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New Casa d’Angolo design gets cool reception

Conceptual plans for a proposed modern, five-story luxury condominium development called Casa d’Angolo, or “corner house “in Italian, offering seven living units over ground-floor retail and underground parking were sent back to the drawing board by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission yesterday.

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Demolitions requested for Bridgeworks high-rise

Developers of Bridgeworks, a proposed 16-story tower at the northeast corner of West 25th Street and the Detroit-Superior Bridge, are seeking demolition permits for one structure, parts of another, plus parking lots and a sidewalk at the Ohio City site.

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Rockefeller garage demolition opens door for major development

Shortly before Cleveland Landmarks Commission approved the renovation of the neglected 116-year-old Rockefeller Building, it unanimously allowed the demolition of the century-old garage behind it. The potentially dynamic combination of those two actions received only a brief mention during today’s commission hearing.

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Little Italy demolition OK’d, development plan tabled

It’s not Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, but La Barberia University Spa, 12115 Mayfield Rd. in Cleveland’s Little Italy, has an obvious eastward lean to it. In fact, the only things keeping the 126-plus-year-old building from tipping into the Tavern of Little Italy next door are some support posts and an enclosure for an automated teller machine.

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Clinic razing historic ORCA House with ‘no plans’ for the site

Demolition crews hired by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation appeared this week along Chester Avenue between East 89th and 90th streets to begin tearing down three solid structures with a long history of charitable service in the city.

The structures — including two historic, converted houses — were part of the ORCA House’s rehabilitation center for adults suffering from addictions. The demolitions appeared to be a rush job, even though a Cleveland Clinic spokesperson said the large health care system has no plans for developing the property.

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