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Remember the apartment project at E 70th that was approved back in July?E_70th_Apartments_IMG_21.thumb.jpg.072936bcc4a343c034f5de847bd16d81.jpg

Last week's Euclid Corridor planning commission agenda had it on again for "building modifications." Anyone have any details?

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With everything else going on, I had forgotten all about this one and am excited all over again. Fingers crossed they're adding another floor on to it.

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3 hours ago, simplythis said:

Where is this at? Is this Midtown or Campus District?

 

Euclid, somewhere around the 3500 block.  The units up front are nice, the ones in the back are pretty small and spartan.  The building is actually fairly well maintained.  A buddy of mine lives there, and I would consider it.

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7 hours ago, simplythis said:

Where is this at? Is this Midtown or Campus District?

 

3328 Euclid.

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

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Regrettable but understandable that nearly all the single family mansions on Euclid were lost over the decades, but it's an equally huge bummer we lost so many grand apartment buildings on Euclid.  There used to be several.  This is one of only a handful left.

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17 hours ago, PoshSteve said:

With everything else going on, I had forgotten all about this one and am excited all over again. Fingers crossed they're adding another floor on to it.

Don't get your hopes up. There's a reason 4 story stick frames on top of a concrete podium are so common now a days. The building code changes and makes buildings much more pricey once you go above that 4th floor. 

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38 minutes ago, urbanetics_ said:

This is my first time seeing an official listing and unit renderings for 3101 Euclid.

 

1 bed / 1 bath, 735 sqf, $1,552 per month.

 

I love how bright these units will be with all the windows!

 

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3101-Euclid-Ave-210-Cleveland-OH-44115/2081215854_zpid/

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Justice Center could be like this too.

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5 hours ago, urbanetics_ said:

This is my first time seeing an official listing and unit renderings for 3101 Euclid.

 

1 bed / 1 bath, 735 sqf, $1,552 per month.

 

I love how bright these units will be with all the windows!

 

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3101-Euclid-Ave-210-Cleveland-OH-44115/2081215854_zpid/

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^Is that ceiling just painted pan-decking? Because it sure looks like it.

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It does look like pan decking that's been sprayed with acoustic foam and/or fire retardant.

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On 2/1/2020 at 1:02 AM, urbanetics_ said:

This is my first time seeing an official listing and unit renderings for 3101 Euclid.

 

1 bed / 1 bath, 735 sqf, $1,552 per month.

 

I love how bright these units will be with all the windows!

 

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3101-Euclid-Ave-210-Cleveland-OH-44115/2081215854_zpid/

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Exterior construction update on this place (The Midtown Apartments) from this afternoon. Looks to be coming along nicely!

 

Also, I’ve now noticed online listings advertising a 1 bedroom here for $1190, not that previous $1552 that I came across. Which makes a lot more sense.

 

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16 minutes ago, urbanetics_ said:

Exterior construction update on this place (The Midtown Apartments) from this afternoon. Looks to be coming along nicely!

 

Also, I’ve now noticed online listings advertising a 1 bedroom here for $1190, not that previous $1552 that I came across. Which makes a lot more sense.

 

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Thanks for posting the update.  This is one of my favorite conversions.  I used to ride past it everyday on my way to work and seeing it come back to life is wonderful.  

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And if Pennrose can make a go of Warner Swasey, watch the East 55th-Euclid/Chester/Carnegie area blossom.

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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Permit was submitted today for new construction at 7911 Carnegie Ave. 

Not a lot of info given online, but piecing together info, it seems to be from the people who owned the now closed middle eastern grocery/hookah bar: Almanar Market on the westside. TBD if this is going to be a similar concept.

This location is by the new Dunkin Donuts and the new Angie's Soul Cafe.

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@tykaps That's actually Fairfax, which is east of 71st and south of Euclid. I posted info in the Fairfax thread about a demolition request for that site.


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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6 minutes ago, KJP said:

@tykaps That's actually Fairfax, which is east of 71st and south of Euclid. I posted info in the Fairfax thread about a demolition request for that site.

There's an overlap where midtown is between Chester and Carnegie, West of 79th. You are right though as 7911 is just past 79th St which means it's not in Midtown.

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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I mean great that the building is being revitalized, but did they have to go with such a bland color? Why don't we spruce up the corporate run down feel of midtown?

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11 minutes ago, tastybunns said:

I mean great that the building is being revitalized, but did they have to go with such a bland color? Why don't we spruce up the corporate run down feel of midtown?

 

They are receiving Federal Historic Tax Credits for the project. This requires following the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation during the project. They have to match, as best possible, the original material and colors of the original construction.  After completion, there is a 5-year look back period. After that, they could have the option to change but that would be unlikely due to the cost associated.

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On 3/5/2020 at 6:40 PM, KJP said:

 

More updates on this development from yesterday:

 

The west facade is refreshed with the south + east undergoing transformation! The shadows make it hard to tell, but the new windows & facade look great - modern, bright & clean. A huge improvement from the old stuff! (See the front/south)

 

This is a fun project to watch.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

Sale of Midtown development site on Euclid OK'd by GCRTA

 

Historically, the area around Penn Square/East 55th Street was one of two "mini-downtowns" along Euclid Avenue east of the city's central business district. Doans Corners/East 105th Street was the other, dubbed Cleveland's Other Downtown.

But as Midtown, its busy streetcar lines and Pennsylvania Railroad station faded away as America built Interstate highways and suburbs, Penn Square's many residential hotels, theaters, stores and restaurants faded away too. The suburban flight was the era of America's Fourth Migration.

In response to the Fifth Migration, Midtown Cleveland Inc., the Cleveland Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) would like to accommodate the return of Americans young and old to urban centers like Cleveland.

To that end, the GCRTA's Board of Trustees today approved selling property in Cleveland's Midtown neighborhood to an affiliate of the Cleveland Foundation for future development. The sale amount is $550,000.

 

MORE:

https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/03/sale-of-midtown-development-site-on.html

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Permits were submitted yesterday for a new apartment building at the Northwest corner of Chester and E 75th, creatively named "Chester75". As per the description of the permit:
"The proposed development will be constructed at Chester Ave and East 75th St on a .84 acre site, which was most recently a place of worship. Chester75 will introduce 56 new market-rate apartments in a configuration of studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 2 story townhome style units. The 4-story, 56,000 SF building will provide amenities in ground floor common areas and a fourth floor community room and roof deck. Additionally, the site development will include 50 off-street parking spaces."

City Architecture is listed as the architects. Famicos is the current owner of the property to be built upon.

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From what I can tell it looks like it should interact decently with the street with minimal setback. I like the colors too - reminds me of Link 59.

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Seems like this would go here... good news!

 

Mixed-income housing plan for vacant Warner & Swasey Co. complex in Cleveland lands key tax credits

 

Efforts to salvage the former Warner & Swasey Co. factory — a long-languishing eyesore in Cleveland's Midtown neighborhood — gained traction Wednesday, May 20, with the announcement of tax credits for affordable housing deals.

 

Philadelphia-based developer Pennrose hopes to transform the vacant complex on Carnegie Avenue near East 55th Street into 140 apartments. The $50 million project, a collaboration with neighborhood nonprofit MidTown Cleveland Inc., also would include 30,000 square feet of commercial space aimed at tenants focused on workforce development in technology and manufacturing.

 

https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/mixed-income-housing-plan-vacant-warner-swasey-co-complex-cleveland-lands-key-tax

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Good news but crap for me. I was waiting for that to be announced. So much for being able to focus on covering news while you're home schooling a child....

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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I didn’t notice until just now that Michelle Jarboe wrote the article!  Another bit of good news. You’ve got your friendly competition back @KJP 😄

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3 hours ago, mrclifton88 said:

I didn’t notice until just now that Michelle Jarboe wrote the article!  Another bit of good news. You’ve got your friendly competition back @KJP 😄

 

Not to derail this thread, but here's her announcement- looks like we were all slightly late to the party (May 11th tweet, May 10th announcement)

Happy for us to have her talents once more put to good use, can't wait to see the flurry of NEOtrans posts we will be sure to have in our future 😂
 

 

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I'm happy this is getting rehabbed because if i remember correctly they were contemplating demolished this building. I love it's presence. 

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13 minutes ago, MyPhoneDead said:

I'm happy this is getting rehabbed because if i remember correctly they were contemplating demolished this building. I love it's presence. 

 

In the last round or two back of articles, it was said that the city was open to proposals from developers, including possible demolition. (Some good photos here too):

https://www.cleveland.com/news/erry-2018/03/04bbf6163a/inside_clevelands_vacant_warne.html

 

The Cleveland historical article touches on the history and redevelopment starts and stops over the years, but I think it's more tangibly laid out here:

https://abandonedonline.net/location/warner-swasey-company/

 

The Cleveland historical article:

https://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/623

 

Doesn't seem like demolition was the last recourse until much more recently as neglect really accelerated the damage, but fortunately we now have the much happier plans put forth by Pennrose materializing.

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4 hours ago, infrafreak said:

 

Wow, these (Warner and Swasey) are very affordable. It's always nice to see affordable infill along with all the luxury and quasiluxury (e.g. a $1200 400 sq. ft. studio) developments. This is still a city where 1 in 3 live in poverty.

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8 hours ago, KJP said:

Good news but crap for me. I was waiting for that to be announced. So much for being able to focus on covering news while you're home schooling a child....

 

I hope you are still going to publish a story about it.  In between classes, that is.

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1 hour ago, jeremyck01 said:

 

I hope you are still going to publish a story about it.  In between classes, that is.

 

Thanks, but I really can't add much more right now. I've written about W&S before, as well as about Berusch wanting to develop in that area too. I've been told that W&S is the key to developing around East 55th and Chester/Euclid/Carnegie. If that redevelopment moves forward, so will other projects in the area.

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7 hours ago, KJP said:

 

Thanks, but I really can't add much more right now. I've written about W&S before, as well as about Berusch wanting to develop in that area too. I've been told that W&S is the key to developing around East 55th and Chester/Euclid/Carnegie. If that redevelopment moves forward, so will other projects in the area.

Can you at least do it for the people not subscribed to Crains Cleveland? lol 

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This is the corner of 55th and Euclid., where they demoed that old gas station. Anyone know if something has started here? Or is this a staging area for something.

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I met with Russell Berusch for coffee this past winter but he was very tight-lipped about his plans there. But I've heard from others that the plan is to restore the mixed-use density that used to be there -- housing/offices over retail/restaurant.

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My turn (the first of many articles coming on this long holiday weekend!).....

 

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

Warner & Swasey redevelopment is a Midtown catalyst

 

When Pennrose LLC won a $1 million tax credit allocation this week from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for the redevelopment of the Warner & Swasey factory, it not only boosted the project's development prospects, it also boosted Midtown's.

Warner & Swasey's tool-making manufacturing plant and offices at 5701 Carnegie Ave. were active from 1800 to 1990. The property has sat vacant and rotting away for 30 years under the ownership of the city of Cleveland, which has been seeking a buyer and developer to make a go of the property. 
 

MORE:

https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/05/warner-swasey-redevelopment-is.html

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This project in itself is very exciting, for obvious reasons, but I'm also glad there is finally attention being given to E55th and growing it into corridor that can be a strong spine to the surrounding neighborhoods. The east side here is very east west focused, and creates a basic tunnel thru Midtown that allows alot of people to completely ignore or forget about the neighborhoods to the north and south. A strong E55th has the possibility to tie those neighborhoods into the rest of the city's growth. I think we are already starting to see that happen further east with E105th into Glenville, and hopefully south into Fairfax and Kinsman with the OC.

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2 hours ago, PoshSteve said:

This project in itself is very exciting, for obvious reasons, but I'm also glad there is finally attention being given to E55th and growing it into corridor that can be a strong spine to the surrounding neighborhoods. The east side here is very east west focused, and creates a basic tunnel thru Midtown that allows alot of people to completely ignore or forget about the neighborhoods to the north and south. A strong E55th has the possibility to tie those neighborhoods into the rest of the city's growth. I think we are already starting to see that happen further east with E105th into Glenville, and hopefully south into Fairfax and Kinsman with the OC.

 

If even half of the speeding traffic through Midtown gets rerouted on the 'Opportunity Corridor' (such a cringe name but I digress) it's got some amazing potential. There's some really, really cool houses and buildings in the area- hidden gems! Imagine if you cut a lane from Chester and put in a continuation of the Midway Cycle Track...dreams.

 

Speaking of MidTown (and it's mentioned in the article) but I hope Dunham is done slowing up the Cleveland Foundation's progress towards their new HQ. 

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12 hours ago, GISguy said:

 

If even half of the speeding traffic through Midtown gets rerouted on the 'Opportunity Corridor' (such a cringe name but I digress) 

I assume it will eventually be renamed. Let's pray it doesn't get named for another local politician.

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22 minutes ago, skiwest said:

I assume it will eventually be renamed. Let's pray it doesn't get named for another local politician.

 

What's wrong with Fudge Blvd?  

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16 hours ago, GISguy said:

 

If even half of the speeding traffic through Midtown gets rerouted on the 'Opportunity Corridor' (such a cringe name but I digress) it's got some amazing potential.

What would be great is to see the Carnegie offramp closed because its a dangerous merge point and any traffic can either go 200 yards to Chester or take the Opportunity Corridor.

 

I would love to see that third of the innerbelt capped and the huge onramp circles given to Cleveland State for dorms. Carnegie and Prospect near e55th remind me a little of Clifton and Edgewater on the Cleveland side of w117th.

 

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