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Zombies say: start building a downtown Cleveland office tower soon

In the movies, zombies can’t put two words together. In Cleveland real estate development, they are sharing a subtle yet compelling message of encouragement.
Zombies in downtown Cleveland are former office buildings awaiting renovation with significant portions of them due to be converted to non-office uses, usually residential and occasionally hotel.

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Cleveland markets its new industrial sites

Development of the largest shovel-ready industrial/warehousing sites in the City of Cleveland aren’t attracting much private-sector interest despite Cleveland’s low prices. Meanwhile, inner-ring suburbs offering large parcels that are almost shovel-ready are having greater success in drawing private sector interest and potentially thousands of jobs from significant planned developments.

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Bye, Euclid Square Mall; hello Amazon?

After 40 years, Euclid Square Mall is destined to be physically replaced by the latest thing in retailing — E-commerce. The mall, having closed Sept. 19, 2016 after years of limping along with two dozen churches as its remaining tenants, is vacated and officially condemned by the city for safety violations. Euclid Square Mall had succumbed to the changing retail market and population shifts long ago.

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The Cleveland skyscraper building-binge starts

Construction workers will begin building in August The Beacon apartment tower at Euclid Avenue and East 6th Street in downtown Cleveland. But that’s just the start. Those of us who like to see construction cranes over downtown will probably enjoy the skyline view for the next decade or so.

The reason is that the 28-story Beacon apartments by Stark Enterprises is likely to be the first of many new large buildings to rise downtown. How many is “many”? It could be as few as three or four and as numerous as 10.

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Cleveland ready to scrape the skies more

The pace of investment in America’s cities has been one of the remarkable stories since the end of the Great Recession. There are few places where that investment is more evident than in Greater Cleveland which in 2014 ranked ninth in the nation in total new construction jobs (not percentage of change).

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It’s time to stop ducking Duck Island

If it looks like a big real estate development and sounds like a big real estate development, it probably will be a big real estate development.
That’s what a spate of real estate transactions in recent months suggest for an urban enclave close to downtown that’s neither an island or named after ducks. (Some claim it’s named for criminals who used to duck and hide here from the law).

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