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« Reply #70 on: January 02, 2012, 07:18:41 PM »
Wouldn't it be great if instead of relocating power poles they were burying the wires.  Of course the number one major throughfare in Cleveland which needs this treatment is a block away...Carnegie....it seems as though there is a pole every three feet.

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« Reply #71 on: January 18, 2012, 11:24:29 PM »
A growth industry! ;)

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2012/01202012/index.php

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Agenda for January 20, 2012

NORTHEAST DESIGN REVIEW

NE2011-042: Stanard Farm Greenhouses
Project Location: 5377 Stanard Avenue
Project Representatives: Kevin Dreyfus-Wells, City Architecture Rich Hoban, SAW, Inc.

I love the farm tractor in the third view. Really? A farm tractor?....





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« Reply #72 on: January 19, 2012, 09:18:33 AM »
A growth industry! ;)

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2012/01202012/index.php

ity Planning Commission
Agenda for January 20, 2012

NORTHEAST DESIGN REVIEW

NE2011-042: Stanard Farm Greenhouses
Project Location: 5377 Stanard Avenue
Project Representatives: Kevin Dreyfus-Wells, City Architecture Rich Hoban, SAW, Inc.

I love the farm tractor in the third view. Really? A farm tractor?....







How else are you supposed to till the land?  By hand??  That's so 2 centuries ago...

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« Reply #73 on: January 19, 2012, 09:28:47 AM »
It's a Developmental Disabilities project, having a tractor to train individuals who are capable of learning and operating heavy machinery is a good opportunity.  It beats bagging groceries.  Not saying they'll actually have a tractor but I believe there is sound reason if they did.

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« Reply #74 on: January 19, 2012, 10:40:48 AM »
OSU Extension's new offices are going on that site.

When I think urban agriculture, I think about how spot-on this article is:
http://rustwire.com/2011/08/29/cleveland-and-agriculture-are-we-asking-the-wrong-questions/

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« Reply #75 on: January 21, 2012, 09:58:49 PM »

How else are you supposed to till the land?  By hand??  That's so 2 centuries ago...

Yeah, I get that. But it's a farm tractor in the city of Cleveland! Never thought I'd see that!

Thanks for the article, cd-c.
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« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2012, 09:52:35 PM »
City of Cleveland
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
February 6, 2012

9:30   
 
Ward 10
Calendar No. 12-10
              863 East 140th  Street
Eugene Miller
 
 
15 Notices
Khalid Hassan, owner, appeals to expand the use of an existing food manufacturing facility located in a C2 General Retail Business District through construction of a new 7,815-square foot building; such use being first permitted in a Semi-Industry District and an expansion of this nonconforming use requires Board of Zoning Appeals approval under Section 359.01; contrary to the provisions of Section 349.04 regarding the provision of off-street parking; and contrary to the provisions of Sections 352.10 and 352.11, which require a 10-foot wide landscape transition strip between the proposed use and the adjacent Residential District; and contrary to the requirement of Section 357.07(a) for a front yard setback of 10 feet compared to a proposed setback of 9’-3”. (Filed 1-18-12)

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Re: Cleveland: East Side Neighborhood Development
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2012, 11:47:09 AM »

How else are you supposed to till the land?  By hand??  That's so 2 centuries ago...

Yeah, I get that. But it's a farm tractor in the city of Cleveland! Never thought I'd see that!

Thanks for the article, cd-c.

I believe they use one on the Ohio City Farm behind Riverview on West 25th Street.

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« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2012, 11:49:25 AM »
City of Cleveland
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
February 6, 2012

9:30   
 
Ward 10
Calendar No. 12-10
              863 East 140th  Street
Eugene Miller
 
 
15 Notices
Khalid Hassan, owner, appeals to expand the use of an existing food manufacturing facility located in a C2 General Retail Business District through construction of a new 7,815-square foot building; such use being first permitted in a Semi-Industry District and an expansion of this nonconforming use requires Board of Zoning Appeals approval under Section 359.01; contrary to the provisions of Section 349.04 regarding the provision of off-street parking; and contrary to the provisions of Sections 352.10 and 352.11, which require a 10-foot wide landscape transition strip between the proposed use and the adjacent Residential District; and contrary to the requirement of Section 357.07(a) for a front yard setback of 10 feet compared to a proposed setback of 9’-3”. (Filed 1-18-12)

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2012/crr02-06-2012.html

KJP, I love your posts regarding zoning appeals, but I wish you'd provide us laymen with some "What does this mean?" commentary.  :)

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« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2012, 01:16:07 PM »
^In summary, if I read it correctly, the original construction did not conform to the code and they needed a variance.  Now they want to do an expansion of that nonconforming use and approval is needed for that.  Basically, they want to do the expansion WITHOUT adding the otherwise required off-street parking and WITHOUT meeting the requirements for setback and a buffer zone with the adjacent residential district.
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« Reply #80 on: February 03, 2012, 03:30:17 PM »
That's correct. Even if a prospective land user knows all about the zoning code, setbacks, minimum parking requirements for a property they want use, they have to request a building permit for that propoerty, be denied by the Building Department, and the appeal to the Board of Zoning Appeals to get variance so it doesn't have to comply with the code. The variance, if granted, will then establish what restrictions the business will operate under.
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« Reply #81 on: March 02, 2012, 09:04:02 AM »
City of Cleveland
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
March 5, 2012

9:30   
           
Ward 5
Calendar No. 12-25
       5011 Woodland Avenue
Phyllis Cleveland
 
 
21 Notices
FDBTS LLC, owner, through its representative, ADA Architects, Inc. (Tim Stasiak and April Skurka, architect) appeals to construct a 70’x130’ commercial building on a 160’x275’ parcel in a General Retail Business District; contrary to Zoning Code Section 343.18(c), which requires that a driveway be set back at least 15 feet from a property line, and two driveways are shown each with a setback of 6 feet or less; and contrary to Section 343.18(d), which limits driveway width to 30 feet, and a 35-foot width is shown; and contrary to Section 349.04(f), which requires one off-street parking space for each 150 square feet of gross floor area for a discount department store, equaling 61 off-street parking space, whereas 39 spaces are provided; and contrary to Sections 352.08-11, which requires a 6’ wide landscaped “frontage strip” along a public street, whereas a 6’ wide strip is shown but with no landscape plan. (Filed 2-3-12)

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« Reply #82 on: March 31, 2012, 06:27:06 PM »
A growth industry! ;)

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2012/01202012/index.php

City Planning Commission
Agenda for January 20, 2012

NORTHEAST DESIGN REVIEW

NE2011-042: Stanard Farm Greenhouses
Project Location: 5377 Stanard Avenue
Project Representatives: Kevin Dreyfus-Wells, City Architecture Rich Hoban, SAW, Inc.

I love the farm tractor in the third view....








Looks like it's moving forward. They are requesting the following variance from BZA....

Board of Zoning Appeals
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 519
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1071
216/664-2582 - Fax: 216/664-3281
April 9, 2012

9:30
Ward 8
Calendar No. 12-41:
5377 Stanard Avenue
Jeffrey Johnson
30 Notices

Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center, owner, and SAW, Inc., prospective lessee, appeal to con-struct a greenhouse on multiple parcels located in a B1 Two-Family District on the north side of Stanard Avenue between East 53rd and Marquette Streets; subject to the provisions under Sec-tions 349.07(b) and 349.08, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided with wheel or bumper guards located so that no part of a parked vehicle will extend beyond such parking space, and where five (5) or more accessory off-street parking spaces are provided and located on a lot adjacent to a Residence District or one that adjoins a building containing dwelling units, such parking spaces shall be screened by an opaque wall, a uniformly painted fence of fire-resistant material or a strip of land at least four (4) feet wide, densely planted with shrubs that form a dense screen year-round; and such wall, fence or shrubs shall be at least three (3) feet but not more than six (6) feet in height. Landscaped strips shall be separated by curbing according to Section 352.05(g) and under the provisions in Section 357.04(a), a required front yard setback is fifteen percent (15%) of the depth of the lot or a distance equal to approximately eighteen (18) feet; and according to Section 357.14(a)(1) the parking of motor vehicles within the front yard set-back is prohibited; and by the limitations in Section 358.04(a) fences in actual front yards shall not exceed four (4) feet in height in accordance with the Cleveland Codified Ordinances. (Filed 3-6-12)
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« Reply #83 on: March 31, 2012, 07:26:42 PM »
KJP,

I was at the CPC meeting a while back when they discussed Dow's Rezoning plan, here's my notes that I typed up from then (my commentary in parenthesis) :

    Dow’s rezoning plan:

Councilman Dow was sponsoring because he had recently made a comprehensive rezoning plan for the neighborhood(s) of Ward 7, (that map, courtesy of Cleveland GIS, the official GIS site of the City of Cleveland).. He wasn’t there to present it (and I forgot who did on his behalf, something I should have noted, so I’ll refer to them as ‘the rep’ here), it was supported by the city of Cleveland planning staff.

The rezoning’s Purpose was “to prevent nuisance-type retail from popping up”; the rep also said the few retail outlets that were there are ‘bad neighbors’ and ‘nuisances’ to the neighborhood.

One resident in attendance spoke up against the rezoning changes as the change to multi-family rezoning would encourage ‘riff-raff’ to the neighborhood.

Councilman Dow works with the Famicos Foundation and the St. Clair CDC in his Ward 7. (Here’s a map of Ward 7, courtesy of Cleveland GIS, the official GIS site of the City of Cleveland). Neither organization had made any statement of their position of the zoning changes to the CPC.

(My hunch is that there’s someone or something else that is supporting this.)(Why else did Dow come up with a comprehensive rezoning-plan for the neighborhood if the city already has a master zoning plan ?! He doesn’t have anywhere else to spend his time ? Was it driven by constituents ? I wonder when the city’s zoning plan was last updated)

Decision: Approval, on the condition that the CPC receives letters of support from Famicos and St. Clair CDC; and 603-11 specifically was approved on the that none of the changes conflicts with the master zoning plan. (typing from my notes, I don’t understand why only 603-11 was singled out that these zoning changes could conflict with master zoning plan).


Also, I was by Kinsman and Grand a couple days ago and noticed some big changes since I last drove past by the intersection (northwestern corner) there in the fall: the remaining houses on Grand were demo'ed and the land (previously some vacant land with a couple trees) is now flattened and fenced in... Any ideas of what's going on there ?!
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« Reply #84 on: March 31, 2012, 09:47:58 PM »
KJP,

I was at the CPC meeting a while back when they discussed Dow's Rezoning plan, here's my notes that I typed up from then (my commentary in parenthesis) :

........(My hunch is that there’s someone or something else that is supporting this.)(Why else did Dow come up with a comprehensive rezoning-plan for the neighborhood if the city already has a master zoning plan ?! He doesn’t have anywhere else to spend his time ? Was it driven by constituents ? I wonder when the city’s zoning plan was last updated)

Decision: Approval, on the condition that the CPC receives letters of support from Famicos and St. Clair CDC; and 603-11 specifically was approved on the that none of the changes conflicts with the master zoning plan. (typing from my notes, I don’t understand why only 603-11 was singled out that these zoning changes could conflict with master zoning plan).


Also, I was by Kinsman and Grand a couple days ago and noticed some big changes since I last drove past by the intersection (northwestern corner) there in the fall: the remaining houses on Grand were demo'ed and the land (previously some vacant land with a couple trees) is now flattened and fenced in... Any ideas of what's going on there ?!


I agree with your assessment that someone is pushing the rezoning changes. You are right about City Council members. They are buried with day-to-day calls about nuisance issues, requests for city services, etc. They don't have time for big-picture projects, and many don't even like dealing with big-picture stuff unless someone gives them a reason to.

I don't know of any projects planned along Kinsman near Grand but I'll look around for info. Also we have a couple of people (esp. cd_cleveland) here on the forum who would know if anything specific is being planned there.

EDIT: I started clicking on properties on the NW corner of Kinsman and Grand, and kept on clicking. Each time I clicked on a different property I kept finding the same property owner. Dozens of properties, from all the properties on the south side of Ensign Avenue, east of East 55th, south of Kinsman and north of Grand were acquired in the last year or two by the City of Cleveland.

These are all in Ward 5 which is Phyllis Cleveland's ward. The CDC for that area is Burten, Bell, Carr which completed a masterplan for the area in 2006 and revised it in 2007. The triangular area bounded by Kinsman, East 55th and the railroad tracks is planned to have industrial development. I suspect the city is trying to clear that area for job-ready sites. BTW, the point of the Forgotten Triangle is bounded by Kinsman and Woodland, where a major new housing development was proposed.

See two of the masterplan graphics here....

http://freepdfhosting.com/cfb9fc0586.pdf (3.51mb)
http://freepdfhosting.com/66839efc7d.pdf (2.17mb)


EDIT2: while searching for any information on pending projects, this UrbanOhio posting came up!

More specifics about another agriculture project that's been in the works for a while; in the model of the Evergreen Laundry Coop.

Cleveland Foundation seeks to build modern greenhouse in Cleveland's Central neighborhood
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/07/cleveland_foundation_seeks_to.html

Plans call for a 5 1/2-acre greenhouse on a triangular shaped parcel bordered by Grand Avenue, East 55th Street and Kinsman Avenue in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city.

The cooperative is expected to hire between 40 and 50 people. Employees, many of who will be from the surrounding neighborhood, can eventually receive ownership stakes in the private, for-profit business.




And this update. Perhaps the land clearing is for expansion, since a 10-acre project is envisioned even though a 5.5-acre project was originally announced......

Green City Growers to break ground for East Side greenhouse
Published: Friday, October 14, 2011, 1:44 PM     Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011, 5:02 PM
    By Thomas Ott, The Plain Dealer

Cleveland, Ohio -- Ground will be broken Monday for a greenhouse where residents can nurture both produce and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Green City Growers, a co-op developed with  support from the Cleveland Foundation, will occupy 10 acres at Kinsman and Ensign avenues.

Employees from surrounding neighborhoods will manage, harvest and distribute the greenhouse's crops and can eventually gain ownership shares in the business. The hiring of 35 to 40 employees will begin in the spring.

READ MORE AT:
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/10/post_530.html
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« Reply #85 on: March 31, 2012, 11:35:23 PM »
More on Green City Growers in the Kinsman-East 55th-Grand triangle......







According to this report, it will be one of the largest urban farming projects  in the nation. The hydroponic greenhouse alone will measure 3.25 acres!
http://www.ideastream.org/news/feature/42982

Read more about this project here.......
http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/development/social-enterprise/hydroponi-greenhouse/
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« Reply #86 on: April 07, 2012, 10:49:30 AM »
This is near East 55th and St. Clair....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2012/crr04-23-2012.pdf

Board of Zoning Appeals
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 519
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1071
216/664-2582 - Fax: 216/664-3281

April 23, 2012
9:30
Ward 8
Calendar No.12-51:
5320 Stanard Avenue
Jeffrey Johnson
43 Notices

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD), owner, and Solutions at Work (S.A.W., Inc.) appeal for an addition to an existing school located on an acreage parcel in a B1 Two-Family District; subject to the limitations under Section 337.03 and by reference, as regulated I a One-Family District (Section 337.02(f)(3)(A)), the use of premises for public or private school and accessory uses requires review and approval of the Board of Zoning Appeals and must be located at least 30 feet from any adjoining premises in a residence district; and the proposed addition to an existing nonconforming building and uses requires the Board of Zoning Appeals approval in accordance with Sec-tion 359.01(a) of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances. (Filed 3-22-12)
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« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2012, 09:02:41 PM »
This sounds big whatever it is.....

Famicos Strategic Investment Initiative

Ordinance No. 739-10(Ward 9/Councilman Conwell): Changing the Use District of land on the east side of E. 105 St. at Lee Avenue to Open Space and Recreation.

Ordinance No. 740-10(Ward 9/Councilman Conwell): Changing the Use District of land on the east side of E. 105 St. north of Lee Avenue to an RA2 Townhouse District.

Ordinance No. 741-10(Ward 8/Councilman J. Johnson and Ward 9/ Councilman Conwell): Changing the Use, Area and Height Districts of land on the east side of E. 105 St. between Ashbury Avenue and Wade Park Avenue to One Family Residential, an ‘A’ Area District, and a ‘1’ Height District.

Ordinance No. 742-10(Ward 8/Councilman J. Johnson): Changing the Use District of land at the northwest corner of Ashbury Avenue and E. 105 St. to Multi-Family Residential.

Ordinance No. 743-10(Ward 8/Councilman J. Johnson): Changing the Use, Area and Height Districts of lands located on the north side of Superior Avenue between E. 101 St. and E. 103 St. to a Multi-Family Residential District, a ‘D’ Area District and a ‘2’ Height District.

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2012/04132012/index.php
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« Reply #88 on: April 11, 2012, 07:37:23 AM »
KJP,

I was at the CPC meeting a while back when they discussed Dow's Rezoning plan, here's my notes that I typed up from then (my commentary in parenthesis) :

    Dow’s rezoning plan:

Councilman Dow was sponsoring because he had recently made a comprehensive rezoning plan for the neighborhood(s) of Ward 7, (that map, courtesy of Cleveland GIS, the official GIS site of the City of Cleveland).. He wasn’t there to present it (and I forgot who did on his behalf, something I should have noted, so I’ll refer to them as ‘the rep’ here), it was supported by the city of Cleveland planning staff.


Here it comes. It sounds big.....

Famicos Strategic Investment Initiative

Ordinance No. 739-10(Ward 9/Councilman Conwell): Changing the Use District of land on the east side of E. 105 St. at Lee Avenue to Open Space and Recreation.

Ordinance No. 740-10(Ward 9/Councilman Conwell): Changing the Use District of land on the east side of E. 105 St. north of Lee Avenue to an RA2 Townhouse District.

Ordinance No. 741-10(Ward 8/Councilman J. Johnson and Ward 9/ Councilman Conwell): Changing the Use, Area and Height Districts of land on the east side of E. 105 St. between Ashbury Avenue and Wade Park Avenue to One Family Residential, an ‘A’ Area District, and a ‘1’ Height District.

Ordinance No. 742-10(Ward 8/Councilman J. Johnson): Changing the Use District of land at the northwest corner of Ashbury Avenue and E. 105 St. to Multi-Family Residential.

Ordinance No. 743-10(Ward 8/Councilman J. Johnson): Changing the Use, Area and Height Districts of lands located on the north side of Superior Avenue between E. 101 St. and E. 103 St. to a Multi-Family Residential District, a ‘D’ Area District and a ‘2’ Height District.

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2012/04132012/index.php

I can't wait to see renderings as I hate going past this block.  My grand parents are here and I just this too them and they are happy that some development has come to E 105 st.
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« Reply #89 on: April 11, 2012, 08:22:19 AM »
Actually, that isn't Dow's rezoning plan. It's something else.
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« Reply #90 on: May 01, 2012, 01:30:01 PM »
Buckeye Commons
Buckeye Road and East 116th Street







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« Reply #91 on: May 01, 2012, 06:31:36 PM »
What sort of housing is this?  Senior?  Permanent Supportive?

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« Reply #92 on: May 02, 2012, 06:12:22 AM »
Most of my Google searches on "Buckeye Commons" returns the suburban-style strip shopping center at Buckeye and East 116th. The only reference to this housing project I could find is its appearance on the University Circle (nearest community-level planning jurisdiction) Design Review docket. The project's sponsor is listed as CHN -- Cleveland Housing Network.

CHN provides new and renovated homes for sale and rental with affordable mortgage payments and below market financing. So this is likely transition housing of some kind. Perhaps someone from CHN could provide a more accurate description.
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« Reply #93 on: May 04, 2012, 12:48:58 PM »
Does anyone know the status of the town homes on Superior right across from Langston Hughes library? They were getting built about 2 years ago but all of a sudden stopped, did they run out of funding or are they planning on continuing the development?

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« Reply #94 on: May 04, 2012, 01:38:49 PM »
^All I remember is that some of the equity investment in the project came from Lebron. Not sure where things went wrong, but it's obviously been a really brutal few years for home sales, especially in marginal areas like that, so not too surprising to see things grind to a halt. I'm pretty sure the initial plan was for the row to continue east to fill the whole block.

In any case, looks like the project has been revived, at least to get the existing units sold. And with some [federally funded] subsidy to bring the price down enough to get them inhabited ASAP: http://www.progressiveurban.com/getagent/Pages.php?Page=0000800772
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Re: Cleveland: East Side Neighborhood Development
« Reply #95 on: May 04, 2012, 04:03:56 PM »
^All I remember is that some of the equity investment in the project came from Lebron. Not sure where things went wrong, but it's obviously been a really brutal few years for home sales, especially in marginal areas like that, so not too surprising to see things grind to a halt. I'm pretty sure the initial plan was for the row to continue east to fill the whole block.

In any case, looks like the project has been revived, at least to get the existing units sold. And with some [federally funded] subsidy to bring the price down enough to get them inhabited ASAP: http://www.progressiveurban.com/getagent/Pages.php?Page=0000800772
Thanks I really wanted these to be finished to take a step forward in improving the neighborhood

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Re: Cleveland: East Side Neighborhood Development
« Reply #96 on: May 29, 2012, 10:42:43 PM »
http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2012/crr06-04-2012.pdf

Board of Zoning Appeals
June 4, 2012

10:30
Ward 10
Calendar No. 12-64:
662 East 140th Street
Eugene Miller
17 Notices

POSTPONED FROM MAY 7, 2012
Joseph Saleh, owner, appeals to establish use as a retail grocery store with two residential units in an existing two-story building on a 40’ x 120’ lot in a C1 Residence Office District; subject to the limitations under Section 337.10, a retail grocery store is not a permitted use and is first permitted in a Local Retail Business District; and according to Cleveland Codified Ordinance 359.02(a)(b), a nonconforming use of a building or premises which has been discontinued shall not thereafter be returned to such nonconform-ing use and shall be considered discontinued:
(1) when the intent of the owner to discontinue the use is express; or (2) when the use is voluntarily dis-continued for six (6) months or more- the intent to voluntarily discontinue a use may be implied from acts or the failure to act, including, but not limited to, the removal of and failure to replace the charac-teristic equipment and furnishings; or, (3) the cessation of business operations for two (2) years or more unless the cessation of business operations was caused by factors out of the control of the business such as the disability or illness of the proprietor or governmental action unrelated to the behavior of the busi-ness; and if the business operations have ceased for more than two (2) years, the presence of characteris-tic equipment and furnishings is not relevant. (Filed 4-9-12; testimony taken.)
First postponement granted for the Councilman to convene a meeting with the appellants, the communi-ty and the local development corporation to review the proposed plan for use.
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Re: Cleveland: East Side Neighborhood Development
« Reply #97 on: May 29, 2012, 11:43:44 PM »
"a retail grocery store is not a permitted use"

Why is this ever a zoning rule in the inner city...ever?

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Re: Cleveland: East Side Neighborhood Development
« Reply #98 on: May 30, 2012, 09:02:39 PM »
One of the urban farms look to be well under way at Kinsman/55th/Woodland:

IMG_2466 by lilblondiecan2003, on Flickr

Here are updated shots of St Luke's Manor:

IMG_2465 by lilblondiecan2003, on Flickr

IMG_2464 by lilblondiecan2003, on Flickr

IMG_2461 by lilblondiecan2003, on Flickr
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Re: Cleveland: East Side Neighborhood Development
« Reply #99 on: May 31, 2012, 06:16:02 AM »
"a retail grocery store is not a permitted use"

Why is this ever a zoning rule in the inner city...ever?



What is the city's definition of a "retail" grocery store.  I'm going to assume they are trying to curb building corner stores and bodegas that do not food and veggies but beer, wine, cigs and lotter tickets.
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Re: Cleveland: East Side Neighborhood Development
« Reply #100 on: May 31, 2012, 09:58:19 AM »
jjames0408, thanks for the pics of the huge urban farming structures/greehouses at the tip of the Forgotten Triangle. I could tell from past info I'd posted it was going to be big, but I didn't think it was going to be THAT big!!

Thanks also for the photos of St. Luke, where my dad was born in 1929.
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« Reply #101 on: May 31, 2012, 11:14:45 AM »
No problem...I can't wait to get my bike in a couple weeks to do some true exploring...it's difficult to snap quick pics in a car.

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« Reply #102 on: May 31, 2012, 12:25:30 PM »
No problem...I can't wait to get my bike in a couple weeks to do some true exploring...it's difficult to snap quick pics in a car.

I was going to make a joke about "drive-by shootings" with the camera, but residents in that area probably wouldn't find it very funny.
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« Reply #103 on: May 31, 2012, 12:33:41 PM »
Well if they have snap peas at the urban farm we could call it 'drive by snappings' and be in the clear!

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« Reply #104 on: May 31, 2012, 12:50:09 PM »
Well if they have snap peas at the urban farm we could call it 'drive by snappings' and be in the clear!

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