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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #60 on: June 06, 2006, 07:27:01 AM »
"After Bay Village became built-out"

I know what you mean, but I got a big chuckle from the notion that Bay is "built-out" i.e. a dense built environment.

"And it makes me wonder "WHY"?"

Honestly, people are incredibly myopic. I know people in Amherst who moved to a small subdivision off Oak Point Road who lament the fact that new subdivisions have basically surrounded them and ruined the "view of the woods", added to the traffic, etc. Their solution? "We're thinking about moving further out" - and when the same situation happens to them again in ten years... well, rinse, lather, repeat.  :|

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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2006, 01:40:01 PM »
One thing I never understood is why all the development isn't happening near the Cuyahoga border. I mean, the places closest to the city of Cleveland are the most rural in Lorain County. There's a giant hillbilly gap between these new Lorain Co. growths and the rest of Greater Cleveland.

Well that's not my understanding at all, and I don't agree with you. If you are talking about Lorain County around Strongsville, then I can see what you are saying- at least I think I can see what you are saying, because the only time I usually drive south of Lorain Avenue is to go to the airport or to drive down to school.

The Avon Lake area seems to be the exception in Lorain County. The majority of the county is still very VERY rural, even the places bordering Cuyahoga County. You look at places like North Eaton, North Ridgeville and Columbia Station, all of which are minutes away from places like Strongsville, North Olmsted, Berea and Middleburg Heights, and see nothing but open fields and farmlands. Some of these border towns don't even have sewers. Avon Lake may be building up, but the vast majority of Lorain County remains virtually untouched by the suburbanisation of cities that it borders.

And it makes me wonder "WHY"?

majority? lol! sure there are even amish in the south of the county too, but aside from what you mentioned aren't you forgetting quite a major chunk of lorain county that is not rural in this rant?



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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2006, 01:51:06 PM »
One thing I never understood is why all the development isn't happening near the Cuyahoga border. I mean, the places closest to the city of Cleveland are the most rural in Lorain County. There's a giant hillbilly gap between these new Lorain Co. growths and the rest of Greater Cleveland.

Well that's not my understanding at all, and I don't agree with you. If you are talking about Lorain County around Strongsville, then I can see what you are saying- at least I think I can see what you are saying, because the only time I usually drive south of Lorain Avenue is to go to the airport or to drive down to school.

The Avon Lake area seems to be the exception in Lorain County. The majority of the county is still very VERY rural, even the places bordering Cuyahoga County. You look at places like North Eaton, North Ridgeville and Columbia Station, all of which are minutes away from places like Strongsville, North Olmsted, Berea and Middleburg Heights, and see nothing but open fields and farmlands. Some of these border towns don't even have sewers. Avon Lake may be building up, but the vast majority of Lorain County remains virtually untouched by the suburbanisation of cities that it borders.

And it makes me wonder "WHY"?

majority? lol! sure there are even amish in the south of the county too, but aside from what you mentioned aren't you forgetting quite a major chunk of lorain county that is not rural in this rant?

I can name a heck of a lot more rural areas in Lorain County than I can urban.

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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2006, 02:20:00 PM »
One thing I never understood is why all the development isn't happening near the Cuyahoga border. I mean, the places closest to the city of Cleveland are the most rural in Lorain County. There's a giant hillbilly gap between these new Lorain Co. growths and the rest of Greater Cleveland.

Well that's not my understanding at all, and I don't agree with you. If you are talking about Lorain County around Strongsville, then I can see what you are saying- at least I think I can see what you are saying, because the only time I usually drive south of Lorain Avenue is to go to the airport or to drive down to school.

The Avon Lake area seems to be the exception in Lorain County. The majority of the county is still very VERY rural, even the places bordering Cuyahoga County. You look at places like North Eaton, North Ridgeville and Columbia Station, all of which are minutes away from places like Strongsville, North Olmsted, Berea and Middleburg Heights, and see nothing but open fields and farmlands. Some of these border towns don't even have sewers. Avon Lake may be building up, but the vast majority of Lorain County remains virtually untouched by the suburbanisation of cities that it borders.

And it makes me wonder "WHY"?

majority? lol! sure there are even amish in the south of the county too, but aside from what you mentioned aren't you forgetting quite a major chunk of lorain county that is not rural in this rant?

I can name a heck of a lot more rural areas in Lorain County than I can urban.

yeah, i guess to you it sucks because it's the only county in ohio with urban areas, suburban areas and rural areas. geez how uniquely awful -- lol!



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« Reply #64 on: June 06, 2006, 03:58:22 PM »
One thing I never understood is why all the development isn't happening near the Cuyahoga border. I mean, the places closest to the city of Cleveland are the most rural in Lorain County. There's a giant hillbilly gap between these new Lorain Co. growths and the rest of Greater Cleveland.

Well that's not my understanding at all, and I don't agree with you. If you are talking about Lorain County around Strongsville, then I can see what you are saying- at least I think I can see what you are saying, because the only time I usually drive south of Lorain Avenue is to go to the airport or to drive down to school.

The Avon Lake area seems to be the exception in Lorain County. The majority of the county is still very VERY rural, even the places bordering Cuyahoga County. You look at places like North Eaton, North Ridgeville and Columbia Station, all of which are minutes away from places like Strongsville, North Olmsted, Berea and Middleburg Heights, and see nothing but open fields and farmlands. Some of these border towns don't even have sewers. Avon Lake may be building up, but the vast majority of Lorain County remains virtually untouched by the suburbanisation of cities that it borders.

And it makes me wonder "WHY"?

majority? lol! sure there are even amish in the south of the county too, but aside from what you mentioned aren't you forgetting quite a major chunk of lorain county that is not rural in this rant?

I can name a heck of a lot more rural areas in Lorain County than I can urban.

yeah, i guess to you it sucks because it's the only county in ohio with urban areas, suburban areas and rural areas. geez how uniquely awful -- lol!

Uhm, or just giant soybean fields, cows outnumbering people and "Ride Your Tractor to School Day".

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« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2006, 04:24:01 PM »
^ err, ohio has 88 counties and lorain county is the 9th most populous. so hardly just rural. i guess maybe you are expecting it to be queens county or orange county or dade....?  :roll:

you should think about that and be glad in these days of hyper-sprawl it is still diversified at all.




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« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2006, 07:04:20 PM »
^ err, ohio has 88 counties and lorain county is the 9th most populous. so hardly just rural. i guess maybe you are expecting it to be queens county or orange county or dade....?  :roll:

you should think about that and be glad in these days of hyper-sprawl it is still diversified at all.

Do they count farm animals in those censuses too? Lawlz, I'm sorry but I lived in Lorain county for 18 years (I live there on and off throughout the year) and I know the area pretty well. I'd say less than a third of Lorain county's land is anything but rural/light suburban. It's raunch to the max.

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« Reply #67 on: June 07, 2006, 02:21:30 PM »
^how silly, did you have a mean uncle there or something?  :laugh:

well i lived there quite awhile too and i never saw a farm until i went to bgsu. who goes south of the midway mall? no one i ever knew.

i never saw anything south of downtown elyria until i moved to columbus as an adult and would get off I-71 and drive north up 57/58.

you got quite a problem there and i have no idea what it is about. you should be greatful for any land in the county that is still rural. again i ask you what on earth do you want? more suburbia? more sprawl? a big city built in the countryside? what?  :roll:

unless thousands of people suddenly stampede into an already populous county keeping the rural parts rural is better.  :clap:


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« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2006, 10:15:06 AM »
more farm-eating nonsense south of elyria.
the article says this is the fastest growing section of the county(?):


Plans laid out for new retail center
SCOT ALLYN, Morning Journal Writer06/18/2006


EATON TOWNSHIP -- A new retail center at the corner of SR 57 and Chestnut Ridge Road could be the start of a corridor of office buildings in this fast-growing part of Lorain County.

With the tentative name of Clock Tower Place, the three-acre development proposed for the southeast corner of the intersection would consist chiefly of ''convenience retail'' tenants, according to its developer, Shannon Blackwell, president of Zeisler Morgan Properties Ltd. of Cleveland.
 
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« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2006, 08:20:38 PM »
Blackwell said his company, which also built and owns Ridge Park Square in Brooklyn and Westwood Town Center in Rocky River, will be performing due diligence on the three-acre parcel this summer.

Uh, OK. It ashtonishes me that a developer would continue to own a property while they build more stuff that reduces the value of their existing portfolio. Memo to all those who, for whatever reason, don't already know this:  the metro area isn't growing in population or wealth. Thus any new retail square footage added to the existing inventory forces a reduction in retail activity somewhere else. Even though a zero-sum equation is one of the simplest forms of math there is, it apparently is too complicated for certain developers to figure out in recognizing the impacts from their investments. That's assuming they care, of course. But this developer is one whom I thought would care, given their existing portfolio.
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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #70 on: July 11, 2006, 10:00:27 AM »
I thought this was an interesting case of neighborhood amenities moving within communities to serve new residents rather than established ones... ridiculous. First of all - most of the new residents off Walker Road have private neighborhood pools. Westwinds, Legacy Pointe, Landings, and Waterside Crossings all have their own pools and serve A LOT of people that make up the newer and growing "Walker Road" population. Second of all - there is no reason to toss the old pool. I was just there yesterday in fact. It is a really nice pool - and one of the largest public pools in the area by the way. The current pool is located in a pretty nice established park area with baseball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball, a and a large playground across from a lakefront park.

New aquatic center idea floated
Thursday, July 06, 2006
By Kim Guffey
The Sun
AVON LAKE _ After 44 years of service, the city pool soon may be put out to pasture.

The city's parks and recreation commission recommended the city install a $3 million aquatic area on Walker Road to replace the aging city pool on Electric Boulevard. The suggestion came after the commission reviewed a 12-week feasibility study conducted by Brandsetter Carol Zofcin, Inc.

City Council's finance committee will discuss funding options for the new facility, which could include asking voters for bond approval, said Councilman Martin O'Donnell.
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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2006, 12:44:09 AM »
Activity in this thread has been pretty light.  I only have a few things to add, and even these are a bit old.


Court decision could cost Avon a bundle
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, 6/14/06

The city could face thousands of dollars in legal bills after the 9th District Court of Appeals overturned a City Council decision that forbade a developer from building cluster homes off of French Creek Road.


Stench prompts push to halt Commons work
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, 6/27/06

Questions about flooding and a foul hydrogen sulfide odor has prompted City Councilman Garry Gibbs to call for a nine-month moratorium on building and occupancy permits for the Chestnut Commons commercial site.

About 15 residents of a nearby housing development told City Council on Monday that storm water has backed up for the third time in a year.


Ballot bound Zoning issue up to voters
The Sun, 7/6/06

It appears residents will vote in November whether to assume more control of where commercial development sprouts in residential areas.

City Council's legal committee intends to recommend council place on the Nov. 7 general election ballot a charter amendment which would require citizen vote for requests to change certain residentially zoned property to commercial, said Dan Urban, committee chairman and Ward 4 representative.

Avon to start Route 83 work
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, 7/7/06

Frustrated drivers will get a bit of relief next year when a new extension is finished on state Route 83, alleviating the heavy traffic congestion at the Chester Road intersection.

City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to contract with Solon-based Precision Engineering and Construction to build the extension, Mayor James Smith said. The project will cost $1.19 million and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2006.
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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2006, 07:26:35 PM »
Building Boom

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What do a moving Target, a blighted million-dollar subdivision and a soccer academy have in common?
The answer is that they are all part of the economic puzzle that is coming together off of Cooper Foster Park Road on the Amherst and Lorain border.
What were mostly vacant fields as recently as 2005 have been transformed into one of the brightest spots of development in the county, according to Lorain Mayor Craig Foltin and Amherst Mayor David Taylor.
They hope the area can become a new commercial hub rivaling nearby centers like Avon Commons.
The development area, which stretches along Cooper Foster Road from Leavitt to Oak Point roads, encompasses several new developments including sites for the Deerfield Estates commercial and residential properties in Amherst and Lorain, Brad Friedel’s Premier Soccer Academy in Lorain and the new Premier Toyota Scion dealership in Amherst, which opened in June. All three developments are in the Amherst School District.
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« Reply #73 on: August 09, 2006, 11:03:56 PM »
Committee OKs plan to rezone near I-90 ramp
Lorain Morning Journal, 7/20/06

The Avon Planning Commission sent a recommendation to City Council that 200 acres by Nagel Road, Just Imagine Drive and Interstate 90 be rezoned to industrial and commercial use.

The recommendation seeks more flexible zoning so the land can be developed for commercial use in anticipation of the planned I-90 interchange at Nagel Road.


City could get its own YMCA
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, 7/21/06

Less than six months after the YMCAs in Lorain and Elyria closed, the Greater Cleveland YMCA is looking at the feasibility of opening a new site in Amherst.


Next step for Danco may be Avon
Lorain Morning Journal, 7/28/06

Danco, a sheet metal producer in Westlake, is one step closer to relocating and expanding into Avon.

Yesterday, Lorain County commissioners approved a $3 million tax-exempt bond for Danco, as part of a plan for it to move its facility to the Avon Commerce Parkway.

Lorain’s blight plans draw criticism, defense
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, 7/31/06

To blight or not to blight: That is the question.

One of the tools that administrators in Lorain have used to spur development has been designating areas as “blighted” or “urban renewal” areas, which allow the city to use tax incremental financing, apply for federal and state grants and draw up a master plan for the blighted area.

Henkel picks Avon for expansion
Lorain Morning Journal, 8/1/06

Henkel Consumer Adhesives Inc. announced yesterday its headquarters in Avon will be the site of a 229,000-square-foot warehouse expansion that will create more jobs at the city's leading employer.


Lorain residents sue over referendum
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, 8/5/06

What’s the difference between a property being zoned residential or commercial?

More than $1 million, according to two Cooper-Foster Park Road homeowners who are suing the city contending that’s how much they lost when a referendum vote prevented their properties from being rezoned for a commercial development.

Scouts consider deal to preserve Firelands camp
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 8/8/06

As development creeps in, a preservation group may help save a campground that has served thousands of Scouts for 70 years.

The Firelands Scout Reservation in western Lorain County faces the same challenges as many camps across Northeast Ohio: rising costs and urban sprawl. Developers of subdivisions and shopping centers find the camps' unspoiled acreage irresistible.
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« Reply #74 on: August 09, 2006, 11:51:42 PM »
Henkel picks Avon for expansion
Lorain Morning Journal, 8/1/06

Henkel Consumer Adhesives Inc. announced yesterday its headquarters in Avon will be the site of a 229,000-square-foot warehouse expansion that will create more jobs at the city's leading employer.

The adhesive company expects the expansion will result in about 40 new jobs during the next five years, adding to the current 478-employee roster, spokeswoman Heather Sefcik said yesterday.

Avon Mayor Jim Smith said the city's planning commission approved the build more than a year ago, and officials have been patiently waiting to hear the good news.

''It's fantastic,'' Smith said yesterday.

Henkel chose Avon from a short list of other distribution centers in which they had considered expanding. The list included Mentor, the former headquarters of Ohio Sealants Inc., which Henkel purchased last year, Allentown, Pa., and Edwardsville, Ill.


Big surprise there. The company's property at their Avon site already encompasses acres and acres of virgin forest. The company's land is also adjacent to the future interchange at Lear-Nagle. Not to mention that the Avon site is Henkel's North American adhesives division headquarters, and Avon's industrial tax rate is relatively low.

It is kind of ironic though that Henkel is one of the companies touted world-wide for their "green" technology, but is the poster child company in Northeast Ohio for urban sprawl. The company (once known as Manco) was founded in the Flats. As they got larger it moved to a site near the W.117th rapid station in Cleveland. Later they moved to a brand new facility built in Westlake in the late 80s for room to expand and pay lower taxes. Avon came along and decided to lure the company over the county line with tax abatements, and why not? When they had been growing at their Westlake location, most of their employees had moved or relocated from outside the region into suburbs on the western edge of the Cleveland metropolitan area. Avon was just the next exit off of I-90. Nevermind that it meant longer commutes and less opportunity for Cleveland proper residents, and nevermind that one of Cleveland's greatest homegrown corporate successes of the past decade isn't even located in Cuyahoga County. Virtually of the people who built up Cleveland's duct tape fortune are great cheer leaders and philanthropists for Cleveland, but virtually of these people now live in Avon Lake where property taxes and their high incomes contribute to raising property values in Lorain County and the decline of Cuyahoga County's inner core.

Less trees, more interchanges, and dispersed wealth and people away from Cleveland, more difficult commutes of blue collar workers residing in the urban core is what Henkel Consumer Adhesives North America represents. I wonder what their environmentally-conscious German bosses would think if they really knew the truth about HCA North America's impact on Cleveland has been?

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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #75 on: August 10, 2006, 10:00:27 AM »
That is a real shame that Lorain and Elyria lost their Y's, do either have community centers?

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« Reply #76 on: August 10, 2006, 05:44:15 PM »
Wow, really well said, Vulpster03.  I had no idea of the company's history.

So, how long until the relocate to Huron on Erie County?
 

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« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2006, 05:15:12 PM »
From the 8/10/06 Sun:


Input is sought
School proposals may mean bond issue

Thursday, August 10, 2006
By Kim Guffey
The Sun


NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Residents will be called on over the next few months to give feedback on the school district's proposal to build a centralized campus. The project will likely require voters to approve a bond issue in 2007.

More than 2,000 new homes sprouted up in the city during the past five years and schools will soon be bursting at the seams in three years without major expansion, Superintendent Larry Bowersox said.

Anticipating further city population growth, the district spent $1.5 million to buy 47 acres near the high school at Bainbridge Road and Pitts Boulevard earlier this year. The land will provide space for the creation of a centralized campus, Bowersox said. The purchase was funded by the school's permanent improvement fund and gave much needed access to Center Ridge Road, he added.
 
http://www.cleveland.com/sun/sun/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1155228375101070.xml&coll=3
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« Reply #78 on: August 27, 2006, 06:09:27 PM »
From the 8/20/06 Lorain Morning Journal:


Liveable expansion
JENNIFER BRACKEN, Morning Journal Writer
08/20/2006


Trees have been leveled, grounds primped and steel beams are going up.

Drive throughout Lorain County and signs of construction are everywhere.
 
From drug stores to department stores -- with road improvements to complement them -- the county has become a hot spot for affordable retail.

Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart said the retail boom is a direct result of the increased residential development throughout the county.


jbracken@morningjournal.com

Morning Journal writers Megan King and Scot Allyn contributed to this article.


http://www.morningjournal.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=17087786&BRD=1699&PAG=461&dept_id=566374&rfi=8
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« Reply #79 on: September 03, 2006, 04:32:56 PM »
From the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, 8/30/06:


Voters to mull rezoning
Stephen Szucs
The Chronicle-Telegram


LORAIN — Columbia Township residents will get the chance to decide whether they want land to be rezoned for smaller lots in November.

The county Board of Elections office listened as petitioners defended their petitions against protesters Tuesday, and voted in favor of keeping the zoning referendum on the ballot.

http://www.chroniclet.com/2006_Archive/08-30-06/Daily%20Pages/083006local2.html

From the 9/2/06 Lorain Morning Journal:


Avon eyes grant for new park
SCOT ALLYN, Morning Journal Writer
09/02/2006


AVON -- Sports fans could be attending baseball games and soccer matches at a new city park if state funding can start the ball rolling, according to Mayor Jim Smith.

And if a professional baseball team is interested in making the proposed park its home field, the city might consider it.
 
City Council could decide Tuesday night whether to apply for about $1 million in state money to build a park on 42 acres the city owns at SR 611 and Interstate 90.


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http://www.morningjournal.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17143682&BRD=1699&PAG=461&dept_id=46371&rfi=6
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« Reply #80 on: September 04, 2006, 11:25:33 PM »
this has got to be the most depressing thread of all time.

growth? what a sick joke. it's all nothing but stealing businesses from regional neighbors, building big box stripmalls and land eating suburban developments. ugh.

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« Reply #81 on: September 06, 2006, 09:07:11 PM »
^ Then you'll love this post.


From the 9/6/06 PD:


Old neighborhood road changes
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Molly Kavanaugh
Plain Dealer Reporter


Sheffield -- Nick DeFazio and his wife moved to North Abbe Road 15 years ago, when the neighborhood was lined with houses, a few stores and a driving range.

"You might see a car every half-hour, and on Sunday, no cars," recalled DeFazio, 89, who lives south of the Detroit Road intersection.

Now, the couple plans their day around the heavy traffic. They don't go out between 4 and 7 p.m. or around 9 p.m., when the movies let out. And they try to avoid making a left turn out of their driveway.
 
To reach this Plain Dealer reporter:
mkavanaugh@plaind.com, 440-934-0506


http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/1157531544103761.xml&coll=2


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« Reply #82 on: September 09, 2006, 01:08:28 PM »
From the Sun, 9/7/06:


NorthBorough homes are open
Thursday, September 07, 2006
By Kim Guffey
The Sun


NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Convenience is the goal for a new community on Mills Road.

With new storefronts located within walking distance, NorthBorough has opened its doors to adults 55 and older, SDC Homes and Neighborhoods marketing director Jonelle Sear said.

One new homeowner has moved into the 62-home community, which officially opened for sale in June. A development will host grand opening open houses in three model homes through October. All homes are single-family with two or three bedrooms, starting at $199,900, Sear said.
  
http://www.cleveland.com/sun/sun/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1157648456142390.xml&coll=3

From the 9/8/06 Lorain Morning Journal:


Enrollment at LCCC up 50 percent since 2000
BETH STALLINGS, Morning Journal Writer
09/08/2006


ELYRIA -- Lorain County Community College enrollment has boomed over the last six years by nearly 50 percent, giving the college 10,659 students, the most it has had in its history, according to LCCC Vice President Marcia Ballinger.

The 48.5 percent jump in enrollment since 2000 includes students of all age groups pursuing degrees at the college.
 
http://www.morningjournal.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=17168185&BRD=1699&PAG=461&dept_id=566374&rfi=8
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« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2006, 04:45:01 PM »
Both from the Sun, 9/14/06:


Housing boom brings bucks
Thursday, September 14, 2006
By Kim Guffey
Staff Writer


A housing boom in Lorain County cities has caused a shift in population that will send millions of state tax dollars to municipalities.

The latest population numbers from the Ohio Department of Development show more than 81 percent of the county's residents live in incorporated areas, which will require a significant amount of money _ $3.5 million _ be stripped from the county and handed to cities, villages and townships, Lorain County Commissioner Betty Blair said.

http://www.cleveland.com/sun/sun/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1158252791230950.xml&coll=3

TIFs could finance infrastructure jobs
Thursday, September 14, 2006
By Mary Davies
The Sun


AVON - City officials might seek tax-increment financing to help pay for numerous expensive infrastructure projects.

Mayor Jim Smith encouraged City Council members to authorize the city to apply for the creation of several tax-increment financing, or TIF, districts.

Creating a TIF district locks the taxable worth of real property value at the time the district is established, according to the Ohio Department of Development.
 

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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #84 on: September 17, 2006, 05:11:48 PM »
From the 9/15/06 Elyria Chronicle-Telegram:


County wants $75M for new jail
Overcrowding issue at core of request

Brad Dicken
The Chronicle-Telegram


ELYRIA — Sheriff’s Capt. James Drozdowski wants the state to set aside $75 million to build a new facility to alleviate overcrowding at the county jail.

Drozdowski asked state Sen. Jeffry Armbruster, R-North Ridgeville, earlier this year to include the project in the state’s next capital budget.

But Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo said getting the requested money is a long shot at best.

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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #85 on: September 17, 2006, 05:19:34 PM »
The county jail has been well above its 422-inmate capacity for years, and was built in the 1970s. It was last expanded in the mid-1990s.

I thought the Lorain County Justice Center was a prison, I guess it is just jail space? What a terribly ugly building then.

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Re: Lorain County growth
« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2006, 05:28:26 PM »
From the 9/19/06 Lorain Morning Journal:


Amherst schools offers new tax deal with Lorain
BETH STALLINGS, Morning Journal Writer
09/19/2006


AMHERST -- Amherst school administrators felt they were getting a raw deal when the city of Lorain proposed tax legislation on shared property that would result in substantial revenue gain for the city while netting zero dollars for the schools.

Two months ago, the Amherst school board received a letter from Lorain officials notifying the board of a proposed blight study on the Deerfield Estates development on Oak Point Road in Lorain. The residential and commercial development is within the Amherst school district.
 
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From the 9/21/06 Elyria Chronicle-Telegram:


Enrollment at LCCC is highest in its history
50 percent jump in last 5 years

Shawn Foucher
The Chronicle-Telegram


ELYRIA — Enrollment has jumped a staggering 50 percent at Lorain County Community College over the past five years, a trend college officials attribute partly to students looking for an alternative to rising tuition rates at four-year schools.

“If you’re a Lorain County resident, the best opportunity for affordable higher education is in your own back yard,” said Marcia Ballinger, LCCC’s vice president of strategic development.


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« Reply #87 on: October 01, 2006, 02:07:01 PM »
From the 9/28/06 Sun:


Farm wants rezoning
Thursday, September 28, 2006
By Mary Davies
The Sun


AVON - Pickering Hill Farm, the latest Detroit Road landowner wanting to rid its residential zoning, met resistance last week from planning commissioners fearful of facilitating commercial creep.

According to information from the city's building department, Pickering Hill Farm plans to build an eatery and possibly add more commercial features in the future to its 14 acres which stretch back to the upscale Bentley Park subdivision.


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From the 9/26/06 Elyria Chronicle-Telegram:


Mobile homes out, building work to start
Stephen Szucs
The Chronicle-Telegram


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of the Gibson Mobile Home Park have officially moved out, and new development projects along Lorain Road and Interstate 480 may move in soon.

With a proposal for a 24,000-square-foot Cleveland Clinic building set to go before North Ridgeville city planners on Oct. 10, Mayor David Gillock said the day couldn’t have come sooner.

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« Reply #88 on: October 02, 2006, 06:03:06 PM »
From the 9/26/06 Lorain Morning Journal:


Avon Council approves rezoning near I-90
MEGAN KING, Morning Journal Writer
09/26/2006


AVON -- With City Council approval yesterday, more than 200 acres of land near the anticipated Interstate 90 interchange at Nagel Road have been rezoned to allow commercial development.

The new zoning, which covers 218 acres near Nagel and Chester Roads, north of I-90, will allow the land to be developed in anticipation of the interchange, tentatively scheduled to open in 2009. The land had previously been zoned for heavy industry, and its owner, JG Avon LLC, sought permission to allow commercial uses in addition to industry.
 

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From the 9/29/06 Elyria Chronicle-Telegram:


LCCC plans facility in Wellington
Center to be college’s 2nd satellite campus

Shawn Foucher
The Chronicle-Telegram


ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College will open an off-site location in Wellington next year to provide residents in the southern end of the county access to college courses.

The 10,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in the fall of 2007 and offer a generous dose of general education courses, said Marcia Ballinger, LCCC’s vice president of strategic development.

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« Reply #89 on: October 04, 2006, 12:08:56 AM »
From the 10/3/06 PD:


High court blocks vote on plan for 112 homes
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Carl Matzelle
Plain Dealer Reporter


Columbia Township -- Voters will not get to decide, after all, on the future of a proposed housing development in rural Lorain County.

A developer is moving forward with the plans after the Ohio Supreme Court on Friday shot down a zoning referendum slated for the November ballot.

The court ruled that referendum petitioners used a map that failed to outline the construction area accurately. The map could have misled people about the area subject to new zoning, the court said.
 
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From the 10/1/06 Lorain Morning Journal:


PHOTO: Inmates gather in the commons area of a maximum security wing of the Lorain County Jail.

Overcrowding continues to plague Lorain County Jail
JENNIFER BRACKEN, Morning Journal Writer
10/01/2006

 
ELYRIA -- It's a daunting site for a new inmate to be brought into the Lorain County Jail.

Walking through one of the jail's five maximum security wings reserved for the county's most violent offenders, the ''established'' inmates, donning orange and white striped jumpsuits, almost immediately begin spewing profanity, taking sides and, in the case of this particular Friday afternoon, throwing punches.

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