Jay Hotel

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Projects And Transportation => Northeast Ohio Projects & Construction => Topic started by: X on April 12, 2006, 12:04:34 AM

Title: Cleveland: Jay Avenue Lofts
Post by: X on April 12, 2006, 12:04:34 AM
Historic rehab of a current SRO building plus new construction townhouses just off of W. 25th St.  Renderings are available here (they are too large for me to post):

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/photo/041306/041306.htm

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: KJP on April 12, 2006, 12:19:50 AM
Our other Sun reporter, David Plata, has written numerous articles about this project. I don't
 
remember the last one he's written, but you should be able to find complete articles in the archives at sunnews.com

 

 

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: sooner on April 12, 2006, 08:59:28 AM
Have I been missing something?  What is the 'Lighthouse' project?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: MayDay on April 12, 2006, 09:18:11 AM
^I believe it may be part of the Front Street  Lofts proposal but I could be wrong. I'm going to add the new site plans/renderings to the "Front Street" thread.

Here's a smaller version of the Jay Hotel rehab:
(http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/cleveland/jaylofts.jpg)

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: KJP on April 12, 2006, 11:39:23 AM
Yes, the Lighthouse development is the new name for Front Street Lofts. And I beat you to posting renderings of that project. ha ha

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Vulpster03 on April 12, 2006, 12:46:38 PM
Interesting, I don't recall ever seeing this building on Jay Avenue or hearing about this project. Just want to clarify one thing, is this a historic hotel being turned into housing, or is it being turned into a hotel?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Ewoops on April 12, 2006, 12:50:05 PM
^it is being converted to housing.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Vulpster03 on April 12, 2006, 03:46:19 PM
This Jay Hotel sounded like it was a place full of interesting characters,  I would have liked to check out the scene myself. Too bad it is gone from the neighborhood.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: MayDay on April 12, 2006, 03:53:48 PM
No, I can assure you that Ohio City is a much better place without the Jay Hotel (in its former state). From what I understand from friends who live in the area, it wasn't just "interesting and edgy", it was downright dangerous and really held the area back.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Vulpster03 on April 12, 2006, 04:26:38 PM
I was joking
 

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: MayDay on April 12, 2006, 04:28:13 PM
Sorry - hard to tell on here sometimes.

For what it's worth, I actually heard some people say "aw man, that was COOL having a flophouse there!".  :|

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Vulpster03 on April 12, 2006, 04:34:50 PM
I like seedy dive type places sometimes, but if a place is involved in crime affecting the neighborhood then it should be removed.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on May 16, 2006, 02:30:17 PM
From the May 8th Board of Zoning Appeals agenda:

9:30            Ward 13
Calendar No. 06-62:    2517 Jay Avenue    Joe Cimperman
          23 Notices

Gormark Developers, Inc., owner, and Matt Solomon, agent, appeal to construct an addition and change the use from a hotel to apartments and townhomes, proposed for an existing three-story masonry building situated on a 74’ x 108’ lot located in a General Retail Business District on the southwest corner of Jay Avenue and West 26 th Street at 2517 Jay Avenue; contrary to Section 355.04 of the Area Regulations for residence buildings in all use districts, 10,918 s/f is proposed instead of one-half the lot size area or 5,993 s/f; and contrary to Section 357.04 in the Requirements for Yards and Courts, a front yard depth of 6’ is proposed where 16’ is required; and there is no rear yard where a 30’ depth is required, based upon one-half the height of the main building and as stated in Section 357.08(b)(2) of the Codified Ordinances. (Filed 4-17-06)

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on May 25, 2006, 03:35:13 PM
There's a cheesy new sign up for the project on the old hotel/post office building and they've been working inside recently.  There's a new dumpster in the adjacent lot as well.  Little by little!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on May 27, 2006, 12:59:43 PM
The Heartland sales team has been out at the Bier Markt on W. 25th for the past two weekends, working on pre-sales.  Apparently, this first phase includes only the old hotel/post office building and the empty lot next door.  The cheap warehouses next door that front Bridge and the commercial buildings that front W. 25th are in the plans down the road, but are not in the immediate future.

Here's a better image than what we've been looking at so far...this is from Jay Avenue, looking southeast towards the site:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/cbongorno/JayLofts.jpg)

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: blinker12 on May 27, 2006, 05:02:55 PM
I don't like it. The new stuff is mediocre and dwarfs the old Jay Hotel building, which actually has some grace. But thanks for posting!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on May 31, 2006, 12:24:15 PM
It's hard to tell from these renderings what will be built on top of the old structure and what will be part of the new structures.  From what I can tell, the dark stuff on top is all on top of the old hotel building and will be penthouses for the condos there.  The new, colorful stuff will be the townhomes. 

I agree, though, B12.  I don't really like it.  It's a little too "something" for that spot.  I think this could be ironed out in design review (I think it will, to a certain extent) and I think in the end that well get a dramatic improvement over what has been there for the past several years.  That being the low-rise warehouses and a boarded up post office/flop house.  I think the major error for me in many of these new townhouse buildings is the abandonment of traditional, high quality materials (brick & stone) in favor of corrugated metal and vinyl siding.  The latter two often look tacky and don't wear as well.  Some would tell me I'm wrong though...

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: X on May 31, 2006, 04:27:27 PM
I don't mind the corrugated metal if it is used right, but the vinyl siding always looks tacky.  I wish that the city would require hardy board or wood siding.  That does drive up the price some, and nobody wants to ever have to repaint anymore.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: blinker12 on June 07, 2006, 08:06:41 PM
Rode by on my bike today and noticed the front door open -- looks like they've finally started work:

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/blinker1_2000/Miscellaneous/2006_...)

You know I had to peek inside, at what appears to have been the old lobby. It was none too pretty:

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/blinker1_2000/Miscellaneous/2006_...)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/blinker1_2000/Miscellaneous/2006_...)

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: w28th on June 07, 2006, 08:16:43 PM
Over the last few days there has been quite a bit of activity.  I know it says "POST OFFICE" on the stone above the central entrance, anyone know when it was actually a functioning post office.  We could definetly use one in the OC today, I'm sick of paying 55 cents a piece for stamps at Dave's.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: blinker12 on June 07, 2006, 08:34:57 PM
Yeah, that would be nice. In the meantime, I sometimes go to the one at Lorain and W. 65th (bikeable or rapidable) or the ones downtown. I know, not quite the same.

As for when the Jay Hotel was last a post office, I don't know. It must have been a looooooooong time ago. I seem to recall the building itself dates to about 1915.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: blinker12 on June 27, 2006, 07:54:26 PM
Demolition appears to have finally begun on those awful steel sheds fronting on Bridge Avenue, behind the Jay Hotel. Exciting to see...

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on June 28, 2006, 11:53:29 AM
^Nice!  I didn't notice that when i passed by yesterday, but that was around 8 in the morning.  There were lots of workers getting ready to start the day, though. 

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on June 28, 2006, 11:54:16 AM
By the way, there used to be a bowling alley in the building, in addition to the former roles as flop house, post office and hotel.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: 3231 on June 28, 2006, 11:55:18 AM
They seemed to have done the bulk of yesterday's work after 5pm.  It shouldn't take long to knock down those tin cans. 

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: 3231 on June 28, 2006, 11:56:17 AM

By the way, there used to be a bowling alley in the building, in addition to the former roles as flop house, post office and hotel.

Sure makes for an odd combination for one-stop shopping

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on June 30, 2006, 11:35:25 AM
Yes, indeed!  Though, I don't know which uses occupied the building simultaneously...

I went by the site yesterday morning and evening and there didn't seem to be a lot of progress on the demo.  It seems odd that they started in the middle, too.  Whatever...as long as they're coming down!  Word on the streets, though, is that they didn't have proper permitting to start the demo.  I don't know if that's true, but it would seem to me that after all the delays to date, they would at least have had enough time to get their permits in order!  Maybe it's the fault of a subcontractor or something...  we shall see!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: blinker12 on July 01, 2006, 10:58:49 AM
The state of demo yesterday.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/blinker1_2000/Tyler%20Elevator/20...)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/blinker1_2000/Tyler%20Elevator/20...)

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: X on July 01, 2006, 12:24:11 PM
A few posts back, it was said that the first phase didn't include the area with the sheds.  Did the plans change, or are they going to use this lot for something in the interim?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on July 01, 2006, 02:21:02 PM
The renderings don't tell the whole story, but it looks like the townhome portion of the project may go all the way from Jay to Bridge...which would necessitate all of these coming down.  As they've already started knocking them down, I would say that's the case!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on July 18, 2006, 11:37:23 AM
all the warehouses are down, except the little one that's actually attached to the hotel building.  Maybe they're using this to store some equipment or materials while they work on the old building?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: peabody99 on July 22, 2006, 04:32:35 PM
 check this out while it lasts. It looks like the ohiocity.com site has been vandelized by someone objecting to this project. i am sure someone will catch this any second and it will be gone.  http://www.ohiocity.com/

here it is copied and pasted:
Councilman Joe Cimperman Doesn't Care About Ohio City Residents as Shown by His Actions

 

The vast majority of Ohio City residents are not in favor of allowing the requested variances to be granted for the proposed structure below to be built on Ohio City's most historic street!

Jay Avenue is one of the most historic streets in all of ohio city. It is filled with lovely victorian homes and lots of character and charm that people want to see when they visit Ohio City. Lolly the Trolley even comes down the street several times a day to talk it up.

I'm Dave Stack and as a long time resident of Ohio City speaking on behalf of the majority of Ohio City residents who have an opinion on this matter, we do not want to see such a massive structure built on such a small lot on the corner of Jay and W30th. Having such a large structure there will not only be an eye sore, it will take away charm from our historic street and lower our property values.

We are not at all opposed to having a structure built in the space, but we would like to see one built where a 17 foot variance (among many others) are not being asked for. We see this as being a totally reasonable request and the current requested variances being asked for as extremely unreasonable which would have a very negative impact on the neighborhood if granted.

Joe Cimperman knows this is how the vast majority of Ohio City feels, but yet he continues to throw his full support behind this project even though those who elected him do not want this building to be built in its current size.

Why does Joe Cimperman fully support this project when most of Ohio City doesn't support it????????

Many people feel that Joe Cimperman and the owner of the property (Jim Evangelista) are friends and Joe Cimperman is putting his friendship and his friends financial interest ahead of the thoughts and feelings of Ohio City residents. This is not right! If this is true, Shame on Joe Cimperman for totally ignoring the wishes of what the neighborhood wants in order to help his friend make a quick dollar.
Do not allow the requested variances to be approved. Come to the one and only meeting to stop this:

Board of Zoning Appeals
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 516
Monday July 24th at 9:30 to voice your opposition to this!

Or send an email objection to me at dave [at] musicstack [dot] com and I will print it out and hand deliver it for you.

We need your support!

Why This Project Is a Bad Idea:
• Proposed house is MASSIVE for the lot size. Not reasonable at all. Lot not even big enough for a single family, let alone a double!
• Will remove much needed parking spots from W 30th where curb cuts must be added.
• 4 car garage with huge garage doors are not attractive to look at from W30th.
• Asking for a 17 foot rear yard variance is outrageous! Will eliminate most all green space.
• Asking for another 7 foot side yard variance removed even more possible green space.
• Asking for a 4' 1" variance to build closer to the next door house is a FIRE HAZZARD!
• The owner (Jim Evangelista) doesn't have Ohio City's interest in mind - only finanical gain.
• Cimperman giving full support against the will of neighborhood is bad for future trust in our councilman.
• Having such a large eye soar will lower surrouding neighbors property values.
• The design of the house doesn't fit in well with surrounding homes on Jay Avenue.

 
 

 

 

 

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS JULY 24, 2006
9:30 Ward 13 - Calendar No. 06-123 - 2925 Jay Avenue
Joe Cimperman - 12 Notices

Jay & 30th Project LLC, owner, and Douglas Wahl, agent, appeal to erect a 34' x 20' two-story frame dwelling, proposed to be erected on a 40' x 51.66' parcel located in a Two-Family District on the southeast corner of Jay Avenue and West 30th Street at 2925 Jay Avenue; subject to the limitations of Section 349.05(a), there may be no parking space located within 10' of a residential building or structure if the wall facing the space contains a ground floor opening designed to provide light or ventilation; and contrary to Section 355.04(b), a minimum lot area of 2,246 s/f is provided and 4,800 s/f is required and a maximum gross floor area of 2,040 s/f is proposed, exceeding one-half of the lot size; and contrary to Section 357.08(2)(b)(1), there is a 3' rear yard depth where 20' is required; with a distance of 5'-11" provided contrary to 10' from a main building, and the proposed aggregate width of the total side yards equals 3' and the aggregate width of side yards on the same premises may not be less than 10' as stated in Section 357.09(2)B of the Codified Ordinances. (Filed 6-19-06)

9:30 Ward 13 - Calendar No. 06-124 - 1817 West 30th Street
Joe Cimperman - 12 Notices

Jay & 30th Project LLC, owner, and Douglas Wahl, agent, appeal go erect a 34' x 20' two-story frame dwelling, proposed to be erected on a 40' x 56.15' parcel located in a Two-Family District on the south side of West 30th Street near Waco Court at 1817 West 30th Street; subject to the limitations of Section 349.05(a), there may be no parking space located within 10' of a residential building or structure, if the wall facing the space contains a ground floor opening designed to provide light or ventilation; and contrary to Section 355.04(b), a minimum lot area of 2,246 s/f is provided and 4,800 s/f is required and a maximum gross floor area of 2,040 s/f is proposed, exceeding one-half of the lot size; and contrary to Section 357.08(2)(b)(1), there is a 3' rear yard depth where 20' is required; with a distance of 5'-11" provided contrary to 10' from a main building, and the proposed aggregate width of the total side yards equals 3' and the aggregate width of side yards on the same premises may not be less than 10' as stated in Section 357.09(2)B of the Codified Ordinances. (Filed 6-19-06)
 

 

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: urbanlife on July 22, 2006, 04:43:09 PM
^ but this isn't the jay hotel project, just a random 2 house development with these requested variances.  and what was on this website before?  it seems like he may just own the name with ".com" and post what he feels like?  i don't know...

the guy doing the posting is also behind the pluggedincleveland.com website. 

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: peabody99 on July 22, 2006, 04:46:53 PM
ohiocity.com is ohio city's official website and other than the logo, this is different. the real web site is non biased and has info about local businesses and things to do etc. this guy jacked the site!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on July 22, 2006, 04:57:27 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that this should go in http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?topic=9289.30, since this has nothing to do with the Jay Hotel!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: peabody99 on July 22, 2006, 05:01:37 PM
^ so right, but how to move it..heck by the time someone does I am sure the site will be back to normal

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: urbanlife on July 22, 2006, 05:25:08 PM
well, it is registered to David Stack, the same guy making these statements.  I think he may just be a supporter of Ohio City.  I don't know how "official" his site is, as the ocnw.org appears more focused in this area.

It also appears that he lives across the street from the development and doesn't want to look at it.

ohiocity.com
Registrant:
   David Stack
   2920 Jay Ave Cleveland n/a OH 44113
   , 
   United States

   Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
   Domain Name: OHIOCITY.COM
      Created on: 10-Dec-99
      Expires on: 10-Dec-06
      Last Updated on: 15-Oct-05

   Administrative Contact:
      Stack, David  dstack [at] musicstack [dot] com
      2920 Jay Ave Cleveland ohio
      ,  44113
      United States
      216-575-1480      Fax --

   Technical Contact:
      Stack, David  dstack [at] musicstack [dot] com
      2920 Jay Ave Cleveland ohio Record updated on 23-Nov-2003 Record expires on
10-Dec-2004 Re
      cord created on 10-Dec-1999
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Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: peabody99 on July 22, 2006, 05:29:55 PM
this is really  weird, b/c  the ohio city near west develop corp has a link to it, and I have used it often for info over the last few years. so.... I guess he has had it all along, but until now used it for info with more broad appeal. thanks for the info. I always thought the site was sponsored by the ocnw.org
edit: my apologies to stack for accusing him of stealing /vandelizing a web site. (but I liked ohiocity.com!)

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on July 22, 2006, 07:20:04 PM
don't worry, it'll be back to normal in no time.  mr. stack is just doing his darnedest to bring this issue, which is very important to him and many other neighbors, to light before it is too late!  Now, back to the Jay Ave. lofts!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: blinker12 on July 25, 2006, 10:58:47 AM
Someone told me that Heartland has opened a sales office for this project... inside the Bier Markt on 25th! Anyone been to it yet?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on July 25, 2006, 11:44:19 AM
last time I was there they had a display set up, but no "office."  It could have changed!  I'm pretty sure that one of the Priemers, (Gordon Priemer heads Heartland) had a lot to do with Bier Markt.  Correct me if I'm wrong!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on August 05, 2006, 12:55:32 PM
This was the scene over a week ago.  I thought the pile was getting smaller, but they've since added some mattresses and other assorted scrap to the mound!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/cbongorno/Ohio%20City/IMG_7831.jpg)

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on August 14, 2006, 01:46:34 PM
Ok, the mound is officially shrinking!  Intensive work continues on the interior of the old hotel building and the remainder of the site is slowly being cleared... I'd still love to see a site plan for this thing!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: urbanlife on August 14, 2006, 03:52:21 PM
is there a website for this project?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: Map Boy on October 27, 2006, 07:25:06 PM
It's so strange to me that Heartland still does not have any mention of this project on their website.  That, and it's been nearly three months since those piles of trash started to accumulate on the site and they're still not all gone yet!  I'm writing a letter...

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: musky on May 04, 2007, 09:03:02 AM
I drove by here the other night and it looks pretty much the same as it did a few months ago. What's the word on progress?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: clvlndr on May 04, 2007, 12:52:16 PM
I dropped in Bier Markt and talked to the official at the table a few days ago.  She said Jay is still very much "on" but that presales are lagging; that right now, Heartland is focusing on their other props, like Avalon Station in Shaker, one in Warrensville Hts and a couple on the West Side...  She said they expected the spring/summer season will pick up and construction will commence.  It's interesting that Fries & Schuele, which is similar and just a few doors down, is always lock-tight with buyers; there's ever hardly a vacancy, despite the fact that, though nice, it's way overpriced imho, esp for the Cleveland market -- they're charging Chicago/Philly money for this building; not to put us down, but as nice as we are, we're not quite there, yet.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: MyTwoSense on May 04, 2007, 12:56:58 PM

I dropped in Bier Markt and talked to the official at the table a few days ago.  She said Jay is still very much "on" but that presales are lagging; that right now, Heartland is focusing on their other props, like Avalon Station in Shaker, one in Warrensville Hts and a couple on the West Side...  She said they expected the spring/summer season will pick up and construction will commence.  It's interesting that Fries & Schuele, which is similar and just a few doors down, is always lock-tight with buyers; there's ever hardly a vacancy, despite the fact that, though nice, it's way overpriced imho, esp for the Cleveland market -- they're charging Chicago/Philly money for this building; not to put us down, but as nice as we are, we're not quite there, yet.

I disagree, i think the Ohio City Market is there.  Not all of Cleveland, but certain areas.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: 3231 on May 04, 2007, 01:13:31 PM
Well if they are waiting for presales, they might have to wait awhile. Many other developers in the OC are building without presales. Buyers are going for something that they can see and touch.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: clvlndr on May 04, 2007, 01:53:44 PM
I'm no RE guru (wish I was, b/c I could clean up here), but it appears that simply some projects are more/better funded than others so developers are more apt to build/finish more on spec than hard presales which all of them must have some presale ratio before a spade goes into the ground... RE is funny, reflecting the people who buy & locate there.  Speculators since the dawn of time have tried to figure exactly what turns people on or off about property... Fries & Schuele soars while Jay struggles... Stonebridge (w/ it's weird sort of out-of-the-way location) can't put up buildings fast enough to meet demand, while Pinnacle, right in the heart of one of Cleveland's hotest/hippest hoods, is -- by simply eyeballing it at night --is largely vacant.  Go figure   :wtf:; although I have heard gripes that Pinnacle is considered by some overpriced for this market and may come down a tad (then again, Larchmere Lofts, around the corner from me, is selling 12-1400 sq ft, 2-bed units for over $320K and like F&S and Stonebridge, stay over 95% full -- again, go figure) ...  Developers like Heartland, no doubt, subsidize their struggling (presales) props w/ their more successful ones... I know for a fact, Avalon Station was, as of Christmas, had low presales -- about 17 units sold of around 50, yet it is almost finished.  And it appears their moving on Phase II across the street.

I suspect once Avalon and a few others get on their feet, Heartland will turn attention (including stepped up marketing) to Jay... but as to when, exactly, who knows.  Of course their reps are going to project as sunny outlook as possible...

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: MyTwoSense on May 04, 2007, 02:18:57 PM

I'm no RE guru (wish I was, b/c I could clean up here), but it appears that simply some projects are more/better funded than others so developers are more apt to build/finish more on spec than hard presales which all of them must have some presale ratio before a spade goes into the ground... RE is funny, reflecting the people who buy locate there.  F&S soars while Jay struggles... Stonebridge (w/ it's weird sort of out-of-the-way location) can't put up buildings fast enough to meet demand, while Pinnacle, right in the heart of one of Cleveland's hotest/hippest hoods, is -- by simply eyeballing it at night --is largely vacant.  Go figure   :wtf:; although I have heard gripes that Pinnacle is considered by some overpriced for this market and may come down a tad (then again, Larchmere Lofts, around the corner from me, is selling 12-1400 sq ft, 2-bed units for over $320K and like F&S and Stonebridge, stay over 95% full -- again, go figure) ...  Developers like Heartland, no doubt, subsidize their struggling (presales) props w/ their more successful ones... I know for a fact, Avalon Station was, as of Christmas, had low presales -- about 17 units sold of around 50, yet it is almost finished.  And it appears their moving on Phase II across the street.

I suspect once Avalon and a few others get on their feet, Heartland will turn attention (including stepped up marketing) to Jay... but as to when, exactly, who knows.  Of course their reps are going to project as sunny outlook as possible...

I think your eyes deceive you.  According to my uncle & aunt who have been looking at units there (these 65 year olds want to downsize and party - go figure), out of the 65 (I think she said 65 it could have been 75) regular apartment only 8 are available.  They don't want to buy there now, because they waited thinking a) the price would go down b) they could get a lower unite with a terrace for cheaper but those units don't have good views.  They ended up looking at the penthouses and my uncle agrees with you that those units are nice, but overpriced. 

Shaker Square has such a variety of apartment and incomes, all the new stuff sold out VERY QUICKLY.  I think its time for some of these rental buildings with their big suites to go condo.  Area's like ours, Edgewater, Ohio City, Little Italy,  Flats WestBank will sell.  Areas like, HWD, Detroit Shoreway, Hough/Forest Hills, Flats EastBank & university circle will benefit from the fast sells in those neighborhoods as people will think they are priced out.

I too think that Heartland has their hands full and don't have the man power to fully support the project.

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: jmjr on May 04, 2007, 09:41:29 PM
HWD?

I have never really looked at SQ because both of us have to drive to work -- publick transporation is not an option.  Is it hard to get in and out?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: MyTwoSense on May 04, 2007, 09:44:20 PM

HWD?

I have never really looked at SQ because both of us have to drive to work -- publick transporation is not an option.  Is it hard to get in and out?

HWD=Historic Warehouse District.  What is SQ?

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: jmjr on May 08, 2007, 09:24:57 AM
I meant Shaker Square --just forgot my alphabet.  Just like I forgot the "historic" before "warehouse district".  I will learn some day!

Title: Re: Ohio City- Jay Hotel renderings
Post by: peabody99 on May 08, 2007, 09:50:20 PM
^ Oddly I totally get "SQ"...didnt even think if was off!

Title: Re: Cleveland: Jay Avenue Lofts
Post by: ZachariahDaMan on December 08, 2009, 12:05:25 PM
Sorry to dig up an old thread but I was walking by the building yesterday and was wondering what is the status of this?

Some pictures for those who haven't seen lately...
(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww215/detroitzack/Cleveland-%20Ohio%2...)
(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww215/detroitzack/Cleveland-%20Ohio%2...)
(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww215/detroitzack/Cleveland-%20Ohio%2...)

Title: Re: Cleveland: Jay Avenue Lofts
Post by: Clueless,Ohio on December 08, 2009, 03:16:22 PM
I think their leasing office on W. 25th St was open for maybe a couple months and then the real estate meltdown happened.
This project is indefinitely(?) in some kind of holding pattern.

Title: Re: Cleveland: Jay Avenue Lofts
Post by: McCleveland on December 08, 2009, 03:23:36 PM
^That developer most unfortunately is having some real troubles right now... I know a different developer not so long ago looked into potentially buying this project but it didn't happen.

Title: Re: Cleveland: Jay Avenue Lofts
Post by: Clueless,Ohio on December 14, 2010, 10:03:58 AM
Walking around 2 Saturdays ago at the Ohio City Christmas Walk I see that the building once (still?) referred to as Jay Avenue Lofts has seemingly been back under renovation for a little while now.
I couldn't find anything on line.
Moderators - this should probably go back to Northeast Ohio Projects, evidently no longer abandoned? Don't know if name is still Jay Lofts though.

(Bad picture)

(http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/pwmcleveland/DSCF4049.jpg)

(http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/pwmcleveland/DSCF4050.jpg)
 

Title: Re: Cleveland: Jay Avenue Lofts
Post by: MayDay on December 16, 2010, 08:17:40 PM
Thanks for the update - hope you can keep us posted, I've been curious to see if/when this would be redeveloped.
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