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  1. 4 points
    They literally adjoin my backyard. I’m in full support.
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    They could reduce it to one lane in each direction with no center turn lane -- essentially what it was originally -- and people would simply stop driving on it. The traffic would disappear.
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  5. 2 points
    I'm impressed with how this has progressed design and heigh-wise. I am really in love with this one, dare I say, possibly more than the Hilton in downtown CLE which I absolutely was blown away with. A recap of just how far this thing has come.
  6. 2 points
    Latest Plans for Hilton Expansion Heard by Commission The team behind the proposed 28-story Hilton hotel next to the Greater Columbus Convention Center presented the latest plans for the project to the Downtown Commission this morning. The $220 million building was first announced in March of last year and has since grown in size, although the overall design has not changed drastically since January, when the commission got its first look at the building. Daniel Thomas, Urban Design Manager for the City of Columbus, said that commissioners remain enthusiastic in their support for the project, and that most of the feedback received so far about the design has been positive. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/latest-plans-for-hilton-expansion-heard-by-commission-bw1
  7. 2 points
    Not that I want to spend five hours on this topic because we talk about it Ad Nauseum at work, but I promise you if us cities merged it would save the tax payer millions in overlapping costs. South Euclid already merged it's EMS with like five other cities and that saved us a ton. If we merged our court with Lyndhurst it would easily save a million dollars due to not needing to have our own judge and entire support staff. It would save on facility costs too. It would make road repairs easier because of the ability to utilize a larger pot of money to target at need streets. Beachwood already repaves roads like every five years even if they don't need it because by law they need to spend that money. Think if that money could be used in Cleveland? These are just some random examples. But one of the biggest costs it would save is having to pay 65 mayors, 65 police chiefs, 65 fire chiefs, and 65 of every director you can think of. I'm not even mentioning council people.
  8. 1 point
    Build an art school out of a scrapped ship made out of scrapped shipping containers.
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  10. 1 point
    It's amazing how much that piece of land has changed! I'm excited for June when it's done. There's already some decent sized acts who've announced concerts in June or July (Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, & Gucci Mane) Once the park surrounding it is done, it'll be an amazing asset for Downtown. Honestly if the city can focus on linking everything from the river to Downtown to the YSU campus, it could easily become a bustling college town. Frankly it's a wonder we havent become a typical college town yet... everything is in place for it to happen, it just needs set in motion.
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    Newport SkyWheel to become reality After years of delays, the Newport SkyWheel project has been approved to move forward, WCPO reports. Newport city commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a lease for a 235-foot-tall SkyWheel at Newport on the Levee. Plans for the estimated $15 million riverfront attraction had previously been held up by approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which claimed the structure would create a risk to the levee embankment. Those concerns are believed to be allayed in the latest iteration of the project. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/24/newport-skywheel-to-become-reality.html
  12. 1 point
    More on that... Have a Reds ticket? Now you can ride the streetcar for free Cincinnati Reds ticketholders will be able to ride the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar for free on game days under a new promotion funded by Woods Hardware, a family-owned company with six stores, including downtown. Ticketholders must show their ticket to fare enforcement officers on the streetcar if asked. Both electronic and printed tickets are valid. The new promotion goes into effect with Wednesday’s 6:40 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves and only tickets for the current day are eligible. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/24/have-a-reds-ticket-now-you-can-ride-the-streetcar.html
  13. 1 point
    I suspect the same. NACTO guide says streets up to 25,000 daily volume can be candidates for 4-to-3 lane road diet conversions. Source: https://nacto.org/publication/urban-street-design-guide/streets/neighborhood-main-street/
  14. 1 point
    Why do local DOT's measure smaller roads by the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) to determine the size of a road? I can understand using it to determine the useful life of a surface, or highway capacities, but beyond that, I don't see a lot of useful information being gathered. A breakdown by the hour of how many cars utilize a road each day would be way more useful. As @thomasbw pointed out, Ludlow and Hamilton have similar daily traffic counts, but Liberty is treated differently. They are even removing the parking restrictions from Hamilton to make it safer, leaving it at 2 travel lanes and one turn lane all the time. At every meeting for Liberty Street's road diet, the engineers talked about how traffic on Liberty isn't like a normal arterial streets. The traffic moves consistently throughout the week day 7am-7pm. No one side is used more than the other at each time of the day, which means you can't eliminate parking on only one side of the street in the morning and the other in the evening. But that doesn't answer the question of how many cars actually use Liberty at its busiest hours. If traffic is pretty consistent during the 7-7 period, I would imagine the demand for lanes is actually less than the arterial streets like Ludlow and Hamilton at its peak. So basically, I'm looking for information on: 1) How many cars utilize each direction of Liberty during the highest utilized hours? 2) How many cars can each design move at its most efficient? I have a suspicion that Liberty at 1 lane in each direction with a center turn lane could handle most - if not all - traffic conditions. For some reason that information is never presented. Does anyone have info on this?
  15. 1 point
    The developer is lucky that this project isn't within the boundaries of the Franklin-Clinton block club.
  16. 1 point
    Under the 5 lane option, it looks like the water main would be under the sidewalk. I don’t see why that’s so bad, or so much worse than it being under the street, especially since DOTE can control the width of the sidewalk and make it extra wide so no new buildings are built right up next to the water main. But I’m not a civil engineer. It’s too bad. If the city admin was pro pedestrian and pro bike, I’d question them a lot less when they say they can’t do something or something is too expensive.
  17. 1 point
    Sightly encouraging news. I have to say, I'm happy that Pastor is actually open to feedback.
  18. 1 point
    That's quite an understatement. "Exodus" might be a better word.
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  20. 1 point
    I’m personally not a fan of the modern white look and think they age poorly, but I hope these get built.
  21. 1 point
    Obviously, but there's so much overlap that tons of positions would be cut. It would be a cost savings bordering 100 million. We haven't even begun to talk about how much money in savings would be had from communities no longer needing to compete in tax incentives against eachother anymore. Or the ability of a much larger single entity to attract companies with a streamlined plan. This county would save hundreds of millions of dollars.
  22. 1 point
    So weird to see this when I'm still reminded of Wean United.
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  24. 1 point
    Such a welcome contrast to the trite blech put up by Knez. Hope these folks can make this happen.
  25. 1 point
    That would be nice—I’d get myself a new house. No, just people I met in school there.
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  28. 1 point
    New and Updated renderings are out. West Side Entrance: Stadium originally looked like Bayern Munich's Allianz Stadium to me but is now starting to give me Tottenham Hotspur Stadium vibe.
  29. 1 point
    Keystate Homes. Really cool folks out of Levin College.
  30. 1 point
    Some new images of the Market Square project at Landmarks, mostly elevation stuff. Almost 800k sq ft...that's huge! And what looks to be a pool on the roof of the residential.  http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2019/04252019/index.php 
  31. 1 point
    Take a walk through Gravity, Franklinton's landmark project Franklinton's Gravity looks plenty busy on the outside. But just wait until you take a step inside. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/04/23/slideshow-take-a-walk-through-gravity-franklintons.html
  32. 1 point
    Those West 48th street townhouses are really interesting. Not your run of the mill for Cleveland.
  33. 1 point
    When I was at OU there was a band called The Well Hungovers.
  34. 1 point
    Here's one I shot last week and posted in my blog: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/04/hingetown-clevelands-hottest.html
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  36. 1 point
    The Lumen is finally starting to pop up as seen from the 26th floor of 1111 Superior (old Eaton building).
  37. 0 points
    This is another consolidation study from the University of Illinois. https://www.pdop.org/assets/1/7/IAPD_Local_Government_Consolidation_Report.pdf In summary, while consolidation sounds good in theory, in practice consolidation does not appear to have resulted in cost savings.
  38. -1 points
    I'm not a fan of the site plan at all. It is essentially a cul-de-sac. I'm intrigued by the architecture, but the renderings are a bit ridiculous. What's with the oddly elongated shadow people and the 1920's era skeletal race car? it is not easy to understand how these will actually look once they are constructed because the renderings are a bit fantastical and do not show the neighboring structures. KJP included the better images, but the rest of the images that are on the city planning agenda page are not realistic. http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2019/04252019/index.php
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