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  1. 14 points
    In that same lunch meeting last week in which I mentioned the Cross Country Mortgage HQ move, there was a mentioning of a high profile, historic building in CLE as an upcoming project to soon be announced. I probed the guy by saying is it by chance on Euclid and 9th Street? He said I can't confirm nor deny that, but it will be announced soon. I believe this outfit will be a partner with Millennia on this, which I would say is a very promising thing given their track record. Couple his comment with the fact that the $25m credit expires at the end of the year, I would expect an announcement any day or week now.
  2. 9 points
    So I went to visit a friend in Findlay OH over the weekend for the purpose of going to the haunted Mansfield Reformatory Prison on Saturday night. So he's from down near Columbus originally and has only been to Cleveland once to the RNR HOF. He explained that Findlay being south of Toledo on the I75 corridor, is not really connected to Cleveland directly and is not really on the radar of places to go for that part of Ohio. It's roundabout to go up 75 and turnpike...and takes a few hours. It's easier to go to Toledo (of course), fly for work out of Detroit, go to Columbus or Dayton...etc. So, I suggested that we go to Cleveland for the day, then drive down to Mansfield at night for the haunted prison. He was right...getting to the turnpike was a lot of country highways, took 2 hours. Valet parked at E 4th St. Walked around Downtown and an Amish Choir was singing on Public Square. Grabbed a slice at a pizza shop on Euclid. Went to the top of Terminal Tower. Took the rapid (he didn't even know CLE had trains) to WSM and GLB...all packed with people, and there was an outdoor thing going on in the little plaza by GLB. Took the rapid from Ohio City to Little Italy. Rapid seemed to be running nicely every 15 min as scheduled. Little Italy was packed with people, had coffee and some bakery. Walked over to University Circle. Tons of people out and wedding party photos being taken. Took the Healthline back to Playhouse Square, went in Heinen's and had a drink. Stopped into the candy store and popcorn shop at the 5th St arcade. Went to Greenhouse Tavern for Dinner, and had a drink at Society afterward. Picked up the car at the Valet...and it was off to Mansfield. My point? Everywhere was lively and filled with people. Rapid and Healthline were both full...we had to stand (not complaining). Saw TWO people randomly pick up trash from the street downtown and the rapid and throw it away. The City looked great, and the people were friendly and Cosmopolitan. It felt like a real city..and was so damn easy to have a great day site seeing. Granted, it was beautiful weather Saturday...but every time I go back to Cleveland it just gets better and better and there are more people out and about. My friend was really impressed. The End.
  3. 7 points
    A few more notable notes or musings: Near Case Western, there was a Jewish guy speaking to a group of people in an outdoor forum about how and why the Jewish community power structure began to move to Beachwood in the 1970's In the same area in University Circle we heard 5 different languages being spoken in a matter of minutes. At the plaza near GLB there were a lot of political activists working to sign up people to vote in Cuyahoga county and make change. We saw multilple street perfomers singing and playing instruments...I always give those folks money. We passed what I think was a Nation of Islam group having a discussion on the street downtown...and videotaping it. I witnessed 4 people help an older lady get on the Healthline with her granny cart of groceries, my friend and I helped her get the cart off the bus at Playhouse square because the gap to the platform was too wide. People were riding Bird Scooters in all the neighborhoods On the rapid out the window, we saw a skateboard park full of kids at one point. Homeless asking for money...of course you'll have that. Worse than any other city? Probably less. In front of tower city? Seriously not bad. So yeah...all that looks really cool IMO to my friend
  4. 5 points
    Transformative! My favorite new Cleveland building of the century thus far - and I like the Hilton, Beacon and EY tower -along with the courthouse tower which has become one of the marquis buildings due to its location. These buildings are all symbols of Cleveland’s progress but the Lumen is the most surprising and it’s context in playhouse square puts it front and center in extending downtown and pushing our skyline east.
  5. 5 points
    Just got out of a show. Had to snap a pic of this beaut!
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  7. 4 points
    A new structure application was filed a few days ago for a "5 story type 3A construction building sitting atop a 2 story type 1A construction building". I'm assuming this means 5 stories of residential atop two stories of parking. Based on how Easton has been developed, I would assume (and hope) that at least the portion along Worth would include ground floor retail. This application is related this parcel which was discussed a few posts ago: A 7-story structure would make sense considering the below picture from the CU article posted above.
  8. 4 points
    It is too bad that has no commercial component on the first floor/mix of uses. That is a good corner for that.
  9. 4 points
    This actually takes me back to my grad school days. One of my profs, who saw herself as studying "urban morphology", did a lot of research on this. She was leaning towards the conclusion that it wasn't # of doors that equated to street activity (which isn't necessarily the same as "good urbanism", but probably pretty close to what most of us imagine), but rather the layout of the internal spaces behind the doors. To put it simply, active urban streetfronts required smaller individual units along the urban street fronts. So an urban Target with a 200' frontage and 10 doors wouldn't have the same impact on pedestrianism as 200' of frontage with 10 individual retail shops with each having one door. I don't know what she ever published on it, maybe I will do a search sometime and post a link to anything I find.
  10. 3 points
    Just a few pics of the neighborhood I took yesterday... Hough retains some gems though the neighborhood still needs to work to draw in new residents. The neighborhood has some extremes- both in wealth and poverty, but also has pride and history few neighborhoods in the city (or in Ohio) can match. For those who don't know... at one point the neighborhood had 50,000 residents; the physical build of some of the historic housing and apartment stock point to that history. A little bit of Cleveland's own Bobby Womack for this mix of photos should do To start off, here's an example of the neighborhood's historic architecture. This rowhouse is located close to where Lamont Ave. dead ends, close to Ansel Rd.- one of my personal favorite in the city And an example of one of too many houses in the neighborhood that needs some TLC. This one is right next door to the rowhouses with vacant lots on both sides- hopefully someone will take this on as a rehab project: New apartments going up at the corner of Mt. Sinai and Ansel Rd: This is at the corner of Newton and E. 97th: Singles and duplexes on Cory Ave. of E. 79th This one is close to Mt. Sinai and E. 105th... One of only a few remaining storefront retail stores on Hough Ave., around the E. 90s... One of several apartment buildings- around Hough Ave. on E. 91st... And directly across the street from it... I truly hope the market for apartment rentals comes back for this section of the city. There's no way another one of these should be lost to demolition. The neighborhood has lost several already. A few lots down the properties go back to single family houses- those that remain are gems: These are across the street from the Maltz Performing Arts Center- I could only imagine how many more were lost to demo over the years along this stretch... The once busy intersection of Crawford and Hough Ave... A highrise on Addison and Wade Park... The African American Museum of Cleveland- on Crawford. Currently seeking funding for renovation and rehab... A mixed-use storefront on Wade Park close to Giddings- this one has been in bad shape for a long time. One of the houses which sits in what use to be Little Hollywood- formerly once one of the densest parts of the city. There are several of these between Hough Ave. and Lexington:: Another newer build- this one on Lextington: I made my way over to League Park- talk about history... The tickethouse- now a museum: Pictures don't do it justice- this is a truly underutilized gem. The Fatima Center- directly across the street from the tickethouse: I couldn't imagine a time where someone could live in the city- directly across the street from a major league ballpark. Well, it existed. This is one of the houses where someone lived and could've walked out of his or her door to watch a game: Quite literally, though this view would have been blocked by stands back then: The building on the other side the Baseball Heritage Museum on E. 66th and Lexington: There's too many things that I missed while I was out taking pics. More to come soon...
  11. 3 points
    In front of the PNC tower looking east to Playhouse Square.
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  13. 3 points
    For Columbus, here was the estimated total year-over-year growth 2010-2018 (keep in mind, these are updated with each new year's estimate) Census 2010-July 1, 2011: +13,489 7/1/11-7/1/12: +12,189 7/1/12-7/1/13: +15,113 7/1/13-7/1/14: +13,916 7/1/14-7/1/15: +13,272 7/1/15-7/1/16: +11,906 7/1/16-7/1/17: +14,845 7/1/17-7/1/18: +10,770 Typically, each year's new estimates have raised previous years by a few thousand, so it's reasonable to expect that the 2018 number will also be too low. The average growth per year has been +13,188. Assuming that 2018's population will be adjusted upward, that will probably take us to around 895,000 for the 2018 revised estimate. And assuming a fairly consistent increase that follows the same patterns of previous years, we can expect a 2019 estimate of around 908,000 with a further adjustment of around 911,000. Ultimately, I would expect a 2020 figure to show higher growth than the estimates, as was the case during the 2000s with the 2010 Census. My guess is that Columbus will hit between 925K-930K in 2020. Realistically, the city has likely already surpassed Cleveland's historic peak to become the largest city in Ohio history.
  14. 3 points
    My Sunday run took me on the bike path along the Battelle project. Parking garage construction is underway.
  15. 3 points
    So EVERYONE that lives in EAST CLEVELAND is a savage? You personally know each resident? I don't know what you mean, I only know and can respond to what you've written. Based on what you've written, it is disingenuous to categorize all EC residents in one way/manner/description! Your comment is garbage.
  16. 3 points
    What do you mean? This rendering clearly indicates that this apartment building will be the only building on it's block. I believe it is on the edge of a horse pasture. I think I see grazing cattle in the background.
  17. 2 points
    That went up Saturday. It looks awesome. https://mobile.twitter.com/columbuscrewsc/status/1181354687905325058
  18. 2 points
    They are all on vacation in Miami
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  21. 2 points
    ^Passenger terminal expansion is in the long-term (10+ year) plans for LCK. I went to a meeting about 2 years ago where they outlined their idea for it.
  22. 2 points
    they were close for awhile --- and now it appears that 111 w57th aka steinway tower has topped out -- 82 floors/1421'
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  25. 2 points
    I asked that it be unlocked in light of the discussions in the Tower City thread regarding whether the riverfront development massings were possibly a SHW HQ+R&D concept. It seemed possible, considering that Vocon and Korman, Jackson & Krantz are working on both the CityBlock and SHW projects. They would be aware of needing a "placeholder" massing in the background of a rendering involving a neighboring project, in this case CityBlock. At least one insightful forumer, @w28th, has heard that SHW has considered the riverfront for its HQ+R&D. But after checking with a source, the massing in the background isn't anything relating to SHW. It is a concept for future development by Bedrock. As before, most sources/indicators point to the Jacobs/Weston lots. Hopefully we'll hear something official before the end of the year.
  26. 2 points
    Early morning walk. What this building is/will do to playhouse square is awesome. And it’s 7am on Saturday KJP, so no traffic lol!!
  27. 1 point
    is the School of Performing Arts a Cincinnati Public School?
  28. 1 point
    I am talking about all African foreign-born, not just from Somalia, and only for the city. Minneapolis is still higher at the metro level. At the metro level, Columbus was 3rd in the Midwest for African foreign-born, but only about 300 behind Chicago and growing significantly faster than either other metro.
  29. 1 point
    https://fortwaynesnbc.com/news/top-stories/2019/09/18/70-million-investment-announced-for-fort-wayne-riverfront/ $70M investment announced for Fort Wayne riverfront
  30. 1 point
    http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/41049743/potential-fueling-downtown-makeover-in-fort-wayne Potential fueling downtown makeover in Fort Wayne
  31. 1 point
    The speaker obviously had mental health issues and AOC dealt with the situation calmly and respectfully. That’s downright presidential behavior.
  32. 1 point
    Lesson here seems to be: you can not criticize thin-skinned China. Nets owner Joe Tsai weighs in on Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet backing Hong Kong protesters By Yaron Steinbuch October 7, 2019 Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai says the damage from Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet showing support for pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong “will take a long time to repair.” Tsai, co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, said in an open letter posted on his Facebook page that he felt the need to address the matter as someone who had spent his professional life in China. “When I bought controlling interest in the Brooklyn Nets in September, I didn’t expect my first public communication with our fans would be to comment on something as politically charged and grossly misunderstood as the way hundreds of millions of Chinese NBA fans feel about what just happened,” Tsai wrote. On Friday, Morey tweeted a shout-out to protesters in Hong Kong. “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” Morey wrote in the now-deleted tweet. The Chinese Basketball Association fired back its “strong opposition” to Morey’s “improper remarks regarding Hong Kong.” https://nypost.com/2019/10/07/nets-owner-joe-tsai-rips-rockets-gm-daryl-morey-for-supporting-hong-kong-demonstrators/
  33. 1 point
    FreshWater is going On the Ground in Euclid With ambitious waterfront improvements, the opening of the Amazon fulfillment center, and five opportunity zones in flux, all eyes seem to be on Euclid as it charts its next steps in reclaiming its status as a thriving inner-ring suburb. FreshWater Cleveland will highlight the people, places, and projects shaping and transforming Euclid—as well as potential solutions to the myriad challenges facing the city—as part of a 10-week community reporting series kicking off this Thursday, Oct. 3. https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/inthenews/fwotgeuclid2019.aspx? ************************************************************************************* Portrait of a city: Euclid is busy writing its next chapter On Sept. 28, longtime Euclid residents Audrey and Victor Goodman gathered approximately 70 Euclidians at Shore Cultural Centre to give voice to everything from litter concerns to road resurfacing to police presence. Residents shared suggestions and proposed solutions with Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, Euclid police chief Scott Meyer, and Euclid City Schools interim superintendent Christopher Papouras. Like many Euclidians, the Goodmans believe that residents will be a powerful force in moving Euclid forward, and they’re willing to do the work to get there. Why are residents so invested? Because they know that there are two views of Euclid—the one from the inside and the one from the outside—and that the Euclid depicted in statistics doesn’t always reflect the experience of its people. https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/features/portraitotgeuclid092619.aspx?
  34. 1 point
    Indian Village Historic District May 2019 Indian Village is a tiny historic district in Youngstown's South Side between Glenwood Avenue an Mill Creek Park. The small neighborhood has managed to remain stable and well maintained despite being located adjacent to some of the city's worst areas. Unfortunately I didn't photograph the whole neighborhood, just the houses on Kiawatha Drive along the bike trail in Mill Creek Park. In my opinion it's one of the city's greatest hidden gems. And here's a bonus pic of a house on Canfield Avenue in the Idora neighborhood:
  35. 1 point
    gpodawund: I was referring to the post immediately above where I made the comment. it was on 9/26. I was referring to this point: Total Foreign-Born Population and % of Total Population Change 2010-2018 Columbus: +38,676 Akron: +5,125 Cleveland: +4,099 Cincinnati: +4,061 Dayton: +2,209 Toledo: -2,521 Youngstown: -2,719 The number for CLE is positive. Usually we see negative numbers when looking at CLE population changes. That's the point i was noting.
  36. 1 point
    lastly -- one willoughby square topped out in downtown brooklyn: The 34-story, 495-foot-tall reinforced concrete skyscraper is the tallest new office building in Brooklyn and will contain 500,000 square feet of newly built Class A office space. more + pics: https://newyorkyimby.com/2019/10/one-willoughby-square-tops-out-at-34-stories-in-downtown-brooklyn.html
  37. 1 point
    also, although still in the planning -- developer harry macklowe is on the way to his legacy tower fifth super tower: Harry Macklowe just got $192M closer to building his Midtown skyscraper Money comes from Fortress Investment Group TRD New York October 03, 2019 04:51 PM By Eddie Small Research by Mary Diduch Harry Macklowe just landed a massive refinancing package for his massive Midtown skyscraper plans. The octogenarian’s company Macklowe Properties landed a roughly $192 million refinancing from Fortress Investment Group for three parcels at 17 East 47th Street, 5 East 51st Street and 12 East 52nd Street, according to property records. The 51st Street and 52nd Street parcels are part of the assemblage Macklowe has been putting together for an office building dubbed “Tower Fifth” that would stand about 1,500 feet tall, span 1 million square feet and likely cost more than $1 billion. more: https://therealdeal.com/2019/10/03/harry-macklowe-just-got-192m-closer-to-building-his-midtown-skyscraper/
  38. 1 point
    Gotta vote you down again. You never contribute anything positive to any conversation you insert yourself into. Ever. I can’t be the only one annoyed with this
  39. 1 point
    Thanks Frmr CLEder! A city with a GREAT LEGACY like CLEVELAND is like a older fixer upper with GREAT BONES!! IF you do a proper renovation and upgrade the systems then you will have a valuable asset to pass on to the next generation!! Now back to your regular programming... The 925 Building with approximately 1.3 million sq. ft. will really add new life and active uses to EAST 9 & EUCLID with many new apartments, offices, restaurants, retail, and with one of the LARGEST BANK LOBBIES in the country! Can't wait....
  40. 1 point
    Wow, they're really squeezing density into just about every lot in Tremont.
  41. 1 point
    Great pic! Thats the nice thing about CLEVELAND, because back in the day we was the 5th LARGEST CITY and later in 1950 we had a population around 900,000 people. And because of that LEGACY we have such great institutions like ART MUSEUM, WRHS, CLEVELAND ORCHESTRAL, METROPARKS, ect. Not to mention the great architecture like 925/UNION TRUST BUILDING, TERMINAL TOWER, PLAYHOUSE SQUARE THEATRES, and many others! And because we have SAVED MANY OF THESE GREAT BUILDINGS, we our now rebuilding CLEVELAND one project at a time! And combined with all of the great NEW CONSTRUCTION, it is one of the reasons most of the new/renovated apartment complexes have been completed in the Downtown Neighborhoods over the past couple of decades!
  42. 1 point
    Lincoln Park Flats on the CLC agenda for the 10th http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2019/10102019/index.php
  43. 1 point
    I was referring to those roadblocks placed on the CLE-Shaker border. This is an example of needless reduction in street network connectivity. These kind of barriers (motivated for more nefarious reasons) do not improve the neighborhood. This shows how there are varying degrees to road network interference which may or may not benefit the neighborhood. The Tremont towpath extension benefits the neighborhood in my opinion. There are no dead ends (in the previous cul-de-sac proposal, and in the current revised one). The only reductions in connectivity to the neighborhood for vehicles are: 1. Cars on 1 block of W6th cant turn right onto Univeristy. This is the alternative route. 2. Cars on W7th and W10th will need to go via Farfield to get to Abbey vs. going via University: Almost every house but those on the west side of W10th has vehicle storage in the back accessible via an alley way.
  44. 1 point
    That cul-de-sac at the end of W.6th was nixed since they couldn't acquire the privately owned property. It's just a regular right-hand turn now. The cleveland.com article posted above had the newer plan.
  45. 1 point
    There may be a more recent timeline, but as of this spring: "Construction on the fourth and final stage of the Towpath Trail in Cleveland is expected to begin in June and wrap up by the end of 2020." Link: https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2019/04/final-stage-of-towpath-trail-construction-to-start-in-june.html
  46. 1 point
    I had no idea it was this involved. Cool project. I’d think it adds value if you live on that stretch.
  47. 1 point
    University will be for the most part closed between W5th and W11th, however all (but 1 house's garage at the corner of W10th) have vehicle access behind them via an alley. Only W6th has a cul-de-sac, but it connects an extension of the alley between 5th & 6th, so there aren't any dead ends. Only 14 houses (10 being the townhouses between 7th & 6th) will no longer have a road in front of their property. The cul-de-sac location is currently an empty grass field, and the Univeristy/10th/7th intersection is a needlessly large piece of asphalt. This is just my preference, but I would prefer a beautified multi-use pathway with improved views of downtown than a one way road fronted by a guardrail with overgrown foliage.
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    New project for Glenville- E. 120th/Ashbury Townhomes. Nice to see momentum coming from University Circle north along E. 105th.
  50. 1 point
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