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Commented on Karam Senior Living 2 years, 1 month ago
The design is very nice overall. If possible, I'd love to see a green roof atop the one-story part. That would improve the view for residents as well. It would also be nice for the architect to design a distinct matching bus shelter. Residents (seniors, rent controlled) would use it daily. There's precedent just down the street at 65th and Detroit, although learn from their mistakes and don't put holes in the roof. But the street-level for this project looks inviting and it has the potential to revitalize this section of Detroit Ave, and a matching shelter would complete the look.
Supported a comment by Loren Anthes on Karam Senior Living 2 years, 1 month ago
Loren Anthes
I think project planners should consult the Age-Friendly Cleveland report, which is a recently conducted process to incorporate perspectives of older adults in the city on various services and amenities: http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/sites/default/files/forms_publications/7.11.2016Age-FriendlyClevelandAssessment.pdf There should be overt efforts to create localized programming inclusive of residents (near west theater, eg). There should also be easy access to green space, where possible, for residents.
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Commented on Karam Senior Living 2 years, 1 month ago
I would love to see a program between seniors and kids but also seniors and young adults. I would also like to see a strong job services program, the neighborhood could use that!
Commented on 2814 Detroit Ave 2 years, 6 months ago
It needs to somehow serve the LGBT history of the area. There's a historical marker within sight talking about how important the area was for local LGBT people. Gentrification recently has changed a lot of that, but there are still LGBT stores in the area. The building itself was one of the first LGBT establishments in the city.
Commented on 2814 Detroit Ave 2 years, 6 months ago
Streetscape improvements! The area is hugely walkable with restaurants and retail. People park and walk the neighborhood. Ohio City in particular is known for that, Cleveland is filled with areas parking oriented.