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  1. One West 20? http://ohiocityobserver.com/read/2016/01/20/sneak-peek-brickhaus-plans-for-ohcduck-island-spotted
  2. Mr. Danial is associated with the Morgan Reed Group, which owns this: http://morganreed.com/public_square_tech.html
  3. MedCity has the list. None of the "major" names that I've seen thrown around are on it. http://www.medcitynews.com/2011/01/cleveland-medical-mart-the-first-announced-tenants/
  4. That was more impressive than anything to come out of "Cleveland+".
  5. Do you have a negative comment to say about everything? Could you stop calling the game in the middle of the first quarter? Realize that all of your pipe dreams for how things should look takes both (1) money and (2) enforcement by government officials of building codes, if they are indeed being violated. I agree with your general premise that things should look nicer than they often do, but stop polluting the board with rants about how reality is different than your ideal world.
  6. "We can't expect that plopping this market in the middle of a barren area is going to spur SimCity-like growth." I found that ironic because, unfortunately, that is what too often occurs in exurbia. Why not here? I'm not saying that you will see Avon-esque housing growth because of this project, but it may help increase additional investment income, which helps to lift all ships.
  7. I see no reason why the city couldn't pass some sort of "unimproved property" tax that assesses large fees on open parking lots within the central business district. If I am not mistaken, other cities have done the same thing. It could be used to combat this type of behavior. The reality, though, is that most politicians do not have the stomach to pass that sort of thing.
  8. Evanston, Illinois (yes, home of Northwestern University) got $18 million. Remind me again, why? HUD, in the words of Desi Arnaz, "You got some 'splaining to do!" Youngstown, of all of the Ohio cities, needs the help the most. The city's young and energetic leadership should be given the opportunity to "right the ship" (see, e.g., Jay Williams & Youngstown 2010, the MVOC, Tim Ryan etc.).
  9. How is the reaction "over-board"? It's an area that has been promised things countless times by D.C. politicians, only to have it never materialize. The Mahoning Valley's application was lauded by Brookings Institute. Yet, despite having the highest foreclosure rate in the state, it got shut out. People there have a right to be pissed.
  10. No truer words have ever been spoken. By and large, the biggest problem with Cleveland is Clevelanders. It's a great city, but one with any unfair ego problem because of a collection of has-beens and never-wases that live here. This isn't the UO crowd. I agree with those that believe that a casino will further fuel those within driving distance to come here who might otherwise not. Ever been to Mountaineer? Well, if it passes, you'll be able to do the same, but not in BFE West Virginia. A revived Flats would be "wild and wonderful" in their own way. No, a casino will not be a panacea, but with most neighboring states currently having gambling, why not?
  11. The fact of the matter is that the under-40 set is doing far more for the area than the over-40 set ever has, or will. Why won't your comments be kind? What an odd comment. The trailer for this looks pretty good. Kudos to the filmmakers and the people in it. The area is changing for the better.
  12. It is also doubtful that ODOT's "analysis" took into account studies that say that adding additional arterial lanes only adds to gridlock. The "doubling" in size of the current 490 would likely be unnecessary, but it s what their "models" call for to keep ODOT in business.
  13. Can't they "re-zone" that parcel to something other than as a parking lot? What the city really needs to do is to create an unimproved property tax in the central business district to reduce the value of parking lots (yes, I realize that this particular parcel is a structured deck). It's sad that the story of Cleveland always involves the self-interest of a few over what's best for the city.
  14. I don't think the answer is black or white, but there appears to be a correlation between right-to-work states and job growth. Corporate taxation and workforce training are probably the more important drivers, but one could argue that union-ism has not helped states like Ohio in either regard. Take a look at the survey of company CEOs linked below for opinions on which states are perceived to be best for business right now. http://chiefexecutive.net/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=D8BB1C4F12AE46EF9B7647E09E3253A6&AudID=72E5923167534E2FA8CAC760727D0426
  15. Does anyone wonder if Cardinal Health, an Ohio company, will be part of the Medical Mart? If so, do you think it is hedging its bet to see which project occurs first or just wants another outlet?
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