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  1. I understand the hesitation of the project from city officials. NEO is littered with dead retail centers, and the malls continue to decline. New retail has only cannibalized other retail. Traditional/physical retail will continue to decline. What is the shelf life of this project?
  2. Street level space doesn’t need to be retail. I’m not sure why that’s the trend. It could be space for a small office / business.
  3. Have there been any plan/mentions of projects for any of the other 10 parking lots in the Parking Lot Warehouse District other than the 3 that SHW is building on? The SHW project will fill a major hole, but there’s still a lot of lots along W. 9th, as well as the one across from the Justice Center, and the ones between bars on W. 6th. Hopefully SHW will spur future development. The only plans I’ve ever really seen were the Weston/Citymark lots that SHW is taking over now. Maybe I missed something.
  4. I'm not sure if its been thoroughly discussed, but would SW be open to residential at all? They definitely need first floor retail, but is residential on the table at all? They could team up with a local company to facilitate the residential side?
  5. That's capitalist dystopian right there, having citizens fund a project without getting benefits of being an investor.
  6. Not sure why Terdolph is down voting this. This is a great example of dense, SFH that's great for the urban core. It gives more variety and option. The bricks are nice to tie in with the historic aesthetic of the neighborhood while also looking modern. The siding isn't great, but you can barely see it except on the ends, which could be fixed with landscaping or more homes. Dense SFH is great for smaller side streets if mixed in with townhomes, and some smaller apartments.
  7. Thanks! This is good to see. Really, traditional malls are dead. They have to revamp Beachwood place or it’s going to falter. It’s barely an upscale mall. Most of the stores are pretty run of the mill outside of Saks, and the boutiques in Saks (Prada, LV, Gucci, etc). If they successfully changed it to a mixed-use development versus the traditional island in a sea of parking that’d be great.
  8. Well, that can probably be resolved with a good proposal. Zoning amendments exist. They've done cluster housing across the street. The could probably do cluster housing, and small format buildings along Richmond-one or two story retail, whatever. Along George Zeiger they could do larger apartment complexes, similar in scale to those across the street, with some mixed-use features on the first couple levels. I'm sure the city of Beachwood would be open to a proposal to create an indoor-outdoor, mixed-use shopping center. Beachwood doesn't need to have a dying/dead mall. Pinecrest is already "stealing" stores from them. I know someone who manages a store in Beachwood, and they're looking into moving-especially if another store leaves. Adding some green space is putting a bandaid on a broken water main. In a dream world.
  9. Why does Beachwood Place not create structured parking, and try to redevelop their expansive lot into a mixed-use development? Indoor malls have lost the race to places like Legacy, Crocker, etc. If they developed the perimeter of the mall, and put a genuine effort into reconfiguring the space/creating an indoor-outdoor presence with the existing space,, adding green space, etc. they could have a great development. Apartments, offices, etc. It would be really going down Richmond, and Cedar and seeing a nice development abutting the street. Their land, and the well traveled corridors are huge assets. It could be an amazing development. **ignore the quality of this quick and dirty rendering lol
  10. It was mentioned that as healthcare changes, and technology improves the need for beds is declining. Many procedures can be performed as outpatient. Doctors can look at many things endoscopically now, and don’t have to cut people open. Shared beds in rooms also have a lot of detractors, including patient health & recovery. Etc. etc. Don’t cite me though, I’m not a doctor haha. This was just part of the spiel.
  11. Cool little event. There were VR headsets to take a virtual tour of the new hospital. Construction manager from Turner was present as well as various other people involved in the project. The bed tower will consist of single patient rooms, no more shared rooms.The ER building will remain, and connect to the new tower. The ER building will also house nicu/pediatric related specialties with a rooftop garden for patients. The plan to tear down the outpatient facilities and integrate outpatient services throughout the county in communities sounds interesting, but nervous about their plans with the park and connectivity to the rest of the neighborhood. One of the speakers stressed the lack of green space in Clark-Fulton, which is true... but some grass and trees do not benefit anyone. 80628D62-268C-43FD-81A8-C26AFF910103.MP4
  12. Thats what I said on DCA’s Facebook. I was told there was supposed to be a second one, but I guess that’s not coming to fruition now.
  13. Great blog post, but it says last missing tooth. Regarding downtown, isn’t the sunken parking lot next to the Union Club also a missing tooth? Not to go off topic or argue a small point, but that’s always been one of the things I hate most downtown. I have friends who live in City Club apartments, one in MDA in Chicago, and one in Mill District in Minneapolis. They’re great apartments with nice interiors, and tons of amenities. These new builds with tons of amenities are going to be strong competition to the other apartments in downtown Cleveland that aren’t as amenity rich. @Pugu, from my understanding this apartment chain doesn’t do for sale units. I’ve been in some of their other apartment complexes, and they’re all rentals.
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