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MayDay Jan 27, 2006 3:21 PM

CLEVELAND | Project Rundown
 
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Sulley Jan 27, 2006 5:43 PM

Awesome. I can't wait to be in CLE tonight.

DIESELPOLO Jan 27, 2006 6:30 PM

Cleveland's Pretty Cool. Was There For About 2 Hours For Lunch On The Way Back From Memphis. Um...and The Projects Look Pretty Good As Well.

oLeG Jan 27, 2006 9:29 PM

i don't really like the project... I'll visit Clevland in about a month and will see what they are biulding there with my own eyes

colemonkee Jan 27, 2006 10:23 PM

I like a lot of these. They're not tall, but their dense and the design seems solid. Though they could limit the number of proposed buildings with curved pitched roofs. I think I saw at least four.

Cory Jan 27, 2006 10:34 PM

I'll take the Avenue District and the "unnamed" project anyday over skyscrapers. Great projects so far.

Austinlee Jan 28, 2006 4:26 AM

Cleveland is on a roll. Lots of nice projects going on their.

mSeattle Jan 28, 2006 4:10 PM

Colemonkee, I think the curved roof of the four projects will be a nice alternative to flat roofing that already exists throughout the city.

MayDay Jan 30, 2006 2:25 PM

Well, the curved pitched roofline is somewhat of a trend right now - plus it's practical, given Cleveland having substantial snowfall.

wanderer34 Jan 30, 2006 4:56 PM

The Avenue District looks okay, and I'm not sure about the Flats project, but I'm not feeling the Steelyard Commons at all. It's just another glorified shooping center, if you ask me. Pittsburgh continually changes it's image by the minute while Cleveland makes another pinhole on a sinking ship. That's what I don't like about it.

MayDay Jan 30, 2006 6:00 PM

Thanks - this is thread is about projects in Cleveland. No one cares what you like about Pittsburgh - really, we don't. You're a broken record - get some new material.

http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/newbie.htm

wrab Jan 30, 2006 6:22 PM

Wow, MayDay, nice job on the rundown. Thanks. Most of these projects are really sharp. The Flats East project is a bit of a shocker, though - an extreme makeover.

Saw the Pinnacle on my last visit to town, and it looks great in person - clean, modern, well detailed. Hope the trend continues!

Awkab Jan 30, 2006 6:31 PM

The Pinnacle reminds me of the type of flats that are being built all over South Africa at the moment...I'm fan of the architecture as well. It looks sleek and modern, and I think it always looks interesting when juxtaposed with earlier architectual styles.

Suburban Lou Feb 6, 2006 10:55 PM

Thanks for the thread MayDay, Cleveland is on a roll.

Dracmus Feb 13, 2006 11:22 PM

good job. i was considering making a compilation thread for cleveland but i had no clue where to start. although many are not above 20 stories...i do think cleveland needs to get building again. now if they would only build the ameritrust tower it would be perfect...

ItsConanOBrien Feb 14, 2006 12:15 AM

Go Cleveland!

JBinCalgary Feb 14, 2006 6:26 AM

some great projects that are really gonna improve the downtown, moreso than it is now! imo

thanks for the updates mayday

Sulley Feb 14, 2006 6:36 AM

MayDay, which convention proposal do you like best?

MayDay Feb 17, 2006 3:25 PM

I prefer the lakefront proposal for several reasons - it lends itself to further expansion towards the lake; it's a much less intrusive structure; and the fact that Forest City Enterprises retracted their riverfront proposal and then presented it again makes me question their motives. I should also mention that the new housing/construction in the lower portion of the Tower City/Riverfront proposal (across the river from Terminal Tower) is no longer a component.

mSeattle Feb 19, 2006 7:05 PM

Stonebridge Plaza is wow. Now that is imagination. What otherwise (and most any money-grubbing developer) would be constructed as a pure "box" is turned into elevated slanting walls and waves top and bottom.

zaceman Feb 21, 2006 5:25 PM

wow this is a nice. its great to see all these lined up.

stonebridge plaza is probably my favorite of them at them moment since its already under construction and its a really interesting design.

i like that a lot of these projects are "filling the voids" throughout the city, a lot of these will make cleveland more connected to the various neighborhoods within the city.

Coldrsx Feb 21, 2006 5:42 PM

some really great projects and infill...another city i need to get to.

MayDay Mar 10, 2006 2:02 PM

Updated the photo for Stonebridge Plaza.

Edgewater Mar 14, 2006 1:15 AM

Haven't posted in a long time but I still check out what's happening on the forums. It's about time the Pinnacle has been completed.

I think the Stonebridge development has to be one of the best projects to happen to the Ohio City/Flats West Bank area in a long time. It has really changed that area in a positive way.

I like the idea for the Avenue District. It will finally fill in the multitudes of empty space that has been forgotten since Erieview first changed the area. Too bad the twin towers that were once proposed behind the Tower at Erieview didn't pan out.

As for the East Side Transit Center, wouldn't it have been better to place it somewhere closer to Public Square like at around W.3 and Superior? Since majority of the RTA bus lines converge at the square anyway, to me it would have made more sense instead of by CSU. Plus I think that design would have fit in with the Warehouse District.

UrbaniDesDev Mar 14, 2006 10:12 AM

This link to the Cleveland Lakefront Development has to be the most comprehensive plan ever developed for Cleveland. It looks great for Cleveland and finally recognize Cleveland's greatest resource! I love how it seems all American cities are returning to center city.

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us...front-full.pdf

tranceclubbinphilly Mar 14, 2006 1:44 PM

Great thread! I was just in Cleveland last week for a long weekend to visit my sister in-law who will be graduating from Case Western soon. I walked passed that Music center project. Lookes like they are converting a 70s era ish blah building into something really modern and cool.

I love the Coventry section and little Itally!

MayDay Mar 14, 2006 2:31 PM

Glad you enjoyed it - although Coventry is technically in Cleveland Heights which is one of the adjacent streetcar suburbs. If you remember the hill in Little Italy (which is mostly in Cleveland proper), once you're at the top - you're in Cleveland Heights. But yes, the new Cleveland Institute of Music is a big change from that 70s blah building :)

tranceclubbinphilly Mar 14, 2006 6:34 PM

Cool thanks for the info, I wondered where the line was. I actually stayed on Muraay Hill rd at the bottom of that hill. Love all those cool art shops and gallerys on that rd, have to wonder how they stay in business with such high prices but thats art for you. Kind of reminds me a little of South Street Here in Philly.

MayDay Mar 15, 2006 11:00 PM

Here's a link to a video produced by the Greater Cleveland Partnership - it shows a lot of the projects plus uses Google Earth to show where they are. Check it out http://www.webcastgroup.com/webcast/...WebcastID=2190

MayDay Apr 12, 2006 1:49 PM

Added information for the Park Lane Villa project (under construction), and Lighthouse Landing (proposal).

Michi Apr 12, 2006 8:36 PM

I like the 515 Euclid proposal. What's the latest gossip on its liklihood?

MayDay Apr 13, 2006 1:15 PM

It's still on the boards, though it may be a while before it rises because of the Euclid Corridor Project. It'd be hard to navigate construction material for the tower when the street is all dug up.

the pope Apr 13, 2006 1:42 PM

i didn't know we had one of these threads over here

Philly-Drew Apr 15, 2006 6:14 PM

Cleveland is lookin' good!

The-New-Tony-Detroit Apr 15, 2006 10:50 PM

Wonderful Job Cleveland! My kind of developments!

MayDay Apr 17, 2006 1:39 PM

April 15, 2006 update - pics for Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, and Cleveland Institute of Music.

MayDay Apr 19, 2006 12:18 AM

April 18 update: New project at Cleveland State University; updated pics for Fenn Tower.

MayDay Apr 25, 2006 6:16 PM

Two updates on April 25, the Gospel Press building redevelopment in Tremont, and the redevelopment of Valleyview Homes.

Edgewater Apr 26, 2006 1:58 AM

What do you think about the current situation regarding Scott Wolstein's plan for the Flats East Bank? Seems like the owners are going to fight the eminent domain proposal.

MayDay Apr 27, 2006 11:32 AM

The problem is that the Supreme Court's recent decision regarding eminent domain will mean the property owners will be fighting an uphill battle. Also, some of them asked to have their property taxes lowered because of the area losing value. Now, they're asking for more money for their parcel? It doesn't add up and puts a lot of weight in Wolstein's argument.

SJPhillyBoy Apr 27, 2006 12:31 PM

May Day, Excellent job maintaining this thread. I like Pinnacle.

Dracmus Apr 27, 2006 11:53 PM

i agree. i am very glad you have this thread. although it will never happen...i would love it if they built the ameritrust tower where one and 33 public square were. (just my 2 cents there)

zaceman Apr 28, 2006 2:04 AM

Wow i didnt realize how big the Union Gospel Press building actually is. That will be a nice addition to Tremont

lauderdalegator Apr 28, 2006 3:09 AM

Great to see my hometown getting some cool projects.

I was just up there last month for the film festival. The city and inner suburbs have so much character that whenever I go back I want to stay...well that and the fact my family is there.

OH YEAH! I saw Pinnacle in while I was there and it's awesome. I love the way it fits so perfectly into the historic warehouse context yet it's so modern.

BUT ANYWAYS....I'm really not feeling the steelyard commons crap. It's way too suburban. That should be in the outer suburbs not Cleveland.

the pope Apr 29, 2006 6:44 PM

lauder,

whereabouts from cleveland

oh, and i heart gothic

MayDay May 10, 2006 4:06 PM

May 10 - Added Lakefront highrise proposal and Parkview Manor renovation

MayDay May 11, 2006 3:08 PM

May 11 - Added Cleveland Browns Stadium/Retractable roof proposal

DIESELPOLO May 13, 2006 5:39 PM

cleveland, a lot of those projects look really nice. great news.

MayDay May 18, 2006 1:46 PM

Fantastic news regarding the unnamed proposal by Stark. The fact that he can market the site at the upcoming ICSC show will really set things in motion. This project would go a long way in repairing the urban fabric of downtown Cleveland.

http://members.cox.net/kenatsun/StarkPhase1S.jpg

Developer gets downtown deal
Stark secures control of land for Warehouse District project
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Christopher Montgomery
Plain Dealer Reporter

Developer Bob Stark has taken a major step toward his dream of building a massive, $1 billion mixed-use development in Cleveland's Warehouse District.
On Wednesday, Stark signed a development agreement for the majority of two large downtown parking lots owned by Weston Inc., a Solon-based developer controlled by the Asher family. The lots cover almost an entire city block between West Third and West Sixth streets, and have long been considered among the most prime - and underutilized - sites in the city. The agreement also includes a small lot at the corner of West Third and St. Clair Avenue.

More at cleveland.com http://www.cleveland.com

Edgewater May 18, 2006 11:59 PM

I'm very happy that Stark was able to get two very prime locations for this development - those two large parking lots on West 3 St. across from the former Ameritrust Tower site and 55 Public Square. As much as many may hate the faux Main Streets of the lifestyle centers (as this appears to be), this development may be the catalyst for an explosion of residential construction in that area.

The news tonight mentioned that Stark was in Las Vegas for the retail convention and he stated that there is some interested parties though no confirmations just yet.

This whole project may entice property owners on Euclid and spur more development that way. I did notice there's a new sandwich shop near the House of Blues.


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