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Here come Cleveland’s mid-rises!

Proposed skyscrapers invariably overshadow smaller building projects when it comes to attracting media attention. But mid-rise new-construction projects far outnumber their loftier counterparts in Greater Cleveland. So here’s an inventory of planned mid-rise projects in the region.

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Mid-rise housing on Detroit Ave heads west

Housing continues to make its inexorable push westward along Detroit Avenue in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The latest project is 4005 Detroit, a seven-story apartment building with ground-floor retail. Plans for the project were recently submitted to the city for approval.

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Gordon Park lakefront housing – the sequel

The Gordon Park area on the East Side isn’t to be confused with the Gordon Square area on the West Side. Gordon Square is a populous, fast-growing, historic neighborhood. But the lakefront lands along and near Gordon Park could soon add “fast-growing” to its descriptions too, as first reported in a February NEOtrans article.

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Hingetown, Cleveland’s hottest development hotbed

Hingetown, that little enclave within a neighborhood within a city seemingly couldn’t be growing any faster than already it is. No matter where you stand in Hingetown these days, you’re either standing next to a 21st-century real estate development, across the street from one or you can see one less than a block away. Increasingly, in Hingetown, you’re surrounded by projects.

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Ohio City manufacturer bucks housing trend

A stretch of Detroit Avenue in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood, once known as Mariners’ Row for its many boat dealers and boating stores, is quickly becoming home to a number of mid-rise apartment buildings. From The Quarter, Federal Knitting Mills, Mariner’s Watch, Edge 32, to the latest and largest project yet — Church + State — more than a dozen blocks of Detroit Avenue next to the West Shoreway (now Edgewater Parkway) are lined with apartment buildings from four to 11 stories tall.

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Ohio City mixed-use project may feature downtown ad firm

An exciting development is in the works for the Hingetown section of Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood, according to multiple sources. Although still in a preliminary stage, the development’s concept at this point involves putting the offices for a fast-growing downtown company on the lower floors of a new building with apartments on the upper floors.

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County engineer’s Ohio City property hits the market

It’s official. Cuyahoga County has put on the market one of the most attractive properties for redevelopment in years. The former Cuyahoga County Engineer’s headquarters at the west end of the Detroit-Superior Veterans Memorial Bridge is expected to fetch the most interest by real estate developers among four sites in the county’s latest disposition of surplus properties.

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Pop goes the West Rim

A skeptical Clevelander would look at the above map where five potential major real estate developments may rise atop the West Rim of the Cuyahoga River valley and question how many will actually get built. An optimistic Clevelander would be certain that most, if not all, will get built. And an older, lifelong Clevelander would look at that map and be amazed that there are five potential major projects at all.

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Lakewood housing hunt drew Columbus developer here

Anyone who has tried to buy a high-quality, competitively-priced home in Lakewood in the last year or two knows the drill. The real estate search is one of the most difficult scavenger hunts you’ll play. Unless you’re willing to sacrifice many features you want in a home or make a high, all-cash offer, a Lakewood housing hunt is not a game for the impatient.

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Another big investment coming to Lakewood

Over the past 30 years, Lakewood has lost more than 1,700 housing units, with only Cleveland, East Cleveland and Euclid losing more. The average age of its housing stock is the second-oldest in the county. At the same time, growing interest in traditional, walkable communities has made Lakewood a hot real estate commodity. It’s why Lakewood had the highest property value rate of increase, 22.5 percent, among all Cuyahoga County communities in 2018.

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