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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

EUCLID BEACH PARK GRAND CAROUSEL

PRESERVED AT THE WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN CLEVELAND

Yes, we used our tokens handed out when you pay museum admission, to take a ride.

Yes we are older than the parents of the kids riding the Carousel.

Yes we picked a horse that moves up and down, shunning the stationary ponies.

Yes we are so big, we feared the piston that moves the horse might break.

Yes we took these photos.

http://www.wrhs.org/explore/exhibits/euclid-beach-park-grand-carousel/


Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

GOOD MONDAY MORNING, EUCLID


KUDOS FOR CREATING THE WATERFRONT IMPROVEMENTS PLAN

Euclid’s vision to provide unprecedented public waterfront access, habitat enhancements and upland stability is moving closer to reality.
Click to EnlargePhase II of Euclid’s waterfront plan is in the engineering and design stages and positioned to break ground in 2017. Complementing the 250’ James Farrell Memorial Fishing Pier, rededicated in August 2013, the $11.5M Phase II project features a three-quarter mile multipurpose public trail along the shoreline heading east from Sims Park to E.246th Street. Engineered offshore rock structures to improve wave action and sediment flow, revetments to protect the upland and public access points connecting the trail are also included. At the western terminus – just past the location of a future marina - a sand “paddle-craft beach” will be created to launch kayaks, canoes and other small craft into Lake Erie.

http://www.cityofeuclid.com/community/development/EuclidWaterfrontImprovementsPlan

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Miami-Dade property values surge nearly 9 percent in 2016

Estimates of taxable values at the start of 2016 show Miami-Dade 
real estate at a new peak, with 8.6 percent growth countywide

from the Miami Herald

Property values grew 8.6 percent across Miami-Dade at the start of 2016, with $5 billion in new construction driving tax rolls to new levels and allowing local governments to reap windfalls in revenue for the next budget year.

Every local jurisdiction saw growth in taxable values on real estate, with North Miami Beach leading the pack with a 16.6 percent gain, and Virginia Gardens bringing up the rear with a mere 0.3 percent increase.

When it comes to a hot real estate market, tiny El Portal can claim the top spot.

It saw 13.8 percent growth in the taxable value of existing properties, which are now worth $130 million.

A close second went to the Normandy Shores taxing district within Miami Beach (up 12.3 percent) and third place went to Bay Harbor Islands, with a 10.9 percent gain.

PlusUrbia Design commends the Mayor, Village Council and Administration for create such value in an historic Village.

PlusUrbia is proud to serve as the Village's Planning and Zoning staff while working to create a Form-Based Code to regulate managed growth and improve amentities in El Portal.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

PLAYHOUSE SQUARE


CLEVELAND, OHIO

Playhouse Square, is the Cleveland Theater District in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York.

Only Lincoln Center in New York City is larger.

Constructed in a span of 19 months in the early 1920s, the theaters were subsequently closed down, but were revived through a grassroots effort.

Their renovation and reopening helped usher in a new era of downtown revitalization in Cleveland, and was called "one of the top ten successes in Cleveland history."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playhouse_Square

Thursday, June 16, 2016

LINK PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO BETTER MOBILITY


AN IDEA WITH A LOT OF POTENTIAL, FROM DESIGNER ANDREW PERSOFF


Link proposes to create a car hire system tailored to the needs of, and designed in conjunction with, mobility users.

In viewing disability as a creative starting point, rather than a concession, Link will yield a service that is accessible and open to all.

http://linkproject.uk/