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  1. 37 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
  2. 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!
  3. 28 points
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 25 points
  7. 24 points
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020 Developers, investors making big plays on Flats' West Bank Despite the economic slowdown, several prominent local and national developers and investors are making big real estate plays on the Flats' West Bank, across the Cuyahoga River from downtown Cleveland. The end result could be a mix of buildings with mostly residential offerings and at least two of the developments possibly rising to 20 stories or higher. As one real estate insider said, "That area might be the next hotspot after Hingetown." He's referring to the northeast corner of Ohio City, adjoining Flats' West Bank, where just about every block since 2000 has had a development project built, underway or planned. It's about time, as the Flats' West Bank sat out Cleveland's redevelopment boom of the 2010s. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/developers-investors-making-big-plays.html
  8. 24 points
    It's official. We are moved in. So happy to be part of the neighborhood now. Here's the view from our balcony.
  9. 22 points
    I'm thinking something like this... ...Just line up the render image, a little Photoshop wizardry, and you've got yourself endless fun @Frmr CLEder @Mov2Ohio
  10. 22 points
    Hopefully I can distract us for a couple more if you all don't mind It's been forever since my last post, but I've finally gotten around to updating the nuCLEus massing in my rendering, so I just thought I'd entertain you all with some nice skyline shots and new angles we haven't gotten yet! (As a reminder, orange is under construction/planned, and red are all of the hideous parking lots we need to get rid of!) Have a lovely Mother's Day! (In hindsight, I realize I forgot the Herold Building... Oh well, I'll get to that eventually)
  11. 21 points
    TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020 Flats West Bank high-rise plans revealed At a meeting today of the Riverfront District Block Club, developers presented their plans for a high-rise apartment tower near the top of the hill above Flats' West Bank. It is the first of what is likely to be more residential towers publicly announced in the near future for the West Bank. The development team, led locally by Walton Hills resident Wayne Jatsek of Jatsek Construction Co., presented preliminary plans for a 24-story tower at 2208 Superior Viaduct with about 186 market-rate apartments above six levels of parking totaling roughly 128 spaces, according to documents presented by Paul Glowacki of Lakewood-based Dimit Architects. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/flats-west-bank-high-rise-plans-revealed.html
  12. 20 points
    And I don't fully understand what's going on, but it seems like in addition to the coronavirus, there's a "high-rise bug" going around. I've never seen so many high-rise ideas/proposals/projects getting thrown around all at the same time like this. When I mean "high-rise," I mean anything 10 stories or higher. Some of the ideas border on the preposterous, and that's saying something coming from an urbanist/optimist like me. Obviously not all will get built, but I have to wonder if this region has the construction workforce necessary to build what's brewing. If not, where are the construction workers going to come from? I recall that more than one project in the past year had to be put on hold for want of workers, and either robots or workers relocated from rural areas are going to be needed to keep projects on schedule and on budget. Ironically, there's a housing shortage locally so we might have to deploy some of these currently closed/underutilized hotels as temporary housing for construction workers. We also may need to consider constructing modular housing to get some housing available more quickly. And don't forget to put it near major transit stops so that everyone can ride/drive to/from work/shopping/medical/etc.
  13. 20 points
    Couldn't disagree more. Viewing the stage with the river backdrop is one of the most unique concert facilities anywhere. I remember watching Stevie Ray Vaughn open and just as he started to play a giant ore boat came into view and the skipper blasted his horn. It was so loud it caught Stevie Ray by surprise. He turned around to look and then turned back to the audience with a big grin on his face and a fist bump. It's things like that that make Cleveland special. Where else are you gonna see that?
  14. 20 points
  15. 19 points
    Sorry it took so long...... WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2020 Moving I-90 an option in new ODOT & Metroparks lakefront plans Sliced in half by a freeway nearly 70 years ago, Cleveland's Gordon Park and its surrounding area were recently dubbed by east-side real estate developers as a potential "Edgewater East." It could be that and more depending on the results of two separate but related planning efforts that got underway last week. The first is a multi-agency effort led by the Cleveland Metroparks called the Cleveland Harbor Eastern Embayment Resilience Study (CHEERS). Its goal is to accommodate dredge disposal, create additional aquatic and terrestrial habitat, protect existing highway infrastructure and enhance the lakeshore from near the east end of Burke Lakefront Airport to Dike 14 at Gordon Park as a dynamic community asset. A $125,000 grant was recently awarded to the Metroparks by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to cover nearly half of the $251,000 cost of the CHEERS plan. The Metroparks, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Office of Coastal Management and City of Cleveland each pledged $25,200 as their matching shares. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/06/moving-i-90-option-in-new-odot.html
  16. 19 points
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 Wolstein goes west as backer of Flats West Bank tower An important local real estate developer has emerged to lead a proposed apartment and hotel tower on the Flats' West Bank, giving the project further legitimacy. That backer is the man who brought the Flats' East Bank back from the ruins of being Cleveland's Party Central in the late-20th century to become a bright, attractive mixed-use development. Scott Wolstein, CEO of the Wolstein Group, has reportedly stepped forward to help develop a proposed 20-story tower above two historic buildings at 1250 Riverbed St., according to a high-level real estate source. That's a significant turn of events considering the last 20-30 years of Flats development. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/wolstein-goes-west-as-backer-of-flats.html
  17. 19 points
    This is devolving into pointless speculation- there's really no use in posting every building that may or may not be comparable to what S-W may or may not build. Can we hold off till we have some more actual news?
  18. 18 points
    Seems like this would go here... good news! Mixed-income housing plan for vacant Warner & Swasey Co. complex in Cleveland lands key tax credits Efforts to salvage the former Warner & Swasey Co. factory — a long-languishing eyesore in Cleveland's Midtown neighborhood — gained traction Wednesday, May 20, with the announcement of tax credits for affordable housing deals. Philadelphia-based developer Pennrose hopes to transform the vacant complex on Carnegie Avenue near East 55th Street into 140 apartments. The $50 million project, a collaboration with neighborhood nonprofit MidTown Cleveland Inc., also would include 30,000 square feet of commercial space aimed at tenants focused on workforce development in technology and manufacturing. https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/mixed-income-housing-plan-vacant-warner-swasey-co-complex-cleveland-lands-key-tax
  19. 17 points
  20. 17 points
    A couple updates from today.
  21. 16 points
    Looks like the framing for the bottom portion of the buildings is starting!
  22. 15 points
    Some preliminary renderings and plans for the Stoneleigh project at Lorain and W. 20th. I wasn't able to get all of the floor plans, but it is similar to the Quarter in that a lot of the first floor is actually wrapped parking, with some additional underground parking accessible from W. 20th. There is no retail, unfortunately, and the Lorain frontage is a mixture of lobby space, which looked attractive, and parking. The units are a mix of one bedroom and studios, with a good number of balconies. The stated timeline was groundbreaking within 2020 and completion in 2022.
  23. 15 points
    It'll be a top-20 Cleveland building in terms of skyline presence. And the retail surrounding the garage (at least in previous versions) will revolutionize the feel of the area and create a much bigger continuity from East Fourth to the stadiums. We also still haven't seen the "real" renderings, just a detailed massing. Stark's designs for high rises have consistently been at least very interesting, if not very good. I'll just be happy when it gets built. And at this point, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect it will get built. If Stark weren't serious about the project, it wouldn't be on version 3. This is not just marketing for Stark, because the delays and downgrades in the project have made this more of embarrassing PR than positive PR. I think they're serious about building something, and the numbers seem to add up for them.
  24. 14 points
    ^I hate it. WAYYYY too much density, and I feel personally offended at such a design. I am going to make sure I free up my calendar from anything remotely productive so I can go sit in on the BZA meetings and express my unabated anger towards such a design. I may even sue for personal anguish.
  25. 14 points
    SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020 New buyer(s) emerge for two Cleveland-area Ford plants After one failed bid to acquire Ford's Brook Park and Walton Hills plants, there is good news pointing to the eventual, productive re-use of both mammoth factories. Ford Motor Co. last week entered the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for its Brook Park Engine Plant No. 2 that closed nearly 20 years ago, according to a source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the development. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/new-buyers-emerge-for-two-cleveland.html
  26. 14 points
  27. 14 points
    I'm on it! I was actually planning on sketching out the entire Nautica/West Bank area anyways ... and maybe Ohio City as well
  28. 14 points
    this just makes me so happy. its such a fantastic project. literally everyone in the region comes to the westside market, ohio city and tremont, at least on occasion, and this major new build on such a highly visible site will show everyone the clev is the place to be. its going to change some old school naysaying mindsets for sure, which is a nice side benefit.
  29. 14 points
    Looks like @mjarboe is joining Crains. Awesome news:
  30. 14 points
    I know many of you have posted some great photo threads on the towpath so allow me to share mine... While I had been down to the Scranton Flats section when it first opened, it was on a miserable damp day and for some reason I had not been back. I had no idea how well connected the trail is to Tremont right by Sokolowskis and had not seen all of the new construction until today. What an amazing asset this is- the Metroparks have done an incredible job. The Scranton Peninsula is just SCREAMING to be redeveloped... I hope to see that happen soon. This is such a unique gem, and very uniquely Cleveland. I dont think you can find the mix of city/nature/industry that exists here in many other places.
  31. 13 points
    Time to tease a story....it's not as game-changing as moving Burke, but it's pretty close.
  32. 13 points
    I didn’t notice until just now that Michelle Jarboe wrote the article! Another bit of good news. You’ve got your friendly competition back @KJP
  33. 13 points
    Saw this posted on Facebook, courtesy of Vargas Law Co.
  34. 13 points
    Your spidey-sense must've been tingling. Although that Dodge report says the project has a target start date of 01/012019, I was just talking with someone this morning who said this project has its financing. They actually had it a while ago, with gap financing provided by GBX which is getting more into new construction, but are delayed by the pandemic. Hopefully it will start later this year.
  35. 13 points
  36. 12 points
    THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020 Work began today for Baricelli Inn Apartments in Little Italy Demolition work got underway earlier today to clear the way for the 44-unit Baricelli Inn Apartments in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood. The project has traveled a long road to get to this point but is finally moving forward. A pair of three-story rental homes at 2189 and 2193 Cornell Road were being razed, work that should take only a matter of hours. It will make way for site preparation to begin for the luxury apartments being developed by M. Panzica Development owned by Michael Panzica and City Six Development owned by Brad Nosan. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/06/work-began-today-for-baricelli-inn.html
  37. 12 points
    You people amaze me....that you can even manage to get out of bed in the morning to face your next inevitable defeat.
  38. 12 points
    At the risk of turning this into another retail thread (please don't), I see a Bank of America sign on the right side and the pharmacy sign on the left sure looks like a Walgreen's Pharmacy logo hidden behind the trees. The Pearl Street florist looks like a generic name. EDIT: Just asked Dan Whalen about it. He said Bank of America is signed. The others are placeholders. EDIT2: this view below is looking east showing the frontage along West 25th, so the corner of West 25th and Lorain is on the left.
  39. 12 points
    MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020 Plan to boost "Edgewater East" arrives in shipping containers Proximity to the Great Lakes has long been a real estate selling point. For much of Cleveland's history however, access to Lake Erie centered on industrial development. But in the post-industrial era, being close to the lake means attracting investment in recreational and residential uses. That's what the principals of WRJ Developers LLC are trying to do with their proposed development called ArkiTainer on 72nd. This would be the first apartment buildings in Cleveland built from recycled shipping containers. WRJ is the first initials of the firm's managing members -- Willie Levy, Richard Singleton and Jermaine Brooks. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/plan-to-boost-edgewater-east-arrives-in.html
  40. 12 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
  41. 12 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.
  42. 12 points
    View of Electric Gardens from Sunday from Towpath.
  43. 12 points
    But wait, there's more! SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020 Cleveland's exciting parking garage project. No, seriously Parking garages aren't usually all that exciting. But one planned for the Flats' West Bank might be the most exciting parking garage in Cleveland in 15 years. In 2005, the nine-level 515 Euclid garage was designed and built with the promise of a future high-rise atop it. That garage ended up attracting Stark Enterprises which built the 19-story, $95 million Beacon apartment tower. Beacon saw construction start in 2017; it opened last year. MORE: https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/clevelands-exciting-parking-garage.html
  44. 12 points
    I will accept nothing less than a Daily Planet-esque ornament on top.
  45. 12 points
    Here's to soon referring to the "big 4" instead of just the "big 3"!
  46. 12 points
    Yes from what I've heard it will be about 40 stories and the other tower at West 3rd & Superior will be about 20+ stories. And wth a large parking garage occupying part of the remaining lots which will also allow additional office towers to be built above them in the future if necessary.
  47. 12 points
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  49. 12 points
    One of my favorite views of the May Company building. Such an incredible transformation.
  50. 11 points
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