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  1. 25 points
    Graduated yesterday and couldn't miss the opportunity to take graduation pics in front of my favorite construction site
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  3. 17 points
    Yes, I chose my words carefully. While I would prefer to publish the article with a rendering (albeit a rendering from a couple of years ago), I will share the article without it. But that's all I'm waiting on right now. If I don't get the rendering by tomorrow afternoon, I will post the article by then. Damn near everyone in the real estate world knows this project is coming. It's the worst kept secret. So the word is going to get out. I'd prefer to share it with you all first.
  4. 17 points
    THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 Flats' Scranton Peninsula may develop quickly Sometimes you just never know when the right ingredients will come together to turn what should be a hot development site into a hot development site. Consider Scranton Peninsula -- a post-industrial setting just 1,500 feet as the crow flies from downtown Cleveland's Public Square. ...One of the biggest new uses to come to Scranton Peninsula appears to be Cleveland-based NRP Group who, according to two sources, has a contract to buy the 7.44 acre Lot A of the Thunderbird development. On it, NRP Group reportedly plans to build about 325 apartments in several buildings about five to six stories tall. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/05/flats-scranton-peninsula-may-develop.html
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  6. 15 points
    Well, "No comment" is better than "He's full of sh!t".....
  7. 15 points
    Incoming! There is a lot to chew on here.... MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019 Sherwin-Williams' HQ: will it be Ohio's tallest or suburban-bound? It appears the stakes couldn't be higher for the City of Cleveland as global coatings giant Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW) prepares to issue a request for proposals from development teams seeking to build a massive new headquarters and research facility. How high are the stakes? Perhaps as high as the 947-foot Key Tower or possibly more. That's how tall the 153-year-old company's new corporate headquarters could be, according to two sources. Or, considering that SHW's executives like being within walking distance of the company's research and development activities, it's possible that the new HQ and R&D facilities could both move to Cleveland's suburbs, taking nearly 4,000 good-paying jobs with them. So the potential outcomes are an iconic new skyscraper for a growing multinational company in downtown Cleveland or the loss of thousands of jobs from a city trying to recover from decades of job losses. Those are pretty monumental stakes. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/05/sherwin-williams-hq-will-it-be-ohios.html
  8. 14 points
    I really like the chandelier, its really cool at night and think its a nice addition to the area
  9. 13 points
    This new sign was recently installed at the foot of the Roebling Suspension Bridge:
  10. 11 points
  11. 11 points
    That is an extremely nieve take on that organization. OTRCH provides affordable housing and has partnered with 3CDC on projects to further protect affordable units in the neighborhood. Venice on Vine is a job training program for neighborhood kids and can help teach valuable skills. I bet many of the people trained here have gone on to work in the restaurants you covet so much in OTR. http://pip-cincy.com/ These are valuable programs that help create a ladder of opportunity for the people whose families have lived in OTR for a generation or more. Add to that both of these organizations worked in this neighborhood for years before anyone cared enough to form 3CDC and pour billions of dollars into it. The orgs that merged to form OTRCH were misguided and idealistic but in its current iteration, its a much-needed force for good in OTR.
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  13. 10 points
    Cincinnati is one of those cities that's really difficult to capture through photos. The topography isn't quite as extreme compared to what you might find in Pittsburgh, but you can find yourself suddenly high in the air over the course of a short walk. Photos also fail to capture how truly eclectic Cincinnati's architecture is. There aren't many places that have as many dramatic changes in style as I've found in various neglected corners of the Queen City of the West. One such street, notable both for its bizarre collection of architecture and its dramatic topographical changes, is McMicken Avenue. It snakes along the hill that forms the northernmost boundary of Cincinnati's "urban basin" and is roughly the dividing line between the "downtown" neighborhoods and the "uptown" areas surrounding the University of Cincinnati. Below are a few shots along just this one street that I hope help capture both the beauty and sheer weirdness of this isolated little pocket of the city. IMG_9554 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr McMicken's southern terminus is at Main Street, where it branches off at an angle roughly parallel to the base of the northern hillside. Because it runs off-kilter from the downtown street grid, you end up with a lot of oddly-shaped buildings. IMG_9555 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr A handsome stone townhouse sits at the start of the street. IMG_9557 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr McMicken is primarily located in the "Northern Liberties", or the northern half of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Although most of the lower half of OTR has been fixed up after decades of neglect, the northern half is only recently coming into its own. IMG_9558 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Because of its Germanic heritage, Cincinnati was a huge beer producer for much of its history. The Northern Liberties have been adding signage recently to highlight this heritage and to hopefully transform the area into a tourist magnet not unlike Kentucky's Bourbon Trail. IMG_9559 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Notice how the one house is set a bit further back than its neighbors. For whatever reason, this is fairly common in Cincinnati, where you'll have an odball building or two on a block not built up to the lot line. IMG_9562 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr The Second Empire house in the foreground recently got fixed up and sold for quite a bit of money. People have been snapping up some of the properties higher up the hillside for cheap and renovating them, since many of them have spectacular views of the urban basin. IMG_9566 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9568 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9569 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9570 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9573 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr This beautiful building, situated at a five-way intersection in the heart of the neighborhood, has recently been undergoing some restoration work. IMG_9575 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9578 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9579 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9581 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9582 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Another beautiful old brewery building. Some wonky houses because of the street grid's angle. IMG_9586 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9589 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9593 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Things start getting a little weird once you cross into West McMicken and the road beings to head northbound. IMG_9594 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9597 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9598 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9599 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9600 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr This is the famous "Mockbee Building". It's hard to get a sense of how massive it is - because it's on a hillside, it's actually two-three stories taller on the south face than on the north face! Another angle on the building. The views in this area really are spectacular. This shot is from a block further up the hill, so the buildings in the foreground are all along McMicken. IMG_9602 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Another funky-angled dude. IMG_9605 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr I love how this house wraps around on itself but then suddenly stops. IMG_9607 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Look at all the bizarre editions this house has had over the years! IMG_9609 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr A beautiful Second Empire mansion. Yes, we're still on the same street, just over a mile from where we started. IMG_9611 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Cincinnati suddenly gives way to San Francisco and this gingerbread stunner, directly across the street from the previous mansion. IMG_9613 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9614 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr A gorgeous little chunk of rowhouses. IMG_9618 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr The Fairview Steps climb an additional 200 or so feet up to the Fairview neighborhood uphill from McMicken Avenue. IMG_9619 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9621 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr The poor guy in the foreground has been mutilated beyond recognition. IMG_9622 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr More strange additions. IMG_9623 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9625 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9626 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9628 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr It's hard to tell here, but we're 100 or so feet up now. Below us is the Camp Washington neighborhood. IMG_9629 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9631 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr This might look like a narrow shotgun-ish house, but it's perched on the hillside and actually has a second unit and a cellar below it. IMG_9632 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Meanwhile, this house is tucked well down the hillside and almost completely invisible from the street. IMG_9635 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr A better view of how far back this house is. It has no driveway and no back alley access, so it's completely isolated on its lot. IMG_9638 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr And then out of the blue... some bungalows. On one street we've gone from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. IMG_9641 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr And there you have it. The last building on McMicken Avenue. Hopefully these photos gave some good insights into a very unique street in a very unique city.
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  15. 10 points
    I’m in Boston this weekend. I was wandering the Boyleston / Fenway area which has enjoyed significant investment over the last 5+ years. This is the Pierce building (mostly condos). To me it looks a lot like the Lumen. For reference, this building is 378 ft tall compared to the Lumen at 398. This building is wider - Lumen should look even taller with its slender design. This made me excited for Lumen. Also, a good eye will reveal a city Target down the block in that last picture.
  16. 10 points
    Article yesterday. Article today. Planning on another one tomorrow! FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 University Circle's trio of 11-story developments Three developments featuring 11-story residential buildings are planned to rise in the coming months in Cleveland's University Circle. Two are slated to be on Euclid Avenue but won't be next to each other. In fact, they'll be on opposite ends of the city's fast-growing cultural, educational and medical district. The third will be less than two blocks north of the westernmost tower. The Finch Group is proposing to build a mixed-use project called Infinium on the soon-to-be-vacated site of the Cleveland-East facility for the Centers for Dialysis Care (CDC), 11717 Euclid Ave., according to two sources. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/05/university-circles-trio-of-11-story.html
  17. 10 points
    With the geotech work done, schematic designs are nearly done and due to be released soon. I know someone who claims to have seen an elevation render but can't share it yet. He says 17 stories.
  18. 9 points
    At a nuCLEus leasing meeting in the past week, Stark reportedly told those in attendance that he plans to break ground in July.
  19. 9 points
    Maybe they're really just both built by Ryan Homes.
  20. 9 points
    Sorry for the not so great angle but noticed just now they are taking off the panels from the easternmost building!
  21. 9 points
    That would make a great dentist's office in Parma Hts.
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  24. 8 points
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 Gordon Park lakefront housing - the sequel The Gordon Park area on the East Side isn't to be confused with the Gordon Square area on the West Side. Gordon Square is a populous, fast-growing, historic neighborhood. But the lakefront lands along and near Gordon Park could soon add "fast-growing" to its descriptions too, as first reported in a February NEOtrans article. Now, there's more happening -- a 212-unit, five-story apartment building called The Shoreline Phase II is proposed to be built at 5455 North Marginal Road, according to documents filed with the Cleveland Planning Commission. The four-acre site is on the northwest quadrant of the Interstate 90-East 55th Street interchange. It is located next to the 167-unit The Shoreline apartment building, currently the only housing in the Gordon Park area. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/05/gordon-park-lakefront-housing-sequel.html
  25. 8 points
    The new rooftop has been quite the hit lately. I'm pumped that this is the first of several more to come in the very near future!! Adds a great perspective and vibe!!
  26. 8 points
    Another week, another batch of Lumen pics.
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  28. 8 points
    They hang out at Margaritaville
  29. 8 points
    Well, if it makes you feel any better, Nashville sucks and is just a big sprawling city with few walkable neighborhoods, and their public transit is awful. Who cares about how tall their buildings are ?
  30. 8 points
    In my opinion, the Standard is the best location in the city. Nothing else is as centrally located. I can easily walk west to get to West 6th or the flats. I can easily walk east to East 4th, Playhouse Square or the Stadiums. I can easily walk to Public Square to get on the RTA or the Healthline. I also can easily walk my dogs to either Public Square or the Mall. Every weeknight around 5:30, the downtown dog owners all congregate to let the dogs play on the Mall. If I'm driving, I can hit the highway easily without getting caught in Indian's or Cav's traffic--which is not the same as when I lived on East 9th. Anyone who thinks living across from the jail is an issue hasn't actually considered it. You sound like my suburban 55-year-old mother, who said: "wow, you guys are awfully close to the jail," the first time she came to visit. Do you know who makes good neighbors? The Cleveland Police Department and inmates. The police are in and out of that building all day and the inmates don't make a peep. Honestly, I don't think there I could feel any safer. As said earlier, the apartments are absolutely spectacular. The amenities are great, they have a gym, free Starbucks machine, and an indoor dog park. If you live on the upper floors, the views are incredible. There's hardly ever any traffic on St. Clair and Ontario after 7 pm, so you don't get woken up in the night. While they don't have their own attached garage, the parking really isn't that bad. I park in one of Westin's lots on W3 for $170 a month, but there's a back door out of the building which makes the walk not that far. The valet service is $225 per month. Honestly, parking in the surface lot here is way better and cheaper than parking at my previous apartment. I used to park in the PNC garage for $225 a month and it took way longer to drive up and down 4-5 floors every time I needed to either get the car or come home. Oh, and I just saw someone come tour the first-floor space with the owners yesterday. Not sure what they were looking to do with it just yet but I know they're actively trying to lease the space. P.S. If anyone chooses to move to the Standard from this post, DM me because I get $500 for any new referral to the building Edit: can't seem to scale down the video size VID_346670504_130103_322.mp4
  31. 8 points
    TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019 Cleveland is rising up in the O-Zone Last week I sat in a small conference room with nearly a dozen real estate developers and investors planning a cool new project in Cleveland's urban core. I was there to add my two cents on a transportation access component of that project. Seated in the corner of the room was another guy, representing a lending institution that provides equity from one of the many fast-growing Opportunity Zone Funds. The developers began to discuss how tall the apartment building component of their project should be. They agreed to add that question to their yet-to-be-undertaken feasibility study. The guy from the O-Zone Fund lender said in so many words "Whatever you come up with, let me know. There's going to be more than enough funding for your O-Zone piece of the capital stack." MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/04/cleveland-is-rising-up-in-o-zone.html
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  34. 7 points
    Not only has Key Tower aged more gracefully it complements the Terminal Tower exceptionally well. I've never seen two building work so well together ... a kind of "dance" when viewed from various perspectives. Ceasar Pelli is a master architect.
  35. 7 points
    I did this mock-up of a twisty version for the SW building about 3 years ago. Coincidence?... Oh and nice job KJP
  36. 7 points
    One more cool view of Snavely Phase 3 (BTW, did anyone here yet report that Snavely is moving its offices from Chagrin Falls to this development?), which doesn't show the now-under construction Church & State development in the background. How much cooler will this scene look in a couple of years?? The density of this area is going to be tremendous and very vibrant....
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  38. 7 points
    i visited the new towpath mounds area along the nearly finished stage three of the towpath trail. Its opening whole new vistas of the Cleveland skyline and will be a valuable amenity for those who live along its path when it eventually reaches the lake. It will provide direct access to Cuyahoga National Park and beyond (to Cincinnati!) with endless biking and hiking for Tremont / Ohio city/ and downtown residences.
  39. 7 points
    Gravity II Update - The May Franklinton Commission packet has some of the newest Gravity II updates and details. - Looks like we're getting a slightly altered site plan - The office building has been expanded and is now 6 floors (up from 5?) - Main tower is now 11 floors of residential with 258 units and 1 floor of retail/office - New designs for all of the structures New site plan New tower design - 258 Units New Office Building design - 200,000 SF New Co-Living Building Design - 94 Units New design for townhomes flanking garage - 18 Units
  40. 7 points
  41. 7 points
    A "parking crisis"? No area in Cleveland has a parking crisis under any normal circumstance.
  42. 7 points
    Literally the last thing Cleveland needs is more parking. We're not a public transit centric city (whatever that means) due to the plethora of parking downtown and in nearby neighborhoods.
  43. 7 points
    I know this is a big surprise... but Cleveland Scene is outraged
  44. 7 points
    Here are a couple of shots from Friday evening as we flew into Hopkins ... nice to see both this and the Beacon from high above!
  45. 6 points
    The crazy thing about Hayoun is he doesn't even need the banks. His investors are professional athletes like Omri Casspi and even Mark Cuban, I'm told. He wants go higher than seven stories at 4005 Detroit but the zoning limits him to 82 feet. If he can rezone the site for next level height district, he can go to 115 feet, or 11 stories. And one of his next projects is a little farther east on Detroit Avenue, but I'm going to hold off on that one until I can put it in my blog. There is too much going on right now to devote an article to each project, so I'm going to summarize them into a single article. Hope to get it done in the next day or two.
  46. 6 points
    Hard to see why a company would want to move to the suburbs today, if part of the reason for building a new headquarters and R&D center is to attract top talent. As the article mentions, Eaton made a move that was against the trend back into the urban core. SWH would be wise to find a solution in the city, if possible
  47. 6 points
    You're asking the wrong person that question. Why don't you ask my colleagues in the Cleveland media why they don't have this story? Do this: Scroll through headlines of my blog. How many of those projects have I covered that have yet to be covered by others? Yeah, I'm probably too early on some stories. But that's ok. I like learning and sharing thoughts and plans from creative minds and how the whole process determines the fate of projects. Don't you? So..... As recently as last winter, I had just one solid source telling me that the Sherwin-Williams HQ project is alive. I sat on the story until I got a confirmation. Now I have six well-placed sources with ever-increasing detail. All are people who are directly touched by or involved with the principal aspects of this project.
  48. 6 points
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  50. 6 points
    Always wanted to do this, an hour later and now I know how. Gonna spend some time today plugging in other projects and "guesstimassings". Lmk if there's any specific viewpoints I should post, it's truly quite impactful from certain angles.
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