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  1. When you say "this" which parcel do you mean? I don't know anything about a property transfer like you've mentioned. NOACA has a good TOD study but it considered West Boulevard instead of the 117th station (https://www.noaca.org/home/showdocument?id=19934).
  2. While this specific location might be primed for more new real estate, I think it's also important for neighborhoods to retain light industrial, non-retail entities like Kowalski that will continue to be a relative source of stability during economic downturns, especially since a rental-heavy market and commercial districts built largely on leisure (restaurants, bars, niche services) are very vulnerable to being totally gutted when we face another serious recession.
  3. Interior is mostly warehouse space, I believe (https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/9800-Detroit-Ave-Cleveland-OH/14203286/) But whatever is going on in this space has me INTRIGUED!
  4. That's a distance that can feel very short or very long depending on the amount of street life. It'd be totally reasonable if the walk was pleasant enough.
  5. I'd push back on this primarily because of my anecdotal experience of living there. West Boulevard and Cudell are overwhelmingly similar in terms of housing stability, crime, quality of life, etc. The areas of West Blvd (the street), W101, W100, W99, and the area around West Tech are considerably stronger areas than anything south of I-90. West Blvd (the street) and W101 are considered a different market than the rest of Cudell as well (per a handful of realtors with whom I've spoken), so that is potentially impacting median sale price by cutting out half of the highest performing tracts in the neighborhood.
  6. The north side of Lake Ave is still lined with some neighboring residential properties, both single-family and multi-unit. About 22 properties (not accounting for apartments/multiple units) between the tracks and W80. Easy to build around them, though. The building that houses the Lowe Chemical Company would be a really cool conversion, though. And it's in great condition (from what I can tell).
  7. I don't want to veer too far off topic with a response, so PM me if you want, but that whole saga sounds pretty atypical. It could be that inspectors are just more intense in a higher-profile area. Has it been the same inspector the whole time? I had to do a large amount of work to my house as well and I don't think they really even checked much before granting me the permit. I never actually met any inspectors from the city as the contractor covered that while I was at work, but it was pretty much an in-and-out deal as I understand it. Also I definitely moved in before everything was done and the old vanity most definitely had black mold under it.
  8. I'm happy to see movement with the building on Madison. Victor is pretty invested in the neighborhood and he's been wanting to do something with that place for a while. From what I've gauged, he has an eye towards helping existing communities/affordability so hopefully those are guiding trends in this conversion. There also seem to be a handful of decent-looking rehabbed but still affordable rentals on those blocks immediately south of Madison and west of West Blvd, so seeing more units come on line right there isn't as shocking to me as it might seem at first. Also Madison is getting bike lanes (in certain segments) so it's an increasingly livable place.
  9. Posted the same street twice. Whoops.
  10. There are some great streets south of Detroit, but people tend to miss them. A lot of Victorians between Detroit and Madison. https://goo.gl/maps/xS2BsdVgMF82 https://goo.gl/maps/p5nKun4RvFB2 Down in Cudell there are some cool streets, too. https://goo.gl/maps/1w7MRh71iT72 Love these bungalows and trees: https://goo.gl/maps/3rrcNQVoCEx
  11. Unfortunately they've razed most of it since this StreetView was captured. Clifton Prado in Lakewood: https://goo.gl/maps/vdGecUW2rtD2 Rosemont Rd in East Cleveland: https://goo.gl/maps/GqiZSG85Jb62 https://goo.gl/maps/CK1smDpu69n Most of the houses, despite mass abandonment, are still there. Additionally, they're generally all pretty unique and it's a street I really hope to see saved. The area encompassing East Blvd/Parkside/Parkgate/North Blvd/Thorn/E97/E98 in Cleveland: https://goo.gl/maps/KJ6fnZ4YswB2 https://goo.gl/maps/UVD46LxAMEP2 https://goo.gl/maps/wtsZPn7tRz42 https://goo.gl/maps/AUuGyBV3Kok https://goo.gl/maps/xGjAapHm3E72 https://goo.gl/maps/G3znzvJYkw12 https://goo.gl/maps/bNHFFUYyb1k E55/Broadway in Cleveland: https://goo.gl/maps/XzwGjiYLzgL2 https://goo.gl/maps/41RTru8vDmr Very intact and the way the five streets intersect is really cool. Lake Ave in Cleveland: https://goo.gl/maps/uje3C62EAV72 https://goo.gl/maps/weBku7oA96Q2 https://goo.gl/maps/xJVPTbfBS4U2 https://goo.gl/maps/xLAeb7BqNm72 The mix of large historic apartment buildings and significant homes creates a nice effect, IMO. Franklin Ave and Clinton Ave in Cleveland: https://goo.gl/maps/szmkDGtn94A2 https://goo.gl/maps/EGjgBXt48qy https://goo.gl/maps/a5aQ9BpDqrm
  12. I imagine they'll be like the ones in Dayton which I loooooove. https://goo.gl/maps/fqKXk7gcP642 https://goo.gl/maps/StfZXSLJnJs https://goo.gl/maps/p19KDau7go72
  13. Hadn't seen that McNulty Instagram post until now. Looks like the drawing title block has the Bier Markt and Bar Cento logos in the "client" box, which is odd if the project isn't tangentially related to those beyond Sam just being the developer.
  14. I'll be honest - I'm glad he doesn't. Some of the top-down investment schemes in Detroit scare me in the face of another impending market implosion. It's like he;s playing SimCity with a money cheat. Cleveland is a profoundly aggravating place, but if there is any facet of this annoying city it's that investment has been marginally more incremental and, ideally, sustainable. Though I absolutely agree that someone probably needs to just jump in with a catalytic project here. I still think there is some potential for a more permanent downtown transit hub integrated into a larger building on this lot.
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