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  1. ^Looks like our new governor is making a last ditch effort to dismiss the lawsuit, which is set to go to trial March 4th: Gov.-elect Mike DeWine files motion to dismiss Ohio gerrymandering lawsuit CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine, in his final days as the state attorney general, filed a motion this week in an attempt to toss out a gerrymandering lawsuit - a suit that aims to force the redrawing of Ohio’s 16 congressional districts in time for the 2020 election. In an unusual twist of circumstances, one of the defendants DeWine filed the motion on behalf of is Ohio Secretary of Jon Husted, DeWine’s running mate who will become lieutenant governor next week when DeWine becomes governor. Read More...
  2. I'm not sure where you heard that, but I assure you that is not the case. Edited to add: @KJP did forget about Tony George saying that, but Bobby George did come out and disagreed with his father. But I also meant to imply that there are other transactions the "tail-wagging" son is working on.
  3. I don't think this is an apples to apples comparison to other buildings seeking similar rents, definitely think the location and units themselves set them apart and helps with their lease up. There are plenty of units seeking similar rent/psf sitting empty. Not that I think those units will continue to sit empty, but it will take longer to lease up and prices may have to come down/incentives offered to entice renters (a good number of buildings have started to offer 2 months free on 14 month leases, among other incentives, but we are in a slow rental season). Edited to add that I think you'll find that buildings that are leasing well are offering unique spaces, amenities, etc. (Worthington Yards, Harbor Verandas, W. 9th Lofts, to name a few).
  4. I'll believe it when I see it...the same claim was made when I was an intern with city planning back in 2014.
  5. Nice, I took a photo yesterday, different perspective though: Beacon Progress 9.6.18 by Andrew Lang, on Flickr
  6. For those who would like to read the article referenced in the tweet KJP posted: Retail, restaurant boom heats up Old Brooklyn CLEVELAND, Ohio – It’s the middle of a weekday afternoon, and Sabor Miami Café and Gallery on Broadview Road is bustling. A table of young women near the window carries on a lively conversation on Spanish over coffee drinks, while a group of business people conduct a meeting while noshing empanadas. A young family eats in the back near an array of colorful paintings, and soft Cuban music wafts through the air. Full Article Here...
  7. Or put a cap on the abatement - say, the first $250K of assessed value. Still generous enough to encourage a variety of development, but aimed (mostly) at the people the city is trying to help. The abatement can also be applied to multi-family structures as well, so if you put that sort of cap on it you effectively limit the incentive to single-family housing only
  8. ^While on the Lorain-Carnegie bridge you can see that part of the roof/second floor has collapsed.
  9. ^Well, I guess it's nice that someone finally bought the Wong site for their asking price. Not really sure that the land was actually worth that much, but hopefully that means something will actually be built here.
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    Cleveland: General Business & Economic News

    It seems that Ohio has made it possible for counties to use an administrative tax foreclosure process, so it seems that Cuyahoga county could make the switch, but do you know why we use a judicial process/what are the pros/cons of switching?
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    Ohio: Marijuana Industry

    Looks like one will be in Downtown Cleveland: Source: Ohio's first medical marijuana dispensary licenses awarded: See the list
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    2018 Gubernatorial Election

    I am conflicted on who to vote for in the primary. Based on what I know about Kucinich and O'Neil, neither seem like a candidate I could get behind. I can't really find much on Cordray as far as what his policy proposals are (can't find any mention on public transit) and he seems to lack charisma and uniqueness, although I guess you could say he has nerve and talent. I think I most align with Schiavoni...he has a very detailed policy page and I like the majority of his proposals and past performance. I want to vote for Schiavoni, but I am worried that he won't win and I'm more worried that Kucinich will. If Kucinich does win I'm going to have a real hard time voting for him and might consider voting for Mike DeWine if he wins the Republican primary. How's everyone else feeling about this election?
  13. So, in sum, some people think Brickman's attempt at social commentary is out of line and others don't give a fork. If I may make a suggestion, perhaps this conversation can continue in the Cleveland World Class Signage thread, or perhaps a separate thread can be created so that this conversation can have a home where it is on topic.
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    Greater Cleveland RTA News & Discussion

    KJP[/member] (or anyone else who might have insight) - Do you know if RTA is considering coming to county residents with some sort of bond/tax to be placed on ballot that would fill the state funding gap? Think it's futile to try and work with a state that clearly doesn't get it and time for county/region to step up and invest in ourselves.
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