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Game on: $28M indoor sports complex coming to Erie County

SANDUSKY — Consider it a double-play combination where children from across the nation can compete on neighboring world-class facilities in Erie County.

 

During Thursday’s public county commission meeting, a host of entities came to terms on constructing a $28 million indoor youth athletic complex. It’ll be located next to the outdoor Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center on Cleveland Road (U.S. 6) in Sandusky.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201710050026

 

This facility will be located next to Cedar Point's new Sports Force Park (https://sportsforceparkssandusky.com/) and the proposed "The Landing" park in the post above.

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The Landing coming to Sandusky's unexplored frontier

SANDUSKY — A proposed pathway not only incorporates elements of its natural environment but also introduces and invites locals to check out Sandusky’s relatively uncharted waterfront region.

 

Preliminary drawings for a $24 million project, called Landing Park, show the nature trail encircling a 27-acre section off Cleveland Road (U.S. 6), behind, or just north of, Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center.

 

Great renderings and the full story here: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201711190009

 

Damn.

 

All told, and as proposed, the project could take 15 years to complete.

 

So I read that as it may take 25 years to complete. I'm starting to resent amazing looking projects that I may not live to see lol.

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The Landing coming to Sandusky's unexplored frontier

SANDUSKY — A proposed pathway not only incorporates elements of its natural environment but also introduces and invites locals to check out Sandusky’s relatively uncharted waterfront region.

 

Preliminary drawings for a $24 million project, called Landing Park, show the nature trail encircling a 27-acre section off Cleveland Road (U.S. 6), behind, or just north of, Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center.

 

Great renderings and the full story here: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201711190009

 

Damn.

 

All told, and as proposed, the project could take 15 years to complete.

 

So I read that as it may take 25 years to complete. I'm starting to resent amazing looking projects that I may not live to see lol.

 

I hear you! Hopefully this project can be achieved much sooner....it appears to have widespread support!

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Check out downtown Sandusky's new market

 

SANDUSKY — A longtime grocer believes he can successfully produce something completely foreign to the Sandusky market.

 

Popular in Europe, Mike Graley envisions his multifaceted upscale venture as a one-stop shop for consumers to visit multiple times a day, with essentially each hour offering an ever-evolving edible experience.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201710310019

 

NOTE: It looks like this is the same "Vita Urbana" that didn't do so well in Cleveland. Hopefully it'll succeed in Sandusky....

I completely forgot this place existed.

 

The million dollar question....

 

"We offered great solutions for the community," he said. "Unfortunately after a year and a half we could not hit our projections. Still unsure why."

 

Battery Park restaurant Vita Urbana closes

 

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/12/vita_urbana_restaurant_closes.html#incart_river_home

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Incredible news....

 

College campus pushed forward in downtown Sandusky

 

SANDUSKY — Two Ohio-based institutions partnered on a proposed multimillion-dollar project, representing, quite possibly, the most significant investment ever made in downtown Sandusky.

 

Through an unprecedented public-private partnership, Cedar Fair and Bowling Green State University want to create a college paired with a campus-style environment somewhere within the city’s central business district.

 

It’s possible the academic center, solely focused on teaching tourism-related courses, and a related residential setting, housing upward of 200 students year-round, could open by 2020.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201802070028

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$14M project proposed for the Feick Building

 

SANDUSKY — A multimillion-dollar proposal calls for reactivating one of downtown Sandusky’s tallest and largest buildings.

 

During Monday’s public meeting, city commissioners backed a financial package specifically tailored for project developer Marous Brothers Construction to revamp and modernize the empty Feick Building on East Market Street.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201803260013

 

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I'm hopeful the tax credit is approved for this project! *fingers crossed*

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Renaissance Too starting $1M project in downtown Sandusky

 

SANDUSKY — Believing in Sandusky’s renaissance, they, too, want to make a sizable investment in the community.

 

During a recent public meeting, city commissioners designated $115,000 in local grant funds so Sandusky-based company Renaissance Too can pursue a complete renovation project at 125 E. Water St. by Daly’s Pub.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201803270014

 

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This renovated building will be the new home of the Lake Erie Shores & Islands tourist and visitor's bureau.  Right now, their office is located near Sandusky Mall south of town.

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Was in sandusky twice this year already,..seemed like it was already tourist season in mid january and last week!

 

*not sure if its open to public, but the sunday brunch at sandusky yacht club is amazing!

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Can owner re-invent Sandusky Mall?

 

PERKINS TWP. — What’s to become of the Sandusky Mall, the city’s namesake premiere shopping center for the last 45 years?

 

A lot of people are asking that question with news about the latest departure of a large retailer: Elder-Beerman, a clothing store, announced this week its closing all of its stores, including the one at Sandusky Mall.

 

It’s been bad news after bad news for the mall. Last year the Macy’s store and Charming Charlie both closed and the year before, the iconic Sears left.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201804200010

 

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In the age of the dying mall, it amazes me that until 2016, the Sandusky Mall was doing relatively well. Now, 3 department store spaces will be empty. It'll be interesting to see what happens....

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Anybody go??

 

'Pride' coming to Sandusky this summer

 

SANDUSKY — Organizers are proud to announce a new, all-inclusive event endorsing equality while targeting togetherness.

 

The inaugural Sandusky Pride festival takes place June 21-24.

 

In short, all festivities revolve around raising awareness for LGBT — shortened from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — issues.

 

Still in a development phase, Pride committee members want to host events underscoring unity and uniqueness. Among some activities planned include a drag queen kickball game, a beauty pageant and a street fair-style party complete with vendors and merchandise retailers. Most events should occur from areas in and around downtown.

 

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201801300014

 

https://sandusky2018.com/event/sandusky-pride-festival/

 

https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/06/new-lgbtq-pride-parades-2018/563513/

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Once again, SpaceX lands at NASA Plum Brook

 

PERKINS TWP. — The world’s leading private company in manufacturing and launching spacecraft needed a world-class public facility to test its latest cutting-edge product.

 

So SpaceX representatives returned to the NASA Plum Brook Station in Erie County for a groundbreaking project.

 

Known as the Crew Dragon, or Dragon 2, it’s described by SpaceX as a “next-generation spacecraft designed to carry humans to the International Space Station and other destinations.”

 

FULL STORY:  http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201806270033

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TOD in Sandusky?? Yep! The location is on the same block as Sandusky's downtown transit hub. The students and residents will have easy access to all of STS's bus lines to travel throughout the city and region.

 

 

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1 minute ago, KJP said:

TOD in Sandusky?? Yep! The location is on the same block as Sandusky's downtown transit hub. The students and residents will have easy access to all of STS's bus lines to travel throughout the city and region.

 

 

 

 

Here are some additional renderings and the location of the site in downtown Sandusky. 

 

 

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On 11/27/2017 at 10:52 AM, tcjoe1985 said:

Game on: $28M indoor sports complex coming to Erie County

SANDUSKY — Consider it a double-play combination where children from across the nation can compete on neighboring world-class facilities in Erie County.

 

During Thursday’s public county commission meeting, a host of entities came to terms on constructing a $28 million indoor youth athletic complex. It’ll be located next to the outdoor Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center on Cleveland Road (U.S. 6) in Sandusky.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201710050026

 

This facility will be located next to Cedar Point's new Sports Force Park (https://sportsforceparkssandusky.com/) and the proposed "The Landing" park in the post above.

 

This project is full speed ahead.  Stair & elevator towers are up and steel is erected across east face of the building.  Drove past it this last week.  Big facility.  Huge site.

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Have heard some tales about cedars dorms.. from what Ive read, itll most likely just be for more parking, as the marina is pretty tight for it in that area.. Perimeter rd may also see a little bit of a change too.

 

Gotta get back to cp this summer.. been craving cheese on a stick! 

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