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  1. 30 points
    I've heard from a very reputable High placed corporate relocation expert that Atlanta is in the running. Also Columbus has put in a bid(see failed Amazon proposal)
  2. 17 points
    Being at the office on Saturday ain’t always bad!
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  5. 10 points
    From this morning ... from the 26th floor of 1111 Superior.
  6. 9 points
    Maybe somebody should attach some sort of abortion restriction to the bill. That will get it moving.
  7. 8 points
    My own meager contribution.... TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019 Fortune 500 company HQ is coming to downtown Cleveland In case you missed the major-league news, and if you rely on Cleveland local news media you probably did, but another Fortune 500 company will establish its corporate headquarters in downtown Cleveland. Today, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced it will be acquiring AK Steel Holding Corp. for $1.1 billion in an all-stock deal. In terms of revenues, the minnow just swallowed the whale. Cliffs generated about $2.12 billion in net revenue in 2018 whereas AK generated $6.08 billion. At total net revenues of $8.2 billion in 2018, the combined company would have ranked as the 350th-largest company in the United States. Among Northeast Ohio firms, that would put the combined company between No. 256 Parker-Hannifin and No. 383 J.M. Smucker. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/12/fortune-500-company-hq-is-coming-to.html
  8. 8 points
    Placing this under Brewery District because it falls under the Brewery District Commission but please move if there is a better thread. Looks like a North Carolina developer is teaming up with NBBJ and CSX to propose a 4-phase development in a rather unique piece of land on the edge of the Brewery District. The CU article goes into how the project is aiming to be built out in 10-15 years across 4 phases with office, residential, commercial, and parking. Phase 1 would include a 7 story and a 12 story structure containing 350+ apartments. Future phases and a massing provided to the BDC show the possibility of the site supporting up to a 30 story building (probably targeting skyline, river, and park views). The article is linked below. https://www.columbusunderground.com/large-development-proposed-for-whittier-peninsula-bw1 While I am shocked by the scale of the proposal, there have been multiple engineering and permits working their way through the system for weeks now regarding the site. The NC developer has a heavy portfolio in the Triangle and seems to be growing their urban portfolio in recent years with a highrise proposal in Downtown Raleigh. Anyway, the continuation of outside developers taking leaps into the market is a good sign.
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    Architect Tom Vecchione on Reality TV Stardom, 30 Years at Gensler and Moving to Vocon “Since starting at Vocon in September, Vecchione has helped spearhead the master-planning effort for a 350,000-square-foot former train station in Downtown Cleveland called Tower City Center from his perch in the New York office. The $110 million renovation will include new corporate office space, coworking areas, cafes and a new public plaza, in addition to Tower City’s existing shopping complex and light rail station. Bedrock Detroit, Dan Gilbert’s real estate company, purchased the property in 2016 and is funding much of the renovation. Vecchione, who has family in Cleveland, sees the development as an opportunity to help reshape the city’s sleepy downtown. “Cleveland has an amazing evolution right now of young people moving downtown,” he explained. “It’s got tons of apartments, and it’s turning into a bit of a lifestyle center. But we gotta keep the jobs there and we gotta keep the businesses there to turn it from an eight-hour city into a 15-hour city.” https://commercialobserver.com/2019/11/tom-vecchione-architect-gensler-vocon/
  11. 8 points
    In before this is thrown out, but as a transplant, I never got why people FROM Cleveland constantly go out of their way to sh*t on the place (pardon my language, but not really). Cleveland isn't NYC, Chicago, or LA, but who cares - we're Cleveland and we have a world class orchestra, museums, architecture and the list can go on. The reason why people go off on Cleveland so much is arguably more to do with our own opinions of the place over what others think. Similar to how therapists urge folks to think inwardly in a positive versus negative way, our people need to do the same. It's hard to defend a place when people are cynics to the n-th degree. I used to host folks through Airbnb and made sure to be an ambassador to my adopted city, and because of that I'd say 95% of people came away with a positive impression, and who cares about that other 5% coastie population anyways, we don't need them. This comment will certainly get wiped out and should be in the "For the Love of CLE" thread or somewhere else, but sure, we lost population and the 70s-00's were rough times for the Rust Belt in general, but if we can hold down S-W, keep growing current businesses, and attract new folks, there's no reason we can't continue to have a resurgence a la Pittsburgh, MPLS, and the like. With that, I shall take a breath.
  12. 7 points
    color or black and white are pretty much the same this time of year
  13. 7 points
    Design of Downtown Building Doesn’t Match Plans Approved by Commission https://www.columbusunderground.com/design-of-building-downtown-doesnt-match-plans-approved-by-commission-bw1 Which one of you knuckleheads called in the 311 complaint?
  14. 6 points
    glass behind glass doesn't happen too often in this town. I think this is a positive development and would like to see more.
  15. 6 points
    I saw this quote a few pages back, I think it may be from one of @KJP articles, but this thread was locked before I could respond. While I do see the reasoning behind it, and im not saying its wrong, i think it is important to note that "Groundwater removal" has been used in construction of very large buildings that do require caissons. I believe both The Aqua Tower in Chicago (82FLs and 859' tall) and The Millenium in San Francisco (58FLs and 645' tall) had "Groundwater removal" prefourmed on the projects. This should give hope to all those who are dreaming of a iconic tower on the Jacobs lot!
  16. 6 points
    In the vein of the "ten year challenge" thing that's going around the interwebs, I dug up a few pics from back in November 2009.
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    From my walk today in Barn Ct.
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    More drilling rigs in the north Weston lots today. Was riding by on the 55 and couldn't get my camera out fast enough.
  19. 6 points
    Can they just announce that they’re staying here already and put this stuff to bed?!
  20. 6 points
    The McGown posted new renderings on their FB page ( https://www.facebook.com/themcgown/ ) - looks like they lost a floor. Still looks good though!
  21. 6 points
    Just want to point out the redirect KJP took there. Teaching us all a quote trick instead of responding to the Canon question. Touché sir.
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  24. 5 points
    In light of the Brewery District announcement yesterday, I made a comment asking if this is it and the development boom is finally here to stay. So, I thought it was interesting that Columbus Business First ran this article today: Crane Watch update: Development boom 'the new normal' in Columbus As many of Central Ohio's real estate faces gathered at an industry panel in Dublin last month, there was little talk of the city's construction boom slowing down. In fact, some think the city should be ready for this pace of building for the long haul. Sitting on a panel of developers and brokers, Skip Weiler of Robert Weiler Co. said his company's apartment projects are still in high demand. In fact, its recently completed River & Rich project in Franklinton leased up faster than any other apartment project in the developer's history, prompting talk of a second phase with a 12-story tower. "People worry we're overbuilt because things are going up everywhere, but this development is the new normal in Columbus," Weiler said. "The demand will continue. It used to be that you rented because you had to, now you rent because you want to. Everywhere downtown is hot." Downtown is the watchword for Rich Schuen, too. The founding principal of Colliers International's Columbus office says half of the tenants asking his firm about space want to be in downtown or an urban environment. "Everything downtown is in high, high demand," Schuen told the group, noting the large number of out-of-state investors buying in. "The only thing that is going to hamper that sales activity is the available product." More here: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/12/03/crane-watch-update-development-boom-the-new-normal.html?iana=hpmvp_colum_news_headline
  25. 5 points
    the 20,000 threshold and goal for 2020 is close to being met. Per the Q3 report (link below), we are now at 18,800+ residents. With over 1,200 units under construction, Cleveland should meet its goal in 2020. I wonder what the next goal will be? https://www.downtowncleveland.com/DCA/media/DCA_Media/2019-Q3-REPORT.pdf
  26. 5 points
    So where in atlanta will this be built. Or are doing a HQ 2 and build another in Austin?
  27. 5 points
    To the self-loathing Clevelanders here trying to still offer conjecture that they're going to move.... SHW is staying soo..... ?
  28. 5 points
    With all the conjecture surrounding what will potentially fill the warehouse district void in the SW HQ campus, I think of what was lost there, and attempt to soothe my melancholy with rationale. A great many structures hadn't been maintained and were derelict or were primitive fire hazards. Others had outlived their purpose or simply weren't as utilitarian as a surface parking lot. There were however two structures of which I especially rue their demise. The Blackstone Block and the Weideman Co. warehouse. If I were able to choose out of all the many historic buildings in the warehouse district to resurrect from the past, it would be these.
  29. 5 points
    Took a stroll down my old neighborhood to see the progress of the new homes they are building on Lee and 105th Street. Also checked in on the Ashbury Apartments a few days ago.
  30. 4 points
    This is a periodic reminder that in the vast majority of the country -- everywhere except for a few of the most expensive neighborhoods in a few of the most expensive cities -- displacement due to disinvestment is a much bigger problem than displacement due to investment (a.k.a. "gentrification").
  31. 4 points
    The Dispatch article yesterday says CSX has been trying to sell the land but has had difficulty due to the challenges at the site:
  32. 4 points
    Looks like they’re getting ready to repair the damaged decking
  33. 4 points
    Permits for new construction were filed today for the Slavic Village Gateway development. As a reminder, this will have 78 apartments and 10 townhomes for this first phase along with ground floor commercial space, part to be taken by University Settlement.
  34. 4 points
    Now that I know where you work, I believe you. The but the question remains, there are many historic, solidly built, and potentially beautiful apartment buildings in Hough and the rest of the inner city that could be saved. How do we protect them so that they can be saved? The alternative is losing a sense of place by creating cheap, modern housing that looks like any other place and doesn't last. So in 30-40 years we'll again have run-down buildings that aren't worth maintaining and there will be landlords who won't maintain them. The cheap crap that we built in the last 40-50 years ago, going back to the likes of MLK Plaza (who owns that, BTW?), falls apart after 25 years and gets condemned. Perhaps Hough will just be locked into a century of substandard housing because we failed to maintain the housing stock that was designed and built to last?
  35. 4 points
    ^ Councilman Kerry McCormack urged police to design a building that’s a far cry from the appearance of the Justice Center. “How do we create a headquarters that screams to the public, ‘You’re welcome here, come on in,’?” McCormack said. “Really, a building that opens up to the community, versus the 70s Brutalism that has done the exact opposite.” Great point, Councilman.
  36. 4 points
    Relocating the city jail could end up being a "LULU" nightmare to end all "LULU" nightmares! I think the ideal spot may be in the industrial valley, NW of the Rockefeller and Broadway intersection- it seems to be mostly trucking companies, and a lot of dirt lots/vacant areas. I'm sure even trucking companies will complain about a jail being built near their operations, but better that than doing it in a residential area. And I especially hope they don't build the jail along the "Opportunity Corridor"- the message that sends to those communities will be unmistakable!
  37. 4 points
    I might have missed it but what’s everyone’s issue with the Luxe Bell building outside of the name?
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  41. 4 points
    I think there's some truth there, but no place is perfect and at least if you are aware of your deficiencies, you can seek to address them. Other threads address the airport and GCRTA, but NEO needs local officials with a vision and the drive to address the issues. I also agree, SW is staying put, regardless of the above-referenced issues; they may even be part of the solution to those challenges.
  42. 4 points
    I’m very happy this is being renovated, but it does bother me that the funding is overwhelmingly coming from money stolen from the people of Ukraine. https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2019/04/ukrainian-oligarch-with-ties-to-downtown-cleveland-real-estate-under-fbi-investigation.html?outputType=amp
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    HaHa I love all this speculation. MTS is probably searching for Miranda Priestly gifs as we speak...
  45. 4 points
    Kinda weird seeing snow on the ground while the trees still have their autumn leaves...
  46. 4 points
    Took a quick photo of the Avian building this weekend; unobstructed views of the Cuyahoga, the Carter Road bridges and downtown? Sign me up
  47. 4 points
    https://www.columbusnavigator.com/founders-park-harrison-west/ Short and sweet.
  48. 4 points
    regardless, anyone else find this tedious at this point? These competing stories must probably be nothing short of psychological torture for current employees who want and need to make decisions about their future. Enough is enough. Despite CEO Morikis last statement regarding timeline for official announcement, I think they need to re-consider and move this up ASAP. Not fair to employees (and fans of UO )
  49. 4 points
    Looks great! Now we need to get some pedestrian traffic.
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