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Akron: East End: Development and News
« on: March 17, 2014, 08:15:38 PM »
I thought there was an East End development thread, but I cannot find it.
Here is the progress on the new hotel in the old Goodyear area.





Edit: East End website: http://www.eastendakron.com/
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 09:05:49 PM »
There was definitely an East End thread at some point; we might have lost it in the UOcalypse.

I haven't been out that way in a while now--good to see the new hotel starting to take visible shape!

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 09:24:17 PM »
You can always start a new thread!

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 03:15:40 AM »
I hope they put a nice restaurant in the hotel as promised.  I recently moved over to the heights and would love a nearby upscale choice.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 07:51:13 PM »
I hope they put a nice restaurant in the hotel as promised.  I recently moved over to the heights and would love a nearby upscale choice.

Are they putting a nice restaurant in the hotel or in the old bank portion of the Goodyear buildings?

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 07:59:17 PM »
Hotel topping-off ceremony marks milestone in East Akron development

By Jim Mackinnon
Beacon Journal business writer
Published: March 25, 2014 - 07:27 PM | Updated: March 26, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The Hilton Garden Inn, part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. campus, was “topped off” about 3 p.m. as a massive crane delicately placed a 5-ton concrete slab holding a small evergreen tree and an American flag on the roof.

The crane operator was working blind — he couldn’t see the slab high over the hotel from his position inside the ground-level cabin.

http://www.ohio.com/business/hotel-topping-off-ceremony-marks-milestone-in-east-akron-development-1.476049

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 08:00:37 PM »
There will be nice restaurant in the Goodyear Hall. Doubt the hotel will have much of or any restaurant.

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 08:02:34 PM »
There will be nice restaurant in the Goodyear Hall. Doubt the hotel will have much of or any restaurant.

I would think they would have a bar with a small kitchen for "tapas" type crap...er, stuff at minimum.

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 08:03:18 PM »
They have some new renderings on the East End website:






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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 12:26:12 AM »
The hotel is supposed to have a full service restaurant and bar from my understanding. I don't actually see the east end project portion of restaurants and retail in the near future.
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 08:00:28 AM »
Akron council approves tax break for Goodyear redevelopment project; money will be put back into the project

By Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writer

Akron City Council voted Monday to approve a tax break on the redevelopment of the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. property, following through with an agreement approved last summer with the developer.

Council approved Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) for 30 years for the redevelopment of the old Goodyear headquarters, Goodyear Hall and former Goodyear medical center buildings.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/akron-council-approves-tax-break-for-goodyear-redevelopment-project-money-will-be-put-back-into-the-project-1.537895

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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 02:18:36 PM »
Akron celebrates first new hotel since the 1980s

By Jim Mackinnon
Beacon Journal business writer
Published: November 18, 2014 - 08:36 PM | Updated: November 19, 2014 - 07:10 AM

The first hotel built in Akron in more than three decades is officially open for business.

The Hilton Garden Inn, a key part of Industrial Realty Group’s East End redevelopment project of the former Goodyear campus, held its grand opening late Tuesday afternoon.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/akron-celebrates-first-new-hotel-since-the-1980s-1.542184

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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2014, 02:23:59 PM »
Akron celebrates first new hotel since the 1980s

That's incredible!
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 08:47:42 PM »
Akron celebrates first new hotel since the 1980s

That's incredible!
It is. All of the new Akron area hotels have gone up just beyond the city limits--in Montrose, on South Arlington in Springfield Township, etc. Of course, the city hasn't exactly been aggressive in attracting new ones. Even UA could probably benefit from having more near campus. Since it devoured Quaker Square, it doesn't have any designated campus hotels in proximity, which seems rather unusual for a university of its size.

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 01:11:48 PM »
Akron celebrates first new hotel since the 1980s

That's incredible!
It is. All of the new Akron area hotels have gone up just beyond the city limits--in Montrose, on South Arlington in Springfield Township, etc. Of course, the city hasn't exactly been aggressive in attracting new ones. Even UA could probably benefit from having more near campus. Since it devoured Quaker Square, it doesn't have any designated campus hotels in proximity, which seems rather unusual for a university of its size.

They are working on it:
http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,8063.420.html

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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2014, 06:59:47 PM »
Akron celebrates first new hotel since the 1980s

That's incredible!
It is. All of the new Akron area hotels have gone up just beyond the city limits--in Montrose, on South Arlington in Springfield Township, etc. Of course, the city hasn't exactly been aggressive in attracting new ones. Even UA could probably benefit from having more near campus. Since it devoured Quaker Square, it doesn't have any designated campus hotels in proximity, which seems rather unusual for a university of its size.

They probably would have had more potential success Downtown or at UA had they moved faster on hotels.  Now the market has been further saturated by all of the new suburban hotels.

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Re: Akron: East End Development
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2014, 07:37:24 PM »
Akron celebrates first new hotel since the 1980s

That's incredible!
It is. All of the new Akron area hotels have gone up just beyond the city limits--in Montrose, on South Arlington in Springfield Township, etc. Of course, the city hasn't exactly been aggressive in attracting new ones. Even UA could probably benefit from having more near campus. Since it devoured Quaker Square, it doesn't have any designated campus hotels in proximity, which seems rather unusual for a university of its size.

They probably would have had more potential success Downtown or at UA had they moved faster on hotels.  Now the market has been further saturated by all of the new suburban hotels.

You're kidding right? People will stay at these hotels exactly because they are close to downtown and campus. That's the whole point of building them: to serve an under served segment of the market.

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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 09:40:30 PM »
East End developer ready to rent apartments in refurbished Goodyear Hall

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/east-end-developer-ready-to-rent-apartments-in-refurbished-goodyear-hall-1.585991

Come July, newly built apartments in Goodyear Hall will welcome their first tenants. And it’s likely that the stretch of East Market Street in front will see major changes before the year is out as well.
Contractors continue to cut, saw, screw, hammer and drill away to put in windows, wallboard, plumbing, fixtures and do lots of other work at the six-story landmark building, part of the ongoing East End redevelopment of the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. campus in East Akron.
Work to build a large glass atrium and new entrance at the former Goodyear headquarters also is expected to start soon.

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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2015, 10:15:10 PM »
^ What a great project. I'm glad it's all coming together. I wonder how they're doing with preleasing.

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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2015, 04:38:54 PM »
^ What a great project. I'm glad it's all coming together. I wonder how they're doing with preleasing.
Stu Lichter mentioned in the article that they have already received a number of deposits for the first round of apartments, so I'm guessing that's a positive. Particularly considering that anything beyond a tiny studio is going to be out of range for all but some of the more established and successful professionals and well-to-do in the Greater Akron area, or else young professionals starting out that are willing to pair up and share a place together.

Their target market seems to be established executives and professionals at area anchor institutions and companies, e.g. University of Akron, Akron Public Schools, First Energy, Akron GeneralCleveland Clinic, Summa and Gojo, successful doctors and attorneys, and maybe also the handful of empty nester Boomers who aren't terrified of the city and are looking to downsize from their McMansions in Stow, Green, Medina, Portage County, etc.

In any case, it will be interesting to see how this progresses. I would love to see East End be successful and eventually extend that success throughout the old "Goodyear Valley/HQ district" and also into the gentrification and redevelopment of Middlebury, particularly around the Arlington/Market crossroads and Exchange terminus. A full-on renaissance for Middlebury is probably years down the road at this point, but you gotta start somewhere I guess.

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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2015, 10:01:05 AM »
East End redevelopment of former Goodyear campus hits milestones
By Jim Mackinnon
Beacon Journal business writer

It’s a milestone week for The East End redevelopment project of the former Goodyear campus — and there’s more work to be done.

The East End Residences, which involved converting the former Goodyear Hall into 105 apartments and retail space while retaining the large gymnasium and 1,200-seat theater, celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. The first tenants moved in during July.

http://www.ohio.com/business/jim-mackinnon/east-end-redevelopment-of-former-goodyear-campus-hits-milestones-1.639817

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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2015, 09:06:46 AM »
East End Residences development in Akron might be tip of the iceberg
More buildings await reinvention at former Goodyear headquarters
By Stan Bullard

The lights are back on at the former Goodyear Hall in Akron — and may even snap on and off more at night than in the past.

That’s because people are living in the six-story building at 1220 East Market St., which has been repurposed from former offices to the East End Residences. The apartment building is the second project in Downey, Calif.-based Industrial Realty Group’s massive remake of the former corporate headquarters of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The first addition was a Hilton Garden Inn that opened in 2014 on East Market, a year after IRG finished a new global headquarters for the tire maker at 200 Innovation Way.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20151220/NEWS/151219907/east-end-residences-development-in-akron-might-be-tip-of-the-iceberg#utm_medium=email&utm_source=ccl-akronmorning&utm_campaign=ccl-akronmorning-20151221

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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2015, 02:03:10 PM »
Similar to comments in that article, I heard one-bedrooms are full. Now waiting-list stage.
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2015, 08:56:36 AM »
Similar to comments in that article, I heard one-bedrooms are full. Now waiting-list stage.

Are they market rate or affordable housing?

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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 07:02:14 PM »
Both. Not sure of the breakdown but there are some of each. The website shows the units/floorplans so you can get an idea there.
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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2015, 08:00:33 AM »
Both. Not sure of the breakdown but there are some of each. The website shows the units/floorplans so you can get an idea there.

Looking back on some of the old articles, it says 22 affordable, 105 total. Honestly surprised they are almost full charging $1.15 - $2 s.f.

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2016, 08:21:44 PM »
No street facing retail opened yet, but the old gymnasium was refurbished and there is a group called Rubber City Sports running out of that. There is a picture of the gym on their site. http://www.rubbercitysports.com/associations/associations_about/rubber-city-sports
Pretty solid foot traffic from that already. The old theater is currently being renovated. Pretty sure streetscape renovations for Market will follow that.
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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2016, 08:30:59 PM »
In addition to the ground level space directly facing Market, you also have the corner of the building that was the old bank. They are planning a restaurant in that space.
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2016, 07:37:14 AM »
Yes, I'm aware of all of that. There are no amenities in that area though to support living. That's why I'm surprised. It basically the same circumstances that Northside Lofts faced / faces. High prices and no amenities.

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« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2016, 10:03:43 AM »
Yes, I'm aware of all of that. There are no amenities in that area though to support living. That's why I'm surprised. It basically the same circumstances that Northside Lofts faced / faces. High prices and no amenities.
I agree on there not being anything in the immediate vicinity as far as amenities. The Northside Lofts even have Luigi's right there. Nothing like that around here. Closest thing of note is probably the new Goodyear HQ.  This does have the benefit of being immediately off 76/77. Also probably helps that it is apartments and not condominiums like the Northside Lofts.
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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2016, 12:21:41 PM »
I guess Akron has to start somewhere. It would probably help a great deal if East End leads to efforts to redevelop a larger part of the East Market corridor back towards Downtown Akron, particularly through the woefully neglected "Middlebury Triangle" crossings of Arlington, East Exchange and East Market. That area during Akron's Rubber Industry heyday had department stores and functioned as a "Second Downtown" of sorts. Decades of disinvestment and blight have rendered it an afterthought, but East End seems to have the potential to lead to its resurrection.

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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2016, 11:47:26 AM »
I guess Akron has to start somewhere. It would probably help a great deal if East End leads to efforts to redevelop a larger part of the East Market corridor back towards Downtown Akron, particularly through the woefully neglected "Middlebury Triangle" crossings of Arlington, East Exchange and East Market. That area during Akron's Rubber Industry heyday had department stores and functioned as a "Second Downtown" of sorts. Decades of disinvestment and blight have rendered it an afterthought, but East End seems to have the potential to lead to its resurrection.
That reminds me there is a supermarket right there on Exchange. That isn't far at all from this project.
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« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2016, 02:20:47 PM »
I guess Akron has to start somewhere. It would probably help a great deal if East End leads to efforts to redevelop a larger part of the East Market corridor back towards Downtown Akron, particularly through the woefully neglected "Middlebury Triangle" crossings of Arlington, East Exchange and East Market. That area during Akron's Rubber Industry heyday had department stores and functioned as a "Second Downtown" of sorts. Decades of disinvestment and blight have rendered it an afterthought, but East End seems to have the potential to lead to its resurrection.
That reminds me there is a supermarket right there on Exchange. That isn't far at all from this project.

True, I guess Middlebury / Dave's Market is not that far from these apartments.

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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2016, 08:40:32 PM »
^It really isn't. Between East End now and Dave's, the Middlebury area seems to have two solid anchors to support additional redevelopment within this particular part of Akron. Granted, it would be helpful if the two were a little closer together for starters, but I could still very easily see the city targeting this particular corridor for redevelopment and reinvestment.

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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2016, 11:31:25 AM »
It'll be interesting to see how the city handles the streetscape changes with this development. I think they are widening sidewalks and adding some street parking and then eliminating traffic lanes along with that. I'm curious if that'll just apply to Market there starting at Goodyear Blvd or how far up Market it'll stretch.

I think Market and/or Exchange from this area straight through Middlebury to the UA campus could be prime for some type of street level change. They are still busy roads but certainly not as heavily traveled as they used to be.
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