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It may already be in hand, but doesn't a zoning change also need planning commission approval?

 

I seem to recall zoning changes for Brickhaus come before CPC for this project earlier this summer.


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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^I like the changes, esp the larger (6 story, 200-room) apartment which will similarly (to the original proposal) front along Lorain... Also, the new "Brickhaus" name is kinda cool.

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The Ohio Burial Case Co. building at 1720 Columbus is a great building. I hope Brian Fabo, through Fabco Flats LLC, can do good things with that building.

 

And Cleveland Centre was intended to be a European-based town center. It was laid out in the early 19th century with a starburst of streets from a central focal point that became a common market place. Remember that streets back then were places for people, not vehicles, so vendors, merchants, commodity brokers and mercantilists all gathered at confluence of streets to buy and sell things as they came in from the hinterlands of America on Ohio Canal packets before being placed on ships for Great Lakes port cities -- the most prominent of which was Lockport, NY where goods would be sent east on the Erie Canal. Cleveland Centre is where this trade happened until the canal business outgrew this area and began moving up the hill into what is now the Warehouse District -- which some claim is Cleveland's first central business district. Not true. Cleveland Centre was Cleveland's first central business district back when water transportation had little competition -- including for the mass transportation of of goods across the land!

 

Yet another history lesson from KJP!... Man, you've gotta pull that book together capitalizing on your wealth of CLE history knowledge.

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^I like the changes, esp the larger (6 story, 200-room) apartment which will similarly (to the original proposal) front along Lorain... Also, the new "Brickhaus" name is kinda cool.

 

Brickhaus was forced by the dissolution of the Abode partnership due to a falling out between the project partners.

 

Yet another history lesson from KJP!... Man, you've gotta pull that book together capitalizing on your wealth of CLE history knowledge.

 

Thanks. I guess I have a hard time recognizing what people know history-wise, and what they don't know. I don't want to waste my time writing about things that people already know about. But I would like to write about how my 5x great grandfather (the first Prendergast from my family in America) was sentenced to death for treason for leading the first armed battle by colonists against the British, 10 years before the Declaration of Independence. How he survived and the fact he was a loyalist only made the story more intriguing.

 

To bring this back around to Cleveland history, the greatest injustice to local history is that we don't have a statue to Alfred Kelly in this city. General Moses Cleaveland planned this city but he never even lived here. Alfred Kelly is the reason why Cleveland became a major city. I'd put his statue at Canal Basin Park. I hope the reasons are obvious.


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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So, for those that qualify as accredited investors, there is a new way to invest in local real estate projects.  Vestor, a local start-up, is selling shares of debt for a Brewery project in Duck Island.  You can buy any amount of the 50 available shares for $5,000 each.  If you buy $25,000 or more worth of the fund you get preferred equity in the project.  For the debt holders, your return is 8% with an exit after the 5th year.

 

This is a very cool funding model that has the potential to get a lot more local investors involved in local real estate deals.  In turn, it's a great tool for developers to raise capital.  Here is a link to Vestor's offering: http://www.vestor.co/Forest-City-Brewery (Add yourself to the mailing list for future offerings)

 

Here is the location of the brewery (red pin):

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For those that are interested in investing or know someone who might be, please feel free to DM me for more information.  Or, feel free to DM me if you are just interested in Vestor.

 

*Please note that only accredited investors or corporate entities may buy shares.  Definition of accredited investor:

In the United States, for an individual to be considered an accredited investor, they must have a net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of their primary residence or have income at least $200,000 each year for the last two years (or $300,000 together with their spouse if married) and have the expectation to make the same amount this year."

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This is for the Abode development......

 

West 21st is more of a paper street, used by a house as its driveway. But it still legally exists -- for now:

 

TUESDAY, October 21, 2014 | 9:30 a.m.

Development, Planning and Sustainability Committee

 

Res. 1031-14

By Council Members K. Johnson and Brancatelli (by departmental request)

 

Declaring the intent to vacate a portion of West 21st Street (12.00 feet wide) and a portion of Moore Avenue N.W. (66.00 feet wide).

Remarks by Director of Office of Capital Projects:  See Legislation.

 

PASSAGE RECOMMENDED BY COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL SERVICES AND PROPERTIES.


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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Duck yeah!!!

 

Cleveland beer garden from late 1800s is being brought back to life as Forest City Brewery

 

By STAN BULLARD

October 26, 2014 4:30 AM

 

Two types of equity — old-fashioned sweat equity familiar to the West Side and new-breed crowdfunding that uses an Internet platform to find investors — are going into a plan to resurrect a one-time beer garden as part of a brewery in Cleveland's Duck Island.

 

Originally, the partners planning to open the Forest City Brewery and beer-tasting pub wanted a different site, but Sammy Catania, a staffer at the Tremont West Development Corp. nonprofit, showed them a subdued gray commercial building on the southeast corner of Columbus Road and Freeman Avenue. In 1915, the timber frame warehouse had gone in atop a site that housed the Silberberg Bros. Beer Garden from 1880 to 1900.

 

Jay Demagall, a partner in the Forest City Brewery venture, said the group was sold when it found that part of the beer garden — now a grassy yard — still exists.

 

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20141026/SUB1/310269966/cleveland-beer-garden-from-late-1800s-is-being-brought-back-to-life

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Forest City Brewery embraces history as it sets to open in Cleveland

 

By  Marc Bona, Northeast Ohio Media Group 

on November 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM, updated November 21, 2014 at 8:12 AM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jay Demagall spends his days thinking about the past as much as the future.

 

He and his business partners have a spring target date to open Forest City Brewery in the Duck Island part of Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. It's one of the latest brewing endeavors in a city that has embraced craft beer as a creative industry that appears to be sustaining its growth.

 

But it's the past that Demagall embraces.

 

The 43-year-old plays vintage base ball – two words, since we're talking 19th century here – using old-style rules. He has a degree in history from the University of Toledo. He rattles off historical footnotes of old ballplayers and Cleveland history. And the brewery, which will sit at Columbus Road and Freeman Avenue, already has nostalgic connections to an era gone but not forgotten, at least not by Demagall.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2014/11/forest_city_brewery_embraces_h.html

 

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A several adjacent parcels (00401045, 004-01-046, 004-01-054, 00401043, 004-01-052) forming a nice chunk of land stretching from west 19th to west 20th sold in early October.

 

most of the parcels were previously owned by the Haab bakery trust; all of them are owned by URBAN INVESTMENTS CLE LLC;

 

The parcel where the abbey market is not sold and a parcel adjacent to the abbey market (directly north) - 004-01-046, is by DI DEVELOPMENT, LLC, which is likely owned by Matt Berges (who owns ~12 parcels in duck island), he also owns the Southwest corner of west 19th and abbey which is currently a vacant lot.

 

see this map that I quickly made for an illustration - https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/skorasaurus.ka0bl058/page.html?access_token=pk.eyJ1Ijoic2tvcmFzYXVydXMiLCJhIjoiaEdGTUZWTSJ9.osOC8tWU3bMaNprVNoEu7g#19/41.48484/-81.69835

 

 

 

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Matt Berges also owns Urban Investments CLE LCC which was formed in August:

 

http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/reports/rwservlet?imgc&Din=201421700981


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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KJP,

 

Has he done any projects, buildings in Duck Island so far with the lots he owns?

 

Also of note, a new house is going up in Duck Island ; another was demolished yesterday on a lot owned by Berges, on West 19th, just north of Abbey. The house had a very large fire some time in the past couple months. - 20141125_105243-1

 

The new house going up - corner of 19th and Smith - 20141125_105243-1 -

This lot was sold by Berges (DI DEVELOPMENT, LLC) in October for $283K!

 

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Has he done any projects, buildings in Duck Island so far with the lots he owns?

 

 

Yes, I believe Berges has built houses in Duck Island. W28th can provide more info.


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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The houses going up at the corner of West 19th & Smith are the first houses that Mr. Berges has constructed in Duck Island, though he has built several super insulated, low energy houses throughout the City.  The lots at W19th & Smith were sold to an architect, with Berges acting as the builder.

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Noticed last night the home located at 2133 West 20TH Street ( I think) has been torn down. Currently owned by 4400 Development LLC (Owen McBride - and has been part of the McBride family since at least 1997). Does not ring a bell and I don't recall seeing this on any previously scheduled meetings. Anyone else recall what might be happening here?

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A puff piece, but not sure how we missed this over from November...

 

Relocation specialist Ted Theophylactos, with Howard Hanna's Cleveland City office, jumps out of his car at the quiet corner of Lorain Ave. and W. 17th St.

"You won't believe this view," Theophylactos said, waving his arms in the direction he wanted visitors to the Cleveland neighborhood of Duck Island to see.

But pointing wasn't necessary. What resembled a giant postcard of Cleveland's skyline as seen from the west on a bright fall day loomed large.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/pdrealestate/plaindealer/index.ssf/2014/11/clevelands_duck_island_is_hatching_new_luxury_housing_on_the_west_side.html

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Forest City Brewery embraces history as it sets to open in Cleveland

 

By  Marc Bona, Northeast Ohio Media Group 

on November 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM, updated November 21, 2014 at 8:12 AM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jay Demagall spends his days thinking about the past as much as the future.

 

He and his business partners have a spring target date to open Forest City Brewery in the Duck Island part of Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. It's one of the latest brewing endeavors in a city that has embraced craft beer as a creative industry that appears to be sustaining its growth.

 

But it's the past that Demagall embraces.

 

The 43-year-old plays vintage base ball – two words, since we're talking 19th century here – using old-style rules. He has a degree in history from the University of Toledo. He rattles off historical footnotes of old ballplayers and Cleveland history. And the brewery, which will sit at Columbus Road and Freeman Avenue, already has nostalgic connections to an era gone but not forgotten, at least not by Demagall.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2014/11/forest_city_brewery_embraces_h.html

 

 

I'm one of the owners of the meadery mentioned in this article.  We're real excited to be a part of all that is happening in Duck Island.  The building is great, and Jay has a truly inspiring vision for this property and for our little group of businesses.  We will have a brewery, a meadery, and a coffee roaster on premise.  There'll be opportunities for collaboration between us- think coffee beers, coffee meads, barley and honey wines, etc.  There's a possibility of a distiller coming into the project as well, which offers additional possibilities (Fermented mead?  Never seen anyone else doing it!)  The building itself is going to be very interesting, with lots of repurposed historic materials.  The ownership group also has the building across the street, and some interesting plans for it that I won't make public yet. I have some pictures of the neighborhood, and of the building in the demo stage.  I'll keep you updated, as well!

 

The corner of the complex is an 1880's house, it will be part of Forest City Brewery's facility and upstairs will be an apartment.

1880shouse.jpg

 

The two windows on the right will be our frontage, with the left of those two windows coming out to be replaced with a front door.  To the left will be Duck Rabbit Coffee.

Ourfuturehome.jpg

 

Looking south along Columbus Rd. from the front of the building.

ColumbusSouth.jpg

 

The Westside Market, as seen from in front of our building.  One of the things we love about this location!

WSM.jpg

 

Freeman Ave runs between the two buildings making up the complex.

Freeman.jpg

 

With a couple of new walls, this will be our production facility.  We will have a tasting room to the left.

Productionroom.jpg

 

This is looking towards the front of the tasting room, the door will be inserted where the window to the right is currently.  The framing will come out and the brick will be cleaned up. The cast iron radiators, once cleaned, are going to make nice accent pieces.  We might use them as part of the base for our service bar.

Tastingroom.jpg

 

The 2x4's are going to come out and the timber ceiling will be exposed.

TimberCeiling2.jpg

 

Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I'm putting a link to our facebook page in my sig line, too.  Please like us!

 

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Wow, very cool- congrats!  And thanks for the behind-the-scenes photos.  Look forward to seeing some progress shots.  Is the building across the street that the owners bought the Duck Island Club storefront or something else?

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No, there is a vacant industrial building at then ne corner of Columbus and Freeman. That's the one.

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Three new houses....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr02-23-2015.pdf

 

Board of Zoning Appeals

FEBRUARY 23, 2014

 

9:30

Calendar No. 15-005: 2021 West 19 Street Ward 3

Joe Cimperman

9 Notices

DI Development, owner, proposes to erect a 22’ x 83’ 3 story two family residence with an attached

garage in a B1 Two Family Residential District. The owner appeals for relief from the following

sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

Omitted for brevity

 

9:30

Calendar No. 15-006: 2025 West 19 Street Ward 3

Joe Cimperman

9 Notices

DI Development, owner, proposes to erect a 24’ x 83’ 3 story two family residence with an attached

garage in a B1 Two Family Residential District. The owner appeals for relief from the following

sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

Omitted for brevity

 

9:30

Calendar No. 15-007: 2031 West 19 Street Ward 3

Joe Cimperman

9 Notices

DI Development, owner, proposes to erect a 22’ x 83’ 3 story two family residence with attached

garage in a B1 Two Family Residential District. The owner appeals for relief from the following

sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

Omitted for brevity


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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This is between Abbey and Willey avenues......

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr03-09-2015.pdf

 

Board of Zoning Appeals

MARCH 9, 2015

 

9:30

Calendar No. 15-020: 2135 Columbus Road Ward 3

Joe Cimperman

12 Notices

CBGC LLC., owner, proposes to expand the existing office and factory/assembly use in a C3 SemiIndustry

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

Ordinances:

1. Section 349 (e) which states that 24 parking spaces are required and none are proposed.

2. Section 359.01 which states that an expansion of a nonconforming use requires Board of

Zoning Appeals approval (Filed January 30, 2015)

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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Yes, that building is going to be housing Forest City Brewery, Duck Rabbit Coffee Roastery, and Western Reserve Meadery.

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Wonder if we'll be seeing some infill on these parcels very soon. https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/skorasaurus.ka0bl058/page.html?access_token=pk.eyJ1Ijoic2tvcmFzYXVydXMiLCJhIjoiaEdGTUZWTSJ9.osOC8tWU3bMaNprVNoEu7g#19/41.48484/-81.69835

 

Several trees were cleared in the past couple weeks and one of the homes on west 20th next to the store became unoccupied.

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^ What do you think of MapBox?  I was playing around with it this weekend.

 

Amazing. I've been using their stuff since they first started in '12 and am a big fan. If you want to make a very customizable web map, it's (specifically mapbox-studio) is the way to go. They're also doing a lot of innovative work with web maps (hired developer of leaflet a few years ago), also check out turf.js and mapbox-gl if you haven't already. They have also expanded in recent years to routing and satellite imagery that take advantage of the new landsat. I'm pretty knowledgeable about them. 

 

I just needed a really quick, simple map, so I just used their web interface to make the above map. Access to their satellite imagery in your maps will be $5/month.

 

The only thing in the geospatial game that they haven't conquered is geocoding (transforming addresses into lat/lon points to place on a map) although they're working on it.

 

I haven't really used any ESRI products, so I can't compare to that. Another solid alternative to them is cartoDB which is entirely web-based.

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Wonder if we'll be seeing some infill on these parcels very soon. https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/skorasaurus.ka0bl058/page.html?access_token=pk.eyJ1Ijoic2tvcmFzYXVydXMiLCJhIjoiaEdGTUZWTSJ9.osOC8tWU3bMaNprVNoEu7g#19/41.48484/-81.69835

 

Several trees were cleared in the past couple weeks and one of the homes on west 20th next to the store became unoccupied.

 

Here are some photos of that site. I haven't seen anything announced for the sites yet, but if it hasn't already, it would be very soon: 20150323_183036

20150323_183039 20150323_183104

 

 

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Here are some photos of that site. I haven't seen anything announced for the sites yet, but if it hasn't already, it would be very soon: 20150323_183036

20150323_183039 20150323_183104

Quite a bit already under construction. It's awesome to see. The two houses at Smith and 19th and the group of townhomes on 17th are almost done. And they are digging foundations for another set of houses on 19th further up just before Carnegie/Lorain.

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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Those are different and are already well under construction.  Photos by skorasaurus are from W 19th st looking towards abbey market. 

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Anyone have any info on this project. Really haven't heard anything about it for awhile. Has anyone seen any demo or signage at the site? I know there were some environmental clean up and property acquisition issues that needed to be done. And the developers reputation has taken a few hits in the past. Hope it can still get done.

http://www.brickhauspartners.com/ohio-city/index.html

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Certainly is a large project that would require many different landowners to sell their property to the developer.

 

And what if the one remaining landowner wanted nearly a million dollars for his property...

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Craft coffee, mead, beer and unique vehicle coming to Duck Island

 

Duck Island, the story of which is hard to nail down, is an unusual neighborhood. At once, it's home to the tony Velvet Tango Room, wherein stepping out for a cocktail is elevated to an event worthy of Gatsby, and the Duck Island Club, which invites customers to "duck in and duck out" for specials such as $3 "mystery beers."

 

A host of diverse beverage options is about to fill in the middle ground when Forest City Brewery, 2135 Columbus Road, comes online in as little as four months.

 

"This was a saloon that was built in 1865 by immigrants from the Alsace region of France," says brewery proprietor Jay Demagall from the Freeman Avenue Entrance of the 10,000-square-foot space. "There was a huge beer garden with an actual bowling alley at the very end of it."

 

 

http://freshwatercleveland.com/devnews/forestcitybrewery042715.aspx

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Anyone have any info on this project. Really haven't heard anything about it for awhile. Has anyone seen any demo or signage at the site? I know there were some environmental clean up and property acquisition issues that needed to be done. And the developers reputation has taken a few hits in the past. Hope it can still get done.

http://www.brickhauspartners.com/ohio-city/index.html

 

There's been 'demo of signage' meaning the billboard that stood on the site has been removed.

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Some photos of the construction around Duck Island:

 

West 19th and Smith Court:

duckislandconstruction053115_1.jpg

 

West 19th:

duckislandconstruction053115_2.jpg

 

West 17th and Bradford:

duckislandconstruction053115_3.jpg

 

Columbus Road:

duckislandconstruction053115_4.jpg

 

For those in the know - what's going on with the former bakery, the adjacent green house (that's been art-bombed) and the brick home facing West 20th? The brick home looks like it got new windows, but if the green home and the bakery are coming down... seems to be taking a while?

 

duckisland053115.jpg

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I wish I could find the original site plan of this project from 18 months ago. It was probably lost in the server crash some time back. The plan showed roughly 10 two-story townhomes with single car garage next to each unit. So the elevation left to right was 2 story (house), 1 story (garage), 2, then 1, etc all attached. The renderings looked like they were done with crayon.

 

The wife and I were looking for a house at the time and asked the listing agent about it. He told me the site plan was so bad they fired the architect and took the entire project back to the drawing board. And here we are a year later, I think they aimed a little higher this time:

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/06192015/index.php

 

 

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Some photos of the construction around Duck Island:

 

West 19th and Smith Court:

duckislandconstruction053115_1.jpg

 

West 19th:

duckislandconstruction053115_2.jpg

 

West 17th and Bradford:

duckislandconstruction053115_3.jpg

 

Columbus Road:

duckislandconstruction053115_4.jpg

 

For those in the know - what's going on with the former bakery, the adjacent green house (that's been art-bombed) and the brick home facing West 20th? The brick home looks like it got new windows, but if the green home and the bakery are coming down... seems to be taking a while?

 

duckisland053115.jpg

 

I really don't like townhouses, but I think I would kill to live in one of those on West 17th and Bradford

 

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What a waste of a cool site for something really unique.   

 

I wish I could find the original site plan of this project from 18 months ago. It was probably lost in the server crash some time back. The plan showed roughly 10 two-story townhomes with single car garage next to each unit. So the elevation left to right was 2 story (house), 1 story (garage), 2, then 1, etc all attached. The renderings looked like they were done with crayon.

 

The wife and I were looking for a house at the time and asked the listing agent about it. He told me the site plan was so bad they fired the architect and took the entire project back to the drawing board. And here we are a year later, I think they aimed a little higher this time:

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/06192015/index.php

 

 

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I wish I could find the original site plan of this project from 18 months ago. It was probably lost in the server crash some time back. The plan showed roughly 10 two-story townhomes with single car garage next to each unit. So the elevation left to right was 2 story (house), 1 story (garage), 2, then 1, etc all attached. The renderings looked like they were done with crayon.

 

The wife and I were looking for a house at the time and asked the listing agent about it. He told me the site plan was so bad they fired the architect and took the entire project back to the drawing board. And here we are a year later, I think they aimed a little higher this time:

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/06192015/index.php

Is this the site plan you were looking for?

 

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^Pretty sure that's a different project.  I think the project Mendo is referring to is south of Abbey, south of the Gateway Animal Clinic.

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^Pretty sure that's a different project.  I think the project Mendo is referring to is south of Abbey, south of the Gateway Animal Clinic.

 

Correct. Not that it matters because the new plan is an order of magnitude better but I did a bit of digging (I was bored). There might not have been a public site plan. I remember the project going to the board of zoning for variances (10/14/2013). Exhibit A!:

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2013/crr10-14-2013.pdf

 

Within a few weeks I saw these townhomes pop-up on Zillow with a couple bad renderings. Funny enough, one of them still shows up for-sale on Zillow but the images were removed. Exhibit B:

 

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/S-l-3-W-19th-St-Cleveland-OH-44113/2105679966_zpid/

 

$274,900

S/l 3 W. 19th St,

Cleveland, OH 44113

2 beds 2.5 baths 1,950 sqft

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Knez Homes to seek Cleveland City Planning Commission approval for Duck Island Townhomes

June 18, 2015

STAN BULLARD   

REAL ESTATE

 

Talk about rewriting the rules for building homes.

 

Builders usually try to put as many homes as possible on a site to maximize potential profits. Meantime, city planners and zoning codes restrict how many units go on a particular spot of land to comply with local planning rules in hopes of a desirable result.

 

However, Painesville-based Knez Homes on Friday, June 19, plans to ask Cleveland City Planning Commission to approve the proposed Duck Island Townhomes, a 23-unit townhouse development at 2251-2271 W. 19th St.

 

Originally Bo Knez, president of Knez Homes, proposed six suites for the same site. However, when the plan went before the planning commission’s Near West Design Review District and others in 2013, it was suggested the site might accommodate more units to help neighborhood goals to support public transit and neighborhood services with more density.

 

MORE:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150618/BLOGS14/150619787/knez-homes-to-seek-cleveland-city-planning-commission-approval-for


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I just drove by, and the siding has been removed from the 'art house' by abbey and 19th. Looks like it's coming down soon or being re-sided.

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