Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Cleveland, Lakewood rehabs corner historic credits

St. Michael School on Scranton Road, south of Clark Avenue in Cleve-
land, is a Gothic beauty, albeit faded. It was among the local winners of
state historic tax credits to help facilitate their renovation and revival into
 new, productive uses (Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Several Greater Cleveland redevelopment projects in the works for years got a big boost today when they were among the 38 projects awarded nearly $40 million in historic tax credits by the Ohio Department of Development. The awards were part of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program that is administered in partnership with the Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Seven-story building considered in University Circle

This may not be the last seven-story building constructed in University
Circle’s Uptown district. Another is planned behind the completed three-
story first phase, to the left of the US Route “322” road sign. This was
the scene in October 2013 at Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road (KJP).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. 

MRN Ltd., owner of the Uptown development it built on both sides of Euclid Avenue in Cleveland’s University Circle, is weighing its first expansion of the mixed-use complex in eight years. That potential expansion, a seven-story apartment building, comes less than one month after the Cleveland-based developer put its existing Uptown property up for sale.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Heating Up: 3 big downtown reno projects to start

These three large former office buildings in downtown Cleveland are due
to start their renovations and conversions this summer into mixed-use
structures that will add a total of 1,671 housing units and nearly $700
million in new investment into the central business district. The build-
ings are, from left, The Centennial, The Rockefeller Building and 45
Erieview (Millennia & KJP). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

This summer, renovations to a trio of large, former office buildings in downtown Cleveland are due to get underway that will convert their combined 2+ million square feet into mixed uses that will add 1,671 housing units, Class A office and co-working spaces, plus unique restaurant, retail and residential amenities. Total investment is projected to be $687 million for all three projects — The Centennial, 45 Erieview and The Rockefeller Building.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Browns leaning toward new stadium

In Minneapolis, the $975 million US Bank Stadium is well-integrated with
its downtown surroundings, making it easier for downtown visitors and re-
sidents to access the multi-purpose facility. It is next to hotels and other
hospitality venues and accessible by light-rail. As a domed facility, it is
used year-round for more than just Minnesota Vikings football
games (HKS). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM.

According to two sources close to the Cleveland Browns and its owner the Haslam Sports Group, the National Football League (NFL) team is leaning toward building a new stadium versus renovating the existing FirstEnergy Stadium. And the sources say the team already has at least two sites picked out as options for a new stadium that will likely cost in excess of $1 billion.

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Beachwood is home to apartment boom

The Icon, a 147-unit apartment building over ground-floor retail/com-
mercial uses is planned to be developed from the Commerce Park IV
office building near Chagrin Boulevard and Green Road. It is
the latest of many redevelopments from commercial to multi-
family residential uses in Beachwood (RDL).
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While one-third of all apartment demand in Greater Cleveland is downtown, Beachwood appears to be the most active suburb in the development of apartments. And that suburb’s activity was added to in a big way just this past week.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Pearl gets a major redesign

Real Life Real Estate Group today publicly presented for the first time its
refined plans for The Pearl, a mixed-use development with 130 apartments
over parking and retail in the first phase shown here along West 25th Street
in Cleveland. A second phase would add dozens more apartments in a smaller
building north of and behind this building in the Duck Island section of
Tremont (Bialosky). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Major design revisions to a large mixed-use building planned for West 25th Street at Columbus Road at the south end of Tremont’s Duck Island’s neighborhood have won the project praise and support from civic groups, especially for redesigning an intersection in front the proposed building. On June 7, the Duck Island Block Club voted in support the proposed redesign. Then on June 8, the plans won unanimous support from Cleveland’s Near West Design Review Committee. Next stop is the City Planning Commission.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Westinghouse rebirth to be announced ‘soon’

Now a dark, vacant hulk towering over the West Shoreway, the 100-plus-years-
old former Westinghouse plant is due to be illuminated with new life includ-
ing a luxury hotel, housing and restaurants. The owner’s plan will reportedly
be announced soon (Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

The new owner of the old Westinghouse plant next to the West Shoreway in Cleveland says their development team has made great progress on a plan to revive the vacant factory. But while he’s not ready to reveal any specifics yet, NEOtrans has learned the project will feature a luxury hotel, housing, restaurants and possibly other uses.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Adaptive reuses flourish in Ohio City

Cleveland City Planning Commission members lauded this proposed
conversion of a 154-year-old church in the Ohio City neighborhood
as an example of how historic structures in salvageable condition
can be saved and repurposed with new uses (LS).
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Several adaptive reuse development projects in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood are saving older buildings from the wrecking ball. Their developers are using creativity to convert vacant or underutilized structures into new uses that serve present-day needs.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Next for Hough: Chester 82 Apartments

The latest apartment building planned along Chester Avenue in Cleveland’s
Hough neighborhood is Marous Development Group’s Chester 82 at East 82nd
Street, a short walk or bike ride to booming Cleveland Clinic and University
Circle (Sullivan Bruck). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

A site that’s been on Marous Development Group‘s to-do list for 15 years is finally on its getting done list. Located on the north side of Chester Avenue, between East 81st and 82nd streets, a 1.6-acre piece of vacant land is proposed for the construction of another in a series of modern apartment buildings for Upper Chester in Cleveland.

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Downtown project gains partner, start date

A seven-story mixed-use development featuring 184 market-rate
apartments over retail and structured parking on Bolivar Road in
downtown Cleveland reportedly has a first-quarter 2023 ground-
breaking date thanks to the union of SomeraRoad and Leopardo
Companies, Inc. (Desmone). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Developers from New York City and Chicago are reportedly uniting to deliver a significant mixed-use development in downtown Cleveland’s Gateway neighborhood. The project, called The Apartments At Bolivar, to be located just north of the Erie Street Cemetery, won City Planning Commission approval last winter but has so far languished due to a lack of equity financing.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Sherwin-Williams HQ to rise in August

The original lighting plan for Sherwin-Williams’ new headquarters tower
is seen at far left, with two examples of how the tower could be routinely
lit, middle, and during a special event such as Veterans Day. The biggest
change is the vertical lighting feature at the top of the 616-foot-tall tower
that will put its crown illumination on par with its skyscraping, Public
Square neighbors (SHW). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Although the new Sherwin-Williams (SHW) headquarters has been under construction since Nov. 29, 2021, the only evidence of it that passersby could see are several mobile cranes making their way around the site. That’s going to continue to be the case for another two months, according to SHW officials.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Seeds & Sprouts XXIV — Masonic reno, Data center grows, E. 89th apts, Uptown fitness

Cross section of the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium at the Chester Avenue
end of the building. Owner Beaty Capital Group continues to make improve-
ments to the property to support its continued offering of TempleLive
Cleveland concerts, shows and events (Bialosky).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

In this article:

  • Masonic Hall renovations enter next phase
  • Downtown’s H5 Data Center to expand
  • East 89th housing units offer classic design
  • Planet Fitness to exercise lease at Uptown

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Guardians suitor, real estate may not happen

Looking west along Sumner Court toward East 9th Street and Progressive
Field where the Cleveland Guardians play. The parking lot at left is one
of the potential sites that could eventually become a spin-off develop-
ment site following the ballpark’s renovations (Google).
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According to sources, there is a reason why NEOtrans first started hearing a lot about Bedrock-HBSE joint development near the Gateway sports complex, and then heard nothing. That void was filled by new activity surrounding Bedrock Real Estate’s interest in the riverfront below Tower City Center instead.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Bedrock to make Tower City renovations

Bedrock Real Estate is about to make renovations to The Avenue
at Tower City Center to attract new
 tenants to the long-struggling
downtown shopping mall. The renovations will be to tenant
spaces like this one, concourses and common areas (Bedrock).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM 

Bedrock Real Estate is making small improvements to Tower City Center in effort to attract more retail and other commercial tenants, but a much larger, promised makeover to the downtown Cleveland railroad station-turned-shopping mall has yet to be announced.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Sherwin-Williams HQ to refine appearance

A drone’s view of the Sherwin-Williams headquarters construction site at
the end of March in downtown Cleveland. Crews were drilling 26 reinforced
concrete caissons to bedrock 200 feet below to support the weight of the
massive skyscraper. Several of the caisson cans are visible on site as are
blue tanks for removing groundwater. West Superior Avenue is at the bottom
of the image, West 3rd Street at the right, West 6th at the left, and vacated
Frankfort Avenue across the top (Adam Greene).
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At the end of last week’s Cleveland Landmarks Commission meeting, the commission’s Secretary Donald Petit advised members to keep their schedules clear on June 3 for a special meeting with Sherwin-Williams (SHW) regarding its 616-foot-tall headquarters project in downtown Cleveland. That caught the attention of at least a few attendees.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Treo, Edison for sale for different reasons

At the end of this past winter, the Treo apartments on West 25th Street in
Tremont was still a half-year away from completing construction. Despite
work still progressing, the property went on the market to maximize the terms
of its financing (V1drone). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Two near-West Side Cleveland multi-family properties hit the market this week but for two very different reasons. In the Lincoln Park section of Tremont, the still-under construction Treo was offered for sale today. Tomorrow, it will be The Edison’s turn to test the waters. The Edison at Gordon Square was built five years ago near Edgewater Park in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood.

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Miceli sees need to store more cheese, please

Across Buckeye Road from St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church are
two buildings owned by the city of Cleveland that Miceli Dairy Products
Co. would like to acquire and renovate for expansion. Miceli’s offices and
production facility are located behind the century-old church at 2721
E. 90th St. (Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

When Miceli Dairy Products Co. turns 100 years old next year, it hopes to open its latest cheese-making expansion in Cleveland’s Lower Buckeye neighborhood, near where Buckeye Road intersects with the new Opportunity Corridor Boulevard.

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Sokolowski’s to be razed for apartments over retail

 This view is looking southeast from the Inner Belt highway bridge across the
Cuyahoga Valley with a terrace built  above University Road and Sokolowski
 Way, formerly West 13th Street, to see downtown Cleveland over the highway.
The stairways drop from the terrace to the Towpath Trail that links the lakefront
to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Akron and beyond (GLSD).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Two local businessmen are seeking to redevelop the former Sokolowski’s University Inn restaurant property, 1201 University Rd., into a six-story luxury apartment and retail building, if the project is approved by the city of Cleveland as designed. The first step in the city’s design-review process began yesterday as a Tremont neighborhood block club saw and gave input to the project’s plans for the first time.

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Ohio City RTA station site ideas arrive

An eastbound Red Line train arrives the West 25th-Ohio City station from
the airport. The land to the left, right and above the Red Line tracks and
parallel greenway trail is the subject of a joint station-area development
agreement between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and
 MRN Ltd. To the right is the soon-to-open Intro development. This
view is looking generally south from Abbey Avenue (KJP).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Representatives of a real estate development partnership have been making the rounds of near-west-side neighborhood block clubs to present conceptual ideas and get feedback for developing land next to the West 25th-Ohio City Red Line Station. But those same representatives caution they are still early in the design process so there is no formal plan yet.

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Guardians buy land, but no ballpark village yet

This tree-covered, otherwise unused half-acre piece of land on East 9th
Street was sold recently by the Gateway Economic Development Corp.
to an affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians for future development. At
left is Eagle Avenue which runs between Progressive Field’s scoreboard,
at far left, and the Gateway East Garage which could also sell to the
Guardians by the end of 2023. In the center is the AT&T Building
 (Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

An affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians baseball team has exercised one of two property acquisition options that were offered when the team extended its lease on Jan. 1 to play at Progressive Field for at least another 15 years. The property acquired is a half-acre parcel next to the ballpark and located at the southwest corner of East 9th Street and Bolivar Road.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

NOACA seeks Cleveland Amtrak hub

A multi-modal transportation center including Amtrak trains and Regional
Transit Authority light-rail is part of
 downtown Cleveland lakefront develop-
ment planned by the city, Cleveland Browns owners the Haslam Sports Group,
and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. The latter said it
intends to ask the federal government to help fund making Cleveland an
 Amtrak mini-hub (AoDK). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

The director of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), a metropolitan planning organization, today said she intends to submit to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) multiple proposed passenger rail routes through Cleveland for inclusion in the Biden Administration’s multi-billion-dollar rail development program. There was a new FRA program announced today to which NOACA pledged to submit Cleveland-based routes for consideration.

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Cleveland Clinic formally announces expansion

Cleveland Clinic Foundation released this clean version of a rendering
of its new, 1-million-square-foot-plus Neurological Institute planned for
Carnegie Avenue, between East 89th and East 90th streets. NEOtrans has
 been sharing this rendering but as a screenshot from a video of the State
of the Clinic presentation from earlier this year (CCF).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Citing tremendous growth in the number of patients seeking health care, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) today formally announced plans for $1.3 billion worth of facilities expansion worldwide. But most of the new construction is planned for its main campus near University Circle in Cleveland.

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Megaprojects program gears up for next round

Two high-rise towers at the Circle Square development are under con-
struction in this recent view from Euclid Avenue near East 105th Street
in Cleveland’s University Circle. The 24-story Artisan is well underway
while the 11-story Library Lofts is just getting started in the foreground.
More buildings could soon be added at Circle Square if developer Mid-
west Development Partners applies for a megaprojects tax credit (KJP).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

This week, the Ohio Department of Development announced that it is opening round two of its new and popular Transformational Mixed Use Development (TMUD) tax credits program on May 18. Authorized for four years with up to $100 million in tax credits available each year, the deadline for submitting TMUD applications for Fiscal Year 2023 is 4 p.m. July 8.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

New Bridgeworks design wins support

This new ground-floor façade of the planned Bridgeworks tower at the
west end of the Detroit-Superior Bridge incorporates designs and ma-
terials from the Art Deco-styled Cuyahoga County Engineers garage
that the developers propose to raze for the 15-story tower (Mass/LDA).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Plans for building an apartment-hotel tower called Bridgeworks at the west end of the Detroit-Superior Bridge appear to be back on track after the development team made some design changes. Those changes allowed the project to win unanimous support yesterday from the Ohio City Design-Review Committee. The same committee last month sent the project back to the drawing board.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Cleveland Heights, Lakewood projects win OKs

Flaherty & Collins’ Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook mixed-use development
for Cleveland Heights survived a proposed citizens’ ballot referendum
that would have required the city-owned site to be developed with a park
(F&C/City of Cleveland Hts). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Two major development projects in Cleveland’s inner-ring suburbs won thumbs up last night but in two different ways. In Lakewood, City Council gave its unanimous approval to the framework for an agreement with a Columbus-based real estate firm for a proposed $90 million development at the former downtown hospital site.

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Eden offers a rooftop garden respite

A rendering of the new Eden rooftop lounge and sky-club at The
Metropolitan at The 9 in downtown Cleveland (Geis Hospitality).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Geis Companies announced this week that it plans to open a new sky-club and lounge called Eden May 20 at The Metropolitan at The 9 hotel in downtown Cleveland. Located on the roof of the 1010 Euclid Building, the address is actually accessed through the 12th floor of The 9 complex’s 29-story tower, 2017 E. 9th St., that contains the Autograph Collection-flag hotel and the Residences at The 9 apartments.

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Food biz feasts on East Side expansion

At the northeast corner of East 55th Street and Central Avenue in Cleveland,
plans are coming together for the expansion of a food service manufacturing
plant by repurposing and expanding the former Goodwill Industries building,
later used briefly by the Wahconah Group Inc. (LoopNet).
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A food service business that’s barely two years old has nearly outgrown its 120,000-square-foot building in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood and is already making plans for expansion. Such growth is an increasingly common story for food sector businesses located on the city’s near-East Side, especially from Midtown south to Slavic Village, generally along East 55th Street.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Old Play House gets May 16 curtain call

 The vacant, former home of the Cleveland Play House in the Fairfax
neighborhood is the subject of a community meeting scheduled to be
held next month. Owner Cleveland Clinic plans to demolish the com-
plex for one or more possible uses that will be discussed at the
meeting (Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Fairfax Renaissance Development Corp. will host a public meeting to gather community input on what to do with the vacant former home of the Cleveland Play House (CPH), 8500 Euclid Ave. The meeting is part of a larger effort by the community development corporation and the Clinic to refine a multi-billion-dollar construction masterplan for the health system’s Main Campus.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Near West Side continues to boom

Looking south on West 20th Street from near the Norfolk Southern
railroad tracks, the West 20th Apartments would continue to add to the
growing housing density of the Lincoln Heights section of Cleveland’s
Tremont. The first level along this wing of the building is proposed to be
enclosed parking (GLSD). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

If it’s Tuesday, then the West Side must be adding another apartment building. With remarkable frequency, Tremont, Ohio City and other near-west-side Cleveland neighborhoods continue to attract new residential developments. And given the current tight state of the local real estate market, that means more apartments. Lots of them.

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Evergreen plants itself in fertile ground

Representing a million-dollar investment, the new home of Evergreen
Podcasts on St. Clair Avenue, just east of downtown, will do more than
support this new technology company. It’s also home to two other new-
start businesses. And the principals hope to turn the neighboring proper-
ties in to a creative hub (KJP). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

When Michael DeAloia shows off the new home of Evergreen Podcasts, there’s an air of entrepreneurial energy and optimism in the place. Crafted out of the former radio studios and offices of WZZP/WDOK-FM at 2644 St. Clair Ave., the fresh smell of paint and carpet pushed around by the action of people coming and going makes the building feel reinvigorated. That aura extends to the surrounding area on the east side of downtown.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

New Hough apartment complex for sale

The Axis at Ansel is next to University Circle which was named by USA
Today in 2021 as the “Best Arts District” in the country. The district con-
tinues to be recognized as a prestigious, yet accessible community to live,
 work and play (Colliers). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

If there’s any building that shows the strength of the housing market in Cleveland’s University Circe, it’s the Axis at Ansel which is now for sale. Despite starting with two strikes against it, the developer hit a leasing home run. And now Signet Real Estate Group of Akron hopes to close out the game by selling the 163-unit apartment building and possibly use the sale proceeds for its next project in the booming area.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Seeds & Sprouts XXIII — IMG moving, Flats South, Analiza, May Dugan, Mens’ Shelter expanding

IMG Group is reportedly moving from
one for-sale downtown Cleveland property
to another that’s also for sale (Hertz).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

In this article:

  • IMG Group reportedly moving nearby
  • Flats South redevelopment activity increasing
  • Life sciences biz expands at Tyler Village
  • May Dugan Center, Men’s Shelter expanding

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Bridgeworks design to be re-refined

This stone-built garage at the west end of the Detroit-Superior Bridge
in Cleveland’s Ohio City is proposed to be demolished to make way
for a 15-story mixed-use high-rise building here. But demolition plans
for the Bridgeworks tower were denied and its developers advised to
incorporate features from the Art Deco-designed garage into the plan
(Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Development team members of a proposed high rise in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood are going back to the drawing board again. While this redesign may be less significant than the last one, done to bring Bridgeworks’ costs in line with available financing, its impact on the residential-hotel-retail project’s $60+ million budget is not yet known.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Downtown sites to add retail sports betting

With a view toward the southeast corner of the Jack Cleveland Casino, this
rendering shows what the retail sportsbook in the downtown casino will
look like including video walls, betting windows, theater-style seating
and banquettes (Cupkovic). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM 

After Ohio legalized sports betting last December, several locations in downtown Cleveland are getting ready to compete in offering sportsbook retail venues where customers can place bets on a wide variety of sporting events. And they’re doing it before the Ohio Casino Control Commission has established the ground rules for making applications for up to 40 sportsbook licenses statewide.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Bedrock hires ‘starchitect’ for Cleveland riverfront

World-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye, left, stands with Cleveland
Mayor Justin Bibb and Bedrock CEO Kofi Bonner at Cleveland City Hall
to announce further progress on Bedrock Real Estate’s plans for redeveloping
 the Cuyahoga River waterfront below Tower City Center (Bedrock).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

More evidence emerged today that the riverfront development of Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland isn’t some distant-future exercise of Bedrock Real Estate and instead is an active development project. That evidence was found in Detroit-based Bedrock hiring world renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Projects, projects, projects…

These are busy times for development teams in Greater Cleveland and
especially in the urban core. These three development projects were
submitted to the city last in one day week for eventual building permits.
They are, from left, The 70 apartments on East 70th Street in Midtown,
the Superior Mixed-Use Development downtown in the 2100 block of
Superior Avenue, and the West 73rd Street Apartments on its namesake
street in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood (Grassroots, Google,
Horton Harper). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM  

If it seems like there’s been a sudden increase in real estate development projects in Cleveland lately, you’re not alone. And last week, the city’s Building Department received applications for zoning reviews and eventual building permits of three decent-sized projects — in one day.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Bedrock’s big riverfront project is active

Although a bit cartoonish, this conceptual imagery of the first phase of
Bedrock’s Tower City riverfront development appears to be higher
priority than previously reported. The roughly 300-foot-tall, 25-story
tower with a heavy emphasis on offices for Rocket Mortgage would
rise across Huron Road from Sherwin-Williams old headquarters
which is also the subject of private acquisition talks. This image was
extracted from a video regarding big urban core projects that are in
the works (GCP). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

There is increasing evidence that Bedrock Real Estate is advancing more quickly in developing its downtown Cleveland riverfront development vision despite earlier information that it would take a longer-term approach there. There simply is more visible activity happening here compared to a site in the Gateway District where real estate investments were reportedly in planning but now appear on the back burner.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

High-rise planned near Edgewater Park

This is a massing — a simplified representation of a structure to convey
its scale — of a proposed 10-story apartment building overlooking the
West Shoreway and Edgewater Park. It is the third apartment building
seven to 10 stories tall planned in the Edgewater Park area, with more
possibly coming. This and other project plans became a public record
after they were submitted to the city yesterday (EAO).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

A local developer is proposing to build the tallest building between Ohio City and Lakewood’s Gold Coast, within a few steps of Edgewater Park. Yet, at 10 stories tall, the proposed expansion of The Shoreway apartment complex, 1200 W. 76th St., won’t threaten to scrape the sky west of Cleveland’s Battery Park.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Cleveland Clinic: on your mark, get set, build!

Almost $1.3 billion worth of construction projects that will occur nearly
simultaneously will add more than 1.6 million square feet of new build-
ings and several thousand permanent jobs to the Cleveland Clinic’s main
campus in Cleveland. To achieve that, thousands of construction workers
will be employed over the next few years (BrentwoodMD.gov).
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More, bigger and sooner was the message this week from the Cleveland Clinic about its Main Campus expansion plans. And the sites and timings of those plans got a lot clearer at the Clinic’s inaugural Construction Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Day.

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Cleveland Hts. monastery site remake revealed

These are large duplexes proposed to be built in the interior of a new
Cleveland Heights development called Wellington Mews on the site
of the Carmelite Monastery. Surrounding the eight duplexes will
be 22 single-family townhomes, all incorporating designs and
materials found in historic homes nearby. (KTGY).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM 

The redevelopment of a former monastery at Lee Road and North Park Boulevard in Cleveland Heights with upscale housing is finally moving forward after sitting on the shelf during the pandemic. Conceptual plans for the project, to be called the Wellington Mews, are scheduled to be presented to Planning Commission at 7 p.m. April 13.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Another mid-sized Tremont apartment building

Location of a proposed new apartment building on West 11th Street next
to Interstate 490 and Clark Field in Tremont (MyPlaceCuyahoga/KJP).
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Seldom does a Cleveland development site offer such a remote, wooded lot and yet have so many urban amenities nearby. The features of that site, including it being next to a revived Clark Field, are why it is reportedly attracting a mid-size apartment building. Indeed, numerous mid-sized apartment buildings are being proposed for different parts of Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Cleveland teams’ major league real estate plans

As seen from near the Cavs’ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse is Bedrock’s
long-range vision for developing more than 20 acres of land it owns
along the Cuyahoga River, below Tower City Center (Bedrock).
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All three major league sports teams in Cleveland have real estate development plans for downtown Cleveland. They are some of the grandest visions that have been put out there. And while some of those plans have been made public, most remain a secret because they’re still in the process of refining those plans. Some details are unknown because they depend on the resolution of significant infrastructure investments.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

As the University Circle garage turns

This 1968-built parking garage on Ford Road in University Circle is to
be demolished soon after officials figure out where residential permit
holders and other users of its 300-plus spaces can park their cars. The
garage is due to be replaced by a new structure that could be de-
signed to support an overhead development (KJP).
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A proposed demolition of a parking garage at 1980 Ford Rd. in Cleveland’s University Circle area is already causing negative impacts in the area — and the garage hasn’t been razed yet. But officials at University Circle Inc. (UCI) which owns the 54-year-old garage are hoping that a new parking deck to be built in its place will help boost the neighborhood.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Lakewood, CASTO reveal hospital site plans

 The southeast corner of Detroit and Belle avenues in downtown Lakewood
could see construction start by the end of this year on a new development
plan for the former Lakewood Hospital site. The ground floor will offer
restaurant/retail spaces with offices above for Roundstone Insurance.
In the background is a concept for retaining only the façade of the
historic Curtis Block while adding a five-story apartment build-
ing behind it (Dimit). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Details of a $90 million proposed development of the city-owned Lakewood Hospital site were announced today by Lakewood Mayor Meghan George. The plan and the terms of the city’s draft agreement with a development team led by Columbus-based CASTO Communities now go to City Council for its review and possible approval. If approved “soon,” city officials said construction could start by the end of this year.

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Demolitions to start for Clinic’s largest building

A conceptual rendering of the proposed new Neurological Institute to rise
on the north side of Carnegie Avenue between East 89th and 90th streets
at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in the Fairfax neighborhood. Note
the scale of the building by the cars on Carnegie Avenue at the bottom.
This image was extracted from January’s State of the Clinic presen-
 tation (CCF). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Cleveland Clinic is requesting a demolition permit from the city to make way for the largest building ever to be constructed by the global health care system. The permit requested from the Cleveland Building and Housing Department would allow the Clinic to raze its Surgery Center and adjacent parking garage, at 2083 E. 89th St. at Carnegie Avenue.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Bedrock to buy Sherwin-Williams’ old R&D site

Looking generally east in September 2021 from the Carter Road lift
bridge over the Cuyahoga River offers a wide view of Sherwin-Williams'
9-acre Breen Technology Center property downtown. The research center
buildings are at the center-bottom of the image, just beyond the parking
lot (Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Detroit-based Bedrock reportedly has a purchase agreement with Sherwin-Williams (SHW) to acquire its soon-to-be-vacated research and development complex along the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Stokes West: 2-to-1 apartment-parking ratio

Looking west across Stokes Boulevard in University Circle, the aptly
named Stokes West mixed-use development would add new density
south of the main east-west thoroughfares through Cleveland’s eds-
 and-meds district (LDA). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

If you have a car collection and want to live next to it, then the proposed Stokes West development isn’t for you. But if you’re new in town and will be working or studying at one of University Circle’s many growing employers and institutions, then real estate developer Brent Zimmerman says he has something in mind for you.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Luxury car biz may park at Great Northern Mall

Closed since the summer of 2020, Ohio’s last full-service Sears store
was purchased recently by Rafih Auto Group for redevelopment as a
luxury car dealership, service center and Ohio headquarters (Google).
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A Canadian luxury auto dealer hopes to consolidate its local dealerships, service center, Ohio offices and hundreds of jobs at a new $60 million development at Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted. While there’s still a few steps to go through before the project is a reality, the dealer has already acquired the property in this western Cleveland suburb necessary to carry it out, according to public records and sources familiar with the project.

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Amazon back in the mix in Slavic Village

For now this west-side facility on Madison Avenue in the Cudell neigh-
borhood is the only Amazon delivery station located in the city of Cleve-
land. That could change in the next year or two as the e-commerce giant
is reportedly rekindling plans for a distribution center in Slavic Village
(DiGeronimo). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Amazon is reportedly pivoting to a new site for a distribution center on the southeast side of the city yet would remain in Slavic Village, according to two sources familiar with the project. The e-commerce giant will apparently be the anchor for a new warehouse development reported exclusively by NEOtrans on a 40-acre site that could grow further if additional properties around the fringes are added to it.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

CWRU brings back South Campus project

View of the planned new dorms, phases one and two of Case Western
Reserve University’s South Residential Campus, as seen from the
intersection of Murray Hill and Adelbert roads (WRA).
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A plan for adding 600 dormitory beds to the housing-constrained Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) campus is back after getting quarantined for two years by the pandemic. Two new dormitory buildings would be built on CWRU’s parking Lot 5, located at the intersection of Murray Hill and Adelbert roads in the South Residential Campus.

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