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Ohio City Incorporated seeks ways to make housing more affordable

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      As part of its strategic plan, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) is charged with finding a way to provide affordable housing in the neighborhood. OCI Executive Director Tom McNair says the easiest way to make affordable housing available in the neighborhood is through existing housing stock. He says … Continue reading

NOBLE urges citizens to contact legislators about concerns in upcoming state budget

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE), a community based coalition working to make the community’s voice heard in the State of Ohio’s legislative process, is currently mobilizing residents to lobby the State Legislature concerning the next two-year state budget. On March 29th, local members of NOBLE boarded a bus … Continue reading

Project 29 and the future of Hingetown

by Bruce Grossman (Plain Press, March 2017)             In the end, it was just about a building. I am talking about the December 12 meeting at Franklin Circle Church where I heard about Project 29 and the future of “Hingetown”, the area around Detroit and 28th and 29th Streets. But it was also about dreams and desires, … Continue reading

Front Steps joins with EDEN and PIRHL Developers to plan new facility

(Plain Press, February 2017)        Front Steps Housing and Services hopes to be able to move to a new location soon. Front Steps, currently located in a former Travelodge motel at 1545 W. 25th, sits on a ridge over the Cuyahoga River that is unstable. Front Steps Housing and Services has teamed up with Emerald Development … Continue reading

In Memory-Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond L. Pianka

  (Plain Press, February 2017)        Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka, age 65, passed away on January 21st. Raymond Pianka grew up in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood and continued to live and be active in the community throughout his life. Pianka served as a City Council Aide to Councilman Michael Zone from 1972-73. Pianka … Continue reading

Cheerio Building rehab adds retail space and apartments to Gordon Square area

by Adam Scraga (Plain Press, January 2017) The building was in disarray, layers of trash covered the floors, and homeless people came and went. It was more than 100 years old and most people would have torn the building down, but Howard Grandon is not most people. Grandon is the owner of the building at … Continue reading

3116 W. 54 (W. 54 & Winimac) vacant

Emerald Development and Economic Network (EDEN Inc.)

 

Residents urged to help maintain the historic nature of residential housing in Ohio City

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2016) Ohio City resident Tim Barrett, an architectural historian and historic preservation advocate, made a presentation to the Fulton/Lorain/Bailey Block Club on Saturday, November 19th urging opposition to the zoning changes proposed by the City of Cleveland Planning Department for the Ohio City neighborhood.  If implemented, Barrett argued the … Continue reading

December 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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