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Cleveland Foundation’s potential move to Dunham Tavern land in Midtown draws ire

Updated 11:05 AM; Today 5:00 AM

By Jordyn Grzelewski, The Plain Dealer

 

Those with knowledge of the foundation’s search said the Midtown site is a property at Euclid Avenue and East 66th Street, owned by Dunham Tavern Museum. The foundation confirmed.

 

The proposal to sell and develop this site, which the museum had been turning into a community park, has drawn the ire of some museum members and donors and has divided the 20-person museum board.

 

At the heart of the controversy is the best use of the green space next to the museum. Dunham Tavern, the oldest building in Cleveland at its original location, is now a history museum with a stated vision of providing “an urban green space in Midtown Cleveland and [returning] the tavern to its roots by serving as a place for urban history, education, nature and community.”

 

In 2012, the museum, based at 6709 Euclid Ave., bought 2.28 acres at 6611 Euclid Ave., reincorporating some of the historic site’s original footprint into the museum’s holdings. After a significant fundraising effort, the museum spent more than $900,000 to buy the land and tear down an old industrial building.

 

https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/03/cleveland-foundations-potential-move-to-dunham-tavern-land-in-midtown-draws-ire.html

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19 minutes ago, Mendo said:

The gas station at E. 55th and Euclid is going to design review next week for demolition. Current owners are Berush Development partners so I don't expect this to be a grass field for too long.

 

Whenever I poke around the E.55th area on Streetview I'm reminded of the Cobb & Bradley building that was demolished 10 years ago. Hopefully Berush can jumpstart some development near this intersection because I'm sick of looking at the empty lots where large buildings once stood.

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2019/PDF/EC-Agenda-3-14-19.pdf

 

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/brd/detailDR.php?ID=3127&CASE=EC 2019-017

 

Project Information

Euclid Corridor Case #  EC 2019-017

Address: 5300-05400 Euclid Ave. / 2008 E 55th Street

Company: Berush Development Partners, LLC

Architect: Tarrify Properties, LLC

 

Whoa.  Fascinating.  Not everyday do you see gas stations getting demoed after all the work if takes to put one into an area. 

 

Certainly optimistic.

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The big developments downtown and in the hot neighborhoods like Ohio City and Little Italy are awesome. But I have even greater hope for my city when I see potential developments like this.

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^ Interesting article. I desperately hope the Warner and Swasey building is renovated. Here is a snippet from the article.

 

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Warner & Swasey complex is crucial component

A key to reinvigorating Carnegie is a decision on the fate of the property that was once the headquarters and manufacturing center of the Warner & Swasey Co., a maker of machine tools, telescopes and other precision instruments. The company occupied the site from the 1880s and from 1904 to 1910 built the 221,727 square feet of one- to five-story buildings that served the company until it shut its doors in 1991.

 

The city of Cleveland has owned the buildings ever since and in January 2018 sought proposals from developers to either renovate the buildings or tear them down and build something new. Vacant, the property has been vandalized and deteriorated significantly.

 

The city received several responses to its request for proposals but has not announced a decision. However, the annual report of the city's economic development department notes that Cleveland has selected Pennrose "to pursue development."

 

An emailed statement from David Ebersole, Cleveland's economic development director, said negotiations with Pennrose are continuing.

"The city is working with Pennrose for a mixed-use redevelopment of the property," the statement said. "The project is currently in the due-diligence phase to determine the costs required to repair the structure and to assemble the necessary project financing."

 

Pennrose is a subsidiary of the Hunt Cos. Both are known across the country for their multifamily affordable housing and mixed-use development projects developed in partnership with public agencies.

 

Of course it's deteriorated over the years. The city left the windows open to the elements on purpose. Why?

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Wow, alot of awesome midtown news today. Regarding the potential Cleveland Foundation relocation to Midtown - why that specific site? If they want to locate in Midtown, there are numerous other vacant lots, including along Euclid, available for new construction. There is even one directly across 66th currently owned by the Cleveland Landbank. Why locate on the Dunham Tavern campus? The Landbank site gives all of the same benefits, without removing contiguous greenspace.

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And one more bit of news out of Midtown:

 

Masonic Temple reborn at 100: inside the mysterious, historic landmark (photos)

By John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer | Posted on March 10, 2019 5:05 AM | Updated March 10, 2019 10:46 AM

 

The Masonic Temple, a mainstay in Cleveland’s cultural life for 100 years, is experiencing a revival. 

 

The hulking 220,000-square-foot complex on East 36th Street and Euclid Avenue has transformed from an architectural curiosity of another era to one of the area’s most opulent, acoustically-rich concert venues. 

 

https://www.cleveland.com/expo/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/03/a7f019d14d3484/masonic-temple-reborn-at-100-inside-the-mysterious-historic-landmark-photos.html

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On 4/5/2019 at 10:01 PM, MyPhoneDead said:

Tru Hilton Update

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This is a great seed development.  Hopefully more neighborhood business open, that will be dual use for residents and tourist.  Drug Store, Mid Level restaurants, hardware store, coffee shop, etc. neighborhood galleries.  There is such great potential to redevelop just to the West of this site.

 

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Interesting site for an apartment building....

 

Euclid Corridor Design Review Case Report

EAST 70TH STREET APARTMENT BUILDING

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

Project Information

Euclid Corridor Case #  EC 2019-024

Address:2024 E 70th Street

Company:Grassroots Architecture

Architect:Grassroots Architecture

 

The property was bought on Feb. 28, 2019 by SG at 70th LLC. SG is Sabor Group, a Hungarian-American company run by Michael Avruch. Sabor Group also developed the Euclid Lofts. More...  http://www.sabor.hu/about/

 

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