LORAIN — The Broadway Building is under new management — and ownership. Lorain Port Authority Executive Director Rick Novak said Spitzer Great Lakes Ltd., the now former owner of the building, is donating it to the port authority, which will then lease it to Broadway Partners LLC.
BROADWAY BUILDING REDEVELOPMENT EXTENDED – The Morning Journal
A redevelopment plan for the Broadway Building will continue into 2017. The Lorain Port Authority board of directors on Dec. 20 granted a year-long extension on the needed agreements with Lorain Hotel Investors LLC. The company, led by Chicago-based developer James Louthen, hopes to build about 60 senior residential units in the Broadway Building.
RETOWN IN LORAIN, OHIO Coverage in The Chronicle-Telegram
From eyesore to eye-catching. That’s the vision of developers for the former Spitzer Plaza Hotel, which they want to convert to upscale apartments for tenants 55 and older. The proposal got a boost Thursday with the award of a $440,203 tax credit from the Ohio Development Services Agency.
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RETOWN LOOKS BACK AS WE LOOK AHEAD
Daniel Burnham: “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood.” With Chicago as its base camp, ReTown admires and is influenced by the work of two men who helped shape the city, architect Daniel Burnham and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. ReTown President & Managing Director Jim Louthen explains: “Both Burnham and Olmsted had the ability to see …
DESIGNING AROUND COMMUNITY IS ELEMENTAL
“ReTown is a community-centric concept,” explains ReTown President & Managing Director Jim Louthen. “We truly believe that when we look at the greater good for all of the people involved in both the private and public sectors, the decisions about what to build and where and why become easier.” Alejandro Aravena is Executive Director of Elemental, a socially-motivated architectural practice based …
FIELDS OF DREAMS
“We are big sports fans at ReTown,” says ReTown President & Managing Director Jim Louthen, ” and even bigger fans of our friends at Osborn Engineering, who specialize in sports entertainment technology.” Osborn Engineering was recently featured in A Piece of the Game, an Emmy award-winning TV show for people who are passionate about sports memorabilia. Osborn Engineering had a …
HIGHER-MINDED LEARNING DOWN UNDER
“Given our on-going redevelopment planning for University Village at Governors University in University Park, Illinois,” explains ReTown President & Managing Director Jim Louthen, “ReTown has great appreciation for projects related to education.” ReTown has proposed a 56-unit mixed income attached single family development adjacent to the University Park Metra Station. The following is a re-post of a story about Curtin University …