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  1. I've been waiting for SP to be developed since I was a kid! I always envisioned Venice-like mini canals crisscrossing through the area, maybe some canals flanked by green area like Common Wealth Ave/Rose Kennedy Parkway in Boston but smaller and with a shallow canal in the middle. Anyhow, glad to see some action on this part of Cleveland.
  2. I think it's a bad look to get a good deal from a CDC and then try to flip the properties. Saw a nicer property on the market a month or so back that was a part of that transfer as well. CDCs in Cleveland are sketchy as hell. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/5605-Broadway-Ave-Newburgh-Heights-OH/7729711/
  3. That Random Road development looks like a US embassy in a ME nation aka a fortress.
  4. gottaplan[/member] , Thank you, I really appreciate all that information! That is extremely helpful. I will keep you guys abreast of developments. (pun intended! :) )
  5. Hey all! I am interested in potentially building a home in the city and wondering if anyone here has bought a vacant city landbank property to develop? I understand that it is wise to work with the relevant CDC and Councilperson and that the site plan should be in accordance with the citywide plan and local zoning etc. I understand and have read a good chunk of the regulations and bylaws, so at this juncture, I would love to know if anyone has done this in actuality or knows someone who has done so themselves. It has been a dream of mine to own single family in the city (I have been living in Slavic Village duplex off Warner Road the past few summers) and could use some pointers. Specifically looking at Hough, so if anyone knows anyone there, let me know! It seems the only information I can find on the CDC there are some articles from 2015 complaining about its lack of transparency under TJ Dow who has since been voted out of office. Maybe the new councilman, Basheer Jones, will be better. He certainly seems motivated and has a positive attitude. Thanks! -holden
  6. I mean is there anything specific he did/project he botched? Can't really blame him for white flight and our industries being undercut by cheap labor elsewhere.
  7. Thats exactly why we do it. Utilize vets who want to be used. Reduce municipal budget spent on maintaining these lots. Teach kids/community about soil/environment/nutrition/sustainability. As we get better we will find a way to monetize parts of it to self sustain but first we are learning to work with our soil. City of Euclid aka Paul Beno have been very helpful obtaining leases/permissions etc. This is a great re-use of this land. What if all of the unused/underused land in Euclid became urban farm? Sure, it wouldn't generate a whole lot of tax revenue, but neither is unused land! Plus, think of all the good an urban farm does; environmental, humanistic, aesthetic.
  8. Stopped by the Slavic Village Farmers market today. (4-7) Not a bad start. Talked to another guy at the Brockhouse Grill on Harvard and he said he wants to open a coffeeshop on Fleet. Coming together one piece at a time.
  9. I have a fledging Urban Farm in Euclid on the old St. Roberts site. Check it out:
  10. The lot of land on the upper right of this photo is being turned into a beehive farm/berry farm called Urban Renaissance Farms LLC, by a great family. Check out their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Renaissance-Farms-LLC-753681198071058/?fref=ts Modify message Read more: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,29925.0.html#ixzz45Y77S9KG
  11. KJP, thank you very much. I forgot to add my former colleague, Katie Zvolanek, is now the head of Campaign of Finance for the Ohio Sec of State and as her brother served, she was/is keen on helping me navigate the right language for 501c3 and getting it through. We are literally in the process of doing so right now. Katie is such a nice person and a talented lawyer, it is a great benefit to have someone like that help me through the process. That being said, Ide love to pick your brain over a few topics such as grant writing etc. Thanks again for your support and interest! P.S. Paul Beno, Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the City of Euclid came by today to help me get oriented around an efficient means of planting. He lent me some neat equipment to complete the task so a nice shout out to him is in order.
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