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Old October 30th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #1021
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^Triangle Building was recently purchased and is to be converted into lofts. I met the new owner last spring and he told me about the project. That is one of the coolest warehouses the world over, and it will be a jewel again.

I'm not sure about the Steam Plant progress. Bonjour probably knows more about that.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #1022
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what all does the triangle building entail? there is that other warehouse that is connected to the bartley lofts between the triangle building. Will that also be renovated? It won't look great if there is an abandoned building between the two.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #1023
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^You're talking about Commerce Paper. I don't think that building is abandoned. There are actually still a good number of active warehouses in the Warehouse District. I think Commerce Paper is one of them:

http://www.commercepaper.com/index.html

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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #1024
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Here are some ideas for a better downtown:
I was thinking a better welcoming section into downtown from the AW trail. Better than a billboard. Possibly a wall and on it "Welcome to Downtown Toledo" an a fountain in front. I was thinking close to the shoreline by the downtown side of the river we could have lights in the water shineing up on the sky line. How cool would that look haveing lights shine out of the water or maybe a fountain in front of downtown with lights at night shineing on it?? New streetscape lights. Maumee in their downtown have their own type of lights that set downtown Maumee apart from the city. If anyway needs to be fixed it would be the AW trail comming into downtown. I think they should fix this because this is considered the red carpet leading into downtown. Who wants a rough ride on the way there. Does anyone know what is going on with the triangle building upon entrance into downtown from the trail or the steam plant--why is this taking so long?

In terms of AW trail leading into downtown, here is the link to this active, long-term project where they focus on gateways: http://acgt.org/artnet/index.html

Triangle Building has been sold to a Lansing developer that specializes in rehabbing and renovating into lofts. They bought the building this past late summer and plans to have market-rate apartments. They have been cleaning and clearing out the inside of the building for the past couple of months, I think they are in the process of architectural drafting and working with the city planning and inspections for approval to begin the project.

The Steam Plant is to begin this coming spring, in the last couple of years the developers had to work around the State Historic Preservation board to get all approvals in all work scopes of this project because the building is declared historic. They had a numerous of set-back due to red-tapes and bureaucrats, so the project is still on line to begin after this winter.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #1025
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what all does the triangle building entail? there is that other warehouse that is connected to the bartley lofts between the triangle building. Will that also be renovated? It won't look great if there is an abandoned building between the two.
Pilliod is correct, many of the warehouses are still used and active and you will find very minimal vacant warehouses. The two empty warehouses (within the Warehouse District) that I can think of is one in between Chariot Foods and Swan Creek distribution and the other is at the corner of Erie and Market. IMO, they are great finds with good location and has an architectural edge which makes it great to redevelop.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #1026
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Old October 30th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #1028
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Bonjour, when is this "gateway" going to start. On the website it say 2007 but 2007 is ending quickly and i havent heard or seen anything around this topic. Do you remember when the designs were up for voting. Do you remember why we picked the one that we did? Also, the triangle building just looks like its sitting there. I think that that building is key to downtown because thats the first thing you see when you enter. Is there any specific timeline for this project the start or end date?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:44 AM   #1029
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Green Is Neat

Since we are already jumping on the "Green" bandwagon with the Ethanol plant, Green Stadium and other projects...

Why not "Re-Light" Toledo with LED lights (Ann Arbor recently announced this as well) and save us a few hundred thousand dollars in electric bills and energy costs!? That is one way to help "trim" our city's budget.

Also... I never really understood this, but why dont we have a renewable energy plant that focuses on using the WATER?!!? We have s&it tons of it and it sure could power a LOT of this area in a clean and be "green" for us as well.

Would be cool to like in one of the Top 10 "Greenest Cities"

P.s. Construction has begun @ the old DeVeaux village on the CedarCreek Church building. I am hoping someone finally buys/renovates the foodtown store into something that makes sense for this nice quiet neighborhood.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:03 PM   #1030
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Bonjour, when is this "gateway" going to start. On the website it say 2007 but 2007 is ending quickly and i havent heard or seen anything around this topic. Do you remember when the designs were up for voting. Do you remember why we picked the one that we did? Also, the triangle building just looks like its sitting there. I think that that building is key to downtown because thats the first thing you see when you enter. Is there any specific timeline for this project the start or end date?
It's a matter of fund-raising and grants availability to be able to carry out the entire project of the gateway initiatives. Arts Commission and Bowling Green State University is taking the lead in this project and somehow it will be interwined with the 2009-2010 ODOT project to widened and reconstruct the Anthony Wayne Trail & I-75 interchange.

The Triangle building has just begun in terms of purchasing and getting architectures, construction teams, required permits, planning process, etc, etc in line....a lot things take time especially with the size of the building which is seven floors high. We must be patient when it comes to redeveloping old warehouses and buildings because it is a lot of work and on the flip side of the developmenet it is much easier to build something new and get it up within months.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:09 PM   #1031
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:12 PM   #1032
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Since we are already jumping on the "Green" bandwagon with the Ethanol plant, Green Stadium and other projects...

Why not "Re-Light" Toledo with LED lights (Ann Arbor recently announced this as well) and save us a few hundred thousand dollars in electric bills and energy costs!? That is one way to help "trim" our city's budget.

Also... I never really understood this, but why dont we have a renewable energy plant that focuses on using the WATER?!!? We have s&it tons of it and it sure could power a LOT of this area in a clean and be "green" for us as well.

Would be cool to like in one of the Top 10 "Greenest Cities"

P.s. Construction has begun @ the old DeVeaux village on the CedarCreek Church building. I am hoping someone finally buys/renovates the foodtown store into something that makes sense for this nice quiet neighborhood.
The streetlights are maintained by Toledo Edison (First Energy), so perhaps the city of Toledo and First Energy needs to come up with something in terms of what A2 is doing.

I agree with your position on using water for energy and other green potential projects.

I would love to see the vacant Food Town Plus store be taken over by another grocery store (perhaps Churchill's need a bigger space compared to their Central Avenue location). Nice to hear things are progressing over at DeVeaux. Keep us posted.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 08:47 PM   #1033
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HCR Manor Care Development Update

Manor Care to remain in Toledo, governor told
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COLUMBUS - Gov. Ted Strickland yesterday said he received assurances in a Washington meeting with the co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group that the private equity firm will keep its corporate headquarters in Toledo when it takes over Manor Care Inc.

"They assured that they are absolutely committed to the highest quality of care and services to the people served by Manor Care," he said.

Carlyle expected to complete its $6.3 billion takeover of Manor Care within 30 days. The Toledo firm leases its headquarters at 333 N. Summit St. from the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 08:52 PM   #1036
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Downtown Arena Development Update

Small amount of lead found at new arena site
By JOE VARDON BLADE STAFF WRITER



If you happen to see workers in downtown Toledo wearing anti-contamination suits next week, the Lucas County commissioners don’t want you to be alarmed.

County officials said yesterday a small amount of lead was found in the soil at the construction site for the new multipurpose arena, and workers from TTL Associates Inc. could be on site as early as Monday to remove it.

Joe Zunk, superintendent of Lathrop Co., the Maumee firm designated as the arena’s project manager, said a tiny sample of contaminated soil was taken near Jefferson Avenue and Superior Street.

Mr. Zunk said of the 50,000 yards of soil, brick, and other materials to be excavated from the site, initial tests indicate about 1 percent of it is contaminated.

He said more tests are needed to determine how much of the land contains dangerous levels of lead, but he’s confident the amount is small.

“Is it 500 yards? Is it 100 yards? Or is it 1,000 yards? We don’t really know yet,” Mr. Zunk said. “But we’re confident that it’s minimal. We’re just being cautious right now for the people who work [at the site] and those who work around it.”

County Administrator Mike Beazley said the commissioners and the arena’s design team anticipated some contaminated soil would be found.

Mr. Beazley said the lead discovery will not affect the budget or the building’s construction timeline.

“When you do a construction project, the possibility is there to run into something like this,” Mr. Beazley said.

The site for the arena, which is bound by Madison and Jefferson avenues and Huron Street and spills onto a former portion of Superior, was the location of seven old buildings that recently were demolished.

They were Club Bijou, Golden Lily restaurant, and a vacant building on Superior, the Libbey Glass showroom and two other vacant structures on Huron, and Subway on Jefferson.

Mr. Zunk said there was no way to know how the soil became contaminated.
He said the potential for contamination was first discovered last spring, and lead was confirmed through tests conducted by TTL Associates last week.

David Mann, a spokesman for the county, said the TTL employees who remove the contaminated soil likely will wear remediation suits, even though lead is not an airborne contaminant.

The arena is expected to cost between $80 million and $105 million and is slated to open in the fall of 2009.

Workers are in the process of digging a hole 12 feet deep and backfilling it with material to build the arena’s foundation.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #1037
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Alex Rodriguez offered a deal as a Mud Hen

This is unrelated to development news but it is humorous, and the Mud Hens were mentioned in the National News:


TOLEDO, Ohio -- Alex Rodriguez a Mud Hen?

Spurred by an offhand remark from George Steinbrenner's son, the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens want in on the A-Rod sweepstakes.

The Mud Hens playfully offered the prize free agent a deal Thursday -- a contract proposal that includes a bonus for hitting 75 home runs next year and leading them to 10 straight International League titles.

Rodriguez recently opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees. That prompted Hank Steinbrenner, son of the Yankees owner, to tell the New York Times: "Does he want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee, or a Toledo Mud Hen?"

The Mud Hens conjured up an offer to find out, said Jason Griffin, a spokesman for the Detroit Tigers' top farm team.

Toledo created a Hall of Fame plaque of Rodriguez wearing a Mud Hens hat and sent a letter to his agent, Scott Boras.

The deal stipulates that Rodriguez will have to compete for a spot with Toledo third basemen Mike Hessman, the league's most valuable player last season.

"Would your client be willing to play a different position?" the letter asked.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3090231
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #1038
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How many people on here are going to vote for the Cosi Levy tomorrow at the polls?
If not, why?
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Old November 6th, 2007, 12:51 AM   #1039
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I wonder how many more seats they would have to add at fifth third if we actually got A-Rod.... And while we're on the hens..... Will the fifth third signs at the field change to the new green and blue? I hope not i think the red and black match the stadium and mudhens colors well.... Im voting for COSI
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Old November 6th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #1040
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Ohio Cities Buying Foreclosed Homes for 1$

November 5, 2007 - TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) - Under a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program, cities in Ohio may buy unsold foreclosed homes for $1 each.

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Through the program, any foreclosed home that HUD has unsuccessfully listed for sale for longer than six months is available for city purchase.
The city of Tallmadge, in suburban Akron, is hoping to buyat least one house as part of their efforts against the rising tide of abandoned homes in the city.

HUD advertises the Dollar Homes program as a way for communities to repair empty houses and resell them to help revitalize neighborhoods, but Tallmadge has a different plan.

City officials say they likely will tear down the house, sell the land and put the sale proceeds into the city's historic preservation programs
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