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  1. 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.
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    Favorite Streets in Ohio

    Posted the same street twice. Whoops.
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    Favorite Streets in Ohio

    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
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    Favorite Streets in Ohio

    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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I still just do not understand how Knez fluctuates so rapidly between projects that are relatively graceful and projects that are actual nightmares.
  9. The entire development, both existing or planned, just looks like really expensive student housing. Happy to see the density, though. Also, I do like that courtyard pool design on sheets DR3 and DR7. Curious which design is the actual one.
  10. Oh man, when that starts happening it is going to result in ?one?hot?comment? thread on the D-S Facebook page.
  11. *whispers*....ratepayers Gimme' that underground utility installation rate, then. Would love to see long-term planning that allows for fewer butchered mature trees along the streets.
  12. Missed opportunity: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-frank-g-jackson-turn-the-water-tower-into-a-giant-lego-minifig
  13. New construction doesn't pay property taxes, either. There are probably some very rigid reasons that CMSD couldn't shop around for an alternate location or design. CMSD may have had to accept building plans from an architect chosen by the state in order to get partial funding from the state, which definitely limits their options. This is an issue with other new schools such as the yet-to-be-built replacement for Seltzer. Additionally, with the way the city/state funded the school investment segments, involving any type of relocation of the facility, land acquisition, remediation if it was on a brownfield like Bearea/Madison, etc. might have pushed it into a later segment (such as 8 or 9) which are now facing lack of state funding (also what's happening to Seltzer and Gallagher), so there very well might just have never been another new school at all, in any location. CMSD probably knew these constraints going in and they wanted to make sure this project got in under segment 7.
  14. I will chain myself to that building and they can demolish it along with my dead body. Plenty of empty space and less significant buildings in the immediate area that should be developed.
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    Cleveland-Area TOD Discussion

    Do we know what the three sites are? West Blvd was being shopped to investors per the NOACA TOD study but as far as I know it isn't in an "opportunity zone."
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