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  1. That much was obvious. What's less so is the direct connection between that and residents wanting to avoid getting displaced. We don't need to digress into hair splitting. My point is pretty straight forward.
  2. Key word is "may" In any case, IMO, it isn't productive to bowl over legitimate concerns voiced by longstanding residents of a neighborhood, regardless of how welcome new investment may be. The insinuation that a desire to avoid getting displaced is akin to just "wanting a cut" is about one of the most ignorant comments I've read on UrbanOhio in years.
  3. E Rocc may have just outed himself as one of the bottom feeders you'll find on Cleveland.com.
  4. You may want to refine your definition of "gentrification" - displacement is a real issue and its good that steps are being taken to involve the local community in drafting the next master plan for the neighborhood. The question is "negative effects for whom?"
  5. Makes me want to see a BRT down this stretch of Detroit. Is that completely crazy or is there room to do so? Let's beef up that street presence here any way we can! This stretch of road is beginning to look like a true hub and destination.
  6. Go to London. There are wacky colors all over some of the buildings there and its arguably cloudier than Cleveland. I considered it to be a nice change of pace.
  7. Agreed - fun to think about what another couple more towers will do once we fill in those parking lots next to the Salvation Army building
  8. Totally. I did a couple interviews for a Real Estate Developer position on Facebooks Data Center team a few years back. It was a great excuse to learn about all the ways tech companies think about building in redundancy, even as it extends out to the circuits themselves between a data center and the closest substation. The data center was, almost by design, intended to be the anchor for a microgrid so they could influence how it interacts from a demand-response perspective with other customers on the circuit to maintain overall circuit reliability (i.e. managing supply/demand balance, responding to voltage flicker, timing certain energy-intensive processing exercises for off-peak hours, etc). They brought up the "five 9's" (99.99999% reliability - or maybe it was seven? Idk) every other minute, and onsite backup was always a requirement. However, battery storage management models for distributed solar plants can allow multiple solar farms / arrays throughout a circuit to talk to each other, and coordinate as to who should release how much power when depending on the time of day and circuit load profile, and who should hold back energy. So what form that backup takes depending on customer type is going to be an open question. In this vein, I also thought it was interesting how a data center's physical position or proximity on the circuit relative to other loads influenced their grid integration design and facility load management strategy. I would imagine that the Cleveland microgrids partial reliance on natural gas will allow it to ramp power pretty quickly (as opposed to a battery), which I'm sure provides an attractive advantage to certain types of businesses regardless of onsite backup (though I'm sure we'll see fuel cells). But then again, Tesla backed windfarms in South Wales, Australia proved differently a few years back when they were quicker to correct grid imbalances than fossil generation assets. By the time this gets built, battery storage technology (hardware and software) and fuel cells will be advanced enough to allow for some truly interesting outcomes. Idk, I could ramble on and on about this stuff.
  9. It could be - one example is blockchain, which is computation-heavy and requires huge amounts of both power and reliability. If you consider its applicability to industries like energy (e.g. transactive energy trading between producers and consumers on a microgrid) or healthcare (e.g. increasing interoperability and security of patient information), the R&D implications of a reliable microgrid in a marketable part of downtown with great public transit access and proximity to a wide diversity of companies is huge. A microgrid could lend huge credibility to the Blockland effort currently underway at Tower City.
  10. Wasn't this supposed to be the luxury car dealership everyone here was sure would send a message to the world that steak-eating rich people live in CLE? Feels like a salsbury to me. Lolz.
  11. Getting warmer... "The county would use “good faith” efforts to support the needs of Sherwin-Williams if it opts into a proposed microgrid project, which would provide a back-up source of power during electrical outages for a portion of downtown Cleveland. The county also would consider paying a portion of the costs associated with Sherwin-Williams using the microgrid." https://www.cleveland.com/news/2020/02/proposed-sherwin-williams-agreement-with-cuyahoga-county-includes-potential-help-redeveloping-landmark-office-towers.html
  12. The Hippodrome marquee seems to imply a laneway of sorts, but didn't see anything to that effect in the ground-floor plan a couple pages back. Anyone know what the intent is here?
  13. Yeah but its an RFQ - my understanding is that this is a precursor to requesting proposals (RFP).
  14. $20 the ultimate response ties into the Sherwin Williams HQ.
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