What impact will Opportunity Zone investments have in the Tremont neighborhood? by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2019) The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, with the goal of creating long-term investments in regions of low-income rural and urban communities nationwide, established Opportunity Zones. The Opportunity Zone tax break allows investors to defer … Continue reading
Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019) At two recent community meetings, discussion addressed the lack of affordable housing and the prospects of current residents being able to afford to remain in their neighborhoods as property values and rents continue to … Continue reading
Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019) What wasn’t emphasized at the Ohio City Community Conversations Community Building Meeting or the Ward 14 Planning 101 meeting covered elsewhere in this issue of the Plain Press is that a good deal of the increased interest … Continue reading
Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them (Plain Press, November 2019) Cleveland Public Power (CPP) customers brought concerns about the services and practices of the power company to a public hearing held on October 17th. The hearing was hosted by the End Poverty Now Coalition and held at St. Paul’s Community … Continue reading
by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2019) The Clark Fulton neighborhood will be the target area for a number of initiatives that could flood the neighborhood with investment dollars aimed at a variety of projects. The initiatives hold the promise of investments that include new hospital buildings, new parks, new housing, new businesses and a … Continue reading
by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2019) Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana assured reporters at a September 17th meeting held at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library that she was very excited about the MetroHealth project and its positive impact on Ward 14. The meeting was organized on behalf of Metro West Community … Continue reading
PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, August 15, 2019; Open House, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive: View of the construction site for MetroHealth’s new hospital from the 7thfloor of the View Road Parking Garage. MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2019) MetroHealth Medical Center … Continue reading
PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, August 4, 2019; Puerto Rican Festival, Roberto Clemente Park, Seymour Avenue & W. 38th, Home Depot Booth: Aleyshka Feliciano, age 6, builds a picture frame with the help of her Grandmother Maria Roman, her mom Keyshla Perez, and Home Depot staff member Samone Starling.
PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, August 4, 2019; Puerto Rican Parade, 2955 W. 38thStreet: The Arroyo Family celebrates while watching the parade go past their house.