Cleveland City Council modified and approved legislation proposed by the Bibb administration that will make some changes at the West Side Market. The updates include capping rental rate increases, allowing for longer-term and shorter-term leases and permitting alcohol sales.
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Variances for the second phase of a micro-unit apartment project on West 14th St. in Tremont were unanimously approved this week by the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals, despite neighbors’ concerns over its use as short-term lodging.
When I was six or seven years old, I thought the most prestigious university in the world was WSMU. At every family gathering, my uncle would invariably invoke the lessons learned at WSMU to settle any argument. It wasn’t until I was a little older that I learned WSMU was not a college at all, but instead my uncle’s euphemistic reference to the hard-scrabble education one gains by working for decades at the West Side Market.
The city of Cleveland has announced plans to spend $3.3 million on a new streetscape aimed at calming traffic on Franklin Boulevard. It made substantial changes after receiving community feedback, but some residents are concerned about the elimination of raised crosswalks.
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.