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Spartan
11-04-2013, 05:52 PM
Since I always get a lot of questions about how planning and development is done up here in the Mistake on the Lake, I thought I would just highlight some of the biggest developments going on right now. I work in University Circle (which is like "second downtown" but has actually become the nation's densest square mile of medical and research institutions, take that Houston) and live in Tremont, which is like a huge Plaza District up on a hill across the "Burning River" from downtown. It's not a bad life.

Obviously the derogatory references like "Mistake on the Lake" and "Burning River" are in jest because it's such an incredibly awesome city, and any effort to show that must absolutely be followed up by keeping the hordes out. Can't have the Californians coming here...

I'll start with the CLEVELAND CLINIC, which is the largest private employer in Ohio:
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New pathology labs, the historic jewel in the background was just restored as a boutique hotel

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They just finished this new Heart Center and "grand entrance" from Euclid Avenue a year or two ago

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New Norman Foster medical school bldg that will be a joint venture between the Clinic and CWRU. Clinic already has two other medical schools.

http://media.cleveland.com/business_impact/photo/crumbling-churches-at-center-of-cleveland-restoration-societys-charge-against-the-cleveland-clinic-036795f5e4349ba8.jpg
The Clinic wants to demo this Euclid Ave cathedral to build a new hotel bc they just tore that down to build the latest Norman Foster thing. ^ Make sense? lol

UPPER CHESTER
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This is a massive mixed-use development that got killed by 2008 and is now roaring back, about to break ground. It is right across Chester Avenue from the Clinic's new Norman Foster thing. You can also see where CWRU is building a new west campus just up E105 St. The surrounding Hough neighborhood is infamous for race riots but is now positioned for major redevelopment.

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League Park, just down the road from Upper Chester, is shear local greatness. Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run here. It fell victim to the plight of Hough, the City is renovating it right now.

UNIVERSITY CIRCLE
Uptown
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Phase 1 of Uptown was finished last year and has been a massive success with about 100 apartments and new stores like Barnes & Noble, Panera, Chipotle, and even has a great grocery store

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Phase 2 is almost finished

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MOCA is cool (Museum of Contemporary Art) finished in the last year

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Cleveland Institute of Art expansion/renovation of the old Ford factory at Euclid and E115. Broke ground last month.

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Euclid 115 (named for the intersection it fronts) project will provide new student housing for the CIA (right across the street) and a French bakery on the first floor.

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New student center at CWRU

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Brand-new Courtyard by Marriott was dedicated back in July

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The new Mayfield Road Red Line station between University Circle/Uptown and Little Italy. Broke ground last month.

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The new University-Cedar Red Line station. Half-way complete right now. It's replacing the above pictured heabage.

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New Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals (CWRU)

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The Cleveland Museum of Art, which is always free (has an endowment that is larger than most Big 12 universities), just did this incredible expansion

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These three new buildings constitute the new VA Hospital on the other side of University Circle. Two former VA hospitals in Brecksville (south/west burb) and Willoughby (east burb) were merged for this new centralized facility that opened last year.

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This is early, but the Cleveland Children's Museum is going to be relocated and the site redeveloped into high-rise condos. You see the bend in Euclid Ave at MLK/Stearns/Stokes there in the front.

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This was just floated on loopnet as a trial balloon for new spec office around the University-Cedar rapid station.

MIDTOWN
Midtown is the vast expanse (E30th to E79th) between downtown and the Cleveland Clinic. It is a thin east-west stretching district though, as it is mainly comprised of five major roads (Cedar, Carnegie, Prospect, Euclid, Chester) that carry traffic from downtown to University Circle. All a block apart - Kerry would be in heaven, with a massive grid network dispersing traffic between two downtowns.

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The Victory Center at Euclid and E69th is a major office project

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Erie Square - housing project, don't know much about it

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New Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry up in St. Clair-Superior just north of Midtown

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The Midtown Tech Park is 130,000 sf of spec office space for tech companies. It is now fully leased a year after being finished, despite being in one of the "worst" neighborhoods in all of Cleveland. The finished-out part of the park fronts Euclid between E55th and E68th.

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The massive Warner & Swasey factory on E55th and Carnegie is going through environmental remediation (which started in the last two months or so) and will eventually be incorporated into the Midtown Tech Park, which is right behind it.

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New police station at E55 and Chester

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This is the only project I'm posting that is neither current nor happening anymore, but just to give you an idea of what we're dealing with in Midtown and the scale of these buildings and this neighborhood. And what we're up against: After 2008 this development fizzled out so the Italian grocery store across the street and neighboring historical homestead museum bought it and tore it down to make room for parking. PARKING. Instead of this ^

Well I'm exhausted, but I'll let that get this going. That's just all major development projects on the east side. In the future I'll bring you downtown and the west side, where I reside.. and maybe even the suburbs, most of which are doing really awesome stuff, too!

soonerguru
11-04-2013, 06:09 PM
Looks like an amazing city!

Pete
11-04-2013, 06:49 PM
Love those old rust belt towns... So much character and historical building stock.

That old ball park looked really cool until I googled it to find there is only like a wall of it left standing... What a shame but at least there is a park there now.

Spartan
11-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Love those old rust belt towns... So much character and historical building stock.

That old ball park looked really cool until I googled it to find there is only like a wall of it left standing... What a shame but at least there is a park there now.

The ticketing building is also extant, which is important because that is the focus of the City's redevelopment project. The demolition of League Park was a crime, in my opinion, much worse than the Hough Riots (which I can actually understand). That's the thing I love love love love love about Cleveland so much... the history aspect is second to none.

We're also doing redevelopment on a Chicago-scale in University Circle alone. $5B recently finished last 2 years or currently underway, in a single square mile. Uni Circle, btw, is the nation's densest square mile of research and medical institutions. Third largest cultural district in the nation, on top of that. The main focus that we're working on is to supplement our institutional strengths with mixed-use and housing, which has come roaring back, hence all the high-rise residential. "We're out of land!" as Chris Ronayne (UCI president) would say. Uni Circle is honest to goodness the most beautiful place I have ever spent a significant amount of time in, and that has recently lived in Norman, Stillwater, and Uppsala, SE, and Moscow. Every time we break ground, we literally hit gold, IMHO. I think what our CDC is doing is unrivaled by any other district IN THE NATION.

Here's a new project, to add on top of the last round, that is moving forward after being stalled post-2008:

INTESA
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This development is taking up the prime development site on the Uni Circle side of the new Mayfield rapid station (across from Little Italy/Murray Hill). The Italians in Cleveland (CLE Little Italy is the nation's #3 "Little Italy") have rapidly reoriented themselves toward new-urbanist ideals. My friend Kerry would be so proud.. Intesa previously featured the first micro-suites between NYC and CHI (granted, CLE is easily the biggest deal between the two) which are 50-100 sf units for high-rent. It will be interesting to see what is re-announced, but a new development deal is being negotiated as I type, courtesy of the new boom economy and UCI's persistence.

boitoirich
11-11-2013, 05:59 PM
I look at this, then I look back at the OK Kids Korral, the Embassy Suites, Oklahoma School of Science and Math, half of Bricktown NOT INCLUDING Lower Bricktown, all the other crap-ass suburban development in our core... and then I have a Lewis Black moment to myself.

OKCisOK4me
11-11-2013, 06:31 PM
Is that all of Cleveland? Those 100 apartments were pretty cool.


... and then I have a Lewis Black moment to myself.

I would have that too if I looked like Usher...

Spartan
11-11-2013, 06:43 PM
I'll also quickly profile the largest development projects in DOWNTOWN Cleveland:
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GEIS (compare to Tanenbaum, as they specialize in everything from industrial spec to downtown office space) bought an entire block alone East 9th between Euclid and Prospect. Prospect is Cleveland's eastern main street (perfect sight line up against the Terminal Tower, think A Christmas Story) and Euclid Avenue is "Millionaire's Row" including the Rockefellers, etc. (That's the really cool thing about Cleveland, is the history requires you to drop names like that, being the preeminent Gilded Age city)

Half of the old AmeriTrust Complex is going to be demolished by GEIS and replaced with a new Cuyahoga County HQ (which, due to the sheer volume of 'burbs, is a lot stronger than Okla County):
http://www.geis.us/images/County/CountyMain.jpg

http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/01/large_ameritrust.jpg
The Breuer Tower/AmeriTrust Tower is being redeveloped by GEIS into part high-rise condo and part Marriott hotel

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The AmeriTrust Rotunda is being redeveloped into a jaw-droppingly gorgeous Heinen's grocery store (a locally-based version of Whole Foods) indoor market, which is made possible by the 15,000 residents in Downtown CLE

THE LANGSTON
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Where there used to be parking lots, today there is a mixed-use village around a retail strip fronting CHESTER AVENUE surrounding by housing. This project was developed by Cleveland State University, which is the fabulous downtown university...CSU has really re-invented itself around the downtown experience

FLATS EAST BANK
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The Wolstein Group is responsible for this Aloft Hotel in front of the new Ernst & Young tower. The top pic is from my instagram (@Eurokie) showing how integrated the site it with the Rapid's Waterfront Line

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Phase 2 of the FEB project is the residential component fronting the Cuyahoga River (Algonquin for Crooked)

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Cleveland Medical Mart (IE Global Center for Health Innovation) is a $465M convention center that targets medical business. The exhibition floor is beneath the Cleveland Mall (the green space depicted below)

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/projects/assets/med/projectID32_85.jpg
$44M redevelopment of the SCHOFIELD BLDG into a boutique hotel (this bldg is literally a sliver along E9 and Euclid)

http://media.cleveland.com/architecture/photo/ax169-7085-9jpg-0b5f194bb27228af.jpg
Higbee Building, attached to the Tower City complex, is the new Horseshoe Casino, which has become the highest-grossing casino in Ohio and was a $400M redevelopment

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Phase 2 of the Horseshoe Casino, between Tower City and the Flats (riverfront)

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The GSA is adding a new glass curtain wall facade around the A.J. Celabrezze Federal Bldg.

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New Crowne Plaza along Euclid Avenue

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27220.0;attach=103 40;image
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District HQ is being redeveloped into a Hotel Monaco

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Warehouse District (western downtown) streetscape

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$100M restoration of the May Bldg into apartments

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PUBLIC SQUARE is the #1 transit hub and #1 public space in NE Ohio - this will probably be a $100M redevelopment on a similar scale of the MAPS3 Central Park in OKC

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A truly MASSIVE mixed-use project is in the works for the parking lots separating the Warehouse District (WHD) from Tower City

boitoirich
11-11-2013, 07:04 PM
Is that all of Cleveland? Those 100 apartments were pretty cool.



I would have that too if I looked like Usher...

...Umm, OK??


Love those old rust belt towns... So much character and historical building stock.

That old ball park looked really cool until I googled it to find there is only like a wall of it left standing... What a shame but at least there is a park there now.

Preservation of that park would have been killer. If transit were better in OKC, or even if the structured parking situation was better, I would hope our eventual soccer stadium could be built in the same manner -- contributing to the street rather than wishing it away.

Chadanth
11-11-2013, 07:04 PM
I miss Cleveland so much; they have great food, culture, and history (not to mention GLBC, the best beer on the planet), and it's great to see it coming back. I try to visit any time I make it back east.

UrbanNebraska
11-11-2013, 07:09 PM
The Rust Belt has a bad national reputation so people tend to assume it is all dying on the vine. There are obviously obstacles to overcome, but the fact is that some of these cities are doing some of the most cutting edge and impressive urban redevelopment in the country. The historic stock and layout of these cities allow itself to rediscover the core better than the vast majority of the rest of us. Cleveland is very very wise to align itself in the health and technology research fields and it is clearly showing up in the billions in development hitting the street corners in The Cleve.

Spartan
11-11-2013, 07:34 PM
Is that all of Cleveland? Those 100 apartments were pretty cool.



I would have that too if I looked like Usher...

No, so far I've only highlighted the biggest developments in University Circle, Midtown, and Downtown.



I miss Cleveland so much; (not to mention GLBC, the best beer on the planet), and it's great to see it coming back. I try to visit any time I make it back east.

Yeah, life is pretty damn good whilst Great Lakes Christmas Ale is bountiful... :P
http://drinkwiththewench.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ChristmasAle_BottleGlass.jpg

Btw, I live within walking distance of the Great Lakes Brewery, which truly does produce the best beer on the PLANET

ljbab728
11-11-2013, 08:54 PM
Spartan, you are very persuasive in convincing us but some haven't gotten your message yet.

Which Cities Americans Are Moving to ? and Escaping From | Daily Ticker - Yahoo Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/cities-americans-moving-escaping-154840318.html?l=1)


In Shaping Our Nation, Barone explains a new way Americans define an enduring urge: “to pursue dreams and escape nightmares.” Today's nightmare cities, Barone says, are mostly familiar ones: Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, and other former factory towns that no longer have enough jobs to support a shrinking population. The new dream cities tend to be ones in which low taxes and low housing costs are fostering population growth and prosperity: Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Nashville, Atlanta and several “mini Atlantas” including Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Jacksonville.

bluedogok
11-11-2013, 10:07 PM
I spent two weeks in in Cleveland in 2004 doing cell site surveys from the west side of the Cleveland metro to almost the Pennsylvania border, the northern half as there was someone else doing the southern half. I was impressed by what was there and could see potential and promise in the city. Sure there are areas where it looked like a traditional, abandoned rust belt city but you can find many of those areas in any city.

Spartan
11-12-2013, 07:28 AM
New rendering announced today for the Cleveland Convention Hotel
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catch22
11-12-2013, 07:42 AM
Thanks for posting this. I miss Cleveland, need to get back up there.

HangryHippo
11-12-2013, 07:51 AM
New rendering announced today for the Cleveland Convention Hotel
http://media.cleveland.com/plain-dealer/photo/2013/11/-6fa6584247faf28c.png

That's damned ugly.

Spartan
11-12-2013, 07:59 AM
Really? Looks like the FW Omni to me

HangryHippo
11-12-2013, 09:33 AM
Really? Looks like the FW Omni to me

Truly, I think that thing is hideous. I can see it being similar to the FW Omni in layout and overall design, but the FW Omni is far beyond the rendering you posted.

EDIT: Here's a picture of the FW Omni for reference. I just think it looks loads better.

http://assets.hospitalityonline.com/photos/employers/225400/8767_l.jpg

Spartan
11-12-2013, 10:15 AM
HP standards would indicate that when you build anew in a historic setting, the new construction should be differentiated from the historic architecture. The hotel is adjacent to the Cleveland Mall, designed by Daniel Burnham of Chicago Expo fame.

OklahomaNick
11-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Thats crazy Spartan. I did not even know you live there. I have a close connection with Cleveland as well even though I have lived in OKC my entire life. I was always a huge Cleveland Indians fans (mostly from the movie Major League), and my brother lived there for about 7 years from around 2002 to 2009. I visited there frequently. He lived in some of the outlying residential communities like like Cleveland Heights & Shaker Heights during his time there. I came to love those old district neighborhoods like Coventry and little Italy in East Cleveland. Very old and very cool. I miss the Winking Lizzard and Great Lakes Beer! We visited the brewery there and bought a case of the Dortmunder Gold to bring home.

I can completely testify that the Cleveland Clinic is an absolute monster. It has billions in impact on that city.

Look forward to the updates Spartan. Glad Cleveland is rebounding and reinventing itself!

Plutonic Panda
11-12-2013, 02:26 PM
New rendering announced today for the Cleveland Convention Hotel
http://media.cleveland.com/plain-dealer/photo/2013/11/-6fa6584247faf28c.pngit would look better if the whole building curved as one. The base should be re done as well.

Spartan
11-12-2013, 08:25 PM
Thats crazy Spartan. I did not even know you live there. I have a close connection with Cleveland as well even though I have lived in OKC my entire life. I was always a huge Cleveland Indians fans (mostly from the movie Major League), and my brother lived there for about 7 years from around 2002 to 2009. I visited there frequently. He lived in some of the outlying residential communities like like Cleveland Heights & Shaker Heights during his time there. I came to love those old district neighborhoods like Coventry and little Italy in East Cleveland. Very old and very cool. I miss the Winking Lizzard and Great Lakes Beer! We visited the brewery there and bought a case of the Dortmunder Gold to bring home.

I can completely testify that the Cleveland Clinic is an absolute monster. It has billions in impact on that city.

Look forward to the updates Spartan. Glad Cleveland is rebounding and reinventing itself!

Yeah, the Heights are really awesome (although you gotta distinguish the wealthy "east side" from East Cleveland, a separate suburb unto itself, and also the poorest city in Ohio) and truly old urban with no opportunities or even need for new development.. IMHO the Heights might be the nicest suburban agglomeration in the country, even when FOX News people are bashing evil Cleveland (we are one of the most liberal cities in the nation, enough to where I often stand out as pretty conservative) Megan Kelly will say, "Sorry Cleveland.. you have beautiful suburbs though"

Even though the Heights are cool, I still tend to think that the City of Cleve is where it's at, but that's part of the east/west debate for the ages. I choose to hang my hat on the west side.

Spartan
11-14-2013, 07:04 PM
Important orientation map:
http://ech.cwru.edu/Resource/Image/I02.gif
I choose the ethnic map because it shows the early development patterns before WWII that dramatically influence Cleveland and the lay of the land today. The only real differences is that Collinwood, Glenville, Kinsman, and Buckeye-Shaker became almost entirely African American communities. Little Italy was strengthened and Big Italy was replaced with public housing that is actually pretty nice, Jewish moved out to Beachwood and the Heights. But most all of these have strong, historic, well-preserved cores and can be a little rough around the edges, except for the ones that are running out of land like Tremont, University Circle-Little Italy, Ohio City, and Birdtown. Slavic heritage is surprisingly strong, maybe even predominant (especially when you add Ashkenazi Jewish) and thus has the strongest built heritage.

Well we're getting really behind on development and I haven't even gotten to the westside which is a hotter real estate market.

DOWNTOWN

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2013/09122013/image/Westin_Hotel_32.jpg
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An older Westin Hotel on Lakeside a block over from the Mall (similar structure to the OKC Sheraton) is being reskinned with the street frontage reactivated. The Urban Farmer Market is moving in there.

http://media.cleveland.com/architecture/photo/csu-cihp-hokjpg-39bb7ce879c2c047.jpg
Center for Innovation in Health Professions - new collaboration on Euclid and E 24th between CSU and NEOMED

http://media.cleveland.com/architecture/photo/hi-res-still-00101-rgbjpg-bac64126f1a0995c.jpg
$16 million for new Playhouse Square (Euclid from 17th-12th) with chandelier, new gateway arches, huge vintage letter sign, and marquee signage. Approved by Landmarks today

http://www.turnerconstruction.com/Files/ProjectImage?url=%2Fsites%2Fmarketingstories%2FMar keting%2520Story%2520Images%2Foriginal.8fad38ec-118c-4dd1-99d4-7d004fe28cf4.jpg&width=707&height=470&crop=True&jpegQuality=95
Allen Theatre renovation in Playhouse Square

http://www.clevelandconstruction.com/ProjectImages/Hanna-Night.jpg.thumb?width=490&height=300&resizeIfSmaller=false
Residences at Hannah, hundreds of new apartments opening soon, in Playhouse Square

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/galleries/News_Items/2013/June_2013/Issue_125/reservesquare.jpg
Reserve Square is a twin tower mixed-use project, the hotel tower (Embassy Suites) was just renovated into 200+ new apartments opening this year

http://media.cleveland.com/business_impact/photo/east-ohio-building-clevelandjpg-3e8da40fb2008a8b.jpg
$65M renovation of East Ohio Building announced this year, 223 new apartments. Imagine a better-executed Dowell Center

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http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/avenuedistrict0906.jpg
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The Avenue District around East 12th and St. Clair Avenue

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width620/img/business_impact/photo/9058560-mmmain.jpg
John Hartness Brown Building to be redeveloped into Le Meridien Hotel at 1000 Euclid

http://media.cleveland.com/plain_dealer_metro/photo/19cglakefrontjpg-45b463e8ced52b33.jpg
http://www.wkyc.com/images/300/169/2/assetpool/images/111114040557_lakefront%20plan%20(2).jpg
Lakefront Development Plan that the city is currently getting RFPs for. This will be a massive mixed-use project along the lake surrounding Browns Stadium. $2 billion with a B and 20-year build out


UNIVERSITY CIRCLE (more)

http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/cleveland/hazelapartments.jpg
Hazel 8 apartments - $10.5M 60-units

http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/cleveland/clehearingandspeech071009.jpg
Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, $16M LEED-certified

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Circle 118 at Euclid and E118, phase 1 finished, phase 2 just finished two months ago (behind the blue and red)

http://media.cleveland.com/business_impact/photo/10704526-large.jpg
New microsuites on E 118 by WXZ

http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/101011/101011_24.jpg
Coltman 27, 27 townhomes at Euclid and E120 RTA Red Line station (about to be closed)

http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/mayfieldlofts.jpg
Mayfield Lofts on Mayfield Road between Little Italy and University Circle, right on the LI side of the new Mayfield Red Line station

SLAVIC VILLAGE

http://2011.clevelandbicycleweek.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/node-gallery-display/Morgana%20Run%20Trail%20Mural.jpg
http://www.railstotrails.org/resources/images/ourWork/promotingTrailUse/UPI_lessons/art-morgana-rotoflora.jpg
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The Morgana Run Trail has been a redevelopment impetus in Slavic Village, which was stable before hit extremely hard by the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland in 2008, now it's coming back again. Many including myself say Slavic Village will be the city's next hottest residential hood (right now hottest is either Tremont or Ohio City)

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Third Federal Savings Bank HQ in Slavic Village - they began in Slavic Village a hundred years ago and returned there w their new HQ

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Morgana Run will have 100 of these new homes, under construction now

WESTSIDE


FLATS WEST BANK
http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/stonebridgephases.jpg
http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/stonebridgeplan0607.jpg
Stonebridge development, moving forward possibly

STEELYARD COMMONS
http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/steelyardaerial.jpg
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This is our Belle Isle, finished a year ago, phase two beginning in months


DETROIT-SHOREWAY
http://blog.gordonsquare.org/photos/2011_11_17_BrightNite/DSC_8776.jpg
This neighborhood between W50 and W80 is roaring back around the arts

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Battery Park, $100M 330-unit, mixed-use in the upper W70s along the west lakeshore

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2013/11142013/image/6418_Detroit_01.jpg
Water and Grain new 2-story restaurant on Detroit and W68

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2013/09122013/image/Near_West_Theatre_15.jpg
Near West Theater

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Detroit Shoreway theater district development, city's second largest theater district (Playhouse Square is nation's second largest). Gordon Square and Cleveland Public Theater finished recently

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Award-winning bus shelters in Gordon Square at Detroit and W65

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Random condos popping up in the last few years in the W50s along Bridge Avenue, 2-3 being finished now


OHIO CITY
http://www.pauldudagallery.com/images/Duda-Cleveland-Ohio-City-2.jpg
Perennially considered up-and-coming, Ohio City has finally caught fire and is probably now even hotter than Tremont

http://www.loopnet.com/Attachments/3/6/3/363680D3-34B2-43FF-A304-2D261FD3BBB9.jpg
West 25th Lofts at W25 and Church (north end)

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West 25th has been completely revitalized for blocks thanks to a Charter One-Cleveland Foundation retail competition that provided grants for 10+ retail businesses all at once around 2011. Most are thriving today. Dozens of bars, ice cream shops, breweries, candy shops, restaurants, and lofts have opened up. A streetcar is being considered for Ohio City area

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Large mixed-use TOD between West Side Market and W25th-Lorain RTA Red Line station, announced this summer

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2013/05092013/image/Perrys_Landing_11.jpg
Perry's Landing at W30 and Detroit, broke ground this year

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Urban Community School, Lorain and W50

http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/detroitsuperiorlofts.jpg
Detroit-Superior Lofts at Detroit and W28

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Ohio City has had hundreds and hundreds of small scale residential projects

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2492.0;attach=1121 5;image
United Office Building renovation, new penthouse being added

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New Hansa Haus biergarten at Lorain and W28




TREMONT - my hood
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Better known for its historic bldg stock and funky rehabs than new construction

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Tremont Pointe, large affordable housing, it's actually a great model for how to integrate within higher-end neighborhoods

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2013/06272013/image/Fairmont_Creamery_18.jpg
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Fairmount Creamery being redeveloped into an art gallery

http://media.cleveland.com/business_impact/photo/abode-ohio-city-master-planjpg-5be70ecfa3016300.jpg
Massive 200-unit mixed-use redevelopment of Duck Island, surrounding the W-25th rapid station in Ohio City, announced TODAY

http://www.highrises.com/images/sites/headers/cleveland-bergen-village.jpg
Bergen Pointe, a few blocks of townhomes. Happens to be two doors down from me.

http://photos2.zillow.com/p_f/ISd0t6x1sehzd90000000000.jpg
http://tremontwest.org/pix/properties/Starkweather%20Site%20Map.jpg
Starkweather Place, a large residential project of the CDC for Tremont

http://www.tremontnorth.com/data/sitebuilder/uploadedfiles/unit_main.jpg
Tremont North

http://www.progressiveurban.com/shared/fs/0343/company/Civic%20Builders/Clarence_Court/clarencecourt_001.jpg
Clarence Court on Fruit Avenue

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/galleries/Features/2011/November_2011/Issue_54/cleveland_urban_housing_mkt/tremont_11-14-11_04.jpg
W 7th Street - 50+ new brick veneer townhomes

ljbab728
08-29-2014, 09:58 PM
I'm surprised that our resident Clevelandite (or is it Clevelander or Clevelanderian? :)) didn't rush here to post this.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/just-time-lebron-downtown-cleveland-162100853.html

Spartan
11-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Clevelander. Didn't see that, but there is now a skyscraper project on the last remaining surface parking lot surrounding the Q (where the Cavs play). Tallest structure is 500' and 0 buildings cleared to make way for this (in fact a row of historic buildings on Prospect will actually be nicely integrated into the site)

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width620/img/architecture/photo/16283526-mmmain.jpg
http://media.cleveland.com/architecture/photo/nucleus-massingpng-99638789f95b7db4.png

This is the development I was talking about that is going to get TIF, tax abatement, as well as equity bridge loan from the city (the city has a revolving loan fund for downtown development from casino revenues).

NBBJ out of Columbus is the project mgmt consultant so I'm expecting great design work here. Below is a tower that NBBJ designed for Columbus:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/wp-content/themes/patterns/timthumb.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.columbusundergro und.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F03%2Fkaufman-development.jpg&q=90&w=650&zc=1&

On a side note, up in University Circle the new Uptown CLE development is completely finished (phase 2) with pretty sweet skyline views:
http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/galleries/News_Items/2014/November_2014/Issue_188/corner_alley_005.jpg
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Spartan
01-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Designs released today for nuCLEus which will now be 54 stories.

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width960/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/01/08/nucleus-prospect-long-view-8f9b8c4504584aa5.jpg
The view looking down Prospect. nuCLEus does not demo any historic buildings and is in fact preservating two storefronts (including a historically significant one that used to be the Rock City Record Rendezvous).

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The parking garage concealed and tucked away in the back of the development, fronting the Rally Alley behind the Q and Progressive Field.

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width960/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/01/08/20150108-v05-aerial-bridgejpg-716835c379bde4ab.jpg
Landmarks Commission objected to a skybridge over a plaza in the block interior (not even across a street!) and the resulting design compromise was the skybridge became a cantilevered structure with leasable space.

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width960/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/01/08/nucleus-view-from-i-90-95f8af576a1e5cbf.jpg
Skyline view from I-90. Level with the 930 foot tall Key Bank Tower.

Chadanth
01-08-2015, 05:30 PM
Designs released today for nuCLEus which will now be 54 stories.

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width960/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/01/08/nucleus-prospect-long-view-8f9b8c4504584aa5.jpg
The view looking down Prospect. nuCLEus does not demo any historic buildings and is in fact preservating two storefronts (including a historically significant one that used to be the Rock City Record Rendezvous).

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width960/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/01/08/nucleus-prospect-and-fourth-view-d7909ebabfff6bda.jpg
The parking garage concealed and tucked away in the back of the development, fronting the Rally Alley behind the Q and Progressive Field.

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width960/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/01/08/20150108-v05-aerial-bridgejpg-716835c379bde4ab.jpg
Landmarks Commission objected to a skybridge over a plaza in the block interior (not even across a street!) and the resulting design compromise was the skybridge became a cantilevered structure with leasable space.

http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width960/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/01/08/nucleus-view-from-i-90-95f8af576a1e5cbf.jpg
Skyline view from I-90. Level with the 930 foot tall Key Bank Tower.

Being a native of NE Ohio, I love seeing cleveland come back strong.

Spartan
04-27-2017, 06:46 PM
Cleveland is seeing a high-rise boom. Good write-up here: http://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-cleveland-skyscraper-building-binge.html

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rjUCYU8BLQI/WP7YCrZLqvI/AAAAAAAAAe0/6xxw3eZTx_wR0W1qe4QTk2zdKvy1hUYwQCLcB/s320/cleveland%2Bfrom%2Blake%2Berie-large.jpg
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A minimum of 4 new high-rises are underway, could be as many as 9-10 depending on how the dust settles. It's a lot like OKC's "mystery tower(s)" years, except that Cleveland isn't an energy market. The biggest variables here are what Medical Mutual, Cuyahoga County govt, and Sherwin-Williams end up doing, none of which are going anywhere. The downtown core has also shed millions of Class C office SF due to the state's historic tax credit program (loft conversions comprising most of the 15,000 downtown units).

Cleveland has always built skyscrapers every few years, even during the dark days of the 90s when most families finally left for the suburbs, still built the Midwest's tallest tower outside Chicago (Key Bank). Very different environment in Cleveland now with thousands of apartments being built each year for the last five years. Very possible that Cleveland shows slight population growth, even with the tragic black flight going on across the east side.

Since Cleveland can't not have controversy and in-fighting, right now the focus is on the $282 million Q renovation, half of which will be public funded, the rest of which will be publicly-financed. There is an army of African American pastors pressuring the city and Dan Gilbert to match the public funding for high-crime neighborhood initiatives. I hope they can make both happen.

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