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MuRrAy HiLL Feb 11, 2007 4:07 PM

I read that too...that is very exciting news. But I can't wait to see phase I (and I believe only part of Phase 3?) completed soon. To quote Zaremba,"A big issue is keeping downtown affordable. You have to keep the supply up. We'll need bigger buildings because land will get more expensive." Hopefully by the time the new site goes on the drawing boards, there will be enough demand for the need to build bigger.

The Browns season lasts for only about 5.5 months. I personally think this is doing able to this project in about 6 months..anything's possible, right?. Even way, I don't see this happening in the near future or even at all. Does anyone know if other events are held at Browns stadium during the off season?

MayDay Feb 12, 2007 3:22 PM

^There are occasional concerts held at the stadium but not very often.

This was an interesting article from Crains Cleveland:

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?
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.

More at

This could be interesting :)

MayDay Feb 13, 2007 7:01 PM

Update February 13th, 2007 - Progress photos added to Battery Park, new rendering for Lighthouse Landing (proposed).

CTownsFinest216 Feb 15, 2007 12:07 PM

i would actually rather have a bunch 400-500 ft buildings on the western side of the CBD than 1 tall skyscraper. i think that would make the skyline 10x better

hopefully eaton can get a skyscraper risin on one of those parking lots

im excited to see the avenue district take shape, and i like that new construction in battery park. this is the type of infill they need to build in the city in areas like central/hough....not suburban mcmansions or townhomes. these are dense and interact with the street and surroundin urban fabric.

MayDay Mar 5, 2007 4:28 PM

Updates March 3, 2007 - new photos for Stonebridge Plaza, Valleyview Estates, Gospel Press, Park Lane Villa and new additions - Tudor Arms and West 7th Townhomes.

More info about the Tudor Arms renovation from Crains Cleveland:
Monday March 5, 2007
Tudor Arms pulls MRN to Univ. Circle again

East Fourth Street developer sees area as next potential nightlife, housing hot spot.

Widening its push into University Circle, real estate developer MRN Ltd. of Cleveland has acquired the 11-story Tudor Arms, a landmark building at 10660 Carnegie Ave. that since 1971 has served as the Cleveland Job Corps Center.
MRN — best known for developing the East Fourth Street neighborhood of downtown apartments, restaurants and entertainment spots such as the House of Blues — is staking its next bet on Cleveland with a plan driven by the nonprofit group University Circle Inc. to enliven the cultural, educational and health care district with nightlife, shops and housing.

Ari Maron, an MRN partner, said the family-owned company bought the building Feb. 23 from Case Western Reserve University because it believes plans for the college’s Triangle area will “start to spill over into more energy for University Circle.” “The Tudor Arms becomes an interesting opportunity on that basis,” Mr. Maron said.

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MayDay Mar 13, 2007 3:18 PM

March 13th - Added One Charter Place project under proposals, article from Crains Cleveland Business:

Real estate brokers hope to bring $15M condominium complex to Detroit Avenue


6:00 am, March 12, 2007

Two former corporate real estate consultants who have carved a niche as investment property brokers want to add development to their profiles with a proposed, $15 million condominium project in Ohio City.

Dubbed One Charter Place, the project would consist of a six-story building and a connected four-story building at 3107 Detroit Ave. that would offer 50+ condominiums for sale. The project would exploit views of Lake Erie that existing low-rise commercial buildings on that stretch of Detroit leave untapped.

“Knowing the Shoreway will be calmed to improve pedestrian access to the lake is a huge part of our decision to develop here,” said Brian Cook, who is a partner in the proposed development with Brian Koch and a silent investor the two declined to identify. The city of Cleveland is studying a plan to transform the West Shoreway to a smaller four-lane boulevard with traffic lights allowing for more pedestrian access and lakefront development.

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MayDay Mar 26, 2007 5:54 PM

Updated March 26th - Terminal Tower restoration, Valley View Homes, and Steelyard Commons updated.

SJPhillyBoy Mar 29, 2007 6:42 PM

The King's castle: theater, bowling alley, casino

March 27, 2007

AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James' 35,440-square-foot house under construction in nearby Bath Township is shaping up as a castle fit for a king -- with a theater, bowling alley, casino and barber shop.

The house in a suburban location 20 miles south of Cleveland is due to be finished next year. It is being built on 5.6 acres of land purchased, along with an 11-bedroom house, in 2003 for $2.1 million.

The Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star and Akron native, whose stated goal is to be the world's first billionaire athlete, razed the house to clear the way for the new one.

A first-floor master suite, which includes a two-story walk-in closet, will be about 40 feet wide and 56 feet long -- bigger than half the houses in Bath Township.

The house has a dining hall, roughly 27 feet by 27 feet, a "great room" at 34 feet by 37 feet and a bigger, two-story "grand room," according to the Akron Beacon Journal, which reported on the blueprints.

The "family foyer" off the six-car garage near the elevator will be dwarfed by a "grand foyer" inside the front entrance with a sweeping, divided staircase leading to four second-story bedrooms. An outer wall will feature a limestone sculpture -- a bas-relief of LeBron's head, wearing his trademark headband.

The property is an oddly shaped tract wedged among lots that average 2.3 acres and houses that average 3,209 square feet. His property is 300 feet wide at the street and 677 feet deep.

The house already has begun to draw the curious.

"People who come to photograph it are disrespectful," said Tom Bader, one of nine immediate next-door neighbors. "They park their car in the middle of the street -- with their doors open! And you're sitting behind them! All I wanna do is go home after a hard day's work."

Sometimes Bader must wait to turn into his driveway because gawkers have driven up, hoping for a better view of James' place.

"As far as LeBron the man goes, I think he's an outstanding individual," said Bader, a graduate of James' alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron.

"He's great for Cleveland. I'm proud to have him. I have no issues with LeBron James at all. The problem is the baggage that he unintentionally carries with him."

Bader has discouraged his children's dream that James might have them over to shoot hoops.

"I said, `Honey, I don't think that's going to happen. Besides that, don't ever, ever invite LeBron over to our house to play ball because he's going to twist his ankle and I will have my house eternally egged.'"

While waiting for the home to be finished, James splits his time between a huge apartment in downtown Cleveland and a relatively modest four-bedroom house in Medina County west of Akron. He paid $580,000 for the house in 2005.


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MayDay Apr 4, 2007 2:12 PM

Update April 4, 2007: updated construction photos for Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland Institute of Music. New image for proposed Visual Arts Center at Cleveland State University.

alleystreetindustry Apr 16, 2007 2:03 PM

i think cleveland is neat.

MuRrAy HiLL Apr 17, 2007 1:38 AM


Originally Posted by alleystreetindustry (Post 2771069)
i think cleveland is neat.

oh yeah, Cleveland does Rock....have you ever been?

MayDay Apr 25, 2007 3:47 PM

Update April 25th: updated images for Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Steelyard Commons.

Seattle FTW May 1, 2007 8:38 PM

my old hometown, interesting to see whats going on there. some of those condo conversions would be cool...but houses are so cheap in cleveland so who would want to live in a condo anyway?

amazing to see such a large city receive so little new construction, yikes!! my bro told me the economy there was bad...

MayDay May 1, 2007 8:44 PM

"but houses are so cheap in cleveland so who would want to live in a condo anyway?"

The same people as anywhere else - those who don't want the hassle of yardwork, etc. The economy is bad depending on who you talk to - it's bad for those in some of the manufacturing fields, but for those in healthcare, law, or finance (and others), I don't hear them complaining.

the pope May 1, 2007 11:05 PM


Originally Posted by MayDay (Post 2807961)
"but houses are so cheap in cleveland so who would want to live in a condo anyway?"

The same people as anywhere else - those who don't want the hassle of yardwork, etc. The economy is bad depending on who you talk to - it's bad for those in some of the manufacturing fields, but for those in healthcare, law, or finance (and others), I don't hear them complaining.

its recession-proof!

Everyone needs healthcare.

hyperion1110 May 2, 2007 3:24 AM

Healthcare isn't close to recession proof. The early to mid 1990s saw a massive recession in the field, where fear and uncertainty from proposed universal healthcare caused massive layoffs and highering freezes. My dad graduated from nursing school in took him 4 years to find a job in Pittsburgh, which has one of the largest healthcare systems in the world.

That Cleveland's healthcare sector is, well, healthy is a nod to the local industry.

I'm glad to see a another rustbelt city doing well. Way to go, Cleveland!

MayDay May 7, 2007 2:35 PM

Update May 7th - new photo for the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

Plasticman May 10, 2007 3:35 PM


Originally Posted by MuRrAy HiLL (Post 2772541)
oh yeah, Cleveland does Rock....have you ever been?

I haven't been but Cleveland does rock. I mean....Drew Carey says so so I guess that's all we need.

MayDay May 10, 2007 7:25 PM

double post

MuRrAy HiLL May 11, 2007 9:04 PM


Originally Posted by MayDay (Post 2826839)
there's going to be some huge news about this soon, just trust me ;)

MayDay, what do you know that we don't??

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