The biggest culprit of climate change in Northeast Ohio may be our roads, which have expanded despite population declines. After contributing to the problem for decades by funding highway expansions, NOACA, the region’s transportation agency, is now trying to do something about it.
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For more than a decade, community developers on Cleveland’s near west side have been working to create a new, improved streetscape on Lorain Avenue between West 25th and West 65th Street. Yet now, it turns out, the long-envisioned Lorain Avenue Cycle Track may not happen at all, or if it does, it could be so watered down as to hardly resemble the original, bold vision.
The Nunn Family Funeral Home at 4434 Lorain Avenue in Ohio City dates back to 1865, and the site operated as a funeral home until about 20 years ago, when it was converted into a daycare. Now, a developer plans to restore the building into retail, apartments, and the site of future residential development.
A partnership between Knez Homes and Jim Miketo, owner of Forest City Shuffleboard, is planning to build eight new upscale townhomes at Lorain Avenue and West 47th Street. In addition to being the first new homes to be built on Lorain, the units also contain first floor flex spaces that are designed for entrepreneurs or people working from home.