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  1. 7 points
    I can never get too many views and perspectives of the Lumen And check out that beautiful reflection of the Keith Building in its shiny new windows This project is transformational for our city in so many ways.
  2. 5 points
    Plus, we have a Burke Lakefront Airport thread......
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    The closing of Burke is a topic that comes up at least on an annual basis on the forum if not more often. The debate goes on for 2-3 pages and then disappears until the next go around. Everybody has strong views on the subject. Its use as parkland always seems to be a popular view. I am hardly an expert but over the years people have indicated the following: The FAA will not allow it or the approval process would be long and drawn out (again I don't know if this is true). As noted above it is built on a landfill which limits what type of development can go in (which I guess favors the park people). Building anything large could be very expensive given the land underneath and does that make sense when there is so much vacant land downtown that would cost less to build on. Finally, you always hear that the land underneath is very toxic (again I have no idea what that means but make sense if the landfill includes dredging from the river) which would either be a regulatory nightmare to build on and at a minimum would increase development costs significantly
  8. 3 points
    Lol, as someone who is a Cleveland booster, I don’t see the point in acting as if the two cities are in competition. I was in Columbus in February and it’s booming. What’s good for any of Ohio’s big cities is good for all of Ohio. Competition is silly. Attempting to stir the pot on UO is even sillier.
  9. 2 points
    The 26-Detroit is a very unreliable bus route. I waited a few minutes for it after taking the Red Line home from the All-star game, but decided to instead take the 66R bus to West 117th and catch the 78 to the Gold Coast. Worked much better. As much as I would like to see the Waterfront Line extended as a downtown loop around the East Side of the CBD, there's also a part of me that would like to see the Waterfront Lin extended North East along the Shoreway and the tracks (which are used more by Amtrak than by freight trains) as part of a focused effort to incentivize high-rise housing between downtown and Bratenahl.
  10. 2 points
    The world class signage should be up soon. "Welcome to Terdolph Park"
  11. 2 points
    The designated relief airports for Hopkins are Burke, Cuyahoga County, Medina, Lost Nation, and Lorain County. The most capable in terms of runway capacity and trained emergency services of all of those is BKL.
  12. 2 points
    Not only CLE, but, actually, ALL airports need relief. "growing majority would like to take it back. " You mean restoring the Municipal Dump? That's what was there before. If you want to make BKL better utilized, advocate for closure of a weaker asset---the county airport. But don't try to hurt or reduce the city by eliminating something that gives it an economic advantage over competitors.
  13. 2 points
    ^I don't get people's obsession with closing Burke. BKL is reliever to Hopkins and is important to the Cleveland economy. True, the Fed doesn't run checks through there every night. Check clearing is now done electronically. But a new big user is the Cleveland Clinic. They have 2 or 3 jets--painted in their colors--based at BKL and use it fly people into CLE when seconds count. Also, the county airport is a tiny little airport---so comments about "3 airports in the county...." are pointless unless you're talking about closing the County Airport. BKL can handle 737s, A321, B757s, etc. The county airport couldn't handle any of those. And while Hopkins could---see sentence #2 above---BKL is a reliever for Hopkins.
  14. 2 points
    I like the balloons. Certainly good for the air traffic at BKL. Re the Waterfront Line, yes, service may increase if this all this happens, but still where will people go? Other than Hopkins Airport, Little Italy, W. 25 St, the Terminal Tower (which can be walked to from here) and Shaker Sq, the rail system and the development around them as destinations is limited. If they can afford the rents/mortgage at the Lakefront, they're not jumping on a bus. We need more investments in rail.
  15. 2 points
    You’re right! We need 3 airports in the county for a shrinking population operating at 1/3 capacity of 20 years ago, choking the lakefront, costing Clevelanders $2 million per year because meme. Maybe if Amazon comes here we can do something.
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    Overall point taken, but acting like you can tell if a city is booming or not by an overnight visit in Feb is quite humorous.
  18. 2 points
    You do realize that the bulk of Burke is landfill and not suitable for high rises? The new UO visionaries always think that closing Burke means immediate expansion of downtown to the lake. Look at the example of Scranton Peninsula. A nice big swath of land next to downtown that could can finally be developed to its fullest. With all that land available, the first developer wants to put an infill apartment complex in surrounded by a sea of parking. That is not what anyone had in mind. With likely building height restrictions due to unstable soil and need for additional shoring up plus the water tables being high, i can’t envision any thing taller than 10 stories and that is likely pushing it. More likely what would happen is a retail complex with big box stores and hotels and yes apartment complexes probably 2-3 stories high.
  19. 2 points
    ^Definitely a bean counting exercise. Who is to say that by shuttering Burke there wouldn’t need to be additional expenditures, infrastructure and otherwise, at other surrounding airports. The unknown cost of companies and government offices that might leave downtown because of lack of access to Burke has to be weighed. Opportunity cost of future companies that may not come to Cleveland because of lack of easy access to downtown as well. The biggest thing MTS was hinting at is the millions that will have to be spent in the future modifying the infrastructure at Burke to undo the airport. The land isn’t going to be an instant corporate park or mixed use facility. How much will it cost to get it ready for its next mission? The better and much easier to answer would be ‘What can Burke do better to limit costs and increase revenues?’ If one is focused on bean counting.
  20. 2 points
    I've always thought of myself as a person who thinks outside the box, so I've titled this post, "at what cost?" I've never heard those figures used before. What is your definition of "underused"? Considering United Sabotaged Hopkins, "underused" is not accurate. It's under performing! The FAA, city, county and elected Federal officials would all have to be on the same page to close Burke. How much does that cost - politically and financially? Even if the city saved 7 million, how much would it cost users of the airport? I know the Federal Government and the banking community are major users of the airport. What is the cost for businesses that ship product, to switch to Hopkins? What is the cost to the Aviation businesses that call Burke home? How does a move affect the total number employees, city and private, that work at the airport? If a move was agreed upon, Internal and external changes will need to be made at Hopkins. Where do you move these carriers? You can't use D, as United owns the lease, until 2030. They are paying to keep the space closed. The airport would have to have master plan that shows cancelling the agreement and reopening the concourse would bring in more operating revenue and profit, per month, than what United pays, per month. That sum is 1 million USD a month. If operations move to Hopkins, what is the cost? Hopkins has not always run under capacity. It was a very busy hub, now with LCC moving in, the airport traffic has improved. If operations did move from Burke to Hopkins, it would become a delay prone airport. I will ask again, if Burke is closed, can anything be developed on the property? Considering how it was created, is it safe to convert, at a bare minimum, park space? I would guess the various environmental agencies would need to be involved. Meaning mo money, mo money, mo money to a consultant. if it can be converted, what is built and programmed for this space? Who pays for the maintenance of structures, staff and programming? What is the cost? Having just scratched the surface of cost, to close Burke and relocate operations, $7 million a year would not be saved. In the end we know consumers departing Hopkins and Cleveland tax payers will be responsible, for costs, but at what cost?
  21. 1 point
    The size fits perfect with the height of all the buildings the in photo.
  22. 1 point
    Where exactly were the Horton Harper houses in the Glenville thread before I posted them in the UC thread? Apologies if I missed it, but as far as I could tell the other town homes had been mentioned before, but I hadn't seen these mentioned anywhere until I pulled them out of the design review materials for people on here to see. Huh? Somehow my erroneously posting a new project in the forum for a neighborhood 2-3 blocks south of an imaginary diving line between neighborhoods is me being too lazy? And it's not like these are international borders or something between these neighborhoods, or was posted in a forum on the opposite side of town.
  23. 1 point
    I feel like adding an attraction like Navy Pier in Chicago on a closed BKL would be a nice way to reuse the land. Adds activity over there and becomes a destination.
  24. 1 point
    You are really trying to make "Terdolph Park" a thing! LMAO
  25. 1 point
    1.Relief airports from CLE include CAK <50 miles, and DTW, CMH and Pit <125 miles. 2. There is no economic advantage. 3. Yes, I do mean 'restoring the Municipal Dump' for better use. Perhaps you're aware that landfills are becoming some of largest and most popular parks in cities around the world, a trend in the US dating back to the late 1800s when Grant, Lincoln and Burnham Parks in Chicago were all created. If BKL soil tests unsafe then perhasp an airport is the best use, but rhetorical health concerns won't fly much longer.
  26. 1 point
    ^"It was NEVER a reliever airport." Burke was not created to be a reliever---but was developed to be an airport in its own right. But, in terms of an integrated national air system, BKL is an FAA-designated reliever for Hopkins.
  27. 1 point
    Well, when you start from the bottom, your percentage is going to be higher than if you're on top. Cardi B went from 0 to 100% in GDP change thanks to an invasion of her privacy. Beyonce took a dip since her lemonade stand went dry working on crowning a lion. Her GDP likely dropped. Still, Beyonce is Beyonce and Cardi is on her way. Thus, Columbus and Cleveland.
  28. 1 point
    Lets stop kidding ourselves that Hopkins needs relief. CLE isn't LAX, SFO, ORD, ATL, MIA. I agree it's nice to have, but it's NOT NEEDED. If BKL was shut down tomorrow the Cleveland Clinic would quickly redirect its flights to Hopkins or Richmond Heights (helicopter transfers for urgent cases), flights schools could be easily relocated, and private users would quickly adjust. And a bona fide financial argument for keeping BKL doesn't exist. So we can make hypothetical arguments to support the FAA, the city, the county and all of the other BKL defenders, but Cleveland's lakefront is being held captive by a shrinking minority and, from what I can tell, a growing majority would like to take it back.
  29. 1 point
    ummmmm....just because it is under capacity, that does not not mean an incident could not occur there....airports or runways are closed ALL THE TIME due to MANY external factors, hence the need for relievers.
  30. 1 point
    Exactly why many points in my post was ignored. I touched on how the closing of Burke would affect tenants of airport, and employees.
  31. 1 point
    ^ You were gonna go weren't you?
  32. 1 point
    Not that it has to do with development, but I think people have a hard time associating development in neighborhoods that aren’t viewed as positively as UC. A really interesting drive, south on E 105 from Superior to Quincy and you’ll see some of the most affluent and most depressed areas big city USA has to offer, all within a little more than a mile.
  33. 1 point
    Just commenting on some of the posts on this thread, not tied to an actual development. Sorry.
  34. 1 point
    Especially when I'd already posted these in the Glenville-Circle North thread.
  35. 1 point
    Small pet peeve, but this should be in the Glenville Development thread. Give each neighborhood it’s due. Too much gets l crammed into the University Circle thread...when it’s often technically Hough, Glenville, Fairfax, East Cleveland, etc.
  36. 1 point
    Have to take a ferry, but also Kelleys Island has sites on the water.
  37. 1 point
    Lake County Metroparks has some lake campsites. I think they're booked for the year though.
  38. 1 point
    If you think cities are not in competition with each other, what was all that Amazon HQ2 business about? In any event, I wasn't trying to "stir the pot", but merely reporting--like so many others here do--on something overheard. And looking at the data, it doesn't sound unreasonable.
  39. 1 point
    I can see where they're coming from. These days to a lot of people "Motorist" sounds like someone driving on an open car while wearing leather gloves, glass goggles, a long scarf and a pudding bowl helmet.
  40. 1 point
    Really is criminal what was done to those building facades.
  41. 1 point
    The wife and I hit waterfall #8 today out of the 9 in CVNP. Only one left to go! This one was Greenwood Falls, and was by far the most demanding hike once you're off the towpath, but it was worth it - probably my 2nd favorite in the park after Twin Sister Falls. (My apologies if there's any profanity in the video haha) Video (1).MOV
  42. 1 point
    I wholeheartedly agree that parking is the worst utilization of space period. But, anyone who would be able to afford these is used to traveling by car. Potential residents expect parking otherwise they'll pass. The waterfront line comes maybe every 30 min? And then, where to? We have to face the fact that Cleveland is not New York City. RTA is drastically underfunded and thus traveling thereby is extremely limited. My wife and I live and work downtown, but unfortunately we still need one car between the two of us for certain errands/trips. For example, to take the dogs to the vet, to go grocery shopping where it isn't outrageously priced, and to get to our parents' houses in the suburbs.
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    Am I counting correctly, are they up to the 20th floor?
  46. 1 point
    The crowds walking around downtown Saturday was awesome. There were so many people around Public Square hanging out by the fountains and taking photos of this very shot. This was around 11:00 PM
  47. 1 point
    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
  48. 0 points
    It's too bad about the Playhouse. I thought that when Explorys moved in there, the building itself might experience a little rekindling. I'm in there pretty regularly and it just gets used for training pretty much now - no effort is being put into the building, so I don't think they have a long term plan or use for it. Only one bathroom is being kept in usable condition.
  49. -1 points
    It’s all in that report I posted above. A lot can be done. FAA does close underused airports, etc.
  50. -1 points
    Looking for it. You got any? Sorry for commenting on posts in this forum.
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