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CNDC Board: January 24th at 8:30am
Committee: January 25th at noon. Location TBA
Development: February 2nd at 9am
Organizers: February 2nd at 11:30am
take place at CNDC, 3751 Prospect Avenue
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Industry Items of Interest
Talk Trash with the Cuyahoga County
Solid Waste District The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is now accepting
applications for its 2012 Recycling Container Grant. Non-profit
organizations and schools in Cuyahoga County may apply for a grant up to
$2,000 to purchase recycling and composting containers to begin or expand
recycling programs in their facilities. The application deadline is
February 15, 2012 and awards will be announced on March 15, 2012.
For more information, including the application, eligibility and
evaluation criteria visit www.cuyahogaswd.org
or call Diane Bickett at 216-443-3714 or email@example.com.
Giant Eagle Stores have rolled out a recycling program for small
electronics. All of its Northeast Ohio stores will have a locked
drop off bin for recycling cell phones, digital cameras, mp3 players,
ipods, empty ink cartridges and GPS systems. The items are recycled
stateside and are either refurbished for reuse or demanufactured and
recycled. 100% of the profits from this program are donated to local
food banks in the Greater Cleveland area. Check with your
neighborhood store for more information.
As the holiday season winds down, don't forget to recycle your Christmas
Do You Have an Idea For Your Community
But Not the Funds to Do It? Neighborhood Connections can help.
Neighborhood Connections is a small grants program designed to
assist Cleveland neighborhood groups to strengthen the social network in
their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000 and recipients
must secure a dollar-for-dollar match equal to the amount requested.
The match can be in the form of cash, volunteer labor, or donated
goods or services. For more information about Neighborhood
Connections or to download a grant applicaton, please visit www.neighborhoodgrants.org
or call 216-861-3810. The next grant deadline is
February 15, 2012.
NAIOP Announces Awards of Excellence The
deadline is fast approaching for the NAIOP (National Association of
Industrial and Office Properties) Awards of Excellence. The
intent to enter form is available online and is due January 16, 2012.
This annual program recognizes the best projects, real estate
transactions, and individual performance during the previous year in the
commercial real estate industry in Northern Ohio. Once the Intent
to Enter is received, official submission packets will be emailed.
For more information and to download the registration form, visit www.naiop.org or
contact Amy Whitacre at 216-802-3528 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year of the Dragon: Call to
Artists January 2012 begins the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese
calendar, and to celebrate the St. Clair Superior community will be
filled with a collection of public art pieces in honor of the Year of the
Dragon. Local artists will apply their talent and creativity to the
fiberglass Dragon sculptures to create an assortment of unique pieces of
public art. The Dragon will be placed outside
local business establishments in Cleveland, and will be auctioned in the
Fall of 2012. To make each Dragon a unique work of art, each artist
is challenged and inspired by cultural influences, their personal
history, and their own interpretation of the Dragon as an object of art.
Artists will be paid an honorarium of $400 upon completion. In
addition, each artist will receive 2 tickets to the Year of the Dragon
Gala Auction Event (a value of $250). To download the application
form and design template visit www.stclairsuperior.org.
Should you have any questions, contact Becca Britton at
216-881-0644 or email@example.com. All
items must be postmarked by January 13, 2012.
Campus District Assembles Plan to
Transform East 22nd Street It only takes 10
minutes to walk from St. Vincent Hospital at East 22nd Street and
Community College Avenue to Cleveland State University on Euclid Avenue.
Yet few people do it, in part because it is not a
pedestrian-friendly experience. That is all about to change with a
$4.2 million plan that will redevelop East 22nd Street by creating a
bicycle and pedestrian-friendly boulevard and green space that could spur
over $100 million in new development. "We really see East 22nd
Street as a spine for the Campus District neighborhood," says
Rockette Richardson, Executive Director of the Campus District. The
plan re-envisions the street as a multi-modal boulevard with bike lanes,
landscaped median and new retail, housing and green space development.
Fresh opportunities may exist on land that will become available
when ODOT completes the Innerbelt Bridge project. The plan already
has $780,000 of committed funding since ODOT is using the street as an
alternate highway route and therefore must resurface it in 2013.
This will strengthen the anchor institutions, Cleveland State
University, St. Vincent and Cuyahoga Community College which have
recently invested millions of dollars in improvements. Richardson
added, "these institutions are deeply rooted here, and they're
investing in their campuses and adjoining neighborhoods so they all
prosper." For more information on the Campus District, click here.
CNDC Welcomes New Supporting Member The
Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition is pleased to announce
that the NRP Group has joined the agency as a supporting member.
For the past 16 years, the NRP Group has successfully developed,
built, owned, managed and partnered in numerous projects in multi-family,
senior housing, single-family infill, and commercial and retail sites.
Their focus is to make every building they develop, construct
and/or manage a true reflection of the special needs and desires of their
customers and residents, with a commitment to excellence from concept to
completion. In 2009, the NRP Group was selected as the Multi-Family
Development Firm of the Year and in 2011 was a finalist in the same
category. The NRP Group is located at 5309 Transportation Boulevard
close to Interstate 480. For more information about NRP visit www.nrpgroup.com or
call 216-475-8900. The Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition
welcomes the NRP Group to the CNDC family.
Crucial Leg of Towpath Trail Soon to be
Completed Thanks to a recent $500,000 grant from the State of
Ohio, the last five-mile leg of the Towpath Trail is inching closer to
its final destination - Settlers Landing in the Flats. The grant
from the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, along with $3 million that
was received last year from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, will
allow trail hackers to break ground this year on an important .6 mile
stretch along Scranton Road. The funds will be used to build a
10-foot-wide paved trail along Scranton from Carter Road south to
University Road in the Flats. The trail will eventually be
connected with the section of the Towpath that runs through the Steelyard
Commons shopping center. A portion of the funding will also be used
to restore fish habitat along the edge of the Cuyahoga River.
Towpath planners predict the last trail sections, which must wind
their way through formerly industrial land in the Flats, will proceed in
three stages. The portion from Steelyard to Literary Avenue in
Tremont could start in 2015.
University Circle Named One of America's
Prettiest Neighborhoods Forbes Magazine has named this
east side gem one of America's prettiest neighborhoods. Kendra
Williams, travel editor of Midwest Living has noted "It is beautiful
any time of year, but I was there last Ocober, and the fall color was
astounding." She also noted that University Circle offers a
wide and exciting array of ways to pass the time, be it the fabulous food
offerings, world-class culture from the many institutions and
museums or the event that starts the summer off, Parade the Circle.
University Circle is in great company; Sedona, Arizona and Coronado
Island, off the San Diego Coast were also among the winners.