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OMG, at Sun Newspapers a decade ago we were covering the possibility of the renovation of the long-closed Aragon Ballroom on West 25th Street near Clark Avenue. So it's great to finally see the project move forward.....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2014/03132014/index.php

 

Cleveland Landmarks Commission

AGENDA - March 13, 2014

 

CONCEPT PLAN

 

Aragon Ballroom

3170 West 25th Street

Renovation

 

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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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And another project nearby? Usually you don't see Landmark status for an old warehouse unless you plan on renovating it -- and need the historic tax credits to help finance it. So......

 

CLEVELAND LANDMARK NOMINATION

AGENDA - March 13, 2014

 

Lion Knitting Mills (Kredo Industrial Supply)

3256 West 25th Street

 

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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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Maybe this was posted sometime in the recent past, i dunno, but planning is afoot for a TLC on the 'Clark Corridor'

 

Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative

Clark Avenue Corridor Plan

The Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency awarded Tremont West $75,000

 

http://www.tremontwest.org/index/cms-filesystem-action?file=newsletters/february2014.pdf

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And another project nearby? Usually you don't see Landmark status for an old warehouse unless you plan on renovating it -- and need the historic tax credits to help finance it. So......

 

CLEVELAND LANDMARK NOMINATION

AGENDA - March 13, 2014

 

Lion Knitting Mills (Kredo Industrial Supply)

3256 West 25th Street

 

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Some historical info. for gits and shiggles.

 

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Great photos, Firenze98. Thanks!

 


"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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^Thanks!  From Cummins blog:

 

"Plans for the Aragon are to restore the building and utilize it as an additional Conference and Banquet Center and possibly for performance arts. "

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Glad to see the renovations into Elk & Elk offices (even if I don't care for ambulance chasers) and especially the Masonic Temple rehab. Marous was due to rehab that building shortly before the recession, but the recession killed it.


"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'm going to post this in here. The developer lists it as Tremont, but it's a few roads past the quite liberal southern neighborhood boundaries. I thought I remembered reading about the Metro Lofts, 3307 Scranton Rd, (Great Crash casualty?) but there are four units for sale out of 21 possible currently and reasonably priced. I just happened to run across them while searching for possible homes.

 

http://www.metroloft.com/index.html

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I'm going to post this in here. The developer lists it as Tremont, but it's a few roads past the quite liberal southern neighborhood boundaries. I thought I remembered reading about the Metro Lofts, 3307 Scranton Rd, (Great Crash casualty?) but there are four units for sale out of 21 possible currently and reasonably priced. I just happened to run across them while searching for possible homes.

 

http://www.metroloft.com/index.html

 

Yep, Metro Lofts are in Tremont CDC's planning area.

 

So are we following Lebron from Miami-Ft Lauderdale back to Cleveland? If so, cool. If you need any help, feel free to post in the Cleveland Relocation thread. Thanks!

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?topic=14228.0


"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 tying this into other threads, they must have gotten financing that required them to stay rentals for a certain number of years before they could convert to sales? They seem really cute.

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Y'all slippin'. This is already TWO days old. Damn near neolithic....

 

MetroHealth's ambitious campus makeover may be push West 25th Street needs

By JAY MILLER

Originally Published: August 03, 2014 4:30 AM  Modified: August 04, 2014 4:24 PM

 

The decision to make over MetroHealth Medical Center on Cleveland's West Side may just be the spur that gets the neighborhood surrounding the public hospital to take off.

 

The neighborhood, with West 25th Street as its spine, has been treading water for years. Although it has a sturdy housing stock comprised of homes built in the decades before the recession, the miseries that have beset so many parts of Cleveland — a decline in the public schools, the lure of newer suburban housing and, early on, freeways that chopped up neighborhoods — cost the neighborhood its vitality and led to a fleeing middle class.

 

Now, though, nearby city neighborhoods have rebounded, and city leaders and planners think this area has a chance to be the next Ohio City or Tremont. And, unlike in the past, MetroHealth is turning outward to embrace the neighborhood as it remakes its campus, instead of turning its back, as it had done in the past.

 

READ MORE AT:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20140803/SUB1/308039964/metrohealths-ambitious-campus-makeover-may-be-push-west-25th-street


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This is for the Aragon Ballroom....

 

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Board of Zoning Appeals

APRIL 20, 2015

 

9:30

Calendar No. 15-023: 3179 West 25 Street Ward 14

Brian Cummins

18 Notices

 

Woodland Inc. (aka Ali Farai) proposes to establish use of 16,698 square foot building as a

banquet/assembly hall in a C2 Local Retail Business District and a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District

(PRO). The owner appeals for relief from the following sections of the Cleveland Codified

Ordinances:

1. Section 343.01(b) which states that a banquet hall is not permitted in a Local Retail Business

District.

2. Section 343.11(b)(2)(L) which state that a banquet hall is first permitted in a General Retail

Business District only if 500 feet away from a residential district per Section 347.12 (a)(1).

Proposed use abuts a residential District.

3. Section 349.04(e) which states that an accessory off-street parking area equal to three times

the gross floor area is required and none are provided.

4. Section 357.02 which states that a nonconforming use of a building or premises which has

been discontinued shall not thereafter be returned to such nonconforming use. A

nonconforming use shall be considered discontinued: (1) When the intent of the owner to

discontinue the use is express; or (2) When the use is voluntarily discontinued for six (6)

months or more. The intent to voluntarily discontinue a use may be implied from acts or the

failure to act, including, but not limited to, the removal of and failure to replace the

characteristic equipment and furnishings; or (3) The cessation of business operations for

two (2) years or more unless the cessation of business operations was caused by factors out

of the control of the business such as the disability or illness of the proprietor or

governmental action unrelated to the behavior of the business.

5. Section 352.08 through 352.12 which states that a ten foot wide landscaped transition strip

providing 75% year round opacity is required at the rear of the property where it abuts a

residential district.

6. Section 343.23(h) which states that in a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District for any

nonresidential building or storefront facing a Pedestrian Retail Street Frontage, not less than

sixty percent (60%) of the front façade between two and one-half (2 ½) and seven and onehalf

(7-1/2) feet in height shall be composed of transparent windows or doors. (Filed February

4, 2015)

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr04-20-2015.pdf


"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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^Safe to say that first photo is from Google Street View, right?

I last drove by there less than a month ago and there has already been some significant exterior work done.

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^Safe to say that first photo is from Google Street View, right?

I last drove by there less than a month ago and there has already been some significant exterior work done.

 

Probably. But it's hosted at the CPC.


"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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Apparently there's been some negative comments about the Aragon project in the community. So its important for people to show up at an upcoming public meeting and keep an on news coverage (and those anonymous comments in opposition):

 

http://brian-cummins.blogspot.com/2015/04/historic-aragon-ballroom-project-public.html?m=1


"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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Why? What's the problem? I don't know anything about this project except that Councilman Cummins supports it, and he's usually had pretty good judgement. Why don't you like the project MayDay[/member]?

 

EDIT1: Or does anyone have any info about the downsides of this project? Is it the proposed use? The owner? The architect? Something else??

 

EDIT2: Apparently the concerns are limited to the availability of parking and that the establishment would have a liquor license. Whether you support or oppose the project, or better still have ideas on how to improve it, I hope you'll show up at the public meeting (see my prior message).


"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 downsides are the occupancy limits (1,200 people), hours of operation, the liquor license (if it's truly a conference/event center, it wouldn't need one as long as events aren't open to the general public), the closest homes are 12 feet from the building, and the planned valet parking sounds great - if it weren't for the fact Lincoln-West and West 25th will be construction zones pretty soon.

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I hope you can attend a public meeting. You always have good ideas on how to improve site plans. The alternative of letting this building (vacant for 20 years) continue to rot is equally not viable.


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so glad to see the aragon is coming back to life. the render looks great. yeah, as a neighbor i would be wary of the booze permit too. other than that, it wont be holding any more people than it did in its prime, the area just enjoyed a way too long reprieve with their parking.

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Sounds intriguing. No graphics yet....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/04172015/index.php

 

City Planning Commission

Agenda for April 17, 2015

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

The Dream Village

Project Representative: Tony Bango, Stockyard, Clark-Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office


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Sneak peek: the Aragon Ballroom http://t.co/qJL0AYpP1g @FreshWaterCLE #Cleveland


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This is for the Aragon Ballroom....

Board of Zoning Appeals

APRIL 20, 2015

 

9:30

Calendar No. 15-023: 3179 West 25 Street Ward 14

Brian Cummins

18 Notices

 

Woodland Inc. (aka Ali Farai) proposes to establish use of 16,698 square foot building as a

banquet/assembly hall in a C2 Local Retail Business District and a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District

(PRO). The owner appeals for relief from the following sections of the Cleveland Codified

Ordinances:

1. Section 343.01(b) which states that a banquet hall is not permitted in a Local Retail Business

District.

2. Section 343.11(b)(2)(L) which state that a banquet hall is first permitted in a General Retail

Business District only if 500 feet away from a residential district per Section 347.12 (a)(1).

Proposed use abuts a residential District.

3. Section 349.04(e) which states that an accessory off-street parking area equal to three times

the gross floor area is required and none are provided.

4. Section 357.02 which states that a nonconforming use of a building or premises which has

been discontinued shall not thereafter be returned to such nonconforming use. A

nonconforming use shall be considered discontinued: (1) When the intent of the owner to

discontinue the use is express; or (2) When the use is voluntarily discontinued for six (6)

months or more. The intent to voluntarily discontinue a use may be implied from acts or the

failure to act, including, but not limited to, the removal of and failure to replace the

characteristic equipment and furnishings; or (3) The cessation of business operations for

two (2) years or more unless the cessation of business operations was caused by factors out

of the control of the business such as the disability or illness of the proprietor or

governmental action unrelated to the behavior of the business.

5. Section 352.08 through 352.12 which states that a ten foot wide landscaped transition strip

providing 75% year round opacity is required at the rear of the property where it abuts a

residential district.

6. Section 343.23(h) which states that in a Pedestrian Retail Overlay District for any

nonresidential building or storefront facing a Pedestrian Retail Street Frontage, not less than

sixty percent (60%) of the front façade between two and one-half (2 ½) and seven and onehalf

(7-1/2) feet in height shall be composed of transparent windows or doors. (Filed February

4, 2015)

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr04-20-2015.pdf

 

POSTPONED FROM APRIL 20, 2015

9:30

Calendar No. 15-023: 3179 West 25 Street Ward 14

Brian Cummins

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr05-11-2015.pdf


"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 building is just over the tracks from Ohio City in Clark-Fulton. A landmark nomination suggests they owner is seeking tax credits to renovate the building for whatever purpose....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2015/05282015/index.php

 

Cleveland Landmarks Commission

AGENDA - May 28, 2015

 

CLEVELAND LANDMARK NOMINATION

1. Leisy Brewery Bottling Works Building

3506 Vega Avenue

 

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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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This has been covered someplace on UO already.  It's the owners of Platform Brewery, they are making a large contract brewing facility where they can brew large batches for expanding microbreweries.

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"Near future redevelopment"? I don't remember seeing that kind of language used in an agenda listing before....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/pdf/NW_Meeting_Agenda5-27-15.pdf

 

Near West Design Review District

Agenda

(8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27th, 2015)

Dollar Bank, 3115 West 25th Street

 

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2015-012: 3217 W. 25th Street & 2411 Holmden Ave. Demolitions

©

3217 W. 25th Street & 2411 Holmden Avenue

Project Representatives – Nagi Abdelkarim, Property Owner; Adam Stalder,

Stockyard-Clark-Fulton-Brooklyn Centre Community Development

Organization

Proposed demolition of a 2-story, mixed use building and adjacent single-family

residential structure, per City of Cleveland specifications. Remaining land will be

cleared, graded and seeded for near future redevelopment.


"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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"Near future redevelopment"? I don't remember seeing that kind of language used in an agenda listing before....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/pdf/NW_Meeting_Agenda5-27-15.pdf

 

Near West Design Review District

Agenda

(8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27th, 2015)

Dollar Bank, 3115 West 25th Street

 

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2015-012: 3217 W. 25th Street & 2411 Holmden Ave. Demolitions

©

3217 W. 25th Street & 2411 Holmden Avenue

Project Representatives – Nagi Abdelkarim, Property Owner; Adam Stalder,

Stockyard-Clark-Fulton-Brooklyn Centre Community Development

Organization

Proposed demolition of a 2-story, mixed use building and adjacent single-family

residential structure, per City of Cleveland specifications. Remaining land will be

cleared, graded and seeded for near future redevelopment.

 

Thanks for the heads up. I'm curious about this He has owned the adjacent parcels for at least 10 years. Wonder what he's interested in. One of the adjacent parcels that he owns had a small convenient store in it which closed shortly after the owner was (fatally?) shot in a robbery in 2001/2003.

 

3217 was also the location of 'Sam's showbar' which I was a strip club.

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Looks like a graphics communications union based in Cincinnati owns the building next door, at 3227 West 25th. Parcels south of that are owned by Nagi Abdelkarim.


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While DSDC submitted the application for the west-side project (it serves Stockyards & Brooklyn Centre), it's not in Detroit-Shoreway....

 

Low-income housing tax credits pave way for two residential projects in Cleveland

June 22, 2015

By STAN BULLARD   

 

The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cleveland Housing Network plan to undertake housing projects in Cleveland after receiving allocations of U.S. low-income housing tax credits administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

 

Detroit Shoreway and Cleveland Housing Network announced separately on Friday, June 19, that they had received allocations that will allow them to undertake, respectively, a $9 million conversion of the former Lion Knitting Mills Building, on West 25th Street at Meyer Avenue, and to construct an apartment for the elderly dubbed “Heritage Housing” on a site on East 97th Street north of Chester Avenue.

 

Lion Knitting will be converted into 36 loft-style units with affordable rents. The structure dates from 1919 and housed a garment firm that closed in 1990. Detroit Shoreway’s news release noted support from Dr. Akram Boutros, CEO of MetroHealth, and that of other officials as helpful in securing the award.

 

MORE

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150622/NEWS/150629969/low-income-housing-tax-credits-pave-way-for-two-residential-projects

 

EDIT: here's the building. It's the largest building still standing in this stretch of West 25th. Hopefully more will spring up soon, especially in the big vacant lot across West 25th...

 

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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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A small project, but a big victory in having a building renovated rather than demolished. This heavily Latino stretch of Fulton, although low/working-class, is active and populated so more affordable housing is a good thing. The building is the two-story box-shaped structure with white siding...

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/pdf/NWAgenda6-24-15.pdf

 

Near West Design Review District

Agenda

(8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 24th, 2015)

Dollar Bank, 3115 West 25th Street

 

8:30 a.m. 1. NW 2015-019: Residential Adaptive Re-Use Project ©

3272 Fulton Road

Project Representatives – T. Michael Tomsik, RA, LEED AP, Project

Architect; Steve Mazzone, Property Owner

Proposed adaptive re-use of a vacant 2-story former commercial stores & suites

building into a 3-dwelling unit apartment building. Project will save the structure

from demolition.

 

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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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More details on the Lion Knitting development from a non-copyrighted blog/press release....

 

http://brian-cummins.blogspot.com/2015/06/new-tax-credit-project-funded-in-clark.html?m=1

 

DETROIT SHOREWAY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Greg Baron

gbaron@dscdo.org

cell:  (216) 409-4801

June 19, 2015

 

Clark-Fulton, Cleveland, OH - The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) is pleased to announce that the Lofts at Lion Mills project has been awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funding for 2015 by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

 

The project is one of only three projects in Cuyahoga County to receive LIHTC funding for 2015. DSCDO is the only real estate developer in Cleveland, both non-profit and private, to receive LIHTC funding three years in a row.

 

The $9 million project is an adaptive reuse of a mostly vacant commercial structure to create thirty-six (36) loft-style units with affordable rents. Additional amenities include eighteen (18) parking spaces, an elevator, a laundry facility, a community room, and open-concept floor plans.

 

The building was originally constructed for the Lion Knitting Mills in 1919, which produced knitted goods for the military and private labels for 78 years. Due to foreign competition, the company closed down in 1990.

 

The building was later occupied by Kredo Industrial Supply and has since been used primarily for storage. The building is scheduled to be added to the National Register of Historic Places and federal historic tax credits will help finance the rehabilitation.

 

The building is located at the intersection of West 25th Street and Meyer Avenue, two blocks north of MetroHealth Hospital, the largest employer on the West Side of Cleveland with 6,000 jobs, and will support MetroHealths $1.2 billion campus transformation.

 

Other recent investments on West 25th Street

$50 million Nestlé ProfessionalNorth America expansion, which retains a Fortune 500 company and its 200 jobs in the community;

$1.5 million Aragon Ballroom project which will turn the historic ballroom into a banquet center for weddings and corporate events;

$200,000 "W25 Big Gig" project by One Community which will bring high speed fiber optic cable to the West 25th Street/Pearl Road Corridor from Detroit Avenue to State Road (funding for the project is provided by Councilmen Cummins, Cimperman, Brancatelli, and Kelley).

 

Lofts at Lion Mills, 3256 West 25th Street, Cleveland Ohio 44109

 

The Lofts at Lion Mills is at the southern end of the La Villa Hispana (The Hispanic Village) district which is centered around the West 25th St. & Clark Ave. intersection. The neighborhood has the highest density Latino population in the State of Ohio, and project partners in developing La Villa Hispana include the Hispanic Business Center, the Hispanic Alliance, MetroHealth, the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office (SCFBC) and others.

 

Mayor Frank Jackson designated the Lofts at Lion Mills project as one of three citywide priority projects recommended to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for low income housing tax credits. This designation helped the project receive bonus points in scoring.

 

The support of Dr. Akram Boutros, President and Chief Executive Officer of MetroHealth, was also critical to the project receiving funding. Councilman Brian Cummins has played a key role in the development of this project through his leadership and funding in helping DSCDO open a satellite office in July 2010 on Fulton Road to serve the neighborhoods of Stockyards, Clark-Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre.

 

Councilman Cummins and the SCFBC community development office have helped get 300 vacant and abandoned houses demolished in the past 5 years, and another 100 vacant and abandoned houses rehabbed. 

 

The Lofts at Lion Mills will help to advance an estimated $100 million in improvements (in addition to MetroHealths campus renewal) currently underway in the neighborhood.

 

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

The Gordon Square Arcade Atrium, 6516 Detroit Avenue, Suite 1

Cleveland, OH  44102-3057

(216) 961-4242 ex 224 (216) 961-8830 fax

www.detroitshoreway.org

 

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Posted 1 week ago by Brian Cummins


"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 would love to know more about this. Sounds like a guideplan designed around this academy, and a very creative and comprehensive one. Whatever attracts new, creative populations to our city....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/07172015/index.php

 

City Planning Commission

Agenda for July 17, 2015

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

The Dream Neighborhood

Presenter: Anthony Bango, Detroit Shoreway CDO

 

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If you go to the link for the above graphic -- http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/07172015/image/Dream_Neighborhood_06.jpg -- you can scroll through the rest of the presentation by clicking the right-arrow to the lower-left of the image. The last image in the presentation is image 11.

 


"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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FYI...

 

Dream Neighborhood aims to weave refugee housing into West Side neighborhoods

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Kat Oberst Ledger and her husband, Art, recall when West 48thStreet teemed with drug dealers and sounds of gunfire peppered the night. Now their street, near the intersection of Cleveland's Stockyards and Clark-Fulton neighborhoods, is quiet at sundown. Empty houses sit, windows boarded, awaiting demolition. A hummingbird sanctuary and gardens have sprung up on vacant lots.

 

During the last decade, the Ledgers say, the neighborhood has improved. It also has emptied out, thanks to foreclosures, abandonment and urban decay. But the Ledgers could be welcoming new neighbors – hailing from places as far-flung as Bhutan, Somalia and Ukraine – over the next few years,

 

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2015/07/dream_neighborhood_aims_to_wea.html#incart_river_mobileshort

 

 


"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 would love to know more about this. Sounds like a guideplan designed around this academy, and a very creative and comprehensive one. Whatever attracts new, creative populations to our city....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/07172015/index.php

 

City Planning Commission

Agenda for July 17, 2015

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

The Dream Neighborhood

Presenter: Anthony Bango, Detroit Shoreway CDO

 

If you go to the link for the above graphic -- http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/07172015/image/Dream_Neighborhood_06.jpg -- you can scroll through the rest of the presentation by clicking the right-arrow to the lower-left of the image. The last image in the presentation is image 11.

That's awesome!

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Cross-posted in Restaurants, Local Events, & Entertainment thread

 

The Stockyard, Clark-Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office would like to invite you to a Luncheon with Dr. Akram Boutros, CEO of the MetroHealth System.  The event will include lunch, a presentation by Dr. Boutros, Q&A, and networking opportunities.  The luncheon is a unique opportunity to meet and hear Dr. Boutros speak about his visions for the future of the hospital and our community.

 

For more information, please visit the event posting here.

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"State-of-the art" replaces "antiquated" when new Max Hayes career high school opens Tuesday

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer

on August 16, 2015 at 6:30 AM, updated August 16, 2015 at 9:46 AM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Kelly Wittman jokes that she should have a golf cart or Segway to move around the new Max Hayes career training high school.

 

The school, after all, is 550 feet from end to end - almost two football fields long and almost all on the ground floor.

 

As principal, Wittman will open the new school Tuesday that skips the three-story design of the old Max Hayes High School for one that avoids the challenges of hauling heavy equipment and supplies up stairs or an elevator.

 

MORE:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/08/state-of-the_art_replaces_anti.html


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I saw this in the board of zoning agenda for August 31. The address points to an existing 2-story brick building on Clark. The agenda requests a variance along W 65th and the existing building doesn't stretch anywhere near the interection. So this is clearly new construction. I just hope it isn't some crappy dollar store or auto parts store with a parking lot and rear entrance. The area isn't exactly booming so I am not expecting much.

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr08-31-2015.pdf

 

9:30 Ward 3

Calendar No. 15-172: 6605 Clark Avenue Joe Cimperman

23 Notices

MAP Partnership, owner, proposes to erect a new retail store in a C2 Local Retail Business District

and a B3 General Industry District. The owner appeals for relief from the following sections of the

Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

1. Section 357.07 which states that a 10’ setback is required along Clark Avenue and a 0’ setback is proposed.

2. Section 357.05(a) which states that a 5’ setback along W. 65th Street is required and a 0’ setback is proposed.

3. Section 352.10 which states that a 6 foot wide landscape strip is required along W. 65th St. where the parking abuts the street and 5.97’ is proposed.

4. Section 343.18(d) which states that the maximum width of a driveway shall be 30’ with a curb cut of not more than 60’ ; 37’ and 32’ are proposed on W. 65th St. and Clark Ave. respectively. (filed August 5, 2015)

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I saw this in the board of zoning agenda for August 31. The address points to an existing 2-story brick building on Clark. The agenda requests a variance along W 65th and the existing building doesn't stretch anywhere near the interection. So this is clearly new construction. I just hope it isn't some crappy dollar store or auto parts store with a parking lot and rear entrance. The area isn't exactly booming so I am not expecting much.

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2015/crr08-31-2015.pdf

 

9:30 Ward 3

Calendar No. 15-172: 6605 Clark Avenue Joe Cimperman

23 Notices

MAP Partnership, owner, proposes to erect a new retail store in a C2 Local Retail Business District

and a B3 General Industry District. The owner appeals for relief from the following sections of the

Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

1. Section 357.07 which states that a 10’ setback is required along Clark Avenue and a 0’ setback is proposed.

2. Section 357.05(a) which states that a 5’ setback along W. 65th Street is required and a 0’ setback is proposed.

3. Section 352.10 which states that a 6 foot wide landscape strip is required along W. 65th St. where the parking abuts the street and 5.97’ is proposed.

4. Section 343.18(d) which states that the maximum width of a driveway shall be 30’ with a curb cut of not more than 60’ ; 37’ and 32’ are proposed on W. 65th St. and Clark Ave. respectively. (filed August 5, 2015)

 

Yes. http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/brd/detailDR.php?ID=1705&CASE=NW%202014-028

 

See: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,2597.msg745280.html#msg745280

 

KJP, in your message (that I linked above), you mentioned it was the reputed mobster; I presume the discrepancy in spelling (colombo in the Zoning docket, and Columbo in your article - http://www.americanmafia.com/Feature_Articles_16.html ) is just an error?

 

 

PS, mods may want to merge this topic with http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,2597.0.html

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