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    "For God's sakes, Lemon. We'd all like to flee to the Cleve and club-hop down at the Flats and have lunch with Little Richard, but we fight those urges because we have responsibilities."

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  1. I honestly don't get the appeal of microapartments unless they're located directly next to effective public transit, green space, a university, or a lively urban core where you want to spend all of your down time. Not that Cleveland can't get there, but I don't see the Flats or Warehouse District becoming that type of space until at least Settlers Landing or Irishtown Bend are complete. This concept always felt a little off to me.
  2. Looks like they started typing a sentence then forgot what they were writing about lol
  3. No doubt its an unconventional building and footprint - one thought that came to mind was like, I dunno, a partial demolition? What if they only tore down part of the elongated building and actually connected it to an innovative high-rise development? Like a hybrid? They could create an indoor foodhall, grocery store (Trader Joe's or Whole Foods), co-working space, or other active use to provide the residents of the neighborhood with a center of gravity. Surely there are creative options out there to ensure part of the site remains in its current state - its that kind of stuff that makes a neighborhood memorable and gives it character.
  4. I'd personally hate to see all the industrial buildings demolished. Hoping they find a way to save the one below - its got character. You just don't come across well preserved 100+ year old industrial properties much - and they sure as heck don't make them like this anymore. Its part of our legacy.
  5. Congrats. You're an expert on bland monolithic suburban office parks. Anyway, let's see some TREES.
  6. People in oil and gas need to pull their heads out of their asses before my industry hands it to them. This just makes me want to work harder.
  7. State corruption is exactly why I moved out of Ohio. I work in renewables (actually for LEEDCo back in 2010) and every time I read something like this it effectively comes across as "you aren't wanted here." Good, at least now there's no question. Save Greater Cleveland and a handful of cities, Ohio unfortunately deserves its rightful place at the bottom rung of US states. What an absolute mess.
  8. Queue the Evergreen Cooperatives, a predominantly East Side organization. Makes me curious to know what involvement / consideration they've given to housing redevelopment as a wealth building strategy. http://www.evgoh.com/
  9. In other news, I heard that Sherwin Williams is likely to construct a square shaped building.
  10. Both options better be damn sure they keep whatever existing structures are there. We can't afford to lose any more of the historic building stock in the flats.
  11. Sorry to be behind the curve but does construction on this section indicate that funding for the entire greenway has been secured? e.g., the bridge portion? Does anyone have a map of the sections that are getting built out?
  12. I wanna know what this guy is seeing down the central atrium. Currently dreaming of a Roman-style pool for rainwater lol.
  13. Loving the textured reflection on the neighboring building. Looks like water.
  14. Good communication, good faith engagement, and transparency is key to everything. I'm continually blown away by developers that don't understand this.
  15. Carnegie sounds like a group of amateurs that got in way over their head. If one is to "place blame," I'd bet its more probable that a greenfield developer with no experience in urban redevelopment botched the basics as opposed to a City Administration whose primary focus is urban redevelopment. What a bunch of clowns. On the details though, is anyone familiar with the structure of the agreement they had with the City? Was the developer's purported contribution based on a lump sum estimate of the clean up? Percent share of the total or other? And what kind of conditions would they have been held to in the contract with the City to ensure that they followed through? Since the devil is in the details, curious to know what those details would typically be in this case. I'd be shocked if Carnegie didn't expose themselves to some type of legal action, and would like to know why / why not. I can only imagine that there are insurance products or other type of contingencies (e.g. surety) to make sure that unforeseen cost overruns are addressed in a cleanup scenario. Are those typical in urban redevelopment?
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