July 3, 2015

Elyria
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More retail to go up at Chestnut Commons

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EATON TWP. — The development company that purchased roughly 2 acres of land at the corner of state Route 57 and Chestnut Ridge Road plans to build a two-story retail building on the parcel, an attorney representing the company said Thursday. Bear Tullis, who presents CMT Elyria, said construction on the 8,800-square-foot building will start Read More…

Elyria mayor says Chestnut Commons showing growth potential

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EATON TWP. — Developers are looking at properties around Chestnut Commons as potential sites for new commercial growth, according to Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and officials in Eaton and Carlisle townships. Brinda said she couldn’t provide many details about the possible projects because of ongoing talks with the developers, but that the expansion of the Read More…

Avon Lake officials disagree about creating economic development director post

AVON LAKE — Some city officials want to establish the position of a full-time economic development director but not everyone is on board with the idea. An ordinance establishing an economic development department and director is before City Council for consideration. At-large Council member Dan Bucci, chairman of the economic development committee, said more needs Read More…

Carrion to seek Lorain mayor’s post (UPDATED)

LORAIN — Mayoral candidate Tim Carrion vows to set the bar low if elected. Carrion, who filed as an independent on Monday, turning in 241 petition signatures, said the administration of Democratic Mayor Chase Ritenauer has overreached in economic development. If elected, Carrion said he’d concentrate on attracting small businesses, such as bringing a dry Read More…

Analysts present plan for Elyria

ELYRIA — Making some one-way downtown streets two-way, narrowing Cleveland Street from four to two lanes and opening up offices in vacant Midway Mall stores are among the recommendations of a market analysis unveiled Wednesday. The $93,000 analysis was primarily paid for with a $75,000 federal taxpayer grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. It Read More…

Elyria’s new economic development specialist to focus on new businesses

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ELYRIA — The city’s search for a new economic development specialist went all the way to the Garden State. The city’s new hire — James Graham who is pegged with the responsibility of boosting city tax revenue and drumming up new businesses — comes from New Jersey, where he most recently served as president of Read More…

$3.2 million spent demolishing ruined homes, Elyria seeking more grant money

A condemned building sots at 1015 Middle Ave.

ELYRIA — The rush to raze dilapidated properties in Lorain County has resulted in the Lorain County Land Bank demolishing 178 properties and exhausting nearly all of the $3.2 million obtained through a state settlement with banks over improper foreclosure lawsuits. Now, as the county agency gears up to fight for more money to fund Read More…