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Old May 16th, 2008, 12:21 AM   #1901
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Marina Update

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The land is sitting there, ready for development and now the developer is just about ready to build.
The first phase could begin next month and involves a user-friendly river walk right along the water's edge. The developer believes the final plans for the riverside drive area will make Toledo the envy of the Midwest.
Larry Dillin is already taking bids and construction could begin in June on phase one of the marina district site.
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It is a $20 million investment in what will ultimately be a $320 million project.
The city has cleaned the property, put in sewers and fire hydrants to get it ready for development. The final touches involve signing off on financing agreements.
It is 58 acres the city is essentially giving to Larry Dillin to build his retail residential and office complex.
Councilman Mike Ashford says that's $1 million of public land that should not be given to a private developer.
Several council members noted that not only did the city get the marina property for free, it's land that sits unused, generating no income.
Larry Dillin will take the land and create a $320 million project and expects Toledo will get at least $3 million in income taxes generated from the construction jobs.
"By this time next year, that waterfront's going to look dramatically different."
All that stands in the way now is the expected approval from council on various financing plans.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #1902
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I heard Savage Hall was losing seats, and from looking at the drawings I think it looks like it as well......i think 7,500 to 8,000 is good for a hockey game in Toledo. Its hard to remember back when the storm would draw 5,000 to a game back when we had Duncan an Diesel winnin championships for us..... And I dont care about Bruce Springsteen concerts where we need 10,000 plus capacity.... The Old sports arena had lots of good shows for its size.....

Also google (Toledo MArina District May2008) theres a video from 13 abc
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Old May 16th, 2008, 03:13 AM   #1903
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^The point is the Storm DID sell out some games, even with a very rundown, crappy arena. Attendance will be much better at a classier, more desirable venue like the new arena. It's not unfathomable for Toledo to occasionally get 9,000 people at such a nice arena/location in a market where hockey is more popular than in much of America. Other markets Toledo's size have done it, and with crappier arenas.

Savage Hall is pretty much staying the same for conerts I think. They are losing some permanent seats to suites, so basketball capacity will go down. Capacity for basketball will go down to 8,000. I think concerts will still be around 10,000. Just check out this link (some good graphics too): http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs...TS11/706270401

8,0000/9,000 permanent seats is really splitting hairs with MAC basketball, but for a city/county arena, capacity is more relevant since you want the municipal arena to be the largest in the market and attract the best shows.

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Old May 16th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #1904
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Im all for a bigger arena.... But if we cant fill it then Id rather have the money for the extra seating spent on other things for the arena.... Like the Outdoor terrace or the video screen on the outside, glass roof..... somethin that makes it unique. I know its one of the first green arenas but I want something more. Somethin that might gain attention like the roost... not necessarily seating wise but just a part to the arena that people can look at and tell its LUCAS COUNTY ARENA or whatever it will be called..... And also..... is it 7,500 seats or is there standing room included in that? Are the suites included in that number?
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Old May 16th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #1905
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Hello, This is my first post. Thank you everyone for a great forum. It is certainly an exciting time in Toledo with all of the recent developments and Toledo's establishing a place among the leading metrolplitan areas dedicated to the science and technology of alternative energy.

I have begun compiling a list of the most recent developments in the area. Any additions or corrections would be greatly appreciatted.


Toledo - Metro Area Development

Jeep Plant & Supplier Park Industrial $3,300,000,000
BP Husky Oil Refinery** expansion in Oregon $2,500,000,000
General Motors Powertrain Industrial $900,000,000
U.S. Coking Group* Coking plant $800,000,000
Toledo School District*** rebuild & renovate schools $800,000,000 2002-2012
Levis Commons** Phases III+ through 2009 $325,000,000
Toledo Marina District* Resident./Retail/Entertain. $320,000.000 2009
Riverwalk/Erie Market** Toledo Wharehouse district $300,000,000 2010
Buckeye Biopower** ethanal plant on river $240,000,000 2009
Veterans’ Glass City Skyway bridge $237.000,000 2007
Promedica* Toledo Hospital expansion $156,000,000
Whitehouse Square** retail & residential dev. $150,000,000 2011
Shops at Fallen Timbers New retail - outdoor mall $125,000,000 2007
Village of Southwyck** retail, office & residential $125,000,000
Westfield Franklin Park Mall expansion $117,000,000 2005
Levis Commons new retail - outdoor mall $106,000,000
St. Vincent; Hospital* medical campus expansion $100,000,000
Wastewater Treatment Plant City of Toledo $100,000,000
New Toledo Storm Arena* entertainment complex $100,000,000
Federal Courthouse** City of Toledo $95,000,000
FedEx Ground** Processing Center $87,000,000
CSX intermodel rail hub** Train yard in Wood County $80,000,000 2010
Mercy Health Medical** Monclova medical facility $73,000,000 2009
Levis Commons* Phase II $70,000,000
Bass Pro Shops New 150k sq. ft. retail $50,000,000 2008
Martin L. King, Jr. Bridge renovation $42,000,000 2008
Owens Illinois World Headquarters $40,000,000
Fifth Third Field baseball stadium $39,000,000 2002
Costco new retail $35,000,000 2007
Wood County Hospital** 100k foot expansion $35,000,000
Xunlight Corp.* Solar research & manufact. $32,500,000 2009
Toledo Art Institute Glass Pavilion $30,000,000 2006
Westfield Franklin Park* 2nd Mall Expansion $30,000,000+
Savage Hall* sports complex renovation $30,000,000 2008 l
Chrysler machining Plant** renovation $28,000,000 2009
Pilkington development** housing I-75/Maumee river $22,000,000
Kroger and retail** Roachton/25 in Perrysburg $22,000,000 2009
Water Street Steam Plant* conversion to condos $21,500,000
Owens Illinois world headquarters $20,000,000 2005
American BioDiesal Industrial $17,000,000
First Solar, Inc. Solar panel manuf. Plant $16,000,000 2001
UT* Savage Business Complex $15,400,000
Staybridge Suites* Hotel at Fallen Timbers $15,000,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel in Maumee $15,000,000 2007
Triangle Warehouse Bldg** lofts conversion $15,000,000
Berdan Warehouse Bldg** lofts conversion $15,000,000
Urban Active Fitness Center (Sylvania) $13,000,000 2008
Gilham Hall at U of Toledo renovation $12,400,000 2007
Titan Tire Co.** 250k sq. foot expansion $10,000,000+
Toledo Shipyard* renovation $10,000,000
UTMC* Orthopedic Center $10,000,000
Skyway Center* Retail $10,000,000
YMCA* (West Toledo) expansion $8,200,000 2009
Hamilton Inn & Suites New Hotel in Rossford $8,000,000
Toledo Zoo* Nature’s Neighborhood $7,500,000 2009
Deveaux Shopping Center** renovation (Toledo) $6,000,000
Lexus of Toledo new Jim White dealership $5,500,000 2004
Holiday Inn French Quarter Perrysburg, renovation $4,000,000 2008
Spartan Logistics/Cedar Fair*Warehouse at Toledo Air $4,000,000
Toledo Bakery Building** Loft conversion $3,670,000
Gold Medal Indoor Sports 78,000 sq. ft. sports complex $3,500,000 2006
Omnicare, Inc. Expansion in Perrysburg $3,500,000
Ferry Terminal Toledo cruise ship terminal $3,200,000 2008
Central Catholic High* new stadium $3,000,000
Northcoast Iron Horse motorcycle dealership $3,000,000 2003
Maumee Indoor Theatre restoration $3,000,000 2004
Jim White Toyota renovation/expansion $2,000,000 2006
U of T Rocket Center 14,500 sq. feet of retail $2,000,000 2008
Georgetown Village apartment complex reno. $1,800,000 2006
Briarfield Village* Monclova retail strip $1,500,000 2008
St. Luke’s Hospital* Diabetes Center $1,500,000
Perrysburg Fire Station** new station at Levis $1,300,000 2009
Perrysburg YMCA expansion $1,000,000 2007

$10,903,220,000

Perrysburg Point** 200k sq. ft. of retail

* Under construction
** Serious proposal for development within next five years
*** 10-12 year project begun in 2002 to renovate district schools
- developments from 2000 to present
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Toledo Metro Area Awards

Toledo wins “World’s 3rd Most Liveable City” (with population between 200,000 to 750,000)
- United Nations/ International Awards for Liveable Communities 2007
November 2007

Toledo is named “Most Business Friendly City in North America”
- Financial Time of London/Foreign Direct Investment magazine
May 2007

Ohio - 2007: Most economic development projects in the nation. (399)
- 2006: Most economic development projects in the nation. (431)
(Chosen by Site Selection magazine. For a project to be counted, it must either involve a capital investment of at least $1 million, create at least 50 jobs, or add at least 20,000 square feet of floor area.)
- Headquarters to 28 Fortune 500 Companies (2007), 59 Fortune 1000 Companies.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #1906
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TAYLOR HYUNDAI GRAND OPENING

PERRYSBURG, OH – The Taylor Automotive Family is very pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its newest dealership, Taylor Hyundai. The doors will officially open for business on Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Please join us to celebrate the unveiling of Taylor Hyundai. The new dealership is located across from Levis Commons at 12681 Eckel Junction Road, Perrysburg, Ohio.

This Taylor Family dealership is situated in the thriving, historic city of Perrysburg, just North of one of the Midwest’s premier retail developments, Levis Commons. The building site is located near the world headquarters of Owens Illinois and numerous rapidly growing businesses, including three solar energy companies, a Bass Pro Shop and the future Hilton Hotel and Conference Center.

Taylor Hyundai is a stunning 36,000 square foot, state of the art facility designed to cater to the high expectations of Hyundai customers. Located on a park like setting of almost twelve acres, the property features a large pond, lush landscaping and ample convenient parking. The Taylor Hyundai campus will be able to showcase more than 600 new and pre-owned Hyundai vehicles.

This flagship dealership, designed by the Collaborative architectural firm, built by Rudolph Libbe and decorated by Bruce Roberts Interiors, features numerous fine amenities for the enjoyment of its customers. For the convenience of its valued customers, the dealership has a 20 bay service area, comprising over 10,000 square feet which is equipped with the finest high tech equipment operated by Hyundai factory trained and ASE certified technicians.

The sleek contemporary design of the dealership, which includes soaring ceilings, large expanses of glass and one-or-a-kind door handles in the shape of the Hyundai logo, was specifically designed to showcase Hyundai’s impressive new lineup of stylish vehicles. Hyundai is known for its quality and attention to detail and guests to Taylor Hyundai will also find abundant custom details and a “best of quality” environment in their new Hyundai dealership. Hyundai has received many recent rave reviews, quality and safety awards and backs its high-value vehicles with the best warranty in the business. Hyundai, which means “modernity” has a large technical center in nearby Superior Township, Michigan.

Stephen D. Taylor has been an automotive dealer in the Toledo area since 1979 and has had the privilege of selling over 75,000 cars to his cherished family of customers. The Taylor Automotive Group, consisting of Taylor Cadillac, Taylor KIA, Taylor Automax and now Taylor Hyundai, is dedicated to providing its customers with the best experience and value in the industry. Outstanding customer satisfaction and offering the best priced vehicles have vaulted Taylor Kia to its present ranking as the Number One volume Kia dealership in the entire United States. It is the goal of Taylor Hyundai to also become the top Hyundai dealership in the country by providing unparalleled value, selection and personal customer service.

The Official Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2008. This event will offer unbeatable sale prices on new Hyundais and all pre-owned vehicles, gifts and a chance to win prizes including a brand new Hyundai. The Grand Opening Celebration will feature fun and games for the entire family, free food and drinks from 10am – 4pm as well as entertainment including a live performance by Chicago’s own Bluz Brothers Tribute Band.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #1907
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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #1908
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But if we cant fill it then Id rather have the money for the extra seating spent on other things for the arena.... Like the Outdoor terrace or the video screen on the outside, glass roof

Think of it this way. What's cheaper to add on later? Seating or an outdoor video screen? You can easily add some architectural detailing and outdoor decorations any time in the future. Adding permanent seating would require a large renovation. You want to build it right the first time.

Either way, I'm positive they want capacity over 10,000 for concerts/shows since the city and county need it, and all the planning called for upwards of 12,000 for concerts. Toledo had one of the smallest municipal arenas of any city its size in the nation, and we DID miss out on a lot. We're long overdue for a big update.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #1909
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Savage Hall Redevelopment Update

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The land is sitting there, ready for development and now the developer is just about ready to build.
The first phase could begin next month and involves a user-friendly river walk right along the water's edge. The developer believes the final plans for the riverside drive area will make Toledo the envy of the Midwest.
Larry Dillin is already taking bids and construction could begin in June on phase one of the marina district site.
Story continues belowAdvertisement
It is a $20 million investment in what will ultimately be a $320 million project.
The city has cleaned the property, put in sewers and fire hydrants to get it ready for development. The final touches involve signing off on financing agreements.
It is 58 acres the city is essentially giving to Larry Dillin to build his retail residential and office complex.
Councilman Mike Ashford says that's $1 million of public land that should not be given to a private developer.
Several council members noted that not only did the city get the marina property for free, it's land that sits unused, generating no income.
Larry Dillin will take the land and create a $320 million project and expects Toledo will get at least $3 million in income taxes generated from the construction jobs.
"By this time next year, that waterfront's going to look dramatically different."
All that stands in the way now is the expected approval from council on various financing plans.
IMHO, Mike Ashford needs to sit down and shut up for once. He needs to understand Urban Planning 101 and what works/what doesn't work in Rust Belt cities. What boggles my mind is this council man keeps getting elected especially in my district.
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Welcome to this forum CharmedQuark and looking forward to your constructive posts in regards to developments/redevelopments of the Toledo region.
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Charmed Quark: Interesting first post. I was quite in awe with the huge projects you were listing - kind of skeptical actually - but then I figured - well, I don't know that much about Toledo - so, I'm not going to say anything. That sounds incredibly impressive for a metropolitan region of a little less than 1,000,000! Even all the awards and honors - congratulations - very impressive - I was still kind of skeptical (I mean how can Toledo really have more economic development projects than a huge, growing region like Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, etc - but then I was thinking - well, I suppose those other huge cities are too busy to turn in the paperwork to have all of their economic projects listed - so, congratulations to Toledo - for having a lot going on and making the effort to turn in all of the paperwork for listing all of your economic development projects. Everything was going fine - but then the very last thing really made me have to write. What are you talking about "28 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Toledo!!?!?!? That just is wrong. Then ---- just as I was about to send this message out - I re-read your post, and realized - all of those super claims at the bottom were for the entire state of Ohio. OH! Now it makes some more sense. I will finish my congratulations to the entire state of Ohio. Congrats. I think it will be helpful to keep this post in place because there likely will be others that will read the post the same way I did and basically not believe it, because those last stats seem way too much just for the Toledo region. Anyway - That is great that Ohio has so many projects going on (and that they are filling out all of the paperwork to have them all listed and recognized). Keep up the great work - and while I'm writing - it still seems pretty strange because, whenever I see the lists of cities losing the largest percentage of their population, (most of) the big Ohio cities are very well represented (Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, Dayton, Cincinnati). (I'm not sure how Toledo is doing with its population, but honestly I'd be surprised if it was growing much, considering it is right between Detroit and Cleveland.) So - with all of these new economic development projects - what is going to happen? Do you Ohioans think the population slowdown is going to go the other way as people start moving to Ohio to get jobs related to all of these big economic development projects? Again - interesting post. I'd like to know if Ohio is going to start booming because of these projects - or are they not real job intensive - or are there still so many other jobs being lost, that the net gain won't make a significant difference in overall population growth. Thanks for any input. - Curious in Tampa.
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For those who is wondering what is the latest update on the historic Triangle Building on Erie & Lafayette Street, Rep. Peter Ujvagi (D., Toledo), a committee member, pointed to the $11.3 million proposed conversion of the old Standart-Simmons Hardware Co. warehouse at 34 South Erie St. in Toledo into 75 loft apartments as an example of a project left waiting in the wings. The tax credit would have been worth $2.7 million.

“These folks are out-of-state investors [from Lansing, Mich.] who came specifically to participate in this program,” he said. “They bought the building and are now just staring at us trying to figure out what is going on.”
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Oliver House South Wing Gallery to feature multiple art offerings
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The South Wing Gallery of the historic Oliver House is playing host to a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Early April marked the grand opening of the North Coast Theatre, the Blue Heron Gallery and M.J. Erard Fine Art. These venues will be connected not only by their location, but also by the themes in the work being presented.

North Coast Theatre's opening production is the popular musical theater piece “Erie Invaders” written by Christine Child and David Jex. At the same time, patrons will be able to check out the landscape paintings of M.J. Erard Fine Art Founder Mary Jane Erard, who is the inaugural artist at the Blue Heron Gallery, where she will also be serving as gallery director. Erard's exhibit, “Ohio Fields,” will run through May 23.

It was Christine Child and local business owner Pat Appold who started discussing the need for art in the South Wing.

“North Coast Theatre had been looking for a home and Pat Appold had been looking for a way to bring art into the South Wing,” Child said. “We had talked to other venues such as the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, but in the end South Wing was just the perfect fit. From the beginning we always wanted to bring Mary Jane in as an opening featured artist, but after speaking with her we decided to bring her in as our gallery director as well.”

Erard has been part of the local arts community for a number of years, serving as president and a member at large at Spectrum: Friends of Fine Art at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Her work has also been accepted into more than 60 juried shows, including the Artists Project exhibit in Chicago. One of Erard's goals as a Gallery Director is to offer the community more juried exhibitions. M.J. Erard Fine Art will host the artist's permanent collection.

“I think that I can bring an interesting mix as both artist and businesswomen to South Wing,” Erard said.
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