In researching The Aragon Ballroom, we came across this before-and-after picture set of the odd design changes to the building now occupied by the Elk & Elk Metro branch office. We must have missed the “extensive design and review process in October 2012”, just as we missed this posting in late March of 2013. As a city, as a region, we need far higher design standards. In this instance, a minimalist approach would have done fine. An older building pressed into service as a billboard is just sad. This is on the north side of Brooklyn Centre. The original Brooklyn Centre/Brooklyn Township stretched all the way through Ohio City to the lake.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Four rehab projects in the works on W. 25th Street/Pearl Road in Clark Fulton and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods
New Elk & Elk Law Office, Aragon Ballroom and Masonic Temple Buildings have begun rehab construction and Ganley Auto opens insurance claim shop
Elk & Elk, the Cleveland injury law firm has begun work to rehabilitate the two story commercial building at 3350 W. 25th Street. The project went through an extensive design and review process in October 2012. The building ownership transferred in December and construction began this month.
The firm has operated in Ohio for nearly 50 years, is headquartered in Mayfield Heights and has offices throughout Ohio in Akron, Canton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown.
Total acquisition and construction costs are estimated at $500,000.
The Elk & Elk project is one of four recently started on the W. 25th Street/Pearl Road corridor. The building is located adjacent to the American Pride Car Wash and fronts MetroHealth Drive.
Elk & Elk Building, 3350 W. 25th Street before photo (above)
and final design renderings (below).
Other buildings under construction include the former Aragon Ballroom (3179 W. 25th) also located in the Clark Fulton neighborhood and the former Masonic Temple Building (3800-3808 Pearl Road) located in Brooklyn Centre. Ganley Auto Group has also recently opened an insurance claim repair shop following requests from auto insurance companies to locate a facility on the near west side.