SomeraRoad, a development firm based in New York City and Nashville, is proposing building 203 apartment units on Bolivar Road in the Gateway District next to an office building they recently renovated. The project would bring new residents and street activity to a part of downtown that is mostly filled with daytime office uses.
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One of Cleveland’s oldest downtown murals is being brought back to life as part of a celebration of the role of public art in the city. “Life is Sharing the Same Park Bench,” a mural by artist John Morrell at East 9th Street and Rockwell in downtown Cleveland, will be restored this month along with the city-owned mini-park around it.
The Cuyahoga River is famous for being the “crooked river” — not for its whitewater. Yet when a massive freighter the size of the Terminal Tower comes by, it quickly becomes a different experience. At a press conference, groups involved with the Share the River initiative shared information with the public about how to stay safe and have fun.
With average rents of $1.57 per square foot, or $1,100 for a 700 square foot one bedroom, many front line workers such as hotel and restaurant employees cannot afford to live downtown. The Centennial project aims to address that by offering workforce housing that is accessible to those earning 50-80% of area median income.
Business leaders are optimistic that employees will return to work this year, but they know that office space will look and feel different when they do. They’re offering more flexible work hours, physically distanced spaces, building improvements like air filtration systems, and amenities in order to bring people back downtown again.
The Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) hosted a Zoom meeting March 11 to discuss the release of its 2020 annual report, which DCA leaders say shows a resilient, growing neighborhood poised to bounce back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Monday, Jan. 11 three Cleveland organizations announced a joint initiative designed to inspire residents to support local businesses while practicing social distancing. “Roam the Winter Wonderland” intends to help various Cleveland neighborhoods through the winter months of the pandemic with events and promotions through April.