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).

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.


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 fa├žade 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.


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-

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.


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

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.


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.


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).

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.


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

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.