
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« Reply #372 on: March 14, 2018, 12:32:21 PM »
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Indianapolis developer Flaherty & Collins told Cleveland Heights city leaders that this project in Fisher, Indiana, is similar to what it might be able to construct on the 4-acre site in the suburb.

Something like this would be great on the site. Hopefully though some part can have some real height. A 3 story building only would be a little anticlimactic.

It also wouldn't take advantage of the views of the city and lake over the trees lining Cedar Hill.

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« Reply #373 on: March 14, 2018, 10:58:03 PM »
Sad to read that there was an eight-story building on the Top-Of-Hill site, originally an apartment building. It would be even sadder if they could not find a way to construct a modern version of it.

Two development projects move Cleveland Heights master plan forward
http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/TopoftheHill031318.aspx
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« Reply #374 on: June 13, 2018, 09:36:50 AM »
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« Reply #375 on: June 13, 2018, 10:10:07 AM »
So many impediments for this site including the easement which supposedly put the nail in the coffin of the last attempt to develop this lot.  Glad to see they are still trying but reading between the lines so many issues have to be worked out that by the time this happens we could be in a down cycle which could dash the development once again. 

I am going to try to attend the scheduled Top of the Hill community meeting next week which is mentioned in the article.  Hopefully that is much further along.  The last community meeting was Sept 2017.

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« Reply #376 on: June 13, 2018, 10:44:05 AM »
So many impediments for this site including the easement which supposedly put the nail in the coffin of the last attempt to develop this lot.  Glad to see they are still trying but reading between the lines so many issues have to be worked out that by the time this happens we could be in a down cycle which could dash the development once again. 

Seems like the smart thing to do would be to split the site around the easement.  Two smaller projects provide fewer consequences of one failing to work out.  Trying to do Big Projects and hoping for a home run is riskier.  And the rumor I heard last time is that the owner of the easement wouldn't allow any construction above the easement either.  So you might as well put a sidewalk over the easement and call it a day.

While I'm also excited to see what is going on with Top of the Hill, I would prefer to see separate developers execute smaller projects within the overall plan, or have the plan executed in smaller phases than having one giant project.  (And I'd love to see wider sidewalks and a Euclid-Heights or Fairmount-type median along Cedar in the Cedar-Fairmount business district -- Cedar is too wide for a pedestrian-centered neighborhood)