PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN
Saturday, April 22, 2023; 4434 Lorain Avenue: Residents of W. 45th and W. 44th Street have raised objections to the size, scale, and scope of a proposed development by the My Place Group which would front on Lorain Avenue next to this former funeral home and day care.
Residents of W. 45th and W. 44th Street have raised objections to the size, scale, and scope of a proposed development by the My Place Group which would front on Lorain Avenue next to a former funeral home and day care at 4434 Lorain Avenue.
The proposed 101-unit apartment building with 1600 square feet of retail space on Lorain Avenue would extend north from Lorain Avenue with one branch of apartments going behind the day care building toward W. 45th Street and another branch going behind the gas station toward W. 44th Street.
The Cleveland Landmarks Commission at its April 13th meeting asked developer Chad Curtis to go back to the drawing board with this project. Michele Anderson of the Landmarks Commission said the proposed 4 story building on Lorain Avenue would dwarf the former funeral home building which according to Anderson has unique French styled architecture.
Anderson also echoed some of the residents’ concerns, saying she disagreed with the City of Cleveland’s contention that 61 parking places were sufficient for the large apartment building. Anderson also expressed concerns about traffic exiting from the apartments onto already busy W. 44th Street.
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