Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Work starts on reviving 45 Erieview

A formal groundbreaking ceremony was held this week to reactivate
the former Ohio Bell Telephone Co. headquarters at East 9th Street and
Lakeside Avenue in downtown Cleveland. The vacant office building
will be revived with apartments, restaurants, shops and eSports gaming
within 14-16 months (KJP). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

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The wide variety of top-notch, on-site amenities will probably be the first thing to grab your attention at 45 Erieview. But the unobstructed views of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland from the tower’s unique curving, glassy fa├žade will stay in your memories. With this week’s groundbreaking for the renovation and conversion of the former Ohio Bell headquarters building, 45 East 9th St., those features are just 14-16 months away from being enjoyed by hundreds of residents, office users and restaurateurs.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Woodhill Station West starts construction

Construction workers and their vehicles showed up today for the first time
at the construction site for one of the largest residential developments in
the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood in decades. The site is  across the
street from a recently renovated rapid transit station and just uphill
from the new Opportunity Corridor Boulevard (KJP).
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When the Porta-Potties show up at a new construction site, you know it’s for real. In the 9500 block of Buckeye Road in Cleveland’s Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood, the construction equipment showed up today, too. They’re there to be a part of building the $46.4 million Woodhill Station West development that will bring 120 apartments offering modern housing and on-site amenities mostly to residents of the aging Woodhill Homes public housing complex just north of here. However 30 of the apartments will be offered to anyone who meets income guidelines.

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Two cranes, coming right up

At the Sherwin-Williams’ headquarters construction site, a mobile crane
at right helps construct the base of the tower crane at center so the new
skyscraper can grow to nearly as tall as the 658-foot-tall 200 Public
Square at left. In the middle of it, the Grande Dame of Cleveland
skyscrapers, Terminal Tower, watches over it all (KJP).
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While work has started on installing the tower crane at Sherwin-Williams’ (SHW) headquarters construction site, the timetable has been set for the next crane to rise in downtown Cleveland. That second crane will appear at the work site for the City Club Apartments near the end of August, according a spokesman for Cleveland Construction Inc. Tower cranes are considered by some to be a visual indicator of a city’s economic growth.

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Artcraft Building has a new suitor

The largest building in Cleveland’s former garment district, now the Superior
Arts District, is the Artcraft Building. There have been several attempts at re-
novating the building with new offices or new apartments. The building now
has a mystery suitor with an equally mysterious redevelopment goal for
 the property (Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

Often the biggest domino is the last one to fall. That’s the case in the Superior Arts District where one former warehouse/textile building after another is falling under the redevelopment knife and coming out with a new lease on life. The biggest of those old buildings is the Artcraft Building, 2530-2570 Superior Ave. and is proving to be the most difficult to get rehabilitated.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Megaproject candidates — a partial list

The Artisan, a 24-story apartment building, towers over Chester Avenue in
Cleveland’s University Circle. It is just one of a handful of large structures
planned or under construction in the massive Circle Square development
that is seeking for the second time a state tax credit intended to help such
complicated, expensive projects round out their financing packages (KJP).
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While a complete list of applicants for so-called “megaproject” tax credits won’t be available until sometime next week, NEOtrans has learned who a few of the local applicants are and aren’t, including at least one surprise. The deadline was today at 5 p.m. for submitting applications to the Ohio Department of Development for the second round of Transformational Mixed Use Development (TMUD) tax credits that could total $100 million worth of awards.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Downtown construction boom looms

The last tower crane over downtown Cleveland was for the 34-story
Lumen apartments. It came down in February 2020, a month before
the pandemic hit in full force. The next tower crane arrives in August
for Sherwin-Williams’ new headquarters. Perhaps a half-dozen more
are likely to arrive in the next year downtown with more cranes in other
parts of Cleveland (KJP). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM.

Are you ready for some construction cranes, Cleveland? No, I’m not talking about the tower cranes that will rise next month above Sherwin-Williams’ new HQ west of Public Square or the crane soon to arrive over the City Club Apartments on Euclid Avenue. Those may be just the tip of the iceberg for downtown. And for this article we’re not even getting into the cranes above University Circle now and in the future. Or the future cranes above Ohio City. Or MidTown. Or near Edgewater Park. Or even near Gordon Park someday.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Stokes West plans revised, gains support

Looking north in this birds-eye view from above the intersection of
Cedar Avenue and East 107th Street, one of the most significant additions
 to the Stokes West development is the construction of six for-rent town-
homes. The new townhomes would restore a street presence to Cedar
that would otherwise be lost by the demolition of six century-old
rowhouses. Beyond them are two connected towers with 255
apartments (LDA). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM

A largely vacant triangle of land in the southern part of Cleveland’s University Circle could see construction of a 261-unit residential development start by year’s end. But the part of the triangle that isn’t vacant has been a source of debate for the community. That piece is a group of six, century-old, brick rowhouses that was considered obsolete by the developer and deemed a hindrance to the community’s revitalization.

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