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« Reply #600 on: June 09, 2017, 09:21:27 AM »
Restored statues returning to Mahoning Courthouse roof

Published: Fri, June 9, 2017 @ 12:08 a.m.
By Peter H. Millikenmilliken@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

The restored copper statues are tentatively scheduled to be returned to the Mahoning County Courthouse roof June 27, James Fortunato, county purchasing director, told the county commissioners Thursday.

Plans call for the statues to be on public display in front of the courthouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day before they are hoisted to their pedestal atop the 106-year-old building, which is now under a $6 million restoration, he said.

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http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/jun/09/by-peter-h-milliken/

Seems like a unique opportunity to get a close-up look at the statues.

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« Reply #601 on: June 27, 2017, 12:50:39 PM »
So, today is the day!

I would have gotten some photos at lunch, but it was cloudy.  Thankfully, a co-worker was told to go over and take some photos earlier this morning, when it was still sunny.

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« Reply #602 on: July 15, 2017, 10:54:28 PM »
Barnes & Noble, Starbucks open at YSU Monday
Published: Sat, July 15, 2017 @ 12:01 a.m.
By GRAIG GRAZIOSI
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YOUNGSTOWN

High above the ground floor of Youngstown State University’s new Barnes & Noble bookstore – which opens Monday at 8 a.m. – construction workers meticulously installed a 10-foot graphic depicting former YSU track runner Nina Grambling mid-stride.

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The bookstore, which broke ground last October, is part of a major expansion of YSU’s properties west of the campus, which includes a 220-bed university apartment complex.

More: http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/jul/15/barnes-noble-starbucks-cafe-open-ysu-monday/

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« Reply #603 on: August 16, 2017, 08:08:17 PM »
Enclave groundbreaking scheduled for Friday

Published: Wed, August 16, 2017 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

LRC Realty of Akron will break ground Friday on its Youngstown State University student-housing and retail complex.

The Enclave is a more than $13 million project that will bring 65 student-housing units with 194 beds in 105,511 square feet and 11,020 square feet of leasable retail space to the YSU campus at the corner of Lincoln and Wick avenues.

More: http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/aug/16/ysu-ground-to-be-broken-friday-on-enclav/

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« Reply #604 on: August 17, 2017, 08:39:01 AM »
New ‘Flex’ Building Debuts at LindenPointe
By Sean Posey | August 17, 2017

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The new $2.5 million CHIP building is the latest addition to the LindenPointe Innovative Business Campus. The facility, now available for sale or lease, opened to members of the public on Wednesday.

The 12,700-square-foot facility is a “flex building” that can readily be divided and is designed for multiple potential uses, said John Mastrian, of the Community Hope Investment Partners — or CHIP — board of directors. “It can be ideal for engineering groups, high-tech, manufacturing.”

http://businessjournaldaily.com/new-flex-building-debuts-at-innovative-business-campus/

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« Reply #605 on: September 06, 2017, 08:17:42 PM »
DoubleTree by Hilton Looks to Open in March
By George Nelson | September 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel downtown looks to open next March.

More: http://businessjournaldaily.com/doubletree-by-hilton-looks-to-open-in-march/

Also in the article: the design review committee approved the facade modifications to the Wick Building for a new restaurant, and exterior stone work on St. Columba Cathedral.

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« Reply #606 on: October 01, 2017, 10:14:39 AM »
This is one of those "what's new, downtown" articles:

New downtown development coming to light

Published: Sun, October 1, 2017 @ 12:09 a.m.

By Kalea Hall

khall@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

A saw roars in one corner of the heart of Youngstown and, in another, a jackhammer beats a rhythm on concrete.

Construction is happening throughout downtown making way for new restaurants, bars and a hotel.

The entrepreneurs behind the ventures all agree: They are excited to be a part of what’s happening here.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/oct/01/new-bars-restaurants-hotel-take-shape-do/

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« Reply #607 on: October 04, 2017, 10:11:04 AM »
ISLE Prepares Building to Move there in February
By George Nelson | October 4, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Iron and String Life Enhancement expects to be in its new offices on Fifth Avenue in February 2018.

Space is being renovated at 28-32 Fifth Ave., which will house ISLE’s administrative offices, including payroll and human resources, said James Sutman, ISLE president. ISLE provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

http://businessjournaldaily.com/city-approves-sign-for-new-isle-offices/

I put this here because this is a finished project.  These buildings were boarded up when I moved here, 17 years ago.  So, I assume they needed a lot more work than just replacing storefronts and windows, when they started work, about 2 years ago.

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« Reply #608 on: December 06, 2017, 07:50:07 PM »
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« Reply #609 on: December 29, 2017, 10:26:42 AM »
Hotel Sets March 29 Opening Minus Marchionda
By Dan O'Brien | December 29, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new DoubleTree by Hilton, a $32 million full-service hotel under construction downtown, is set to open March 29, officials said Thursday.

As work moves toward the finish line, it does so without Dominic Marchionda as manager of Stambaugh Holdings LLC — the development company formed to spearhead the project.

Marchionda resigned as manager of Youngstown Stambaugh Holdings Nov. 15, one month after he was indicted on 102 counts ranging from aggravated theft to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, according to a notice the company sent to the city.

https://businessjournaldaily.com/stambaugh-hotel-sets-march-29-opening-without-marchionda/

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« Reply #610 on: February 05, 2018, 11:24:42 PM »
Hey UrbanOhio! I manage a large Youngstown Warren Area Development Thread over on Skyscraper Page Forums. Someone recommended that I start posting here also, so hopefully you guys are interested! Also, if there is a way to edit the first post of this thread, I'd love to add a detailed list of current and recent Youngstown projects.
Link to my Skyscraper Page thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=230471

Downtown Amphitheater Master Plan Released:
Link to plan: http://www.eagworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/16-0226_Park-and-Amphitheater-Master-Plan.pdf
MKSK has released a detailed master plan for the Downtown amphitheater project. This plan gives us a lot of details about the project. A main focus of the plan is to find ways to integrate the new park with the YSU campus and Mill Creek Park. The main proposal that MKSK gives is to improve Phelps and Hazel Streets in Downtown - they are the two main roads that will be used by YSU students to get to the park. Their plan for Phelps Street has been initiated this week (see post on Skyscraper Page) but it is unknown if they will make it pedestrian only or not.

A diagram showing Phelps & Hazel Streets and possible infill opportunities on each:


They then go on to give ideas for future development related to the park. They highlight the possibility of developing apartments along Front Street where surface lots are currently:


The next photo shows a very detailed master plan. If this is indeed the plan they are going with, I am quite happy with it. Some things on the plan are named incorrectly for some reason, but I'll ignore that. What I like most is that the surface lot buffer between Downtown and the park will be gone. In fact the only surface lots remaining will be around the Covelli Center and a few near the Market Street Bridge. I wish they would just build a parking garage, but oh well. Interestingly, this plan calls for tearing down multiple one story buildings along Front Street near the Covelli Center - I'm all for this as they are almost all eyesores. They will replace them with a restaurant space and a small plaza/parklet on the corner of Market and Front. It appears they want to get rid of the west parking lots at the Covelli Center, but expand them on the east side. They will replace those lots with a dog park, bocce courts, and basketball courts.

The master plan:


The amphitheater itself will be the first phase. It will have 3250 seats, 1000 of which will be VIP. Future plans could add two buildings on either side of the amphitheater with an extended canopy (renderings of this are in the plan.)



The promenade, as seen in the master plan, will connect the Covelli Center to the amphitheater and the rest of the park. It will have space for food truck vendors and will be wide enough for emergency vehicle access. The parking lots will be reduced to 719 spaces, including planned on street parking that comes with a potential Front Street streetscaping project. Speaking of streetscaping, they have renderings for both Phelps and Hazel Streets. Interestingly, they call for the Gallagher Building's empty parking lot to be used as a movie viewing plaza - this is a neat proposal, and I will share a rendering of that made by a Kent State University student in another post.



Unfortunately, it looks like the first phase, which costs an estimated $6.6 million, will not include the "urban plaza" which will add more park amenities along Front Street. That phase will end up costing around $1.2 million. Phase B will include the other park amenities and it is unknown when development for that will occur.





Sadly there is no mention of what they will do with the space under the Market Street Bridge. There have been some cool proposals to turn it into an informal music venue or art space.
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« Reply #611 on: February 06, 2018, 12:32:16 AM »
Thank you and welcome!
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« Reply #612 on: February 06, 2018, 12:48:17 AM »
Very cool... this is the most ambitious idea I've seen for Downtown Youngstown in quite a while.

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« Reply #613 on: February 06, 2018, 04:49:25 PM »
Very cool... this is the most ambitious idea I've seen for Downtown Youngstown in quite a while.

Well, it's not just an idea - it's under construction as we speak. It's been planned since around 2013 but construction began late 2017. The first phase is set to be completed in spring 2019. Downtown is seeing a lot of development - the new hotel project in the historic Stambaugh Building will be done next month.

Here are some renderings of the amphitheater park:


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« Reply #614 on: February 15, 2018, 06:56:20 PM »
New Michael Kusalaba Branch Library Opens in the West Side:
The Michael Kusalaba Branch finally opened yesterday. It is located on Mahoning Avenue between Glenellen and Schenley Avenues in the Rocky Ridge neighborhood. The library replaced the old West Side Library which was located in the same location. The library features several modern amenities that will benefit the West Side's residents. In addition to books and computers, there is a sound studio, maker space complete with 3D printers, classrooms, a conference room, a children's area, and more. It also houses the garage for the city's mobile library program.

The exterior of the library from the back side:


This is a pretty important development for the West Side - the West Side is already considered to be the city's nicest "side" but it still needs a ton of work. This will hopefully spur some development in a neighborhood other than Downtown. The Rocky Ridge neighborhood, which the library is located in, has a great neighborhood association that is both marketing and beautifying the neighborhood. Mahoning Avenue in particular has been seeing some storefront improvements and landscaping. The block the library is located on even has a small business district  - this could be a great walkable neighborhood in the future.

The interior of the library:


Click here for street view of the library.

Also, if you want to get more updates on the Youngstown area, checkout the /r/Youngstown Sub-Reddit - we are trying to make it more active, so please check it out if you wish!

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« Reply #615 on: February 16, 2018, 04:40:10 PM »
Noble Creature Cask House:
Source: Noble Creature Cask House

A local couple, Ira & Marcy Gerhart purchased an abandoned church at 126 E. Rayen Ave. in Smoky Hollow. They spent around $150,000 on renovations. The brewery makes and bottles their craft beer in the basement of the church. The main floor is being used at the main taproom. Though the brewery has no food options at the moment, they plan to add lunch and other small food options very soon. I think this is a great project - it is in a very blighted section of the city, but is located within walking distance to YSU and Downtown.

The exterior of Noble Creature Cask House:


The interior of the Noble Creature Cask House:

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« Reply #616 on: February 22, 2018, 09:11:39 PM »
Steelite Showroom Coming to Commerce Building:
Source: Business Journal Daily

Steelite International, one of the world's leading tableware manufacturers, will be opening a showroom in the fifth floor of Downtown's Commerce Building. It will occupy a 15,000 square foot part of the building that once housed The Fifth Floor Restaurant. The showroom will be one of their largest. It will feature a fully functioning bar in order for potential buyers to try out their products. Steelite sells over 40 different brands and is a popular supplier for restaurants, hotels, and more.

The Commerce Building (Built in 1917):



The New Castle company chose this building because of its historic character and location. They wanted to be in Downtown Youngstown due to the large amount of activity and redevelopment occurring there. They hope that their clients will take advantage of Downtown's new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and eat at the variety of restaurants in the surrounding area. This will be their flagship showroom. (They have showrooms in other cities such as Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles.)

Here is an example of what Steelite's showrooms typically look like:


I think this will be great for Downtown. It will add a unique type of business that Downtown currently doesn't have, and this block of Downtown needs investments like this. Plus, their clients include some chain restaurants, hotels, ect - who knows, maybe some will be impressed and want to set up in Downtown! And speaking of chain restaurants, Donatos Pizza is looking to expand into the Youngstown-Warren area and open four locations. Downtown is one of the main areas they are looking at. One thing Downtown really needs is some fast-casual type restaurants like Donatos, Chipotle, Simple Greek, ect. I hope this deal works out.

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« Reply #617 on: March 16, 2018, 06:14:57 PM »
TIGER Grant for Downtown Road Improvements Denied:
Pretty bad news came this week for Youngstown. The city had been working on a proposal called "SMAR2T" which would improve the infrastructure in the central area of the city. It called for rebuilding several roads from 4 lanes into 2 lanes with bike lanes and landscaping. It also called for things such as a bike share program. The denial of the proposal leaves Downtown in an uncertain position. North Phelps Street likely will no longer receive the major face-lift proposed for it. The bike lane between Mill Creek Park and Downtown may also not be completed anymore. The good news is that the city still has $3 million for the Fifth Avenue rebuilding plan - they will reduce the 4-6 lane road to 2 lanes with landscaping and bike lanes. This will help link Downtown, YSU, and hopefully Mill Creek Park. The project is set to begin in 2020.

A rendering of the proposed Fifth Avenue improvements:


Wayfinding Signs Coming to Downtown This Spring:

The city recently signed a $40,000 contract with Ellet Neon Signs of Akron to supply a network of wayfinding signs to the city. They will primarily be located in Downtown but will also be located in other places such as: Mill Creek Park, Wick Park, and I-680 exits. I'm glad they are finally getting around to this - it's been over three years in the making.

Major signs will have a "City of You" theme to them. But here's an example of a typical wayfinding sign:


Town Center at Firestone Farms:
Website: Firestone Farms

Firestone Farms is a large suburban development centered around a golf course in Columbiana, which originally was the farm of Harvey Firestone, founder of Firestone Tires. Columbiana is a small town located 25 minutes south of Youngstown. It is seeing a lot of growth, especially in its Downtown. But, the Town Center at Firestone Farms is a "lifestyle center" that is so far only in phase one. Though it has struggled to attract large retail chains, it has successfully filled all of its storefronts and is doing fairly well considering it is located in a very rural area.

A rendering of the development:


Some notable businesses here include Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Stone Fruit Coffee Company, and Homestead Kitchen. It is also home to several boutique stores and a high end eyewear retailer called "Wink." The property is home to many offices, most notably, Salem Regional Medical Center.

Stone Fruit Coffee Company - A popular local coffee shop chain:


Phase 2 will be coming soon, which will add a second large building. This will be interesting to see - the first floor will remain retail, but all 2nd floor space will be devoted to luxury apartments, which is something the area lacks at the moment. Across the street (OH-14), there are future plans for the "Marketplace at Firestone Farms" which will add a hotel, grocer, and a Harvey Firestone Museum in a historic barn.

Homestead Kitchen & Cocktail Bar - a farm to table restaurant opening soon in Firestone Farms:


The Town Center at Firestone Farms Phase One:


Main Street Columbiana News:

Luckily, the Firestone Farms development isn't taking business away from Columbiana's historic and walkable Main Street, which is thriving with arts, crafts, breweries, cafes, ect. It is becoming the "hipster" center of the Youngstown area. There was a mini-panic recently when Generations Coffee House, a well known anchor of Main Street announced it was closing - but thankfully, a local family purchased it and is keeping it open and adding lunch and breakfast options.

A photo I took of Main Street during the summer:


A local couple recently purchased a vacant lot on Main Street and plan to turn it into an outdoor eatery for their food truck "No Swine Left Behind." They plan to landscape and fence in the property as well as adding in public outdoor seating.

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« Reply #619 on: March 28, 2018, 04:20:17 PM »
Random Downtown Youngstown Proposals:

Today I will cover a few interesting proposals for Downtown - keep in mind, none of these are actually being actively developed. They are just proposals.

State Theater Redevelopment Proposal:
State Theater was a historic theater located on Federal Street in Downtown. When it was demolished, the city agreed to keep it's front facade preserved. Strollo Architects (who redeveloped the adjacent Wells Building) are looking for potential uses for the State Theater and vacant land next to it. Their goal is to find a tenant to build here so it does not become surface parking. The 4M Company, a Youngstown architectural firm has made a proposal for the site. Unfortunately there are no plans to implement it.

The State Theater:


The 4M Company's Proposed Redevelopment:


Re-Vision Youngstown Proposals:

Re-Vision Youngstown was a project that asked Kent State University students to show of their visions for Downtown Youngstown. [COLOR="Red"]None of these proposals are planned to be utilized[/COLOR], but here are some of the interesting ones. I kept some well made proposals out because they are simply too unrealistic.

Phelps & Boardman proposal:

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South Phelps Street Rebuild:
This proposal was to rebuild South Phelps Street as a pedestrian-only street. North Phelps is currently being turned into a pedestrian only plaza.

Current Street View Image

Silver's Vogue Shop Building Redevelopment:
This building, which has housed Silver's Vogue Shop for decades, is for sale. It is on a very prominent corner in Downtown, and hopefully it gets redeveloped. Here is a proposal for it:

Current Street View Image

Gallagher Building Proposals:
The Gallagher Building is a historic building on the corner of Hazel & Commerce that is in bad shape at the moment. The previous developer failed to develop it, and the "new" developer is in a lot of legal trouble. Unfortunately the future of the building is very uncertain. But, here are some proposals for it.

Music Pavillion Proposal:


"Collaboration Center" Proposal:


"Business Collaboration Center" Proposal:

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« Reply #620 on: April 06, 2018, 03:37:31 PM »
Amphitheater Construction to Begin June 1
By George Nelson | April 6, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What started out as a project to provide a venue for small and inexpensive events has evolved into a new “front door” to the city, said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management and JAC Live, this morning.

Construction of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in the riverfront park will begin June 1, Ryan told guests this morning at Stambaugh Auditorium as part of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Good Morning, Youngstown! Breakfast.

https://businessjournaldaily.com/amphitheater-construction-to-begin-june-1/

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« Reply #621 on: April 12, 2018, 12:26:00 AM »
A citywide vacancy survey was completed in February 2018 that identified 2,686 vacant residential and commercial structures. The number of vacant properties is down significantly since 2016 when 3,910 structures were identified as vacant. Read more: https://t.co/vFjBn8bUDp
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« Reply #622 on: April 20, 2018, 01:50:10 PM »
HomeGoods withdraws Lordstown zoning application
Published April 20, 2018 at 10:36 a.m.

LORDSTOWN — HomeGoods said today it plans to back out of its plans to build a 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse/distribution center in Lordstown.

The company released this statement to The Vindicator:

"We have appreciated hearing from the Lordstown community over the past month and understand that a group of neighboring residents continue to have concerns about our HomeGoods distribution center project. At HomeGoods, having a strong relationship with our communities is important to us and a core part of who we are and how we do business. Given this, we are respectfully withdrawing our zoning application from the Lordstown Planning Board and are reconsidering our options for this distribution center project. We want to offer our most sincere thanks to the entire Lordstown community, especially those who provided their support for our project.”

Throughout the Valley, people have responded to the news.

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http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/apr/20/homegoods-withdraws-lordstown-zoning-application/?nw
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« Reply #623 on: April 22, 2018, 12:21:09 PM »
WOW

Lordstown Residents ‘Disheartened’ at Opposition to TJX
By Dan O'Brien | April 21, 2018

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – George Vasko, a resident of the village of Lordstown for 22 years, says he’ll probably lose his job along with 1,500 others when General Motors Co.’s Lordstown Complex sheds its second shift in June.

With this sort of pressure facing the community, he said he’s even more frustrated as to why a small number of residents here have effectively squashed a $160 million project that would bring 1,000 new jobs to the village, and at least blunt some of the impact from GM’s latest downsizing.

The land is directly across from the Imperial Communities mobile home development, and abuts residential land along Hallock Young Road. Some of these residents here led vocal opposition to the project site, claiming they would like to see the center built somewhere else in the village that is already is zoned industrial.

https://businessjournaldaily.com/lordstown-residents-disheartened-at-neighbors-opposition-to-tjx/

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« Reply #624 on: April 30, 2018, 11:40:27 AM »
Homeowners Closest to Site ‘All for” TJX Project
By Andrea Wood | April 30, 2018

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Fred Price and Marilyn Whipkey own the only house and property on Hallock Young Road that directly abuts the site where TJX Companies still could build its $160 million HomeGoods distribution center. And they are the only homeowners on this stretch of the road, which would be rerouted to make way for the project, that have posted “Welcome TJX. Right Project. Right Property” yard signs.

Hundreds of “Welcome TJX” signs, passed out at the rally Sunday to many of the more than 600 people who attended, are now visible elsewhere in this small village.

https://businessjournaldaily.com/homeowners-closest-to-site-all-for-tjx-project/

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« Reply #625 on: April 30, 2018, 12:32:08 PM »
That whole story is just sad -- that a competing company with a distribution center in town was what was actually behind this "grassroots" opposition effort. If the competitor is doing the right thing, then why the need for the subterfuge? In the end, the community ultimately suffers from this "grassroots" opposition to the distribution center.
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« Reply #626 on: May 02, 2018, 05:41:56 PM »
That whole story is just sad -- that a competing company with a distribution center in town was what was actually behind this "grassroots" opposition effort. If the competitor is doing the right thing, then why the need for the subterfuge? In the end, the community ultimately suffers from this "grassroots" opposition to the distribution center.

It's frankly disgusting how much NIMBYs opposed this. At least now they get a new chicken farm on the property instead. Yay.

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« Reply #627 on: May 07, 2018, 10:20:24 AM »
That whole story is just sad -- that a competing company with a distribution center in town was what was actually behind this "grassroots" opposition effort. If the competitor is doing the right thing, then why the need for the subterfuge? In the end, the community ultimately suffers from this "grassroots" opposition to the distribution center.
Wow, missed that part.


Public Officials Hail TJX Decision to Stay the Course
By George Nelson | May 4, 2018

“Our numbers have been under estimated [sic] in the media and within the village,” she continued. “Village residents support TJX for the value it brings to the village, but don’t support re-zoning residential land, she said in the email. The chamber was wrong to suggest any of the properties were available for purchase as industrial sites.”

Dickson and her husband, Brett, live on a relatively affluent street that abuts a large wooded area that would serve as a buffer to the TJX project. Brett Dickson is the associate vice president of distribution and fulfillment at the nearby Things Remembered warehouse, 500 S. Bailey Road in North Jackson, which presumably would compete with TJX for skilled warehouse workers. The couple moved to Lordstown about two years ago.

https://businessjournaldaily.com/public-officials-regional-chamber-hail-tjx-decision/

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« Reply #628 on: May 09, 2018, 10:20:10 AM »
Well that was a quick turnaround.


Lordstown Commission OKs Rezoning for TJX Project
By George Nelson | May 9, 2018

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies Inc. cleared a key hurdle Tuesday evening in its plan to develop a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here.

The Lordstown Planning Commission last night voted unanimously in favor of rezoning seven parcels of land from R-1 Residential to I-1 Industrial. The followed a 2½-hour hearing attended by more than 100 village residents and others.

https://businessjournaldaily.com/lordstown-commission-approves-rezoning-tjx/

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YSU to Begin Media Center Project
May 14, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– Youngstown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium is getting a new multimedia center on its east side.

Construction of the Don Constantini Multimedia Center is one of multiple campus improvement projects to begin this summer. Funded in part by a $1 million gift from YSU alum Don Constantini, the multimedia center will house a classroom, space for YSU’s Sports Broadcasting program and football radio booths. It’s expected to be complete by August 2019.

https://businessjournaldaily.com/ysu-media-center-project/