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Rest in Peace,
Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:53.
Of course! Forest City sold Terminal Tower to K&D to convert the building to high-end apartments a la Manhattan rental rates. Forest City is calling the shots on transit on the Square - and trying to model the services on Public Square to the kind one might find in New York City- buses, be damned.
Mitch Paul has called this out for some time. But, the other component to the Forest City "masterplan" - what to do with the homeless and vagrants and other "undesirables" that once populated Public Square??? Frank Jackson has already made them disappear by moving the center of homeless activity to Superior and East 18-30th area - but "zuts alor" that conflicts with Bobbi Reichtell's Campus District and the useless 33M bridge to the lakefront!
The Campus District of Cleveland is a melting pot of students, artists, professionals, businesses, social service agencies and people experiencing homelessness. It is also home to one of the first arts districts in Cleveland. CDI utilizes community network building strategies to build bridges between these diverse populations and tackle issues head on with open community engagement planning sessions...
CDI works regularly with the Third District Cleveland Police, Cleveland Downtown Services Unit and Cleveland State University Police on safety issues.
In response to concerns from businesses and residents, CDI engaged social service and shelter organizations in creating a Public Bathroom Committee. Neighborhood social service agencies and homeless shelters - Bishop Cosgrove Center, Care Alliance, Frontline Services, and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) – have been working together for on developing a plan for a public bathroom to alleviate unsanitary conditions.CDI has worked with partners to map "splash zones" and the committee is the the process of verifying funds to test and gather data with temporary port-a-potties prior to permanent investments.
Zack Reed accused Jackson of collusion with downtown property owners and Forest City execs who view with contempt, he suggested, the "low-lifes" and "thugs" who ride the buses. (Reed, to dramatize his remarks, read comments from Cleveland.com.)
The new solution MOVE them to Old Brooklyn (Big Creek Valley - location, location, location!) And, of course, Rokakis, Brancatelli and Cummins can do that easily with their magic shell game known as the Cleveland Housing Network. Stay tuned.