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I like it because it isn't very contemporary, because it has so many classic elements.

This is actually very contemporary. Contemporary is not defined by a look. There are tons of different styles going on right now across the world. I would say that contemporary has more to do with building materials and use even than aesthetic at times.

 

If this is contemporary, then I guess I like contemporary.  I like the brick, the copious windows, the balconies, the stylistic flourishes, the overall resemblance to prewar apartment stock.  I'm happy there's nothing on it that looks like corrugated aluminum, vinyl siding, or construction paper.

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With all the momentum on Scranton, does anyone know if Ferry Cap and Set Screw still uses their building under the abbey bridge?  It looks empty, but I can't tell. Every time I pass it I think it would make an amazing conversion, ala Tremont Place Lofts.

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They moved to Lakewood over in the screw factory (ironically) I believe, so it is empty. Ahhheemmm jrosen. You and your team should jump all over that one. I'm sure the environmental cleanup of that site is a little more intense than the awning building or fair mount though

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That's much larger than I was expecting. Wonder how many units it will end up being.

 

They proposed 60,000 square feet in their BZA variance request: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,1699.msg781081.html#msg781081

 

So you figure a rough average of about 1,000 sf per unit. So 60 units +/-.


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So wait a minute these are condo's, for sale units? 60 units, that's kind of a big deal isn't it? I wonder if they have sold any pre-sale.

And I really love these. Cleveland based firms like MAKER and Dimit are really doing great stuff here.

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Says condos in their BZA application.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Does anyone know anything about this lot on west 25th?  There is a lot of land over here and it's right between tremont proper and ohio city.

 

Yes, a guy named Chuck Colombo (Colombo Enterprises) owns most of the land from Barber north to the bend in West 25th and over to about West 30th. But he's owned that land for about 15 years. Colombo, a convicted felon, also is trying to develop a Dollar Store or Family Dollar at West 65th and Clark.

 

The land north of the bend in West 25th and along that street was acquired from Colombo a year ago by Horizon Education Centers.


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Isn't it a part of that "Dream Neighborhood" project?

 

I don't believe it's considered part of it, but it's certainly close to it.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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NW 2015-035  The Lincoln Condominiums

 

2410 Scranton Road

Project Representative:  Westleigh Harper, Principal, Horton Harper Architects

 

Proposed construction of a 5/6-story tall residential condominium building at the SW corner of Scranton Road and Willey Avenue, containing 25 for-sale residential units and 46 covered and secured private parking spaces.  Phase I along Scranton will be 4-5 stories in height and include 12 one-story flats and 2 two-story units.  The 6-story Phase II portion will include 11 two-story units fronting on Willey Avenue

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/pdf/NW_Agenda12-9-15.pdf

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Project is moving right along. Some more "graphic" details....

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2015/12182015/index.php

 

City Planning Commission

Agenda for December 18, 2015

 

NW2015-035 – The Lincoln Condominiums: Seeking Final Approval

Project Address: 2410 Scranton Road

Project Representative: Westleigh Harper, Horton Harper Architects

 

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The building at the corner of Scranton and Willey was taken down yesterday to make way for The Lincoln.

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A couple of renders of the Wagner Awning conversion from their Facebook page. Interior demo is underway. Wish the utility lines were really gone as they are in this image.

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With such a large project going in, and the Creamery Building adjacent, it won't be long before someone gets a smart idea about the Pizza Pan building(formerly the Silver Fox, Tremont's classiest "show" bar). Hopefully it's someone with enough bank to making something really great happen.

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Not sure if this has opened yet.

 

Ushabu - New Japanese Restaurant for Tremont1/6/2016 |

 

Ushabu is a new Japanese restaurant slated to open at 2173 Professor Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood in early 2016. The restaurant will serve shabu-shabu, a Japanese style of dining similar to fondue, which features hotpots at the table for patrons to cook their own fresh meat, seafood and vegetables in a selected style of broth, all accompanied by a variety of dipping sauces.

 

http://www.rethinkcleveland.org/Media-Center/News.aspx

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Hmm... Does that architectural rendering software have a clipart woman ID'd as "Chick with legs up to her neck"?


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Ushabu is not open yet. There is also a fitness thing under construction into the three story building across the street, behind the 5/3 Bank. At least that's what the permit on the window said, "fitness thing." If I see the clipart bro in a Tapout tshirt milling around the area, I'll ask if he knows anything.

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Ushabu is not open yet. There is also a fitness thing under construction into the three story building across the street, behind the 5/3 Bank. At least that's what the permit on the window said, "fitness thing." If I see the clipart bro in a Tapout tshirt milling around the area, I'll ask if he knows anything.

 

He's obviously bothering that woman.

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I love that The Lincoln carefully rendered some of the potholes on Scranton. Really adds to the ambiance there.

 

Ushabu is not open yet. There is also a fitness thing under construction into the three story building across the street, behind the 5/3 Bank. At least that's what the permit on the window said, "fitness thing." If I see the clipart bro in a Tapout tshirt milling around the area, I'll ask if he knows anything.

 

He's obviously bothering that woman.

 

They're usually from a website called Skalgabbar. In case she piqued your interest.

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Also noticed on Scranton Avenue just north of Kenilworth, the house and small industrial building on the right were demolished - anyone know if something worth mentioning is going in?

 

According to a BZA docket from March, a massive single family house. I'd say that is pretty noteworthy considering what the area has looked like in the recent past. There is quite a lot of momentum in the Scranton corridor.

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2016/crr03-07-2016.pdf

 

<snip>, owners, propose to construct a new 3,929 square foot single family

residence in a C2 Local Retail Business District. The owners appeal for relief from the following

sections of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

1. Section 355.04 which states that the maximum gross floor area for a ‘C’ Area District is ½ lot

area the lot area is 3,850 square feet therefore half of the lot area is 1,925 square feet. The

appellant is proposing 3,925 square feet.

2. Section 357.07(a) which states that the specific front yard setback is 10’-0” where the

appellant is proposing a setback of 8’-7”.

3. Section 357.09(b)(1) which states that no building shall be erected less than 10’ from a main

building on an adjoining lot.

4. Section 357.09(b)(2)(B) which states that in a Two-Family District no interior side yard

occupied by a dwelling house shall be less than five (5) feet in width for a corner lot, nor less

than three (3) feet in width for an interior lot, nor shall the aggregate width of side yards on

the same premises be less than ten (10) feet. However, the width of any such interior side

yard shall in no case be less than one-fourth (1/4) the height of the main building on the

premises. The building height is approximately 42’-6” and the required side yard should be ¼

the height which is approximately 10.6’ where 5 feet side yards are proposed, thus the

proposed aggregate yard is 10 feet.

5. Section 341.02(b) which states that City Planning approval is required prior to the issuance of a

building permit. (Filed January 29, 2016)

 

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3,850 sq ft is only one of those lots.  So there might be more stuff coming if someone is clearing more of that land.

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I checked the properties north and south of the two parcels owned by Gina Lopez (the owner of the land on which the big house would be built), and saw a property changed hands earlier this month. First, to the south of Lopez's land is Nicholas Kulon's property, at 2341 Scranton. He bought that in 2012 for $136,565.

 

The recent transaction is to the north of Lopez's two parcels. On March 7, 2016, Gustave R. Molnar bought four parcels between Scranton and West 16th for $210,000 from M & M RESTORATION INC. Despite the purchase, the tax mailing address for these properties remains at M&M Restoration. Those four parcels total 11,330 sf or about 1/4 of an acre. The northernmost parcel is at the north end of West 16th.

 

North of those four parcels is the start of Scranton-Averell Co. property. S-A owns most of Scranton Peninsula (or at least what Forest City doesn't own).


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The Molnar property will have a townhouse project. Number of units TBA. The single family house proposal is just south of the townhomes project.

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The Molnar property will have a townhouse project. Number of units TBA. The single family house proposal is just south of the townhomes project.

 

Thanks!


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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That's wild news.  Too funny/interesting how this little area has taken off.  Originally we were thinking town homes for across from Wagner Awning but the site seems large enough to possibly do something more vertically significant and mixed-use.

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jrosen[/member] You helped cause the space between Ohio City and Tremont to fill in! Walworth Run contains some of the city's earliest history. Because of all the swampy land, mosquitoes and disease, the place where Mose Cleaveland landed wasn't habitable. But the lands just upstream were, and Walworth Run was one of them. It offered water power for some of the city's earliest industries like lumber mills, grist mills, tanneries, blacksmiths and brick kilns. Since the Scranton Road streetcar line was discontinued on April Fools Day, 1929, this area has been largely been passed over (physically too!) and neglected ever since -- until the last few years.


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How about a small-scale mixed use development? Ground floor retail with two apartments above. This is right across the street from Edisons, a couple houses south of Scoops. FYI, there is an empty storefront with a tiny house on that lot now (which would be demo'ed):

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2016/crr05-09-2016.pdf

 

2376 Professor Ave.

 

{snip}, owner proposes to erect a three story retail and two dwelling unit building in a C1

General Retail Business District. The owner appeals for relief from section 357.09(b)(2)© of the

Cleveland Codified Ordinances which states that an interior side yard equal to one fourth the height

of the building is required where a 1 foot 4 inches side yard is proposed (Filed March 31, 2016).

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How about a small-scale mixed use development? Ground floor retail with two apartments above. This is right across the street from Edisons, a couple houses south of Scoops. FYI, there is an empty storefront with a tiny house on that lot now (which would be demo'ed):

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2016/crr05-09-2016.pdf

 

2376 Professor Ave.

 

{snip}, owner proposes to erect a three story retail and two dwelling unit building in a C1

General Retail Business District. The owner appeals for relief from section 357.09(b)(2)© of the

Cleveland Codified Ordinances which states that an interior side yard equal to one fourth the height

of the building is required where a 1 foot 4 inches side yard is proposed (Filed March 31, 2016).

 

Nice! At first I thought it was a 5 story building, "three story retail and two dwelling unit building;" however,  three stories is perfect for the location/neighborhood.

 

This is Portland, OR-style infill, which the city is seeing probably 30-50 low rise (2-4 stories) mixed-used projects being built around the city neighborhoods, many in areas where single family residential used to sit.  I know I'm a bit biased, but I strongly suggest Cleveland city developers and leaders take a visit to Portland to see what solid modern, mid-sized city infill looks like.  Or visit Tremont to view this new development :)

 

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Did they tear down century old buildings in Portland? I'm all for infill on vacant lots, but I just don't see the point of tearing down the historic fabric of Tremont when huge swaths of the city are pasture. This just reeks of laziness in the the form of an unwillingness to rehab and greed in the form of maximizing square footage of units while using materials that are actually less durable than those in the buildings being demolished.

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Nice! At first I thought it was a 5 story building, "three story retail and two dwelling unit building;" however,  three stories is perfect for the location/neighborhood.

 

Interesting thought! I didn't read it that way. I was just guessing on the layout based on the other buildings in the area. If they are requesting variances, it must have gone through the block club.

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Did they tear down century old buildings in Portland? I'm all for infill on vacant lots, but I just don't see the point of tearing down the historic fabric of Tremont when huge swaths of the city are pasture. This just reeks of laziness in the the form of an unwillingness to rehab and greed in the form of maximizing square footage of units while using materials that are actually less durable than those in the buildings being demolished.

 

 

I need to see what exactly what they're building and tearing down to have a true opinion. 

 

So they are demoing the two houses next to Scoops, correct?  https://www.google.com/maps/place/2376+Professor+Ave,+cleveland+oh/@41.480034,-81.68513,3a,75y,229.83h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1siVTSx43PFqKfDAq0qqR4Hg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x272171febc959e8b?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsseDE2rDMAhUO62MKHfqmDskQxB0IHTAA

 

I agree the one will the storefront potential is never a good feel, but extending the way of retail off of Scoops seems like an improvement for the future.

 

But yes,  I've seen smaller single family housing torn down for extending retail/mixed use development in Portland.  Ironically, it's actually a pretty good comparison to Cleveland, as they are numerous Tremont-esque and Detroit Shoreway-esque neighborhoods where smaller wood-framed houses exist along main roads.  Here's a great example of two wood-framed housed being knocked down for a mixed-use development extending the retail wall and immediately across the street is a mixed used development recently completed.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Portland,+OR/@45.5529029,-122.6755196,3a,75y,259.47h,93.12t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1suQwTZfeL1cGsyxcddVlM6Q!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DuQwTZfeL1cGsyxcddVlM6Q%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D49.457706%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x54950b0b7da97427:0x1c36b9e6f6d18591!6m1!1e1

 

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To see that cute storefront space remain empty in such a vibrant neighborhood...I don't know if that speaks more to the owners, or to some larger issue with the neighborhood.

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So they are demoing the two houses next to Scoops, correct?

 

The county property search shows only the house with the storefront changing hands. Unless the ownership of the other property is contingent on the variances or whatever, it appears the development is just for the one property. That would leave the single family house between this and Scoops still standing.

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Another decent sized apartment building being planned for a vacant lot on the North End. Plans should be making their way through soon. I think I kept that vague enough.

Constantinos plans will be popping up within the next month as well for their West 14th location in the old mansion/art gallery by Fairfield.

Sign was up on the Tremont Black site that said they were 100% sold.

Also, ODOT is putting in a new park east of the new I90 bridge where West 14th used to go. Metro Parks will oversee it's maintenance. I wasn't surprised but still almost cried when I heard that the new lots around and under the new bridges were going to become pay lots down the road. I'll miss my free downtown parking :|

 

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^Cool, thanks. Sounds like you can't say much, but I can think of a couple possible sites. And somewhat related, I'm guessing its days are numbered (if not for this project, then another), but I hope the Cleveland Marble Mosaic Co building can be incorporated into a new project and not just bulldozed.

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