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Luxury apartments being built at the foot of Hope Memorial Bridge

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 08:28:23-05

CLEVELAND — 241 new apartments are being build right now at 2020 Lorain Avenue on a previously empty plot of land at the foot of the Hope Memorial Bridge, heading into Ohio City from Downtown Cleveland. The project is called Waterford Bluffs Apartments.

Construction started in December and residents are expected to start moving in towards the end of 2022, according to a press release from the Chicago-based developer Stoneleigh Companies.

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This rendering shows what the project will look like from Lorain Avenue.

The location used to be the site of the Bridgeview Cafe, a small car dealership, and a few small homes, according to Google Maps images from 2009.

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This August 2009 picture of the apartment project site shows the old car shop and cafe in the background.

The 3.4 acres those buildings sat on have been cleared to make way for the new project to sit on a 75 foot high bluff facing Scranton Peninsula and Downtown Cleveland.

In a nod to modern conveniences, the project’s website boasts electric/hybrid car charging stations, Zoom rooms, and USB outlets in kitchens and bedrooms.

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This side of the building will face downtown Cleveland, looking over Scranton Peninsula.

On Scranton Peninsula, developer Fred Geis explained to News 5 how The Avian office space was redesigned with modern concerns about germs in mind.

The project will be new neighbors to West Side Market and INTRO, which plans to deliver 288 apartments at the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue in the Spring of 2022.

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The cleared site is in the foreground with the Centennial Link Trail to the left and the Hope Memorial Bridge to the top of the picture.

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