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25th Street Lofts rehabilitation adds 83 apartments and commercial space on Church Avenue between W. 25th and W. 28th

1951 PHOTO FROM THE CLEVELAND NEWS 1951 photo of the Odd Fellows Building on the Southwest Corner of W. 25th and Church Avenue (1504-1512 W. 25th Street.) The Odd Fellows Building, built in 1873, and designed by Cudell and Richardson. Its original address was 315-321 Pearl Road. This photo found in the Cleveland Public Library’s … Continue reading

Election 2016 results — turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area

Election 2016 results – turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area (Plain Press, December 2016) Voters approved all three issues on the ballot in Cleveland this November. Of the three issues, the half percent hike in the payroll tax won by the smallest margin winning 51.36% to 48.64%, with 64,439 yes votes … Continue reading

Concerns about West Side Market parking fees raised at community discussion

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2016)    Residents and stakeholders in the area around the West Side Market attended a meeting at Franklin Circle Church on October 18th to discuss proposed parking rates for the West Side Market and Hicks parking lots. Mayor Frank Jackson’s Chief of Staff Ken Silliman presented the City of … Continue reading

Rejected parking garage could have made a big difference in alleviating emerging West Side Market parking crisis

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2016) Early in this decade, the West Side Market Tenants’ Association, with the help of neighborhood residents, looked into the possibility of building a 600 space parking garage on the Hicks parking lot located just northeast of the West Side Market. A project overview fact sheet was produced which … Continue reading

Riverview Tower residents voice concerns about neighborhood problems

By Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2016) On May 12th Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack and Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) community organizer Destinee Henton met with residents of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (CMHA) Riverview Towers at 1795 W. 25th Street. The meeting, hosted by the James Woods Center of the Rose Centers for Aging Well … Continue reading

Businesses in West Side Market District take advantage of free parking while West Side Market Tenants are forced to pick up the tab for lot security

by Chuck Hoven   (Plain Press, May 2016) At a recent community meeting on the Near West Side, several people said they miss shopping at the West Side Market, but no longer shop there because of the difficulty in finding a parking spot. A visit to the West Side Market on the afternoon of Wednesday, April … Continue reading

Seniors at Riverview share life lessons with students in Arrupe afterschool program

by Chuck Hoven    (Plain Press, May 2016) Several times a year, seniors from the James Woods Center of the Rose Centers for Aging Well at Riverview Towers at 1795 W. 25th Street welcome visitors from the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership’s after school program at St. Ignatius High School, said Jerry Purcell Director of the Rose … Continue reading

Plans presented for major work on Clark Avenue

(Plain Press, May 2016) Residents attending an April 20th meeting at Clark Recreation Center learned of plans to rehabilitate Clark Avenue from Lorain Avenue (W. 90th and Clark) eastward to W. 41st. Plans designed by the firm Arcadis Design & Consultancy call for the 8-million-dollar rehabilitation project to be divided into four segments. The work … Continue reading

Vacant house on the corner of Winimac and W. 54th

Councilman McCormack makes first trip to Board of Zoning Appeals

(Plain Press, May 2016) Kerry McCormack, chosen by outgoing Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman as his successor in Cleveland City Council, attended his first Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting as a City Council Representative on April 11th at Cleveland City Hall. Two cases from Ward 3 were up before the Board of Zoning Appeals … Continue reading