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  1. 9 points
    My turn (the first of many articles coming on this long holiday weekend!)..... FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020 Warner & Swasey redevelopment is a Midtown catalyst When Pennrose LLC won a $1 million tax credit allocation this week from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for the redevelopment of the Warner & Swasey factory, it not only boosted the project's development prospects, it also boosted Midtown's. Warner & Swasey's tool-making manufacturing plant and offices at 5701 Carnegie Ave. were active from 1800 to 1990. The property has sat vacant and rotting away for 30 years under the ownership of the city of Cleveland, which has been seeking a buyer and developer to make a go of the property. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/warner-swasey-redevelopment-is.html
  2. 7 points
    So I was asking about Market Tower over in the Hilton 2.0 thread, and it just so happens that the Dispatch just put out an article with some info on it. https://www.thisweeknews.com/business/20200522/rockbridge-capital-moving-forward-on-new-hotels-despite-pandemic?rssfeed=true&utm_campaign=snd-autopilot How have your two Columbus projects ― the Scioto Peninsula and the North Market ― been affected? The projects we’re working on here are meaningful, long-term projects we’re committed to and are moving forward with. We’ve done projects in 38 states and not done one of significance in Columbus, so as we were doing similar projects in other locations and watching Columbus grow, we started to look here locally and had the opportunity to get involved in two great projects. We expect to break ground on the Scioto Peninsula hotel this year. That’s on a different timeline than the North Market project. That won’t break ground until next year. ... You’re looking at anywhere from 18 to 24 months to build the Scioto project, and 24 to 30 months on the North Market.
  3. 6 points
  4. 6 points
    I actually grabbed some pictures the other day and totally forgot to post.
  5. 5 points
    You are very wecome! They seem to be making very GOOD PROGRESS so far! And just a reminder that with this project underway I'm hearing that the other three proposed projects near by are working hard to finish their plans and financing so that by the time they are finished in a year or two that the economy will be humming along and also that there will be plenty of renters and hopefully retail ready to fill these new and rehab projects: Stoneleigh Cos. is preparing plans for a $60 million, 241-suite project at the west end of Hope Memorial Bridge. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's authorized mixed use development including public spaces with Carnegie Management and Development Corp. will include about 5 acres with air rights over GCRTA's Red Line at West 25 Street. Voss Industries four acre property, which includes a 240,000 square foot building and about 200 car parking lot by R&L Ohio City LLC-Casto residential conversion and redevelopment of the historic industrial buildings. AND THANKS TO KJP FOR INFORMATION from his always helpful NEOTRANS BLOG!
  6. 5 points
    ^ Yes, while the population remains stagnant that doesn't take into account the fact that the numbers are churning and the churn is replacing a poorer group with a wealthier group. Say what you will about economic displacement/gentrification but in one of the poorer cities in the US those changes benefit the city in a number of ways i.e. more tax dollars to the city, more $ spent locally, probably greater citizen participation in the neighborhood. And as a card carrying liberal I will say the new residents add to diversity because the old CLE had a greater percentage of minorities as well as poorer people. Diversity is good. Economic diversity is good. So is Ethnographic diversity. We need it all. New energy, new ideas, new life and yes, new money too.
  7. 5 points
    Finally, some actual news from a commission meeting! I was getting antsy for some content. I can only take so much of watching Clevelanders post hypothetical Sherwin Williams skyscrapers.
  8. 5 points
    I met with Russell Berusch for coffee this past winter but he was very tight-lipped about his plans there. But I've heard from others that the plan is to restore the mixed-use density that used to be there -- housing/offices over retail/restaurant.
  9. 4 points
    I actually think the CH nimbyism is a lot worse than the Flats folks opposing 2208 Superior Viaduct so as to hardly be comparable. Some of the folks in the flats are going to have a lake view blocked, even if it's not a good lake view. The CH nimbyism is very different. A Cleveland.com article came out months ago talking about lackluster design and making a contrasting comparison to the Flatiron Building in NYC. In the follow up, I saw a number of people on the CH Nextdoor forums seriously arguing that the top of the hill development should have the same architectural impact as the Flatiron Building. It's just beyond me that there are actually people in CH who think their little inner ring suburb that's barely paying its own bills should reject new development unless it would appear on the front cover of Architect Magazine. Anyway, thankfully this thing is actually going forward notwithstanding the opposition. /end rant
  10. 4 points
    Scioto Peninsula Buildings Headline Busy Downtown Commission Agenda The Downtown Commission is scheduled to hear a full slate of development proposals at its meeting on May 26, including the first phase of the Scioto Peninsula development. The meeting, which will be held virtually, will be the first to take place since the city cancelled all such public meetings in March, at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. An announcement earlier this month cleared the way for the city’s area commissions, panels, design review boards and historic commissions to begin meeting online. Board members as well as applicants are now participating in the meetings via the WebEx platform, and they are streamed live online. The plans submitted for the Scioto Peninsula are similar to those presented to the commission last fall, and include an eight-story office building, an eight-story hotel with a one-story retail building behind it, and two residential buildings – one 11 and the other six stories tall. The residential and hotel buildings will feature ground level restaurant and retail space. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/scioto-peninsula-buildings-headline-busy-downtown-commission-agenda-bw1
  11. 4 points
    Residential real estate in C.H. right now is insane. I can’t speak to high priced properties but I’m licensed (just on the side from reg job, so do very few transactions) and helping my cousin buy a house and good houses under $200k are going instantly with multiple offers often selling for more than ask. I know Lakewood was like that a few years ago but I don’t think C.H. was. But is now and I’m actually pretty surprised it’s as active as it is especially with COVID. I’ve never seen C.H. as much of a seller’s market as it is right now.
  12. 3 points
    CVNP Facebook post: “When the idea of removing the Brecksville Dam was proposed in 1989, it seemed like a farfetched dream. Canal engineers first dammed the Cuyahoga at the Pinery Narrows in 1827. For nearly 200 years the river has not flowed freely below Akron. Today decades of planning by many partners was realized. An excavator reached its long mechanical arm into the tumbling waters and, over several hours, jackhammered a notch into the concrete dam. By tomorrow the water level will drop and our national heritage river will begin a new chapter.”
  13. 3 points
    Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated A plan to renovate a pair of historic buildings in Franklinton got another hearing yesterday. The former warehouse buildings at 373 and 375 W. Rich St. have been vacant for decades and have significant structural issues. The buildings, which survived the 1913 flood and are listed on both national and local historic registries, sit immediately to the east of the new River & Rich development. Representatives of Casto, the project’s developer, and the architectural firm Design Collective presented the project virtually to the Historic Resources Commission on May 21. Plans call for the third floor of 373 W. Rich St. to be removed and the second floor partially converted into an open-air patio. The buildings would be connected and would share a common outdoor space. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/renovation-of-historic-franklinton-buildings-debated-bw1
  14. 3 points
    This project in itself is very exciting, for obvious reasons, but I'm also glad there is finally attention being given to E55th and growing it into corridor that can be a strong spine to the surrounding neighborhoods. The east side here is very east west focused, and creates a basic tunnel thru Midtown that allows alot of people to completely ignore or forget about the neighborhoods to the north and south. A strong E55th has the possibility to tie those neighborhoods into the rest of the city's growth. I think we are already starting to see that happen further east with E105th into Glenville, and hopefully south into Fairfax and Kinsman with the OC.
  15. 3 points
    RTA could make this instantly more convenient by installing a direct transfer between the Red Line and Waterfront line at Tower City, without having to go outside the turnstiles. Would would a wall between the two lobbies cost? $10K?
  16. 3 points
    I doubt the city's population has increased by over 50,000 since the last census. Even with the growth in the typical neighborhoods we all know of, much of the east-side has been in free fall for decades. That decline has only gotten worse over the past 10 years. There are fields now where neighborhoods once stood in places like Kinsman/E. 55th. There are empty fields now lining St. Clair in Glenville and Collinwood. There's empty lot after empty lot along many residential streets on the East-Side where your typical Cleveland Double once stood. The density is gone and much of it will need to be replaced in more than just the inner West-Side and Little Italy. My hope is that the gains in the few neighborhoods where growth is apparent will offset the losses experienced in the east, and that the city might actually see a small amount of growth for this census. This has been going on for the last 70 years now; but I think the local economy has finally restructured itself out of the over reliance on manufacturing, just based on the numbers (at or below 12% of the total economy for the metro; compared to over 30% in the 80s). With the economy growing in health and education there will come more jobs and more people. That's what's happening now, but it will take time.
  17. 3 points
    I didn't take the time to seek out/look, and I should have because I did stop in at North Market to pick up my much missed cheese I used to grab at the end of my work week haha I've volunteered to be part of phase 1 for my office building to return, so I will be down there much more in a few weeks to watch for activity.
  18. 3 points
    I actually drove past yesterday for the first time in 3 months. I've been working from home the past few months, but my office is across the street from this and from what I can tell they had a giant auger/drill in place as well as a street level "boom crane". Kind of reminded me of the huge towering tools you see at the Crew Stadium site. There was definitely activity still taking place. Sorry if my references to the tools/machines are wrong, I'm not all that savvy with that.
  19. 3 points
    Well, at least we (the gays) still have that historic plaque on W. 28th! I mean, any other physical sign of our presence in that area is gone, but we got a sign!
  20. 3 points
    Renovation of this mixed-use building (might even be two buildings) on Lorain Ave and West 100th Street is underway.
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  22. 3 points
  23. 2 points
    Bout to ride my bike down that way I'll snap some pics thanks @Larry1962
  24. 2 points
    More pics from today. And they have about 75 % of the two level basement garage already dug out.
  25. 2 points
    But we are not dealing with Arshot are we?(thank Christ) If this was Arshot then I wouldn't think it would have a chance in hell. But with anyone else, we can remain a bit optimistic I think.
  26. 2 points
    Excellent point. I even believe it is simpler than that. I think the platform is continuous, but they have it gated off. Put up a barrier between the wall and edge of the platform to eliminate the risk of falling on the tracks. The wall(s) can be relocated to provide more space for passage between the two sides of the station.
  27. 2 points
    The point though is this is the redline. Instead of transferring to another train(waterfront) to go to the flats if one is coming from the east or west and really does want to go somewhere in the flats this is very convenient. This might be so convenient that people may choose not to drive and park in the flats which really is the goal.
  28. 2 points
    Still playing around below and dismantling the current building. I haven't seen anything that would indicate moving towards vertical soon.
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Central Ohio Population Change 2010-2019: Columbus City: 787,033 - 898,553; +14.2% Franklin County: 1,163,414 - 1,316,756; +13.2% Columbus MSA: 1,901,974 - 2,122,271; +11.58% Southwest Ohio Population Change 2010-2019: Cincinnati City: 296,945 - 303,940; +2.4% Hamilton County: 802,374 - 817,473; +1.9% Cincinnati MSA: 2,137,667 - 2,221,208; +3.91% Northeast Ohio Population Change 2010-2019: Cleveland City: 396,815 - 381,009; -4.0% Cuyahoga County: 1,280,122 - 1,235,072; -3.5% Cleveland MSA: 2,077,240 - 2,048,449; -1.39% Core County as % of MSA: Franklin County: 62% Hamilton County: 37% Cuyahoga County: 60% Core County Population Change Impact on MSA: Franklin County: +153,342; 70% of MSA pop increase (+220,297) Hamilton County: +15,099; 18% of MSA pop increase (+83,541) Cuyahoga County: -45,050; 156% of pop decrease (-28,791) Population Density of Core County 2010-2019: Franklin County: 2,187 - 2,475; +13.2% Hamilton County: 1,976 - 2,013; +2.8% Cuyahoga County: 2,801 - 2,703; -3.5%
  31. 2 points
    That hasn't actually been the case where it's been tried in Cleveland.
  32. 2 points
    While I have no basis to speak on the technical or regulatory aspects of this ruling, I’ve been following this project for a long time and wholeheartedly believe in its potential benefit for the region and our environment. That being said, it seems that LEEDCo’s disappointment in this outcome is only exceeded by the disappointment of the various groups that are organized AGAINST it. While it would have preferable for the board to produce a full-throated endorsement, a result that gave neither side completely what it wanted doesn’t, to me, seem like it is necessarily a death sentence. Even more, it seems to leave LEEDCo with room to appeal and/or further refine the engineering to the parameters the board outlined. Something tells me that LEEDCo’s protests in response to this could be part strategic.
  33. 2 points
    The opposition to this project and ridiculous number of hoops they've had to jump through are utter bullcrap.
  34. 2 points
    Oy, that list is so irrelevant without metro populations.
  35. 2 points
    Here is the progress on WXZ's development and the College Club renovation/conversion. New building has substantial street presence and stretches far back on the lot. The Howard Hanna sign also says that there are only 3 units left.
  36. 2 points
    This is what I got in a Franklin-Clinton Block Club email... DEVELOPER PRESENTATION: CoHatch 2814 Detroit Avenue (Bounce Night Club site); Matt Davis, Founder & CEO; John and Chris Watkins, Principals; David Bowen, Principal, Bowen+ Architecture; Tim Lai and Eliza Ho, Principals, Tim Lai ArchitecT; Austin Whathen, Equity Construction Solutions. You can find information on CoHatch here: https://www.cohatch.com/
  37. 2 points
    Looks like they’re turning Bounce into a coworking space. I’ll miss drag queens being on that corner Oh nostalgia. I have to admit the rooftop restaurant and patio concept is nice though...
  38. 2 points
  39. 1 point
    This is great stuff. Loving these Youngstown tours.
  40. 1 point
    I have a feeling that this will be the model for all the county fairs in Ohio this summer: Smaller-scale Franklin County Fair planned but not for general public A 2020 Franklin County Fair is expected, but it will not look like fairs of the past century, with Ferris wheels and cotton candy. In fact, it won’t be open to the general public, according to Stephanie Rauschenbach, a spokeswoman for the fair. Only 4-H and other youth exhibitors and their immediate family members will be permitted, she said. The number of family members permitted on the fairgrounds hasn’t yet been determined. A modified Junior Fair exhibition will be staged, but the fair won’t have a midway or grandstand activities, amusement rides or commercial vendors as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Rauschenbach said. For now, the scheduled eight-day run of the 103rd Franklin County Fair will remain unchanged and will be held July 18 to 25 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard. MORE: https://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20200521/updated-smaller-scale-franklin-county-fair-planned-but-not-for-general-public
  41. 1 point
    It is probably the case for Lakewood that the new households are smaller than the old households. A wealthy, college-educated family comes in with their 1.5 kids and fixes up a house that used to house a family of 6. My neighborhood in Cincinnati (Northside) has seen its population drop over the past few years as the number of housing units has slowly increased. But the poverty rate dropped significantly over that same time period and the percentage of the population with a degree skyrocketed.
  42. 1 point
    We'd be seeing the city-wide growth even sooner, or it could be happening already, if there wasn't such an enormous level of disparity between opportunities for people in different parts of the metro area. As a city we are paying the price of decades of segregation and racism. A lot of the growth in the near-west, UC, downtown, etc. is people who benefited and are now moving back into the city (children of suburban families, downsizers, or people moving back to the city in their 30s from other metros). This sort of trend is going to help broaden the tax base in the city, improve the schools, improve infrastructure, and encourage investment city-wide, and I think we are starting to see more of the broader growth spread into those areas and for benefits of investment to be felt city-wide, but it takes time to fix decades of purposeful neglect.
  43. 1 point
    Agreed. But it's not just those neighborhoods anymore. You have apartment projects and townhome projects in Hough, Glenville, Fairfax, UC, Little Italy, and even Larchmere. Some of those projects are big and will help defray losses in those neighborhoods.
  44. 1 point
    True city-wide growth is projected to begin sometime between 2024 - 2030. It can be deceiving because we're seeing certain parts of the city grow faster than anywhere in the state of Ohio. The downside is there are still large sections of neighborhoods losing population, though at a slower rate. The growth should finally start to outweigh the loss in ~ 2026.
  45. 1 point
    How can you call that a full list if the cities between 46,536 and 5,000 are not included? Aren't they the true heart of America?
  46. 1 point
    This link is great! Sometimes my old @$$ really does love technology lol. That pit is really huge and pretty deep too. Love to see the progress. It gives hope for the future and reminds me that we will get through this current mess and will be able to enjoy things again like our soccer team and new stadium!
  47. 1 point
    https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/05/21/victor-searcy-of-the-sauce-the-city-spearheading-a-return-for-ohio-city-galley-space Super excited for this. I loved that space
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    I rarely stumble across old Cincinnati building photos i haven't seen before, but at my work we are helping to develop a timeline wall for the little museum at the Sisters of Mount Notre Dame de Namur in Reading and this is one of the images they have of their former home downtown. Here is the caption that goes with the image. 321 East Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1945. This “Cradle of the Institute in the United States” was sold to the Red Cross in 1945. The museum is closed due to Covid-19 now as it is also in a building that houses the retirement home and nursing wing but if you like weird little bits of history it is pretty cool. They have building fragments, personal items and lots of small artifacts on the history of the order from it's beginning in Europe till today along with tons of photos and paperwork. This building was in the hands of the Red Cross for a bit but was torn down along with most everything in this pic for the oldest main building of P&Gs current HQ.
  50. 1 point
    Loving the density being created in Hingetown.
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