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May 5th, 2023

New Lake Erie College student housing coming to Downtown Painesville's Square in August

PAINESVILLE- Developers are working to transform the former Lake Erie National and Chase Bank into new student housing.

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May 1, 2023

Officials hold groundbreaking for student housing on Painesville Square

PAINESVILLE- Officials recently showed off the latest progress in efforts to transform a historic Painesville Square bank into Lake Erie College student housing, with the first residents expected to arrive in August.


March 4, 2023

Public gets peek at renovation of historic property in Ashtabula

ASHTABULA — Area residents got a glimpse at the historic Castle Block property that has been completely renovated during the last two years.


January 24, 2023

Painesville to continue to focus on development projects in 2023

PAINESVILLE- Painesville city officials plan to continue advancing various building projects in 2023 while working to fill a remaining department head opening, bringing businesses to the city’s downtown and balancing its budget.


January 24, 2023

New Buildings Institute Annual Report Fiscal Years 2021 & 2022

Check out page 17 to read about how the Residences and Offices at the Agora is one of the first ever CIRRUS (low carbon) buildings!


December 20, 2022

Renew Partners awarded $5.4 million tax credit

PAINESVILLE — Renew Partners LLC, in conjunction with Marous Development and Sikora Law LLC, was awarded with a $5.4 million tax credit for the revitalization of downtown Painesville to the Grand River Corridor.


November 10, 2022

Cleveland's Agora Theater Project Becomes First To Tap New Green-
Financing Program

CLEVELAND — Renew Partners To Break Ground This Fall on The Residences and Offices at the Agora in Midtown.


October 19, 2022

$15.5 million renovation underway for Agora Theater complex

CLEVELAND — Nearly 50 market-rate apartments as well as renovated office and restaurant spaces are expected at the Agora Theater complex, thanks in part to recently secured financing for the more than $15 million project.

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July 01, 2022

Work underway on new hotel, Starbucks in Harpersfield

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP - Work on the new hotel and Starbucks at SPIRE Institute and Academy is in high gear.


December 25, 2021

Painesville builds toward a brighter future in 2022

The former Chase Bank Building will be renovated to construct student dormitories for Lake Erie College in downtown Painesville.


November 10, 2021

SPIRE breaks ground on hotel

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — The next step in an $85 million expansion project at SPIRE Institute and Academy got an official kick off Tuesday morning as ground was broken for a new hotel on the property.


January 15, 2021

Office property connected to Agora Theatre in Cleveland sold, new owners plan to add apartments

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The office building connected to the famous Agora Theatre in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood has new owners who plan to convert some of the rambling building into apartments.


November 14, 2019

Real estate firm to redevelop Victoria Place in Painesville

Renew Partners, a real estate developer based in Northeast Ohio, recently announced the purchase of the Victoria Place building complex in Downtown Painesville.


May 21, 2019

Developer to buy, renovate ex-Carlisle's building

ASHTABULA — A northeast Ohio developer plans to spend millions to turn the former Carlisle’s building into apartments, office and retail space.


December 31, 2018

Developers release plans for Ashtabula's historic Castle Block property

ASHTABULA — A local real estate developer plans to redevelop what’s known as the historic Castle Block property on Center Street, near Park Avenue.

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