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Hazel8 Residential Development Project:
In September 2011, WXZ Residential broke ground on a 59-unit, upscale apartment complex on the Hazel Drive site. The development, constructed in a single phase, will create multiple buildings utilizing green building technology amid substantial streetscape and landscape improvements. There will be a variety of one and two-story residential units, each with individual entrances and no shared hallways. Additional amenities include energy efficient mechanical systems, large windows and balconies, and secure indoor parking. The project is currently under construction with an anticipated completion date in late 2012.
University Circle Courtyard by Marriott Hotel:
In November 2011, The Snavely Group will break ground on a new 153-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel to be built in the center of the neighborhood on Cornell Road just off Euclid Avenue, across from the newly opened University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center. Snavely and Concord Hospitality Enterprises will have purchased land from UCI and UH to develop and operate the hotel. Anticipated guests at the family-friendly style hotel include University Circle visitors, UH's patients and their families, and visiting researchers, professors, and doctors from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals.
Lot 45 Initiative:
For the past several years, UCI has been engaged in the evaluation and planning of this 1.7 acre surface parking lot for the potential development into a mixed-use facility that could include neighborhood retail, residential housing, office space, and structured parking. The project may also include a new roadway network that improves safety and helps divert traffic from the busy Euclid/Mayfield intersection. In June 2011, UCI issued a request for proposal (RFP) in order to identify a developer to design, develop and construct a mixed-use project for this site. Proposals were received in September and are currently under consideration by an Advisory Committee consisting of UCI Board and staff members along with representatives from the neighboring institutions.
Circle Gateway Center:
UCI is exploring the creation of a multi-story development at the Circle's West Gateway location at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Stokes Boulevard. The proposed Circle Gateway Center would be a dynamic place where all visitors can begin their exploration of University Circle by starting and planning their visit; creating their own Circle learning experience by participating in programs, workshops, seminars, and other activities; finding resources about the Circle; participating in training to maximize learning opportunities found in the Circle's extensive resources; and learning through play with family fun children's activities.
East End Development:
The vision for the East End of the Circle, which encompasses Euclid Avenue from East 117th Street to Auburndale Avenue in East Cleveland, is for student and market rate housing and mixed-used opportunities with active ground floor retail. This district has begun to come to life with the development and construction of the Circle 118 Townhomes on the corner of Euclid and East 118th Street and the 27Coltman condominium project at East 119th Street. The new 20-unit Circle East residential development located on Euclid Avenue between Lakeview Road and Auburndale Avenue in East Cleveland broke ground in October 2011. With several vacant and underutilized properties along this stretch, the goal is to develop an active street frontage that seamlessly connects the Circle to East Cleveland.
This corridor consists of a series of surface parking lots that are primarily owned by UCI along both sides of Stokes Boulevard, between Carnegie and Cedar Avenues. It is envisioned as a future site for mixed-use office, research and development, and/or incubator space to better serve the proximate medical institutions. UCI has hired a real estate consultant to perform a market feasibility study and site planning to better understand the market demand and potential density for these types of uses. UCI is simultaneously working with neighboring Fairfax, the Cleveland Clinic, BioEnterprise, UH, and CWRU to acquire property and develop a master plan for the future development of this area.
As the Owner of this historic home (circa 1853-1872) located on Mayfield Road and East 115th Street, UCI has committed a portion of this property to be used by the non-profit organization, Restore Cleveland Hope, to promote and tell the story of Cleveland's role in the Underground Railroad. The remainder of the property will be tenanted with other complementary uses. After investing in a new slate roof, foundation and front porch restoration, and several interior improvements, the house currently sits vacant while additional rehabilitation efforts are being planned.
Located in the heart of the University Circle neighborhood, this 198-unit mixed-use, mixed-income 1920's apartment building, with approximately 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail, has recently undergone a $3 million renovation. UCI is currently exploring options to determine the most suitable future mix for this property.
The Uptown Development Project is constructing several new mixed-use buildings on the north and south sides of Euclid Avenue between Mayfield Road and East 115th Street. Developer MRN, Ltd in coordination with Case Western Reserve University, is in the process of building 102 residential apartment units over approximately 50,000 square feet of commercial space that will be anchored by a Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Constantino's Market at Uptown. Constantino's Market is a 16,000 square foot grocery store that will be opening in the spring of 2012. Constantino's Market was able to move forward with its project with the help of University Circle Inc., which secured a $650,000 federal grant to alleviate "food dessert" conditions in the neighborhood. The remainder of the retail space will house a mix of national chain and local eating establishments.
new in the circle
WEWS Anchor Leon Bibb celebrates University Circle and the resurgent Uptown district as part of his My Ohio series. Click to watch the video.