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Amazon confirms plans for Euclid fulfillment center, replacing another dead mall (photos)

By Michelle Jarboe, The Plain Dealer

on September 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM, updated September 28, 2017 at 9:28 AM

 

EUCLID, Ohio - Amazon plans to bring a second fulfillment center - and 1,000 additional jobs - to Northeast Ohio, replacing another dead shopping mall with an e-commerce hub.

 

The Seattle-based company finalized a lease Wednesday on a planned 650,000-square-foot building in Euclid, on the site of the empty Euclid Square Mall. The deal coalesced barely a month after Amazon committed to its first such local project, an even larger facility set to open next year in North Randall, where Randall Park Mall once stood.

 

In its quest to deliver products to customers faster, Amazon is bulking up its presence in Ohio and other states. Two fulfillment centers opened in the Columbus area last year, about 20 miles apart - roughly the driving distance between Euclid and North Randall. And the company recently confirmed plans for a project in Monroe, between Dayton and Cincinnati.

 

MORE:

http://realestate.cleveland.com/realestate-news/2017/09/amazon_confirms_plans_for_eucl.html


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This is tremendous news for Euclid.  The part of town where this will be built has been struggling for years, and hopefully many of those 1,000 jobs or so will go to nearby residents.  It would also be nice if there was some spillover effect to nearby properties and businesses, because there's a lot of available industrial land and buildings in the vicinity that could be repurposed to support the fulfillment center.  Maybe someone on here with more knowledge about the effect these types of projects have on the surrounding neighborhood can comment?  It just seems that a 1 million+ square foot building with a thousand or so employees is the type of tide that can lift all boats, but I could be wrong.

 

Euclid has been doing a good job the last five years or so capitalizing on its lakefront (which is admittedly somewhat disconnected geographically from this project).  Hopefully the tax and employment base this project brings will help the city capitalize on that momentum in the coming years.

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This is tremendous news for Euclid.  The part of town where this will be built has been struggling for years, and hopefully many of those 1,000 jobs or so will go to nearby residents.  It would also be nice if there was some spillover effect to nearby properties and businesses, because there's a lot of available industrial land and buildings in the vicinity that could be repurposed to support the fulfillment center.  Maybe someone on here with more knowledge about the effect these types of projects have on the surrounding neighborhood can comment?  It just seems that a 1 million+ square foot building with a thousand or so employees is the type of tide that can lift all boats, but I could be wrong.

 

I would be very surprised if this doesn't result in additional development nearby for restaurants and shops.  Nearby food options are sure to multiply, and the food places nearby on Euclid Avenue must be very pleased; they will get plenty of additional business both during and after construction.

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Well, there is already an Amazon Flex fulfillment center across the street from East 260th in Bluestone II. Bluestone I has been fully leased for a couple of years and ground was just broken on the 75k sq ft Bluestone III. Further west on St. Clair is the 25k sq ft expansion of Keene Building Products and there's also Lincoln Electric campus with the almost finished $3 million Welding Technology School

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Cleveland really lucked out with Amazon. I'm not sure about other cities, but the Cincinnati/Dayton and Columbus sites are all way out in exurban greenfields. Cleveland gets two highly distressed properties completely repurposed and brought into use generating jobs and taxes in two inner ring suburbs who could really use it. All with no or minimal infrastructure investments from the public as its all in place.

 

There was a rumor before of a third location possibly on the west side. Is there precedence for a city our size having three of these? I could see the city giving up the IX center for one.

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If the IX was up for sale it would immediately be bought up by amazon being adjacent to the airport. But since it's an active convention center for the bigger conventions in the region, those that are too big for Huntington, I don't see the IX being sold up anytime soon. There's practically no question that using two in such a tight vicinity is quite a test in itself. Not really confident we could support a third, but I think it would be practical to have a fulfillment center close to the airport for air freighting.

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Amazon could have five facilities next to each other and it might not matter. They all do different things. If there is a west side location being discussed, it could be  a Prime Now hub to complement the Twinsburg sorting center and Euclid delivery center already running and the two new facilities just announced (noted in the PD as small package centers, bit one could be a large package pne, etc...). NEO will have exactly as many as needed to support 4MM people, to be sure. Amazon's pretty good at this!

 

As comparison, I see indianapolis, for instance, has at least 5 different amazon warehouse facilities - and they have about half NEO's population.

 

I really just can't believe these close-in mall properties have found a use. Kind of unbelievable, really, isn't it? May not win the HQ2 competition but CLE has kind of already won.

 

 

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Something is moving into the former B&B Appliance building already. Think of a furniture place that recently lost their building to a fire

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Northeast Factory Direct of Eastlake. Glad to see the inmigration of an employer.


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Euclid close to building lakefront trail that could set a precedent in Great Lakes (photos, video)

Posted 5:59 AM November 12, 2017

By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

 

EUCLID, Ohio - Cleveland may be the grand poo-bah on Lake Erie, but Euclid, its third-largest suburb, is close to realizing a brilliant lakefront project that could serve as a precedent for the big city next door, if not the entire Great Lakes region.

 

After nearly a decade of spadework, Euclid could soon extend a public trail along three quarters of a mile of reconstructed shoreline on private property east of Sims Park, its main waterfront park.

 

The big idea is that in exchange for access to the land through easements, the city would take responsibility for solving erosion that threatens homes and apartment buildings.

 

MORE:

http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2017/11/euclid_close_to_building_lakef.html#incart_river_index


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Here's the problem with this plan....

 

Working with design consultants from Detroit-based SmithGroupJJR, Euclid proposed to property owners that it would clean up and re-engineer the shoreline to make it erosion resistant and more habitat-friendly for wildlife, in exchange for the right to create the waterfront trail.

 

Beaches NEED erosion in order to exist, it's all a natural process called littoral drift, and it's disrupted by armoring the coastline.

 

https://revisionworld.com/sites/revisionworld.com/files/imce/longshore%20drift.jpg

 

This erosion issue really needs to be addressed across the board in a coherent statewide plan. Unfortunately Ohio seems light years away from any such solution.

 

I applaud Euclid for their efforts, there are surely some good elements to their plan. Their hearts in the right place. But it won't give us those expansive beaches that we had in the past. Sure there will be pockets of beach surrounded by piers and very unnatural looking breakwalls, but not much.

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^They did engineer a good beach at Sims park

 

Well, I'm conflicted on Sims. Here's why. They did successfully collect a significant amount of sand. But the method they used required depositing all those rocks, walling off an equally significant portion of the water in the process.

 

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RCuNQBU5k0Y/UGzzEw1FZLI/AAAAAAAAGP8/aKcBZPNzYGA/s1600/P9130956.JPG

 

You see a similar thing at Presque Isle, which to me looks very unnatural - and it is. Perhaps it's a lesser of evils, but I don't know.

 

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/CSq5fh4s2Rk/maxresdefault.jpg

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Here's the problem with this plan....

 

Working with design consultants from Detroit-based SmithGroupJJR, Euclid proposed to property owners that it would clean up and re-engineer the shoreline to make it erosion resistant and more habitat-friendly for wildlife, in exchange for the right to create the waterfront trail.

 

Beaches NEED erosion in order to exist, it's all a natural process called littoral drift, and it's disrupted by armoring the coastline.

 

https://revisionworld.com/sites/revisionworld.com/files/imce/longshore%20drift.jpg

 

This erosion issue really needs to be addressed across the board in a coherent statewide plan. Unfortunately Ohio seems light years away from any such solution.

 

I applaud Euclid for their efforts, there are surely some good elements to their plan. Their hearts in the right place. But it won't give us those expansive beaches that we had in the past. Sure there will be pockets of beach surrounded by piers and very unnatural looking breakwalls, but not much.

 

You would think JJR would be acutely aware of that after being sued by residents of Madison Twp.  after designing the North Perry Village marina which trapped sand and disrupted littoral drift.  Instead of a sand beach, we now have a hideous riprap revetment protecting our bluff and a concrete set of stairs over the revetment to access the lake.  http://www.news-herald.com/article/hr/20141205/NEWS/141209643

 

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You would think JJR would be acutely aware of that after being sued by residents of Madison Twp.  after designing the North Perry Village marina which trapped sand and disrupted littoral drift.  Instead of a sand beach, we now have a hideous riprap revetment protecting our bluff and a concrete set of stairs over the revetment to access the lake.  http://www.news-herald.com/article/hr/20141205/NEWS/141209643

 

 

What a mess. And the city has to pay for dredging the marina and dumping the dredged material at the homeowners shoreline. From the article.

 

Ondrey and Markowitz broke down the improvements as follow:

 

• A new layer of stones will be installed along the plaintiffs’ bluffs.

 

• Sand from outside the area will be moved and nourished on the plaintiff’s shorelines.

 

• The marina’s bin wall will be extended to keep the trapped sand west of the structure and not inside. This will allow an easier time for contractors to dredge the sand and move it east of the marina.

 

North Perry has been contracting sand dredging at the marina since 2011, moving it east of the marina to renourish the plaintiff’s shorelines. That agreement won’t be changing because of the settlement.

 

“They’re always going to have to keep dredging as long as the marina is there,” Markowitz said.

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This year, the village spent $153,000 on five dredging projects.

 

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Per Oldmanladyluck[/member]

 

Couldn't find a more appropriate thread for this.  Maybe the Higher Education thread... however, welders make good money and this could equate to more local jobs with decent incomes.

 

Lincoln Electric opens $30 million Welding Technology & Training Center in Euclid

By Olivera Perkins, The Plain Dealer operkins@plaind.com

 

EUCLID, Ohio - The Lincoln Electric Co. is counting on its new $30 million Welding Technology & Training Center to assist in closing the skills gap in that industry.

 

"We believe that we can be a catalyst," said Christopher L. Mapes, the company's chairman, president and chief executive officer, of its effort to help in alleviate the mismatch between qualified welders and the many openings that are going unfilled. "We believe that we can be viewed as a thought leader relative to the success in addressing that issue."

 

The company held a ribbon cutting Wednesday for the 130,000-square-foot, two-story facility, with expansive windows, that opened in January at its St. Clair Avenue campus. Doing something about the dearth of welders was a recurring theme at the event that included speeches by officials and tours of the state-of-the art facility.

 

More at:  http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2018/03/lincoln_electric_opens_30_mill.html

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Euclid City Council takes historic vote to launch innovative lakefront trail

 

By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

 

EUCLID, Ohio - Euclid City Council on Monday voted to build an innovative and nationally significant lakefront trail made possible by the city's agreement to pay for erosion control on private lakefront properties in exchange for easements allowing public access.

 

https://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2018/08/euclid_city_council_takes_hist.html

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September 30, 2018 04:00 AM

Naval nuclear supplier surveys $130 million investment in NEO

STAN BULLARD

 

Increased defense spending and revived nuclear energy efforts are prompting Lynchburg, Va.-based BWX Technologies Inc. to consider investing more than $130 million in its Northeast Ohio operations.

 

BWXT, a nuclear operations and services firm spun out in 2015 from Babcock & Wilcox, has received approvals for tax incentives for its operations at 24703 Euclid Ave. in Euclid and at 91 Stirling Ave. in Barberton from city councils in both cities.

 

If state tax incentives are approved by the Ohio Tax Creation Authority, perhaps at its next meeting in October, BWXT plans to spend $82 million in Barberton and add 88 jobs there. In Euclid, it would invest more than $50 million and create an additional 34 full-time jobs there. The jobs are expected to pay more than $70,000 annually, on average, according to material provided to the state.

 

MORE:

https://www.crainscleveland.com/manufacturing/naval-nuclear-supplier-surveys-130-million-investment-neo


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The expansion was approved by the City's Design Review in August

 

And you didn't tell us about it?? Bad UrbanOhioan! lynchmob.gif


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Euclid City Hall is receiving a lot of heat about the new “pop-up” bike/pedestrian friendly street project. Please contact Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer-Gail at (216)289-2751 or via Email at khgail@cityofeuclid.com to voice support. Pass along to friends...even if you don’t live in Euclid. Seek those out who support bike and pedestrian projects.

Background: https://www.cleveland.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/09/216c607a451156/lake-shore-boulevard-in-eucild.html

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http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/features/bikeeuclid.aspx

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Nuclear company readies $130 million investment in Northeast Ohio

 

BWX Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) of Lynchburg, Va., announced late Monday, Oct. 29, that it would pull the trigger on investing more than $130 million in the Barberton and Euclid operations of its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group.

 

In a joint statement with JobsOhio, Team NEO and the cities of Barberton and Euclid, BWXT said the investment would take place over four years and would create more than 110 jobs by 2022.

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In Euclid, where the company is planning to invest more than $50 million and hire more than 30 new workers, employees make electro-mechanical components such as control rod drive mechanisms for naval nuclear reactors. That operation is at 24703 Euclid Ave.

 

MORE: https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/nuclear-company-readies-130-million-investment-northeast-ohio

 

And for details of the planned expansion click on Case #2018-ARB-13 here: http://www.cityofeuclid.com/events/8021

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Sort-of development related...

 

 

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Compare the progress on Euclid's Waterfront Improvement project as documented from our drone - from early spring to early fall 2019! Soon the vision in the render will become reality with substantial completion of the first phase of the lakefront trail expected in December 2019.

Check out a video of drone footage from September 25, 2019 here:  http://www.cityofeuclid.com/community/development/EuclidWaterfrontImprovementsPlan

 

Euclid Waterfront Improvement Project.jpg

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This is such a great project, and really a win-win for everyone. The public gains direct access to the lakefront, and the property owners gain protection from the erosion. The erosion has been absolutely insane, even just over the last year.

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FreshWater is going On the Ground in Euclid

 

With ambitious waterfront improvements, the opening of the Amazon fulfillment center, and five opportunity zones in flux, all eyes seem to be on Euclid as it charts its next steps in reclaiming its status as a thriving inner-ring suburb.

FreshWater Cleveland will highlight the people, places, and projects shaping and transforming Euclid—as well as potential solutions to the myriad challenges facing the city—as part of a 10-week community reporting series kicking off this Thursday, Oct. 3.

 

https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/inthenews/fwotgeuclid2019.aspx?

 

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Portrait of a city: Euclid is busy writing its next chapter

 

On Sept. 28, longtime Euclid residents Audrey and Victor Goodman gathered approximately 70 Euclidians at Shore Cultural Centre to give voice to everything from litter concerns to road resurfacing to police presence. Residents shared suggestions and proposed solutions with Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, Euclid police chief Scott Meyer, and Euclid City Schools interim superintendent Christopher Papouras.

Like many Euclidians, the Goodmans believe that residents will be a powerful force in moving Euclid forward, and they’re willing to do the work to get there.

Why are residents so invested? Because they know that there are two views of Euclid—the one from the inside and the one from the outside—and that the Euclid depicted in statistics doesn’t always reflect the experience of its people.
 

https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/features/portraitotgeuclid092619.aspx?

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The total package: Amazon doubles down on hiring by bringing 2,000 jobs to Euclid

 

Anyone who’s driven up and down East 260th Street on a regular basis in the last year has watched a real-life time-lapse video of sorts as the former Euclid Square Mall site has steadily transformed into an Amazon fulfillment center.

 

Euclid’s director of planning and development Jonathan Holody has had a front-row seat. When he first started working for the city of Euclid seven years ago, “the mall was still standing, but it was not a functioning mall,” he says. “That was still the case when Mayor [Kirsten Holzheimer] Gail was elected. She and I both realized there was potential there.”

 

Indeed, as Euclid is now home to one of six fulfillment and sortation centers in Ohio (along with Etna, Monroe, North Randall, Obetz, and Twinsburg). The 650,000-square-foot facility has been fully operational since Sept. 8, following a hiring push in August for 2,000 jobs—twice the number initially estimated.

 

https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/amazoneuclid101119.aspx

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Greetings from Euclid: Take a sneak peek at Euclid's newest piece of public art

 

Drive through downtown Euclid on any sunny day, and you might catch artist Margaret Garbincus hard at work on the city’s newest piece of public art.

 

The eye-catching welcome sign, “Greetings from Euclid,” will be a mural in the shape of a postcard, depicting iconic scenes from her childhood memories. A lifelong resident of Euclid, Garbincus is celebrating her 50th birthday with this nostalgic public art project—and donating 300 hours of painting time to make it happen.

 

“I’m including my favorite memories of growing up in Euclid,” says Garbincus, “like the Euclid Public Library, Our Lady of the Lake, the [movie] theater, and Paul Serra Field.”

 

“I’m including my favorite memories of growing up in Euclid,” says Garbincus, “like the Euclid Public Library, Our Lady of the Lake, the [movie] theater, and Paul Serra Field.”

 

Though the mural was intended to be a labor of love, Garbincus was honored when the City of Euclid asked to purchase her mural design to produce postcards and other products for sale. Initially, the completion of the mural was slated to coincide with the Euclid Art Walk on Sept. 13, but weather and approval delays postponed the mural’s debut until 2020. As a preview, colorful postcards of her mural design were produced and distributed at the art walk event.

 

MORE: https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/street-level/greetingsfromeuclid101619.aspx

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Two photos of the in-progress Euclid Lakefront Trail looking southeast from the Sims Park pier.  Given the scope of the project, it's impossible to get a panoramic view of the entire trail from the lake (the drone pics in KJP's 10/2/19 post, above, do a much better job).  But this is the trail as of Wednesday evening.  The bottom pic is directly east of the pier.  The erosion-killing rock line is impressive in person, especially for something so explicitly functional.  The grassy berm stretching upward isn't looking its best in late-October, but if the city waters it regularly during the summer, it will look just fine.  Also, you can't really make out the pedestrian trail from the lake, but trust me, it's there.  It's about a 3/4-mile asphalt trail that has been completed.  It's nothing special to look at, but will be fun to stroll upon when it's open (right now, it's barricaded off).

 

The top pic shows the eastern end of the trial, with the Lakeshore Blvd. high-rise apartment buildings (between E. 250th and 260th Streets) in the background.  That part is still being worked on, and looks great, even from a distance.  This is an exciting project for Euclid, as the trail is located in the criminally underrated Sims Park and is directly north of "downtown" Euclid (Lakeshore Cinemas, Great Scott Tavern, etc.)

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With an RFP process in motion, Shore Cultural Centre is getting ready for its second act

 

When it comes to arts and culture in Euclid, all signs point to Shore Cultural Centre. Located in the heart of the city, the 141,000-square-foot building plays home to many art-based studios, faith-based organizations, and health and wellness businesses—along with the Euclid Symphony Orchestra, Euclid Hunger Center, and Euclid Culinary Bistro (operated by Euclid High School students).

 

Built in 1913, the complex has a long and storied history, landing the building on the National Register of Historic Places. For many decades, the building housed Shore High School (the northern counterpart to Central High School, Euclid’s other high school until Euclid High School was built in 1949 and both Shore and Central became middle schools). The Shore school ultimately shuttered in 1986, after which the building adopted its current use as a cultural hub.

 

Thirty-plus years later, Shore Cultural Centre is ripe for revitalization, as the city prepares to offer new investment opportunities to developers who can see its creative potential amid downtown Euclid’s robust development plans.

 

MORE: https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/street-level/shoreculturalcentre103119.aspx

 

 

 

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None yet. I imagine we will not get any until after the beginning of December.

Yeah, I think that very well could for part of it, but not the whole 140,000 square feet.

 

 

 

But what do I know

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