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Re: Cleveland: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #105 on: November 21, 2005, 03:40:51 PM »
The Lakefront Boulevard is also proposed to have bus stops along it, and one might possibly be located near the Westinghouse building. I also like the low-level building adjoining the Westinghouse "tower" which, for some reason, reminds me of a mini Station Square-type structure. It could be a terrific retail site, fresh foods market, etc. for the neighborhood or for transit commuters making a stopover to buy ingredients for dinner, before continuing their trips home.
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« Reply #106 on: November 21, 2005, 04:07:19 PM »
endless possibilities!  don't forget the rail stop right out front once the freight line is converted to passenger rail!

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« Reply #107 on: November 22, 2005, 02:35:17 PM »
Has anyone heard more about the air quality problems at Quay 55?

There was a report on the news the other night that said another tenant has come down with plerisy (Lebron has the penthouse here now and came down with this as well last month). He is no longer staying there and the other tenant is moving out.

They showed some environmental reports that claimed mold, water damage and white powder in the ducting.

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« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2005, 03:50:21 PM »
You mean Pleurisy? "An inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring as a complication of a disease such as pneumonia, accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing."  I never heard about that!  That would be a big problem if it proves to be an issue throughout the building!

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« Reply #109 on: November 22, 2005, 04:14:01 PM »
yes, pleurisy.  i spell checked it but when i corrected the spelling, i deleted the u as well.  go figure.

Another family comes forward with Quay 55 apartment horror story

On the WOIO.com video page if the link doesn't work.  It looks like there are more problems now:

http://www.woio.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?clipid1=591921&at1=News&vt1=v&h1=Another+family+comes+forward+with+Quay+55+apartment+horror+story&d1=172500&redirUrl=www.woio.com&activePane=info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage


   
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Re: Cleveland: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #110 on: December 05, 2005, 01:46:47 PM »
Has Gilbert chosen a site yet for his loan center?  Also, did the KJP mystery developement anouncement ever happen?

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« Reply #111 on: December 05, 2005, 09:42:24 PM »
^Not yet on both.
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« Reply #112 on: December 05, 2005, 11:25:07 PM »
This doesn't answer your question sooner, but it is an update.

From Crain's website:

Quicken seeks state aid for office in city
By JAY MILLER

6:00 am, December 5, 2005

Though it hasn't announced a location yet, Quicken Loans Inc. has begun a process that would bring a loan production office to Cleveland.
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« Reply #113 on: December 19, 2005, 08:25:56 PM »
Any new information on the Convention Center? 

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« Reply #114 on: December 19, 2005, 10:19:31 PM »
Just the stuff about the medical merchandise mart that's been posted in another string.
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« Reply #115 on: January 08, 2006, 10:46:44 AM »
From the Plain Dealer

Focusing on Cleveland
Most construction is residential and retail, rather than industrial parks
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Christopher Montgomery
Plain Dealer Reporter
When it comes to real estate development in Northeast Ohio, 2006 is shaping up as the Year of Cleveland. Nearly every major project under way or in the construction pipeline is in the city - a reversal of the mostly suburban-based development of recent years.
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« Reply #116 on: January 08, 2006, 11:04:35 AM »
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« Reply #117 on: January 08, 2006, 11:30:49 AM »
I knew Reserve Square would turn into condos!  With K&D's success I see more of the building going condo, as current rental leases expire.
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« Reply #118 on: January 08, 2006, 11:47:19 AM »
I am glad that the PD decided to finally give a run-down of all of the projects going on in/around downtown Cleveland. Hopefully these articles will spark positive discussions about the cities future in homes throughout NEO.

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« Reply #119 on: January 08, 2006, 11:50:05 AM »
This article also underscores the reason why RealtyOne moved from the suburbs to downtown Cleveland. It's where the land is and where the new residential construction will be for years, at least in Cuyahoga County.
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« Reply #120 on: January 08, 2006, 04:24:46 PM »
and as we all know here, there's a lot that they didn't get to! 

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« Reply #121 on: January 09, 2006, 11:14:34 AM »
I LOVE JIMMY JOHN'S!  THAT ARTICLE HAS MADE MY DAY!   :-D :-D :-D :-D

On a side note - I'm surprised that construction has started already on Steelyard Commons.

Also last week when I was downtown I noticed a rehabbed building near CSU and checked out their website http://www.walkerweeks.com/  Has this been mentioned on here before?  It didn't seem like it had anyone living in it, but the website makes it look finished.  Any info?

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« Reply #122 on: January 09, 2006, 11:42:53 AM »
I LOVE JIMMY JOHN'S!  THAT ARTICLE HAS MADE MY DAY!   :-D :-D :-D :-D

On a side note - I'm surprised that construction has started already on Steelyard Commons.

Also last week when I was downtown I noticed a rehabbed building near CSU and checked out their website http://www.walkerweeks.com/  Has this been mentioned on here before?  It didn't seem like it had anyone living in it, but the website makes it look finished.  Any info?

Yes Its been mentioned before.  The building is very nice and BRIGHT, the prices were a lil high, but you could negotiate down.   I know two people who looked at units and the feedback I got is that the building is VERY nice, with exception to some floor plan "oddities".  For instance,  in a two bedroom the main bathroom isn't located near the second bedroom, but closer to the master bedroom, which has an in-suite bathroom; a unit the bedroom closet being located outsidethe bedroom, or units with massive living areas, and one of the bedrooms is tiny.

They also mentioned the buiding is better suited for Condo's than rentals.
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« Reply #123 on: January 09, 2006, 05:31:18 PM »
Based on their website (http://www.walkerweeks.com/index.html) and one of the "tour of downtown living" threads on this site, I'm assuming this is one of the nicest loft conversions in town, though it is a little pricier.  As their site indicates, though, they are offering substantial promotions (currently, 2 months free rent and parking!), which leads me to believe that leasing isn't as strong as they'd like it to be. 

At first glance, it does appear to be a bit isolated, but after moving back to town and spending time on campus at CSU, it's become apparent to me that this site is really very close to campus, and thus, well-connected to Playhouse Square, Gateway and Downtown.  If you think of Prospect as its front door, that helps!  Also, the new CSU construction between Euclid & Prospect across from the Walker & Weeks building will help to create even greater connectivity between the heart of campus and the apartment building. 

Prospect Ave appears to me to be the logical choice for a sort of "sleepy" back door residential neighborhood to complement Euclid Avenue's resurging hustle & bustle.

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« Reply #124 on: January 09, 2006, 08:49:47 PM »
Based on their website (http://www.walkerweeks.com/index.html) and one of the "tour of downtown living" threads on this site, I'm assuming this is one of the nicest loft conversions in town, though it is a little pricier.  As their site indicates, though, they are offering substantial promotions (currently, 2 months free rent and parking!), which leads me to believe that leasing isn't as strong as they'd like it to be. 

Free rent and Parking?? Dayum!  Sound like a firesale for such a nice building.  I don't think CSU students can afford it and a lot of prople probably don't know about the building.   Here is the link to the tour MGD mentions in his previous post.  http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?topic=2414.0
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« Reply #125 on: January 10, 2006, 08:40:54 AM »
Anyone know how well the Montana Townhomes are selling?  This is a small development on the  corner of 36th & Prospect and it's been listed on Progressive Urban for over a year.  They're relatively cheap, starting at $139,000.  I think there needs to be a bit more capacity built up on Prospect before it re-establishes itself as a premier residential location, but I think the potential is definitely there.  There's still a good number of historic structures lining the street and the scale is much better than some of the other, wider avenues Downtown.

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« Reply #126 on: January 10, 2006, 11:34:54 AM »
Thanks for the link MyTwoS...  I remember that thread but didn't see any pictures of the building, so I wasn't sure if that was it or not.  Looks nice, but going with Mayday's captions, the open layout is kind of awkward.

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« Reply #127 on: January 12, 2006, 06:20:36 PM »
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I LOVE JIMMY JOHN'S!  THAT ARTICLE HAS MADE MY DAY!     

I walked around E4, but didn't see any signs of progress on this.  Any information on what storefront and timeline?
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« Reply #128 on: January 12, 2006, 06:27:30 PM »
is it the thing on euclid thats right past the house of blues?  looks like they took down the boards on that storefront and theres windows and a lot of activity going on inside as far as renovations.

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« Reply #129 on: January 12, 2006, 10:14:24 PM »
It could be but that space looks too small to hold much of a sandwich shop, unless it is carry out only.  I had assumed it was a new entrance for the apartments above.  What is a Jimmy John's?

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« Reply #130 on: January 13, 2006, 06:46:57 AM »
^a half-step nicer than Subway
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« Reply #131 on: January 13, 2006, 07:30:16 AM »
There's one on nearly every corner on U of M's campus in Ann Arbor.  At least 4 within a 10 minute walk or so of each other.  I love it, my wife can't stand it.  I'd definitely place it well above Subway or Quizno's.  These are the kind of establishments we need more of downtown.  Cheap places to get a quick bite to eat.  I'm hoping we get a Potbelly's and a Cosi soon.

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« Reply #132 on: January 13, 2006, 09:12:03 AM »
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I'm hoping we get a Potbelly's and a Cosi soon.

i can't believe that these aren't here yet.  both of these would be great additions downtown.  and a baja fresh of course.
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« Reply #133 on: January 13, 2006, 09:53:47 AM »
Jimmy John' is way above Subway.  Their bread is so yummy.  Plus, the ones on college campuses (I went to Miami) are open until like 3 am.  I wonder if the downtown one will keep latenight hours?

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« Reply #134 on: January 13, 2006, 10:11:07 AM »
Is there a Chipolte anywhere downtown? They are pretty popular with the kids these days, ya know.

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« Reply #135 on: January 13, 2006, 11:32:06 AM »
I think a Chipotle would be quite feasible for downtown, but it'd be nice if one was to open that it maintain normal operating hours (until about 9 or 10 nightly).  Downtown Minneapolis has one or two, but they close at 4 on days during the work week, and if I remember correctly they aren't open at all on weekends.  I certainly wouldn't complain if one opened regardless of the hours, but it'd be nice to have the full deal.

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« Reply #136 on: January 13, 2006, 04:04:29 PM »
change of pace here... anyone know about the demolition of the former St. John's Nursing College building?  I'm not picturing it right now, but I heard at a meeting this morning that this nine-story 40 year old building behind St. John's (E. 9th & Euclid) will be demolished due to outdated heating systems, lack of handicapped access, asbestos, and the fact that the elevators only stop on half-floors, requiring riders to walk up or down a half-flight to get to their floor.  Apparently, Joe Cimperman tried to save it, but it just wasn't feasible...

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« Reply #137 on: January 24, 2006, 02:28:09 PM »
It could be but that space looks too small to hold much of a sandwich shop, unless it is carry out only.  I had assumed it was a new entrance for the apartments above.  What is a Jimmy John's?

There is a sign in the window now confirming the location for Jimmy Johns.  I agree the space seems quite small and the location also seems somewhat interesting.  Most of these seem to be on or near college campuses. This space will probably do a strong lunch crowd, but it's not really close to the warehouse district or theater district residents to drive dinner/late night/weekend traffic.
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« Reply #138 on: January 24, 2006, 03:10:36 PM »
St. Johns College building at 1100 Rockwell:


"it's not really close to the warehouse district"

I suppose so, but that's only because of the gap created by the parking lots. It's really easy to cut through Tower City to the Renaissance lobby during inclement weather but most people probably don't think that way.

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« Reply #139 on: January 24, 2006, 03:38:09 PM »
and the fact that the elevators only stop on half-floors, requiring riders to walk up or down a half-flight to get to their floor. 

Huh?!  Can anyone think of a good reason for that?

Thanks for the photo, MayDay.  It's kind of a funky 50's building, but I suppose I am not too worried about losing it.  I hope they are building something else, however.

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