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  1. 5 points
    Potentially, that’s one solution definitely. I also think it could be possible to keep council-people elected by ward, but the “rules and norms” would have to be wholly changed. Cleveland’s issue is the fiefdom style in which the wards are run. Development, businesses, capital projects....nothing can be done without their sign-off or approval. I am a City of Cleveland resident, and this development affects me too...albeit not as directly as those in the neighborhood, but expanding the city’s population and tax base is in my interest. A project should not be able to be blocked single handedly by one person.
  2. 4 points
    This is a nonsensical statement. Cleveland is hopping. There is construction everywhere. Ohio City, Tremont, Downtown, University Circle--all of these places have significant structures rising and lots of investment. There is a great energy in the city. You seriously need to get out more.
  3. 3 points
    Honestly, I don't understand why these developers are so dense. Just give them what they want! Put some Roman columns out front, make all the windows arches and throw in a statute of a naked woman pouring water out of a vase. Done!
  4. 3 points
    I will never understand the anti-development sentiment in a declining region. It is self defeating.
  5. 2 points
    Don’t know that I had seen the Port’s rfp and conceptual renders for the customs building. http://www.portofcleveland.com/media/1323/port-of-cleveland-cruise-terminal-conceptual-exterior-renderings-public.pdf
  6. 2 points
    CVG ended March with 781k passengers enplaned and deplaned. This is a 6% increase YoY. Total 2019 passengers are up to 1.95MM which is a nearly 5% increase over 2018. Currently, CVG is on pace for approximately 9.4MM passengers in 2019. --Sorry for the late notice on pax counts. CVG was lazy with their report and so was I. We'll hopefully get April numbers in the next 7-10 days.
  7. 2 points
    One thing we heard from our realtor when we were looking to buy was that she had a lot of clients who would not consider St. Bernard or Norwood because they wanted to pay their taxes and have a right to vote in elections in the City of Cincinnati. We totally got that and agreed. There's a big back to the city movement right now and I think a lot of folks my age (early 30s) want to have a say in who is running the city and, therefore, don't even consider those enclaves. I like St. Bernard, and if it was in the City of Cincinnati it would've been on our radar. But it isn't, so it wasn't.
  8. 2 points
    Related, this is yet another reason why Cleveland’s ward based City Council is terrible.
  9. 2 points
    What's additionally sad was the renovation work being offered up as well, for these three properties, as part of this project.
  10. 2 points
    If the UAW is like many other unions, there is not much "brotherhood" between locals. The Parma jobs would be offered to locals with UAW connections before any Lordstown people were brought in.
  11. 2 points
    They don't want more investment in the area at this time but if the neighborhood goes untouched and neglected they will complain their ass off. I hate the residents in this neighborhood (not all).
  12. 2 points
    I would've attended if I wasn't in NYC this week.... And
  13. 2 points
    I'm wary of people fighting against new development when they own rental property in the neighborhood.
  14. 1 point
  15. 1 point
    It's already there, at 100 West 3rd St. It's proposed to be modified and slightly expanded.... I'd love to post a screenshot but this site doesn't allow me to post photos larger than 102K anymore for some reason.
  16. 1 point
    I was inspired by a recent photo by @JYP and decided to get a panorama from the West Side showing all 4 tower cranes that are currently up Downtown. It's not super-easy to see, but here it is: You can also view the full high-res image if you want to pixel peep.
  17. 1 point
    *without clicking the link* Lemme guess. A retail/lifestyle center?
  18. 1 point
    Reality is the dirt bike track would have become a city-sponsored trouble magnet very quickly. Pretty much any city or inner ring police officer will have the same view on this.
  19. 1 point
    And a certain degree of political spine.
  20. 1 point
    The new smartboards are going in at E9 and Prospect, is there a map of all the locations they're going to put them in?
  21. 1 point
    I totally get the hesitation about St. Bernard and not being able to vote in city elections. That was my only hesitation as well. I ended up going with St. Bernard because I got a great house for 1/2 of what it would cost me in Northside, Oakley, Mt. Lookout etc. Plus, as was sort of mentioned above, St. Bernard has great city services (although budget issues have ended some as well). My trash is picked up twice per week, recycling one time per week, the police will monitor your alarm system for free, free dumpster drop off and pick up, there's a great community rec center, etc. I did hear a rumor that St. Bernard's brand new police/fire station was built at Vine/Mitchell in the event that St. Bernard was annexed into the city. I seriously doubt that will happen though. Elmwood Place has been trying to get annexed by St. Bernard, but St. Bernard doesn't want them. Perhaps we'll see Elmwood get annexed by Cincinnati in the future.
  22. 1 point
    It's definitely on the upswing. I've lived in St.Bernard for 3 years now and have watched the housing prices appreciate considerably. It just really needs an up(per) scale restaurant or bar to really put it on the map, because most people have no idea where St. Bernard is. The Wiedemann brewery is great and I love going there, but it isn't "hip" enough to really be a huge draw. Taft Brewpourium is, but it's in SPV and too far from our business district.
  23. 1 point
    There was some hardcore hillbilly crap going on in Northside and Cumminsville in the 80s and 90s. When I was a bus boy at the now-closed Mt. Airy Frisch's in the 90s, the staff was entirely black or Apalachian except for myself and one Mexican cook. I was the only middle-class Catholic out of 50+ employees. Almost everyone lived in Bahama Terrace or at the bottom of the Colerain Hill. They either took the bus pooled up and down the hill in a rusted-out 1970s wannabe-Cadillac. There was always drama around who was driving who to and from the restaurant. At one point we ran out of maternity uniforms because every single waitress except one was pregnant. Somebody got the retarded girl pregnant who did janitorial stuff. The 19 year-old hillbilly girl who ran the place like a nazi camp commander had arm pit hair. I remember the manager who hired me had one of those cheesy wispy mustaches and I had the hardest time keeping a straight face during that fateful interview one afternoon in a booth next to the salad bar. Oh, and everybody smoked. EVERYBODY.
  24. 1 point
    This is completely anecdotal, but I spent a lot of time shopping and driving through Newport/Covington, going to movies at NOTL, etc. I swear on my life the amount of times that tough white dudes talked s*** to me out of nowhere, yelled at me, etc. was astounding. I was considering looking seriously at cheaper homes in Bellevue, etc. but there is a lot of hostility it seems in those neighborhoods for new people, maybe I am completley wrong. Just had gotten a hostile vibe in a lot of areas. One time I was with my fiance at the time at the Target in Newport, and a white guy shopping was screaming at these two little black boys who were playing around on cart. I thought he was their dad at first, yelling at them saying "Get out of the store if you are just going to be f****** around! What are you trying to do, steal things!? Hasn't your mother or grandma taught you any manners!?", it was a massive scene, the poor kids walked out of their almost crying and their mom finally came out. The two young boys were probably 7-10 years old. I wish I would have said something but it seemed like the dude more than likely had a gun and was drunk or something, but he looked to me like a middle class, 45-50 year old. It still makes me mad to this day. Maybe other people get that vibe in NKY where as in areas like Walnut Hills, most everyone are very fine folks and say hi to you, how is your day, etc. This all said, most of my interactions in NKY were very cordial and people are very nice and homely, but it was those few times things like that happened. Also had one time at NOTL by myself in the parking ramp leaving a movie where three dudes were yelling obscenities at me, trying to get me to fight for some reason, calling me homosexual slurs, it really scared me, luckily I was next to my car and took off right away. I had the sense not to let me temper get the best of me, because I had heard recently right after from my colleagues husband that he had been stabbed at NOTL when I told him the story, when he apparently parked too close to someone in the ramp and the guy freaked out on him and started pushing him, he pushed him back then the guy stabbed him twice in the stomach. By the way, I am a 6'1" 230 lb. Iowa boy, maybe I come off different and they can see I am different than they are, but that is some of the vibes I have gotten from NKY.
  25. 1 point
    It's true that there is no way in Hades Trump lets that contract go to anyone who is going to build them outside the USA. He's smarter than one might think (lacks focus though) but what he is more than anything else is shrewd. Vigorous new activity in Lordstown pretty much locks in Ohio for him or his designee.
  26. 1 point
    Im sorry, I strongly disagree with this premise. Northside is the perfect counterexample- it was known as a center for Appalachians or the white working class or whatever you wanna call them and it started revitalizing or gentrifying or whatever you wanna call it with actual hipsters or culturally middle class types or whatever you wanna call them. Fairfax is another good example- there’s some very modest homes there but upper middle class people are moving there because it’s attached to Mariemont school district. I think many factors are at play when a neighborhood starts “gentrifying”- quality and condition of housing stock, proximity to jobs, proximity to other wealthy neighborhoods, highway access, school district, municipal government, quality or potential of business district, parks, etc. If “gentrification” by “hipster” seems to happen mostly to minority neighborhoods (and studies actually show this isn’t the case) it could be that these neighborhoods have several inherently desirable characteristics but were artificially brought and kept in poverty by redlining and the bank lending policies it brought.
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    No way that happens...the platform would be 0.2 miles from the one at Little Italy.
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  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Stopped in to check out Starbucks and Handel's a couple of days ago. The Starbucks was surprisingly lacking in seating despite its spaciousness. It definitely gave the impression of being one of the locations where people should stop in to order latte on their way to the office, but not let the dust collect on their shoes or set up for more than a working meeting at the conference table and chairs in the back. For a store that I presume is supposed to serve as something of a neighborhood hub for East End, it communicates a much different message, and seems incongruent with its decidedly suburban exterior. For what it's worth, there does seem to be ample room to add more tables and seating along the wall opposite the counter. The Handel's for its part had a few teenage girls standing at the counter, much like you would expect for a neighborhood walk-up ice cream stand. The two stores are nice additions to an area that has been sorely lacking in retail. On the whole, however, the strip center seems like a missed opportunity for East End to extend the streetwall anchored by the former Goodyear HQ buildings and foster a genuine sense of walkability and vibrancy in the new district. What is really served by having the setback from E. Market with a row of parking in the front?
  32. 1 point
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/CxioKDvg3VcuSMR16 Hey, this an album of pictures of rail and rapid transit in Cincinnati, and some pictures of interesting/notable locations in the city. It includes inclines, the Rapid Transit Loop, streetcar tracks, interurban tracks, trolley poles, light poles, original pavement, and more. I know I would want to have access to this if someone else had photos, so I thought I would post it here. All pictures were taken by me. I can post these into more organized albums if anyone would want that. -Nolen
  33. 1 point
    This is really great. One of my classes, and another, has been working with Ricardo & Metro West this semester for a few projects. Really great neighborhood that is probably on the brink of being invaded by Bo Knez. It'll be nice to build out some quality affordable housing before the highway is no longer seen as "do not pass or you'll die" & Metro Health's redevelopment.
  34. 1 point
    I'm certainly no expert, but I believe the yellow screens are protection screens that are used primarily for worker safety. They prevent falls (of workers and materials), and provide wind/weather protection for the trades working below the newly formed floor above. They can be hydraulic, so once initially positioned, crane time can be used elsewhere until the top-out of the building. https://www.doka.com/en/system-groups/doka-safety-systems/protection-screens/xclimb-60/index
  35. 1 point
    Maybe they're really just both built by Ryan Homes.
  36. 1 point
    Cross posted in the Cleveland TOD thread. I think these kids have come up with better ideas than I've seen from many of the high-paid planners and architects out there.... I especially like this lakefront walkway/development idea...
  37. 1 point
    I think this speaks to the lack of older buildings left to reno. Time for new!
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