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So this is going from church ---> to funeral home ---> to art gallery?? "I paint dead people...."

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2014/crr09-02-2014.pdf

 

Board of Zoning Appeals

601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 519

Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1071

Phone: 216.664.2582 - Fax: 216.664.3281

September 2, 2014

City Hall - Room 514

 

POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 29 AT THE REQUEST OF SLAVIC VILLAGE TO ALLOW FOR A

PUBLIC MEETING TO TAKE PLACE:

9:30 Ward 12 Calendar No. 14-142: 3675 East 65th Street Anthony Brancatelli

19 Notices

 

Bethel Church, owner, proposes to change use from Funeral Home to Art Gallery in an A1 One Family

Residential District. The owner appeals for relief from the following Sections of the Cleveland Codified

Ordinances:

1. Section 337.02 which states that an art gallery is not a permitted use in the One Family

Residential District; Section 334.01 states that an art gallery is first permitted in a Local Retail

Business District.

2. Section 349.04 (e) requires a minimum of 41 parking spaces and 2 are provided.

3. Section 359.01(a) states that substitution of a nonconforming use requires Board of Zoning

Appeals approval (filed July 30, 2014).


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Before I go the distance to actually go there, has the streetscape project for Fleet Avenue begun yet.  The last time I mentioned how dreary it looks someone chimed out there is indeed a major improvement project set to begin late this year, I believe.  Thanks.

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Before I go the distance to actually go there, has the streetscape project for Fleet Avenue begun yet.  The last time I mentioned how dreary it looks someone chimed out there is indeed a major improvement project set to begin late this year, I believe.  Thanks.

fleet is one way heading East where it meets Broadway hbecause of they're doing road construction on fleet. For clarification, they're only doing construction on fleet West of Broadway . I can't tell you about by 55th, don't know

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Speaking of which, they finally finished redoing the intersection of Union and Broadway, in late September, after a year of work! There's now the faux bricks for the cross walks, and a small stretch of Broadway was repaved in concrete. I imagine they also did the sewer line there as well

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trailside homes in slavic village gains momentum as fifth buyer takes the keys

erin o'brien | Monday, November 10, 2014

 

Construction of Trailside started in 2013, with work focusing on streets, infrastructure, connections to Morgana Trail, and construction of the first ten homes. The development could eventually include between 70 and 100 homes, although the next construction phase is still in the planning stage. The project has been in the works for years, and the developers hope that sales will now pick up.

 

The Trailside project represents Slavic Village Development's vision for the entire Broadway/Slavic Village area, which offers a level of affordability that is largely unavailable in downtown Cleveland or trendier neighborhoods like Tremont. As the community slowly recovers from the devastation of the housing crisis, advocates hope that the neighborhood's assets will eventually drive growth.

 

Perhaps the most unique feature of the Trailside project is that it backs up to Morgana Run, a two mile bicycling and walking path. The Towpath is also easily accessible, and plans are in the works to connect the trail to downtown.

 

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/devnews/trailsidehomes111014.aspx

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Michelle J. McFee ‏mjarboe[/member]  7m7 minutes ago

30 blighted houses in #CLE's Slavic Village to be demo'd using $250K restitution from flipper: http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2014/11/30_blighted_slavic_village_hom.html#incart_river_default … via @RachelDissell


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This is at the corner of main-n-main in "downtown Slavic Village"....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2014/crr12-22-2014.pdf

 

Board of Zoning Appeals

 

DECEMBER 22, 2014

 

9:30

Calendar No. 14-227: 5437 Broadway Avenue

(aka 3328 East 55th Street)

Ward 5

Phyllis E. Cleveland

17 Notices

4 Ever Social Club, owner, proposes to establish use as a banquet hall for weddings, receptions, and

other events in a C2 Local Retail Business District. The owner appeals for relief from the strict

application of the following sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

1. Section 343.11(b)(2)(L) which states that an assembly/banquet hall is not permitted in the

Local Retail Business District but is first permitted in General Retail Business.

2. Section 349.04(e) which states that a parking area equal to three times the gross floor area is

required and no parking is shown. (filed November 13, 2014).

 


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I don't get to Slavic Village too frequently, but how far has the streetscape construction gotten, so far?  I haven't seen any mention here of it's having started, but I saw in an article street construction is going on there.  Is this the streetscape project or resurfacing/repairing the street.  Fleet Avenue?

 

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The Six-Five Bistro (as pictured a few posts up) has already closed. It's a shame because the restaurant looked beautiful, and the food was pretty good. They were getting a decent amount of customers between Third Federal workers, St. Stanislaus churchgoers, and people in the neighborhood. From what I hear, management was pretty terrible.

 

So if anyone has any interest in acquiring a newly renovated building for a restaurant, I don't think that would be a bad option ;)

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Is this the East 65th Street storefront that's been so many food-related establishments in the past 10+ years -  coffee houses, etc.?  I guess it must be.

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The Six-Five Bistro (as pictured a few posts up) has already closed. It's a shame because the restaurant looked beautiful, and the food was pretty good. They were getting a decent amount of customers between Third Federal workers, St. Stanislaus churchgoers, and people in the neighborhood. From what I hear, management was pretty terrible.

 

So if anyone has any interest in acquiring a newly renovated building for a restaurant, I don't think that would be a bad option ;)

 

Indicates that it is temporarily closed    http://slavicvillage.org/bistrocloses

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^ I won't say too much, but it's not looking likely that it is only temporary. They made some pretty terrible financial decisions there. I honestly think a restaurant like that could survive there, too, under the right management.

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DECEMBER 31, 2014

Anthony Trzaska Wants to Help Save Slavic Village

By Eric Sandy

 

We're a city that loves its neighborhoods. Even more than that, we love talking about our neighborhoods. Over time, that talk of "cool" and "hip" turns to action and thus awesomeness is born. Slavic Village, billed more and more these days as "the next neighborhood" toward whatever definition you like, boasts a unique identity within Cleveland that goes far beyond the potentially trendy. Anthony Trzaska, a son of Fleet Avenue and the director of development at the Nash on East 80th, wants the whole city to know what's happening there. He's passionate about this place. And he thinks that once you show up to hang out here or, hell, live and work here, you will be too.

 

MORE:

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/anthony-trzaska-wants-to-help-save-slavic-village/Content?oid=4467460


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Everything comes up roses at retail site

By STAN BULLARD

Originally Published: April 25, 2015 4:30 AM  Modified: April 27, 2015 9:05 AM

 

The big hole left in Cleveland’s Slavic Village by the closing of its Silverman’s store earlier this year has just been filled by a Roses Express, a junior department store concept of Henderson, N.C.-based Variety Wholesalers Inc. that is new to Northeast Ohio.

 

Roses Express stores are 25,000 square feet in size, while Variety’s other four Roses discount stores in the region are more than twice its size, said Wilson Sawyer, chief operating officer of the privately owned chain. Merchandise is the same, he said, although most of its departments, except for housewares, are smaller. Sawyer said his company decided to open in Slavic Village because of the area’s population density and a void of similar retailers. Variety sized up the Silverman’s store for one of its brands before Silverman’s shut, he said.

 

MORE:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150425/FREE/150429876/everything-comes-up-roses-at-retail-site


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Yep, and good news at the end of the article....

 

Although Variety will celebrate the opening of the Roses Express at 6601 Harvard Ave. with fanfare at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 30, the shop has been open since April 16. So far, he said, the Slavic Village store’s sales have pleased the firm and exceeded its expectations.


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^ I won't say too much, but it's not looking likely that it is only temporary. They made some pretty terrible financial decisions there. I honestly think a restaurant like that could survive there, too, under the right management.

 

Page is down, so I guess it wasn't temporary.  Grand opening, grand closing...

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^ Well, the good news is that they did a very good job of renovating that building. I really think a similar restaurant could survive there. There's still a decent amount of density in the surrounding neighborhood, it's across the street from a rather large church, and it's just up the street from the Third Federal offices.

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Just don't "treat the cash as cash" this time.

 

Absent criminal activity, 90% of the time a bar or restaurant closes quickly that is why.

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Architectural firm moves from old Republic Steel building into the Flats @FlatsForward @DowntownCLE http://t.co/97ElIil83H


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I bought a house in Slavic Village in January, a nice duplex on Maryland Ave.  I think that neighborhood is pretty nice, to be honest.

 

I agree, it definitely has potential. But not everyone sees it that way. I was buying a townhouse/house there last Spring until a second appraisal came in 50% below asking price, and needless to say that deal fell through. That property is still for sale today.

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I bought a house in Slavic Village in January, a nice duplex on Maryland Ave.  I think that neighborhood is pretty nice, to be honest.

 

I agree, it definitely has potential. But not everyone sees it that way. I was buying a townhouse/house there last Spring until a second appraisal came in 50% below asking price, and needless to say that deal fell through. That property is still for sale today.

 

Yeah anything with an appraisal in that neighborhood will be rough... I paid $10,500 for the duplex with a slate roof and partially finished 3rd floor and gorgeous garage... just needs some siding and TLC on the inside.  Neighbors are pretty friendly.

 

PS whats the address and asking price of the property you were looking at?  Im curious now.

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I bought a house in Slavic Village in January, a nice duplex on Maryland Ave.  I think that neighborhood is pretty nice, to be honest.

 

I agree, it definitely has potential. But not everyone sees it that way. I was buying a townhouse/house there last Spring until a second appraisal came in 50% below asking price, and needless to say that deal fell through. That property is still for sale today.

 

Yeah anything with an appraisal in that neighborhood will be rough... I paid $10,500 for the duplex with a slate roof and partially finished 3rd floor and gorgeous garage... just needs some siding and TLC on the inside.  Neighbors are pretty friendly.

 

PS whats the address and asking price of the property you were looking at?  Im curious now.

 

Siding?  Why siding?

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Siding?  Why siding?

 

Many vacant homes were stripped of their metal siding for scrap.


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Siding?  Why siding?

 

Many vacant homes were stripped of their metal siding for scrap.

Oh.  Could the homes be rehabilitated/Renovated without siding?

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I bought a house in Slavic Village in January, a nice duplex on Maryland Ave.  I think that neighborhood is pretty nice, to be honest.

 

I agree, it definitely has potential. But not everyone sees it that way. I was buying a townhouse/house there last Spring until a second appraisal came in 50% below asking price, and needless to say that deal fell through. That property is still for sale today.

 

Yeah anything with an appraisal in that neighborhood will be rough... I paid $10,500 for the duplex with a slate roof and partially finished 3rd floor and gorgeous garage... just needs some siding and TLC on the inside.  Neighbors are pretty friendly.

 

PS whats the address and asking price of the property you were looking at?  Im curious now.

 

Here it is--

http://www.trulia.com/property/3056741616-3694-E-65th-St-4-D-Cleveland-OH-44105

 

$63k with tax abatement? Would have been an awesome dirt cheap payment for a newer townhome.. but I'm not comfortable buying a place that appraises for 50% less than what they're selling for! Lousy sellers to work with too.

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As a preservationist I happen to almost always detest "siding," myself.  The question here, of course, is what's underneath where there had been siding?  A lot of the original clapboards and shingles that were covered over have plenty of life in them yet and, when necessary, will need only minor work. Ditto windows, but I won't get into that now. :-(

 

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Slavic Village is on the comeback trail, eyes more local retail

October 11, 2015 UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO

By JAY MILLER

 

Less than a decade ago, Slavic Village was the poster child for the housing foreclosure crisis, the nadir of a long neighborhood decline.

 

With that low point past, some of the neighborhood's leaders are plotting a way to repopulate the storefronts along Broadway and Fleet avenues. With other Cleveland ethnic neighborhoods like Tremont, Detroit-Shoreway and Waterloo finding new life, they think their neighborhood, too, can make a comeback.

 

A retail study of Slavic Village by Cleveland State University contends that the purchasing power of residents and workers in the neighborhood is higher than any of those other neighborhoods, despite a higher unemployment rate and a lower proportion of families with incomes over $100,000 annually. That greater buying power stems in part from a larger population than those neighborhoods, and from the presence of several large employers including Third Federal Savings and MetroHealth's Broadway Health Center. The study's population analysis found that the neighborhood's employers brought in nearly 13,000 workers every day.

 

MORE:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20151011/NEWS/310119992/slavic-village-is-on-the-comeback-trail-eyes-more-local-retail


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Slavic Village has good bones --the 55th-Broadway corner has some great architecture.  It's a good thing much/most of it was kept in tact, including the old bank building that houses Hubcap Heaven.

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Slavic Village has good bones --the 55th-Broadway corner has some great architecture.  It's a good thing much/most of it was kept in tact, including the old bank building that houses Hubcap Heaven.

It's one of the few, or perhaps the only, intersection on the east side (let's say, East of 22nd) that has its curbside original buildings all still intact at all 4 corners. (in this case it's 5 because the intersection is 55th, Broadway, and a residential Street, minkon, I think)

 

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^ And one of only two left in the city, right? W 65th and Detroit being the other

Nope, there's also Clark and West 25th, but I doubt there's any others besides these three (excluding downtown)

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Also Professor and Literary. And on the East Side, St. Clair and Addison. Probably a few others too. But yeah, not many. Broadway and 55th is definitely among the most intact pre-war commercial districts left in the city.

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Stopped by the Slavic Village Farmers market today. (4-7)  Not a bad start.  Talked to another guy at the Brockhouse Grill on Harvard and he said he wants to open a coffeeshop on Fleet.  Coming together one piece at a time. 

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Yay!

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2016/07282016/index.php

 

CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

Photo Gallery

1.

Case 16-044

Broadway Historic District

Olympia Theatre Building 3335 East 55th Street

Renovation

 

Two of a half-dozen graphics. Left it large so you can click on it to read the details...

Olympia_Building_08.jpg

 

Olympia_Building_01.jpg


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