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Permanent Supportive Housing proposed for former Brooklyn YMCA building

by Chuck Hoven   (Plain Press, July 2016) The Cleveland Housing Network in partnership with Eden Inc. hopes to secure financing to build permanent supportive housing for the homeless at the site of the former Brooklyn YMCA at 3881 Pearl Road. The proposal hinges on securing Low Income Tax Credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. … Continue reading

Tremont restaurant/bookstore required to add more parking

(Plain Press, July 2016) At its June 20th meeting, the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) considered a proposal by Dave Ferrante to change the former Komorowski Funeral Home at 2258 Professor Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood into a restaurant and book store. Lack of sufficient parking held up the BZA’s ratifying the proposal. Based on … Continue reading

Debris clean up from Winimac lot in Stockyard neighborhood

(Plain Press, July 2016)      Residents and business owners on the South side of Clark between W. 54th and W. 56th were pleased to see the City of Cleveland had the vacant lot behind them on Winimac cleaned up in early June. The debris strewn lot was featured in a photo in the May issue of … Continue reading

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Block club opposes variance in effort widen corner of W. 40th Place and Burton Court

(Plain Press, July 2016) At the June 20th meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals, members of the Fulton Lorain Bailey Block Club spoke in opposition to a proposal by B.R. Knez Construction to receive variances to build a two story single family residence on a lot at 2072 W. 40th Place, the corner of … Continue reading


  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CULTURE ART IN THE PARK free in Detroit Shoreway.  Mondays from 5 – 7 pm (7/11, 7/18, 7/25, and 8/1) at Michael Zone Recreation Center at 6301 Lorain Ave.; Wednesdays from 1- 2 pm (7/13, 7/20, and … Continue reading

July 2016 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF