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Momentum Building for Cleveland's 'Middle Neighborhoods' Plan


When Frank Camardo and his older brother, Sam, bought a cluster of vacant commercial buildings in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood, they expected it to take five years to fill the forlorn storefronts and sketch out the future of the surrounding land.

Then they heard about a pilot program that offered matching grants of up to $50,000 for interior renovations

Voices of Unity: Sisters Haven


If you or someone who know has building experience and would like to get involved, contact Sisters Haven through their website.

Life is returning to one corner of Cudell thanks in part, to five women.

“We all came from different areas of Cleveland. We all have different experiences, backgrounds, but we all had one thing in common: we wanted

CDC Turf War Breaks Out at Cleveland City Planning Commission Meeting


Questions regarding which organization is responsible for development planning in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood were raised during a Friday, July 21 Cleveland City Planning Commission meeting.

Representatives of the St. Clair-Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) object to what's called the "Re-Discover St. Clair-Superior Plan," created by Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston and Famicos Foundation real estate director Khalid Hawthorne. The plan was

Water Breaks, Shade and AC: Sherrod Brown Wants National Workplace Heat Protection Rules as Oppressive Heat Shatters Records


Citing record-breaking heat across the United States and world, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday asked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to implement federal workplace heat standards as soon as possible.

Brown and U.S. Rep. Greg Casar, a Texas Democrat, led a group of Democratic U.S. Senate and House of Representatives members in a letter urging Acting U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Julie Su and

OSHA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Regarding Clarifications to Its Personal Protective Equipment Standard for Construction


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed rule to revise its personal protective equipment (PPE) standard for construction to explicitly require that PPE must fit properly to protect workers from workplace hazards.

OSHA notes that PPE that “properly fits” means the PPE is the appropriate size to provide an employee with the necessary protection from hazards and does

Florida Developer Plans Rehab Hospital in Independence


Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate, a Pensacola, Florida-based developer, owner and operator of health care properties, has proposed constructing a $40 million rehabilitation hospital at 5711 Lombardo Center in Independence.

According to an application filed with the city of Independence, the 42-bed rehab hospital would be operated by PAM Health, an Enola, Pennsylvania-based provider of post-acute health care services. PAM

Owner of University Square Shopping Center Files Bankruptcy in Bid to Clear Path for Redevelopment


The owner of University Square, a lender-controlled shopping center in University Heights, has filed bankruptcy in hopes of wiping out cumbersome restrictions on the property and clearing a path for redevelopment.

University Square Real Estate Holdings LLC filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Monday, July 10, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The

Cleveland Plans to Demolish Eagle Avenue Bridge in the Flats, Seeks Public Comment


The Eagle Avenue Bridge, one of several iconic structures that cross Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River, may be demolished next summer because of how badly it has deteriorated.

In an online presentation, the city of Cleveland said demolition is the best option for the bridge. City officials looked at several other options, like stabilizing the bridge, making it operational or moving it

Biden Administration to Revisit Water Rule in Light of Supreme Court Ruling


In testimony on June 22, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to revise “expeditiously” the 2023 waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule---hinting that the administration will skip the proposed rule stage and instead promulgate a final rule.

It is unclear whether the agencies will provide for public comment. The Corps also publicly acknowledged the hold on

IRS Publishes Notice Regarding Availability of the Inflation Reduction Act's Section 45 Credit for Renewable Electricity Production Expected to Spur the Development of Renewable Energy Products


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a notice announcing the 2023 inflation adjustment factor and reference price for determining the availability of the credit for renewable electricity production under section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as revised by the Inflation Reduction Act. The section 45 tax credit is a per kilowatt-hour credit for electricity generated by qualified renewable energy