Good news for Ward 15?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 17:50.

Some good news for my neighborhood-the Treadway Creek Project is off-the-ground and recycling may be coming back to the City of Cleveland thanks to the efforts of Councilwoman Donna Brady.

Councilman Cummins, can you add anything to these stories?  I have quite a few recyclables for pick-up! So, please include my address in the pilot project.  Lori Peterson notes in the Old Brooklyn News that Florescent Recycling, 1624 St. Clair Cleveland 44114 216-583-0274, is the only location accepting compact florescent bulbs, which contain mercury....(Personally, I would still hold off on committing to these bulbs until there is a better recycling strategy in place).

The other big news in my 'hood is that Pearl Community Investment Corp, a faith-based non-profit, bought the YMCA building on Pearl Rd.  for $125,000.  The rehab costs will be high to bring the building up to usuable standards, so it will be interesting to see what the non-profit ultimately hopes to gain from the property.  See the Secretary of State website for more information.  They claim that their mission is to plan, develop, and construct community-based capital projects in greater Cleveland.

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if it is to be paved...

Please let it be the first permeable asphalt in Northeast Ohio. I posted about permeable asphalt here. I am assuming that the "all purpose" trail means paving...

From Toolbase:

Porous Asphalt: A great advantage to porous asphalt is that the same mixing and application equipment is used as for impervious asphalt. Only the formula for the paving material changes with porous bituminous pavement. For more details on the various layers of materials see, the Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Manual Porous pavement specification used by the City of Seattle Washington Park Department. The amount of asphalt binder required is about 6% by weight which is somewhat higher than required for standard impermeable asphalt mixes.

Bituminous permeable paving is appropriate for pedestrian-only areas and for very low-volume, low-speed areas such as overflow parking areas, residential driveways, alleys, and parking stalls. Permeable paving is an excellent technique for dense urban areas because it does not require any additional land. With proper design, cold climates are not a major limitation.

More about Treadway Creek.

if it is to be paved...

Let's hope this might be Northeast Ohio's first porous pavement opportunity.

Pearl Road YMCA

$125,000 sounds like a good deal - isn't that a large property overlooking the valley?

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