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  1. Cleveland moving ahead on $16.8 million pedestrian bridge across North Coast Harbor Updated 6:01 PM; Posted 5:14 PM By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com bhiggs@cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio – A pedestrian bridge across North Coast Harbor that has been in the works for more than a decade is finally moving forward at a cost of nearly $17 million. The city could seek bids for construction of the lift bridge by March. Construction of the span linking the west side of the harbor with Voinovich Park could be underway by early 2020. Construction is expected to be completed by June 2022. https://www.cleveland.com/cityhall/2018/11/cleveland-moving-ahead-on-168-million-pedestrian-bridge-across-north-coast-harbor.html
  2. Beacon apartment tower in downtown Cleveland aims for spring construction start (photos) By Michelle Jarboe, The Plain Dealer on February 16, 2017 at 12:49 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A city design-review committee greenlighted refined plans Thursday for a 187-unit apartment tower on Euclid Avenue, where developer Stark Enterprises hopes to start construction in the spring. The basics of the Beacon project, a 19-story residential building that will perch atop the 515 Euclid parking garage downtown, haven't changed. But some aesthetic details have shifted since Stark obtained more preliminary design approvals in September. The most notable adjustment is the color. The metal-clad tower still has an ombre look, transitioning from deeper tones at the base to lighter ones toward the top. But the original reddish-brown palette is gone. The Beacon has morphed into a bronze-to-silvery building - a switch that some members of the Downtown-Flats Design Review Committee didn't love. "With the red colors, we really had concerns, and so did our architects, about it becoming pink. A giant, pink building," said Rebecca Hegyes, vice president of development for Cleveland-based Stark. "That is not something that we were interested in." http://realestate.cleveland.com/realestate-news/2017/02/beacon_apartment_tower_in_down_1.html#incart_river_home
  3. Decision to close Public Square to buses answers one big question but raises many others By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer on November 16, 2016 at 9:54 AM, updated November 16, 2016 at 9:56 AM CLEVELAND, Ohio – The city's decision to permanently end bus service on Superior Avenue in the newly renovated Public Square answers the biggest question about the beautifully revitalized civic space in the heart of downtown. But it also raises a host of other questions about whether Superior Avenue would be entirely removed from the six-acre square, or simply modified to give the space a more completely unified look. Would James Corner Field Operations, the globally respected landscape architecture firm that designed the square be invited back to finish the job? Or will the city turn to a cut-rate firm to complete the square on the cheap? And would closing Superior Avenue to buses mean ripping out costly utilities that were just reinstalled underneath the square in state-of-the-art manner? Officials at City Hall did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Nor did James Corner's office in New York. http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2016/11/decision_to_close_public_squar.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  4. Terminal Tower sold to K&D Group in $38.5 million deal; apartments planned for 12 floors (photos) By Michelle Jarboe, The Plain Dealer on September 15, 2016 at 1:51 PM, updated September 15, 2016 at 1:55 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio – Terminal Tower, downtown Cleveland's most iconic skyscraper, changed hands Thursday in a $38.5 million deal that will trigger a mixed-use redevelopment project and a major corporate headquarters move. The K&D Group, Inc., bought the 52-story office building from Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., the publicly traded company that had owned Terminal Tower for 33 years. Now K&D plans to transform 12 lower floors of the tower into 293 apartments, in a project that could kick off in late 2018 and conclude in 2020. The transaction marks a changing of the guard for a Cleveland landmark at a time of heightened interest and sales activity downtown. http://realestate.cleveland.com/realestate-news/2016/09/terminal_tower_sold_to_kd_grou.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  5. ^ The end of that article says the city and county are still "fully committed" to the project (mall to north coast harbor pedestrian bridge) and it is still raising funds...but we'll see if that design gets altered or not
  6. :? Underwhelming Plan B design for North Coast Harbor drawbridge needs work -- Steven Litt (photos) By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer on July 05, 2016 at 11:35 AM, updated July 05, 2016 at 12:23 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio – Say goodbye to the iconic drawbridge for pedestrians and bicyclists designed for North Coast Harbor by Boston architect Miguel Rosales. After years of federal and state review, the city has nixed the Rosales design in favor of a cheaper and duller Plan B version offered by the engineering firm CDM Smith, which originally partnered with Rosales on the drawbridge. Ken Silliman, Mayor Frank Jackson's chief of staff, said Friday in an interview that the Ohio Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the project, rejected the Rosales proposal as unbuildable after determining several months ago that it would have required too many foreign-made parts. http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2016/07/city_nixes_iconic_drawbridge_p.html#incart_river_home
  7. July 29 Cleveland Orchestra concert is first public event set for renovated Public Square By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer on April 12, 2016 at 9:02 AM, updated April 12, 2016 at 9:17 AM CLEVELAND, Ohio – The board of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture voted Monday to spend $175,000 to fund a free public concert by the Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, July 29 in Public Square, effectively announcing the first event in the renovated civic space in the heart of downtown. The 10-acre square is nearing completion of a 15-month, $50 million renovation designed by James Corner Field Operations, the same firm that co-designed the popular High Line Park in New York City. The Public Square project is on time and on budget and scheduled for completion June 1, in time for the Republican National Convention from July 18 to 21, but no schedule has yet been announced for the reopening of the square, or for cultural events there, apart from the orchestra concert. http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2016/04/cleveland_orchestras_july_29_b.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  8. New Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA set to open soon (photos) By Roxanne Washington, The Plain Dealer on March 15, 2016 at 3:22 PM, updated March 15, 2016 at 3:47 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio - - Downtown residents and those who commute to the central city for work soon will have access to a new facility where they can hit the treadmill, drop in for a 30-minute spin class, swim some laps or indulge in a massage. The Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA at in the Galleria at East 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue officially opens March 29, but on Tuesday the facility staff offered a peek at what current and prospective members can expect. With construction workers still putting on the final touches, the Y offered a tour of the two-story, 40,000-square foot facility full of brand new, state-of-the-art equipment. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/03/new_downtown_ymca_set_to_open.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  9. As of July 2015, the deadline is 2017 http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,3638.msg764031/topicseen.html#msg764031 http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2015/07/2017_deadline_helps_cuyahoga_c.html
  10. Public Square renovation project raises $31.4 million of $32 million for construction but needs more for maintenance By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer on June 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM, updated June 10, 2015 at 5:44 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio – Fundraising for the renovation of Public Square, now under construction, has nearly reached $31.4 million of the $32 million project cost, plus nearly $2.4 million for programming and maintenance. The nonprofit Group Plan Commission, which announced the milestones on Wednesday, also announced that a previously anonymous $2.5 million grant was contributed by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. In recognition of that gift, the commission said the Concert Hill in the Public Square plan would be named for the Mandel brothers, philanthropists and founders of Cleveland-based Premier Industrial, later Premier Farnell PLC. http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2015/06/public_square_renovation_proje.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  11. Cuyahoga County Council approves $10 million for $25 million lakefront bridge By Andrew J. Tobias, Northeast Ohio Media Group on January 27, 2015 at 6:36 PM, updated January 27, 2015 at 6:37 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Construction on a new $25 million pedestrian bridge connecting the Cleveland Convention Center to the lakefront likely will begin within the next two to three months, following a Tuesday vote from Cuyahoga County Council that authorizes spending $10 million on the project. The money will help pay for the 900-foot bridge, which will span the Shoreway and the nearby railroad tracks. Council members that supported the project said it will support downtown development and tourism by making it easier for pedestrians to get from downtown Cleveland to attractions at the lakefront, including the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. "We're striving to be a convention center town," said Councilman Pernel Jones, who cited the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the local chamber of commerce, as among the project's supporters. "There's a desire to create a more family-oriented atmosphere in our downtown area." Cleveland has committed another $10 million to the project, while the state has chipped in $5 million. The county legislation is contingent on receiving the money from Cleveland, as well as reaching an agreement over who would own the bridge and who would pay for its upkeep. http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga-county/index.ssf/2015/01/cuyahoga_county_council_approves_10_million_for_lakefront_bridge.html#incart_river
  12. ^ Plain Dealer coverage Burke Lakefront Airport to get new terminal and doubled hangar space By Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer on January 09, 2015 at 4:28 PM, updated January 09, 2015 at 4:49 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Burke Lakefront Airport, the region's top airfield for business flights, is getting a new terminal for private and corporate aircraft. Landmark Aviation expects to break ground in the spring on the 8,000-square-foot terminal for general aviation jets and turboprops. Landmark, Burke's "fixed-base-operator," sells fuel, leases hangar space, rents aircraft and provides other services. A floor plan for the terminal shows a spacious passenger waiting area, a bistro, conference and training rooms, a pilots' TV lounge and "snooze rooms." The building also will have Landmark's office operations and a car rental counter. Aside from the terminal, the $6 million to $7 million project will add 20,000-square-feet of hangar space, doubling Landmark's hangar capacity at Burke. Landmark will keep its 5,000-square-foot existing terminal, renovating it and leasing it to tenants. No public money is involved. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/01/burke_lakefront_airport_to_get.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  13. First look: nuCLEus project renderings show 54-story tower in downtown Cleveland (gallery) By Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer on January 08, 2015 at 5:27 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A residential tower at the nuCLEus project in downtown Cleveland could stand 54 stories - or 647 feet - high, making it the city's fourth-tallest building. The developers behind the skyline-changing nuCLEus proposal filed their first crop of renderings with the city Thursday. The images show how Stark Enterprises of Cleveland and J-Dek Investments Ltd. of Solon hope to fit apartments, offices, stores, restaurants, hotel rooms, parking garages and - possibly - a few dozen condominiums onto a 3-acre site in the Gateway District. J-Dek and Stark also confirmed that they've hired NBBJ as the lead architect on the project, which now carries an estimated price tag of $380 million to $400 million. Bialosky + Partners Architects, a local firm, will assist NBBJ designers from Columbus, New York and Shanghai. "This is an exciting stage in our development process," Bob Stark, president and chief executive officer of Stark Enterprises, said in a written statement. "NBBJ's international reputation and experience will help us create something that is truly iconic for Cleveland." http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2015/01/first_look_nucleus_project_ren.html#incart_river
  14. ^here's some more coverage Spirit Airlines coming to Cleveland Hopkins Airport By Joey Morona, Northeast Ohio Media Group on September 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM, updated September 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Another low-cost airline is coming to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Spirit Airlines will begin flying out of Cleveland starting in January, WKYC.com reported. Spirit will fly to several destinations including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Fort Myers. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/09/spirit_airlines_coming_to_clev.html#incart_river
  15. Cleveland's proposed Public Square makeover to get another financial boost By Leila Atassi, Northeast Ohio Media Group on September 15, 2014 at 6:21 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The city of Cleveland is poised to take another step toward completing the proposed $32.5 million Public Square makeover in time for the Republican National Convention's arrival in June 2016. City Council is expected to approve legislation tonight that redirects $18 million in real estate taxes from Higbee Mothership, LLC -- owner of the building that houses the Horseshoe Casino -- to help pay for the redesign of the square. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/09/clevelands_proposed_public_squ.html#incart_river
  16. KJP, could you please clarify something... The article and the tweets referenced above say "RTA currently runs about 4,000 buses through the square daily" Is that accurate? That would seem to mean that there are more than two unique bus visits thru the square every minute of the day. Am I just misunderstanding this horribly?
  17. YMCA of Greater Cleveland will start building new downtown branch at the Galleria in September By Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer on August 26, 2014 at 2:55 PM, updated August 26, 2014 at 3:09 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The YMCA of Greater Cleveland expects to start construction next month on its new downtown branch at the Galleria at Erieview, where the 40,000-square-foot fitness center is set to open in late 2015. More than two years after the YMCA announced its moving plans, the nonprofit finally has the financing to launch the project. Glenn Haley, the YMCA's chief executive officer, said in an interview Monday that construction should start Sept. 23. The new gym, which will occupy the southeastern corner of the former mall, should be finished by November of next year. "There are no barriers to getting this done," Haley said. The project, called the Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA, will replace the longtime downtown gym at 2200 Prospect Ave. The YMCA has kept those quarters, in a historic, brick building, since 1911. But executives say they need newer facilities and a more central location to attract office workers and appeal to the growing crowd of downtown residents. http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/08/ymca_of_greater_cleveland_will.html#incart_m-rpt-2
  18. Southwest Airlines jumps into Cleveland-Phoenix nonstop market By Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer on August 11, 2014 at 5:41 PM, updated August 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The competition for nonstop service between Cleveland and Phoenix is heating up. Southwest Airlines said today that it will begin year-round nonstop service to Phoenix from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport starting Nov. 2. It's the third airline to launch nonstop service from Cleveland to Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport in the wake of deep cuts at Hopkins this spring by United Airlines. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/southwest_airlines_jumps_into.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  19. Prospect Avenue gets spruced up in Positively Cleveland's first Curb Appeal project By Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer on August 05, 2014 at 6:20 PM Cleveland, Ohio – A lackluster stretch of Prospect Avenue got a facelift this week – with flowers, benches and public art, a sneak peak at a larger effort designed to brighten the spaces between the city's top attractions. The initiative, dubbed Curb Appeal by Positively Cleveland, will eventually spread to other areas of downtown, part of a campaign to "connect the dots" – in this instance from the Horseshoe Casino to Progressive Field, the East Fourth Street entertainment district to The Q. "It's an area that has tons of activity, but not a great feeling for pedestrians," said Tiffany Graham, project director at LAND studio, a nonprofit landscape design firm that developed the beautification plan for both sides of Prospect, roughly from East Second to East Sixth streets. The components, she said, may not seem like much on their own. "It's that clustering and grouping that makes it worth your attention." http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2014/08/prospect_avenue_gets_spruced_u.html#incart_river
  20. Exactly what it is, it looks so sterile. Members of the commission don't seem to feel the same. "On Thursday, members generally seemed to like the hotel plan, though they did ask architect Chris Kaczmar to tinker with the Euclid façade." ^from Michelle's article... "He would not delve into financing sources or disclose the total cost of the hotel, which is being designed to meet the Clinic's architectural standards" http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/cleveland_clinic_picks_chicago.html I'll need some convincing this maintains the Clinic's architectural standards...
  21. The Gund Foundation donates $5 million for Public Square makeover, bringing the total raised so far to $13 million By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer on July 24, 2014 at 8:20 AM, updated July 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM The Gund Foundation added its financial might to the proposed $30 million makeover of Public Square on Wednesday when its board OK'd a $5 million gift to the project. The grant follows by one week an $8 million gift from the Cleveland Foundation, part of which is a $1 million matching grant intended to leverage an additional $7 million in non-government donations. The Gund Foundation gift will fill part of the matching challenge issued by the Cleveland Foundation, said Jeremy Paris, executive director of the non-profit Group Plan Commission, the civic organization guiding the renewal of major public spaces in downtown Cleveland. http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2014/07/gund_foundation_donates_5_mill.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  22. Not great when the stand out architectural feature is the glass stairwell....please take another swing at this
  23. ^ha! Just before I posted this, I hit refresh a couple times to make sure there weren't some internet gremlins at work. But I don't believe I remember reading anything about a project on this site before, let alone something like this...
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