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Nine-Twelve District

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The Nine-Twelve District is a major area of downtown Cleveland, in the U.S. state of Ohio, that is the re-branding of the former Financial District of Cleveland.[1] This re-branding has largely been championed by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. The name refers to the two major commercial avenues between which the district lies, East 9th Street and East 12th Street, with Lakeside Avenue and Euclid Avenue serving as the northern and southern boundaries, respectively.[2] This revamping and reboot of the Cleveland Central Business District has occurred because property and business owners demanded more investment in the central area. [3] The district is home to the newly expanded Cuyahoga County Headquarters.

The Cuyahoga County Headquarters Building
The Cuyahoga County Headquarters Building

Part of this re-imagining of the area has been Walnut Wednesdays and the success of this has attracted over a 1,000 people to the side street in the Nine-Twelve with its assortment of food trucks and office-worker lunch-break social events.[4] This has in turn led to growing investment in the small area. This can be seen in the rehabbing of The 9 Cleveland into the Metropolitan Hotel and Heinen's Fine Foods opening a store in the old Swetland Building. [5] The effort of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance has also led to an increase in the occupancy of downtown buildings and the refurbishing of old office buildings into residential properties; this is exemplified by the 1717 East Ninth Building, the Statler Arms Apartments and the renovation of the Schofield Building into a high-end Kimpton boutique hotel.[6]

The next big question for the district is how to re-envision the largely vacant The 925 Building as Columbus-based Huntington Bank has by now moved to 200 Public Square into the former BP Tower.[7] This has led to one of the largest office spaces in downtown being redeveloped. When completed, the building will house a mixture of retail, residential, and commercial square footage. This plan was spearheaded by South Florida developer Andrew "Avi" Greenbaum.[8]

Major Office Buildings Located in District

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.downtowncleveland.com/development/ninetwelve-district.aspx Nine Twelve District Retrieved on 2015-08-26.
  2. ^ "Downtown's NineTwelve District Is Cleveland's Latest Success Story". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/09/a_time_of_change_for_downtown.html Downtown Cleveland's Changing Face Retrieved on 2015-08-26
  4. ^ http://blog.cleveland.com/downtown_cleveland_alliance/2015/05/downtowns_ninetwelve_district.html Downtown's Nine Twelve District is Cleveland's Latest Success Story Retrieved on 2015-08-26
  5. ^ http://www.metropolitancleveland.com/ the 9 Retrieved on 2015-08-26
  6. ^ http://www.residencesat1717.com/ Luxury with a View Retrieved on 2015-08-26
  7. ^ http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/11/huntington_moving_to_200_publi.html Huntington Moving to What Was the BP Tower Retrieved on 2015-08-26
  8. ^ http://therealdeal.com/miami/blog/2015/08/09/2nd-south-florida-buyer-bets-on-cleveland-landmark/ Second SoFla Buyer Bets on Cleveland landmark Retrieved on 2015-08-26

Coordinates: 41°29′58″N 81°41′9″W / 41.49944°N 81.68583°W / 41.49944; -81.68583

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