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Old 02-23-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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Post news on any new or existing project in the Greater Cleveland area.


Here's a few to start off with.

(Excuse the green look in some photos, it was a camera problem.)


Stonebridge Condominiums
Large new condo project being built in phases on the west bank of the Flats in downtown Cleveland.
Stonebridge Plaza is the building inder construction.





The Avenue district
A new neighborhood of luxury condominiums, townhomes and lofts adjacent to Cleveland's financial district, Cleveland State University and The Playhouse square theatre district.

Site overview is the blocks highlighted in yellow and numbered 1-3. 1-3 and undergoing site prep right now.


A rendering of what site 1 will look like.


Battery park
A new 330 unit project that will ultimately cost more than 100 million. Located just south of the Shoreway on the city's west side, residents will be able to capitalize on Edgewater park and Beach and will be better connected with the lake once ODOT transforms the shoreway into a boulevard suitable for a neighborhood.


515 Euclid

A new 20-30 story condo tower that has been proposed. The tower will be constructed on top of an existing parking garage that was built as the base of this future tower. Greyish building in photo.

The existing parking garage, which has retail spots on the ground level.

The Euclid Corridor project
A new transit project bringing Bus-Rapid Transit to Cleveland. Dubbed the "Silver line", the line will run from Public square in downtown to an existing rapid transit station in East Cleveland, and inner ring suburb. The buses will arrive at stops every 5 minutes, have their own designated lanes, with right of way at intersections, have closed circuit television and have stops located in the median of Euclid Avenue that will have real time bus arrival information. The blocks surrounding Euclid have a new zoning overlay that requres new construction to be built at the sidewalk and feature retail on the ground floor with office or residential use above. Obviously this project is the reason why Euclid is in its current condition.

Pictures of Euclid as of today


The buses to be used

East 4th street

A development in the works for a few years now and is adding one entertainment venue and restaurant after another such as The House of Blues Cleveland, Lola Bistro and Pickwick and Frolic. Adjacent to the Gateway sports district and Euclid Avenue. There are plans for three new restaurants to open by summer. The space above is being converted into condos.
The just opened Corner Alley Bowling alley, Martini bar and restaraunt (4th street bar and grille).

Down East 4th street

Down Euclid

4th street



New condo complex on the East side of the city on Shaker Boulevard Between East 116th and Shaker Square. Located directly on one of the city's rail lines.


Micellaneous new housing
Beacon place/Woodhaven
An expanding development abutting The Cleveland Clinic in University circle. Features townhomes and detached single family dwellings.


St Luke's Pointe
A new development that currently features new single family homes and will eventually feature condos at the site of a closed Hospital located at Martin luther King Jr Drive and East 116th steet.



Scattered infill sites.
Some developers are filling in vacant lots with new homes close to downtown the block pictured used to be almost completely vacant now it houses these new homes. Most of these scattered sites are located in the Hough, Fairfax and Central neighborhoods between East 30th street and east 93rd from Hough Avenue in the North, south to Woodland Avenue.
Typical street, though some feature oddly placed Mcmansions.


Valley View Homes

This is the redevelopment of former public housing projects into market rate single family and duplex homes as well as townhomes.
Site overview

Renderings of homes

Some progress


East side transit Center
A new facility near Cleveland State University that will feature a layover facility for RTA, buses as well as a new hotel tower with retail in a large atrium.


Flats East Bank Project
A huge 225 million renovation of the Flats-East entertainment district. The project will level most buildings north of the Man Avenue Bridge, realign the street grid and build a new neighborhood of office space, condos, retail, entertainment venues and parkland all with rail access.
Preliminary project rendering

Distance shot of new existing neighborhood. Buildings to the far left will be razed.

Close up of Buildings to be demolished.


Warehouse district super project
Developer Robert Stark has proposed a huge new develomentin the Warehouse district adjacent to public square and the Main Avenue bridge.
The first phase will feature exclusive to the region retail, new condos and office space. Later Phases include making Ohio 2 at grade and extending the city street grid North to Lake Erie and include more shops and residential spaces. It requres the Port of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to relocate to a spot across the Cuyahoga river.

Preliminary rendering for Phase 1


Overall Lakefront plan before and after


Steelyard Commons
A new 1 million sp. ft. plus retail plaza on the site of a forme steelmill. The complex will serve the innercity market that otherwise would have to venture into the suburbs to get whats in some of these stores. This is a suburban style development but its built on a brown field on a site that wouldn't be appealing to new residential or office space. The complex sill also feature an extention of the Tow path trail, a museum on Cleveland steelmills and a stop and extension of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
Site overview

Progress


Cleveland Clinic expansion
Expansion of the nations 3rd best hospital.
Overview


The new Heart center under construction


Cleveland Museum of Art renovation and expansion
Renovation of existing buildings and addition of more gallery space.


Cleveland State University Student Center
One of many new projects planned for the campus, which is trying to openi itself up to the street and lesses the effect of its 60's brutalist architecture.


[More to come...

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Old 02-23-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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Lighthouse landing
Once an independent project launched out of defiance is now actually part of the Flats east bank project. IT will feature two condo towers, one of 18 stories and the other of 22 stories.
Proposed site plan


Updated rendering for the proposed Lighthouse landing residential towers:

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Old 02-23-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson unveils a plan to rebuild the city neighborhood by neighborhood.


Jackson presents wish list, to-do list
Mayor outlines wide range of plans to improve Cleveland, one neighborhood at a time
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Susan Vinella
Plain Dealer Reporter
Mayor Frank Jackson on Monday offered two visions for Cleveland, one grand and expensive, the other practical and within the city's means.

On his wish list, Jackson includes a first-class convention center and a corporate business park for Burke Lakefront Air- port.

On his reality list, Jackson proposes bicycle lanes through neighborhoods, more-aggressive demolition of rundown buildings and a pedestrian bridge over North Coast Harbor.


"A great city connects its citi- zens to great choices in housing, education, employment, services, shopping and culture," states the overview to Jackson's long-term vision.

At the unveiling at a City Hall news conference, Jackson spoke of creating safe and family-oriented neighborhoods and a Mecca for arts and culture.

The mayor proposes to spend $1.5 billion over five years on projects that include the pedestrian bridge connecting Voinovich Park and Dock 32 downtown near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

He also proposes to spend $5 million to make changes at the traffic circle at East 105th Street near University Circle to improve safety.

In addition, the mayor said he wants to spend at least $3 million annually to demolish vacant houses, a citywide problem that lowers property values and fosters crime.

Council President Martin J. Sweeney said council will ask Jackson to increase that amount to $6 million annually, and he expects the mayor to agree.

About two-thirds of the spending - $1 billion - will come from the city's income tax and elsewhere in the city's budget, said Jackson's chief of staff, Ken Silliman. The city will seek the rest from state and federal sources.


The capital plan should help the city secure more state and federal dollars because it shows where Cleveland intends to spend its money, Silliman said. A commitment of money from a local government often brings matching taxpayer dollars from Columbus or Washington.

Jackson wants to put more than $12 million toward building roadside bike routes and off-road bike trails that connect the city's neighborhoods to each other and to the Towpath Trail, which will soon stretch into downtown.

He also promises about $4 million for the cleanup of the former International Steel Group site.

His grander vision, covering the next 13 years, focuses on developing all 36 of the city's neighborhoods.

"I'm not going to pit downtown against neighborhoods," Jackson said. "We're going to rebuild this entire city."

The report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each city neighborhood. Kamm's Corners and Old Brooklyn on the West Side are listed as stable, for example, and Kinsman and South Collinwood on the East Side are described as fragile and distressed.

The mayor also proposes that he take control of the parks and recreation capital spending, which traditionally has been in control of individual council members. Ken Johnson, chairman of council's Parks and Recreation Committee, said he opposes that idea.

The full capital spending and city development plans can be found on the city's Web site: www.city.cleveland.oh.us.

Plain Dealer Reporter Olivera Perkins contributed to this report.

To reach this Plain Dealer reporter:

svinella@plaind.com, 216-999-5010

http://www.cleveland.com/mayor/plain...940.xml&coll=2



See more detail at this link:
http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/pdf/CIPDraft-20070122.pdf (broken link)
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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West Tech Lofts is what happens when a developer devides to convert a closed High School (West Tech Highschool) into lofts for sale. The inside features lofts, but still has lockers from when the building was a school. The lofts in the building aren't selling well. The athletic fields that were voncerted, however are selling good and are a mix single family homes and attached condos.





The athletic fields


Construction of a new 5 million dollar rapid station (Metro rail) on West 117th street.






Here are a few projects in Cleveland Heights. This site was once one of the region's first suburban shopping malls. After its decline developers turned it into a power center. Some of the outparcels are being developed into new condos.
This was once a Kaiser outpatient center, now its condos.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9229/dscn1695io9.jpg (broken link)



There was an office building on this site, it was demolished and these were built.



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Old 02-23-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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Thumbs up Cleveland Clinic Gets Lots of State money

State awards Cleveland Clinic $60 million for cardio center



1:25 p.m.
Updated 3:32 p.m.

Ohio's Third Frontier Commission today awarded $113 million in state grants to jump-start several Northeast Ohio-based technology projects, topped by $60 million for the Cleveland Clinic to establish a Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center. Moderator cut: Provide a link instead of copying everything here, please

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Old 02-23-2007, 08:21 PM
 
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State aids projects in Akron, Cleveland
Site-improvement grants target tech center, offices
Friday, December 15, 2006
Henry J. Gomez
Plain Dealer Reporter
A technology center proposed for downtown Cleveland and an office park planned for Akron are among 18 projects expected to split more than $50 million in state site-improvement grants.
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UHHS Commits More Than $1 Billion for Wide-Reaching Vision 2010 Plan
Five-year Plan Calls for Major Expansion Throughout Northeast Ohio
January 18, 2006



CLEVELAND - The Board of Directors of University Hospitals Health System (UHHS) has unanimously approved core elements of its strategic plan, called Vision 2010. The plan, calling for investments of more than $1 billion over five years, includes significant commitment to the University Hospitals of Cleveland (UHC) campus, new facilities and considerable expansion of services at several System hospitals, additional suburban ambulatory centers and more than $100 million in technological enhancements, including system-wide electronic health records.

http://www.uhhs.com/Article_Detail.aspx?ID=263&MID=152

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Old 02-23-2007, 08:24 PM
 
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Case enters into exclusive negotiations with Forest City as developer for the west quad

August 26, 2005 | For more information: George Stamatis 216-368-3635

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Forest City Enterprises have signed an exclusive, 90-day conditional designation agreement to develop program and financial terms for the development of Case’s new West Quad campus. Forest City was chosen by Case from a pool of six national developers. In addition to Forest City, developers responding to the School of Medicine’s request for qualifications included Higgins Development Partners, Hines, Slough Estates USA, Spaulding & Slye in partnership with Colliers International and Townsend Capital.

With this agreement, the School of Medicine will exclusively negotiate with Forest City the business and legal terms of this project. If these negotiations are successful, at the end of this 90-day period the parties will execute a formal Memorandum of Understanding, clearly outlining the terms of the final development agreement.

Ralph I. Horwitz, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, said, “We were highly impressed with the ideas proposed by Forest City and the company’s depth of experience in the development of university-affiliated biomedical research parks.”

Gayle Farris, President of Forest City’s Science & Technology Group said, “We are very grateful to Case for this opportunity to work with them towards developing a vision for the West Quad Campus that will build upon the strengths of Case’s academic prowess and its partnership with Cleveland’s leading medical institutions to establish a cluster for life science research and development.”

The West Quad, site of the former Mt. Sinai Medical Center and already home to the Cleveland Center for Structural Biology, is a 14-acre parcel owned by Case. The university seeks to develop the West Quad into a mixed-use campus and research park with up to 2 million square feet of laboratory and office space dedicated to transformative research in individualized genomic medicine and the quantitative biosciences. The West Quad will also be home to joint research projects and education programs with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center.

The West Quad will make Cleveland a national leader in a new wave of medical care and research focused on developing individualized medical treatment based on the patient’s genes, proteins and disease susceptibility.

Further, the research and programs planned for the West Quad will be a source and driver for significant economic development in this region.

Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is a $7.4 billion NYSE-listed national real estate company. The company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, acquisition and management of mixed-use projects, retail centers, apartment communities, office buildings and land development projects throughout the United States.

http://www.case.edu/news/2005/8-05/forest.htm



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the West Quad?
A: The West Quad is a 14-acre campus owned by Case Western Reserve University, one of the nation’s leading research universities. The university plans to work with a developer to develop this campus into an innovative research park focusing on “individualized” genomic medicine.

Q: Where is the West Quad?
A: The West Quad is on Cleveland’s east side, in University Circle. It is on the former site of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center, bounded by Mt. Sinai Drive, Ansel Road, Silver Park, and East 105 th Street.

Q: How will the West Quad help Cleveland?
A: The West Quad will make Cleveland a leader in a new wave of medical care focused on developing medical treatment based on the person’s genes, proteins, and disease susceptibility. Cleveland’s leading health care institutions – the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Louis Stoke Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center – are working together to advance medicine, research, and clinical care. In addition, the West Quad holds the promise of serving as a source and driver for economic development in the University Circle, as well as across Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Q: How will the West Quad advance medicine?
A: The overarching objective of the West Quad development will be to unlock the potential of “individualized” genomic medicine, or personalized care that is based on – and tailored to – an individual’s genome, the proteins the genome manufactures, and the disease susceptibility created by the interactions between these biological factors and the external environment. Presently, many therapeutic strategies are approved and endorsed because they offer benefits based on statistical evidence for improvements in groups of patients. Currently, however, when a particular therapy is shown to be effective for a percentage of a sample population, no methods exist to determine which individuals within that population are responsive to that therapy and which are not.

Q: Has the city of Cleveland been supportive?
A: The West Quad has received enthusiastic support from the mayor, the council people representing the neighborhood wards – Council members Britt, Lewis, Scott, and Conwell – the Department of City Planning, and others.

Q: Will the project create jobs?
A: The West Quad will create significant economic opportunities for Clevelanders. At the build-out of the entire campus, it is anticipated that the project will create between 4,500 to 6,000 new jobs at a variety of skill levels and ancillary growth in the University Circle area.

http://westquad.case.edu/faqs/ (broken link)
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Case Western Reserve University is working with local developers MRN and Zaremba to rebuild the area known as "The Triangle", an underused retail district near the campus. The Triangle is set to be rebuilt as the centerpiece of a new University Arts and Retail District, intended to give Case more of a college town feel. Anchored by the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA), which will be moving to the area as part of the project, the university envisions restaurants, bars, entertainment spots, fashion and specialty clothing stores, as well as general retail, in addition to student housing, in a $120 million development. The current apartment towers of the Triangle development will remain. It will also be home to the university's bookstore which will sell student and general merchandise in addition to books.

The Triangle today.


Park Lane Villas Project

Park Lane villas were once a residential Hotel. The building is now being renovated to include 96 rental units priced from 1000-2200 a month. In addition to the apartments a restaurant is to be placed in what was the former Ball room of the Hotel. This 29 million dollar project will be completed in mid 2007.



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Old 02-24-2007, 07:34 AM
 
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Next big thing?
Key Tower. 200 Public Square. Could the oversized needs of Eaton Corp. and law firm Baker Hostetler spawn another downtown Cleveland skyscraper?

By STAN BULLARD
6:00 am, February 12, 2007
Chances just got better for a new office building to climb skyward in downtown Cleveland, although it’s way too soon to count on seeing the city’s skyline change.

Another huge, marquee tenant unlikely to find many alternatives besides staying put or going into a new skyscraper has entered the fray. Eaton Corp., the big diversified manufacturer based at the namesake Eaton Center office building, 1111 Superior Ave., needs about 300,000 square feet of office space and is circulating a request for proposals among developers that are pondering downtown projects.

A tenant Eaton’s size is large enough to justify construction of a new tower, particularly if the same developer also bags the Baker Hostetler law firm as a 200,000-square-foot tenant. Insiders in realty circles say Baker was ready to sign a lease to take empty space at the 200 Public Square office building, but it recently has extended its search.

Eaton spokeswoman Kelly Jasko said the company doesn’t comment on rumors. Baker also will not comment on the status of its talks. However, Pat Lott, senior vice president of office leasing at Forest City Enterprises Inc., said he has discussed Eaton’s space requirements with Robert Roe, president of Staubach Co.’s Cleveland office, who is handling the Eaton listing.

Mr. Lott said he does not believe companies in Cleveland will pay rents high enough to justify construction of a new office building. However, he refused to say if Forest City would respond to the request for proposals from Eaton.
The normally talkative Mr. Roe wouldn’t discuss the Eaton matter. George Elliott, a principal at Staubach’s Cleveland office who has fielded Eaton engagements for years, also declined comment.

Jeff Cristal, a senior vice president and director of Grubb & Ellis Co.’s Cleveland office unit, recently has been predicting a developer by late 2008 would break ground on an office building in downtown Cleveland. “For any tenant over 100,000 square feet, a new building has to be considered, whether it’s Eaton Corp. or ABC Company,” Mr. Cristal said. That’s because such large volumes of empty floors in the same area can be found in only one building, 200 Public Square, the former BP Tower.

Moreover, if Baker does commit to 200 Public Square, it means there is no other newer building to house Eaton. Eaton’s only shot would be to consider new construction or a massive upgrade at a Class B building — generally defined as a structure over 50 years of age. However, the latter scenario is unlikely, because it would be a step back from the 1980s-vintage tower Eaton currently enjoys.

Just when Eaton’s lease expires at Eaton Center is unknown. Ms. Jasko said the company does not disclose such terms. However, the lead time for a typical downtown office building is a year to design it and two years to build it.

It’s also possible that Eaton’s request for proposals from developers is a way for a tenant representative broker such as Staubach to create a stalking horse to drive a sharper deal at Eaton Center. Securing a tenant such as Eaton would help a developer obtain construction loans from lenders, which typically require a tenant for 50% of a building’s available space, although terms vary depending on the market and the financial strength of the developer.

Developers with plans for downtown office towers in Cleveland include Richard E. Jacobs Group, which has a plan for a tower on Public Square; Robert L. Stark Enterprises Inc. of Woodmere Village, which has discussed a mixed-use project between Public Square and the Warehouse District; and Wolstein Group, which plans a $250 million, mixed-use project in the Flats. Retail and housing plans Wolstein Group and Stark Enterprises have laid out would get a big boost from the 500-plus people Eaton would bring to an office tower at their locations.

Stark Enterprises and a spokeswoman for Wolstein Group declined comment. Richard E. Jacobs Group did not return two calls. Even with a modestly improving downtown office market, only the bold would undertake such a project. Grubb & Ellis reports Class A vacancy at year-end 2006 was 11% downtown, although total downtown office vacancy is still high, exceeding 20%. To construct a new downtown building likely would require a rent in excess of $25 a square foot; the average rent downtown is just below $21 a square foot.

Article from Crainsclevelandbusiness.com
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