Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

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Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

Postby Ryan Salo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:06 am

I am sick of driving an hour in the snow to go to an indoor waterpark. I think an urban waterpark would be awesome, have a hotel and tall parking garage and a large water park. Could even have a clear tube that crosses belle and back or something wild. Plenty of dining within walking distance and close to the highway...

Wishful thinking...


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Re: Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

Postby Amy Martin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:12 am

I envision a GIANT brewery/restaurant complex called "THE RECOVERY ROOM"

I bet Dru Siley (metrosexual man of Lakewood) is already working on this concept.


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Re: Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

Postby Jim O'Bryan » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:51 am

Really?

1,100 medical jobs for 100 water park attendants?

Ahhh, errrr, ahhhh well it is certainly idea.

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Re: Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

Postby Jim O'Bryan » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:17 pm

Stan Austin wrote:I see a Pontiac/Oldsmobile dealership---- Ed Stinn, Pelunis, Jackshaw.


For the record, current spin is....

Rec/Wellness/Health Center, and a building that can be the cornerstone of a great resurgence
of high tech jobs in an office in downtown Lakewoood.

Pssst, the highest paying tech jobs are done from home and remote locations.

Shhhhhhhhhhh, we are hunting wabbits.

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Re: Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

Postby Bill Call » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:44 pm

What type of development should replace the hospital, 1,100 jobs and hundreds of millions in economic activity?

Since the City will be giving the Clinic the choicest portion along Detroit I don't know how much value the rest of the land will have. There is plenty of empty office space in Lakewood and plenty more all around the County. If there was a demand I suspect the occupancy rates would be lower.

How many really nice homes will be sacrificed?

The most likely scenario the one that played out for the Lakewood Town Center. Grandiose promises to quiet the masses followed by a new version of Marcs Plaza.

If we are going to replace the hospital with a clinic then I suggest we insist on the real thing like they have in Brunswick and that it be built on land from Detroit to Clifton just east of Beach to Hird. 40 acres of real development placed to appeal to the 20,000 commuters who pass by each day and the 100,000 people who live within a 4 minute ride.

That type of development would increase economic activity along Clifton and encourage people to drive East instead of West. That's one reason it will never happen.

The real battle isn't between Lakewood and the Clinic, it is between those who gain from the depopulation of Cuyahoga County and those who think cities like Lakewood are worth saving.

We don't have any allies and without allies its an impossible task.


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Re: Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

Postby Jim O'Bryan » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:06 am

Bill

The plans for what goes there span are you nuts to WTF?

I had one political figure telling me about the health/technology corridor? All I could think
of spanning Belle to St. Charles? Then I was told, no somrthing more like The Cleveland
Foundation, oh, where overpaid executives have used the largest financial foundation of its
type in the world to spend billions over decades to reduce Cleveland's population by 60%.
Hmmmmm LKWD? LAKE+ Wow, imagine Lakewood taxes with only 13,000 residents?

Current TV AD. From CLE to Phoenix non-stop! CLE to Daytona non-stop!
Well we used to be able to fly to Paris, and London non-stop.

You know, some of these ideas make a rec center or strip mall sound pretty nice.
Kind of like watching those hillbilly lottery winners when they smile and say,
"I'm getting me one of them LamBORGGINIES!"

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Re: Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

Postby Ryan Salo » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:41 pm

New Jersey has seen a lot of hospitals close. Interesting how many have been converted to private medical facilities. The state is even going to provide tax incentives. Seems like a dangerous path that just follows the money, oh wait, that's what we already have, isn't it? ;)

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Re: Indoor Waterpark at site of abandoned hospital?

Postby Glenn Palmer » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:36 pm

Wasn't there talk of the empty Spitzer location being developed into assisted living? I would be curious as to the reason that never went forward



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