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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #1750 on: December 29, 2016, 11:58:00 AM »
Banyan Tree looks to have closed their shop in Uptown. Hopefully retail will do a little better once the new apartments in the neighborhood get built. It appeared as if ground was already being broke around the corner for the Centric Project this afternoon.

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« Reply #1751 on: December 29, 2016, 12:51:15 PM »
Banyan Tree looks to have closed their shop in Uptown. Hopefully retail will do a little better once the new apartments in the neighborhood get built. It appeared as if ground was already being broke around the corner for the Centric Project this afternoon.

That's the second small women's apparel shop that's failed in that location.  'Ann Von H' (or something like that) was the first.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1752 on: March 10, 2017, 02:33:10 PM »
Anyone know what's going on at 11702 Euclid the old food co-op site across from the speech center. There is a case report at design review listing Vocon as the company which I assume is the architect. Was that the site for CIA student housing maybe?
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« Reply #1753 on: March 10, 2017, 02:50:36 PM »
Yeah that will be a four story CIA housing building.

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« Reply #1754 on: March 10, 2017, 06:10:46 PM »
Can someone post a pic of the Construction projects underway in University Circle? I'm live out of town and enjoy keeping up with the construction projects. In the mean time. I'll search for active web cams.

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« Reply #1755 on: March 14, 2017, 02:13:42 PM »
Anyone know what's going on at 11702 Euclid the old food co-op site across from the speech center. There is a case report at design review listing Vocon as the company which I assume is the architect. Was that the site for CIA student housing maybe?
Yeah that will be a four story CIA housing building.

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EUCLID CORRIDOR DESIGN REVIEW
EC2017-005 CIA Student Housing New Construction: Seeking Schematic Design Approval
Project Address: 11702 Euclid Avenue
Project Representative: Denver Brooker, Vocon







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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1756 on: March 14, 2017, 02:36:29 PM »
These new colors look a lot better than the first proposal.

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« Reply #1757 on: March 14, 2017, 02:43:33 PM »
Looks good. Much better than the concept images from a couple months ago.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1759 on: April 10, 2017, 08:05:01 PM »
Love the density, terrible building
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« Reply #1760 on: April 10, 2017, 08:16:44 PM »
Well those are...small windows...the facade materials, which will undoubtedly be low quality, will be so much more on display.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1761 on: April 11, 2017, 12:49:52 PM »
^have to agree.  Also, remembering my college days, that room rental idea is asking for more problems than they can anticipate.  As a private landlord do you really want to put yourself in a position where you might have to be a conflict resolution counselor?
It's becoming a common business model around college campuses.
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Being that you have some insight into this type housing, do you think it's a good investment? Increases the up-front costs and makes it harder for first timers I would assume.

(sorry for the late response, but had to jump back in...)

Regarding this being a good investment... Euclid 116 advertises its 4 bedroom apartment as their "best value". It's 1,228 sq ft and $950/month per bedroom. That's a total of $3,800/month or $3.09 per square foot. That's the most expensive residential real estate in the city! Yes, it's furnished, but I doubt it's that high end considering this is student housing. So yes, I'd say it's a good investment.

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« Reply #1762 on: April 11, 2017, 02:06:52 PM »
^^^Function over form.  I love the high-density residences this building brings -- this area needs them -- and the way the building crowds the sidewalks on Euclid and E. 116th.  Not every project is going to be perfect.

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« Reply #1763 on: April 11, 2017, 02:50:24 PM »
It looks as if the window size is in deference to the existing building across the street.

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« Reply #1764 on: May 09, 2017, 11:56:49 AM »
Coming along nicely. I love the density.
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« Reply #1765 on: June 12, 2017, 04:30:43 PM »
^I drove by this project today.  You guys might like the density but I don't know how this piece of s@$t got pass design review.  The windows and doors look even cheaper in person and there is now this awful red brick at the base going up about 1 1/2 stories which is flat and lifeless, almost fortress like.

Yeah it is to the sidewalk unlike what was there before but it is going to be a wart on Euclid for years to come.

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« Reply #1766 on: June 12, 2017, 04:50:56 PM »
I grew up in a 1970's "colonial" tract house that had storm windows attached to the outside of the primary window frame, causing them to protrude and look generally kind of weird. The windows on this building look very similar.

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« Reply #1767 on: June 12, 2017, 05:10:54 PM »
It looks like they've pushed the windows out so they'll be in plane with whatever the exterior materials are (isn't it a mix of brick and stucco?). Which is a crap design choice as far as aesthetics and is asking for those cheap windows to leak the moment the cheap flashing fails or is installed wrong which it likely is since that is consistently a major problem for these new buildings. It's a shame it couldn't be built to better standards. Plenty of high quality buildings are going up all over town of this scale but this one is falling way short.

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« Reply #1768 on: June 16, 2017, 11:19:15 AM »

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« Reply #1769 on: June 16, 2017, 11:28:47 AM »
Blech.

I remember making comments about this building when it was just a couple elevation renderings and stating it would turn out terribly and receiving some pushback. I really hope it's more clear now that it is a truly trash building. Everything about it is wrong or off.

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« Reply #1770 on: June 16, 2017, 11:32:25 AM »
Eh. Looks ok to me. Just ok.
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« Reply #1771 on: June 16, 2017, 12:22:04 PM »
Hopefully some "world class" retail signage will be placed in that blank area between the first and second floors, which could improve the overall look a bit.

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« Reply #1772 on: June 16, 2017, 12:30:46 PM »
^^^^I'm not doing cartwheels.  It's neither great nor horrible.  I do like the density this building brings.

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« Reply #1773 on: July 25, 2017, 11:06:12 AM »
Was going through some photos I shot on a citywide transit tour in 2008. Part of the tour included checking on the construction of the HealthLine along Euclid Avenue. By this time, MRN's plans for Uptown were well known but still we had doubts of what, if anything would get built. But being an optimist, I took photos of the proposed Uptown site in the hopes that someday we would be doing oohs and ahhs about how much everything had changed. It certainly has! I started by looking west along Euclid toward the intersection of Mayfield/Ford and then taking pictures as I pivoted around to look east on Euclid toward where the East 120th/Euclid Red Line station was.....

IMG_1019 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

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« Reply #1774 on: July 25, 2017, 11:18:07 AM »
^This is visual proof of the dowdy neighborhood this once was vs. the buzzing, amazing place it has become.  Uptown is the fastest and most amazing Cleveland neighborhood transformations I've ever seen.

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« Reply #1775 on: July 25, 2017, 11:27:01 AM »
God almighty I do not miss those cones on Euclid.

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« Reply #1776 on: July 25, 2017, 11:36:19 AM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.
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« Reply #1777 on: July 25, 2017, 12:04:41 PM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

And remeber that a lot of folks ragged on the Triangle apts back in the early 90s just after they were built:they were bland, away from the street, encouraged surface parking, etc-- but yet, MRN seamlessly blended them into the Uptown court so that the Triangle is now an exciting, urban experience... That's how you do it.

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« Reply #1778 on: July 25, 2017, 09:32:56 PM »
IMG_1015 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

Google Maps Street View has a shot taken from a similar angle...
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« Reply #1779 on: July 27, 2017, 10:05:56 AM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

And remeber that a lot of folks ragged on the Triangle apts back in the early 90s just after they were built:they were bland, away from the street, encouraged surface parking, etc-- but yet, MRN seamlessly blended them into the Uptown court so that the Triangle is now an exciting, urban experience... That's how you do it.

Proof that creative planning and good design can fix bad planning and design without the need to demo everything and start over.

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« Reply #1780 on: July 27, 2017, 10:29:04 AM »
Columbus-based fast-casual chain BIBIBOP offering free food at Cleveland grand opening

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland's bustling Uptown district will soon add another fast-casual eatery. Columbus-based chain,BIBIBOP Asian Grill, is slated to open Monday, July 31, at 11431 Euclid Ave. According to their Facebook page, they'll be offering a free meal to customers on their grand opening day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It's not the only expansion into the Northeast Ohio market. A second BIBIBOP location is expected in Orange's Pinecrest development in 2018.


http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/07/columbus-based_fast-casual_cha.html

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« Reply #1781 on: July 27, 2017, 11:33:52 AM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

And remeber that a lot of folks ragged on the Triangle apts back in the early 90s just after they were built:they were bland, away from the street, encouraged surface parking, etc-- but yet, MRN seamlessly blended them into the Uptown court so that the Triangle is now an exciting, urban experience... That's how you do it.

Those apartments behind the new MoCA? Those are part of an exciting urban experience? They look like a half step up from public housing.

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« Reply #1782 on: July 27, 2017, 11:38:35 AM »
They are pretty horrible - I remember going to them during law school and feeling odd while inside. Lots of bad odors, like there was something off with the air.

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« Reply #1783 on: July 27, 2017, 12:05:07 PM »
They were top of the line, luxury apartments when built in 1988. I remember how people were talking about them in glowing terms back then. My sister looked at moving in one when she boomeranged from working in Philadelphia in 1989. She said they were nice but the rent was too expensive for her.

Makes you wonder how many of today's new-build apartment buildings will age in the next few years.
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« Reply #1784 on: July 27, 2017, 12:19:09 PM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

And remeber that a lot of folks ragged on the Triangle apts back in the early 90s just after they were built:they were bland, away from the street, encouraged surface parking, etc-- but yet, MRN seamlessly blended them into the Uptown court so that the Triangle is now an exciting, urban experience... That's how you do it.

Those apartments behind the new MoCA? Those are part of an exciting urban experience? They look like a half step up from public housing.

That's a matter of taste; and I've never been inside a Triangle unit... what I mean is that they look far more interesting attached to an attractive, high-density development like Uptown as opposed to sitting to the rear of surface parking and that small-scale, el-cheapo retail space that existed pre-Uptown.  Interacting with the Triangle buildings at ground level within Uptown, gives the entire space a more urban, New York-like feel... and yes, to me, they're rather attractive; and with balconies, too, an all-too-rare feature for Cleveland mid-to-high rise apts.

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