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Old February 25th, 2006, 07:40 PM   #141
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Fifth Third Field Pictures

The beauty of this ball park which opened up in 2002 is the integration of older buildings and the ball park. Multiple of old buildings were rehabbed into lofts, offices, and restaurants with the distinct view inside the ball stadium. Here are some interesting snapshots:

Snapshot from Perry Street--street level view to the backside of the field:


Snapshots of the older buildings completely rehabbed as part of the stadium infrastructure:

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Old February 25th, 2006, 07:50 PM   #142
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Various of Warehouse District Pictures

I guess I went on a binge with my camera this morning. I took some various of snapshots of the Warehouse District which I live there now:

Grumpy's Restaurant and law offices are housed in a rehabbed buildings several years ago--this about two blocks from the Erie Street Market:


Emporium a new club/restaurant/hang-out and more law offices located in these older rehabbed building--notice the main gate of the Fifth Third Field is down a block from here:


You can see a small building in the front which is a popular cigar bar called Bronze Boar and notice the two buildings in the background. One of them is the Triangle Building and the other to the right of the picture is the Berdan Building. I've mentioned in earlier seperate posts that they are going to be converted into residential/commercial spaces:


Another warehouse-wholesale buildings (Bassett Nut Co.) was rehabbed to another law offices in the district:
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Old February 25th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #143
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Various of Downtown Pictures

I took a couple of more pictures in the downtown area of the older buildings with great architectures:

Looking upwards at the side Commodore Perry Hotel--which is now condos and apartments:


Looking down the Madison Street which a very dense area of older buildings clustered--they have various of restaurants, retails, banks, firms, and offices (Gardner Building: front, Spitzer Building: middle, and 5/3 Bank Building: at the end):
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Old February 28th, 2006, 03:11 PM   #145
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GM chose Toledo!

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Arena Latest Update

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Affordable Housing

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Old West End

Old West End neighborhood sits two miles west of downtown and north side of the world famous Art Museum:

Collingwood Arts Center: Living quarters for the local artisits


Holy Rosary Cathedral Church: Sits in the heart of Old West End


Toledo Museum of Art with the construction photo of the Glass Pavilion (all glass structure--no beams or nails) which will make its debut this July '06:





High-density condos and apartments surrounding the Art Museum:








"Mini" Downtown of Old West End neighborhood:


Arbor Place Condominiums:



St. Martin de Porres:

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Erie Street Market Renovation Project No. 1

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Erie Street Market Renovation Project No. 2

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Is there not another farmers market in that warehouse district? I thought there where two, and this market that was shutting down is a newer one?
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Heres an interesting site on the Brimingham neighborhood of East Toledo

The Birmingham Project

The Birmingham Project was developed as an offshoot of Tom Garey's Master's Thesis from the Geography and Planning Department at the University of Toledo. Tom, a native East Toledoan who married a Hungarian girl from Birmingham, looked at the Birmingham Ethnic Neighborhood from historical, geographic and sequence occupance perspectives. He found many interesting maps, newspaper articles, photographs, and data in the process.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #154
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Heres an interesting site on the Brimingham neighborhood of East Toledo

The Birmingham Project

The Birmingham Project was developed as an offshoot of Tom Garey's Master's Thesis from the Geography and Planning Department at the University of Toledo. Tom, a native East Toledoan who married a Hungarian girl from Birmingham, looked at the Birmingham Ethnic Neighborhood from historical, geographic and sequence occupance perspectives. He found many interesting maps, newspaper articles, photographs, and data in the process.
This is such a small world--how could I forget the famous Tom Garey's Birmingham neighborhood thesis. I was an undergrad in his class for "Urban Environments" back in '01. University of Toledo's Geography and Planning Department is my second home and also my alma mater. This spring semester is last term as I complete my thesis in April and graduate with my Masters. Go Rockets!!
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Is there not another farmers market in that warehouse district? I thought there where two, and this market that was shutting down is a newer one?
No, Erie Street Market and Farmer's Market is all at one site. The Erie Street Market has all the shops, delis and vendors while Farmer's Market is at the back side of the building outdoor-wise for all the fresh produce, plants, and flowers.
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This is such a small world--how could I forget the famous Tom Garey's Birmingham neighborhood thesis. I was an undergrad in his class for "Urban Environments" back in '01. University of Toledo's Geography and Planning Department is my second home and also my alma mater. This spring semester is last term as I complete my thesis in April and graduate with my Masters. Go Rockets!!
Here is a few pictures of the Birmingham neighborhood that I took last year:



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Erie Street Market and Farmer's Market

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No, Erie Street Market and Farmer's Market is all at one site. The Erie Street Market has all the shops, delis and vendors while Farmer's Market is at the back side of the building outdoor-wise for all the fresh produce, plants, and flowers.
Here is a couple of pictures that I took of the Erie Street Market and the Farmer's Market:

Back side of the Erie Street Market:


Farmer's Market:


Front side of the Erie Street Market:


Main entrance into the Erie Street Market--notice the "Reining Frog" statue that the community made with all different dressed up frogs and displayed all over the city in 2000-01; there were over 200 frogs:
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Alternative Energy Development

What a great scoop--this was mentioned tonight on our local ABC affiliate and I think it's great that the municipalities explore this to get away from the big utility corporations--they certainly sure know how to make you pay a lot of money for energy. Hopefully the local paper will have a more in-depth article in this development and I'll post as it becomes available:

Possible municipal electric utility system in downtown:
March 7, 2006 - City leaders say Toledo has the highest electric rates of any major metropolitan area in Ohio.


Tuesday Mayor Carty Finkbeiner announced he will ask the city council to accept an ordinance to form a municipal electric utility system in downtown; a decade ago he opposed the idea.

High electric bills changed the Mayors mind. He says it's time the city reduces its long term electric costs.

"Anytime businesses in downtown save money, it creates an incentive to locate downtown."

That's one reason why Mayor Finkbeiner wants city council to adopt an ordinance to explore a municipal electric utility system. The system would allow the city to create its own power plant and save money on electrical costs.

If the ordinance is passed, city leaders say the only customers who will see relief in the high-energy prices are downtown business owners.

Mayor Finkbeiner says, "If adding One Government Center and Seagate to the plant creates savings for the operation, they should evaluate the benefits connecting to the county's central utility plant."

However, Toledo City Council women, Ellen Grachek says, "it's a long time down the road that the entire city would benefit from it eventually we would all like to see that."

The announcement put a smile on the face of County Commissioner Pete Gerken. "With out the municipal power ordinance we really couldn't reach the buildings or some of the other downtown buildings." The county recently passed a resolution to create a central power plant.

Gerken says estimated cost for the county 14-18 million dollars. However, there are no hard numbers for the city.

The proposed site for the plant is the old Children's Study Institute building located at Tenth Street and Jackson downtown.
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Alternative Energy Development No. 2

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