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  1. I got this trailer as an add on Youtube today and was about to skip it, but noticed the overhead shot of Columbus. Its for the movie "Dark Waters" which had previously gone by "Dry Run" when they were filming in Cincinnati earlier this year. Its about the Dupont PFOA acid lawsuit and Cincinnati lawyer Rob Bilott. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/magazine/the-lawyer-who-became-duponts-worst-nightmare.html Its got a pretty good cast and it supposedly aiming for award season. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/09/dark-waters-trailer-mark-ruffalo-oscar-race
  2. These are taken while biking along the Scioto trail. You can see the Municipal Light Building, 600 and 530 W Spring. 600, 530 and the parking lot off Hocking street will make great development sites not just because of the new stadium, but if/when the area between Spring and the river is improved like the Scioto Greenway east of the railroad.
  3. One block south of this, Dave's Cosmic Subs is opening their first Columbus location. It'll be their 5th location outside NEOhio.
  4. Was just about to post these, taken earlier today. In the back of the pictures you can see what I believe to be 1 of 3 tower crane bases for 15th and High.
  5. Cleveland Hopkins will keep shuttle drop off at north end of terminal; improvements planned Link: https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/09/cleveland-hopkins-will-keep-shuttle-drop-off-at-north-end-of-terminal-improvements-planned.html " Cleveland Hopkins plans to keep the shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off location where it is now, at the north end of the terminal, and will invest $3 million to improve the site and make it more passenger-friendly."
  6. Delays in building a new Cuyahoga County Justice Center would be costly Link: https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/09/delays-in-building-a-new-cuyahoga-county-justice-center-would-be-costly.html "...construction costs are estimated to rise annually by 6 percent. With the cost of the project expected to exceed $500 million that’s at least another $30 million per year."
  7. /\ To be fair this chain link fence along Hamilton is whats there now. That piece of gravel behind the fence was a designated for townhouses according to the old Avenue District plan. That would make a nice next phase, fitting Hamilton and East 13th well.
  8. Cleveland Metroparks working to create Lake Erie Water Trail across Cuyahoga coast https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/08/cleveland-metroparks-working-to-create-lake-erie-water-trail-across-cuyahoga-coast.html
  9. Beachwood Place owners propose covered walkway connecting mall to LaPlace, green space https://www.cleveland.com/community/2019/08/beachwood-place-owners-propose-covered-walkway-connecting-mall-to-laplace-green-space-more.html https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cuyahoga-county/new-plans-for-beachwood-place-mall-include-outdoor-theater-food-trucks/95-eb5fd2f9-8f08-4456-b5e6-1cfe127148f2 This investment may not seem to substantial (its a "covered" walkway and grass surrounded by a parking lot) but it is definitely a step in the right direction for Beachwood/La Place. Its a good sign that one of the last shopping malls from its era in the region is branching out with an active/outdoor gathering space reminiscent of nearby lifestyle centers (Van Aken District, Pinecrest, Legacy). A more important outcome though is a stronger link to La Place as the two shooing centers have a more impressive commercial portfolio as a single entity. This pathway/park lines up with the location of the proposed parking lot facing retail expansion first outlined in 2013 (see the grass lots adjacent to the mall in the first image). The pathway/park will hopefully be a sign of further investment into a more mixed-use Beachwood under the management of Brookfield Properties. The plans may include more retail space despite regional over-saturation as according to Crain's the mall is 99% leased, not including the two empty parking lot facing restaurant spaces between Dillard's and Sacks. Additional retail space beyond the proposed 2013 expansion could potentially surround the pathway/park and extend towards La Place, creating a more welcoming pedestrian experience. Speculatively, higher end apartments would fit well into Beachwood Place as the suburb has recently seen the completion of luxury apartment complexes "The Vue" and "The Aster." (see Belle Oaks apartment heavy mixed use development at Richmond Town Square) An entertainment venue, as suggested by posters in the Cleveland Retail Thread, would also improve the malls capability to compete with newer developments. Normally I'm not too excited for suburban lifestyle center developments in cities like Beachwood, however the prospect of bolstering a 40+ year old development and important regional asset is enticing. In Northeast Ohio, and other older metropolitan areas, we need to maintain the existing assets we have while simultaneously building stronger connections between them. In the long term, Beachwood Place will be a prime candidate for the "Retrofitting of Suburbia" that will be necessary for the nearly built out Cuyahoga County to achieve greater sustainability and potentially reverse declining population. TL;DR - Beachwood owners proposal of greenspace / covered pedestrian connection to La Place may point towards future mixed use plans for mall. Mixed uses and lifestyle center mimicry will be necessary to ensure malls long term sustainability in retail saturated region. Beachwood Architectural Board Agenda (Aug. 27): https://www.beachwoodohio.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08272019-957 Beachwood Place, others look to new playbooks (Aug. 25): https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/beachwood-place-others-look-new-playbooks What's the future of Beachwood Place? (July 11): https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/news/local_news/what-s-the-future-of-beachwood-place/article_10e5c58e-a3d6-11e9-9e5b-078cb4e852e6.html 2013 Beachwood Expansion Proposal (June 14, 2013): https://www.cleveland.com/beachwood/2013/06/beachwood_place_expansion_plan.html Retrofitting Suburbia Book: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7wk423dc
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