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Cleveland Planning Commission to review plans for Jewish Federation site
Building near Cleveland State was designed in the 1960s by noted architect, Edward Durell Stone
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Kabir Bhatia
 
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The Cleveland Planning Commission will review plans this Friday for new apartments on the site of the former headquarters of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland – a building designed by a noted architect. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.
The new building, near Cleveland State University, is slated to include more than 200 apartments in an area that’s approaching 96 percent occupancy. 

The old building was constructed in 1965 and has been empty since the Jewish Federation moved to Beachwood in 2010. It was designed by Edward Durell Stone, who also designed Radio City Music Hall, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The Cleveland design committee, and the Cleveland Planning Commission, said earlier this month they liked tentative plans, but asked for some changes including ground-floor retail and a more prominent entrance.

Cleveland State spokesman Joe Mosbrook says the school has no stake in the project, but considers it a step forward in making the area feel more like a neighborhood.

“In the last few years there, we’ve facilitated a school, and there’s a new high school, which are both located on campus. What you’re seeing now is people wanting to live near the campus and take advantage of the campus resources and amenities.”

St. Louis-based Clayco hopes to begin demolition of the old building, and a building next door, by next summer. After Thursday’s design committee meeting, the Planning Commission will look at the plans Friday.
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