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Didn't that start construction last summer?


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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Didn't that start construction last summer?

Yes -- don't you see the sign they put up on the fence!?  ;D

 

OK, but why are you saying you "found this" sign when the real thing already exists??


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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The former First Methodist Church at 3000 Euclid Ave. was put up for sale. A beautiful building, hopefully gets a full adaptive re-use.

 

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

 

Historic Euclid Avenue church headed to auction, with minimum sale price of $250,000 (photos)

 

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - The sanctuary at the historic First Methodist Church on Euclid Avenue is poised to draw a crowd Thursday unlike any in the building's 113-year history.

 

Real estate investors, not congregants, will fill the gently curving pews at 11 a.m.

 

Their calling won't be to pray, but to bid.

 

The church, at Euclid and East 30th Street, and the adjacent school building are up for auction. They'll sell as long as someone offers at least $250,000 - the "reserve," or minimum, price set by the congregation.

 

It's possible a Cleveland landmark with a berth on the National Register of Historic Places will be purchased for less than the median sale price of a house in Beachwood or Rocky River.

 

Of course, auctioneer Michael Berland and the church's leaders, now merged into the University Circle United Methodist Church, hope the bidding will yield a much higher figure.

 

"We're very confident that there will be a winning bidder at or above the minimum bid, so the property will go under contract ... Thursday," Berland said, adding that the sale then will occur by March 29.

 

Developers have looked at the buildings, on just shy of an acre, for apartments, offices, schools and other conversion projects, said Berland and Mark Abood of Hanna Commercial Real Estate, which has been marketing the property. But the combination of the dramatic sanctuary, with a ceiling that approaches 100 feet, and the school building, constructed in the mid-1960s as offices behind the church, has proved daunting.

 

Both structures are empty. The First United Methodist Church congregation left in early 2010, after merging with the smaller Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church and moving to Epworth-Euclid's higher-profile building - often referred to as the "Holy Oil Can" - at Chester Avenue and East 107th Street.

 

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The former First Methodist Church at 3000 Euclid Ave. was put up for sale. A beautiful building, hopefully gets a full adaptive re-use.

 

Me too.  That one had an incredible pipe organ and the acoustics were amazing as well.

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The former First Methodist Church at 3000 Euclid Ave. was put up for sale. A beautiful building, hopefully gets a full adaptive re-use.

 

Me too.  That one had an incredible pipe organ and the acoustics were amazing as well.

 

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Crap! When Tony steps inside this church, he will surely burst into flames....

 

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Partnership led by Tony George won bidding on First Methodist Church at East 30th and Euclid this morning. Final price $489,500, including buyer’s premium. Short story forthcoming.


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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Crap! When Tony steps inside this church, he will surely burst into flames....

 

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Partnership led by Tony George won bidding on First Methodist Church at East 30th and Euclid this morning. Final price $489,500, including buyer’s premium. Short story forthcoming.

 

 

Wonder what plans he'll have for the church??

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Crap! When Tony steps inside this church, he will surely burst into flames....

 

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Partnership led by Tony George won bidding on First Methodist Church at East 30th and Euclid this morning. Final price $489,500, including buyer’s premium. Short story forthcoming.

 

 

Wonder what plans he'll have for the church??

 

Don't be surprised to see a distillery. Misgivings aside, he's a smart businessman. I've talked to his counsel on numerous occasions and they always note that he's wanted to do a distillery.

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MidTown is abuzz with the March opening of Tech Hive

 

 

Banking on the growing coworking trend, the hope is that when the MidTown Tech Hive opens on Thursday, March 1, it will become a cooperative gathering place for great minds to bring innovative ideas—offering a sense of community and an emphasis on tech education.

 

“We’re really excited about the Hive coming to the neighborhood,” says MidTown Cleveland executive director Jeff Epstein. “It will bring a lot of energy [and] a lot of people to the neighborhood. It’s been part of the plan for the area for several years.”

 

The Tech Hive is the brainchild of DigitalC co-founder and former CEO Lev Gonick and director of place Joan Chase. Last year, the two began dreaming of a community-driven coworking space where technology-focused businesses could form and blossom in the Health-Tech Corridor and beyond.

 

The $2 million project (of which the City of Cleveland is providing $744,000) is designed to create a digitally literate population in MidTown and bring the city to the forefront in technology and innovation.

 

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/TechHive022018.aspx

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Crap! When Tony steps inside this church, he will surely burst into flames....

 

Michelle Jarboe

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Partnership led by Tony George won bidding on First Methodist Church at East 30th and Euclid this morning. Final price $489,500, including buyer’s premium. Short story forthcoming.

 

 

Wonder what plans he'll have for the church??

 

Don't be surprised to see a distillery. Misgivings aside, he's a smart businessman. I've talked to his counsel on numerous occasions and they always note that he's wanted to do a distillery.

 

a distillery in there is a decent idea for an awkward space like that actually.

 

before i got married i was going to buy a pretty little church in the heart of uptown westerville to live in. that would have been a different path taken for sure lol.

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MidTown is abuzz with the March opening of Tech Hive

 

 

Banking on the growing coworking trend, the hope is that when the MidTown Tech Hive opens on Thursday, March 1, it will become a cooperative gathering place for great minds to bring innovative ideas—offering a sense of community and an emphasis on tech education.

 

“We’re really excited about the Hive coming to the neighborhood,” says MidTown Cleveland executive director Jeff Epstein. “It will bring a lot of energy [and] a lot of people to the neighborhood. It’s been part of the plan for the area for several years.”

 

The Tech Hive is the brainchild of DigitalC co-founder and former CEO Lev Gonick and director of place Joan Chase. Last year, the two began dreaming of a community-driven coworking space where technology-focused businesses could form and blossom in the Health-Tech Corridor and beyond.

 

The $2 million project (of which the City of Cleveland is providing $744,000) is designed to create a digitally literate population in MidTown and bring the city to the forefront in technology and innovation.

 

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/TechHive022018.aspx

 

I'm really happy this project happened. For awhile I was afraid this building was going to be demolished.

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^ that sounds like we work in ny. they are buying up properties left and right for these co-work spaces geared toward tech and small business. even big business is starting to use them. a friend’s office is jammed so they are moving some people to a we work off-site. we work even basically pushed out the venerable lord&taylor dept store on 5th avenue. they are taking over most of the building. its becoming a kind of scary company almost, but they certainly are taking advantage of a changing business, tech, retail and real estate world, so you got to hand it to them.

 

https://work.qz.com/1223988/weworks-co-working-offices-are-just-the-start-of-its-ambitions/

 

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Carnegie building to become food hub

A former produce packing plant at 7501 Carnegie Ave. sold to become the new home of Cleveland Culinary Kitchen and a venture called Cleveland Food Hub.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180313/news/154801/carnegie-building-become-food-hub


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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^It says Souper Market and Cleveland Bagel have already signed on at the new plaace.


There's nothing wrong with optimism, as long as you don't get your hopes up.

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Inside Cleveland's vacant Warner & Swasey factory, an industrial relic seeking new life (slideshow)

http://www.cleveland.com/expo/erry-2018/03/04bbf6163a/inside_clevelands_vacant_warne.html#incart_m-rpt-2


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/agenda/2018/crr04-02-2018.pdf

 

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Calendar No. 18-65: 3800 Euclid Avenue Ward 7

Basheer S. Jones

12 Notices

3800 Euclid House, LLC., owner, proposes make interior and exterior alterations to establish use as

12 apartments on second floor and 2,750 square feet of retail on first floor in an E4 General Retail

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

the Cleveland Codified Ordinances:

1. Section 357.08(b)(2) which states that a 20 foot rear yard is required for a residence building

and no rear yard is provided.

2. Section 357.09(b)(2)© which states that interior side yards in the amount of 8 feet are

required and none are provided.

3. Section 341.02 which states that Landmarks Commission/Department approval is required.

(Filed March 9, 2018)


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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From mjarboe[/member]

.@CityofCleveland received two responses to its RFP for the long-vacant Warner & Swasey complex in #CLE's Midtown. I don't know who the respondents are yet. (Answers were due Friday.) Our photo essay from earlier this month: https://t.co/yNo5SNdPbb


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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From mjarboe[/member]

.@CityofCleveland received two responses to its RFP for the long-vacant Warner & Swasey complex in #CLE's Midtown. I don't know who the respondents are yet. (Answers were due Friday.) Our photo essay from earlier this month: https://t.co/yNo5SNdPbb

 

I missed that the first time; thanks for reposting.  This is one of the few urban decay places in Cleveland that I've ever been to, about a year and a half ago.  I was awestruck by how large the facility is/was.  I am curious what could ever be done with it if it is not torn down... it would certainly be a significant expense to finish remediation of the property.

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The closest analogue I can think of to what a non-demolition end use might look like for the Warner & Swasey site is Ponce City Market in Atlanta.

 

Of course, the ATL project has the advantage of a less unsavory site history, direct connections to the Beltline, and growing urban neighborhoods in close proximity. Hard to picture the same factors working in favor of the CLE site.

 

A guy can dream though!

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Got some bad news. My cousin's company (they design and make prosthetic organs) will likely be leaving their location Midtown for Solon by year's end. They need more space, will be hiring another 10-15 engineers, and have been unable to find suitable space in Midtown.

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Lots of vacant land in Midtown.


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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DigitalC's new Tech Hive space lets startups share office areas (photos, video)

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2018/04/digitalcs_new_tech_hive_space.html


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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