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St. Michael's school on Scranton is going up for auction today. Open up your wallets UO! Funny enough I remember we were trying to talk JRosen into buying it. ;) (link from 2016). Edit: Since it wasn't mentioned in the article, this is at 3146 Scranton Rd.

 

http://realestate.cleveland.com/realestate-news/2018/02/former_st_michaels_school_in_t.html

 

Former St. Michael's School in Tremont hits the auction block after foreclosure (photos)

 

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Stone faces, their mouths agape, gaze over Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood from the facade of the former St. Michael's School on Scranton Road. In alcoves, white marble saints look skyward, as if contemplating what comes next - or awaiting a savior.

 

The vacant building certainly needs a champion. In the wake of a foreclosure, the early 1900s Gothic Revival structure is scheduled for auction today.

 

The lowest acceptable bid for the property, which also includes a former convent, is $600,000. That's two-thirds of what the real estate is worth, based on a recent appraisal, and the minimum required by the court process.

 

Auctioneer George Kiko isn't sure whether St. Michael's will sell, despite its location on the edge of one of Cleveland's hottest neighborhoods. He's talked to representatives of charter schools, apartment developers and a Kentucky scrapper interested in peeling off the statues, tearing down the building and selling off the parts. But the price - along with the size of the project - has been a deterrent.

 

The scrapper passed, Kiko added.

 

Thank God for that.

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Man that is a pretty exterior.  Coaster cities would kill to have an ornate building like that for $600K. 

 

I say brewery on first floor and apartments above :)

 

I’ve been to two school house breweries before, one in Colorado Springs and one in Portland.

 

What a destination it would be for CLE... I know,  money...

 

EDIT:

 

Here’s the brewery in Portland: https://www.mcmenamins.com/kennedy-school

 

Here’s the brewery in Colorado Springs:

https://www.denverpost.com/2013/06/10/bristol-brewing-co-in-colorado-springs-moves-into-renovated-school-and-more-beer-news/

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600 is way too much. This is a perfect project for Key, Metro, the CDC they formed and a development partner to all share risk. But expecting a private developer to do this on their own is unrealistic. This really needs to be a public private partnership. The building deserves it.

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600 is way too much. This is a perfect project for Key, Metro, the CDC they formed and a development partner to all share risk. But expecting a private developer to do this on their own is unrealistic. This really needs to be a public private partnership. The building deserves it.

 

Back to the drawing board I guess.

 

http://realestate.cleveland.com/realestate-news/2018/02/former_st_michaels_school_in_t_1.html

 

Former St. Michael's School in Tremont fails to sell at auction; nobody hits minimum bid (photos)

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An early-1900s school building in Tremont failed to sell at a foreclosure auction Wednesday, after a round of halfhearted bidding that fell far short of the $600,000 minimum sale price.

 

Now discussions about the future of St. Michael's School, which is vacant, will head back to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. And KeyBank, the lender on the property, will have to decide whether to cut the price, solicit bids again or pursue another path.

 

Auctioneer George Kiko tried to rally the small crowd of curiosity-seekers and potential buyers that gathered early Wednesday afternoon inside the building's auditorium. But bidding stalled around $350,000.

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Board of Zoning Appeals

 

March 12, 2018

9:30

Calendar No. 18-036: 2280 West 11 Street Ward 3

Kerry McCormack

19 Notices

JCJ Tremont LLC, owner, proposes to change use from church to office in a B1 Multi-Family

Residential District. The owner appeals for relief from the strict application of the following sections

of the Codified Ordinances:

1. Section 337.08 which states that Office use is not permitted in the Multi-Family Residential

District but first permitted in Local Retail

2. Section 359.01 which states that expansion of nonconformance requires BZA approval. (Filed

February 1, 2018)

 


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Trio restaurant planned for Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood

 

The folks behind 111 Bistro have their sights on northern expansion, with a new restaurant - Trio - planned for Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood.

 

Anthony Scolaro and Meghan Pender, who opened 111 Bistro on Medina Road just east of Interstate 71 in 2014, announced via social media they are opening the second location in Tremont.

 

The rollout of details is thin - no specific location or target opening date mentioned

 

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/03/trio_restaurant_planned_for_cl.html

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Trio restaurant to move into Bac Asian space in Tremont

 

Trio - the new restaurant from 111 Bistro owners Meghan Pender and Anthony Scolaro - will be located in the space occupied by Bac Asian American Bistro & Bar, chef Anthony Scolaro said Wednesday.

 

The move is part of a recent restaurant shift, with Bac Asian announcing it is moving into the Old City Libations spot in Cleveland's Gordon Square neighborhood.

 

Scolaro said Trio is expected to open in "early to mid June."

 

Scolaro and Pender - graduates of the University of Akron's hospitality management program - have owned 111 Bistro in Medina for four years. They have envisioned a chance to stretch their culinary boundaries for some time, but the Tremont expansion came up quickly, he said.

 

"It was kind of something we didn't necessarily see coming," he said. "We kind of had this opportunity come up. We were involved in a whole other project when we got the phone call to check this place out."

 

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/03/trio_restaurant_to_move_into_b.html

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It's actually in the Tremont CDC planning area, but the invasion continues to approach Scranton Peninsula....

 

Developer buys big Flats building

March 21, 2018 10:13 am

By STAN BULLARD

 

The Ferry Cap & Set Screw Co. complex, a significant but long-empty group of structures on the Scranton Peninsula in Cleveland's Flats, has a new owner with a track record for residential apartment and townhouse projects.

 

The property, comprising a five-story building with views of Lake Erie as well as another five sections with a total of almost 180,000 square feet of space, fronts on Scranton Road but is near Abbey Avenue and University Road. It abuts Scranton Flats, an urban park between Scranton Road and Cuyahoga River on the peninsula's south side.

 

Jim Wymer, WXZ president and CEO, confirmed his company's interest in the property for a Crain's story last September on trends auguring a rise in development activity on the peninsula. He said at that time he wanted to primarily pursue redeveloping the properties for residential use. The complex's namesake manufacturer exited it in 2005 for a Lakewood location.

 

MORE:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180321/NEWS/180329987/developer-buys-big-flats-building


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That's fantastic news!  I've had my eye on that building for a long time, wondering when someone would turn it into a showpiece development for the city.  I'm a sucker for complexes of buildings with lots of different levels, rooflines, and non-rectilinear layouts.  There was also a demo permit pulled for some of the complex a couple weeks ago. I wonder if maybe it's just some internal demo, or those small one story buildings out front.  Those would be no big loss.

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Ditto, this is fantastic!  Hopefully they do demo the smaller front buildings.  There is so much potential in that building

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That triangular area between the main building by Abbey, through the slew of single-story buildings over toward University Road would be a great area for a bunch of townhouses.


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

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From the Crain's story:

 

"The property, comprising a five-story building with views of Lake Erie..."

 

I hope they didn't factor the lake views into the sale price because lake views there most certainly are not.

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So these two industrial buildings are slated for demolition. They sit just behind the Ferry Cap building.  I seem to recall reading that this may be part of a project involving NEORSD. The owner is listed as Scranton Averell whom I believe also own the Ferry Cap.  I think Scranton Averell indicated at the time the sewer district project may stand in the way of any development at Ferry Cap. Anyone know anything different?

 

2151 SCRANTON RD

CLEVELAND OH 44113

 

2111 SCRANTON AVE

CLEVELAND OH 44113

 

Here is the back story that mentions the Ferry Cap and NEORSD involvement.

 

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170903/news/134256/long-term-trends-revive-development-pulse-scranton-peninsula

 

Both 2151 and 2111 Scranton Rd transferred to 2151 Scranton Acquisition LLC. Here is an aerial of the two parcels. Based on the demo permits posted by freethink, I'd guess everything except for the 5 story structure on the right will be cleared.

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I'd be comfortable betting the long-term plan includes a decent amount of townhouses in place of the lower-rise buildings.

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Agreed. That's a lot of land for a developer which has historically built townhouses to let lie fallow.


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I'd be comfortable betting the long-term plan includes a decent amount of townhouses in place of the lower-rise buildings.

 

Probably true, and it wouldn't be WXZ's first time following that pattern. They are renovating the former College Club mansion in Cleveland Heights and building townhomes on the remainder of the property (see for more detail). Though this location is perfect for new construction apartments (or condos please!). I'd love to see a couple 5-6 story apartment buildings with below grade parking lining Scranton and University.

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http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2018/crr04-09-2018.pdf

 

April 9, 2018

9:30

Calendar No. 18-052: 430 Jefferson Avenue Ward 3

Kerry McCormack

17 Notices

JSAW3 LTD., owner, proposes to establish use as retail and 6 dwelling units in a B1Two Family

Residential District. The owner appeals for relief from the strict application of the following sections

of the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

1. Section 349.04 which states that four off street parking spaces are required for the retail space

and six off street spaces are required for dwelling units and only four off street spaces are

proposed.

2. Section 355.03 which states that no yard, open space or lot area provided for any building or

group of buildings shall be reduced or again considered as the yard, open space or lot area

required for any other building or additional construction of the same lot or on another lot.

3. Section 355.04(b) which states that the maximum gross floor area shall not exceed ½ of the

lot area. (filed February 26, 2018)

 


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This sounds like a cool development, and it also sounds like the same development as above, except for the transposed address number...

 

Near West Design Review Case Report

 

W. 5TH/JEFFERSON MIXED-USE BUILDING

 

Back Return to Case List | Start Over | Print Report (PDF format)

 

Project Information

 

Near West Case #  NW 2018-007

 

Address: 403 Jefferson Avenue

Company: Horton-Harper Architects

Architect: Horton-Harper Architects

Description:

Adaptive re-use of a 2-story stores & suites building into a mixed use project to complement the adjacent new 10-unit, fee simple townhome project approved earlier this year.  The adaptive re-use project will consist of 6 residential condo units, two of which will be affordable), as well as a 1,700 sf retail shop in the basement level, along with four off-street parking spaces.


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Sounds like the project changed. It was originally going to be two condos on the second floor and retail on the ground floor (with a large patio) and basement. Now just the basement? Pity I thought more retail here would have been a great idea. Given the number of units I wonder if they are just going to rehab it now instead of rebuild.

 

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It will be rehabbed into 6 condominiums (3 on 1st floor, 3 on 2nd floor) with Shaker Cycle going into the basement/Jefferson entry.

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we don't know.  we think what is next for us is the project where the Lincoln used to be on the corner of Scranton and Wiley. 

 

misterjoshr[/member] Would this be your first new-construction project? And would you consider condos?


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we considered condos but to make that site work you have to build to a certain scale....and the prospect of that many condos made me nervous.  We know the rental market here pretty well and I think we can create a good option on the site to go along with Creamery and Wagner Awning

The site across from Wagner Awning is much more likely to be condos

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and yes, we did new construction in oberlin.  but it was so long ago, I don't remember what it is like to look up at a ceiling and need see it exposed with duct work etc running through it :)

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Thanks. Good luck! Walworth Run has a tremendous early history in the development of Cleveland--including where Cleveland's first mayor rolled up his sleeves the late 1840s and personally started laying one of the city's first railroad tracks so that his company wouldn't lose a state charter. http://www.clevelandmemory.org/ebooks/kennedy/c13.html


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This project at 2319 Scranton Road just started construction (see attached). Currently working on the foundation.

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we don't know.  we think what is next for us is the project where the Lincoln used to be on the corner of Scranton and Wiley. 

 

Far be it from me to tell somebody else how to spend their money --- but I hope you guys can stick with the original Lincoln design with dark brick. ;D

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Those changes on the front date back to at least 1963. It looks like a nice refresh.

 

Here is the updated renderings for the old storefront at 5th and Jefferson. Aesthetically I like the rehab more than the modern design (see above), but both looked good. I'm more disappointed there won't be retail on the ground floor.

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2018/04062018/index.php

 

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http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2018/06152018/index.php

 

NEAR WEST DESIGN REVIEW

 

NW2018-014 – Grosvenor Place Apartment Building New Construction: Seeking Final Approval

Project Location: West 7th Street and Jefferson Avenue

Project Representative: Paul Beegan, Architect

 

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The flat tan & grey panels along the street make it look like the backside of the building rather than a place where the building greets pedestrians and presents a dialog with the historic Gospel Press Building. 

Some deeper window casings, sills, and mullions would add more texture to the panels will make them appear less "lifeless." Depth at the windows will help it relate better to all the surrounding structures.  The current design appears to have been plunked down indiscriminately without regard to the rest of the neighborhood. 

 

Most of it looks really great.  This particular aspect looks incredibly cha-cheap.

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Agreed some additional detailing would be nice, like brick sills or lintels. The tan is actually brick, so it's thankfully not just a sea of gray cement board.

 

The interaction with the sidewalk is fine. There is plenty of glass from the corner to the first floor entrance. Even the fitness center that's partially below grade has windows. We all love the Gospel Press building, but if we're talking sidewalk presence all you see is an 8 foot brick wall to the Spotted Owl entrance.

 

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Random Question: Anyone have any idea of what factory used to exist on the site of where the "Cleveland Fun Wall" used to exist? I knew it became a popular skate spot until it was torn down. I was curious as it is a fairly large property and close to Ohio City and Tremont. Address is W 28th Pl. Thanks guys!

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Random Question: Anyone have any idea of what factory used to exist on the site of where the "Cleveland Fun Wall" used to exist? I knew it became a popular skate spot until it was torn down. I was curious as it is a fairly large property and close to Ohio City and Tremont. Address is W 28th Pl. Thanks guys!

 

 

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That's all owned by Columbo Enterprises now, a firm founded by Charles "Chuck" Columbo who learned about real estate from his former mentor, Salvatore "Sam" Vecchio. Google them and see what you get. ;)

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That's all owned by Columbo Enterprises now, a firm founded by Charles "Chuck" Columbo who learned about real estate from his former mentor, Salvatore "Sam" Vecchio. Google them and see what you get. ;)

 

Great...

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