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Florida developer plans $12 million renovation of apartment complex near Shaker SquareCLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Florida real estate developer has acquired Livingston Park Apartments, an 11-building complex south of Shaker Square.The Finch Group, based in Boca Raton, bought the affordable-housing property Friday, in a deal arranged by the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The developer plans a $12 million renovation project, including new roofs, windows, bathrooms and heating systems in 10 of the buildings.Livingston Park sits within Cleveland's boundaries. But residents have access to Shaker Heights schools, an attraction for families with children. In 2002, an affiliate of the Shaker Square Area Development Corp. bought the sagging complex, then known as Moreland Greens. http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/florida_developer_plans_12_mil.html
Also, MTS, whats your take on this?http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2011/12/shaker_squares_holiday_lights.html
Quote from: ClevelandOhio on December 11, 2011, 12:59:23 AMAlso, MTS, whats your take on this?http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2011/12/shaker_squares_holiday_lights.htmlOne person complains about the holiday lights and that justifies a newspaper article? My Sun colleagues on the East Side must be really hard-up for news. The lone commentator to that article got it right -- it's a non-story.If anything, the news about Coral Company moving from University Heights to Cleveland's Shaker Square is a bigger deal, yet I don't remember if I heard that before or not. It sounds vaguely familiar. The fact that no one posted it here -- especially MTS! -- tells me that it wasn't publicized much in the media. But I'll bet if the move went the other way, from Cleveland to University Heights, the media would be all over it!
Plans to revamp the public space comprising the center of the square — areas that are adjacent to the RTA rapid transit tracks and are dubbed the North Lawn and the South Lawn — still are in the works, Mr. Rubin said. Concepts for an amphitheater on the south side and 'reading gardens and a very iconic water sculpture' on the north are complete, Mr. Rubin said, though it will be awhile before they're a reality.
Not sure this is the right place for this comment.It seems to me that the #1 development thing S.S. could do would be to push the city and RTA to connect S.S. to U. circle with a light rail link. It is a PITA to get from SS to UC on the bus and UC doesn't have anywhere near enough housing. CH is just up the hill but that is a PTIA too in bad weather. TEdolph
What is this new construction?http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.48378,-81.597374&spn=0.001554,0.002411&gl=us&vpsrc=0&t=h&z=19
^ Thank KJP! Im surprised Shaker Square doesn't get more market rate new construction like several other neighborhoods are getting.
I've been hanging out on the East Side more lately. I had not really been on the Larchmere strip in about five years. I really liked how things are going vertical there. There are two very nice new condominium buildings I had not seen before, and some new shops like Four and Twenty and another one on the second floor of a building called Eclectic Eccentric. But I think the best thing on Larchmere is Felice Urban Cafe. The remodel of that century home into a three level restaurant is really cool. The first floor dining room, enclosed porch, second floor bar and lounge, and third floor lounge all have a different atmosphere. The music being played included jazz, rock and roll, and indie dance music. The crowd was diverse and lively. The food was superb and everything is under twenty dollars for entres and under ten for starters. The Shaker Square area needs more hip casual places like Felice.I guess Bon Vivant is following suit and plans to remodel its second and third floors into a bar and lounge.
Is there a Larchmere thread??