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Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church

Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2020)    Providing affordable housing is a critical need as real estate development expansion continues in neighborhoods once considered low to moderate income like Ohio City and Tremont. To address the issue, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) hosted the first … Continue reading

Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal outlines aland use plan for Lincoln Heights neighborhood

Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal outlines aland use plan for Lincoln Heights neighborhood by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, March 2020)    During the third and final community meeting held at South Branch Public Library for the Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal, Cory Riordan, Executive Director of Tremont West Development Corporation, reminded the twenty or so neighborhood attendees … Continue reading

Draft of Reaching Lincoln Heights Land Use Plan to be presented to Lincoln Heights Block Club at February 10th meeting

Draft of Reaching Lincoln Heights Land Use Plan to be presented to Lincoln Heights Block Club at February 10th meeting by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, February 2020)         During the third and final community meeting at South Branch Public Library for the Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal, Cory Riordan, Executive Director of Tremont West Development Corporation, reminded … Continue reading

Ward 3 Democratic Club holds November meeting at Tremont Pointe

Ward 3 Democratic Club holds November meeting at Tremont Pointe by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, December 2019)           Joseph Rider, Ward 3 Democratic Club President, was at the Cleveland Democratic Club meeting held at Tremont Pointe on November 19, 2019. Patrick Mahoney, Chairperson of Prescient I, was there. Political candidates Joy Kennedy for Domestic Relations Court … Continue reading

What impact will Opportunity Zone investments have in the Tremont neighborhood?

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

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

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

Residents and stakeholders offer feedback on plans for Lincoln Heights neighborhood

Residents and stakeholders offer feedback on plans for Lincoln Heights neighborhood by Bruce Checefsky                                                                               (Plain Press, November 2019)        David Jurca arrived twenty minutes late to the Reaching Lincoln Heights community meeting, shuffled into the conference room at the Cleveland Public Library South Branch on October 15th, and set up his computer. The darkly dressed … Continue reading

UPDATE Lincoln Heights Land Use Planning discussion continues

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2019)           In the basement of St. Augustine’s Walsh Hall on September 9th, under a flickering fluorescent light and hum of air conditioning, there was talk about tearing out the old rug and refinishing the wood floors. The Lincoln Heights Block Club was about to get under way with their … Continue reading

Residents and stakeholders weigh in on Lincoln Heights Land Use Study

by Bruce Checefsky       (Plain Press, October 2019)           Residents and stakeholders of the Lincoln Heights Block Club (LHBC) met with staff members of both the City Planning Commission and Tremont West Development Corporation (TWDC), as well as members of the Seventh Hill design team to discuss a planned land use study for their neighborhood. The August … Continue reading

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