Jump to content
zaceman

Cleveland: University Circle (General): Development and News

Recommended Posts

Centric may not be tall, but it is definitely a large development. It should contribute some decent ridership to the Red Line station next to it. Now we just need a couple of these at EVERY rail station... ;)

 

Van Aken is doing its best imitation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Centric may not be tall, but it is definitely a large development. It should contribute some decent ridership to the Red Line station next to it. Now we just need a couple of these at EVERY rail station... ;)

Centric isn’t that tall, but it’s impressive and really fills in the space, as does the apartment complex going up in Hingetown/Ohio City at Detroit and West 25th.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2017/11092017/index.php

 

Cleveland Landmarks Commission

 

Case 17-061

Hessler Road Historic District

11319-27 Hessler Road

Renovation for Hessler 113 Apartments

Ward 6

Griffin

Colin Fishbaugh

RDL Architects

Alexis Boothe

Developer

 

a>

11319-27_Hessler_RD_IMG_01.jpg

 

 

11319-27_Hessler_RD_IMG_12.jpg

a>

 

11319-27_Hessler_RD_IMG_13.jpg

11319-27_Hessler_RD_IMG_13.jpg


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is one my favorite streets in Cleveland. Glad to see this building will be renovated.

 

Mine too. Glad it wasn't obliterated by "progress."

 

Hessler's iconic.  If UCI didn't wipe it out during the 80s, it's not going to happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone wants a good excuse to check out the CWRU Varsity Club at the Wyant Athletic & Wellness Center, there are two NCAA championship/playoff watch party events going on tomorrow.  Phase I was completely recently, and Phase II for a fieldhouse is on the University docket.

 

NCAA Championship Watch Party Saturday at Wyant

 

NCAAl DIII cross country -- 12:00 PM

NCAA DIII football playoffs, CWRU [/member] Illinois Wesleyan -- 1:00 PM

 

http://athletics.case.edu/general/2017-18/releases/20171117j1dclg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

University Circle's Magnolia Clubhouse completes major renovation in historic home

KARIN CONNELLY RICE | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

 

Since 1961, Magnolia Clubhouse has been a place where people with mental illness can go for friendship, counseling, help finding employment, and even just to get a good meal. Situated in two neighboring early 1900s houses, Magnolia Clubhouse is located at 11101 and 11027 Magnolia Drive in University Circle—and about to enter the final stages of a $3.85 million renovation effort.

 

Originally known as Hill House, the organization was one of the first psychological rehabilitation centers in the United States. It became Magnolia Clubhouse in 2004, joining a network of more than 300 Clubhouse Internationals around the world.

 

“Simply put, the difference between the Magnolia Clubhouse model and other mental health centers that help with rehab is we’re not just a drop-in center,” explains Whitney Bohan, Magnolia Clubhouse's development director. “People come here, and they help to run the clubhouse.”

 

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/MagnoliaClubhouse121317.aspx?utm_source=Emma&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=University+Circle%27s+Magnolia+Clubhouse+completes+major+renovation+in+historic+home&utm_content=Newsletter&utm_campaign=Get+spirited+away+with+Cleveland%27s+festive+holiday+light+displays

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's likely referenced here somewhere, but what is going up along Fairhill Road between Carnegie and Cedar avenues?  I see it's definitely a building project, in contrast to sewer work or the like.  Val's Lounge was around there for a while, before it folded.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UCI bought the row houses off Mayfield, between the old Cozad-Bates house and Circle Drive. Wonder what they plan to do with them?

 

11508 MAYFIELD RD

CLEVELAND

Sales Date 12/29/2017

Amount $1,101,997

Buyer UNIVERSITY CIRCLE INCORPORATED

Seller UNIV HOSPITALS OF CLEVE

Deed type LIMITED WA

Land value $93,900

Building value $284,200

Total value $378,100

Parcel 121-03-010

Property Apartments 7 19 units (walk up)


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's likely referenced here somewhere, but what is going up along Fairhill Road between Carnegie and Cedar avenues?  I see it's definitely a building project, in contrast to sewer work or the like.  Val's Lounge was around there for a while, before it folded.

 

I believe it's the new Centers for Dialysis Care (CDC) Cleveland East.  I presume this means it'll free up that prime real estate of their current location of E.117th and Euclid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This isn't for the CIA dorms, is it? I would assume they would have had their property already secured by before advancing into construction right? Or is this just east of the new dorm? The description says "near" East 117th street not "at" 117th street....

 

ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVALS

 

Ordinance No. 1460-17(Ward 6/Councilmember Griffin): Authorizing the Director of Capital Projects to enter into a Partial Release of Easement Agreement with University Circle Incorporated, or its designee, regarding certain easement rights in property located near the southeast corner of Euclid Avenue and vacated East 117th Street for purposes of redevelopment, and declaring that the easement interests are not needed for the City’s public use.

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2018/01192018/index.php


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This isn't for the CIA dorms, is it? I would assume they would have had their property already secured by before advancing into construction right? Or is this just east of the new dorm? The description says "near" East 117th street not "at" 117th street....

 

IDK if this is your question, but the property isn't actually owned by CIA. Much like the Uptown dorms, the school leases the building from a separate owner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I noticed the rear parking lot, facing Belflower, has been roped off and there are many vehicles/trailers parked there and a large number of big boxes or crates from the same company.  Could they be some sort of workstations being brought in?  Are things being brought in or moved out?  The plans for the building or site have never been officially announced; I wonder if this indicates the building might remain, after all.  The last i had heard was that it was to remain but be turned into classrooms and studios for art and art history students, with the entire CMA library moved over there.  Any updates? 

Also, I had asked what the construction is between Fairhill Road (Stokes Blvd?) and MLK Drive, but I didn't see any responses.  So what is it?  The construction is major, so I'm sure some on you could answer.  Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ Your question regarding the building on Stokes Blvd between Cedar and Carnegie was answered above. See Murray Hill's post. As for a parking lot off Bellflower, no idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I generally love this project. However I can't help but feel bothered by this whole situation.

 

The parking lot was used to convince BZA to grant variances for the Happy Dog across the street. The City's zoning code has minimum parking requirements, and UCI/Happy Dog were granted variances because of that lot.

 

Then this project goes to BZA to get its own set a variances, and not a question is raised about parking for the businesses and the variances they got. Now, I'm not advocating for parking minimums, but it all seems like such a farce and waste of time.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's just some neighborhoods where walking is a joy, regardless of whether, and cars take so much away from the enjoyment. University Circle is one of those places. I was there last night in the snow and it was so peaceful and beautiful walking in the snow. I will post my pictures from that walk in the photos thread.

 

EDIT: posted at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,31848.msg900165.html#msg900165


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the city should do away with parking minimums in certain neighborhoods.  There should be no need for parking variance in UC.

 

I agree. I'm just commenting on how silly the dance the City does appears to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Progress on the Nord Family Greenway!

 

zkB0Ksuh.jpg

Part of a new sign.

 

rJc9OGTh.jpg

Looking towards the Maltz Center. Many of the trees planted are large-growing oaks, maples or similar.

 

8Kvxv8ih.jpg

The walking path straight toward the Tinkham Veale University Center.

 

PFYIXxQh.jpg

Interesting linear, architectural feature. Does anyone know if this serves a practical purpose?

 

kQ7rBwth.jpg

Path and staircase on Art Museum side.

 

vblxCUPh.jpg

Bike path descending from E.105th St.

 

zlhSJoFh.jpg

Bike path toward Cancer Survivor's Plaza area / CMNH.

 

EM9d1Qxh.jpg

Doan Brook exit + new bridge / overlook.

 

pDjqfQSh.jpg

Former location of CMA maintenance facility. In the distance is the CMA + NEORSD project to re-route + stabilize + naturalize Done Brook beneath the Museum's embankment.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is about something that is technically just outside of UC, but I'll allow myself to post it since it's about something very close to the work going on around the Maltz center posted above.

 

The other day I took a shortcut on my way home down Newton Ave and was really surprised and impressed by what I saw. Here is a group of single family homes on small lots, with short setbacks, on a narrow, not quite straight street. It's a really charming street and something that I'd recommend checking out. It's just behind the Maltz center and the Innova development.

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5068108,-81.6184138,3a,75y,333.87h,85.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si40WOFxjxyNZraUFLJqayQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Harrier, you'll find a few posts about Newton Avenue, which is right next to the Upper Chester development (see that thread here on UO). Newton is one of my favorite streets in Cleveland.


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cross-posting the demolition of the old Cleveland Institute of Art building at 11141 East Blvd. Here is Litt's coverage on Cleveland.com

 

http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2018/04/cwru_art_museum_want_to_demo_a.html

 

CWRU, art museum want to demo a building, create park as prelude to something bigger (photos)

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University want to create a park as an interim step toward future development on a sizable and highly visible property on East Boulevard opposite the museum.

 

On Thursday, the museum and CWRU, which bought the 4.2-acre property for $9.2 million from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2013, unveiled plans for the park at a meeting of the city's Euclid Corridor Design Review Committee.

 

The university and the museum also want to remove a parking lot and the two-story, 1956 building on the property that used to house art institute classrooms and administrative offices.

 

The design review committee unanimously approved the demolition and the park design. Both steps will be reviewed by the city planning commission on Friday in a step required before the project can receive a building permit.

...

Stephen Campbell, the university's vice president for campus planning and facilities management, said before the meeting that the property could accommodate 450,000 square feet of construction, roughly 75 percent of the size of the art museum itself.

...

Campbell said that an architect would not be hired to design anything for the site until 2023, and nothing permanent would be built before 2028.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it's a mistake to put a "temporary" park there.  Do that and people will start b-tching when they do decide to develop it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^Absolute fact.

 

"MY FAMILY HAS BEEN USING THAT PARK FOR DECADES! HOW DARE YOU!?"

 

"Ma'am it's only been a park for 36 months."

 

"WELL MY FIRST CHILD TOOK HIS FIRST STEPS THERE."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^ Agreed they are better off just seeding it with grass and leaving it alone until they are to build. They don't anticipate building anything for over 5 years. That's a long time for people to get used to the park.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it's a mistake to put a "temporary" park there.  Do that and people will start b-tching when they do decide to develop it.

 

It's why Cleveland very quietly sold the grassy, park-like land on which the Elysium once stood at East 107th/Stokes and Euclid to UC3 Stokes Land LLC. Didn't matter that it used to have an indoor ice rink followed by a used car lot on it for most of the 20th century. They didn't want people to fight the development of this site.


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some great pictures from a few days ago.

 

Nord Family Greenway nears completion in University Circle (photos)

Updated Apr 19; Posted Apr 19

By Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A huge field of green sod, new plantings and park benches are all hopeful signs that the Nord Family Greenway will be opening soon this spring in University Circle.

 

The $15-million park project is a 2,200-foot long and 300-foot-wide stretch of pathways, trees and expansive lawn areas.

 

The new urban landscape connects Case Western Reserve University, cutting  through the Cleveland Museum of Art's Fine Arts Garden area, then to the Maltz Performing Arts Center in The Temple - Tifereth Israel, across 105th Street.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/04/nord_family_greenway_nears_com.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cleveland Landmarks

@CLEcitylandmark

The Hessler 113 project is underway with its rehabilitation. We are looking forward to seeing the final project. #PreservationMonth

 

DcNEzx4X4AAgodO.jpg:large


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Finch Group hinted about this last year, this must be it.

 

Ordinance No. 495-18(Ward 9/Councilmember Conwell): Authorizing the Director of Economic Development to enter into a development agreement with The Finch Group, or its designee, to assist with the financial feasibility of a mixed-use development serving as a starting point to connect Uptown and the Historic Wade Park to Circle North and the rest of the Glenville neighborhood, as part of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative; and authorizing the Commissioner of Purchases and Supplies to sell City-owned property no longer needed for public use located at the project site to the Finch Group, or its designee, for purposes of redevelopment. 

Ordinance No. 96-18(Ward 9/Councilmember Conwell): Authorizing the Director of Economic Development to enter into a Tax Increment Financing Agreement with The Finch Group, or its designee, to assist with the financial feasibility of a mixed-use development serving as a starting point to connect Uptown and the Historic Wade Park to Circle North and the rest of the Glenville neighborhood, as part of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative; to provide for payments to the Cleveland City School District; and to declare certain improvements to real property to be a public purpose. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...