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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.
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.
Cuyahoga County held a grand opening for its new Diversion Center on a bright, chilly morning in early May. One by one, elected officials, judges and politicians stepped up to the podium to sing its praises. Outside the tent where the politicos were seated, leaders from Greater Cleveland Congregations, a faith-based group wearing bright yellow shirts, stood in the back and cheered.
All hail Cleveland’s king of rock and roll! This summer, London-based artist WRDSMTH will create a 2,200 square foot tribute mural to Michael Stanley on a warehouse building at 2630 Payne Ave. The artwork is part of the “How do I love thee” tour spearheaded by Graffiti HeArt, which will add 15 murals throughout Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, and Lakewood.