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  1. 53 points
    Thanks for your patience! WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 Two sources: Sherwin-Williams chooses its HQ+R&D site Regarding one of Cleveland's most anticipated real estate developments in many years, two high-level sources say that Sherwin-Williams (SHW) has chosen its site for a combined headquarters plus research and development facility. That site is the 6.77-acre swath of parking lots owned by the Jacobs Group and Weston Group, just west of downtown's Public Square. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/11/two-sources-sherwin-williams-chooses.html
  2. 51 points
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019 Sherwin-Williams HQ+R&D will be in downtown Cleveland Not only will Sherwin-Williams' new headquarters plus research and development facilities be located in downtown Cleveland, but the coatings giant also chose its construction manager, learned the amount of its public incentives package and set its deadline for announcing its HQ+R&D site. By the end of this month, SHW reportedly expects to announce the site for its new HQ+R&D, according to two sources. The $1 billion, 1.8-million-square-foot HQ+R&D will be built adjacent to each other on whatever site is chosen and they will consolidate up to 6,000 SHW employees from throughout Northeast Ohio, Minneapolis and potentially other locations. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/10/sherwin-williams-hqr-will-be-in.html
  3. 44 points
    THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020 Sherwin-Williams picks Cleveland sites for HQ, R&D facilities; announcement "imminent" According to multiple sources, Sherwin-Williams (SHW) has made its decision on where to build its billion-dollar new headquarters buildings and new research & development facilities. The same sources, who spoke off the record because they were not authorized to speak publicly yet, said the announcement of the locations will be made before the end of this month. SHW will consolidate up to 6,000 office and research jobs from around Greater Cleveland and even around the country to downtown Cleveland. SHW currently has 3,500 full-time employees downtown already. The consolidation of up to another 2,500 jobs here will be a huge boon to downtown and surrounding areas. The sites that the fast-growing global coatings firm has chosen for its HQ+R&D is both a surprise and not a surprise. The unsurprising part is that SHW's 1.45 million square feet HQ will be built on the parking lots owned by the Jacobs and Weston groups on the west side of Public Square. The site for the 350,000-square-foot R&D facility is a surprise, however -- on Scranton Peninsula across the Cuyahoga River from SHW's existing John G. Breen Technology Center and SHW's existing HQ in the Landmark Building. MORE https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/01/sherwin-williams-picks-cleveland-sites.html
  4. 40 points
    OK, here we go, people!! A SHW announcement is "imminent." It's the news that all of Cleveland has been waiting for since at least summer. It's that subject that NEOtrans has been reporting the inside story for more than 14 months! And it includes a bit of a surprise. Stay tuned......
  5. 40 points
    View from the rooftop of Building B, which will have the community room overlooking the city.
  6. 39 points
    One of my favorite views of the May Company building. Such an incredible transformation.
  7. 39 points
  8. 39 points
    The news isn't being circulated. I've spent many months trying to earn the trust of dozens of people who are working on this project. I believe that most of them believe that SHW's employees and Clevelanders who love this city deserve to know what's happening with one of its flagship companies. Many others in the media aren't making this level of effort to find people directly involved in the project who are willing to confide in them. I will not reveal anything about these sources. If you knew their identities (especially about a half-dozen top insiders), you would consider their information to be unassailable. Sadly, SHW is making efforts to find out who they are but they will not succeed. After SHW starts construction in 2021, I will tell you how I know what SHW is doing to learn their identities. And what's best is that, unlike a few months ago when there was a deliberate smokescreen coming from 101 W. Prospect, I have been able to penetrate that smokescreen. The actions from SHW are now amazingly clear to me about where they intend to build. No one else in Cleveland media has taken the time to develop the sources I have, although one of them is starting to. Everyone else in the media doesn't have a single insider source except Mike "Smokescreen" Conway. So if the likes of Brent Larkin or John Boyd are making you nervous, ask what level of detail are they providing about the project itself? They are writing or speaking to fill an empty space. So I'm confused that some of you are still confused. This is becoming clearer and clearer to me all the time. In fact, this project has always been about the Jacobs/Weston lots and whatever competition SHW could find for them. SHW and its project consultant Welty have reached out to others to see if any other sites were better. I learned two weeks ago that SHW/Welty in early 2019 contacted maybe a dozen downtown property owners and one suburban one -- DiGeronimo. Yes, SHW/Welty contacted DiGeronimo (and it was only about the R&D facility). Not the other way around. SHW/Welty didn't reach out to anyone else. They didn't reach out to anyone beyond Greater Cleveland. They always wanted to be downtown, and they always wanted to be on the Jacobs/Weston lots -- barring a surprise that someone else was going to offer them a wonderful deal. And when they started reaching out to property owners, that's when they secured the purchase agreement for the Jacobs/Weston lots. That was a placeholder so that, while SHW did its due diligence on other sites, they wouldn't miss out on their preferred site. As far as I know, they didn't pursue purchase agreements with any other property owners. Even what appears to be the next-favorite site, SHW has either reduced or outright stopped all initiatives for working out a deal with Bedrock. They haven't yet told them they're out of the running, but they are no longer taking the initiative there. Instead, Bedrock is trying to keep SHW interested in them. But I don't think it's going to persuade SHW at this point to abandon the Jacobs/Weston lots. With SHW filing the CODs for the Weston lots, that is a very big and very public "tell" from SHW. And may I remind that I was advised five days before the CODs were filed that SHW was going to file them for the Jacobs/Weston lots. So I asked a couple of people to keep an eye out for the CODs being filed so I could report on them first. I suspect certain people at SHW were surprised that I learned about the CODs so quickly. Thanks to those of you who helped! Since then, a few people in the media who recognize the significance of the CODs have been in touch me to either congratulate me and/or to request more information about what SHW is doing. So please believe me when I say we're coming down the home stretch here to the finish line. SHW is very close to making a public announcement. And it might even include massings/renderings. I won't have renderings in my next article, but you will see why it is likely that SHW may have some massings soon. I'm not asking you to throw caution to the wind or put money down on construction start dates. What I am asking you to do is to enjoy this moment. And when the next moment comes, I hope you and I can enjoy that moment too. Will we? Who cares! Don't get too far ahead of yourselves. Just enjoy this moment and I hope you'll join me in learning a little bit more about this project as it evolves. I guarantee one thing -- it's going to be educational. And I love learning.
  9. 36 points
    Here's a shot from Tuesday from the 26th floor of 1111 Superior ... amazing how different it appears without the crane. I keep doing double takes, lol.
  10. 36 points
  11. 35 points
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020 Dream Hotel tower at Masonic Temple in Midtown planned One thing's for certain -- the Coronavirus pandemic hasn't slowed the rapid spread of plans for high-rise towers in Cleveland. The latest is a proposed 19-story, $60 million Dream Hotel proposed to rise alongside the Masonic Temple, 3615 Euclid Ave. The project was announced today by investor Beaty Capital Group of Fort Smith, AR which bought the 99-year-old temple in 2017 and renovated it last year for $8 million with another $10 million in renovations planned. The same firm bought and renovated several other Masonic halls nationwide. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/dream-hotel-tower-at-masonic-temple-in.html
  12. 34 points
    I hope this will make you feel a little bit better. Buckle-up...we're coming in for a landing.... TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019 Sherwin-Williams HQ+R&D is down to two sites; decision due soon A source close to ongoing property negotiations said Sherwin-Williams could decide in "the next week or so" between two downtown Cleveland sites for its new global headquarters plus research and development facility. Officially, SHW has held steady to its official statement that it will announce its HQ+R&D site decision by the "end of this year or early 2020." However, the source said SHW's decision is now down to two sites and may be leaning toward one of them: MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/10/sherwin-williams-hqr-is-down-to-two.html
  13. 34 points
    Got another source confirming an August groundbreaking. No date yet, but could have it as early as next week. The source is VERY GOOD.
  14. 33 points
    MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020 Sherwin-Williams seeks Bedrock site for R&D It seems that Sherwin-Williams' (SHW) new research and development (R&D) facility may not wander far from home after all, according to three high-level sources who asked not to be identified. In light of SHW executives wanting the new R&D facility to be built as close as possible to their company's new headquarters (HQ), the global coatings giant is reportedly in negotiations with Bedrock Cleveland and its lawyers at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP to secure land for its R&D site. That site, which SHW had previously considered as the runner-up for its expanded and consolidated HQ facilities, is located between Tower City Center and the Cuyahoga River. It was previously considered for Bedrock's phase two casino but Bedrock has since been exiting the casino business. There, on 19.6 acres of land it owns, Bedrock plans to build the riverfront phase of its CityBlock development featuring a mix of offices, a hotel, apartment towers and possibly SHW's R&D facility. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-conceptual-massing-of-bedrocks.html
  15. 32 points
    My blog blew past 4,000 views of this story in the past hour. Now they want my balding, flu-infested mug on WKYC tonight.
  16. 32 points
    What's pretty cool is that some pretty connected people on social media are sharing it. It includes some real estate developers, former PD reporters, former communications directors for Mayor White and Governor Voinovich, Greater Cleveland Partnership staff, and others. About a month ago I had an article surpass 1,000 views in the first 24 hours. It was the fastest that one of my articles got to 1,000. I posted today's SHW article at 7:15 a.m. Just a few minutes ago, it surpassed 1,600 views. Not bad for 4.5 hours.
  17. 32 points
    Here ya go..... WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 Sherwin-Williams HQ, R&D sites identified A high-level source has identified that the Jacobs Group-owned lot on Cleveland's Public Square, as well as a portion of the neighboring Weston Group-owned parking lots in the Superblock, are the favored location for Sherwin-Williams (SHW) new headquarters tower. And it is the preferred location for the coatings giant's new research facility, as well. The source also confirmed an earlier report that the HQ plus research and development center would measure 1.8 million total. And he also confirmed that they were the subject of a request for qualifications (RFQ) sent several weeks ago to Cleveland-area construction management firms. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/09/sherwin-williams-hq-r-sites-identified.html
  18. 31 points
    Yes.... FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 Sherwin-Williams files permits with Cleveland prior to acquiring downtown land Twelve certificates of disclosure were filed Nov. 15 with the City of Cleveland's Building Department by an unidentified buyer seeking to acquire all 5.6 acres of Weston Group-owned properties in the "Superblock" west of downtown Cleveland's Public Square. Although the buyer wasn't identified, a source earlier this week notified NEOtrans in advance that Sherwin-Williams (SHW) would be filing the certificates as part of its efforts to secure the downtown properties. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/11/sherwin-williams-files-permits-with.html
  19. 30 points
    Alrighty... this was quite an interesting render! Because of the weird topology of the Flats compared to the rest of the city, things like the viaduct may seem a bit off height-wise, but I did my best with what I could - hopefully all of the heights are mostly accurate. I also put in a placeholder thing for Brickworks even though I'm pretty sure we don't know what it looks like just yet... Nonetheless, I think that the development as described will do much to extend the skyline west across the river, and give a more lively environment to the west bank. As you can see from my renderings, literally half of the bank between Route 2 and Detroit Ave is orange, and that is somewhat mind-boggling to see! I am especially fond of the plans for 1250 Riverbed building on top of the existing building. Hopefully we can get these 20-ish-story towers in there because they really add some much needed height in interesting ways. As always, white is existing, orange is planned/under construction, green is parks, gray is RTA, and red are parking lots. If I got anything completely wrong or there are any questions just let me know!
  20. 30 points
    New construction permits have been filed for a 23 story building! Don't get too excited. It's still gotta go through the planning commission and a few more steps, but progress is being made and we'll hopefully get some renderings soon enough. Only other notable info mentioned in the permit is that the architect is Vocon.
  21. 30 points
    Figured some black and whites went well with the weather today....
  22. 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)
  23. 30 points
    Been an UrbanOhio lurker for a long time and now decided to join the fun. Here’s a great view of how the Lumen is totally transforming Euclid Ave through Playhouse Square as seen this afternoon. This area will really be something, especially at night with all of the theatre lights, the chandelier, and soon, our glassy new tower
  24. 29 points
  25. 29 points
    Looks like most of the facade work is completed!
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  28. 28 points
  29. 28 points
    First time I’ve seen her in person. She’s BREATHTAKING...
  30. 28 points
    As a Hingetown resident, just a few updates I've noticed from being around town (being nosy): The Cleveland Vibrator Company has vacated their former property and has completed their move to Hinckley Pkwy. Snavely is currently using the land for construction parking for the teams working on Snavely Phase III. Speaking of Phase III, they are already working on the third story of the building... The workers are out there in rain, snow, 10 degree weather, etc. Give them credit. The Key Bank in the 25th Lofts building should be opening any day now. The interior work is practically complete. The exterior signage is up and wheelchair ramps have been installed. H&R Block/Sherwin have officially moved out of Market Square. Once Key Bank vacates, the building will be officially (completely) empty. I'd anticipate demolition would kick off right away. The Dexter is quietly making some big strides. They're constructing what I assume are elevator shafts (pictured below) and have had cranes onsite for a while now. I can't necessarily confirm but it does appear that there is some work going on inside of the new Pins Mechanical spot on 25th.
  31. 28 points
    The southern parking lot, close to the intersection of Gehring and West 25th, is part of Casto's redevelopment of the former Voss Industries property. The other parking lot just north of it is the lot for West Side Market employees but is part of the site plan for Harbor Bay, including the parking garage with the future office building to rise above it.... By the way, I love how this ugly scene that greets you when you walk out of the Red Line rail station (which could be replaced with a subway station below Carnegie's TOD) will give way to a much more welcoming face to the Market District...
  32. 28 points
    Monday, November 18, 2019 Sherwin-Williams' new HQ+R&D = 6,000 jobs for downtown Cleveland Sherwin-Williams' (SHW) top executives are urging department heads to consolidate as many activities and jobs as possible from around the world into its new headquarters and research facilities. The end result of that directive is that SHW's global headquarters plus research and development (HQ+R&D) center could add 2,500 jobs, bringing the total for the entire campus to 6,000 employees, according to sources who spoke off the record and provided internal company data. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/11/sherwin-williams-new-hqr-6000-jobs-for.html
  33. 28 points
    I recently worked in the May Company building. Here's a veiw from the east side porches on the 4th floor. Also, the atrium was pretty impressive.
  34. 28 points
  35. 27 points
    Since we all tend to get frustrated with the pace of development - here's a nice trip to see how far we've come in just a six years, moving West down Detroit... Quarter: Then: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4915987,-81.7072,3a,75y,252.54h,86.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUlNikMlwBJukEq7rgdpjLw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Now: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4916003,-81.7071612,3a,75y,241.03h,83.37t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sdtlcYuZRpicn9S2l5Zl3bg!2e0!5s20190601T000000!7i16384!8i8192 Snavely: Then: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4904851,-81.7093055,3a,75y,109.02h,80.9t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sSq2XKhza7bTnpjqX1MXbbQ!2e0!5s20110601T000000!7i13312!8i6656 Now: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Saucy / Church and State: Then: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.490051,-81.7106462,3a,75y,170.36h,89.1t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2dMgkl-Lrr_5DkOmAGYbxQ!2e0!5s20110601T000000!7i13312!8i6656 Now: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4898237,-81.711034,3a,75y,107.96h,84.57t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s0_J8fIUDJCIR_HT72ry6ow!2e0!5s20190601T000000!7i16384!8i8192 With 13 stories already up (and now pictured) of Church and State Hingetown: Then: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4892562,-81.7106046,3a,75y,163.12h,82.87t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1syxKlJbDw4yhaEXqKp-DSqA!2e0!5s20090901T000000!7i13312!8i6656 Now: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4892363,-81.7106376,3a,75y,150.09h,86.14t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sMx0c2jOJcuB_iIWcKyE1hA!2e0!5s20190601T000000!7i16384!8i8192 Mariners Watch: Then: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4892481,-81.7123975,3a,75y,104.2h,95.13t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sb4fcOxB7xmVBKMO-GbmAMA!2e0!5s20090801T000000!7i13312!8i6656 Now: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.489238,-81.7124189,3a,75y,104.2h,95.13t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1saSruI1aHlaBnvzCj8FCbqw!2e0!5s20190601T000000!7i16384!8i8192 Edge32 Then: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4890094,-81.7129668,3a,75y,215.12h,101.25t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sZqpbnyqC_jaBvKGloAXdPg!2e0!5s20090801T000000!7i13312!8i6656 Now: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4889857,-81.712934,3a,75y,200.15h,98.28t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFWsIeb8MUod_x8bz9Nw-QA!2e0!5s20190601T000000!7i16384!8i8192 Cleveland Bagel: Then: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4876366,-81.7163588,3a,75y,184.98h,94.33t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svhovs3tocPPiBlMQXh39hg!2e0!5s20070701T000000!7i3328!8i1664 Now: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4876653,-81.7163757,3a,75y,184.98h,94.33t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sv_rat90cMFyexsVKSSqkBA!2e0!5s20190601T000000!7i16384!8i8192
  36. 27 points
    I was born in cleveland. Since I left I used to go to the local library and read the cleveland plain dealer. Mos t of my relatives back home in cleveland used to say that I knew more of what was happening than they did. I this forum really lets us know what is going on in our home town. I want to thank you all for having this site.
  37. 27 points
    @KJP, the caps are either for a permanant well put in for sampling water, or an inclinometer. An inclinometer well is used to monitor groundwater levels. To me this is saying somebody is looking to build a structure with some below grade elements to it such as a garage. Tight site, tough to put a below grade garage in here. They may be considering a matt foundation for a building which requires mass excavation and dewatering of the higher groundwater table. All in all, they just want to see where water is naturally ocurring and at what level theyll encounter it..
  38. 27 points
    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 Shaping up Sherwin-Williams new HQ, R&D facilities For those of us who were expecting Sherwin-Williams' (SHW) new global corporate headquarters plus research and development facility to be Cleveland's newest, tallest skyscraper, we may be disappointed. That's more of a statement of about what the new HQ+R&D might look like than where it might be built. In fact, in its recent Request For Qualifications from the Cleveland offices of two international construction management firms (CM), SHW has asked for their conceptual proposals for downtown Cleveland facilities only, according to a high-level source. Those proposals were due to be submitted today. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2019/09/shaping-up-sherwin-williams-new-hq-r.html
  39. 26 points
    BTW, the reason why I was asking someone this morning about the status of Flats East Bank Phase 3B (the 12-story apartment building) is because Wolstein is getting involved in another big project. When I heard that, my first reaction is -- either FEB is dead or it's imminent, otherwise why would Wolstein be moving on to another heavy lift? And yes, there's another article coming.
  40. 26 points
    SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 Sherwin-Williams HQ may be city's fourth-tallest tower Sherwin-Williams' (SHW) proposed headquarters tower on Cleveland's Public Square may be a little taller than previously reported. In fact, it could end up being the city's fourth-tallest skyscraper. It's still unlikely to be a supertall approaching 1,000 feet or even Terminal Tower's height, however. According to two sources, they told NEOtrans that SHW's new HQ on the west side of Public Square will rival 200 Public Square on the opposite side of downtown Cleveland's central commons. That tower is 45 stories and 658 feet tall. It is Cleveland's third-tallest building. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/sherwin-williams-hq-may-be-citys-fourth.html
  41. 26 points
    Had to grab something from our empty offices yesterday (26th floor of 1111 Superior); here's what The Lumen is looking like these days from up high ...
  42. 26 points
    MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020 Return of the Roaring 20s: downtown Cleveland development Entering the 2020s, early as next year and likely continuing for at least several more years, it's looking more likely that downtown Cleveland will have as many skyscrapers under construction simultaneously as were built in the entire decade prior. Of course, this depends on the local and national economies. It's a return of the Roaring Twenties for Cleveland. Nearly a dozen skyscrapers are planned downtown, along with several more buildings in the 10-19 stories range, and a handful of shorter new buildings. Unfortunately, not all of them are going to happen. Even the most well-thought-out plans go awry for the craziest of unanticipated reasons. Some of these are early on in their planning but already have some meaningful financial backing. MORE https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/01/return-of-roaring-20s-downtown.html
  43. 26 points
    Stay alive to watch and see if more stuff that's brewing comes to pass. There's a ton of stuff emerging, and not just downtown. There's money flowing into Cleveland like I've never seen. And watch and see if SHW's decision will kick-start some pending projects in the Warehouse District and in the Flats.
  44. 26 points
    Looking good this morning from the 26th floor of 1111 Superior!
  45. 26 points
    My take: he was advised by a company-wide email not to comment publicly on possible facility relocations. And his "back to work on the 12th" comment sounds like a reference to him wanting to stay employed by keeping his mouth shut. I have a tidbit from a very good source, possibly the best source one could imagine outside of the CEO. And it was completely unprovoked. It confirmed what I've heard about the RFQ and the 1.8 million square feet. And now, I have a location even though the RFQ respondents don't yet. Another article coming....
  46. 26 points
    At the request of @NR And another Sketchup glamour shot. Still keep in mind: I'm basing all of this off of the Amazon/Old SW Renderings. This is a best-guess and not accurate of whatever the final may be... Another note: Buildings in ORANGE are Under Construction. Buildings in YELLOW are Proposed/Approved/Yet To Be Announced
  47. 25 points
  48. 25 points
    This might blow my cover as Marty15. But this is a personal project I’m in the process of. It’s a 120 year old townhouse, that was essentially worthless. Part of why I have a hard time with the tear down and build new crowd. This has been incredibly more affordable than building new.
  49. 25 points
    The new entrance is open but not fully activated. Looks nice!
  50. 25 points
    Long time reader, first time to reply. Not too long ago @KJP asked that we follow up with local government, which I did, asking them to do what they can to keep SW in Cleveland. The only response I received was from Anthony Brancatelli, who stated: "Thanks for contacting me regarding Sherwin Williams. The City of Cleveland made an incredibly generous offer for them to build on Public Square. If they turn it down, then it is on them for leaving Cleveland."
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