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This appreared in the 11/20/05 PD:

 

 

Rebirth of a factory site in Euclid

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Thomas W. Gerdel

Plain Dealer Reporter

 

On a bright day, sunlight streams through the factory's windows, illuminating rows of steel columns stretching to the high ceiling. But the once-productive copper and brass plant in Euclid is empty and silent except for the steady buzzing of a small power unit.

 

A few ceiling lights are still on, but presses, rolling mills and other heavy machinery have been stripped away, leaving deep gashes in the dirty concrete- and wood-block floor.

 

Vacant for the last seven years, the 63-year-old factory on East 260th Street is now headed for demolition, the first step in remaking the nearly 83-acre site into a modern business park.

 

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http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/business/1132392897249280.xml&coll=2

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Would someone with a subscription to Crains post the article about Visconi looking to redevelop a Euclid PMX factory into retail.

 

Thanks

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From Cleveland.com

 

Developer eyes retail for Euclid site

1:57 p.m.

 

Retail could rise again in a desolate Euclid neighborhood that has seen its once-proud shopping mall dissolve into a ghost town. (Link: property listing)

 

Visconsi Cos., a Pepper Pike-based real estate developer, is interested in building new stores on an abandoned, 83-acre stretch of industrial property at 1121 E. 260th St.

 

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http://www.cleveland.com/weblogs/business/index.ssf?/mtlogs/cleve_business/archives/2006_12.html#214309

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From the 12/12/06 PD:

 

 

Developer options Euclid property

Former PMX site across from Euclid Square Mall

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Henry J. Gomez

Plain Dealer Reporter

 

Retail could rise again in a desolate Euclid neighborhood that has seen its once-proud shopping mall dissolve into a ghost town.

 

Visconsi Cos., a Pepper Pike-based real estate developer, is interested in building new stores on an empty, 83-acre stretch of industrial property at 1121 East 260th St.

 

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http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/business/116591718359880.xml&coll=2

 

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I hope its not another Wal-Mart. They talk about vacant rail lines adjacent to the site I wonder if there could be some development of that to meet up the the red line or at least build the place with that future possibility in mind.

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Now why didn't we have a Euclid Developments thread until now?? We have a general discussion thread where some developments have been discussed: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,25875.0.html

 

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Ray Fogg Corporate Properties is building on its Euclid ties with $6 million project

By STAN BULLARD

March 01, 2015 4:30 AM

 

A year after finishing its first office/warehouse building at Bluestone Business Center in Euclid, Ray Fogg Corporate Properties LLC already is taking steps for an encore.

 

Ray Fogg Jr., president of Ray Fogg Corporate Properties, said the Brooklyn Heights-based real estate developer and industrial construction contractor plans to add a building with 127,000 square feet of space at Bluestone as soon as possible this spring.

 

Plans call for the structure with 32-foot-tall ceilings to be ready for tenants by summer's end. The venture is a more than $6 million construction project. The industrial park is south of the East 260th Street interchange with I-90.

 

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150301/SUB1/303019993/ray-fogg-corporate-properties-is-building-on-its-euclid-ties-with-6

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It is a virtual copy of another building already built and fully utilized. Not defending it in any way... just saying.

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I'll take a plain Jane building, along with new or retained jobs everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.

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Ah, OK. It didn't look residential but I figured, different strokes for different folks....

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Ah, OK. It didn't look residential but I figured, different strokes for different folks....

 

Creative use of an empty old Burger King, though..  :roll: :-P

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Correct.

This is the leasing office (red) built in 2013/14 for the Euclid Apartments to the north (yellow).

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Ah, OK. It didn't look residential but I figured, different strokes for different folks....

 

I thought that was where the Lube Stop was... still a creative reuse nonetheless.

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Correct, that is where the Lube Stop used to be. That was demolished and the land remidiated. The leasing office is new construction. Not a re-ues of any previously existing building.

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Correct, that is where the Lube Stop used to be. That was demolished and the land remidiated. The leasing office is new construction. Not a re-ues of any previously existing building.

 

Thanks for clarifying- I thought that was a reuse of the Lube Stop (and if you want to talk about reuses- that would have been a doosey).

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Correct, that is where the Lube Stop used to be. That was demolished and the land remidiated. The leasing office is new construction. Not a re-ues of any previously existing building.

 

Yes, thanks for clarifying! I think the jungle gym in the front window just screamed burger king to me. :lol:

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I'm just curious, has the Euclid mayor spoken out in favor of RTA's Red Line extension proposal?  If he has, I sure haven't heard him.  And if not, why not? ... especially given the potential for economic, TOD development in Euclid this extension could spawn. 

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I'm just curious, has the Euclid mayor spoken out in favor of RTA's Red Line extension proposal?  If he has, I sure haven't heard him.  And if not, why not? ... especially given the potential for economic, TOD development in Euclid this extension could spawn.

 

I would imagine that right now, it is still too far away in terms of plausibility.  Although, Cervenik is not running for reelection, so he really could speak his mind as much as he wants now, I would imagine.

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I'm just curious, has the Euclid mayor spoken out in favor of RTA's Red Line extension proposal?  If he has, I sure haven't heard him.  And if not, why not? ... especially given the potential for economic, TOD development in Euclid this extension could spawn.

 

I would imagine that right now, it is still too far away in terms of plausibility.  Although, Cervenik is not running for reelection, so he really could speak his mind as much as he wants now, I would imagine.

 

But that's the point.  Such a project becomes more plausible the more politicians speak out about it.  Keep in mind, RTA hasn't even chosen the Red Line as its Locally Preferred Option.  If politicians in the impact area of this line, including Cleveland City councilmen, like Mike Polansek and Jeff Johnson (in upper and lower Collingwood, respectively), don't speak out then RTA can quietly opt for buses with little or no pressure.  This should not be what we want.

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The consulting team will soon deliver to GCRTA the Tier 1 environmental assessment which will say that the project represents an enormous economic opportunity for Northeast Cleveland, East Cleveland and Euclid, and that the project would generate sufficient ridership in a cost-effective manner, would divert a significant number of vehicle-miles driven to transit, that GCRTA has sufficient Red Line trains to operate it, reduce the region's critical jobs-job seekers spatial disconnect, and that it would generate economic benefits sufficient to attract a full federal funding share to construct the project (about 50% of project construction costs). There are still a couple of options that survived the screening process and would be eligible for federal funds including (locally preferred alternatives-LPAs):

+ an all-rail extension to the Euclid Park-n-Ride (most expensive to build, generates the most new transit trips and benefits);

+ a hybrid rail-BRT option of extending the rail to Noble with a BRT north on East 152 to Waterloo, East 185 and Lake Shore (middle-cost, middle-benefits);

+ all-BRT option east on Euclid to East 152, Waterloo, East 185, Lake Shore (lowest-cost, lowest new transit ridership, lowest benefits).

 

GCRTA staff will review the consultant's report and make a recommendation to the GCRTA board on what, if any, LPA should be advanced into detailed engineering. Final engineering can cost about 5 percent of the total estimated construction cost. So for the all-rail extension, that could be about $50 million -- about 20-50 percent of that could be from nonfederal funds.

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A "Park-N-Ride" type red line station (similar to Brookpark or Puritas) near Babbitt would do great. It would be the only such station in that part of eastern Cuyahoga and would draw interest from Lake County residents who could easily access it from I-90. I know these areas are served by RTA and Laketran Park-N-Ride buses during rush hours but train accessibility would offer much more flexibility in usage time. Perhaps the train station could be used as a catalyst to spur development on the large swaths of empty land occupied by the former Euclid Mall and K-Mart/Twin Value. Not to mention these properties are adjacent to the Babbitt/E.260 highway ramps.

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How about that -- a direct rail link to University Circle (rail probably would be the fastest way to get there!), downtown Cleveland and Hopkins International Airport. I could see an advanced manufacturing district in that area, including possibly replacing the mall. If a TIF were instituted, that might provide a significant part of the local funding share for the rail extension. There is also interest by the city of Cleveland of creating an innovation district around a station at Noble Road. Without the rail line, I don't see anything on the horizon that could improve the fortunes of northeast Cleveland and northern East Cleveland -- all right next to Euclid. Such a huge area cannot be allowed to remain neglected and metastasize.

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KJP - if the red line to Euclid was selected, along with the costs of construction, would they also add in money for additional cars?  (my real quesion: would a Red line exentension be a back door way to get desperately needed money for train car maintenance and upkeep?)

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Correct.

This is the leasing office (red) built in 2013/14 for the Euclid Apartments to the north (yellow).

 

The lot of land on the upper right of this photo is being turned into a beehive farm/berry farm called Urban Renaissance Farms LLC, by a great family.  Check out their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Renaissance-Farms-LLC-753681198071058/?fref=ts

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Correct.

This is the leasing office (red) built in 2013/14 for the Euclid Apartments to the north (yellow).

 

The lot of land on the upper right of this photo is being turned into a beehive farm/berry farm called Urban Renaissance Farms LLC, by a great family.  Check out their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Renaissance-Farms-LLC-753681198071058/?fref=ts

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Read more: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,29925.0.html#ixzz45Y77S9KG

 

Yes they are great people!  I hope this venture turns a profit and inspires more similar ventures.  This a great use of land that might otherwise fester.

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Yup. P&Z approved it last month and Council gave final approval of the last week. It had to be referred to Council because it is a Use District Exemption.

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Euclid Brewing Co. to open soon, bringing needed local-beer option to East Side

 

 

Doug Fry, the soon-to-open Euclid Brewing Co. is a giant chemistry kit.

 

And for Fry and his wife, Kim, opening a brewery is about not having regrets.

 

"This is one of those things that I don't want to be sitting in my senior-care room 10, 15 years from now wondering if I didn't try it," said Fry, who on March 30 left his job as a principal scientist with Ricerca, a company that focuses on small-scale synthesis and manufacturer of drugs and clinical trials. Kim Fry will maintain her job as director of communications at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights.

 

The couple's journey to open a brewery in the city of about 50,000 is a winding one. Fry, 56, said he grew up in New Jersey and has lived in California, Wisconsin, Connecticut, South Carolina, North Carolina and Massachusetts. They have been in Northeast Ohio since 2007. Kim, 55, is from Cincinnati; they met while undergraduates at Ohio University.

 

Permits are in place, and Fry is ready to begin brewing on the shiny new equipment any day. Hours are not set though they will be limited, at least to start.

 

The storefront brewery, at 21950 Lakeshore Blvd., is located across Beach Club Bistro and is sandwiched between Lakeshore Coffee and Back Alley Antiques.

 

The space has 20 or so seats at reclaimed lab tables, plus there's a small bar overlooking the kettles.

 

 

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/04/euclid_brewing_co_close_to_ope.html

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Cross-posted from the Euclid Thread:

 

 

 

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AY 24, 20

Euclid vs. Ambler Realty Historical Plaque Dedication Event + Reception

Thursday, June 9 @ 4 PM

Village of Euclid, Ohio (Appellant) v. Ambler Realty Co., 272 U.S. 365, more commonly Euclid v. Ambler, was a United States Supreme Court landmark case argued in 1926. It was the first significant case regarding the relatively new practice of zoning, and served to substantially bolster zoning ordinances in towns nationwide in the United States and in other countries of the world including Canada. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of this historic court case, the City of Euclid and the Euclid Landmarks Commission will recognize the property at the center of this landmark case through the installation of an Ohio Historical Marker at the site. Anyone interested is invited to attend the dedication reception!

 

 

Date: Thursday, June 9Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: 20001 Euclid Avenue, Euclid OH

 

 

RSVP:  Please RSVP you/your group so we can plan for the number of attendees. 

Should your number change, there is no need to edit your submission. >> RSVP HERE

 

 

For questions or for more information, please contact Jonathan Holody at jholody@cityofeuclid.com

 

 

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Photo update on the site of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant building and its associated underground 300 million gallon equalization tank. IIRC, this is hole between and 80 and 100 feet deep.

 

 

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Cross-posted for your enjoyment as well as theirs:

 

 

HGR announces new national automotive tenant

 

 

Nope, HGR Industrial Surplus is not getting into the used car business, but DriveTime, a new national automotive tenant, will be joining HGR Industrial Surplus and NEO Sports Complex at Nickel Plate Station, 20001 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, Ohio, in September.

 

 

The company is based out of Arizona and sells used cars. It currently has 139 dealerships throughout the country and is planning to open 10 more by the end of the year. Its geographic region started in the west and is expanding to the East Coast.  It employees more than 1,000 people. The company’s largest competitor in the area is CarMax.

 

 

The facility in Euclid will be used as an inspection and distribution center. DriveTime will buy used cars and ship them into Euclid for service and detailing. From there, they will be sent to one of its retail locations for sale.  The inspection center will have more than 20 car lifts, mechanics area, spray booths, wash stations, and other car service features.  The center will be its largest in the country, eventually feeding at least 11 retail locations. The retail locations will stretch from Detroit to Erie, Pennsylvania.

 

 

The inspection center will process approximately 56 vehicles per day.  It will utilize the large parking lot for unfinished and finished cars. The center will employee between 85 to 100 people.  The company will be conducting a fit out for new offices and bathrooms within the facility and will be investing more than $2 million into its operation.

 

 

https://hgrinc.com/hgr-announces-new-national-automotive-tenant/

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I have a fledging Urban Farm in Euclid on the old St. Roberts site.  Check it out:

 

This is a great re-use of this land.  What if all of the unused/underused land in Euclid became urban farm?  Sure, it wouldn't generate a whole lot of tax revenue, but neither is unused land!  Plus, think of all the good an urban farm does; environmental, humanistic, aesthetic. 

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I have a fledging Urban Farm in Euclid on the old St. Roberts site.  Check it out:

 

Thats exactly why we do it.  Utilize vets who want to be used.  Reduce municipal budget spent on maintaining these lots.  Teach kids/community about soil/environment/nutrition/sustainability.  As we get better we will find a way to monetize parts of it to self sustain but first we are learning to work with our soil.  City of Euclid aka Paul Beno have been very helpful obtaining leases/permissions etc. 

 

This is a great re-use of this land.  What if all of the unused/underused land in Euclid became urban farm?  Sure, it wouldn't generate a whole lot of tax revenue, but neither is unused land!  Plus, think of all the good an urban farm does; environmental, humanistic, aesthetic. 

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