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Brownfield grants reveal progress on many projects

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine today announced $88 million in state support for 123 brownfield remediation projects that will help clean up hazardous and underutilized sites throughout the state. The Ohio Department of Development is funding the awards through the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program, which is designed to clean up and prepare hazardous brownfield sites for redevelopment. The projects announced today will impact communities in 35 counties across the state.

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Police HQ to the ArtCraft Building

After a competitive request-for-proposals (RFP) process the city has selected the historic ArtCraft Building, located at 2530 Superior Avenue, as the top pick for the new Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) headquarters. The city will begin negotiations for the site with the property owner’s team led by TurnDev Development and expects to have legislation ready for city council in January 2023.

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The next CSU: a few insights

When Cleveland State University (CSU) formally released its downtown campus master plan to the public last week, a few things were left out. They weren’t included in the public release out of some devious intent to deceive the public. Rather, it was because CSU officials and those at the Boston-based planning firm Sasaki Associates CSU hired to develop the master plan hadn’t yet made decisions on the omitted elements.

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CSU releases campus master plan

At a regular meeting today of its board of trustees, Cleveland State University (CSU) unveiled a new campus master plan to capitalize on its location in Cleveland’s urban core and to guide the development of the university’s physical campus over the next decade. Details of that plan were shared with NEOtrans and other Northeast Ohio media in a press release and an illustrated presentation.

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Reactivating downtown Cleveland

In the late 20th century, downtown Cleveland rolled up its sidewalks after 5 p.m. Now, on some weekdays, it seems like downtown doesn’t roll out its sidewalks until after 5 p.m. That shows how much downtown has changed in the post-pandemic world from a commercial district to a residential, entertainment and tourism center.

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New developer turns in big property plays

A Beachwood-based real estate development company that’s less than two years old is making a lot of big moves in acquiring real estate in Cleveland’s urban core. The “where, why and how” questions surrounding those acquisitions are answered by “who” is behind those buys.

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Evergreen plants itself in fertile ground

When Michael DeAloia shows off the new home of Evergreen Podcasts, there’s an air of entrepreneurial energy and optimism in the place. Crafted out of the former radio studios and offices of WZZP/WDOK-FM at 2644 St. Clair Ave., the fresh smell of paint and carpet pushed around by the action of people coming and going makes the building feel reinvigorated.

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ODOT Inner Belt plan gets city pushback

Yesterday, Cleveland’s City Planning Commission unanimously tabled a request by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for consent to construct improvements to the Central Interchange, where Interstate 77 ends and connects with Interstate 90 in downtown Cleveland.

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