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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2007, 01:35:10 PM »
Regarding the redev of the Triangle at Ford & Euclid, there are some fun drawings to look at on the Terra-Mark website.  BTW, Terra-Mark was recently announced as leading the retail study commissioned by Dwntwn Clv Alliance, Gateway, & Playhouse Square for lower Euclid.

http://www.terremarkpartners.com/

The siteplan looks excellent this will definitely do much to keep people around the area after school and work.
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« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2007, 02:00:42 PM »
wow i really hope that stuff gets built, it would be amazing density and would keep people around in the evenings.

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« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2007, 01:41:04 PM »
Regarding the redev of the Triangle at Ford & Euclid, there are some fun drawings to look at on the Terra-Mark website.  BTW, Terra-Mark was recently announced as leading the retail study commissioned by Dwntwn Clv Alliance, Gateway, & Playhouse Square for lower Euclid.

http://www.terremarkpartners.com/

Am I crazy or were the sketeches removed from the web site?  I wonder if Terremark caught flak for posting something so tentative.  Anyone have any sense how these designs really are progressing?
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2007, 11:33:00 AM »
Charter One expands 'Uptown Initiative'
By SHAWN A. TURNER
11:37 am, April 25, 2007

Charter One Bank today announced it was adding new programs to its three-year, $150 million “Uptown Initiative” meant to spur development in the neighborhoods around University Circle.

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20070425/FREE/70425004
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2007, 09:59:27 AM »
Are they still pushing "Uptown"?
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« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2007, 02:25:50 PM »
From Crain's: 


Cleve Foundation issues $13.5M in grants
By SHANNON MORTLAND
2:34 pm, September 21, 2007

The Cleveland Foundation today announced it has awarded $13.5 million in grants to local organizations, with the largest grant of $1.5 million given to the Musical Arts Association.

The association will use $1 million to help the Cleveland Orchestra implement its strategic plan. The remaining $500,000 will help finance the orchestra’s education and community outreach programs in 2008.

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2007, 03:10:08 PM »
University Circle developers announce a high quality short list of architects for the Triangle
Posted by Plain Dealer Architecture Critic Steven Litt September 21, 2007 11:12AM
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The developers of the much-awaited Triangle project in Cleveland's University Circle have always said they wanted to aim high architecturally. Now, they're backing up words with action.

Developer Nathan Zaremba, speaking for himself and his partners, Richard and Ari Maron, announced a shortlist of six candidates, one local and five national, including highly respected firms such as Office dA of Boston and Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects of San Francisco.

More at cleveland.com http://www.cleveland.com
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« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2007, 03:10:57 PM »
And finally a blogger on cleveland.com gets it:


I recognize several internationally-noted and forward thinking design operations within this short list. This corner - a new intersection of contemporary art and culture in this City deserves a high-reaching standard for the mixed-use development, complementing goals of the CIA and MOCA expansions.

With that said, I find it most unfortunate (and frankly, worrisome) to see City Architecture on the shortlist. While I am generally very supportive of providing local architects an opportunity for top notch commissions, I can't say that I find City Architecture's portfolio of work matching the quality of most other shortlisted firms or indicative of work on the cusp of a 'break-through' contemporary design commission.

I am of the personal opinion that community leaders, architecture advocates, planning experts, and artists should demand the very best (in aesthetics, functionality, permanence) for the Triangle development - and I am concerned that City Architecture would not deliver.
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« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2007, 03:33:51 PM »
University Circle developers announce a high quality short list of architects for the Triangle

Oh man is this good news.  Can't wait to research the portfolios of these guys.  I really hope they do pick a couple of these firms so there's some variety- that site is huge!
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« Reply #80 on: September 21, 2007, 03:35:27 PM »
Then again, it could be an opportunity for City Architecture to directly work with more groundbreaking firms (since they're considering utilizing multiple firms), and thus start producing less conservative designs. I have to imagine at the price point they're going with, not every single buyer would want something ultra-modern.

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« Reply #81 on: September 21, 2007, 03:43:17 PM »
"not every single buyer would want something ultra-modern."

There's plenty on conservative residential options throughout the city.  Don't screw this one up with fake Doric columns and crown molding next to a peak of contemporary architecture.
MVRDV, FOA, throw in officeDA for the mixed use, and that's a hell of a lineup on one block.
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« Reply #82 on: September 21, 2007, 03:49:48 PM »
^That's kind of how I feel.  If somone wants something traditional, they can buy a condo at the Moreland Courts or a house in Cleveland Heights.  Or maybe a Park Lane Villa condo in a few years...  I know, not really comperable, but this is a pretty unique opportunity to build some cool stuff.

In any case, this has to be build in at least a few phases, no?  I'm sure they'll play with the designs as they roll them out.
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« Reply #83 on: September 21, 2007, 05:12:17 PM »
Cool. I hope that we get to hear some news soon about this development. It would really solidify the area.

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« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2007, 12:55:41 PM »
Yes I did.  I just started a new thread for the Uptown - University Arts & Retail District in University Circle.  Why?  Because the developers finally signed the development agreement and picked their architects:

Architects chosen for Triangle development
Posted by Plain Dealer Architecture Critic Steven Litt October 05, 2007 11:43AM
Categories: Architecture

It's official: Developers for the new Triangle project in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood are the first in the city's history to hire star-quality architects to design a major urban residential project.

Developer Nathan Zaremba announced today that he and his partners, Rick and Ari Maron, have hired Saitowitz Natoma Architects of San Francisco and Office dA of Boston to design multistory, mixed-use apartment and retail buildings at the Triangle.

More at cleveland.com http://www.cleveland.com
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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2007, 02:06:07 PM »
^ That's great news. I can't wait to see the plan. Am I correct in my understanding that Zaremba and Maron are only working on the Triangle piece? How are plans proceeding on the north side of Euclid? Does UCI own that parcel or have development rights there? I can't remember the details for how quickly planning was going on for that parcel, other than recalling that the Hessler folks were (as always) not supportive of the idea of development there.

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« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2007, 02:21:37 PM »
As confusing as the multiple names for this project have been over the years, from College Town to UARD to Uptown to the Triangle, this article doesn't make anything much clearer.  I think Litt may be confusing people here by calling it the Triangle, because that is specifically the CWRU-owned part of the project south of Euclid and east of Mayfield.  North of Euclid and east of Ford "the Beach" is UCI-owned property that is also part of the development.

It's also interesting to note that this is not the first time in the history of the project that "starchitects" have been involved in planning and designing the site.  In the 1970s, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Burj Dubai, Canary Wharf, Lever House, and on...), and Fred Toguchi Associates (prolific local firm) did a plan for the site which was not far from what is planned for the site today. 

In any case, the entire Uptown area is shaping up to be quite a compendium of big projects.  There will be no shortage of architectural ego in this little corner of the city... let's hope they can play nice!
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« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2007, 02:33:44 PM »
Architects involved:

Saitowitz Natoma Architects- http://www.saitowitz.com/

Office dA- http://www.officeda.com/

Foreign Office Architects- http://www.f-o-a.net/

MVRDV- http://www.mvrdv.nl/_v2/

City Architecture- http://www.cityarch.com/

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Re: Cleveland: Uptown (UARD) in University Circle
« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2007, 02:41:23 PM »
Uptown :|

EDIT: I am very exited about this development, don't get me wrong.  But, uptown seems uninspired and tired.  I get that they are trying to make it the equivalent of downtown, but why not compare public square to university circle

If you are in the middle of downtown and want to go to the center of culture in Cleveland, take the line from the square, past the quadrangle, and once you hit the triangle, you are in the middle of the circle.  It could not be any clearer.  :)
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« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2007, 02:49:18 PM »
Thank God City Architecture is religated to being only the local architect.  This little triangle is going to be so bad a$$.
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« Reply #90 on: October 05, 2007, 02:51:28 PM »
Very nice.

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« Reply #91 on: October 05, 2007, 04:00:36 PM »
Even though I'm in the field, I'm sooooo glad that we're branching out to firms throughout the world and U.S!!!

I love Cleveland but the local architecture seen is quite uninspiring to say the very least.  From firm websites to built work...We need to be enlightened!
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« Reply #92 on: October 05, 2007, 04:04:17 PM »
Punch,

Back in the 20s, they used to refer to the UC area as Uptown.

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« Reply #93 on: October 05, 2007, 04:38:06 PM »
Architects involved:

Saitowitz Natoma Architects- http://www.saitowitz.com/

Office dA- http://www.officeda.com/

Foreign Office Architects- http://www.f-o-a.net/

MVRDV- http://www.mvrdv.nl/_v2/

City Architecture- http://www.cityarch.com/

thanks for the leg work, i was about to start googling.

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« Reply #94 on: October 05, 2007, 04:58:55 PM »
Thanks, after checking out their websites, I am really excited to see what Saitowitz comes up with.  They seem to have some idea of how to match cutting edge with urban.  Not so much Office dA, though.

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« Reply #95 on: October 07, 2007, 11:50:02 AM »
Top architects to design Triangle project in University Circle
Sunday, October 07, 2007
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It's official: Developers for the new Triangle project in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood are the first in the city's history to hire star-quality architects to design a major urban residential project.

Developer Nathan Zaremba announced Friday that he and his partners, Rick and Ari Maron, have tapped Saitowitz Natoma Architects of San Francisco and Office dA of Boston to design multistory, mixed-use apartment and retail buildings at the Triangle.

"We're excited about it," Zaremba said. "But the thing that's more interesting to me is how excited both the design firms are. It's not often firms of this ilk get a chance to craft a neighborhood. This is a very exciting opportunity for them and for us."

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« Reply #96 on: October 07, 2007, 11:52:32 AM »
I'm really excited about this project and the fact that it's moving forward. The main reason that I'm excited about it is because I think this, along with the WHD project, has the potential to transform areas of the city into truly upscale neighborhoods. I'd like to compare University Circle to Uptown Manhattan in a way, but whether or not it will happen according to how I'm hoping it will happen remains to be seen. I'm excited about the possibilities here, though.

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« Reply #97 on: October 07, 2007, 12:44:28 PM »
I'm really excited about this project and the fact that it's moving forward. The main reason that I'm excited about it is because I think this, along with the WHD project, has the potential to transform areas of the city into truly upscale neighborhoods. I'd like to compare University Circle to Uptown Manhattan in a way, but whether or not it will happen according to how I'm hoping it will happen remains to be seen. I'm excited about the possibilities here, though.

It’s a double edged sword.

Hough, Upper Wade Park and Forest Hills, like Harlem's "Strivers Row, Marcus Garvey Park & Sugar Hill" , have areas that never fell on hard times - even though people think the entire area is bad. The street my dad grew up in Forest Hills, on still has those cool red brick roads and amazing stately city homes and in addition there are mansions that have been redeveloped on Hough in the upper 70s/Lower 80s.

The delicate situation - like Harlem - is people returning to the city, and trying to change the makeup of the neighborhood instead of embracing and strengthening the thing(s) that attracted you to the neighborhood.

My uncle who is a diehard Glenville resident is worried that "new" people moving to the area will try to make changes to the area, NOW, but wonders where they were 5/10/15/20 years ago when residents of the area fought to make sure that the violence, crime, etc. did not spread north of East Blvd./MLK/Rockefeller Park.  It's like night and day when you cross EB.  I understand that for years they have been trying to get a developer to go into the area near 82/superior and build a Batter Park like development with would connect to the Glenville lakefront park. 

My mothers brothers (who rarely leave the "barrio" and do not venture outside of Cleveland for anything - they wont even visit his my grandparents in Cleveland Heights) says the same thing about Clark/Lorain area.  Now that Ohio City has become so hot, and affordable housing has spread south and west, why should they be forced to change when many Latino’s moved to the area in the late 60s'/early 70's (when my mothers family moved to Cleveland) and brought development and new families to the area when whites were leaving.  If my memory serves me, correct the area was Italian, Irish when they moved there.  Now that Latinos are the majority in the area and have opened up Latino businesses, have a Latino representative on city council they fear that the “SoLo” moniker was thought up by realtors & developers to make people looking to move into Ohio City or Tremont feel “safe” without coming right out and saying it.  Many in the area want to turn the neighborhood into a magnet for more businesses, especially Latino, similar to what has taken place in the Chinatown/Far East section of Sterling-Payne.  They already have the added, plus of Indians players frequenting the area, and want to capitalize on that.

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« Reply #98 on: October 07, 2007, 02:12:47 PM »
Thanks, after checking out their websites, I am really excited to see what Saitowitz comes up with.  They seem to have some idea of how to match cutting edge with urban.  Not so much Office dA, though.

Couldn't disagree more on your Office dA thoughts, but that's alright X.
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« Reply #99 on: October 07, 2007, 03:11:16 PM »
Check out the Office dA designed "MacCallen Building" from Boston, MA.  They get residential.
All three firms picked (dA, Saitowitz and City Arch) are capable of some world class stuff. Wait and see.

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« Reply #100 on: October 07, 2007, 03:36:09 PM »
The East facade on the MacCallen Building looks ok, but doesn't excite me too much.  At a second look though, I noticed "Northpoint", which I like alot, except for that dark overhanging cantilevered corner.  That is the sort of ground level I would avoid like the plague. Otherwise, very nice.

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« Reply #101 on: October 08, 2007, 10:28:38 AM »
Thank you, thank you , thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.  And thank you for choosing two of them.

One other dA note: MacCallen Building is LEED gold.
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« Reply #102 on: October 15, 2007, 10:47:05 AM »
saw this on Crain's

Proposed Triangle redo in motion
Noted developers Zaremba Homes and MRN Ltd. are readying plans for a major makeover of the Triangle section of University Circle.

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« Reply #103 on: October 15, 2007, 11:05:26 AM »
Proposed Triangle redo in motion
Zaremba/MRN plan for University Circle includes 434 residential suites, office, retail

By STAN BULLARD

4:30 am, October 15, 2007

Details are emerging of the proposed, $120 million makeover by two prominent developers of the so-called Triangle section of University Circle, and the plans are as ambitious as they are dramatic.

A total of 434 new rental and for-sale residential suites and as much as 227,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space —an amount rivaling the size of a shopping center — are envisioned for as many as eight buildings that would be eight to 10 stories tall.

More at crainscleveland.com http://www.crainscleveland.com
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« Reply #104 on: October 15, 2007, 11:34:11 AM »
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While much of the project will strip away portions of the original Triangle complex, the plan retains 457 apartments already on the site.

assuming this means the apartment towers, let's hope they spruce them up a bit. 

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