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Cleveland: Random Development News & Info
« on: May 24, 2005, 11:27:34 PM »
I don't think this has been done before, so allow me to take a stab at putting in one place all the housing-based plans that have been announced for downtown Cleveland (and near-downtown) in recent weeks and months. Please correct me if I'm listing something that is incomplete, no longer an active plan or I'm missing including a development project entirely. In no particular order:


Flats East Bank Neighborhood
Developer:  Developers Diversified Realty Corp.
Investment/Cost:  $225 million
Housing Units:  330 rental and for-sale
Other Features:  250,000 square feet of entertainment and retail space, including a cinema, grocery store, restaurants, riverfront boardwalk, plazas, offices, structured parking, Waterfront Line rail station, etc.
On the Web:  http://www.ddr.com/
Images: (courtesy of MayDay)




 

Cleveland State University Varsity Village/College Town/Etc.
Developer: Mix of private and institutional parties
Investment/Cost:  N/A
Housing Units:  2,600 total (market-rate and student housing)
Other Features:  sport/athletic facilities, green spaces, retail, RTA transit center, parking structures
On the Web:  http://www.csuohio.edu/campusmasterplan/overview.html
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Avenue District (East 12th/13th area north of Superior)
Developer:  Zaremba Inc.
Investment/Cost:  $150 million
Housing Units:  423 condominiums and townhomes
Other Features:  coffee shops, galleries
On the Web:  http://www.zarembahomes.com/
Images:  (courtesy of Mr. Good Day and MayDay)

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Lower Euclid/East 4th Street
Developer:  MRN Ltd., mix of other private developers/investors
Investment/Cost:  N/A
Housing Units:  300 rental, for-sale
Other Features:  concert clubs, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, retail, $200 million Euclid Corridor Transitway, nine-story parking garage, etc.
On the Web:  http://www.mrnltd.com/
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Riverview Hope VI - Phases I & II - Ohio City
Developer:  CMHA, Telesis Corporation
Investment/Cost:  $180 million
Housing Units:  682 market-rate and subsidized rental, for-sale units
Other Features:  10,000 square feet of new commercial space, structured parking, greenspaces, etc.
On the Web:  http://www.cmha.net/index.html
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Battery Park - Detroit/Shoreway Neighborhood
Developer:  Marous Brothers
Investment/Cost:  $100 million
Housing Units:  330 townhouses, condos and apartments
Other Features:  community center in old powerhouse, restaurants, retail, greenspace, pedestrian walkway to Edgewater Park and Lakefront Boulevard transit stops, etc.
On the Web:  http://www.marousbrothers.com/
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North Residential Village at CWRU - University Circle
Developer:  Marous Brothers
Investment/Cost:  $300 million
Housing Units:  700 dormitory rooms, apartments and homes
Other Features:  plazas, retail, study areas, green spaces, etc.
On the Web:  http://www.marousbrothers.com/
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Villages of Central
Developer:  Rysar Properties Corp.
Investment/Cost:  $100 million?
Housing Units:  465 ranches, bungalows, townhomes and colonial single-family homes
Other Features:  subsidized and market-rate homes in groups and scattered in-fill sites
On the Web:  http://www.rysar.com/homezone.html
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Arbor Park Village - Central neighborhood
Developer:  Marous Brothers
Investment/Cost:  $111 million
Housing Units:  200 townhouses and subsidized apartments
Other Features:  retail plaza, community center, etc.
On the Web:  http://www.marousbrothers.com/
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Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Center/Urology institute
Developer:  ???
Investment/Cost:  $450 million (Cardiac Center), $60 million (Urology institute)
Square footage:  970,000 (Cardiac Center), 200,000 (Urology institute)
Other Features:  The two buildings are rising next to each other on Euclid
On the Web:  http://www.clevelandclinic.org/
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Stonebridge - Phase 5
Developer:  The K&D Group Inc.
Investment/Cost:  ?
Housing Units:  108 for-sale and rental in new 12-story building
Other Features:  Renovation of former restaurant space in 180-year-old building as retail/offices; 150-car parking garage
On the Web:  http://www.condosatstonebridge.com/index.asp
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Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters
Developer:  ?
Investment/Cost: $100 million+
Square footage:  unknown, but will require space for about 2,000 workers
Other Features:  Could include renovation or demolition & replacement of 28-story Ameritrust tower; 100-year-old Cleveland Trust rotunda to be renovated as public space
On the Web:  http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/home/default.asp
Images: (courtesy of Urbanlife




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Courthouse Plaza
Location: East end of Detroit-Superior Veterans Memorial Viaduct, adjacent to Federal Courthourse Tower
Developer:  Turner Construction
Investment/Cost: $30 million-$50 million?
Housing Units:  unknown
Features:  proposed with for-sale units, penthouses, fitness center, walkway to Tower City Center and to Settlers Landing/Waterfront Line station
Status:  Appears to be awaiting new financing (Madison Capital Group is financial advisor)
On the Web:  http://www.chplaza.com/ (use "red" and "rose" as the username/password)
Images: (courtesy of MayDay)





515 Euclid Avenue
Location: um, 515 Euclid Avenue!
Developer:  None, Desman & Assoc. is the prime architect and engineer
Investment/Cost: $30 million-$50 million?
Housing Units:  240
Features:  524-space parking garage with 11,000 square feet of grade-level commercial retail (completed), proposed to be topped by a 19-story luxury condominium tower, with a 20,000 square foot ballroom.
Status:  Unknown
On the Web:  http://www.desman.com/hotproperty/task,view/id,59/Itemid,168/
Images: (Courtesy of Desman & Assoc.)





District Park
Location:  between Warehouse District (West 9th St.) and Flats East Bank (West 10th St.)
Developer:  Marous
Investment/Cost: $100 million for all three buildings
Housing Units:  363
Features: Three condominium towers of 10, 12 and 15-20 stories, 450-car parking garage below the towers
Status:  Suspended due to escalating construction material costs
On the Web:  http://www.districtpark.com/
Images: (Courtesy of MayDay)








Lakefront (no "product name" yet)
Location:  Port Authority properties north and west of Cleveland Browns Stadium
Developer:  Robert L. Stark Enterprises
Investment/Cost: unknown
Housing Units:  unknown
Features: Relocation of port facilities to newly constructed island north of Whiskey Island; vacated port land measuring about 100 acres would be redeveloped with mixed uses
Status:  conceptual
On the Web:  http://www.starkenterprises.com/
                    http://www.portofcleveland.com/

Images: Courtesy of Bialosky & Partners Architects






Images: (Courtesy of City Planning Commission's "Connecting Cleveland" report)

The proposed island on which the port would relocate, using a new geotechnical process that could speed up the fill process to within two years and at much lower cost




The city's (Connecting Cleveland plan) vision for redeveloping the downtown lakefront, which differs from Stark's vision




I'm sure I'm leaving out a few things, but those are the biggies in downtown and nearby. Feel free to suggest additions, subtractions and corrections. I'll edit this listing as we go along, and note the changes in future messages in this string.

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 12:40:51 AM »
Disclaimer: I more or less like Jane Campbell.

Anyone else think that since Chris Roynene(?sp) moved from planning director to cheif of staff, stuff that has been talked about actually starts happening. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005, 07:13:55 AM »
I think that would be similar to having Mike White as mayor.  Alot of projects would go forward that would some how put the city broke.  The difference here however is there is alot of private investment being talked about versus all the public investment back in the 90's.  More big city investment seems to be in the works. 

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2005, 02:23:49 PM »
Havent heard anything from Riverview Hope VI - Phases I & II - Ohio City in a long time but hope to in the future, a bluff of buildings like Trump Place on the Hudson.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005, 10:55:11 PM »
Riverview has to be substantially modified because the hillside that it is on isn't stable enough for modern development standards.  They want to try and build some or all of it across the street.  Its pretty up in the air, at this point.

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 10:57:06 PM »
Also, if you're going to mention Riverview, don't forget about Valleyview.  Its also fairly large- a few hundred units, I think.  I haven't seen any renderings for it yet.

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2005, 10:58:27 PM »
Riverview[/i] has to be substantially modified because the hillside that it is on isn't stable enough for modern development standards.

I resent that!† I may be a little weird, but I'm not unstable!† And who are you to say I don't meet your standards?



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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2005, 11:04:09 PM »
I'm not familiar with Valleyview. Is this another phase of the CMHA project or something else? Got any info on it?

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005, 11:14:30 PM »
Sorry RiverViewer, but the studies were quite extensive and inarguable.  There is ALOT of stabilization and remedial work required to build on you.

KJP, Valleyview is another Hope VI in Tremont, along W. 7th St.  They are tearing down the current facilities and rebuilding them as mixed income.  I haven't seen the plans yet.  They were having a meeting to unveil the plans sometime soon (or they just had one maybe) but I can't remember the date.  Tremont West is holding the meeting, you can call them for details.  It is a pretty substantial project, but its not getting much attention.

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2005, 11:17:34 PM »
Thanks. Now I recall it. That's the project at the south end of Tremont, near I-490, if I'm thinking of the same one. I can ask one of the Cleveland reporters in our office who's been covering that development.

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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2005, 08:18:49 AM »
Valley view is being done by Empire construction out of NYC and City Architecture drew the plans.  You might be able to find stuff on their websites.  Demo is to start next week.

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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005, 04:46:15 PM »
for those of you who didn't catch this on the news:

http://www.wkyc.com/video/player.aspx?aid=12983&sid=35455&bw=

It contains some optimistic talk (and some images) about all the new stuff going on around town and actually didn't have time to mention some of the biggest ones!  That's a good thing!

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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2005, 04:57:32 PM »
nsc do you know which empire construction? there are three in nyc. one in nutley, nj, one in harrison, nj and one in the south bronx. i dk if they are the same or different entities (i'd guess all are different). point being if you can find out if it's the latter "empire" in the bronx with a little effort i can literally walk over there from work one day and ask them about the valleyview project! there was nothing else online about it i could find.
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2005, 05:01:00 PM »
this thread that kjp put up reminds me why i miss the downtown cleveland projects website -- it was the same thing!:

http://pages.prodigy.net/karapaul/cleve.htm

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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2005, 05:56:54 PM »
well, mr. paul in cleveland himself is now an UrbanOhio member, so we'll get all the goods directly from him!

as for his site, it kept me going on all those dark days I spent in London and Portland when I needed my Cleveland fix!

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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2005, 09:58:12 PM »
I'd read/heard that Battery Park was stalled and Riverview Hope has been put on the back burner.† I could be wrong.† Everything else is pretty accurate as far as I know...

... btw, any scuttlebutt on whether the US Defense office is interested in Wolstein's building on the E. Bank?

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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2005, 10:05:36 PM »
I'd read/heard that Battery Park was stalled

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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2005, 10:14:01 PM »
i think it -was- stalled, but i thought just recently there was more movement on it?

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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2005, 11:50:22 PM »
Battery Park appears to be a go. Riverview isn't on the back burner -- Phase I can proceed without as much density if the $15 million can't be found to stabilize the hillside. But efforts are in high gear to locate the funding.

And, as for the DFAS Center, Crain's Cleveland Business had a good article this week that stated the big challenges (read: futile?) in trying to keep the center downtown. In a nutshell, the article quoted Defense Department documents that said part of the rationale for the relocated federal jobs is to put them on secure military bases where someone can't park a car bomb next to the building and snuff out countless lives. Unless we can replicate the same kind of building that the FBI built downtown, kiss the DFAS bye bye.

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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2005, 06:32:37 AM »
And I dont think we want anymore gated communitie like FBI buildings DT.
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2005, 11:06:30 AM »
Nice article.  There is also a good one on Stark in the Sunday Magazine.  It doesnt mention much on plans, but it sure paints him as an interesting person.  I nominate him for mayor.

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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2005, 12:40:40 PM »
They left out of the discussion the massive increase in housing construction and storefront renovations that occurred in the past 10 years, and accelerated in the past 5.  But of course, that would negate their ongoing Bit*h that the city hasn't seen any development since Browns stadium.

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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2005, 01:19:28 PM »
^ i think they were talking about big ticket stuff

they did leave out the convention center though

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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2005, 02:08:02 PM »
^We have no plans as of yet to actauly build a convention center.  No reason to add it.
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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2005, 04:06:10 PM »
Thanks, zace.  :clap:† †All projects I like, sans Steelyards -- you can have it and Wal-Mart, imho.† I am even trying to get a little excited about ECP, saying that "... well, at least itís transit; it keeps RTA busy and maybe, maybe such general interest will bode well for other rail projects -- not just here, but around the state (it sure would be nice if both Cincy and C-Bus could get their light-rail off, er, ... into the ground).† Iím hoping that cvsr into Cleveland and even Amtrakís Midwest Initiative can come on line (but the later will involve a battle with the well-entrenched Bushies)

Indeed, times seem good in C-town.† But with all of these, I can't rest easy till the dirt slinging (literally, not figuratively) begins.† Iím esp concerned about the most critical of these in my eyes: Wolsteinís Flats E. Bank project -- we thought the beautiful District Park condos were a sure thing, too, and, well...

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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2005, 04:18:53 PM »
The reality, notes Steve Strnisha, who has served three mayors and now works at the Greater Cleveland Partnership, is that big projects here take a long time.


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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2005, 04:34:16 PM »
i wonder if district park will come back in some other form

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« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2005, 05:02:52 PM »
^Man I sure hope so, that was a big parking lot to have been taken up.
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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2005, 06:09:15 PM »
I'm hoping Wolstein's project may help revive the project -- apparently stalled because of the extra costs to the Marouses of removing an embedded warehouse buried in the W. 10th St hillside.

Speaking of Wolstein, here's an interesting blurb from a Jan, 1997 re Bart, the father, in an overview of downtown by a guy named John Herrington (my, how things change):

In the Flats, there is talk of change. Developer Bart Wolstein owns three-fourths of the east bank property and wants to make it a more family-friendly district with a bigger mix of entertainment choices. The idea of family orientation doesn't rest well with some business people in the Flats, who see the riverfront wine-and-dine area remaining, in the words of one, a "...party capital of the Midwest."


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« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2005, 11:01:11 PM »
Thanks for posting the article. But curiously, it left out any mention of a number of other catalytic projects....

> Riverview Hope VI project in Ohio City;
> Valleyview Hope VI project in Tremont;
> Shoreway conversion to Lakefront Boulevard;
> new $16 million private, non-paroachial school amid West 48th/53rd, I-90, RTA Red Line and Lorain Avenue (the school is already well along in construction);

Can you imagine if a Rapid station were built next to that new school? That neighborhood would blossom! I suspect it already will blossom with homes that accommodate families, but the Rapid station (and some rezonings) would encourage higher-density development.

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« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2005, 04:59:48 AM »
KJP,

$16 million, private non-parochial?  You are talking about Urban Community, right?  Isn't that run by a collection of the different catholic churches in the neighborhood (St. Malachi's, Wendelin's, Colman's Stephen's)?  By the way, it is a great school.  The UC kids at Ignatius were always very bright and interesting. 

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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2005, 09:56:08 AM »
interesting...I'd not heard of this yet.  Is anyone actually talking about a new station?  Doubtful right now with all the other RTA projects in the works, but cool to think about.  What are the surroundings like?  Any commercial district or at least zoning that would allow it?  I'm all for little pockets of activity that are well-connected by transit or vibrant communities!

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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2005, 05:34:58 PM »
Yes, that's the Urban Community school. A nun is the head honcho of the school, and it is currently operated at St. Malachi. But, from what I understand, it doesn't have a faith-based curriculum. They're building the new school because, at their current, smallish location, parents have to put their kids on a waiting list when the child is born. By the time the child is of school age, they should be near the front of the list.

There are no plans for a Rapid station next to the school, and the surrounding area is residential, but with very small, decrepit homes and numerous vacant lots. On that score, the area is ripe for "a do-over!" You can also see the site from I-90.

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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2005, 09:01:52 PM »
I know Ohio City Near West has mentioned using the new Urban Community School as a catalyst to leverage further residential development in that end of the neighborhood, which is probably the part of OC that is the farthest behind.  I don't know what their exact plans are, or if they even have exact plans yet.

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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2005, 06:00:18 PM »
Any updates to the list in the first message? I added the rendering of the Avenue District. Any other changes or modifications??

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