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First look at Cleveland Clinic’s largest-ever building

In several days, the City Planning Commission’s Design Review Committee will get its first chance to offer its opinion on what will be the Cleveland Clinic’s largest-ever building. The facility will be the new home of the Clinic’s Neurological Institute — a 1-million-square-foot structure that will tower over Carnegie Avenue, between East 89th and 90th streets. It is the current site of the eight-story P Building surgery center that is now is the process of being demolished.

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Historic Vitrolite Building harnesses new future

Restoration of the historic Vitrolite Building, 2915 Detroit Ave., in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood moved closer to reality when the city’s Landmarks Commission yesterday approved the project with a unanimous vote, along with a few conditions. The nearly century-old building with its unique terra cotta fa├žade is on the National Register of Historic Places. But it has a new future with a new owner who will take it in a new direction.

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Lakefront park expansion advances

While there’s been lots of studies about how to improve Cleveland’s lakefront, one is actually moving forward into formal design and construction permitting — the last step before acquiring funding and construction for an expanded lakefront park. And although the detailed design and permitting will continue through to the end of 2023, a big piece of funding for lakefront park expansion will be decided by voters next month.

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City reveals MetroHealth’s West 25th plans

Conceptual plans made publicly available this week for the next phase of development near the MetroHealth medical center along West 25th Street show a slightly scaled-back design compared to previously released massings by the MetroHealth System and shared by NEOtrans last week. Specifically, a proposed new headquarters for the hospital’s police department will be built next to rather than on the first floor of a new 60-unit senior apartment building at the northwest corner of West 25th and Trowbridge Avenue in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood. A future apartment building at the southwest corner may be considered at a later date.

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Half of ex-Westinghouse plant to be razed

Planning documents submitted to the city yesterday reveal that slightly more than half of the former Westinghouse plant overlooking the West Shoreway and Lake Erie could be demolished in preparation for the redevelopment of the surviving structures. According to sources familiar with the project, the surviving portions at the plant at 1200 W. 58th St. in Cleveland are proposed to be redeveloped as a boutique hotel, apartments and leasable commercial spaces plus parking.

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Bridgeworks wins Landmarks OK, awaits financing

Final design of a 15-story mixed-use tower that’s proposed to be built at the west end of the Detroit-Superior Bridge was narrowly approved today by Cleveland’s Landmarks Commission. But whether the project actually gets built reportedly will depend on whether the project, called Bridgeworks, will win a “megaprojects” tax credit from the state in a few weeks.

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The future of the Cleveland Play House site

Planning and development activities by several large players are pointing toward the need for constructing thousands of housing units in and near the Cleveland Clinic and the nearby booming University Circle area. And while the large number of housing units already under construction in and near University Circle is evident, it’s likely that they will start rising west of the Clinic’s main campus soon.

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GCP’s new web tool gives development insights

A new Web-based development tool went live today to give prospective real estate investors more information on where and what is going on around sites in which they may be interested. The tool, developed by the Greater Cleveland Partnership and City Architecture of Cleveland, is available to the public free of charge and without any registration required.

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Solove to start one Lakewood project, abandon another

It’s a case of good news/bad news regarding a Columbus-based real estate developer’s plans for two developments in Lakewood. Both were slated to redevelop former car dealerships plus some adjoining properties with mostly residential uses. The investments by Solove Real Estate were sought in response to strong demand for housing in this walkable inner-ring suburb.

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Money turning Circle East plan to reality

There have been lots of plans over the decades for stopping the decline of East Cleveland. But most were unfunded or lacked the necessary political stability to be implemented over the long haul. A new plan has come to the fore over the past few years to rebuild the west end of the city, closest to University Circle. And now the money is finally coming, too.

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